6 Period Hacks That Every Woman Should Know

 
Here's a fun fact for you: women spend roughly 2,400 days of their lifetime menstruating, which roughly equals about 6½ years. Kind of a terrifying thought, right, ladies? Most women learn to accept that menstruation is a simple fact of life. And actually, it's a sign of health. However, the other side of that coin is the immense pain that can come with your period – the menstrual cramps, the headaches, you name it. And then there's the shame and fear that a lot of girls and women have to deal with on top of the physical pain. These 6 period hacks should prepare you and Aunt Flo for whatever discomfort your period might be foolish enough to throw your way!

1. Remove Blood Stains

During your period, there will often come that moment of horror after a loud sneeze or a really good laugh. Every nerve ending in your body shoots up to our brain to ask: "Did I just bleed through my pants?" We're here to tell you that it's actually not that big of a deal. All you need to remove blood stains is coke. Simply pour some directly on the stain, let it soak in for about 30 minutes, and then put the pants in the washer. Bye-bye stain, bye-bye pain!

2. Soothe Stomach Pains

The next time you're suffering through menstrual cramps and don't have a hot water bottle within reach, don't sweat it. Just pour some salt in a sock and put it in the microwave for 5 minutes. It has the same effect as any old hot water bottle, so it's really soothing when you're going through that time of the month.

3. Covertly Transport Tampons

If you don't want the world to know you're on your period and want to hide your tampons a little more discreetly, don't just stash them in your purse. They're just waiting to fall out! Instead, use an empty container of wet wipes. Now you can just store your panty liners and tampons in there without anyone ever having to find out. Problem solved!

4. Eliminate Headaches

A lot of women suffer from harrowing headaches during their period. To get rid of them, you can make your own homemade headache relief balm using only natural products. You only need 3 tbsp of melted coconut oil, 2 drops of peppermint essential oil, 2 drops of lavender essential oil, and 2 drops of frankincense essential oil. Mix everything together and let the balm sit in the fridge for about 10 minutes. Once the coconut oil has solidified, you can gently rub the balm over your temples. The essential oils in the balm help soothe any headaches you might be experiencing during your period.

5. Discreetly Transport Pads

For those of you who like to slip into dresses or skirts the minute it's warm outside, here's a trick for how to survive your period without pockets. Because we all know that it's essential to have feminine hygiene products handy when Aunt Flo comes to visit, take a pair of underwear and a piece of felt or fabric and sew that little piece of fabric to the front of your undies. Voila - a hidden pocket for you to stash all your period essentials!

6. Relieve Cramps

Unfortunately, a lot of girls and women go through pretty brutal cramps during their period. A natural remedy to relieve some of that pain is a homemade tea made from parsley and cherry juice. To make the tea, put some parsley in a mug, pour hot water over it, and add cherry juice. For the cherry juice, you can just crush a couple of cherries in a little plastic baggie. Parsley is a great source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and carotene, which all help soothe pains and aches. And the cherries contain ellagic acid, a muscle relaxant, as well as magnesium to relieve cramps.

Just because menstruation is a normal biological process doesn't mean it has to be associated with discomfort, shame, or even sheer inconvenience. We really hope that these period hacks can act as a helping hand the next time you're in pain or trying to figure out how to transport your tampons discreetly. Stay strong, girls!

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