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5 Period Self-Care Tips

5 Period Self-Care Tips

August 8, 2023

From bloating to mood swings, your period may be a tough time to get through each month. But with some simple period self-care practices, you can ease the symptoms and make your cycle more manageable. 

Here are some of the best period self-care tips to help you feel more balanced, comfortable and empowered during your menstrual cycle.

Period Self-Care Tip #1: Stay Hydrated

Hydration is KEY during your period. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to minimize bloating, reduce fatigue and help with digestion. The recommended amount of water to drink is anywhere between 8 to 10 glasses a day. 

Period Self-Care Tip #2: Rest & Relax

Getting enough sleep is ESSENTIAL for your overall well-being and hormonal balance. If you’re able to do so, prioritize a consistent sleep schedule and aim for 7-8 hours of sleep per night. 

Try to create a calming bedtime routine to signal your body that it’s time to wind down. How? Here are some ideas: 

  • Read a book
  • Light a candle with essential oils 
  • Listen to soft music (check out our period playlist 😉) 
  • Have a cup of caffeine-free herbal tea
  • Write in a journal
  • Try a coloring book

Period Self-Care Tip #3: Stay Active

When it comes to exercising on your period, it’s important to pay attention to your energy and comfort levels. Low-impact exercises like going for a walk or doing yoga are great ways to boost your mood, reduce pain and stimulate the release of endorphins. 

Period Self-Care Tip #4: Heat Therapy

Heat therapy can provide relief from menstrual cramps and muscle tension. Apply a heating pad or hot water bottle to your lower abdomen or take a warm bath to relax your muscles and increase blood flow. 

Fact: Heat can help soothe any pain and promotes relaxation. 

Period Self-Care Tip #5: Treat Yourself

Last but certainly not least, it’s important to treat yourself and listen to your body. Embrace your period cravings and enjoy a sweet treat, or simply indulge in activities that make you happy, like watching your favorite movie or doing a face mask.

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🤫 PSSST, we’ll let you in on a lil secret: The BEST period self-care tip is using period products that don’t have any harmful chemicals. Check out our variety of organic period products ✨ 

Stay in the flow — we’ll send you period positivity + timely updates on the menstrual movement.

claire coder,founder + ceo

claire coder,
founder + ceo

Hi! I’m Claire. I founded Aunt Flow after getting my period in public without the supplies needed.

At 18 years old, I dedicated my life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide quality period products, for free, in bathrooms. Our products are made with organic cotton and we are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact! Since 2021, we've donated over 5 MILLION period products to menstruators in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.®