Warning: This idea may cause you to turn up your nose and call me a dirty hippy. Hit me with your best shot!
If you are one of the many women switching to natural menstrual solutions you probably are quickly learning to make friends with your blood. You know, rather then run from it screamin' like a 5th grade boy like society teaches. So what I am about to propose may still sound a little on the crunchy side, but well, if I recall correctly I did actually learn this trick from a seasoned hippy lady named "Rah". Rah told me a story about tribal women who used to have their periods in a tent together bleeding on moss, and were considered prophets during that time. I have no idea if this is true and I don't want to bleed in a tent full of prophetic women on their rag -but what she mentioned next really stuck with me "you could use the blood on plants rather then flushing it down the drain." Honestly the super DIY gardener in me was like *wowsers* and I decided to give it a try. Now this is not for those of you who use disposable sanitary products, but for those grrrls who use the Diva Cup and Glad Rags- you can easily test this fertile hypothesis. Many natural fertilizers are made from bone meal and decay, and your period is a great source for similar nutrients. I have used this method on occasion with my house plants and I swear that is why they stay super healthy and continue to grow without any other fertilizer or change of dirt. When I stopped adding this to my plants, they didn't grow as well. So, would you try this on your house plants? Have you already done this before?