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    16 Things That Will Make Your Time Of The Month Your Favourite Time

    Aunt Flo, rags, code red, crimson tide, monthly visitor. No matter what name you give it, it's coming!

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    When that time of the month comes around, it can be pretty chaotic.


    You know the feeling — light coloured bottoms are a no-go, the emergency period pack is always in your bag and all plans must be cancelled so that you can tend to your dear guest.

    And amidst all the chaos, we often forget how magical periods actually are.


    My body was preparing a place where a HUMAN can grow? And now it's getting rid of all the old crap to make new crap so said human has a comfortable place to develop?! Wild.

    So, in honour of celebrating the incredible event, here are 16 things that will make your time of the month the time you pamper yourself and your incredible organs.


    Oh sweet uterus, how I love thee.

    1. This menstrual cup that will minimise waste as well as the ridiculous amount of money we're expected to pay for something we can't control.


    Menstrual cups are the best! They offer a zero waste alternative to pads and tampons, are chemical-free and seal your vag better than any tampon could — making it the best product if you want to avoid leakage. These ones are made from medical grade silicone, last for up to two years and offer a 12 hour safe, comfortable and odourless period.

    Buy it on Amazon Australia for $47.94.

    2. And accompany them with these sanitising menstrual cup cleaning wipes.


    These wipes are biodegradable, fragrance and irritant free, so you can clean your cup easily and discreetly.

    Buy it on Amazon Australia for $8.95.

    3. These period panties that will allow you to free bleed into your undies without any discomfort or stained clothing.


    These super high-waisted undies can absorb up to four tampons worth of blood and the mesh panels actually mean they're super cute, so you won't feel like a complete dag when you wear them.

    Buy it from Thinx for $65.13 (available in sizes XXS-3XL).

    4. Or if you love to workout, but hate the feeling of a pad or tampon when you do, these Thinx training shorts.

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    These shorts have padding sewn in that absorb two tampons worth of period blood. They're leak free, so you can work out confidently without having to worry about any spillage.

    Watch the video we made to test these shorts out here!

    Buy a pair from Thinx for $100.79 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    5. This heating sack that'll live on your gutteral area because it feels too good not to keep there.


    This thermal pack is super easy to use — no boiling water needed. Just throw it in the microwave for a few minutes and you're good to go. It also comes with an adorable fleece cover for insulation and lasting heat.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $24.95.

    6. This weighted cotton blanket because you sure don't need a cuddle buddy to lessen your anxiety and get a good night’s rest.

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    If you're the kind of person who tosses and turns a lot before going to bed, this weighted blanket will change your life. It feels like being tucked in, or cuddling someone, except better because you don't need to deal with another person.

    Weight is evenly distributed throughout the stitching of the blanket, making it feel as though you’re being hugged as you sleep. This blanket uses glass beads for the weight distribution rather than fibre, so that you can use it all year round without feeling too hot.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $59.99+.

    7. These Australian bath salts, because if there's any time to sit in a soothing soup of nourishing oils and steamy water, it's when you feel like your guts are falling out of you.


    These salts feature rose and frankincense essential oils, so you'll be relaxed and calm after your bath. Plus, it includes magnesium flakes, which will absorb faster into your body and help with muscle aches and pains, cramps, headaches and insomnia.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.95.

    8. This handheld body massager, which is perfect for when you're super tense, but don't have time to go get a massage (or you hate people touching you).


    This deep tissue massager works all over your body and its cordless design means you can tackle your tense back muscles without fighting the cord. It comes with five interchangeable heads to target different parts of your body.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $47.99.

    9. These indulgent chocolate covered macadamias that will make you feel like royalty.

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    These macadamias are coated in 54% cocoa dark chocolate and freeze dried raspberry powder. You're bound to finish an entire jar, but if anyone dares to judge you for it, they'll regret it.

    Buy it from Koko Black for $16.50.

    10. This Fire TV Stick that will allow you to binge-watch all your favourite shows while you lay in bed eating all the snacks.

    Amazon, BBC

    There's nothing more soothing than curling up in your sheets with a range of snacks surrounding you while you watch Fleabag and ignore the world around you, especially on your period. You can use the Fire TV Stick to watch Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Stan and Disney+. Or if you wanted to, you can even use it to listen to tunes on Amazon Music or Spotify.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $69 (If you buy it now, you can get a second one for just $50).

    11. This intensive hydrating massage oil by AESOP that will pamper your skin, make you feel brand new and have your skin smelling and looking fresh AF.

    Adore Beauty

    This oil is cruelty free, vegan and Australian made so you know it's quality. The ingredients includes a cocktail of nourishing oils perfect for rejuvenating dry skin. If you're not a fan of body oils, try mixing this with your regular moisturiser to elevate it to a whole new level.

    Buy it from Adore Beauty for $37.

    12. These essential oils, so that you can create a unique cocktail of aromas that work for you.


    Essential oils can work wonders for your wellbeing, both mentally and physically. You can use them as massage oils, on fabrics or in a diffuser for optimum aromatherapy. This pack includes lavender, geranium, clary sage and frankinsense.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $20.99.

    13. This humidifier and diffuser, which you can use with your favourite essential oils to create a safe and snug environment for relaxing.


    This diffuser has seven different light settings for you to adjust to your mood, two different mist settings and ensures 10-16 hours of mist, so you can turn it on before bed without worrying about it burning out.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $42.99.

    14. This massaging foot spa that will massage your feet and keep the water temperature nice and toasty, just the way you like it.


    This foot spa and massager uses bubbles to massage your feet and increase blood circulation, which is perfect for right before bedtime. It's also completely collapsible for easy storage, so it won't be in the way when you're not using it.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $45.74.

    15. This bag of Sticky Honey Chai from T2, so you can indulge your senses and get cosy with your favourite book or TV show.


    This tea blend contains black tea, honey, cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, natural vanilla, ginger and salt. Plus, it's the perfect base for a homemade dirty chai — all you need to add is coffee!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $30.

    16. And finally, this heated blanket that will turn your bed into a cosy, welcoming nest after a hard day of pretending you're not being torn apart inside.


    This throw features fast heating all the way through, so it can warm up your entire body. It has eight heating levels and nine timer settings, so you don't have to worry about switching it off before dozing off.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $49.99.

    You, finally feeling like one of the girls you always see in those tampon commercials:

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