While most of us are clutching onto our plastic straws and whinging about the plastic bag ban, Lucy Peach is recycling her period blood.
Yep, the feminist folk-pop singer songwriter has been diluting her period blood with water, and then using it to fertilise the lemon tree in her backyard.
Peach AKA The Period Preacher shared a photo of her homemade fertiliser on Instagram earlier this week.
Speaking to Mamamia, Peach explained that she often uses reusable pads which she rinses out to use again. She then pours the leftover water in her garden.
“This is really easy to do if you use reusable pads because you soak them in water anyway,” she explains. “When I rinse out my reusable pads or Thinx pants I use a bucket with cold water and my hands to squeeze the blood from the fabric, noticing the colour gradient changing in the water.”
The performer said the idea to use it in her garden came to her one day as she was just about to tip it down the sink.
“‘This is useful,’ I thought and started pouring it on the gooseberry bush which has bloomed prolifically in appreciation and I have to prune it regularly.”