Saturday 29 April 2017

My period heroes

When it comes to getting through my period, there are a few products and other things I rely on to make it just that little bit easier. Because my periods genuinely are horrendous, no matter what type of birth control I'm on, and it sucks. If you've found some amazing period hacks and heroes then please let me know in the comments!

I've started using cloth pads recently; my favourites are from Silly Panda but I also love the ones that Earthwise Girls do, and you can get so many different ones on Etsy. They're such a genius idea and so much better for the planet. They're comfy to wear, allow your body to breathe AND you can get really cute designs. 10/10 would recommend.

Something I always have on hand when I'm on my period is hands sanitiser - just so my hands feel extra clean after I've been to the toilet etc, especially as I'm allergic to a lot of the hand soaps they use at restaurants, shopping centres etc. The Bath & Body Works ones are my favourite, but I love the Merci Handy and Carex ones too!

I really love the SASS products, and their Intimate Refreshing Mist* is amazing for making me feel fresh - even though I know I don't actually smell, this definitely puts my mind at ease and just makes me feel better. On that note, I take deodorant everywhere with me when I'm on my period as I find I actually sweat more. Lovely.

Heat pads come in really handy, too; the Wilkos ones I'm using right now are CRAP but the ones you can buy in Morrisons are fab. I don't know how they work in terms of science but you stick them to the back of your jumper or t-shirt and they stay hot for hours. A life-saver if you suffer from cramps or back pain on your period and don't want to lug a hot water bottle to the shops/uni/work with you.

The MyLivia tens machine is amazing for period pain; it's compact and easy to travel with, and to wear when you're out and about. Plus it genuinely works, and comes in all sorts of nice colours. It's just a great product; it is pricey but if you struggle with bad cramps, I'd recommend it!

Another product I love to have on hand are Fab Little Bags, which I forgot to photograph (doh) - if I happen to be using disposable pads, or tampons, these are perfect for getting rid of them in an easy manner.

A good bath is key for period relaxation, and a nap helps too. It's all about finding what works for you and doing it; I find pick n mix and Pepsi (as well as Feminax or co-codamol) work a treat for me.


  1. I really want to try using cloth pads, or the special period pants you can buy! At the mo I'm using cotton pads because they're better for the environment (and your vagine!). Chocolate and time spent snuggled up in bed with a book do wonders for me

    Steph -

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