Creating a first moon basket (or period basket if you prefer) as a gift for you daughter’s first period can help ease her into this new phase in the spirit of celebration and connection.
No matter how well we have prepared our daughters for this day, they will experience an array of emotions. For most of them this day feels Big! Greeting them with a celebration is a great way to honor and embrace this change in their life; creating a moon basket is a great component of the celebration. A moon basket is a surprising element that can set the tone of self-care and an honoring or awareness around their cycle.
There is no right or wrong way to make a moon basket for you daughter. To get your own creative juices going here are some ideas of things you may want to include.
A beautiful basket/container
Menstrual supplies (pads/tampons/cup/undies)
Bath Salts (Making your own is simple and less expensive! Not to mention you can assure that they help and don’t harm her new flowing hormones: you can simply get epsom salt and add a drop of essential oil per handful of salt and put it in a fancy jar)
A special necklace (with a red stone/theme)
A special tea mixture and tea cup
Red candle, Red stone, Red scarf etc.
A new book
A love letter or card
No matter what you include she will be surprised and grateful for the extra love and attention.
Mom’s have you made a first moon basket or are planning on it? I would love to know what you included and how your daughter received it!