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12 Simple Ways to Practice Self Care + Products to Help You Get Started

With everything that’s going on these days, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re finding time to take care of your mind, body and soul. But we all know it’s not always easy to find time to practice self care in between busy schedules, family obligations and long hours at work.

Luckily, these 12 simple products and practices can help bring some much-needed self care into your life, even if it’s just a quick five minutes of me time.

Pampas & Reed Bath Soak

One of the best ways to indulge in some self care is with a hot bath.

Turn your next soak into a serene self-care ritual by adding a luxurious bath soak or bath tea from Pampas & Reed. Made with organic botanicals like rose petals, lavender and elderflower, these indulgent blends are perfect for unwinding and relaxing.

Not only are baths perfect for relaxing, but soaking in warm epsom water can also help relieve muscle tension and pain, soften and smooth skin, and even help fight off illness.

Ripple Yogawear Stonewash Jumpsuit

Finding that right piece of clothing can truly be a form of self care. A garment that hugs the body in all the right places and allows for free movement and flexibility. The Stonewash Jumpsuit from Ripple Yogawear can be the perfect way to show yourself some extra love.

Whether you’re heading to a yoga class or just running errands, this comfortable yet flattering one-piece will quickly become your new summer staple. Made with soft and eco-friendly cotton, Ripple’s natural yoga wear is ethically made with Mother Earth in mind, so this is a piece of clothing that you can truly feel good about treating yourself to.

Breathe Enlight Be Collection Candles

Candles are one of the best ways to set the mood for relaxation and tranquility, especially aromatherapy candles, like this delightful blend from Breathe Enlight (affectionately known as BE).

These handmade candles are created in New Orleans with love and positive intentions, and are designed to help women step into light and connect with their inner, higher selves through candles and ritual tools.

Each of their candles is made with soy wax for an eco-friendly and vegan burn, making these candles the perfect addition to your next self care ritual, whether that’s meditating, journaling, relaxing in the bath or just enjoying the scent of juicy mandarin oranges and mimosa blossoms.

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Terra Beauty Bars Terra Nail Polish

Turn your next manicure into a relaxing ritual by listening to a meditation while you paint, lighting your favorite candle, and choosing a non-toxic, vegan and cruelty free polish like this one from Terra Beauty Bars (in No. 35 White Frosty Pink).

Terra Beauty Bars is not only dedicated to making you feel good, but also to creating beautiful, sustainable products with clean ingredients and never any synthetic fragrances. They’re also a vetern, female-owned and family-operated business that creates their entire collection with love in their Terra Studio in Southern Florida.

So go ahead and treat yourself to a new polish (or two or three), and add 20 minutes to your next self care ritual to nurture your nails, body and mind.

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Metaskin Face & Body Cups

Your nails aren’t the only part of your body that could use some extra care. Your skin also deserves a little love during your next self-care day.

If you’ve never tried facial massage or cupping, this set by Metaskin is an amazing way to spend some time nurturing your face and body, and getting glowy, radiant and healthy skin in the process. Similar to facial rollers and Gua Sha, but with more impactful results, this cupping set is designed to tone, smooth and de-puff your skin through lymphatic drainage. Cupping is a great alternative to botox, lasers and injectables, and bonus: it’s completely natural, with no downtime at all (no bruising, unlike traditional cupping sessions).

Take 10 minutes in the morning and/or at night to watch a few of Metaskin’s free at-home tutorials available on their website, and spend some time being fully present with this therapeutic mind-skin ritual.

Solara Suncare Daily Sunscreen

If you’re looking for a simple, natural and completely free way to bring more self care into your life, look no further than the sun!

Just 15 minutes of sun per day can help increase your body’s vitamin D production and mood, but just remember to apply a daily sunscreen before soaking up the sun, like this super-clean mineral-based sunscreen from Solara Suncare.

Solara’s line of EWG-verified, vegan and cruelty free suncare replaces over 1,500 questionable ingredients with wellness inspired ingredients like adaptogens and antioxidants, not only helping protect your skin against everyday sun, but also helping to smooth, illuminate and hydrate. These sunscreens also defend against HEV/blue light and pollution, so you’re protected no matter where you go.

Vibrant Blue Oils Parasympathetic Blend

Self care isn’t always just about pampering your skin, hair and nails. Self care can also be about truly healing your body and mind from the inside out.

Help your body, specifically your parasympathetic nervous system, heal with this specially-formulated essential oil blend from Vibrant Blue Oils designed to naturally stimulate your vagus nerve for immediate relief from inflammation, depression, anxiety, fatigue, high blood pressure and even more serious health ailments.

This natural and non-invasive synergistic blend of essential oils, including clove and lime oil, turns on a cascade of healing by activating your nervous system so you can finally start to feel like the focused, energetic, motivated, happy and youthful version of yourself that you crave.

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Ma’na Organix glow Hempseed Oil Facial Serum

Staying hydrated is one of the simplest ways to show your body some love. And staying hydrated means more than just drinking water; it also means keeping your skin hydrated from the outside.

Ma’na Organix’s glow Hempseed Oil Facial Serum is the perfect addition to your daily self care routine to help eliminate dryness and restore skin to a silky look. The unparalleled hydration from 100% naturally and organically-sourced hempseed oil is perfect for minimizing fine lines and wrinkles while giving skin a luminous glow.

After you finish cleansing your skin, take a few minutes to massage this small-batch crafted serum into your skin. Ultra-hydrating ingredients like argan oil and hyaluronic acid will leave your skin feeling extra moisturized and refreshed.

Oehaircare Moisture Replenishing Hair Masque

The next time you wash your hair, set aside a little extra “me time” to turn your regular washday into a soothing self care ritual.

Choose a hair mask, like this Replenishing Hair Masque with Moroccan Argan Oil from oehaircare, to treat yourself to a few minutes of relaxation and sensory awakening.

Created with a powerful blend of the purest ingredients derived from nature’s bounty ranging from cuticle-preserving unrefined creamy avocado and shea butters to ylang ylang and bran oil, this masque is amazing for softening, repairing, hydrating and growing healthy hair while maintaining your hair’s natural PH levels. All of these amazing hair-loving ingredients are cruelty-free, vegan and ethically sourced, as well. Oeharicare works with micro farmers from around the world to source and manufacture all of these high-quality ingredients, guaranteeing that your hair receives only the best and most natural ingredients.

Free from artificial scents, coloring, parabens, DEA, silicones and sulfates, this best selling masque is an amazing addition to any beauty routine to help you pamper yourself and unwind in just a few minutes.

Euka Wellness Bento Box

After caring for your skin, nails and hair, don’t forget to spend a few minutes each day making sure your immune system is cared for, too!

If you’re looking for a simple way to integrate preventative wellness into your daily routine, Euka’s beautifully organized system of clean, consciously crafted Wellness Bento Boxes is the perfect way to create a unique wellness ritual. With formulations created by doctors and inspired by Ayurveda, Euka’s suite of holistic wellness products are infused with a proprietary blend of extracts and essential oils that bring protection and soothing aromatherapy into perfect harmony to help protect and boost your immune system.

As you begin sending your loved ones back to school or the office, integrate this unique Wellness Bento Box into your family’s daily routine to give you peace of mind knowing their health and immune system is cared for.

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BOLD Swim Sustainable Swimwear

There’s nothing more calming, grounding and rejuvenating than a day at the beach.

Take advantage of these last weeks of summer by spending some time near the water, and don’t forget to bring a suit that makes you feel fabulous, like these eco-friendly sustainable suits from BOLD Swim.

BOLD’s swimwear is made with the first end-of-life biodegradable fabric, Amni Soul, that acts as a biomass under landfill conditions, meaning it breaks down into organic material. Not only is this collection environmentally friendly and sustainably sourced, but incredibly versatile in wear. Each suit is buttery soft, toxic-free and designed to empower each and every body.

Goya Naturals Whipped Body Butter

Aromatherapy can be one of the quickest and simplest ways to transport yourself to a tranquil state of mind. Essential oils like lavender, rose and geranium do an amazing job of soothing and calming the body and mind almost instantly.

Take yourself on a 60-second trip to a fresh field of wild roses with this decadent whipped body butter from Goya Naturals. Formulated with rosehip seed oil and geranium essential oil, this lush vegan body butter is perfect for hydrating your skin while soothing your senses. Apply a pea sized amount before bed to relax before sleep and wake up with soft, supple skin.

Not only does this body butter smell incredible, but it also comes in a 100% compostable package! That means this product is completely waste free, and can simply be composted in your backyard bin when it’s gone.


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