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Periods: Why Shouldn't They Be Gentle?

Let's talk periods. A topic often shrouded in secrecy, whispered about, and met with a resigned sigh or groan.

Herbal hormonal support

Why? Because for far too long, periods have been synonymous with discomfort,

pain, and a general feeling of "ugh”. They are something to get through. But here's the thing: periods don't have to be this way. It's normalised to expect crippling cramps, uncomfortable bloating, and mood swings that leave you feeling emotionally unpredictable. But what if we challenged these expectations? What if your period could be easier and gentler?

Why the Stigma?

There are many reasons why periods have a bad rap. Consider only that menstrual blood has

long been considered as “dirty”. Influenced by a mix of superstition, religious beliefs, and

cultural practices related to purity in all major religions from Christianity, and Judaism to

Buddhism and Hinduism, women are deemed as unclean during their periods. In Hinduism, they are barred from entering temples when menstruating. It was thought a woman should never step foot on a newly sown field, for fear she would spoil the earth and ruin the harvest. Laughable, when women embody fertility and harvest through the cyclical ebb and flow of their fertility and menstruation.

Luckily, women farmers, gardeners and more have successfully proven we do not spoil a harvest. These enduring societal taboos, historical and religious legacies combined with a lack of open communication, and the misconception that pain is just part of the deal – something we must bear (also a religious legacy) - all contribute to the idea that periods are to be endured, not embraced.

The Truth and The New Narrative

However, the truth is that your body and hormones are an incredible symphony, and your

period is a natural, healthy process. It's a sign of your body's amazing ability to create life.

Shouldn't that be celebrated, not cursed? Hilary and I believe every woman deserves a gentle period experience. That's why we created The SABI and our latest blend: The Gentle Period Herbata – an infusion and natural herbal blend of powerful botanicals designed to ease discomfort, support hormonal balance, and help you feel the best version of yourself throughout your cycle.

Unlike pain relievers that only target specific symptoms, herbal infusions work with your body's natural rhythms. By supporting hormonal balance, they may help ease a variety of discomforts,

including cramps, bloating, mood balancing and pain prevention through anti-inflammatory,

diuretic, nervine and adaptogenic properties we’ve harnessed in our unique blends.

Gentle Period

Natural Time of Rest

Your period will likely come (unless you are irregular, pregnant or menopausal) whether you

fight against the natural flow or embrace it. So why not work with your body and get in the

highest possible alignment with your cycle? Hormones and energy dip with menstruation,

offering us a natural opportunity to go slow and check-in. We like the perspective that our cycle

is a moment to pause. It's a reminder to listen to your body, prioritise self-care, and create a

period experience that feels good for you.

We love the magic of herbs for women’s health and how making a cup of herbal tea becomes a

self-care ritual during your cycle. The act of steeping the herbs, inhaling the calming aromas,

and sipping mindfully can be a moment of relaxation and self-love. As your hormones and energy lull with your period, take the opportunity to slow down and connect with yourself, and notice what's happening in your body and mind with compassion.

Pause, breathe, and reflect on how you can best support yourself during this natural time of rest.

With Love,

Anna & Hilary

Co-Founders of The SABI

Hilary and Anna from The Sabi

Join the Movement for Gentle Periods:

We are rewriting the narrative around periods, creating a space for open conversation and

shared experiences; reclaiming our cycles and embracing them as a time of reflection, body

awareness, acceptance and strength, not suffering.

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Created as a brand to help women navigate the toughest moments in pregnancy, childbirth,

postpartum — and practically every stage of life –– The SABI aims to change the narrative

around our hormones from one of taboo, embarrassment, and loneliness to awareness and

pride. As more than a wellness brand, The SABI offers a carefully crafted line of products to

carry you through your hormonal journey, including rituals, supportive tools, and ancient herbal

remedies that have been tested time and time again by women and now come backed by

medicine. The SABI is a blend of science and nature conceived by women who have

experienced the joys and deep struggles of bringing a child into the world, the pains of a heavy,

difficult period, miscarriage, and difficulty conceiving.

We offer you an invitation to get to know your body and its cycles better –– an invitation to

understand what is going on inside. Learn to use your hormonal cycle to your advantage no

matter your stage of life, and know that you can support and balance your hormone levels. Look for the right sources of information. Know that there is help, and know that you’re supported.


The SABI blog and articles are not meant to instruct or advise on medical or health conditions

but to inform. The information and opinions presented here do not substitute professional

medical advice or consultations with healthcare professionals for your unique situation.


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