17 CBD Products to Keep on Hand For Premenstrual Relief

CBD's anti-inflammatory properties make it a powerhouse ingredient to help ease symptoms of PMS. Discover our fave CBD products for PMS.
CBD products for PMS relief

With CBD — technically named cannabidiol — being touted as a “cure-all” medicinal supplement, it’s no wonder that different products are popping up everywhere to help ease premenstrual discomfort.

PMS affects roughly 75% of menstruating women, and frankly, it sucks! Once a month, we have to undergo a myriad of uncomfortable symptoms, and let’s be real, most over the counter medications aren’t all they’re hyped up to be.

When we experience PMS symptoms, we are forced to tolerate and live with body aches, mood fluctuations, heightened anxiety, cramping, headaches, bloating, irritability, difficulty sleeping, pesky blemishes, plus so much more. However, CBD contains anti-inflammatory properties, and some studies have shown that bloating, in part, is caused by inflammation. This is good news for anyone considering using CBD products for those dreadful five to 10 days of the month prior to menstruation. CBD is capable of easing and soothing the symptoms we deal with both before our period and throughout.

But we shouldn’t have to “deal with it.” So the question is, what products are the right ones for PMS relief? Which ones actually work? Here are our favorites for holistic, all-natural relief from the myriad of symptoms that come along with PMS.

Ned Period Soothe Salve

Ned Period Salve

This potent full-spectrum salve contains 200mg of CBD in addition to a wide array of herbs that help abdominal cramping. Ned specifically designed this all-natural Period Soothe Salve to alleviate cramps, lower back pains, and body aches. With top of the line ingredients like the shea butter base, you’ll rest easy knowing you’re applying a high-quality, effective product onto your skin. Some of the other ingredients include: arnica, ginger, meadowsweet, rose, and lavender — these work seamlessly with the active cannabinoids to provide the most relief possible. ($40 retail value)

Foria Relief Suppositories

Foria Relief Suppositories

Foria designed broad-spectrum Relief Suppositories that deliver a whopping 100mg of broad-spectrum CBD right where you need it. Each one is formulated to relax the muscles and reduce inflammation. We noticed that these little miracles also gave us an overall sense of calm. They’re made with fair trade cocoa butter, so you know you’re getting the best of the best, which is important for internal products. Simply insert one suppository vaginally, kick your feet up for 15-20 minutes, and embrace the much needed premenstrual relief. Each pack comes with eight chocolate-scented suppositories. ($50 retail value)

Prima R+R Cream

Prima R&R Cream

This doctor-formulated R + R Cream is an advanced recovery rub designed to soothe achy muscles. Prima formulated the perfect blend of 750mg broad-spectrum CBD, eucalyptus, and menthol. The fragrance is subtle and pleasant, which promotes a sense of calm in and of itself. The next time you’re experiencing PMS-related body aches or cramps, apply a dime-sized amount and within minutes, you should feel a cooling sensation followed by comfort and reduced pain levels. We suggest carrying it on-the-go with you during that time of the month or perhaps keeping one at home and another at your workplace. ($55 retail value)

WLDKAT Ginger + Kombucha Bubbling Skin Tonic

WLDKAT: Ginger + Kombucha Bubbling Skin Tonic

Most women deal with pesky blemishes in the week or so leading up to menstruation. But you should know, WLDKAT created a 150mg broad-spectrum miracle juice, Ginger + Kombucha Bubbling Skin Tonic to help keep our skin looking great, even if we’re not feeling our best. Kombucha contains probiotics to strengthen the skin, and ginger root extract, which is composed of over 40 antioxidants and has natural antiseptic properties. These all-natural ingredients provide the skin with a more balanced tone, improved elasticity, and minimized acne flare-ups. Thank you, WLDKAT! This is essential for us women who want to rid our face of PMS-caused pimples. Much like the classic Korean skin tonics, this pink bubbly is designed to be used as a toner and serum; it’s a two-in-one. ($24 retail value, $10 for 1oz)

CheekyWell PMS Relief Chocolate Bar

CheekyWell: PMS Relief Chocolate Bar

Chocolate + CBD — Can you think of a better combination for that time of the month? Cheekywell designed an organic full-spectrum PMS Relief Bar for natural relief of PMS symptoms like bloating, cramps, and irritability. This female-founded company takes pride in crafting their 72% single origin dark chocolate in micro-batches. Quality is a huge priority over at Cheekywell; their founder spent two years locating the perfect organic tart cherries, known to help alleviate PMS symptoms. ($18 retail value)

Truly Beauty Hemp Acne Patches

Truly Beauty: Hemp Acne Patches

One of the most irritating aspects of PMS is the pesky blemishes. These Hemp Acne Patches, adorably shaped like cannabis leaves, will treat pimples during your peaceful slumber and speed up the post-healing process, too. Each patch contains 5mg of CBD, in addition to salicylic acid and other key skincare essentials. Just adhere one of Truly Beauty’s patches onto facial blemishes (make sure your skin is clean) before bedtime, go to sleep, and then wait and see the magic happen in the morning. Every package comes with 36 patches. ($13 retail value)

Happy V Relief CBD Oil

Happy V: Relief CBD Oil

Happy V manufactures a broad-spectrum CBD oil formulated with ingredients that are shown to reduce the intensity of symptoms caused by premenstrual syndrome. “Relief” is meant to target period cramps and fatigue, increase progesterone to balance the increased estrogen, as well as work on the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system, which is present in all of us. You should sleep better, ache and cramp less, and feel balanced with this one. The sweet flavor of strawberry kiwi can even satisfy your sweet tooth in the process of dosing. ($70 retail price)

Lord Jones Acid Mantle Repair Moisturizer

Lord Jones: Acid Mantle Repair Moisturizer

All hail Lord Jones for creating the Acid Mantle Repair CBD Moisturizer. Not only does this heavenly facial cream come with a mini golden spoon for the perfect sized scoop, but you can say goodbye to oily skin associated with PMS — does life get any better than that? This full-spectrum moisturizer balances your skin’s pH level, which can get out of whack before and during menstruation. PMS headache? Store your golden spoon in the fridge and press firmly on the temples for extra relief. ($75 retail price)

Moon Mother Hemp Co Wise Woman Ritual Bath

Moon Mother Hemp Co: Wise Woman Ritual Bath

Moon Mother Hemp Co-created a “Wise Woman” product line by women, for women experiencing aches and pains during the days leading up to their period. This full-spectrum Wise Woman CBD Ritual Bath is made from Dead Sea salt, pink Himalayan sea salt, 500mg of CBD, and a potent blend of herbs. Next time you’re in need of pain relief and relaxation, run the bathwater, shake an eight of the jar into the tub, and hop in for some luxurious soaking. You will want to stay in forever, but so you know, remaining in the bath for at least 20 minutes leads to the best results. For double the benefits, check out their 500mg Wise Woman Comfort Balm designed for topical application to the abdominal area for localized pain, aka cramp management. ($40 retail value)

Lumi Cloud Pen

Lumi: Cloud Pen

Lumi took a unique take on CBD products by creating sprays and pens featuring a “balanced-spectrum” of cannabinoids. By adding higher levels of THC (within the legal limit,) CBG, CBC, CBN, and more, consumers experience a mild euphoria through microdosing. You can purchase one of the Microdose Sprays or a full-spectrum Cloud Pen, available in five different strains. These are perfect for near-immediate PMS relief — puff away the pain. Each pen contains 500mg and 200 doses. ($35 retail value per pen.)

Happy Dance Whipped Body Butter

Happy Dance: Whipped Body Butter

Lord Jones collaborated with actress Kristen Bell to launch Happy Dance, a premium hemp product with affordable pricing. Their Whipped Body Butter is loaded with 200mg of full-spectrum CBD, and other healthy ingredients like raw cocoa butter and shea butter. Body aches? Cramps? This 6.7oz jar of head-to-toe pain relief is sure to help you “let it go.” ($30 retail value)

Ned Hormone Balance Oil

Ned: Hormone Balance Oil

Ned again, yes! Their Natural Cycle collection is created by women, for women. For the best results, use this full-spectrum 600mg Hormone Balance Oil twice daily — consistency is key. This oil is unique; it’s designed to provide mental and physical balance during all phases of your cycle, not just during menstruation. With added certified organic ingredients such as evening primrose oil, red raspberry leaf, lemon balm, and more, you’ll feel like your regular, self in no time. ($72 retail value)

Mother’s Dose Relief & Recovery Suppositories

Mother’s Dose: Relief & Recovery Suppositories

Vaginal suppositories for PMS symptoms are raves about due to their quick onset, long-lasting effects, and total effectiveness. Mother’s Dose’s holistic medley of full-spectrum hemp extract — 50mg per suppository — and natural ingredients created your new best friend for when Aunt Flo is getting ready to visit. For an added bonus, The Relief & Recovery Suppositories also help you recover from soreness after sexual intercourse. 10 per pack. ($79 retail value)

Lord Jones CBD Body Lotion

Lord Jones: Body Lotion

You deserve to pamper yourself with luxurious Body Lotion from Lord Jones when you’re not feeling so hot. The cooling sensation you’ll experience upon application can minimize the hot and cold sweats, body aches, and stomach cramps. This lotion will soothe you all over when you’re needing a little extra TLC the most. There are three fragrances and two sizes you can choose from. ($40 to $60 retail value)

KÖVO Bio-Cellulose Under-Eye Patches

KÖVO Bio-Cellulose Under Eye Patches

Ever experienced puffy eyes due to fatigue while going through PMS? We have! KÖVO’s Bio-Cellulose Under-Eye Patches contain clean vegan ingredients, which can improve circulation, ease irritation, balance pH, and repair & hydrate. Thanks to probiotics, THC-free CBD, witch hazel, aloe juice, peptides, and more, your eyes will feel refreshed after 15 to 20 minutes. These are a must-have for days when you want to look perky and refreshed, even if you’re not feeling it. ($12 retail value, one pack of patches)

Sagely Naturals Drift & Dream Body Oil

Sagely Naturals: Drift & Dream Body Oil

CBD Body Oil is designed to be applied to the skin while it’s still damp after showering or bathing. When skin is still semi-wet, the moisture is better retained. We personally enjoyed how moisturized and silky our bodies felt after use. Sagely Naturals has expert chemists and naturopaths assist in the process of formulating this perfect blend of 100mg broad-spectrum hemp and plant-based ingredients (lavender, geranium, and clary sage oil.) This an exceptional product for soothing aches and cramps associated with PMS. Not only will this product promote relaxation, but you will experience the topical pain-relieving effects and the best night’s sleep. ($29.99 retail value)

Hugs Wellness Relief Rub

Hugs Wellness: Relief Rub

Last but not least, Hugs Wellness formulated a cramp and pain-relieving salve, Relief Rub. This product contains full-spectrum CBD, cooling peppermint, and cayenne pepper. The result? A seamless blend of warming and cooling sensations directly after application. We suggest applying liberally to the abdominal area and lower back, fully massaging the salve in, and waiting several minutes for the soothing effects to take place. ($50 retail value)

Megan Lane
Megan Lane primarily writes about cannabis, relationships, and mental health. Her work has been featured in HuffPost, Insider, and Parents Magazine. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her daughter and eating CBD-infused cake.