5 Cruelty-free Period Essentials from Target

During that time of month, most women suffer from awful pain, fight over sweets cravings, and make sure that down there is fresh and clean… We go through a lot every month. And we still want to stand for animals!

While we know there are a lot of options for us to choose cruelty-free beauty products, feminine hygiene products are usually left out of the discussion.

So, here is a list of my favorite cruelty-free period essentials that I use every month. I hope it helps you to find cruelty-free feminine products next time you shop at Target.

1. Tampons

The vaginal area is very absorptive and sensitive, so you need to be really cautious about what you put inside of your body.

With Seventh Generation, you can be gentle with your body and animal-friendly because these products are not only organic, but also cruelty-free.


2. Menstrual Cups

The Diva Cup is a flexible cup made of medical-grade silicone, and they are inserted like a tampon. It’s reusable and its silicone doesn’t encourage bacteria growth. It’s great because it doesn’t hurt your body nor the animals.

From my experience, I noticed that I have lighter cramps when I use the menstrual cup compared to when I use tampons. Now, I’m sticking with the Diva Cup and love it!


3. Feminine Wash

Why not use different washes for different parts of your body?

I personally really like the Summer’s Eve wash because it makes me feel fresh and clean, and my skin doesn’t get dry with it.

It’s pH-balancing which means it is amazing for your lady parts. You can wash the sensitive areas on your body with this cleanser without worrying about irritation.


4. Pain Relief

Instead of going to the pharmacy for pain relievers, there is a way to relieve your pain while being nice to your body as well as to the animals.

Massaging with essential oils can relieve period cramps. I would recommend rubbing it on your lower abdomen and back, and then putting a heating pad on your body over the oiled areas. Marjoram, lavender, and peppermint are some essential oils for cramps that I use.


5. Acne Care

It’s very common to breakout in acne around the time of your period as your body goes through serious hormonal shifts.

Yes To Tomatoes is the “Yes To” brand’s line designed specifically for acne prone skin . They use a lot of natural ingredients in their products and are cruelty-free! I love this line and it works absolutely amazing!


Bonus! Sweet Cravings

We all allow ourselves the satisfaction of eating chocolate during our period. Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups are amazing for a sweet treat when you are on your period!

Dark chocolate puts you in a better mood and reduces muscle cramps.

Not to mention, the chocolate is vegan and organic.


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