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I have some seriously painful menstrual cramps, but I don’t like to rely on pill popping to ease the anguish. That’s why I was so psyched when I tried Crampy Belly Rub ($13.50 for 2 oz., littlemoonessentials.com), a topical treatment that includes camphor, clary sage, and wintergreen essential oils. Less than a minute after rubbing a little of this massage oil on my belly where the pain was, I felt sweet relief. I have only one complaint, and it’s their product description: “Allow this oil to replace your cravings for just zero calories!” Eff your diet culture, Little Moon Essentials, but thanks for letting me eat my period pizza pain free.

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By Callie Watts
This article originally appeared in the October/November 2018 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
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