We’re clear on the fact that women deserve enjoyment. But on the days their uterus decides to torture them, it needs to be top-notch. So we decided to ask the badass Gen Z and gorgeous gorgeous millennial girls what they need in a period care box. Here are nine items they agreed are a must for them.
Sanitary pads and tampons
Let’s not even get into how expensive it is to involuntarily bleed every month. So if you’ve not loaded the box with sanitary pads and/or tampons, then you obviously haven’t started.
There’s something about citrus or floral-scented candles burning to calm your nerves. But if you’re planning to surprise a woman who’s not into feminine scents, go for a sweet and spicy mix like vanilla and lemon, or more woody notes like cedar.
And if she’s not into strong smells, go with earthy scents because they’re mild.
There should be absolutely no soda in the box. Tiger nut juice with dates as a natural sweetener is something to try. But orange juice is the safest bet if you’re in doubt.
Hot water bottles are great, but heating pads can also be thrown into the fridge if she needs something cold. Either way, this is a must.
It’s hard to fall asleep when your uterus is trying to kill you. Chamomile or herbal tea helps with sleep and that’s one thing women need on their period, sleep.
We have to fight our bodies back because it’s not us that monthly cramps will kill. And you can never go wrong with panadol.
Her favourite snacks
Always add in something sweet like chocolate or cookies and a savoury snack like pringles or nuts to balance things out. And if you’re feeling extra nice, add in a voucher for her favourite spot to binge eat.
The first thing every woman dreams of after seven long days of bleeding is getting her vagina back. And her first stop to achieve that is a long-ass bath. So include something for a nice bubble bath, but since we’re in Nigeria, a nice shower gel may be better.
A spa day
There’s nothing like having someone massage your lower back and belly when you have cramps. And an all-expense-paid pamper day when you’re finally out of the trenches.