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Everything You Need to Know About The Cycle Duo

Everything You Need to Know About The Cycle Duo

You’ve heard this before: Periods suck. Cramps are inevitable. PMS makes you “crazy.” But is that a reality we really need to accept? Is it really the vibe in 2023 to just shut up and suffer? 

At Xula, we’ve been committed to period-positive care since the very beginning of the brand. We have the firm belief that drama-free periods and cycles are no longer a luxury, it’s the standard. It’s with this in mind that we’re relaunching our Cycle Duo with higher concentrations of thoughtfully-sourced herbs and botanicals (plus a new look). Let’s call it a glow-up.

the cycle duo by xula

Crafting Your Ideal Cycle Routine

Many of us find comfort and balance in daily routines; Yours might be a day-and-night skincare routine, an endorphin-boosting workout routine, or a daily practice of meditation or setting intentions. For all of us who menstruate, we can find that same comfort and balance throughout the month by creating cycle routines using the same herbs that our foremothers have used for millennia, coupled with rigorous scientific testing. 

High-quality and easy-to-use solutions for womb and reproductive health should always be within arm's reach. Happy Period and Happy Hormones, the two tinctures in the Cycle Duo, sync with your cycle and are easy to mix into smoothies, beverages, or drop right under the tongue—making them easy for daily use. The Cycle Duo is best taken in two phases to target symptoms like menstrual cramps, PMS mood swings, underlying chronic stress, and bloating with clinically-backed botanicals. Phase 1: Happy Period is your ally on the first days of your cycle, best taken with a series of strong doses throughout the day. Phase 2: Happy Hormones is your everyday companion for the rest of the month, keeping you balanced and feeling like yourself. Let’s talk about it.

happy period by xula

Phase 1: Happy Period


Happy Period (previously known as uff! moon + womb) is thoughtfully formulated to target most people’s #1 bane of their period existence: Cramps. We’ve included a broad spectrum of herbs and botanicals that not only provide pain relief for cramps, but also target the hormonal systems that make your uterus do backflips and summersaults (idiomatically, of course, but also, it does feel like that).

When to take it

Days 1-4ish of your cycle. Count day 1 when you start bleeding (or when you’re about the bleed, if you start in the spotting stage). We say 4ish because everyone’s cycle is a little different; once the heaviest bleeding stops, move on to Phase 2: Happy Hormones. We’re using the 28 cycles in our guidelines, but it’s perfectly normal for people to have cycles as short as 22 days and as long as 40 days. As always, when in doubt, chat with your gyno. 

How to take it

We recommend a heavy hand with this formula to get a full dose of high-quality herbs and squash those cramps. Take 1 to 2 full droppers 3 times daily for the first few days of your cycle. Place a dropper full in your mouth, hold briefly, then swallow. You can mix this dose into beverages as well. All bodies are different, so increase or edit this dose as desired after your first days of use.

What’s inside

  • Passionflower
  • Mugwort
  • Black Cohosh Root
  • Ginger Root
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Motherwort
  • Hemp


CBD: 500 mg

CBG: 100 mg



What it’s for

The herbs and botanicals in Happy Period are shown to reduce anxiety, ease tension, support cramp relief, support pain relief, boost your mood, and promote hormonal balance.

How it works

  • Passionflower, mugwort, lemon verbena, and black cohosh root work together to ease tension and support cramp relief.
  • Ginger root provides warming qualities and comforting pain relief.
  • Motherwort supports overall hormonal balance.
  • Studies indicate that CBD inhibits the production of prostaglandins which are associated with period cramps.
  • CBD and CBG amplify each other to support optimal pain relief.
happy hormones by xula

Phase 2: Happy Hormones

Happy Hormones (previously known as mhm! moon + mood) is being relaunched with a new look plus a boosted dose of cannabinoids. PMS takes on many forms, from rapid mood swings to a monthly emotional bajón to hormonal bloating that makes it impossible to wear half your typical wardrobe. The boosted cannabinoids and the same great herbs make it the perfect companion to throw into your bag and take daily to avoid those slumps and stay balanced all month long.

When to take it

Days 5-28ish of your cycle. Switch from Phase 1: Happy Period to Phase 2: Happy Hormones once the heaviest bleeding/cramps subside. This indicates a shift in hormonal balances that can be supported all month long with a consistent daily dose (or doses) of Happy Hormones.

How to take it

Start light and level up as desired. Start with 1⁄2 dropper 1 to 3 times daily throughout the month. Drop oil into the mouth, hold briefly, then swallow. You can mix this dose into beverages as well. All bodies are different and we all have different relationships with our cycles, so change your dose accordingly.

What’s inside

  • Red Raspberry Leaf
  • Burdock Root
  • Lemon Balm
  • Linden Flowers
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Turmeric Root
  • Hemp


CBD: 875 mg

CBG: 125 mg

Botanicals (1:6 Extract Ratio)


What it’s for

The herbs and botanicals in Happy Hormones are shown to promote hormonal balance, boost mood, ease tension, reduce anxiety, and exhibit anti-inflammatory effects.

How it works

  • Burdock root, lemon balm, and red raspberry leaf work together to balance hormones and boost mood.
  • Linden flowers and lemon verbena pair up to reduce anxiety and bodily tensions that can be associated with PMS, enhancing feelings of well-being and boosting overall mood.
  • Turmeric reduces inflammation and bloating.
  • CBD and CBG promote balance of both body and mind.

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