This year I decided to compile a list of my favourite endometriosis wellness products to help you give the perfect present to a loved one who struggles with endometriosis. And if you are the one who has endometriosis, the products below will help in your own self-care.
The products were chosen to support, comfort and help in a health journey of your loved one or you.
Drinking specific herbal teas daily is a perfect way to add extra nutrients needed to reduce inflammation, increase energy, or reduce the bloat and stress. Female Tonic tea is perfect for heavy periods and is high in iron which is usually low in women with endometriosis. The packaging is so beautiful and the addition of the glass infuser makes it such a thoughtful gift.
A lot of women who live with endometriosis don’t drink coffee as it can add up to a stress response and cause more inflammation. Matcha tea, on the other hand, is high in antioxidants and polyphenols to fight inflammation. It also has less caffeine than coffee so it gives a gentler boost of energy in the morning. On top of that, there is something magical about preparing matcha tea in a traditional way using a small whisk in a ceramic cup.
Essential oils in a water diffuser not only smell beautifully at home, but can also be very soothing, grounding and refreshing. Lavender oil is especially known for its soothing and calming properties. If you don’t want to use a diffuser you can add an oil to epsom salts to soak in the tub. I sometimes use it on my temples where my pressure point is. It’s a good way to get relaxed and de-stressed.
4. Period Pants
There are so many benefits of using period underwear for women with endometriosis. They are basically knickers with a waterproof layer. They are perfect for a heavy flow and can also give that extra coverage if menstrual cups or tampons are also used. It is an environmentally friendly choice too.
Warm epsom salt bath may relieve pain mainly by “detoxifying” or delivering magnesium. Magnesium has been called a miracle mineral for periods as it can relax muscles and reduce pain. Having a regular bath is a great way to relax and soothe the nervous system. Eco Bath London salts also have neroils, geranium and chamomile essential oils in them for that extra bit of relaxation.
6. Yoga or/and Pilates Online Class Membership
Research suggests that yoga and breathing techniques are beneficial in alleviating pelvic pain in women with endometriosis. Pilates and yoga can be a fantastic way to help relax and stretch muscles in a pelvic floor area. They are also low impact so they do not put extra pressure on the nervous system. Yoga or pilates membership can be a great gift. I really like Lottie Murphy for pilates and Cat Meffan for yoga.
8. Long Hot Water Bottle
This one is an essential tool when in pain! Many women have found hot water bottles or heat pads useful in easing the endometriosis flare pain. You can tie this water bottle around your waist and it stays warm for hours.
This is my most recent discovery. Acupressure mats come with hundreds of prickly plastic circles that feel like needles. They work similarly to acupuncture and help with a number of issues including headaches, stress, insomnia. Initial pain when the skin touches the needles changes into a soft warm feeling after a while and really helps in relaxation of the full body. I use it daily before sleep.
10. Oura Ring
The Oura Ring is a wedding-band-like sleep tracker that collects data about your body, activity, and sleep using optical heart-rate monitoring, a common technology in fitness trackers. The newest version can be a helpful tool for spotting changes in your entire body during a menstrual cycle by delivering accurate, personalized resting heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV), respiratory rate, sleep, and body temperature measurements. By understanding all these metrics we are able to predict a period coming and also a potential flare up. Read more about here
All the gift ideas are a prefect way to show someone with endometriosis that you care which is so needed in this “invisible” for so many condition. These gifts also remind your loved ones to focus on their self-care too.
I hope you liked them.
Hi! I’m Marzena
I’m a Nutritional Therapist and Endo Warrior.
I show women with Endometriosis & other hormone imbalances how to use Nutrition and Lifestyle to move from surviving to thriving.
Gain clarity on what to do to feel in balance with your hormones so you can have smooth menstrual cycles, get pregnant naturally, feel full of energy and live the life you deserve.
focuses on the whole person. This means that I try to find a root cause of your health problems by taking a holistic viewpoint assessing your diet, lifestyle, work/life balance, your purpose in the world, toxicity at home, underlying nutritional deficiencies, sleep and relaxation, ongoing stress and more. This all plays into our general health and wellbeing.