14 Endometriosis Self-Care Products Endo Women Swear By

As someone who lives with endometriosis, I’m always on the lookout for endometriosis self-care products that can help cope with my persistent and painful symptoms. My personal blend of pelvic pain, debilitating cramps, and chronic fatigue have caused me to cancel plans at the last-minute or turn in at 7 p.m. on a Friday night many times. They have little interest in me showering and are perfectly content wearing the same pair of sweats for days on end.  And while I’m willing to try just about any endometriosis remedy, no superfood, pill, or exercise reduces my endo bloat.

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Every person with endometriosis has a difference experience with the painful flare-ups. With no known cause or cure for the disease, we are masterful at navigating days when standing upright is winning. I swear by pelvic floor physical therapy, Reiki, acupuncture and yoga. And while my loved ones lend me their support, no one will ever make me feel as comfy as my heating pad does, wrapping me in three glorious settings of electric warmth in a matter of minutes.

Because I am certainly not alone in my endometriosis diagnosis, I called upon other people with endometriosis and collaborated on a list of must-have creature comforts, natural pain relievers and spirit lifters. Everyone we spoke to has self-care and listening to their bodies down to a science: Anxiety reducers, healthy food, stuffed animals and connecting with other people with endo on social media are also part of their daily care plan. And everyone is madly in love with their heating pad, so if you don’t already have one, we recommend investing in one stat. Ahead, 14 endometriosis self-care products people with endometriosis swear by.

Our mission at SheKnows is to empower and inspire women, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. 

A version of this article was originally published in February 2019. 

  • Full Body Pillow

    Spolier: You don’t need to be pregnant to find comfort in a full-body pillow like this “pregnancy pillow.” Our editors love this one because it supports both your abdomen area and your legs so you can comfortably sleep, even when you’re at peak endo bloat. 

    Chilling Home Pregnancy Pillow $60
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  • Intelex Warmies Microwaveable French Lavender Scented Plush Unicorn

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    “I have a unicorn hottie my mom got me when I was leaving the hospital after surgery that is my go-to when I’m feeling ill. It’s basically a soft unicorn toy with heating beads in it that smell like lavender.” — Terrie J., 30

    Warmies Microwaveable Plush Unicorn$21
    Buy now

  • Contour Legacy Leg & Knee Support Foam Pillow

    “I prop [my leg pillow] between my legs to give me comfort and help relieve my sciatica pain during endo flares. It makes me as comfortable as possible to get some much-needed sleep.” — Aisya C., 35

    Contour Legacy Leg & Knee Support Foam Pillow $25
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  • Orange Essential Oil Burner

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    “One thing I do a lot is burn essential oils. When I have [an endo] flare-up, sweet orange essential oil reminds me of summer and comforts me. If I use my essential oil burner, it lasts longer and soothes me. I feel a little calmer to make space for what’s happening rather than try to fight against my body.” — Sadie W., 33

    Orange Essential Oil Burner $23
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  • Microfiber Cooling Towel

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    “My chilly towel is my savior in the summer. I actually had to buy a second one so I can rotate them and have one on hand throughout the season.” — Natalie N., 23

    Microfiber Cooling Towel, 8-pack$18
    Buy now


  • A Trusty Heating Pad

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    “Without a doubt, it’s my heating pad. I drag it around my apartment like Linus’ blanket, just plugging it in where I land!” — Elise R., 29 

    PureRelief Heating Pad$34.99on Amazon.com
    Buy now


  • Opalhouse Reversible Velvet Heart Pillow

    “My must-haves for dealing with my endometriosis would be (having) the most supportive husband and family, someone there to hold your hand and help you breathe through the pain. I love hugging in a heart-shaped pillow I’ve had for over twenty years. It’s so soft and brings me comfort.” — Jennifer W., 32

    Opalhouse Velvet Heart-Shaped Pillow$15
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  • Mood-Boosting Music

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    “When painkillers and heat packs have no effect, I listen to my favorite music. It helps me to relax during a terrible flare-up and distracts me from the anxiety endo causes. If I’m feeling like I need an escape from everything, I bust out some moves to Freddie Mercury and Queen’s greatest hits. When I’m trying to relax and breathe through a bad flare day, I listen to slow, soothing songs by The Beatles.” — Kellie N., 32

    Queen Greatest Hits $50
    Buy now


  • The OG Wheat Bag

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    “My must-have item is my beloved wheat bag. I go through these like there is no tomorrow because I get up multiple times in the night to heat them up and often over ‘cook’ them!” — Amy C., 37

    The Original Wheat Bag$24
    Buy now

  • A Toast With Tea

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    “Tea and hot baths are an amazing way to manage the pain of endometriosis. I set up Netflix on my iPad, place it on a stool outside the tub and drink my tea in a warm bath.” — Katrina M., 28 

    David’s Tea Gift of Wellness$5.40
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  • Meditation Apps

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    “Mine is meditation! It’s gotten me through some really tough times. I love Insight Timer. The app has loads of content, and you can set a daily timer and reminders to stay on track!” — Sophie P., 29

    Insight Timer Meditation App$0
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  • Tub Time

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    “My most treasured possession during an endo flare has quickly become my bath tray. It allowed me to make a little nest for myself in the bath which is one of my favorite forms of pain relief. I can balance a cup of tea, a candle, my Kindle and whatever else I might need while I’m in there!” — Amber S., 28

    Yamazaki Expandable Bath Tub Caddy $32
    Buy now

  • A Muscle Stimulator

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    “My must-have item is my trusty TENs muscle stimulating machine. I have it strapped to me everyday so I’m part woman part machine! Mine is little and discreet so no one can tell I’m plugged in!” —  Naomi B., 30

    Intensity at Home TENS Unit Muscle Stimulator $33
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  • Puppy Love

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    “My essential while in pain would definitely have to be my dogs. My dogs show so much love and care, it’s almost like they have a healing energy while around me. They also sit on my main area of pain (uterus and legs) which makes a great personal heat pack! As well as the pain, emotionally, endometriosis can take a toll. Aaving my dogs by my side giving me nothing but love cuddles and simply being there helps me. I couldn’t do it without them.” — Chelsea T., 17

    “My must-have item isn’t such an item but more a presence. My cocker spaniel, Lady, has come over from Australia with me and has helped me emotionally. She’s like my shadow, following me everywhere, especially when I’m sick. It seems like she knows when I’m having a flare up or when I’m sad because she will always be gentle with me even if she’s just resting her head on my knee while I’m in pain.” — Natasha C., 29

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