Preparing yourself for your period can help make it a lot more bearable. The good news? There are plenty of vegan-friendly and cruelty-free products that can help with all PMS symptoms. We’ve put together a list of vegan-friendly period essentials.
Whether you struggle with cramps, cravings or any of the other PMS symptoms we get blessed with, there are products that can help you have a better time of the month. Keep reading to discover some vegan-friendly products you NEED on your period.
Something for cravings
If you’ve read our blogs before, you will definitely have heard of Conscious chocolate. We can’t get enough of it. If you are vegan or can’t eat dairy, then this is definitely a period essential. It’s raw, organic, gluten-free, dairy-free and the best part? In our opinion, it tastes BETTER than normal chocolate. It satisfies those chocolate cravings without leaving you feeling sick or sluggish afterwards. There’s also a flavour for everyone, so you’re bound to feel satisfied.
Something for breakouts
It can feel almost impossible to maintain a blemish-free complexion around your period. We can blame our sebaceous glands for this! You can read more about this here. When the spots appear, it can be tempting to buy and test loads of products with the hope they’ll help. But synthetic ingredients in skincare have potential links to acne. In short, EDC’s can mimic our hormones and increase inflammation. It’s important to make sure the products you are buying contain no parabens, GM, phthalates.
The good news is, there are lots of amazing brands whose products are free from these offenders AND vegan. One of our favourites is BYBI. All their products are vegan, cruelty-free and natural. Like TOTM, they also believe in product transparency. One of our favourite products of theirs for tackling those breakouts is the priming facial polish. It removes the top layer of dead skin cells without irritating the skin and balances areas of excess oil. Removing these dead skin cells can be hugely effective in reducing breakouts! Balancing oil levels is also SO important for preventing breakouts.
Something for cramps
When we heard there was something that helped with cramp pain, we were sceptical but didn’t hesitate to try it! Good news is, it definitely didn’t disappoint. If you follow us on socials or read our blogs, you will have heard us praise the saviour that is magnesium before.
Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant, which makes it the perfect period essential to combat cramps. When your uterus muscles contract, this is what you experience as cramp pain. Magnesium helps to relax the uterus muscles and relieve cramp pain.
Magnesium can be absorbed through the skin, which is why we love the vegan magnesium range from BetterYou. Rub the magnesium gel or body butter on your lower stomach to relieve cramp pain or soak yourself in a bath infused with magnesium flakes for all over pain relief!
Something for your bleed
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without plugging our period care range! But let’s face it, period care is essential. A lot of people don’t realise that regular period care isn’t cruelty-free or vegan. You can read more about this here. Our range of tampons, pads and liners as well as our menstrual cup are all PETA certified cruelty-free and vegan.
We hope this list of vegan-friendly period essentials helps you have a better period! Do you have any go-to vegan period products you would recommend? Let us know in the comments below! We are always partnering with vegan and cruelty-free brands. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more recommendations!