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    26 Things That’ll Make *That* Time Of The Month Feel Less Like A Terrible Rollercoaster

    Because periods don't have to suck.

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    1. This pooch-shaped neck warmer that'll just as easily curl around your pelvic area to help ease aches and pains. It's filled with wheat berries, so you won't need to stress about water or gel leaking all over the place the next time you use it.

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    Get it from Linen Chest for $29.95.

    2. A pack of hypoallergenic compressed towels that'll give every body part a refresh whenever you need it. These compostable wipes are pH balanced and expand to their full size with just a few teaspoons of water.

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    Get a pack of 10 from Indigo for $16.

    3. An essential oil rollerball that's basically a PMS-fighting, fresh-smelling, migraine-busting, cramp-eliminating miracle. It's an awesome, all-natural remedy for those days when everything sucks, and you just need a little pick-me-up.

    A person holds the roll-on between their fingers
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    I know it's ~technically~ supposed to be targeted at PMS symptoms, but in truth, it can be anything you want it to be. I've used it to ease cramps, relieve muscle tension, and as a drug-free solution to headaches. The blend of relaxing clary sage, zippy peppermint, floral geranium, and zesty lemon oil is a genius combination that not only feels great, but smells fantastic, too.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Blume Cloud 9 Roll-On (it's #11).

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $21. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    4. A flexible menstrual disc that'll give you up to 12 hours of protection, while helping reduce cramps in the process. These hypoallergenic rings are also the only internally-worn menstrual product not linked to toxic shock syndrome.

    A person holding out the menstrual disc and pinching it between their fingers
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    Reviewers say they're easier to use than menstrual cups, and love that they can even be left in during sex.

    Get a pack of 14 discs from Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    5. A comfy meditation cushion that'll cradle your bum and ease pain when you're struggling to get comfy. It's filled with buckwheat hulls, which means no pokey feathers or squeaky plastic, so you can focus on chillin' out.

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    I cannot express just how deep my love for this cushion runs. It's wide enough to make me feel supported, while still being compact enough to stash in a basket of blankets. If I've got pesky aches, I plop it onto the offending area — don't ask me how, but it relaxes my tight joints and tendons, without having to resort to a hammering massage gun. Magic😍!

    Get it from Altitude Sports for $76.99 (available in three colours).

    6. A cold therapy ice roller that'll de-puff your skin, smooth your pores, and help all your expensive skincare absorb better. You can even use it to help in the fight against headaches and migraines.

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    "It's great for cooling down when it feels like a sauna outside, it helps wake me up in the morning, and it saves me when I have a migraine. Unlike jade and quartz rollers, the roll-y part is made of gel, so when you pop it in the freezer it actually gets cold and stays cold for a loooooong time. It's also a lot larger than those doodads, so you can cover larger parts of your body, like your thighs and stomach (not just your under-eye area)." — Alice Prendergast

    Read Buzzfeed's full review of the LATME ice roller (it's #3).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.97+ (available in five colours).

    7. This stubble cream that'll soften prickly new growth and keep your downstairs from getting itchy and irritated. The rich, silicone-free formula will help prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs, too!

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    It's designed to be gentle enough on all body parts, so you can use it anywhere you shave, wax, pluck, or laser.

    Get it from Indigo for $52.

    8. This bamboo meal tray that'll let you indulge in all your snack cravings while you're nursing cramps in bed. It has folding legs that you can adjust to your comfort level, so you'll never be stuck slouching (they also make it easy to store).

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    It could also make a great portable desk or workspace.

    Get it from Linen Chest for $21.95.

    9. This acne-fighting facial oil that'll calm, soothe, hydrate, and help prevent scarring. The star of the show is the black cumin seed oil — it's naturally anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, so it'll chill out even the feistiest zit.

    A bottle of the facial oil on a bathroom vanity
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    As a compulsive pimple popper, I love that this oil stops zits before they appear and calms downs redness and swelling, so existing carbuncles are almost invisible. To maximize its power, use it before your moisturizer and wait for it to dry down before applying the next step in your routine.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $34+ (available in two sizes) or from Blume for $36+ (available in two sizes).

    10. These magnesium-rich bath salts that'll turn an ordinary bath into a spa-like soak. White willow and arnica naturally ease muscle pain and cramping, while the eucalyptus essential oil will help to clear out your sinuses and keep migraines at bay.

    A flatlay of the bath salts surrounded by leafy boughs
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    Get a three-pound bag at SkinStore for $8.58.

    11. A menstrual cup made of medical-grade silicone that'll save you tons of money in the long run. Its unique stem is longer than other brands', and it has a lil' node on the end for easy removal.

    Someone tucking the menstrual cup into the pocket of their jeans
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    Reviewers say it's comfy, mess free, and helped them avoid surprise leaks. New to cups? Check out BuzzFeed's tips and tricks on how to use them.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.95 (available in three sizes).

    12. Or, this DivaCup that's specially designed for people with heavier flows or who recently had a vaginal birth. It's slightly wider than other models, which means it'll trap every last drop and keep you leak free.

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    According to reviewers, it's so incredibly comfortable that you may forget you're even wearing it.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $37.97.

    13. This oil-free gel moisturizer that'll keep your skin hydrated, without making it look greasy or oily. Reviewers say a little goes a long way, too!

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    It's unscented and free of yucky synthetics that could irritate your skin or cause breakouts.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $57. Use code FREESHIPCA to get free shipping on your order.

    14. A pair of lacy period panties that'll help you ditch tampons and pads for good. The fabric is light as a feather and won't make you feel like you're rocking a diaper while you're surfing the crimson wave.

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    Get a pair from Knix for $27 (available in two colours and in sizes S-3XL).

    15. An underarm soap bar that'll fight stubborn stink when Aunt Flo comes to town. It uses activated charcoal and apple cider vinegar to kill bacteria, so hormone-induced odour won't stand a chance.

    A person holding a bar of the soap towards the camera
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    Get it from Indigo for $24.

    16. This detoxifying charcoal deodorant that'll pull gunk out of your pores and keep you smelling fresh as a daisy throughout your cycle. It's extra gentle on skin (even the sensitive kind!), won't stain your clothes, and contains zero synthetic ingredients.

    A person holding up the tube of deodorant in bright sunlight with large plant leaves in the background
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    Get it from Indigo for $24 (available in three scents).

    17. These soft ribbed joggers that'll accommodate the dreaded *bloat*, without cramping your style. They're made of a super-stretchy material that won't dig in or pinch, meaning they're comfy enough to wear while you're snoozin'.

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    They have a slim, tapered fit that won't look sloppy if you need to pop out for a quick run to the drugstore (or just answer the door for the pizza delivery person).

    Get a pair from Banana Republic for $58 (originally $64.50). Available in two colours and in sizes XS—XXL.

    18. A stylish smart health tracker that'll help you keep tabs on your reproductive health. Using the companion app, you'll be able to easily access info on your ovulation, contraception intake, and other data.

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    It's also able to track stress levels, sleep patterns, and activity to help give you a comprehensive overview of your health. And thanks to a coin cell battery (like the one in most watches), it doesn't need recharging, either.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $129.99+ (available in five styles).

    19. This aptly-named essential oil blend that'll help you de-stress when the world becomes overwhelming. The combination of geranium, ylang ylang, and clary sage is floral, fresh, and designed to give you a moment of peace when you're feeling a bit run down.

    A person holding a small bottle of essential oils labeled quiet
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.

    20. A pack of unscented panty liners that'll stop accidental leaks before they make a mess of your undies. They're made of organic cotton that'll absorb moisture with ease, while still being super breathable.

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    Reviewers say they're thinner than other brands and won't cause unpleasant heat rashes on sensitive skin.

    Get a pack of 80 from Amazon Canada for $12.95.

    21. A pair of these tiny sound-reducing ear plugs that will filter out loud noises and help stop migraines from happening. Reviewers say they're incredible at dampening annoying sounds, without completely deafening the user.

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    Unlike their bigger foam cousins, these ones will still allow you to hear certain frequencies (like a ringing phone), so you won't be totally isolated. They're also great for parents of newborns or for those with noise sensitivity. Each set comes with three interchangeable tips (small, medium, and large), so you'll always get a perfect fit.

    Get a pair from Amazon Canada for $37.95.

    22. These blemish patches that are designed to tackle entire problem areas (and not just single pimples). They're wafer thin and have tapered edges that'll make them nearly invisible once you apply them.

    A person holding up two rectangular pimple patches near their shoulder
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    You can also slice 'n' dice them into smaller pieces, depending on what your needs are.

    Get a pack of ten strips from SkinStore for $25.73. Use code HYDRATE to get 15% off.

    23. This all-natural lotion stick that's specially designed to soothe all kinds of womb pain. Thanks to chamomile and arnica, cramps, pelvic inflammation, and postpartum contractions will soon be nothing but a distant memory.

    A tube of the lotion stick leaning against a Himalayan salt cube
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    Swipe it across your abdomen (or wherever you feel pain), then gently massage the lotion into your skin.

    Get it from Indigo for $34.

    24. A clarifying shampoo that'll keep the overproduction of natural oils from weighing down your look. Instead of synthetic cleansers, it relies on the detoxifying power of charcoal to gently exfoliate your locks and keep them from looking dull.

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    Pair it with the matching conditioner, if your hair is a lil' on the damaged side.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $34.

    25. A menstrual cup steamer that'll kill up to 99.99% of germs and bacteria, without using any chemicals. In just three minutes, your cup will be clean as a whistle and ready for reinsertion.

    The menstrual cup steamer on a bathroom vanity, surrounded by towels and a soap dispenser
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    This baby has over 1,500 five-star reviews, and has garnered praise for its effective (but discreet) method of cleaning. No more boiling your cup over the stove!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.95.

    26. And finally, this period care bundle that'll make your monthly present a little more bearable. Whether you're suffering through a migraine, cramping, or breaking out, consider this set your first line of defense.

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    It comes with an essential oil rollerball that'll fight migraines and bloating, an all-natural acne oil for pesky breakouts, and a gel heat pack that'll soothe cramps.

    Get it from Indigo for $44.95.

    BRB, stocking up on all of these.


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