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    28 Items That Are Practically Designed To Make Your Period Easier

    Because sometimes we need all the help we can get.

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    1. If you want to try a menstrual cup, then this pack of two are soft and flexible. One cup is designed to last ten years, making you an approximate saving of over £1k.

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    Price: £12.99 for two in a small size – they're also available in a regular size.

    2. These super handy heat pads can be attached to your clothing if you need to soothe cramps while you go about your day.

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    Price: £12.99 for ten pads in a 132mmx100mm size.

    3. If you're after discreet and pretty sanitary pad storage then these pouches would be ideal for chucking in your bag.

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    Price: £10.99 for four.

    4. This collapsible silicone cleaning cup allows you to sterilise your menstrual cup with ease.

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    Price: £8.99.

    5. These sanitary disposal bags would be ideal if you're staying away from home.

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    Price: £1.99 for 50 bags.

    6. I think that this bathroom organiser would be perfect for storing period products while keeping them within easy reach.

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    Price: £15.99 for one in white

    7. Bath lovers will probably want these bedtime blend bath salts which claim to relieve muscle aches and pains. They contain the relaxing scents of lavender and chamomile too.

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    Price: £7.99 for 1kg – they're also available in other scents.

    8. These biodegradable tampons are made from organic cotton. They offer leak-busting protection, and this pack comes with eight regular and six super tampons.

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    Price: £2.40 for 14 including eight regular and six super tampons.

    9. This autism-friendly guide to periods comes highly rated by Amazon customers. It aims to give straightforward information about periods for autistic young people, and it covers managing hygiene and pain.

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    Price: £11.63 in a hardcover format – it's also available in a Kindle edition.

    10. If you're looking for a soothing intimate wash, then this one gently hydrates using a MULTIActif complex with probiotics. It also contains cranberry and cornflour extracts.

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    Price: £2.00 for 250ml.

    11. This pack of three leakproof knickers allow you to move comfortably and freely, and they can be worn alone on lighter days.

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    Price: from £15.29 for three pairs – they're available in UK sizes 8-20, and in eight different colourways.

    12. WAIT, someone has invented a leopard print hot water bottle that has a waist tie, meaning you don't need to be without it while you're pottering around at home.

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    Price: £13.99 in a leopard print style – it's also available in grey and pink.

    13. If you're looking to be more eco-friendly, then these highly rated reusable sanitary pads are designed to give a comfortable fit. They boast an odour-absorbing bamboo charcoal fleece layer, and an outer barrier of waterproof fabric. They also come with a zip pouch to store them ready for washing.

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    Price: £22.99 for six in a 'light flow' style – they're also available in three other absorbencies. 

    14. This much-loved book teaches you how to get your cycle working for you, and covers aligning your life with your period.

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    Price: £10.99 in a paperback format – it's also available in Kindle, audiobook, and MP3 CD formats.

    15. If you love a bath, then you'll probably enjoy BeYou's natural bath bombs. They're paraben free, and vegan too. This one has the relaxing scents of chamomile and jasmine.

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    Price: £5.99 for one 150g bath bomb in the scent chamomile and jasmine – it's also available in the scents lemon and neroli, orange leaf and grapefruit, and peppermint and eucalyptus. 

    16. If you break out around that time of the month, then these Dots for Spots will help to create a healing environment for pimples thanks to their hydrocolloid technology.

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    Price: £5.99 for 24 dots.

    17. If you suffer from period pain, you might want to invest in these fast acting pain relief tablets for stomach cramps and backache.

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    Price: £4.49 for 16 tablets.

    18. This electric heating pad for your back, neck, and shoulders has a handy waist strap to keep it in place. You might not win any style awards, but it has three heat levels, and the cord is detachable so you can stick the pad in the washing machine too.

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    Price: £29.99 for one in a grey colour in a 60x100cm size.

    19. Stay fresh on the go with this multipack of wipes. They're gentle enough for delicate skin, and can be used throughout the day.

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    Price: £5.89 for three packs – they're also available in a two pack variety.

    20. This period journal helps you to track and sync with your cycle. It'll make you notice patterns and understand what your hormones are doing each day – phew!

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    Price: £11.04 in a paperback format.

    21. This essential oil blend contains a mixture of relaxing clary sage, lavender, geranium, and peppermint. It can be carried with you to use on the go, and can be applied as desired without the need for diluting.

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    Price: £16.99 for 10ml.

    22. If you use a menstrual cup, you might want to invest in this cleanser. It contains lemon and eucalyptus oils and has been specially created to clean silicone cups.

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    Price: £8.90.

    23. If you don't want anything tight around your middle while you're chilling at home, then this blanket hoodie could be just the thing for you.

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    Price: £17.99 in a 'one size fits most' style.

    24. This microwavable husky toy is gently scented with French lavender. Simply heat it up and use instead of a hot water bottle on aches and pains.

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    Price: £11.87.

    25. This starter pack for teens contains a variety of pads, liners, and tampons, as well as a useful book about periods. It's under £4 too, so it would be a cost effective way of discovering new products.

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    Price: £3.80 for one pack containing four day pads, four night pads, one liners pouch, two regular tampons, two regular applicator tampons, one super tampon, and one booklet.

    26. BeYou's pillow mist contains essential oils to help you relax and destress before bedtime.

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    Price: £13.67 for 30ml.

    27. The period repair manual discusses what periods should be like, treatment options for common period problems, and how to speak to your doctor if you need to.

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    Price: £13.33 in a paperback format – it's also available in a Kindle edition and audiobook format.

    28. Finally, this might be a bit of a cliché, but if you can't treat yourself when you're due on, then when can you? If all else fails, then these salted caramel chocolates might just make things a little bit easier.

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    Price: £4.00 for 200g – they're also available in nine other flavours.