A woman who drinks her own period blood has claimed that consuming it improves her health and wellbeing.
Jasmine Alicia Carter, 30, from Barcelona, also says that applying her fresh menstrual blood as a facemask and creating ‘period paintings’ with her blood has improved her spiritual and physical health.
The mother-of-one is a Sacred Woman’s Empowerment Mentor who helps and coaches women ‘to understand and reclaim the inherent sacredness that lies within their entire menstrual cycle.’
‘Understanding and reclaiming my period has given me a whole new appreciation for myself and for women,’ she said.
‘We are here because of our vaginas and our blood and women don’t take enough credit for that.’
‘Instead, throughout time, women have been taught to feel ashamed of our periods.’
‘If you look at tampons and sanitary pads, they’re floral scented and full of chemicals to hide our blood and compromise the natural functioning of our periods.
‘But in reality, your menstrual blood is highly packed with all the nutrients that we need.’
‘It’s rich with protein, iron, copper, selenium which many women are so depleted of. It contains regenerative stem cells and it has antimicrobial as well as detoxifying properties.’
‘Your menstrual blood is pure medicine. If you can collect you period blood, there are so many things you can do with it and ways it can benefit your health and wellbeing.’
‘When I drink my period blood, I will usually squat on the toilet, remove my menstrual cup and take a sip. I’m so connected to my body that I know exactly how much blood to drink.’
‘Sometimes it’s just a sip and sometimes it’s a whole menstrual cup because I need more nutrients.’
‘In regards to drinking your period blood, there is a disclaimer that you need to be in good health to drink it.’
‘Your period blood won’t as good if you’re eating junk food everyday for example because your nutrients will be poor. But when you’re in tune with your period, then you know how much you need to drink and can feel the benefits.’
Jasmine, who lives with her husband Suriya and their 2-year-old son Rav, also regularly uses ‘period face masks’ as part of her skincare routine.
She says: ‘Your menstrual blood is great for skincare too and I love period face masks. When I first put my fresh menstrual blood on my face, it felt so natural. The feeling is very refreshing and cooling on the skin.’
‘Now I just go around our house with my period face mask on my face and my husband is so used to it. Although I’ve never had major skin issues, I can definitely feel that my skin looks at its best now because of these face masks.’
Jasmine understands that not all women may feel immediately comfortable drinking their menstrual blood or applying it to their face.
But she says there are other ways women can learn to understand and embrace their periods – through painting with it and giving their menstrual blood back to the earth as a natural fertiliser.’