While self-care does mean caring for yourself, it’s not an activity of self-indulgence in the way one may think. It means tending to your physical, mental and spiritual needs so that you can be at your best. And when you’re at your best, you can help others, get errands accomplished and stay healthy.
Neglecting self-care can lead to stress, anxiety, feelings of being overwhelmed and burnout. When you feel that way, you and everyone around you suffer. For some, the idea of self-care seems vital. For others, it may sound selfish. During this pandemic, however, self-care is of utmost importance for all aspects of your health.
If you’re one of the many who always put others’ well-being ahead of your own, remember the airline safety speech. You should secure your oxygen mask, first, in case of decompression, before assisting another person. In other words, you must address your well-being before you can take care of others. Here are 15 products that can help you get started on your journey to self-care.
These all-natural plant-based capsules can help reduce stress and anxiety and promote feelings of calmness and peace. With functional ingredients such as ashwagandha root extract and magnesium, two capsules daily can help you feel relaxed and tranquil and ready to tackle anything that comes your way.
Are you feeling down and fatigued? Get a non-caffeinated lift of energy and positivity with this essential oil blend. While getting dressed and ready for your day, squeeze a few drops of this pranarom diffusion blend into an ultrasonic diffuser to give you an upbeat boost of vim and vigor that will get your day off to a wonderful start.
Instead of reaching for that glass of wine or beer to help you destress and relax at the end of the day, try sipping on a cup of calming and delicious herbal tea. This blend of high-quality organic herbs, which include passionflower, chamomile, lavender, and catnip, is a flavorful combination of floral and minty flavors that not only tastes great but will also help you sleep soundly at night.
Self-care is not only about feeling better, but it’s also about looking your best. Tired, lined, and dehydrated skin can make you feel as bad as you look. This dream cream goes to work while you sleep! And, it helps you sleep. With melatonin, hemp seed oil, and soothing shitake mushroom, you get the double-whammy beauty benefits of a good night’s sleep and a wrinkle-fighting hydration mask.
Take time to fully unplug from your smartphone and your responsibilities by indulging in a luxurious bath. Escape to your bathroom and let the intoxicating scents of this Abyssinian Oil and chia seed-infused bath bomb make you feel as royal as the Queen of Sheba, ruler of ancient Ethiopia, who made Abyssinian Oil famous. The scent will help reduce stress, the warm water will help you relax, and the oil will soften and moisturize your skin. It’s da bomb of bath bombs.
While you may feel busy and stressed now, chances are not going to slow down in the near future. Don’t wait to feel better and balanced. Reducing stress, boosting positivity, and promoting overall emotional balance should be a daily goal. Gaia Herbs award-winning supplements combine herbs such as St. John’s Wort, passionflower and gingko that will help you do just that if taken regularly 3 times a day.
Muscle tension and stress go hand in hand, especially long-term stress. The American Psychological Association says muscle tension is “almost a reflex reaction to stress—the body’s way of guarding against injury and pain.” By taking care of one issue, you can reduce the other. This portable mini muscle roller is a simple way to help you stretch, massage, and strengthen your muscles and also prevent injury. Included in this must-have self-care product are three workouts that will get you started on the road to healing and wellness.
Whether you have someone to massage this delicious smelling and feeling oil into your skin or you use this oil for a relaxing self-massage, you won’t want to rinse it off. Made of sweet almond oil as well as hemp seed, grape seed, apricot, and vitamin E, this body oil is the perfect way to condition your body and soul.
Just think about relaxing your head and neck on this plush terry cloth-covered pillow after you ease into a warm and inviting bath. While the thought may seem unrealistic as you think through your busy day, don’t dismiss it. Baths often get overlooked because they take more time and, well, seem too indulgent. But that’s exactly why you should take one. This comfortable bath pillow combined with music, candles, and the Abyssinian oil and chia seed oil bath bomb is just what you need after a hectic and taxing day
Not getting the right quantity or quality of sleep can contribute to forgetfulness, lack of focus, fatigue, and tired appearance. Some say that a good night’s sleep is not only part of self-care but is the most important aspect of it. One way to help you relax and fall asleep is to boost the production of your body’s natural sleep hormone, melatonin, with Olly Restful Sleep Blackberry Zen. Pop two of these delicious gummies (no water necessary) about 30 minutes before bedtime and enjoy a drug-free restful night followed by an alert, energetic, and focused day.
In order to reduce stress and feelings of being overwhelmed and anxious, you must be proactive in your efforts. Yoga, meditation, and exercise are activities you can do to improve your emotional well-being. But, you have to make them part of your daily or weekly routine for them to work. Additionally, this tasty berry beverage should also be part of your routine. Follow the preparation directions and find a nice peaceful place to enjoy this drink that’s designed to promote calmness and relaxation. It’s ideal for sipping before bedtime but can be enjoyed any time of the day.
This pocket-sized aromatherapy mist can be used in a variety of ways to help you feel calm and relaxed. You can spray it on your body so that you take the relaxing scent of lavender wherever you go. You can spray it in a room so that this calming aromatherapy scent is all around you. Or, you can spray it on your bed linens to help you sleep better at night. Whichever way you used it, it’s a simple way to help soothe your senses and balance your spirit.
Sometimes looking your best contributes to feeling your best. Stressed, tired eyes and skin are not attractive. Chockful of antioxidants and natural extracts, this hydrating and rejuvenating face mask quenches parched skin, diminishes fine lines, and leaves your skin baby soft. Its non-greasy feel and relaxing scent help you sleep so that you wake up refreshed AND beautiful. As one reviewer put it, “This product is proof that you do not need to spend a fortune nor do you need to slather a bunch of chemicals on your face to receive good skincare results.”
Our feet work the hardest for us but are often neglected. While we tend to our face, the skin on our feet can become dry, raw, and cracked. This uber-hydrating foot cream can soothe and treat the driest and roughest heels and toes while providing the ultimate pampering experience. You’ll be amazed at how downright beautiful your feet will look after slathering this emollient lotion on your feet for a couple of days. At night, for really neglected and dry feet, put socks on your feet after applying the lotion just before you sleep.
Using essential oils can be an essential part of self-care. Different scents can help promote creativity, calm, relaxation, energy, and many other emotions and behaviors. This quiet and easy-to-use water-free diffuser allows you to customize the scent and experience you desire. Add 10-12 drops of lavender essential oil, for example, to relax or chamomile for calmness. Essential oils can help clean the air in your environment while clearing your mind.