4 Mistakes You're Making on Your Period (and How to Fix Them!)

4 Mistakes You're Making on Your Period (and How to Fix Them!)

Hey there, lovely ladies! Menstrual Hygiene Day is the perfect opportunity to chat about our monthly visitor—Aunt Flo. We all know she can be a bit of a handful, but with a few tweaks, you can make your period a lot more bearable. Let’s dive into the four common mistakes you might be making during your period and how to fix them with natural remedies and holistic care.

  1. You're Doing Too Much

We all want to be superwomen, but during your period, it’s time to take off the cape. The physical process of menstruation can be taxing on your body, leading to fatigue, cramps, and mood swings. Overexerting yourself can exacerbate these symptoms.

Solution: Rest and Relaxation Scientific evidence shows that rest is crucial during menstruation. According to a study published in the Journal of Women's Health, adequate rest can help reduce menstrual pain and improve mood. So, give yourself permission to slow down. Curl up with a cozy blanket, watch your favorite rom-com, or take a leisurely walk. Personally, I love using Essentially True’s Luminous Body Oil for a self-massage—plus it helps slow hair growth. Win win!

  1. You're Not Preparing for Your Period

If your period often catches you off guard, preparation is key. One fantastic way to prepare is through V steaming.

Solution: V Steaming V steaming involves sitting over a pot of steaming water infused with herbs like mugwort, rosemary, and chamomile. This practice can help alleviate cramps, reduce PMS symptoms, and balance menstrual flow.  Personally, I swear by Essentially True’s Purify V Steam Herbs to soothe my uterus before my period starts. Steaming 3 days before your period can make a world of difference, making your period feel more like a gentle wave than a tsunami.

  1. You're Not Hydrated

Hydration is crucial during your period. Dehydration can lead to thicker blood, making cramps worse, and can also cause fatigue, headaches, and bloating.

Solution: Herbal Teas While water is essential, herbal teas offer additional benefits. Chamomile tea can reduce inflammation and help you relax, ginger tea can ease nausea and cramps, and raspberry leaf tea tones the uterine muscles and reduces menstrual bleeding. Personally, I keep a stash of Essentially True’s FeminiTea blend—it’s a lifesaver. Not only does it keep me hydrated, but it also nourishes my womb, alleviate cramps, and I’m not so moody. Hey a win is a win.

  1. Using the Wrong Period Product

Okay, ladies, let's talk about something crucial when it comes to period care—using the right products. One common mistake is using tampons, which can actually work against your body’s natural cleansing process.

The Issue with Tampons: Your body is trying to expel menstrual blood and other substances, but tampons block this flow. When you insert a tampon, it blocks  the vaginal canal, preventing proper drainage. This can lead to residue in the uterus, causing it to contract more and potentially increasing cramps. Imagine trying to drain a sink with a plug in it—it doesn’t work, right? The same thing happens in your uterus, leading to discomfort and incomplete cleansing.

The Solution: Period Panties and Pads: To avoid this issue, opt for period panties or pads. Period panties are comfortable, eco-friendly, and offer leak-proof protection, allowing your flow to be natural and unimpeded. Organic pads are another excellent choice—they’re gentle on the skin and free from harmful chemicals, ensuring you stay comfortable and irritation-free.

Alternatives like Menstrual Cups: Some women find success with menstrual cups, but they can also cause stagnation and cramping for others. If you experience discomfort with a menstrual cup, it might be best to switch to pads or period panties.

By choosing the right period products, you can support your body’s natural processes and enjoy a more comfortable period.

 

Conclusion

By avoiding these common period mistakes, you can transform your menstrual experience from miserable to manageable. Embrace these playful tips and share them with your friends—because we all deserve a little more comfort during that time of the month.

Celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day by making these simple changes, and don’t forget to check out Essentially True’s range of products that support your menstrual health.

For more fabulous tips and products that support your menstrual health, visit Essentially True. Let’s make every period a better one!

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