Maybe I'm in the minority but I love my period. Every month, I get a bloody reminder that yes, I'm fertile, and no, I'm not pregnant. Thank the Lord. It's another way for me to feel one with womanhood and the act of my uterine lining shedding feels oddly feminine for me. Perhaps the biggest downsides come by way of symptoms. And although I don't experience cramps (after Day 1), I do experience mood swings, cravings, inner thigh aches, back pain, and hormonal acne (jawline breakouts become the bane of my existence for about a week).
That being said, I'm almost certain that period-related symptoms are the reason most of us with vaginas aren't a fan of menstruation situations. And I must say I definitely empathize, sis. If you're in need of a little more TLC during your period, we've got you covered on all things period essentials. From tampons and pads to treats that will fulfill your cravings, below is an array of period subscription boxes sure to alleviate your time of the month. The best part? You don't have to leave the comfort of your home to fulfill your period needs. Convenience is king.
Courtesy of LOLA
Customize your own period subscription box through LOLA for as little as $9 a month. Depending on your needs, you can curate a box that's a mixture of organic cotton feminine care products absent of dyes, synthetic fibers, and fragrances. Choose between pads with wings, cleansing wipes, tampons, liners, and an essential oil blend for cramps. Ante up your monthly box on the sexual health side of things by including natural lube and/or condoms. And for young ladies in your life who haven't had their first period yet, LOLA has a special First Period Kit. For $34, you will receive a specially curated box that includes 5 regular pads, 5 heavy pads, 12 liners, 10 light tampons, an instructional card for each period product, etc.
Femly is another period subscription box that touts the fact that it is made of 100% organic cotton. Years ago, I tried one of their boxes and loved the combination of products that were good for my reproductive health as well as snacks that didn't compromise the rest of my body's health with its use. Femly is a black woman-owned company and includes a product line of pure cotton pads, pure cotton liners, pure cotton night pads, as well as the eco-friendly menstrual cup.
Courtesy of Kali
In an effort to make you "rethink your period", Kali is an organic luxury period subscription box service that allows you to design the box your cycle needs. Whether you want a box delivered to your door every month or once every three months, you can modify the frequency and the contents of your box at any time. As a luxury option, the box is more on the expensive side than other boxes on this list, starting at $16 a month. The Kali box features an array of sustainably sourced feminine care products free of chlorine bleach, synthetic fibers, dioxins, or dyes. What makes Kali different is that they also include self-care products like virgin coconut sugar scrub, lavender-infused bath soak, and rosewater facial mist.
Cora is a customizable period box. Like the others, you take a quiz and make selections based on your personalized period needs. You then choose between their pads, tampons, or menstrual cup the Cora Cup (you can also click all if they all apply). You then select the duration of your period and your flow. You will be sent the amount of pads or tampons based on those two selections. Add-ons to your subscription box include 6 period liners, 6 lavender body cloths, 6 rosemary eucalyptus body cloths, 6 rose-geranium body cloths, body cloth pouch (10 cloths), 2 individually wrapped heat relief cloths. The cost starts at $12 per month.
The PMS Package
The PMS Package
The PMS Package is a period subscription box that acts as your period survival kit. It's a care package comprised of feminine essentials and comfort snacks synced to deliver to your doorstep at the start of your monthly cycle. The name of the game is pampering and The PMS Package makes sure to do exactly that with unique items like Skinny Pop, Oreos, chocolate, makeup wipes, Chex Mix, socks, and more. The premium boxes start at $34.99.
Courtesy of the brand/Athena Club
Athena Club is redefining self-care by allowing you to get 18 premium or organic tampons for less than $8 a month. In addition to this, the period subscription box offers toxin-free essentials that range from liners and pads to TLC wipes and their menstrual cup. You can also create your own subscription box incorporating other needs Athena Club covers like wellness and body care with their razors, daily probiotics, daily multivitamins, body lotions, and deodorant.
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Your Go-To Matcha Latte Just Got A Fruit-Inspired Summer Refresh
Can we talk about the grip that matcha lattes have on us? While I’ll always be an iced caramel latte (with oat milk) type of girl to the core, matcha lattes have become a must-have, pick-me-up to get me through the day.
If you’re anything like me, your FYP and explore page is probably filled with pretty matcha recipes that are just begging for you to try. And with these green, semi-sweet lattes quickly becoming a go-to for emotional-support beverage drinkers, it’s hard not to resist the temptation of a delicious and calming sip or two.
Matcha is a type of green tea that originated in Japan and is known for its vibrant green color, fine powder texture, and distinctive flavor. The traditional way of preparing matcha involves whisking the powder with hot water until it forms a frothy mixture, which can then be combined with smoothies, lattes, and other treats.
Not only is it high in antioxidants, but it also has been shown to have a number of health benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, and a good source of L-theanine, an amino acid that can promote relaxation and improve mental focus.
Some newcomers to the tea may need a little convincing to come around to its distinctive, leafy taste, however, some new variations to the transitional technique could offer a sweet experience that will make them a true matcha believer.
Outside of milk, which is matcha’s creamy companion, strawberries and mango are two of the latest fruits to be paired with matcha and are unlocking new, refreshing recipes to try for the warmer months ahead. To get you started, we’ve provided a simple, yet tasty recipe for strawberry and mango matcha that you can try at home:
Easy Mango and Strawberry Matcha Recipe
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- 1 cup of oat milk/almond milk
- 1/2 cup of strawberries, hulled and sliced (or),
- 1/2 cup of mango, peeled and diced
- 1 teaspoon of matcha powder
- 1 teaspoon of honey/agave
- Ice cubes
- In a small bowl, add 1 teaspoon of matcha powder.
- Add a small amount of hot water to the matcha powder (about 1/4 cup) and whisk vigorously with a bamboo whisk or a small whisk until the matcha powder is dissolved and there are no lumps. You should end up with a thick paste-like mixture.
- If desired, add 1 tablespoon of honey or sugar to sweeten.
- Add 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries or diced mango to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the fruit and matcha mixture over the ice.
- Sip slowly and enjoy!
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