Period underwear is a new trend that changed women's periods forever. If you haven't heard of it, it's like underwear that retain fluids. It doesn't even have a thick crotch area that prevents you from crossing your legs ! Different sizes can retain different amounts of flow but we guess that it's not super adapted to heavy flow.
We tried and succeeded with the She Thinx
brand. They are made sustainably is Sri Lanka and offer OEKO TEX approved undies. Although these panties are reusable, they are still highly pollutant since they are made with elastane and nylon. We're still looking for a brand that uses more breathable and sustainable options.
4. Pain management
To follow a 100% thoughtful and natural approach, we like to find organic ways of soothing period pains. Our first choice would be CBD, our favourite pain relieving herb (yes, it's Cannabis Sativa). We now propose Eirah oils in our shop, a full spectrum oil made from the most qualitative oils
. The concentration matters to soothe pain and we do recommend going up to the 7% CBD to really feel a difference. The lower concentrations are best for soothing the nervous system.
We also have a few recommendations in the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach. Rule number one is NEVER get cold before your period. Wear sweaters and socks at all times and stay away from cold wind and water which contract the uterus. Drink Raspberry leaf, ginger and turmeric tea to ease inflammation and warm up the body. Take warm baths to heat up your system, I think you get the point ! This helps the immune system stay high during this energy consuming time for your body.
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