21 Wellness Products if You’re Not the Best at Self-Care

7 min read|Mar 24, 2022|fbtwitteremail

This post was originally published in March 2021 and has been updated.

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Wellness can be defined in many ways — because what you do to nurture your body and mind is specific to you. Whether that’s in the form of exercise, cooking, a skincare routine, or otherwise. So we rounded up products that’ll help you figure out how to develop your ideal wellness routine. Just remember: It’s okay to take some time for yourself.

A hair mask that can boost shine and prevent strands from breaking…

Specifically designed for hair that’s feeling dry, this plant-based hair mask can increase moisture and elasticity. It’s great for chemically or color-treated hair (and works on all textures). Plus it has a scalp-soothing ingredient to help with itching. Use the mask up to four times per month, depending on how parched your hair is feeling. ($22, Sienna Naturals)

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A before-you-go toilet spray to get rid of some nasty odors…

If you’ve ever been worried about the smell of your bathroom once you leave it, this spray is for you. It’s a great hack for roommates (or couples) who share a space. You just spritz the bowl before you go, and voilà. Odors are stopped in their tracks. And whatever happens in the bathroom stays a secret. Phew. ($10.99+, Amazon)

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And a toilet stool that can improve your bowel health…

Not the prettiest thought...but the height of this stool shifts the angle of your body while you’re on the toilet so you’ll be able to go more comfortably. Instead of sitting (like you do now), you’ll be in more of a squat position. So you can release more easily. Goodbye, straining. ($69, Tushy)

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A waffle robe that’ll become your go-to pajamas…

Robes shouldn’t be reserved for hotels. Having one to unwind in at the end of a day can feel straight-up luxurious. And this robe is made from 100% Turkish cotton, so it’s lightweight and ideal for warm weather. The waffle texture absorbs water quickly, so you can throw it on post-shower. ($88.20, Brooklinen)

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A fertility and period app so that you can easily plan for that time of the month… 

Ovia is an all-in-one cycle tracker. It uses fertility research to map your exact ovulation time and fertile window. Plus, you can log your period symptoms, sleep, moods, exercise, and nutrition to gain a better understanding of your body. So you can best take care of yourself at any stage of your cycle. Go with the flow. (Free to download, the App Store)

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An organic herbal tea blend to sip in the morning…

Pick the one that speaks to you. Maybe you’re looking for something more calming. Or maybe you want a minty energizing boost. All are individually made from a specific blend of herbs and spices. If you’re looking to cut back on coffee, here’s your solution. ($14.50+, Golden Flourish)

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A face mask designed to be easier to breathe in…

With warm weather approaching, things may get sweaty under a face mask. This mask has a three-ply nanofiber filter and provides over 99.9% filtration. Reviewers say the masks feel comfortable and light when on, and are quick-drying. Plus they’re available in several sizes and tons of colors. ($24, Happy Masks)

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A room and linen spray to keep items smelling fresh…

Made from sustainable ingredients, this spray can be used after making your bed. Lingering smells on the couch thanks to a pet? A few spritzes will help eliminate stinky odors. Its blend of lavender, bergamot, eucalyptus, cypress pine, and birch can instantly uplift your towels too. ($18, Madewell)

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A pair of leggings so buttery soft, you’ll never wanna take them off…

Moisture-wicking, breathable, and super stretchy. These leggings are ideal for yoga, but can be worn for any kind of low-impact workout. They reach down to your ankle and have a hidden waistband pocket too. Oh-so-soft and easy to move in, they’ll feel like a second skin. We won’t blame you if you keep them on all day long. ($98+, Lululemon)

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And a grippy yoga mat to complete your workout gear…

If you’re currently doing Downward Dog on your bedroom carpet, you’re probably slipping and sliding more than you’d like. With cushioned support and a moisture-wicking top coat, this mat will help you stay in positions longer. With less pressure on your joints to boot. And that’s a win. ($69.98+, Amazon)

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A weighted blanket to help you achieve a more restful sleep…

Because tossing and turning = bad Zzz’s. Evenly distributed weight can result in a deeper sleep, helping you produce more serotonin and less cortisol. Aka more relaxing vibes and less stress. Unlike most weighted blankets made with beaded fillers, this one’s hand-knit from very soft cotton. It’s a must-have. ($199+, Bearaby)

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A jade roller and gua sha set to keep in your fridge for everyday use…

IOHO (in our humble opinions), these tools are best used when they’re cold. But you can keep them out if you prefer them room temp. Use the jade roller across your cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead, rolling outward and upward. The stimulation is said to decrease puffiness, help blood flow, and reduce sinus pressure. The gua sha tool can be used when you need a deeper massage, and works in the same fashion as the jade roller. Hello, massage time. ($15.99+, Amazon)

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A hands-free vibrator that you can use solo or with a partner...

We’re talking freedom to move around and get adventurous, without any distractions. Not to mention, it’s also waterproof and has three speed settings. So whether you’re solo or with someone special, it’s the perfect addition to your time spent between the sheets. Entering do-not-disturb mode. ($135, Dame)

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A deodorant set to keep you covered on sweaty days…

Deodorant, but make it aluminum-free and non-greasy. This set has scents of white cedar and sandalwood, citrus, and tea tree mint. These baddies are made of all-natural ingredients like silica to absorb moisture, zinc to deodorize, and radish root for antifungal properties. No more bathroom trips just to sneakily check if your pits are stinky ($38, Hiki)

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A habit tracking calendar so you can achieve everything you want this year…

Maybe you wanna stop using your phone after 8 pm. Or drink less caffeine. Whatever your goal is, this calendar will help you stay aware of your daily, weekly, and monthly habits. It’s broken down into different categories like sleep, movement, finances, and organization. So you can stay on top of things and set yourself up for success. ($18, Amazon)

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A skincare tool that’s backed by NASA and powered by physics…

The Einstein of self-care products, if you will. Droplette’s award-winning device was created by MIT scientists. It transforms derm-approved formulas into tiny, high-velocity droplets your skin can actually absorb. Because ICYMI, tons of skincare ingredients never make it past the skin’s barrier. Which…kind of defeats the purpose of them. Oh and the best part? Skimm’rs get 20% off today with code SKIMMDEEP. (Droplette, $299)*

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A set of organic cotton sheets to treat yourself (and your bed) to…

Hot sleepers, unite. This percale-weave sheet set is light and airy, so you can stay cool while you snooze. There’s a 30-night, risk-free trial with free returns too. Just in case you don’t like them. The entire set includes a fitted sheet, top sheet, and one pillowcase (depending on bed size). You’ve been spending more time than usual in bed (thanks, pandemic work-from-home lifestyle). So it’s time to finally upgrade. ($54.50+, Casper)

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An essential oil diffuser so you can set the scene for relaxation…

Adding fragrance to your space = easy mood booster. This essential oil diffuser has seven LED colored-light settings and multiple mist timer modes so you can customize your aromatherapy experience. It also doubles as a humidifier so you can breathe better and keep your skin moisturized. The lowest setting lasts 10 hours so you can keep calm all day long. Place it anywhere that needs some chill ambience. ($25.99+, Amazon)

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Soothing microwavable slippers to make WFH nice ’n’ cozy…

Because we’re firm believers that you should have different types of slippers for all occasions. These little guys are filled with natural clay beads (think weighted blanket vibes but for your feet). Plus, they’re scented with lavender and chamomile for added aromatherapy benefits. Just pop them in the microwave to warm ’em up, slip them on, and say 'ahh'… ($36, Urban Outfitters)

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A five-minute journal with simple, short prompts…

So you can check in with yourself, even if you don’t have a lot of time. The journal is perfect for anyone who feels intimidated by the idea of freewriting. It aims to help you improve how you feel on a daily basis and can make the sometimes daunting task of journaling and habit-forming easy. It only takes a few minutes — aka a welcomed window of time to take for yourself. ($33.99, Amazon)

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A self-care master plan that’ll help you increase your happiness…

Whether it be spending free time with the people who matter most or pursuing your favorite hobbies, this book helps you plan out things that provide you with joy. You’ll be able to note the experiences that promote self-care, so later when you’re feeling down, you’ll have a concise list of how to turn things around. There are lots of reflection-based prompts, so you can track how you’re feeling and when. You deserve it. ($12, Free Period Press)

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