My period essentials

I thought to myself; okay let’s write a list on period essentials. And then I was like,

Organic tampons.


Seriously – in many ways I’m the simplest person you’ll ever cross paths with. Not talking about what’s going on in my mind here, but in the things I own and do. My dad like to make fun of me, cause I have on several occasions went on a weekend trip to another city – bringing nothing but my tiny little purse.

This is partly because of my “everything is going to work out” mindset, and partly because I don’t need anything. I’ll grab my iPhone and credit card, and I’m good to go.

Nevertheless I’m going to share with you my favourite things that is girly-period-stuff related. I absolutely love my period – slightly obsessed with it to be honest. It’s just amazing to me how our bodies works in cycles like that.


Organic tampons
It’s crazy how much shit is stuffed into conventional tampons, considering the vagina is one of the most absorbent parts of our bodies. There’s actually no specific rules when it comes to listing ingredients on these kind of products, so you never know what’s in them.

I use organic tampons from either Yoni or Natracare, and I’m loving them. I’ve also tried menstrual cups several times, and enjoyed them as well. But I don’t know, there’s just something about tampons that’s very convenient to me.


Taking Charge Of Your Fertility
This is the book that should fly down from the sky the second you get your period for the first time. It’s so packed full of information about the menstrual cycle, fertility, and everything like that. I read it when I first went off the pill and started using the Fertility Awareness Method. The book is written by Toni Weschler, and everyone should read it.


Iron & magnesium supplements
I was diagnosed with adenomyosis a little over a year back (you can read about it here, here and here), and started seeing a Chinese medicine doctor for it. He advised me to take iron supplements, and so I did. A while after that one of my friends suggested magnesium supplements for the pain that came with the disease, and I did that as well. If you’re looking into something like this I’d recommend you do your own research and take a chat with your doctor about it first.


Cycle app
I love my little app called Flo. It’s pink, cute, and I can’t live without it. Nah, I can, but with a little notification once a month it reminds me that my period is about to arrive, and I can make sure not to wear white yoga pants the next days. It’s free in Appstore!


Happy period – loves!

Anne-Line Erlandsen

Anne-Line Erlandsen, a 28 year old girl from Norway. I'm a certified holistic health coach studying marketing, and with this website I put my ass where my heart wants to be – in writing, self expression and creativity.