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Self-Care Products to Splurge On

Self-Care Products

Taking care of yourself is a requirement for living your best life, and sometimes you deserve a treat. Whether you’re rewarding yourself for a job well done or just trying to brighten your spirits, your health and happiness are the best things that you can invest in. Especially in times of high stress, self-care helps keep us sane and productive. If you’re hoping to jumpstart a new healthy routine, find an activity to enjoy, or discover something fun to shop for, this list has you covered. Let’s take a look at five splurges that’ll help revitalize your routine.

All-Natural Skincare Products


Your skin is the largest organ in the body and it’s exposed to the elements every day. Protecting your skin and taking care of it doesn’t just help you look good, it helps you feel good too. Mallama, a leading brand in men’s skincare, offers a Skin Test to help men figure out their skin type if they don’t know where to get started. Their products are not only all-natural, but they give 1% of sales to organizations seeking to help the environment. You can’t beat being able to buy a treat for yourself or someone you care about while also saving the planet.

An Adventurous Trip or New Hobby


Sometimes you need to start a new routine and sometimes you need a break from yours. Taking a trip to somewhere you’ve never been or trying something you’ve always been afraid of is a great way to shake up your schedule and experience something unique. Treating yourself to a brand new activity might open up new passions or hobbies for you to continue to enjoy. Be as adventurous as you want, whether it’s trying out surfing lessons for beginners or taking a trip hiking in the mountains. The world is out there waiting for you.



CBD products have exploded in popularity recently and those who use them rave about their effects on chronic pain and anxiety. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in marijuana. Unlike THC, it doesn’t produce an intoxicating high, but many find it to be an important part of their self-care routine for its relaxing properties. If you’re not sure where to look, Marigoldbotanicals.com offers ethically made, all-natural CBD oil. Their company is women-owned and operated, so you can feel good about supporting an important small business, too.

Meditation Instruction


We all spend more time in front of screens and communicating with each other than ever before. Giving your eyes (and your mind) a break is important to maintaining your health and your sanity. Your apartment can be full of distractions, and many find meditating on their own without any instruction to be difficult. Meditation is a skill and having a teacher to guide you is invaluable, so consider attending some classes at your local meditation studio (or download a guiding app if that’s not convenient or possible), and learn more about mindfulness.

A Real, Fresh Meal


We’ve all had cheat days or picked up a pint of ice cream when we feel bad, but self-care can include non-sugary foods, too. Food is what gives us energy and if all you eat are low-quality meals, you’re not giving your body what it needs and deserves. You can consider a food box subscription service to make cooking at home easier, or just find a restaurant that serves health-conscious and high-quality food and treat yourself instead of spending time in the kitchen. Eating better will make you feel better, and that’s what self-care is all about.

If you’re experiencing a lot of stress, feel stuck in a rut, or just need a mood lift, finding some self-care products to treat yourself with can be a great way to beat the blues. In addition to the short-term benefits, you may find yourself enjoying a new hobby or finding a valuable new part of your health and wellness routine. No matter what activity or purchase you take advantage of, the important thing is that you need to invest in yourself and your wellness sometimes if you want to stay happy and productive.


Hi, I’m Thea.

I started this brand as a personal online publication after graduating from Boston University with a degree in Marketing and Design. Originally from San Francisco, I was thousands of miles from family and friends, and needed an outlet for exploring my passions and connecting with others. My goal has always been to show others the beauty in enjoying life’s simple pleasures and to encourage others to look inward for self fulfillment.

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