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My Essential Period Self Care Kit for Comfort and Care

Explore the essentials of my period self care kit, a carefully selected collection of items designed to offer comfort and support through every cycle.
photo of me on my period with self care kit

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my monthly period, it’s that a bit of preparation goes a long way. That’s why I’ve put together something I can’t imagine facing those days without: my period self care kit. 

I have gathered a self-care kit that helps me deal with my hormonal and emotional rollercoaster during my period. 

This kit has become my absolute savior, and I’m excited (and maybe a little nervous) to share it with you. 

Let’s go through my collection together. Hopefully, it will inspire you to create your own personalized self-care kit. 

Who knows? Together, we might make those period days a bit brighter.

My period self care kit

1. Heating Pad 

period self care kit heating pad

I have been using a period heating pad since I was in college. It has been an absolute game-changer for me and has helped me in dealing with period pains. 

Before I discovered heating pads, I used to boil water and put them in a bottle or dampen them with a towel. 

That was stressful, but one day, I came across this heating pad on Amazon, and it changed everything—no more boiling water. 

using a heating pad for period self care

The great thing about using a heating pad is that you can adjust the temperature to your liking. For example, my heating pad has a temperature and time setting. The heating ranges from 1 to 5, while the timer ranges from 30 to 120 minutes. 

So if you need it hot for an extended period, you can adjust it to your liking.

2. Bidet

Bidet for period self cleaning

Bidets are not commonly found in most American bathrooms. However, I recently decided to get one, and it has been life-changing addition to my period self care kit. 

I have noticed that using the bidet during my period has made me feel much cleaner after using the restroom. 

I personally have the bidet attachment for my bathroom toilet, but you can also get travel-sized bidets in bottles on Amazon. I find these particularly useful for when I use public restrooms.

3. Pain Relievers

pain reliever for period self care

If you tend to have excruciating periods, then getting pain relievers like Ibuprofen or Advil as an essential period self care kit can help in dealing with the discomfort. 

However, it is always important to speak with your doctor about whether or not it’s right for you to take these pain medicines, as they can interfere with certain medications. 

I love to use Ibuprofen. My body responds better to it than to Advil or Tylenol. But you always want to ensure you do not consume it on an empty stomach. 

4. Spearmint Tea

Spearmint tea for period self care kit

I recently discovered spearmint tea. Let me tell you, I am in LOVE!! 

Although I don’t struggle with things like PCOS or endometriosis, I do sometimes find myself dealing with things like hormonal imbalance, especially when my diet gets all messed up.

However, since discovering spearmint tea, I have noticed a massive difference in how my period shows up each month. 

Spearmint tea has so many health benefits and has been shown to help in balancing hormones, particularly in reducing free testosterone levels in women with hormone-related conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

If you haven’t tried spearmint tea in the past, I strongly suggest you go ahead and give it a try. 

5. The Clue App

The clue App for period tracking

This app has been one of the most essential tools in my period self care kit. I use it religiously to track my period, and I love that I can get an idea of when my next cycle will begin and when ovulation will occur. 

The app also has additional features, such as mood tracking, weight tracking, the amount of blood released, and more. 

You can use it to get an idea of your PMS symptoms so that the next time you are on your cycle or about to be on your cycle, you are better prepared for what to expect.

6. Essential Oil Diffuser

essential oil diffuser for self care

I don’t usually use aromatherapy when I’m on my period. However, I have found that using it helps me stay calm and relaxed. 

Aromatherapy, which uses essential oils, is known to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance emotional well-being. 

Therefore, I recommend including an essential oil diffuser in your period self care kit. My personal favorites are lemon, orange, and frankincense oils. I have tried a variety of oils and find myself always reverting back to these three.

How to practice self care during period

I have shared with you all the essential items that I use during my period. 

Now, let’s discuss some of the best ways to practice self care during your period. 

These are the methods I use to make my period more comfortable and less irritating, and I hope they help you, too.

Get Comfortable

Getting comfy is crucial during your cycle. I recommend wearing loose-fitting, breathable clothes. 

Also, make sure that the underwear you put on is also breathable. Cotton underwear works well for most, but feel free to wear what you feel comfortable in. 

Meal Prep Ahead of Time

If you keep track of your period using the Clue app or any period app in general, you can get an idea of when your period will be coming so that you can meal prep ahead of time. 

If you’re like me and find cooking a bit daunting during your period, you might end up leaning on takeout and indulging in junk food, which isn’t the best choice.

But if you prepare your dishes beforehand, you won’t have to worry about the discomfort of cooking since you will have a ready-made meal.

Find a relaxing hobby

Your period might be the perfect time to catch up on that TV show you’ve been putting off for the longest time or that book you have been telling yourself you’ll read but haven’t. 

If watching TV or reading isn’t your thing, you can try low-impact exercises like yoga or pilates. 

All in all, the most important thing is to ensure you give your body enough time to relax and recuperate. After all, you are losing a good amount of blood, so take all the self care you need.

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