LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE
We know that when it comes to self-care, there is no shortage of ways in which you can treat yourself, love yourself and take care of yourself. Self-care has been popularized in recent years and for good reason; it’s not selfish and it’s not indulgent, it’s necessary for overall good health and well-being.
Oxford Languages definition of self-care is “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.” What a beautiful way to think about it – taking action and making choices that allow for the possibility that you can in fact have more energy during the day, feel more stable and balanced in your mood, move your body in a way that feels revitalizing and awakening and rest your body in ways that feels like a true recharge.
Below are some popular ways in which people can take part in physical activities that support and encourage self-care:
Take a long, warm bath or shower and indulge in your favorite bath care products
Spend time outdoors, specifically when it's possible to absorb a safe amount of natural vitamin D from the sun
Eat a nutrient-dense, satisfying and healthy meal that you prepare from scratch
Engage in exercise and movement that meets your personalized needs for what feels good for your body
Go on a date with a partner or friend and intentionally spend screen-free time in conversation and connection
In this article, we’re sharing ways you can use 100% natural, plant-based wellness products to support your self-care efforts that may enhance your overall physical, mental and emotional health. Read on to learn more about some of our favorite products.
5 WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE: #1 – TREAT PAIN NATURALLY
A common ailment that many of us experience in our bodies is pain. Pain doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ve experienced an injury or illness, it can be brought on from lack of movement, stretching or flexibility, it may be a chronic issue we’ve dealt with for some time, or it may be the result of stress or another affliction.
Regardless of the cause, we love supporting our physical well-being and in turn our mental and emotional health with plant-based alternatives that can help to ease, renew and restore the body when we’re experiencing everything from aches and pains to strains and sprains.
Self-care products to try for relief from pain:
Peppermint Halo roll-on: this is a combination of essential oils that are warming and cooling and tingling on the skin, blended with peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary and vetiver. We suggest applying along the forehead, temples, hairline and back of neck for a ‘halo’ effect.
Pain Release roll-on: earthy, herbal, supportive essential oils of rosemary, marjoram, roman chamomile and lavender can be applied anywhere you feel tight or tense, like the shoulders, neck, knees and ankles.
Muscle Melt bath salt soak: when you want to feel decompressed and comforted in the bath, add a few tablespoons of this restorative blend of sweet birch, eucalyptus, cajeput, ginger and rosemary essential oils with sea salt and Epsom salts.
5 WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE: #2 – PRIORITIZE GOOD QUALITY SLEEP
Sleep is everything, we can’t say that in enough ways. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, sleep is important because “the way you feel while you're awake depends in part on what happens while you're sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health”.
Did you know your brain helps you form new pathways while you sleep to help you learn and remember information the next day? All of this to say, we all need to prioritize our sleep each night – our long-term health and well-being depends on it.
Self-care products to try for a restful night’s sleep:
Sleep Well roll-on: our most powerfully grounding blend of valerian root, jasmine, neroli and lavender that can be applied to the temples, throat, wrists and bottom of the feet each night before bedtime.
Dream State diffuser blend: a relaxing, sweet and tranquil blend that can be used to fill the air in your bedroom with restful bliss, blended with lavender, orange, roman chamomile, geranium, valerian and ylang ylang.
Sleep Well body butter: slather on a rich, hydrating and skin-smoothing cream that also includes tranquil essential oils like lavender, mandarin, jasmine, vetiver and marjoram for soft skin and a quiet mind at nighttime.
5 WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE: #3 – STRESS LESS
Similar to the importance of sleep in our daily routines is the importance of managing stress and daily stressors. If left unchecked, stress is another ailment that has the ability to wreak havoc on our physical and mental health. Stress has been linked to the contribution of serious health problems and has even been declared a hazard of the workplace.
The good news is that we have many tools at our disposal to help us manage stressful feelings and situations each day. Many people look to their nutrition, sleep and movement as part of their stress-busting daily routines and incorporating natural wellness products is just another way to help keep stress at bay.
Self-care products to try for support of your mental, emotional and spiritual health:
Stress Release roll-on: a community favorite, this is a balancing and harmonizing blend of essential oils renowned for their ability to positively impact symptoms of stress like orange, clary sage, myrtle, lavender and geranium.
Unwind diffuser blend: relax, let go and fill your space with this peaceful and calming blend of orange, bergamot, lavender, geranium and cinnamon.
Pocket Farmacy Mindful Edition: this award-winning kit is a curated selection of five essential oil roll-ons to support reflection, connection, confidence, energy and the ability to unwind, blended with supportive essential oils like frankincense, myrrh, cedarwood, sage and cypress.
5 WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE: #4 – PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD
An important and yet sometimes overlooked part of self-care is skincare. When our skin is healthy looking, glowing and radiant, we feel our best and most confident. Sometimes, skincare can feel overwhelming. There are so many products and so many ingredients and it can be difficult to know where to start.
We’ve created four distinct skincare lines to support various skin types and skincare goals. You have the option of shopping within a certain line of products, or you can choose your own adventure and mix and match according to your unique needs and preferences. No matter which product line you choose, you can rest assured that we’ve hand selected the highest quality plant-derived ingredients and have formulated all our products to be free of parabens, mineral oils, artificial fragrances or synthetics of any kind.
Self-care products to try for happy, healthy-looking skin:
Glow On oil cleanser: our first oil cleanser, Glow On can be used as the primary cleanser in a double cleanse routine or on its own to remove dirt, oil, makeup and SPF. Blended with antioxidant-rich parsley seed, skin-soothing plant squalane and essential oils of petitgrain and labrador tea, this line is formulated for normal or combination skin types.
Calm-O-Mile moisturizer: this light, sweet and gentle hydrator is a perfect daytime moisturizer. Blended with oat extract, a non-gluten, non-soy form of ceramides to help support the skin’s moisture barrier, this line is formulated for sensitive or reactive skin types.
True Dew face oil: this rich and luxurious face oil treatment product is designed to be the final step in your skincare routine to lock in moisture and encourage radiance. Made with nutrient-rich plant carrier and essential oils like pomegranate seed oil, prickly pear seed oil, blueberry seed oil, rose and helichrysum, this line is formulated for dry or mature skin types.
Claritea toner: refine pores, reduce excess oil and clarify the skin with this astringent blend of liquid mineral salts, juniper berry, tea tree and patchouli essential oils, formulated for oily or acne prone skin types.
5 WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE: #5 – TREAT YOUR BODY RIGHT
Lastly, we want to share our favorite body care products for skin that looks and feels supple, plump and glowing. Simple as it may seem to hop in the bath or shower and use whatever products are available, you can easily transform these seemingly mundane experiences into a self-care ritual if you choose the right products.
Similar to our skincare collection, we’ve thoughtfully formulated all our body care products to cleanse and hydrate without over drying, stripping or irritating the delicate skin on your body.
Self-care products to try as part of your daily hygiene routine:
Liquid Sunshine Jute & Joy: our best-selling body care product is a gently exfoliating, deeply cleansing soap filled wash pad in our most popular scent, a bright and citrusy blend of orange, lemon and lime.
Tantra body butter: an earthy, citrusy and sensuous blend of essential oils like patchouli, champa, sandalwood and orange meet rich, nourishing butters of shea, cocoa seed and mango seed for a skin-soothing body care treat.
Tingle Mint body wash: for those who prefer a creamy, frothy and sudsy in-bath or shower experience, our new body wash was formulated using decyl glucoside for a natural lather and essential oils of peppermint, rosemary and spearmint for a fresh and uplifting body cleansing experience.
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Keep good company, read good books, love good things, and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can.
— Louisa May Alcott