Animal-Friendly Period Care: End the ‘Cycle’ of Cruelty

It’ll be that time of the month again before you know it. Your period is already a pain—don’t add to it by using cruelly produced items to relieve your symptoms. Make the switch to compassionate products to keep fresh and feel good while staying true to your values. 💖


Many conventional period products, like some pads and tampons, are made by companies that test on animals. 😱 Def not chill. Here are some brands and companies that don’t cause harm to animals. ❤️

The Honey Pot Company


Seventh Generation



If you want to minimize waste, check out these reusable products! 🌎



Thinx (Period Underwear)

You can order peta2’s toiletry/makeup bag to store all your cruelty-free period essentials!

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Are you prone to pesky premenstrual breakouts? Here are some cruelty-free products that can help clear up your skin. You can even turn your skincare routine into a little self-care spa night. 😌 Take a relaxing bath with a bath bomb, light some candles, make a cup of red raspberry leaf tea (which is said to help with period cramps), and dive into your favorite book! 🛁📖


Teas are a great way to help relieve some pain from period cramps. Green, cinnamon, peppermint, chamomile, ginger, and hibiscus are just some of the teas that hold these benefits. Reminder never to sweeten your tea with honey—use agave, date syrup, or maple syrup instead. 🐝


If you’re experiencing bloating or cramps, some vegan foods can help ease your symptoms.

Magnesium, which plays a crucial role in the production of hormones, helps balance your body’s stress response. Try eating magnesium-rich foods like avocados (who doesn’t love avocado toast?), leafy greens, and dark chocolate. 🥑🥬🍫

Eating foods with vitamin B6 can also help alleviate some of the symptoms you’re experiencing. Try eating some watermelon, bananas, and nuts!

Phytoestrogen-rich foods can help balance your hormone levels. Tofu, tempeh, and ground flaxseeds are just some of the delicious vegan options that can help.

Don’t forget to treat yourself to some of your favorite vegan snacks! 😏 Get some vegan ice cream, curl up on your couch with a blanket and heating pad, and put on your favorite movie.


I already know what you’re thinking: “Ugh, I don’t feel like getting active, because I just feel achy.” 😩 But trust me—you’ll feel so much better afterward! Aerobic exercise can help reduce pain from PMS. It can be as simple as taking your animal companion on a walk, taking a bike ride, or doing yoga! 🧘‍♀️🚴‍♀️

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Take this time of the month as an opportunity for some self-care. ❤️ You deserve it—and your body will benefit from it.

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