The Candle You Need To Light Every Time Aunt Flo Is In Town

Say hello to the period candle.

The Candle You Need To Light Every Time Aunt Flo Is In Town
Courtesy of On Our Moon.

When it comes to that time of the month, we search for practically any and all forms of healing. From tea to Advil to stuffing our faces with chocolate, we have found a few tricks that can help make us feel better (at least temporarily). One practice that we should now add to our rotation? The Ritual — a candle from On Our Moons that promotes not only relaxation with its amazing blend of sandalwood, tobacco, rose, and patchouli, but also asks you to take a moment to reflect.

In fact, the candle is meant to be a "conscious conversation starter." After lighting The Ritual, you are encouraged to connect with yourself and your body to question your relationship to what cycles mean to you. "The candle poses a question, not a solution," said On Our Moon founder Alexandra D'amour. "It won’t cure your menstrual cramps or provide you with magical answers. The candle doesn’t have the answers, I don’t have the answers. But I know you do."

The Candle You Need To Light Every Time Aunt Flo Is In Town
Courtesy of On Our Moon.

"Your body is a sacred home that carries your secrets, and my hope is that whether you use a period candle or not, that you feel empowered to openly discuss and explore those secrets," shared D'amour. "Our bodies are our soul’s messengers, constantly asking for our attention so we can heal our deepest depths. And addressing the menstrual cycle, the womb, is as deep as it goes."

So if you want to add a new, introspective aspect to your monthly self-care routine, why not try out The Ritual? Plus, 10% of profits from candle sales go towards #HappyPeriod, which help provides menstrual kits to anyone with a period that is low-income, homeless, or living in poverty. So next cycle, you can help out both yourself and your fellow people who bleed.

I am Lonny's Senior Associate Editor. You can find me writing about interior tips, scouting out the coolest new spots, and rallying behind amazing female entrepreneurs. You can reach me at shelby.wax@livingly.com or on Instagram @shelbywax.
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