A mum revealed drinking menstrual blood is the secret to wellbeingJanuary 25, 2022
Mother claims drinking her own menstrual blood and dabbing it on her face has improved her overall health and skin because it’s ‘pure medicine’
- A mother revealed she collects and uses her period blood to boost her health
- Jasmine Alicia Carter, 30, will paint, drink, and observe her menstrual blood
- She claims women can use their own menstrual blood as ‘pure medicine’
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.
Jasmine Alicia Carter has encouraged woman to drink their own period blood after claiming the practice can boost health
Jasmine is a sacred women empowerment mentor who helps women understand their menstrual cycles
The painter uses her own menstrual blood to create art and revealed that she mixes it with water to create different tones
‘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.’
Jasmine claims menstrual blood is highly packed with all the nutrients that women need, such as protein, iron, copper and selenium
Jasmine reveals that, after becoming attuned with her periods, her blood is so ‘clean’ and that she no longer has to use a strainer and can paint with it immediately
Although Jasmine has never suffered from skin problems, she claims applying menstrual blood to her face has improved it
‘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.’
Jasmine Alicia Carter, with husband Suriya and son Rav. Jasmine’s husband is supportive of her love of menstrual blood
Jasmine wearing a period blood facemask. The mother revealed it felt ‘natural’ to apply it to her face for the first time
The painter says that applying her fresh menstrual blood as a facemask and creating ‘period paintings’ with her blood has improved her spiritual and physical health
‘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.’
Jasmine’s husband, Suriya, is used to seeing his wife walk around the house with a menstrual blood face mask. Pictured: the couple holding Jasmine’s blood
Jasmine ‘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 advises that women with bad diets will have nutrient poor period blood, and those wanting to drink their own should monitor their menstrual blood closely
‘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.’
Jasmine says: ‘I don’t expect everyone to be obsessed with their period blood the way I am. But I do encourage women to collect and observe their menstrual blood to see what it can tell them about their health.’
The artist describes using her own period blood to create her own art as ‘a really beautiful practice’
Jasmine knows not all women would be comfortable drinking their own menstrual blood but encourages them to try painting with it
The menstrual coach revealed that ancient women would squat down and give their period blood to the earth to connect themselves to nature and encourages modern women to rid themselves of period shame
To drink her own period blood, Jasmine’s process entails squatting on the toilet, removing her menstrual cup and taking a sip
Jasmine describes period blood as containing regenerative stem cells and having antimicrobial as well as detoxifying properties
‘You can get a real sense of your wellbeing through the colour and consistency of your blood.’
‘I also encourage women to give their period back to nature and feel that connection with the earth. Your menstrual blood is an incredible fertilizer to give back to plants.’
‘In the past, women would squat down and give their period blood to the earth to connect themselves to nature. Before women were taught to feel ashamed of our periods, ancient cultures were aware of the womb’s wisdom.’
‘I also love creating paintings with my period blood. It’s a really beautiful practice.’
Since sharing her beliefs, Jasmine has found an ‘amazing’ community of women who understand and support her message. Pictured applying her period as a face mask
The mother will sometimes receive hateful comments for her work and trolls have told her that what she does is gory
Jasmine claims that being in tune with with her menstrual blood and body allows her to know exactly how to drink
Jasmine pictured with one of her period blood paintings. She describes the subject of period blood as a passion
Jasmine describes menstrual blood as ‘pure medicine’ and reveals that if you can collect you period blood, there are so many things you can do with it—including face masks
‘I used to have to strain my menstrual blood beforehand or mix it with a blender to make it into something to paint.’
IS IT SAFE TO DRINK YOUR OWN MENSTRUAL BLOOD?
Menstrual blood is slightly different from regular blood that travels through the body and contains less blood cells.
During a woman’s period, menstrual blood will contain mucus lining, bacteria, and uterine tissue.
When drinking any blood, if it’s disease-free, a small amount will not cause damage. But consuming more than a few teaspoons puts you at risk of iron overload, a potentially deadly condition called hemachromotosis.
Hemochromatosis is a condition that sees too much iron build up which the body cannot rid itself of, putting pressure on organs that can lead to permanent damage, or death.
If drinking another person’s blood, a danger posed is through potential bloodbourne pathogens (like HIV).
‘But after becoming attuned with my periods, my blood is so clean now that I can paint with it immediately and just dilute it with water for different tones.’
Jasmine used to work as a waitress before finding her calling as a mentor coaching women on the innate power of their menstrual cycles.
Jasmine – who is the creator of the Sacress Menstrual Cup and founder of the Menstrual Art Movement – recalls: ‘My passion and love for my period became a business and I’m so proud of that. Periods are my life.’
‘I put myself out there because I want other women to find peace with their menstrual cycle and their bodies too.’
‘I used to get a lot of hateful comments for my work and trolls have told me that what I do is gory. I find this suggestion crazy as it’s just my period blood!’
‘But since then, I have found the most amazing community of women who understand and support my message.’
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