Thursday, July 30, 2015

Menstruation and Islam, a little clarification on the subject.

I have seen some half truths being posted on some other blogs in the reusable menstrual products circle about the views on menstruation in Islam.
I am a Muslim woman. I am a reusable menstrual products advocate. And this little hobby blog may not make much noise but at least there will be something out there in the subject!

There are rules for Muslim women when it comes to our periods. Lets start with prayer. Typically we pray 5 times a day. And it's not just sitting and praying silently. It's much more physical. Standing, bowing half down, all the way to the floor, back up again multiple times at each prayer.
Many women already struggle with fatigue during their periods and other physical symptoms on our body.
Because of this reason we are exempt from prayer. But not for the reasons I keep reading elsewhere, that we are considered unclean.

Same with fasting. A woman's body is already going through a lot so we are exempt from putting it through the added stress of no food or drink from sunrise to sunset!
This ruling applies to women with post partum bleeding too for the same reasons.
Not because we are viewed as "unclean" or "impure", but as a mercy for us. Our bodies are already undergoing enough physically!

These are just a few of the misconceptions I have read a few times.
Feel free to ask me any other questions.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

"Posh Pits" by My Posh Nest review!

I would like to start our with a disclaimer. I did not receive anything for this review. This is just me sharing my honest opinion of a product I purchased.

I have been searching for an all natural option for deodorant that worked for me for a while now!
Store bought commercial brands are antiperspirants that container aluminum I would rather avoid!

I discovered My Posh Nest Facebook page and checked out her etsy shop.
She has three options for scents, I went with lavender and wild orange.

The deodorant is all natural, phthalate, paraben and aluminum free. Made from organic coconut oil, Shea butter, beeswax, arrowroot powder. And kaolin clay, vitamin e., essential oils and love. Love is actually listed in the ingredients on the label which I thought was really cute!

I got it pretty quickly after ordering. The day before I was having a yard sale, so day two I was able to put it to the ultimate test!

It has a beautiful sticker label, easy to use twist up tube packaging. Very convenient.
It is a little more firm and doesn't glide on as easy as commercial brands, but not too difficult. Nice natural scent, not too over powering.

Day two, I put it to work! For those of you who don't know, I am a Muslim woman. I cover all my body but my hands and face. So that fact, combined with being outside in very warm weather chasing my kiddos around I became very sweaty!
But my Post Pits deodorant did its job, held up nicely! Not stink by the end of the day.

I have since purchased another order of Posh Pits from her, and will continue to be a repeat customer.

Check out all her products. From deodorant to bath bombs to really neat diffuser necklaces!
And check her out on Facebook!