The notion of self-care isn’t one of selfishness. Self-care is showing yourself compassion. It will make you stronger, healthier, and more successful in meeting life’s challenges. Nourishing your body and mind gives you a fighting chance against fatigue, depression, anxiety, and even illness. Taking care of yourself is essential during times of stress. It gives you the energy to take care of your family and your responsibilities. Slowing down and unwinding will help you find your inner calm to face tomorrow.
Rely on nature’s gifts to detoxify mind and body and relieve daily stresses. From self-care practices that provide emotional first aid to the makings of an at-home spa day, here are some essentials that will help you relax.
Diptyque Paris Feuille de Lavande, $68 (click here)
The herbal scent of lavender bushes on the hills of Haute Provence blend with the mineral scent of the earth in a harmonious scent profile. This candle captures the comforting scent of fresh lavender to calm moments of stress.
Fresh Self-Care Masking Set, $85 (click here)
Calm your skin with one of this popular brand’s best-selling masks, the Rose Face Mask. Then fight back against stress with the resilience-building Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask, which offers intensely moisturizing overnight treatment to redefine skin contours. This indulgent set also includes a Sugar Face Polish Exfoliator and a Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask.
Dr. Pawpaw Original Balm, $8 (click here)
A dash of olive oil, a dab of papaya extract, and a touch of sunflower seed oil make your lips kissably soft, and what’s more soothing than a gentle kiss?
Gravity Weighted Sleep Mask, $40 (click here)
This mask uses the same concept behind the Gravity weighted blankets. It’s filled with glass beads that exert a little pressure (but not too much) around the eye area so that you can fall asleep faster. The mask weighs just one pound, so you feel the pressure without it being too much on your face. The micro-fiber cover feels plush and cozy against your skin.
Urban Outfitters The Little Book of Self-Care, $8.99 (click here)
This essential book by author Suzy Reading provides insights into 30 self-care practices to stress-proof your body and mind. Inspiration ranges from tips on relaxation to energy boosters, and from emotional first aid to mind management.
M3 Naturals Himalayan Salt Scrub, $33.15 (click here)
Reach for this collagen-infused natural scrub to rid your face and body of toxins, dirt, pollution, and bacteria. This pretty pink scrub is a great pore minimizer that reveals silky-smooth skin. This is the #1 best selling body scrub on Amazon, with more than 14,000 reviewers giving it 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Aromatherapy Associates Relax Deep Relax Bath & Shower Oil, $66 (click here)
A deeply relaxing blend for those who yearn for a restful, worry-free night. Essential oils of vetivert, camomile, and sandalwood soothe the skin with an aroma that aids a restful night’s sleep. Look forward to the peace and tranquility of ultimate relaxation when you soak in these scents before bedtime.