بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
AS-SALAAMU ‘ALAIKUM SWEET, SWEET SISTERS!!!
I have always been old-fashioned. I’ve just always like the old-school way of doing everything. It just FEELS Right. I used to love “LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE” and how simple life was back then. Now, I know it was A LOT different for us back then because we were slaves, but generally, life was much more NATURAL and well, simple.
When my son was born in 2002, I used cloth diapers, just because I thought it was healthier and better for him. So, when I heard about using cloth sanitary napkins, naturally, it piqued my interest.
Now, don’t think I’m not old enough to remember cloth sanitary napkins with the cumbersome belts and whatnot. I remember them, but right before my first period came, an unmarked brown box arrived in the mail. Its contents were a sampling of disposable sanitary napkins. That was the beginning of them as far as I know. So, I guess, Allah Blessed me before I even knew Whom He Was. (He Knew And Loved Me 🙂 )
So, now, even though I have the choice to use disposable pads, I’ve decided to go back to cloth. Not because I’m concerned about the environment or anything. I know that Allah (God) is going to destroy the ones (devil Caucasians) who have destroyed the Earth and return it and us to our former states. I just think that they are better for me. Not to mention cheaper.
I was going to purchase some from this website I heard about, but they are $10.00 for one. And everytime I got low, I would think, “I can buy a package of 50 for that price!” So, I never got around to buying any.
But, this month, I got real low and I was praying that my period wouldn’t come before I got my check. Or that the five I had left would last until I did. Now, keep in mind that for the past 15 years, I was on medication that stopped my period. So from 1999 until 2014, I didn’t even have a period. So, when I started getting my period again (after I stopped taking the medication), I really hated having to spend that money on pads.
Which is why, I guess, I was, subconsciously and admittedly ignorantly, refusing to restock. As a matter of fact, my reluctance turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
My period came last night, and I hoped I would have enough pads until my check comes tomorrow. I was wrong. So, as I’m thinking of solutions to my dilemma, I had in the back of my mind, the idea to just make my own. I had heard of other Sisters making their own (I had actually been thinking about making some for a while but didn’t know how and didn’t have the nerve to try extemporaneously). So, Our Most Merciful and Beneficent Saviour, Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom Praises are due forever, in His Infinite Wisdom and Mercy, placed in my mind the thought to look on YouTube!
I did and this was the first video I found. Of course, I didn’t have money to go buy material or any of the stuff she used, or I would have just bought some pads. But I was able to use some old knit workout pants (I used them because they were white. White cotton is the best fabric to put near such a sensitive area. That goes for panties too, Sisters), and some padded material that is really thick (I just doubled it) and you know I didn’t have any snaps or velcro (my druthers), so I just so-called “nigga-rigged” it with a safety pin.
I had not planned on taking pictures or anything at all. The whole time I was making them, I was thinking, “Nobody’s going to see them.” But, I should have known better. Allah was telling me to do my best. But I didn’t. I could have made them more aesthetically pleasing, but I forgot I write a blog. 😛
Anyway, they came out okay enough for me to photograph, so you can get an idea and see that they don’t have to be picture perfect. Just as long as they are like Big Daddy Kane and “Get the Job Done.” 😉
Well, I was going to just finish my disposable pads, but Allah Told me to put on one I had made, and Sisters, when I tell you how soft and comfortable it feels, you will not believe me. It feels so natural! I’m never wearing paper again.
Finally, I KNOW I don’t have to tell you not to wear tampons. THEY TELL YOU ON THE BOX YOU CAN GET A DISEASE THAT WILL KILL YOU. You would be a fool to still wear them. Show the Greatest Intelligence At All Times!
*Note – there are other videos on YT that might give you more ideas and simplify it, for instance, if you don’t have sewing pins, you can just trace the pattern onto your material with a marker. No one’s going to see it anyway, right? 😉 Riiiiiiight…………
And now, that I see how easy they are to make, I can take the money I was going to use to buy pads and just buy stuff to make more pads, then I’ll NEVER have to spend money on pads again! Well, at least not for a long time…… Can you imagine the money you’ll save making your own? My Sister has FOUR DAUGHTERS. Need I say more???
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It’s almost my time of the month, and I just thought about something I used to HATE that I didn’t even realize I wouldn’t have to do, once I started making my own pads!
Every month, when it was almost time for my period, I would wear a pad to keep from soiling my panties and possibly embarrassing myself in the public. And, I used to get soooooo angry when I would have to throw away a wasted pad.
Well, now, if it doesn’t come, I can just wash it out and no money wasted!
I know, I’m frugal. But quality disposable pads are expensive.
Al Hamdulillah! All Praise is due to Allah!
I don’t have that problem anymore.