Whilst our monthly bleed can be a magical reminder of our body’s power and innate ability to grow and support us like clockwork, it can also be bloody painful, period. Whether you experience periods regularly or not, the pain and symptoms that come with this time of the month can still take us by surprise as we cradle a hot water bottle and cry our way through a Domino’s. It might feel a little stereotypical but there really is nothing a hot bath and pizza can’t fix.
10% of women note that their period pains are so bad that they’re unable to carry out their usual daily activities on one to three days every month.
When you’re short on cheesy carbs and the comfort of bubbles galore, it’s always wise to have a few go-to products and practices in your repertoire that can minimise pain, reduce anxiety around your period and generally help you feel as ‘you’ as possible. 10% of women note that their period pains are so bad that they’re unable to carry out their usual daily activities on one to three days every month, making products like period patches, CBD oil and portable mini hot water bottles our holy grail flow essentials.
Transforming your home environment into a sanctuary of calm is a surprisingly easy step you can take to tackle your time of the month and can help you dread this period (literally) less. Whether it be with an essential oil diffuser, lavender sleep sprays or using a giant, wearable hot water bottle (yes it really is as good as it sounds), treating yourself with a little extra loving care when you’re in pain is basic yet often undervalued self care.
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