First Period Essentials Give to Your Daughter
Getting your first period is usually a sacred moment in any woman’s life. It is a sign that your body now has the ability to bring another human to life. The gift of creation is considered to be the absolute power in most cultures, which is why this moment is usually celebrated with much pomp and show! Oftentimes, when we hear of the good news, we are at a loss of what to do and how to educate our daughters on the changes they will be facing.
The best approach would be to sit her down and have a simple conversation about the biological changes that she will be experiencing now. Who better to explain this to them than their own parents? Talk about menstruation as you would with any other bodily function, and encourage them to approach you with any questions they might have. You should also inform them of the process, blood flow and potential pain they may experience during the process of menstruation, and share some tips that they can use, such as using a hot water bottle as a period cramp remedy, using Pads or menstrual cups during your cycle and use of panty liners during the end of your cycle, etc.
We’ve put together a list of products that may come in handy when talking to a first time menstruator about dealing with this change in their life. Read on to find out our recommendations for first time menstruation essentials!
Imbue Niraama Period Pain Relief oil:
This is a holy grail for any person who menstruates, and suffers from the infamous period cramps. The Niraama Period Pain relief oil is designed to gently relieve the spasmodic pain and congestion in the muscles while providing a self warming effect to soothe the muscles. Most first time menstruators are young, and it is not advisable to rely on over the counter pain relief medication due to their harmful side effects.
The Niraama period pain relief oil is carefully formulated with ayurvedic ingredients like Yarrow, Camphor, Frankincense, Patchouli and Vetiver extracts which are known for their respective medicinal properties. Yarrow is known for relaxing and soothing tired muscles, while vetiver reduces stress, camphor provides a self warming effect, patchouli is used for pain relief. To use the pain relief oil, take a sufficient amount of the oil in your palm, and gently massage it onto the affected areas. The most commonly affected areas are the lower back, lower abdomen, back of the thighs etc. Use circular motion to massage the oil onto your skin, and rest up!
Rosa Period potion
A common problem faced by first time menstruators is irregular periods and a discontinuous cycle. A healthy period is indicative of a healthy body, so the focus must be on a good, nutritious diet to supply your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs. There are certain traditional periods times foods that are eaten, such as food rich in iron and calcium like spinach, re meat etc. Another option can be to add a supplement to your diet to make up for any lack in nutrition. Most of us do not prefer taking supplements for nutrition as we do not know the exact formulation of most supplements, but The Imbue Natural Rosa Period Potion is a formulated with natural herbs and medicinal plants to provide a clean and traditional health supplement.
The Rosa Period potion contains the goodness of herbs like Ashoka, Lodhra, Shatavari, Guduchi and Supari among others, which helps in regulating the menstrual cycle, providing a cooling effect on the body and reducing menstrual discomfort. It is free from any kind of side effects, and can be taken by members of all age groups. To use, consume the syrup twice a day before meals. The syrup can also be consumed during your menstrual cycle.
Imbue Natural Intimate Hygiene Wash and Foam
Another frequently asked question is what are panty liners? And what is a panty liner used for? Panty liners are basically like smaller version of sanitary napkins or sanitary pads, which are often used at the end of the cycle. Panty liners can also be used when one has a lot of white discharge. Although it's safe to use even when you don't have your period, it's better to let your intimate region stay clean, dry and airy. One of the most important things to remember during your period is maintaining personal hygiene. There is not much awareness about Menstrual Hygiene, despite the important role it plays in keeping away unnecessary infections. It is important to regularly wash your intimate region and change underwear at least twice a day to help keep the area dry and fresh. Intimate washes and V wash creams are abundantly available on the market, but it's important to choose one that's suitable for your daughter's gentle skin.
The Imbue Natural Intimate Hygiene wash and foam are formulated to be a gentle cleanser for your intimate region. It maintains the PH level of the vagina, and maintains the growth of lactobacilli, which fights off any unwanted yeast infections. The intimate wash and foam contain natural ingredients like aloe vera, tea tree, neem and banyan fig, which do not cause any harm to the delicate skin on our intimate regions. It also keeps the region fresh and infection free while eliminating dryness, itchiness or foul odor. The intimate wash can be used as usual and rinsed with water, while the intimate wash foam is a travel friendly option, as it does not require to be rinsed with water!
These are a few of the products that we have shortlisted to help a first time menstruator to deal with the new world of menstrual health and hygiene. Let us know in the comments what your favourite menstrual wellness product is!