How to Create a Discrete Period Kit for Your Holiday Travels

The holidays give you the time you need to catch up with loved ones and reflect on the blessings life brings. However, when your period strikes just in time for the holidays, it can make traveling seem like a daunting task. At CONTROL®, we believe your time of the month shouldn’t stop you from visiting your friends and family – especially during the season of togetherness. Here, we’ll help you prepare for your menstrual cycle with this guide on creating the perfect holiday travel period kit.

Natural Pain Relief with CONTROL®

Do you deal with painful cramps, aches, and pains? This can put a serious damper on road trips. But you can avoid an uncomfortable plane or car ride by packing pain relief medications. By shopping around ahead of time, you may even be able to find a portable heating pad to bring with you on your travels. Coming in both battery-operated and rechargeable options, you can find a heating pad that’s perfect for your travels.

If you’re looking for additional ways to get rid of cramps, try CONTROL®, a safe and all-natural menstrual pain relief cream. Great for women of all ages, our physician recommended formula absorbs fast and works quickly to relieve period pain.

Pads, Tampons, and Other Supplies

Nothing is worse than starting your trip and realizing you forgot to pack pads, tampons, a menstrual cup, or other supplies. Getting them at the nearest drug store is always an option, but you can’t be sure they’ll have the kind you need. Plus, feminine products are usually much more expensive in convenience stores. By making sure you have these items before leaving, you can avoid messy mishaps and stressful situations.

Shop around at different stores to find travel-sized versions of your favorite brands of tampons, pads, panty liners, and more. This will make it easy to pack your products in an old make-up bag, backpack, or purse. Keeping all of your items together in one place makes your period kit more accessible throughout your travels.

Extra Underwear and Pants

While traveling, it can be easy to lose track of time, but it’s important to stop and change your pad or tampon every few hours. This can decrease your chances of bleeding through your underwear, allowing you to get ahead of your period. But just in case you do bleed through, it’s never a bad idea to have extra underwear and pants readily available throughout your trip. Include these items in your period travel kit to avoid the stress of not having what you need readily available.

Lots of Snacks and Hydration

Christmas cookies are always a good idea, but having your period means you’re more susceptible to uncomfortable bloating. That’s why you may want to opt for more stomach-friendly snacks on your trip. Some great snacks that you can easily pack on the go include:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Celery sticks
  • Cucumber slices
  • Nuts
  • Yogurt

Before leaving on your trip, you should also ensure that you have plenty of water and fluids to drink. Not only can this help to relieve period symptoms, but it can also give you the energy you need to spread the holiday cheer. To learn more about managing your period symptoms during the holidays, contact CONTROL® today.