Grab These Self-Care Treats (All Under $15!), and Leave Anxiety in 2018 Where It Belongs
You know what 2019 calls for? Slowing the f*ck down, friends! We're talking more at-home spa days, more cozy nights in, more self-care, and a whole lot more relaxation. Let's make a "more me time" resolution for the new year . . . and let's maybe not break the bank while we do it, eh?
We've gathered some of our favorite wellness and self-care products that'll either help you turn your bathroom into a Burke Williams, help you unwind at the end of the day, or give you a daily dose of calm wherever you may be. And — drumroll — they're all under $15. For real. We're going to de-stress all day, every day this year, because overwhelming anxiety is so 2018, and we don't have time for it. Who's with us?
David's Tea Buddha's Blend Sachets
Try this delightfully herbaceous blend of white and green tea with jasmine pearls — it's like hosting a spiritual retreat in a teacup. David's Tea Buddha's Blend Sachets ($10) are easy to bring anywhere, whether you need some ohm in the office or you're hosting your very own at-home spa day.
Rituals Ritual of Dao Shower Gel
Turn a regular shower into a relaxing 15-minute retreat with Rituals Ritual of Dao Foaming Shower Gel ($8). White lotus and yi yi ren (used in Chinese medicine) are combined to give you some calming aromatherapy while you treat your skin.
Calm Patch by The Good Patch
Give yourself a centering dose of CBD — transdermally! This Calm Patch by The Good Patch ($12) applies to the skin, where the CBD is absorbed and moves into your blood stream, meaning you get to feel calm without taking a tincture or pill.
Calm the F*ck Down Adult Coloring Book
Give yourself ample brain breaks with this soothing at-home activity: coloring! The Calm the F*ck Down Adult Coloring Book ($5) has some, erm . . . "colorful" language, and might help you get all those aggravated thoughts out of your head and onto paper.
Sticky Be "Be Happy" Grip Socks
These Sticky Be "Be Happy" Grip Socks ($15) are a helpful reminder not to let life get you down — and also to go to Pilates and barre. Switching up your workout schedule to more low-impact strengthening and toning classes may help reduce your cortisol levels and therefore decrease stress and anxiety.
Mario Badescu Rose Facial Spray
Whether you're traveling, at your desk, in your car, or climbing into bed for a solid eight hours, keep a little bottle of Mario Badescu Rose Facial Spray ($7-$12) nearby this year. The soothing mist isn't just great for your skin, but also gives you a lovely, spa-like dose of aromatherapy to help you relax.
Fitlosophy Choose to Be Happy Journal
Wake up each and every day to this sweet Fitlosophy Choose to Be Happy Journal ($10). The pages have messages of inspiration and a water tracker, so you can make sure you're treating both your mind and your body right with gratitude and H2O.
Saje Stress Release Soothing Bath Salt Soak
Give yourself some me time while indulging in essential oil therapy! Sea salt, chamomile, orange, and lavender blend beautifully in the Saje Stress Release Soothing Bath Salt Soak ($10).
Weller CBD Caramel Coconut Bites
With five milligrams of CBD per bite (and three delicious flavors to choose from!), we're fairly certain Weller CBD Caramel Coconut Bites ($15 for three) will be your favorite snack of 2019. They're vegan, and even better, each pack is only 140 calories total.
Tone Fitness Yoga Mat
Use this Tone Fitness Yoga Mat ($6, originally $15) for at-home meditation, and maybe that deep relaxation yoga class you've been meaning to try at your local studio. Use this new space as your sacred relaxation zone, and let any stressful thoughts escape your brain whenever you sit on it.