Periods are the worst. As much as the commercials try to romanticise it, there’s no going around the fact that they’re painful, inconvenient, and did we mention how they’re the worst?
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Aside from cramps and the very real possibility of ruining your cream, linen pants forever, periods can also cause bloating, mood swings, diarrhoea, and skin breakouts. Not only that, but use of plastic pads, which are the most affordable and accessible option for most people, causes irreparable damage to the environment and long-term damage to your body too. Now while we’re not living in Spain, where you can take guaranteed days off of work during your period and spend them drowning in chocolate and Katherine Heigl movies (it’s a cliche for a reason, you guys), we can rely on products that can help ease you through the week-long cycle of misery every month.
We have rounded up some of our favourite menstrual health products that are eco-friendly and super comfortable to use. From menstrual cups to pain relieving patches, here’s everything you need before your next cycle rolls around…