We talk a lot about self-care here on the blog and getting your period each month warrants you every right to hone in on what your body needs.
Because as we know, no two days, hours, minutes or seconds are the same during the first couple of days of your period. There are a number of things you can do to help yourself feel better and one of them is to give yourself a little period self-care gift.
So today, I am going to share a few of our favorite period self-care gifts that any woman would be grateful for during that time of the month. Open a separate tab on your and be ready to take notes!
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Gone are the days when women rarely talk about their periods. Listen, it sucks, but it’s a natural part of life!
And we’re here to help make that time of the month just a little bit easier, starting with Cora’s gentle warming patch that helps soothe period cramps.
The heating patch comes in a convenient, single-use pack that you can throw in your purse or desk drawer when cramps strike. The unique blend of ingredients helps to increase blood flow and provide relief from muscle tension.
Made with plant-powered ingredients like raspberry leaf, dandelion root, and cramp bark, their heat relief patches are a holistic way to help ease period cramps and are a great self-care period box idea for yourself or your friend.
Raspberry leaf is known for its ability to help tone the uterus, while dandelion root is a natural diuretic that can help reduce water retention and bloating. Cramp bark is an herb that has been used for centuries to relieve muscle tension and pain.
You can back to a couple of months ago and discover that I’ve already mentioned these vitamins before. If you want to know how to feel better during your period, take these vitamins before, during, and after your period and you’ll experience fewer PMS symptoms.
Flo vitamins are specifically designed for women to help with period-related symptoms. The vitamins are packed with nutrients like magnesium, vitamin B6, and omega-3 fatty acids that have all been shown to help relieve PMS symptoms.
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I’ve been using them since December 2020 and the taste is one of the reasons why I continue to purchase them. They taste like raspberry and strawberry juice, which is a huge plus in my opinion.
How to use: Take 2 Flo vitamins per day before, during, and after your period.
Think pads but better. I’m not a huge fan of pads and I know a lot of women feel the same way. Enter: THINX period underwear. These should be on that list titled, “what to buy your girl on her period.”
THINX period panties are leak-proof, absorbent, and comfortable– making them the perfect alternative to pads and tampons. The underwear comes in a variety of styles and colors to switch up during that time of the month.
I found cotton briefs during one of those days when I couldn’t find a tampon insight. I drove to my local CVS only to find these period underwear catch my eye. I bought them on a whim and I’m so glad I did!
They were super comfortable and I didn’t have to worry about leaks. Plus, they come in handy if you don’t have access to a bathroom or if you’re traveling.
The best part about period underwear is that it can be worn over and over again. Simply wash them in cold water with mild detergent and air dry.
How to use: Wear THINX period underwear as you would any other type of underwear.
If you’re looking for a more holistic way to relieve period cramps, try raspberry leaf tea. Every month I make sure to stock up on Yogi’s raspberry leaf tea bags because this tea paired with some crystallized ginger always helps me feel better.
Raspberry leaf tea is known for its ability to help tone the uterus, which can in turn help reduce cramps. The tea also contains magnesium, which has been shown to help relax muscles and relieve pain.
Raspberry leaf is a natural herb that has been used for centuries to help ease muscle tension and pain. The tea is available in loose-leaf or bagged form and can be found at most health food stores.
How to use: Steep 1–2 teaspoons of raspberry leaf in 8 ounces of hot water for 5-10 minutes. Add honey or lemon to taste.
These biodegradable bags come in handy during that time of the month. I discovered these on Amazon and they are some of the smartest period products I’ve ever seen.
When it’s time to dispose of your tampons, you just discard them into this bag, seal and conceal it and place it into a near trash can. No more having to search for toilet paper or tissue to disguise your used products!
One important aspect that I can’t forget to mention is that these bags are eco-friendly. Each bag will fully decompose in just 6-12 weeks, which is music to any environmentalist’s ears.
How to use: Place used tampons into the bag, seal them, and dispose of them in a nearby trash can.
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Honeypot offers a variety of period and self-care products, but my personal favorite is their sensitive line of hygiene natural wash, wipes, and pads.
The wash is made with ingredients like chamomile and lavender, which work to soothe the skin. The wipes are also infused with lavender oil and aloe vera, which help to cleanse and refresh the skin.
Most recently, I discovered some difficulty getting my hands on their natural wash product in Target but not to worry, I found some over on Amazon. I recommend trying any of their products but if your skin is sensitive too, I suggest going with their sensitive line.
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These products would be great for period basket ideas for self-care because they are soothing, comfortable, and eco-friendly. The products are also great for helping to reduce cramps and pain, and they come in handy when you don’t have access to a bathroom.
Period self-care is so important, and these products are just a few of the many that can help make that time of the month a little bit easier. Whether you’re looking for some soothing tea, absorbent underwear, or biodegradable bags, there’s something here for everyone.
So be sure to stock up and pamper yourself (or your loved ones) the next time Aunt Flo comes to town.