Before posting and asking for the latest binge-worthy Netflix or Amazon Prime series, you’ll want to check out these self-care products. I guarantee you’ll be wondering how you ever got along without some of these fantastic goodies.
In full disclosure, I have personally tried/tested everything listed. These companies have not asked me to promote them. I really love the products, and I hope you do too. If you order a self-care item listed below (or have one), let me know what your experience was, and I can potentially include other helpful self-care items.
Brace yourselves – Bath bombs and tea came together, and we are all here for it! This woman-owned company has the most amazing pressed teas from organic fair trade tea leaves and cane sugar. The flavor combinations in either decaf or caffeinated are, in a word, spectacular. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it, so I had to order and sample for myself. Flavor profiles such as Vanilla White Tea, Chai Spice, Rose Earl Gray, and Citrus Ginger made it challenging to choose. They conveniently offer sampler sets, collections, and boxed sets. Prices are reasonable and vary from $2.00 for a single tea drop all the way up to a full tea drop flavor set at $94.00 for the serious tea connoisseur.
I decided on the Classic Tea Drop Assortment Set – $15 and 10 individually wrapped Citrus Ginger Drops $12; because of nausea. When my package arrived, I found a single Vanilla White Tea Drop as a gift. The assortment set comes in a cute wooden box with a slider top. Each drop is individually wrapped.
Here is what happened when I tried the Citrus Ginger drop:
There was some sediment/loose tea left after the drop dissolved. That didn’t bother me, and per the website, it’s perfectly normal and drinkable. The flavor of citrus balanced the bite that ginger can have very nicely. Each sip felt like a warm hug. I could tase the ‘zing’ of the ginger more prominently as neared the bottom of my mug. I expected a lot more loose tea waiting for me with those last few sips, but that never happened.
All in all, I think I am in love. I can’t wait to try more flavors. If you like these drops as much as I do, you may find yourself a subscriber to their Tea Club! If you do, let me know!
Everyone has heard of, given, or received a subscription box at one time or another. Each month is a new box filled with specially picked curated items to try, wear or possibly even eat. There is no denying that they are fun to get. Founded in 2017 by a licensed mental health therapist, TheraBox is unique in that it focuses solely on self-care and wellness. Each box includes 6-8 full-sized products to help reduce stress and improve relaxation and a self-care therapeutic activity specially designed to get your brain focused on therapeutic exercises. Activities like journaling and intentions are all intended to be incorporated into your daily life.
Candles, bath salts, beaded essential oil bracelets w/oil, and bath bombs are a few examples of products included in past boxes.
The best part of this particular box, in my opinion, is that it is an outstanding gift for someone in active treatment in place of the ‘cancery’ care packages that are the knee-jerk response in Cancer 101 Gift Giving. TheraBox does allow for a single-box purchase in addition to the traditional subscription options. I highly recommend giving TheraBox a whirl. If you do, let me know what you think!
Malicious Women Co.
I am a sucker for candles. There is almost always one burning in my home. The scent, the flicker of the flame, everything about a good candle immediately relaxes me. I was introduced to the most fantastic company that hand makes all their own candles and a whole lot more. I received a Malicious candle from their Cancer Fn Sucks Collection (DUH). All of their candles have tongue-in-cheek names and “special” infused qualities that have absolutely nothing to do with the actual scent of the candle itself.
You could spend quite a bit of time just scrolling thru all of the hilarious thought-up names that totally make sense. OR the ladies at Malicious Women will generously allow you to design your own creation down to the scent combination of the candle. (I designed a METUP candle – Cedar & Burbon scented, of course). This is why these candles are a fantastic gift for literally anyone for any reason and any occasion. I also love this is a women-owned small business. The candles are made of soy, so for those with allergies, please be aware.
Ever wish you could just wear your favorite cozy blanket? I figured out a way, and it’s genius. This sherpa jacket is everything. It can easily be worn out to appointments and as snuggling on the couch when all you want to do is shut the outside world out. I found this shop by accident, but I am glad I did. They have fantastic sales/coupons, AND they are affiliated with AfterPay, which allows you to pay over, month to month, so you don’t break your budget.
I used to love reading. I could devour a novel in one day, however, after almost seven years of medications, I just don’t have the bandwidth anymore. Until I found Audible by Amazon. I never really got into listening to books before. Now I find it relaxing to listen to a few chapters while sipping a cup of tea. What’s great about Audible is that I could try it FREE for thirty days before I decide to commit to it regularly.
The book I am listening to is the Virgin River By Robin Carr. It also happens to be a movie on Netflix (which I intend to watch when I am done with the book). A kindle isn’t needed, so worry not. Just download the app, which is available for Android and iPhone. There are hundreds of titles. Original content created exclusively for Audible. Unlimited listening and there is NO commitment – cancel anytime. Give it a try – free for 30 days before the subscription kicks in ($12.95/month or $6.95 for Audible Unlimited Members) Audible also makes a great gift too!*