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Periods tips & tricks

Home remedies for cramps

• Heating pads

You can make your very own heating pad with just a few simple items! Take a large sock, or sew two pieces of fabric together in your desired shape. Fill the sock or your sewed fabric with some uncooked rice, and put in the microwave until it’s at your desired temperature. Be sure not to overheat!

• Tea

Teas like peppermint and cinnamon both have anti-spasmodic properties and can help soothe cramping muscles. In fact, you may experience a significant improvement in your mood and cramps by drinking a cup of peppermint tea 2-3 times a day before and during your period. Peppermint tea helps to treat the muscles in the walls of the uterus. Chamomile tea has been known to help upset stomachs and to ease menstrual cramps.

Additional care tips:

- Drink water


-Use essential oils like lavender, ylang-ylang, eucalyptus, rose or chamomile. Add a few drops to a warm bath and soak for about 20 minutes, or mix a few drops with almond or coconut oil and massage the skin where the cramps are worse.

-Like exercise, orgasms can trigger your brain to release neurotransmitters like endorphins and oxytocin. Endorphins can decrease pain perception.

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