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    19 Life-Changing Products You Need To Make Periods Less Awful

    Monthly monster, that you?

    1. These herbal pain relieving patches to finally get rid of the worst things about periods - CRAMPS. They can be used for your lower abdomen, lower back, legs, joints, and muscles - ₹185

    The patches used on the lower abdomen, neck, lower back, and calves.
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    These patches were recommended by our BuzzFeed colleague, Aishwarya Katkade!

    She says, "The first few days of periods are always the most annoying for me, and since this lockdown, I haven't been as physically active, which has probably caused some changes and made my cramps even worse. These herbal period patches are a saviour and stick so comfortably that I almost forget that I've put them on. The smell is quite strong, so I wouldn't recommend it to those who develop headaches from a strong eucalyptus oil scent."

    Get them here.

    2. A pot of natural and vegan nipple cream to alleviate chaffing, tenderness, and cracks. It contains calendula oil, kokum butter, wheatgerm oil, and natural Vitamin E which all team up to reduce pain, restore elasticity, moisturise, and prevent any skin damage - ₹215

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    3. A leakproof mattress protector for all those unpredictable nights so you don't have to get up in the middle of the night to scrub your mattress in zombie-mode - ₹849

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    4. This cosy knitted chenille throw blanket for your couch in case you ever want to move your area of hibernation to the living room - ₹2,369

    The teal chenille blanket draped on a grey sofa.
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    Get it here.

    5. Pair it up with this body pillow so you have something to clutch on to whilst bawling your eyes out over the most random things - ₹767

    A sleeping person hugging the body pillow.
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    6. An electric hot water bag that keeps the water hot for about 4 hours, so you can continue to lie down in the same comfortable, cramp-free position - ₹899

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    7. Intimate powder that's enriched with Vitamin E and Clotrimazole IP to prevent rashes, irritation, and infections - ₹169

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    8. Use these lavender bath salts for a nice, long bath after a tiring day. You can also use them to create your very own foot soak-slash-pedicure situation! - ₹399

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    Buy the salts here.

    9. Menstrual cups - they're comfortable, prevent rashes and stains, and get you through the day without having to change. Also, they're good for the environment! A single menstrual cup lasts 10-15 years, whereas normal sanitary pads create a lot of waste and take loads of time to decompose. Save the environment and your money - ₹299

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    Get the cup here.

    10. If you are hesitant to switch, use these biodegradable sanitary pads. These sanitary pads are completely organic (cotton, bamboo) and therefore, are extremely safe for the environment and prevent infection/rashes. The pack also includes individual disposable bags. Get a pack of 10 pads for ₹225.

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    Get the pack here.

    11. Ward away all your blues by baking some sinful fudgy chocolate cake with this Betty Crocker cake mix! All you gotta do is add some water, oil, and eggs - ₹293

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    12. Stain-free period panties that are made from a cotton-bamboo blend, and are designed for a heavy flow. They are lightweight, anti-bacterial, skin-friendly, and will make those days so much more comfortable - ₹329

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    13. A pack of leak and tearproof biodegradable disposal bags for pads and tampons. They're super convenient to use and won't harm the environment - ₹199 for a pack of 50

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    14. Some relaxing spearmint tea that's a unique combination of ashoka, shatavari, black pepper, ginger, ashwagandha and turmeric to help alleviate pain, improve mood, and balance hormones - ₹489

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    Get it here.

    15. A menstrual cup sterilizer to make sure your cup is germ-free and thoroughly clean. All you have to do is pour water, place your menstrual cup inside the sterilizer, and the machine will do the work! - ₹2,249

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    Get it here.

    16. Prevent any untimely breakouts with these extremely popular acne patches that will make pimples vanish like magic - ₹339

    The acne patch sheet held in two hands.
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    Get the patches here.

    17. A super cute and portable storage pouch for pads, tampons, cups, and other essentials because you know your period is gonna start right before your trip - ₹299

    A patterned blue pouch filled with sanitary pads.
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    18. This hamper that's curated as per your tastes! It contains sanitary essentials, hygiene products, snacks, chocolates, and beverages to thoroughly pamper yourself - 449

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    19. And, the BEST way to completely relax and feel comforted? Chocolate (obviously)! Get this indulgent drinking cocoa powder for a nice, hot drink before you go to bed - ₹199

    A mug of frothy hot chocolate.
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    Get this delicious mix here.

    Want to have a good laugh? Check out these hilarious and super relatable period memes!