When it comes to that time of the month, there's nothing worse than the uncomfortable feeling of cramping, tension and bloating. In this next blog I share the best ways to naturally relieve period-related stress and discomfort.
Worrying about not feeling your best at that time of the month can be time consuming and annoying when you're busy trying to just get on with everyday life. Luckily with the help of some great natural supplements and feminine hygiene products, finding relief is easy and comes without the worry about what you're putting on your body. Physical and emotional symptoms of PMS and your period itself can have a significant impact on your day to day life, and can include feeling unwell, bloated, irritable or just plain lousy. These natural products may help make the time pass so smoothly, you'll forget your period ever happened.
Fusion Health Vitex
The Fusion Health Vitex $18.95 is based on Chinese herbal medicine, they are Chaste Tree supplements, also known as Vitex, which are traditionally used to assist in regulating the menstrual cycle and heavy or shortened periods. The can also assist in the management of mild to moderate acne.
If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Always read the label. Use only as directed.
Natural supplements to relieve period symptoms
Ethical Nutrients Hi-Strength Evening Primrose Oil
The Ethical Nutrients Hi-Strength Evening Primrose Oil Contains Omega-6 Fatty Acids and may help reduce the symptoms of PMS, provide relief of menstrual pain and cramps, as well as assiting in the improvement of general wellbeing. Find out more about the benefits of evening primrose oil here.
Always read the label and use only as directed. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.
Ethical Nutrients Ginseng 5 Exhaustion Relief
If you're prone to feeling exhausted around the time of your period, the daily Ethical Nutrients Ginseng 5 Exhaustion Relief tablets may help to improve concentration, alertness and physical performance. This containing Siberian Ginseng, known to naturally boost energy levels.
Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.
Pukka Tea Womankind
Designed to bring balance to women. The Pukka Tea Womankind works to nourish and calm the entire body. This Certified Organic and naturally caffeine free tea is filled with a blend of natural ingredients, including delicious Cranberries, Rose, Chamomile, Licorice Root and Shatavari, and each tea bag is completely biodegradable. Uplifting and energising, this ethically sourced, vegan, wheat free and gluten free tea is the perfect sweet treat for women, mixed with the smooth taste of vanilla to restore balance and promote relaxation.
The best essential oils for period relief
ECO. AROMA Women's Blend
A soothing essential oil blend, the ECO. AROMA Women's Blend contains Lavender, Cedarwood and Geranium and has been crafted specifically to for women during that time of the month. This calming blend balances and harmonises both mind and body, providing uplifting aromatherapy. This Australian made, vegan formula provides calming support, and is also available in a handy rollerball size. Add a few drops to a body lotion, oil vaporiser or diffuser to take in the aromatherapeutic benefits.
Little Innoscents Geranium Essential Oil
The Little Innoscents Geranium Essential Oil is ideal for the calming and relaxing properties of the delicate Geranium scent help uplift the mind and body during this time of the month. Add to an oil diffuser, bath water or a homemade facial spritz.
How Magnesium can help with your period
Elektra Magnesium Mineral Salt Flakes
There's nothing more relaxing than a warm bath to ease discomfort, and adding Magnesium Flakes goes a long way to helping tension slip away. One cup of Elektra Magnesium Flakes added to the bath helps to detoxify the body and provide Magnesium to relax muscles.
Elektra Magnesium Cream Citrus
Magnesium is also known to aid cramps and soreness, so the Elektra Magnesium Cream in Citrus is ideal to provide soothing relief during that time of the month. With an uplifting citrus scent, this nourishing and revitalising cream can be applied to the stomach, pelvis and legs for optimum absorption through the skin. It also may assist in the management of mild to moderate acne, and helps relieve nervous tension, stress and mild anxiety. This contains a blend of 15% potent, food grade Magnesium Chloride with oils including Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil and Shea Butter. Naturally Citrus scented, it has a fresh and uplifting aroma from Bergamot, Lemongrass and Vanilla.
If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner. Always read the label. Use only as directed.
The most environmentally friendly tampons, pads and menstrual cups
Available in a range of sizes, from pantyliners to super ultra overnight pads, the Hannahpad Organic Reusable Pads are incredibly environmentally friendly, provide durable and reliable protection, are even more absorbent than disposables and will last for up to three years! Made from Certified Organic Cotton and available in a range of pretty designs, these comfortable, winged, reusable liners are ideal for anyone with extremely sensitive skin, or younger girls making the transition to using feminine hygiene products.
Modibodi Period Underwear
There's nothing like surprise period leakage to ruin your day. That's where Modibodi period-proof underwear come in handy. These discreet and ultra comfortable underwear are the best way to ensure you stay dry and fresh all day. Each pair is made using patented Modifier Technology, which uses three layers of protection to quickly absorb any moisture. The ideal solution for anyone who experiences light bladder leakage, period leakage or spotting, these period-proof underwear contain a waterproof barrier, are antimicrobial, stain resistant and totally leak proof.
A safe, cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to pads and tampons, Juju Menstrual Cups come in two different sizes, are made with medical grade silicone, can last up to 10 years. These hygienic menstrual cups contain no absorption agents and can be worn for up to 12 hours, meaning you can get a restful night's sleep without worrying about leakage. It's estimated that by using a JuJu cup instead of disposable pads or tampons, you can save around $4000 during your lifetime! To learn more about the incredible benefits of JuJu cups here.
Always read the label. Use only as directed.
TOM Certified Organic Tampons Regular
Suitable for daily use during your period, the TOM Certified Organic Tampons provide the same level of protection and absorbency as mainstream tampons, just without the chemical nasties. Made from 100% Cotton and absolutely no synthetics, these organic tampons are completely environmentally friendly, made without the use of pesticides, and are biodegradable, breathable and hypoallergenic, so there are no toxic chemicals potentially being absorbed into your bloodstream. Unlike mainstream tampons, which can be packed with chemical additives and preservatives, these tampons simply biodegrade back into the environment once disposed of.