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    Mar. 25, 2020

    24 Probably Life-Changing Things That'll Make Your Period Suck Less

    Aunt Flo, you're the worst!

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    1. A pack of leakproof underwear that will save your sheets and jeans from a bloody death. They can absorb up to three teaspoons of liquid, so you won't be met with unfortunate surprises if your period comes in hot.

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    Get it on Knix for $19.60. Available in four colours, and in bikini and thong cuts.

    2. A reusable menstrual cup that you can wear for up to 12 hours (depending on how heavy your flow is), so you never have to worry about forgetting to change a tampon or pad again. It's also a lot more eco-friendly and will save and will save you hundreds on period products.

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    It's free of bleach, glue, perfume, and lotion, so you don't have to worry about weird stuff getting all up in your bod.

    Get it on The Detox Market for $27.99. Available in three sizes.

    3. Or a colourful menstrual cup, if you treat your period products like accessories. It's reusable, recyclable, and looks hella cute, too.

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    Get it on Urban Outfitters for $49. Available in six colours.

    4. A bottle of pH-balancing menstrual cup cleaner to keep your intimate products squeaky clean and germ free. It's orange scented, so your cup will smell like citrus-y heaven, too (who doesn't want that?).

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    It doesn't soak into or damage silicone, so your cup will last even longer.

    Get it on Urban Outfitters for $16.

    5. A pack of menstrual cup wipes that you can use to clean your period doodad when you're on the go. If you rock a cup, you should probably have an emergency stash of these in your bag for when Aunt Flo comes to town.

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    Get a pack of ten wipes on The Detox Market for $5.99.

    6. A bottle of hypoallergenic Osea V Cleanse, a soothing cleanser designed specifically for your nether regions. It's packed with a prebiotic complex to restore your pH balance and keep your vulva happy.

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    Get it on The Detox Market for $38.

    7. A reusable tampon applicator that is compatible with all applicator-free tampons and will save you from throwing away hundreds of single-use plastic shells. It's petite, discreet, and fits tampons of all sizes (even super size).

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    Get it at Thinx for $88.84.

    8. A cozy weighted blanket that will make you feel like you're wearing a hug (exactly what you need when your body is waging war against you). Reviewers say that it has helped them fall asleep faster, aided their anxiety, and helped with insomia.

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    Get it on Indigo for $279. Available in three weights and in blue.

    9. A FitBit that'll monitor your heart rate, exercise, sleep quality, and more so that you know what's happening with your health. It connects to your other devices with a free app and even has a feature specifically for tracking your cycle.

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    It allows you to log info about your cycle, view your estimated fertile window, and can even send you push notifications to let you know when your period is expected to start.

    Get it on Indigo for $249.99. Also available in black.

    10. A bottle of calming pillow spray that's infused with lavender, vetivert, and wild chamomile to relax your mind and body. You just spritz it onto your pillow and let the smells float you to dreamland.

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    Reviewers say that they've seen noticable changes in their sleep cycles and that it's worth every penny.

    Get it on Sephora Canada for $34.

    11. And a gel eye mask that will help you sleep through your Sunday scaries (and every other night of your cycle). It's packed with massage gel beads and can be cooled down in the fridge to conquer aches and pains.

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    Get it at Urban Outfitters for $10. Also available in a "Hungover" style.

    12. A fancy-shmancy jade roller that'll be your saviour if you're suffering from a period breakout. It'll cool and de-puff your face, and help you work product into your pores without irritating your skin, helping to calm you down when you're not feeling your finest.

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    You can also use it to massage your body, if you feel like you need it.

    Get it on Sephora Canada for $50. Also available in a mini size.

    13. A massive fleece body pillow that you can hug, snug, or cry into when your period gets the best of you. It also looks super chic, so it'll pretty up your bedroom, too.

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    Get it on Urban Outfitters for $90. Available in three colours.

    14. A set of David's Tea's most popular feel-good blends that'll give you that cozy, comforting feeling you've been craving. From calming peppermint blends to sweet berry concoctions, this collection has it all.

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    Each tin holds enough to make approximately one to two cups of tea.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.

    15. A GLAMGLOW eye mask that'll make you look like a superhero. TBH, you deserve a cape, an alias, and a sidekick for defeating this hell every month. It's packed with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and mushroom extracts to depuff and moisturize your face.

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    Get it on Sephora for $11.

    16. A tampon carrying case that'll make toting around your period products a stylish experience. Plus, it'll keep 'em all together, so you'll never be stuck fishing around the bottom of your bag for a tampon when you're in desperate need.

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    It has space for up to five super tampons and has a pocket for pills or liners. It also has a handy strap to hang on the bathroom hook.

    Get it on Urban Outfitters for $14.

    17. If you get killer cramps, a uterus-shaped heating pad to put on top of your womb to make it chill the heck out. If you prefer cooling sensations, you can pop in the freezer and use it like an ice pack.

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    It's filled with natural buckwheat grains and lavender, so it smells like an absolute dream.

    Get it on Urban Outfitters for $34.

    18. A ball of neon Super Nee-Doh that you can squish to a pulp every time your body punches you from within. It's also great for fidgeting, if you have busy hands 365 days a year.

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    You don't get to pick what colour you get, so it'll be a fun lil' surprise when it arrives on your doorstep.

    Get it on Urban Outfitters for $5.

    19. A pair of dumpling slippers that heat up to keep your feet comfy and your toes toasty warm. These may not alleviate your cramps, but they'll definitely help you relax.

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    They're USB powered.

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $34.99. Also available in a bear style.

    20. An essential oil specifically formulated for period pains. It's infused with clary sage, peppermint, and geranium to fight bloating, fatigue, mood swings, and other nasty PMS symptoms.

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    Get it on Indigo for $23.95 or Sephora Canada for $21.

    21. A pack of biodegradable wash cloths that are saturated with grapeseed, jojoba, lemon peel, and peppermint oils to leave you feeling refreshed. They're safe to use on your most sensitive areas, so you can give yourself a wipe down whenever, wherever.

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    They're free of phthalates, parabens, silicones, and artificial fragrances.

    Get a pack of 18 cloths on Urban Outfitters for $29.

    22. A scented eye pillow that you can rest on your noggin when you need to find your zen. It's filled with flaxseed and lavender flowers to relieve stress, and can be heated or cooled to make your experience even more soothing.

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    It's safe to put in the microwave and the refrigerator.

    Get it on Urban Outfitters for $29.

    23. A B Mat yoga mat, if you want to flow your way through your flow. I've found that exercise, even when I don't wanna do it, really helps my cramps simmer down, and it might do the same for you!

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    I have this and am absolutely obsessed with it. It's the first yoga mat I've had that I don't slip and slide around on and has enough cushion that you won't frig up your knees when you're in a low lunge or camel pose.

    Get it on Indigo for $61.50.

    24. And finally, an aromatherapy diffuser that will fill your room with spa scents to help you clear your mind. It also works as a humidifier, if your space tends to feel a bit stuffy.

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    Don't forget to grab some essential oils for it, too!

    Get it on Indigo for $89.25. Available in four colours.

    Stay strong, my friend.

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