Period Products You Need

I’ve got an obsession with having perfect periods. I know you might think this sounds a) impossible and b) not something many people care to put energy into considering it’s only a couple days out of your month. So wrong! Ever since I got my first period, I’ve never skipped a beat and it's always been something I enjoy chatting about openly with friends. I’ve had ample time to figure out what I like and don’t like, what I can control and what I can’t control in order for the experience to be as pleasant as one might hope. Ok and maybe love talking about topics that scare other people off so if you’re still here, you’re a real one.

When I say I am the period queen, I mean it. I know every trick, every hack, every product. Yes, even menstrual cups! We’ll get there but if you’re only here for that, I have an entire IGTV about my experience with the saalt soft. You can watch it here. 

This blog post rounds up my favourite period care items from each category. You name it, I’ve got it. I’m also always on the look out for new things so if you think I missed anything I need to try, leave a comment below and I'll be glad to look into it. 

HEATING PILLOW

If you get cramps and don’t have a heating pad, I don’t know how you’re still with us. My heating pillow saves my life and I just recently got a new one from Amazon after my beloved pharmacy brand version departed us after so many years. But can’t complain cause this one is absolutely amazing and has so many new features.

Direct heat is my #1 saviour when it comes to period cramps. It's easy, quick, natural and effective for pain relief which is why it's the first thing I reach for as soon as my period begins. The only drawback is that it's not the MOST convenient if you have a busy day and have to be out of the house... but we don't have to worry about that for awhile. Sorry, I had to. 

Speaking of being on the move, this heating pad actually comes with a super convenient dust bag that I use to store it when I'm not using it but would make the pillow easy to pack if you were travelling. 

MENSTRUAL CUP

I was a menstrual cup convert from the day I found out what the heck it was. The exact cup I currently use is the Small Saalt Soft Cup. They not only make an amazing product, they give back to women and girls in need in developing countries.

​A menstrual cup could mean the difference between life and death for girls trying to get an education. In some places, no period care = no education, no job, no money. You can shop their entire selection here + learn more about their global mission as well.

Here's my IGTV link with all of the deets, one more time for the people in the back. 

ORGANIC COTTON PADS

Although I love my menstrual cup, I was on a mission to find a good brand of organic pads. But just like anything related to period health there’s very little information and you have to dig. However, I finally found an affordable organic cotton pad company called La Vie. I put their pads to the test last month and can confirm I had ZERO leaks with the same wear time as with traditional non-organic brands. I'm super happy! 

​You can shop them here.

ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS

In keeping with the natural theme of the products I'm recommending, I'll quickly introduce you to my newest period care game-changer - essential oils, I've casually dabbled in essential oils in the past but limited my use for them to diffusers. This time, I took it a step further and purchased my very own Pocket Farmacy by Saje Wellness.

This adorable set includes 5 of their most popular and useful essential oil blends for different needs: headaches, stress release, pain relief, immunity + digestion aid. When you think about it, those are all things that you might need help with in terms of symptom relief on or around your period. It comes in a convenient travel case so that you have can have all of these roll-on blends within easy reach even if you're out and about. Love! 
So there you have it, the details on the complete task force I deploy every month to keep my sanity and stay well. You can check out all of these amazing products IRL (ish) right here. 

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