With many of us now juggling working from home, parenting, home-schooling and more, mental and physical wellbeing are top of mind. Whether it’s practicing your vinyasa flow or whipping up your favorite
comfort food, everyone needs their own self-care routine. We’ve compiled 10 soothing items that will help you relax, unwind and reconnect.
If the smell of a freshly baked lemon tart or a mouth-watering pasta dish brings you a sense of relaxation, Alison Roman’s debut cookbook,
Dining In, should find a place in your kitchen immediately.
Dining In by Alison Roman, $42,
After a long day of Zoom meetings and staring at a computer screen, wind down with this lavender scented mood mist from Cardea AuSet. We love to spray it over our pillow to ensure a good night’s rest!
Source: Cardea AuSet
Calm Mood Mist, $30,
If your space needs a breath of fresh air, opt for this soft-scented candle with faint notes of pecan, butter and maple. Its subtle sweetness will make you want to wrap yourself in a cozy blanket on the couch.
Source: Mala The Brand
Cozy Candle, $27,
House plants are known to have many benefits, from improving productivity to relieving anxiety, but often the thought of taking care of them puts us off. Modern Sprouts’ indoor garden kit takes the stress out of plants with a self-watering system. Just add water to the planter and let the wick do the work!
Source: Modern Sprout
Tapered Tumbler Grow Kit in Chamomile, $35,
If your skin is feeling the drying effects of serious hand washing, give it a boost of hydration with this rejuvenating moisturizer from Kiehl’s. Made with botanical oils derived from avocados, eucalyptus and sesame seeds, your hands will feel soft and satisfied all day long.
Source: Holt Renfrew
Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, $21,
Whether you’re an advanced yogi or new to the practice, give your body a little love with a yoga flow to combat working from your dining room table. Lululemon’s Reversible Mat is made with your joints in mind, giving you extra cushion for your knees, elbows and hips. Namaste.
The Reversible Mat 5mm in Daydream/White/Ink Blue, $78,
If drinking more water was on your New Year’s resolution list, add this bottle to your self-care survival kit. With measurements and uplifting phrases, you’ll stay hydrated and motivated around the clock, keeping your skin and body happy.
Source: Hudson's Bay
ban.do Drinking Enough Water Bottle, $25,
Sometimes a good cup of tea is all you need to get your relaxation on — and that starts with the kettle. Le Creuset’s Classic Whistling Kettle comes in a variety of mood-boosting colors, giving your kitchen (and mind) a much-needed lift.
Source: Le Creuset
Classic Whistling Kettle in Oyster, $120,
Nothing says self-care quite like luxurious loungewear. Designed by PJ Harlow, this sky blue robe combines buttery soft cotton and silky satin to make the perfect staple for slow Sunday mornings.
Source: Au Lit Fine Linens
Shala Blue Robe, $168,
Weighted blankets mimic the feeling of deep pressure stimulation, a therapeutic technique where hands-on pressure helps relax the nervous system. For an at-home version, wrap yourself in Casper’s 15lb blanket and turn on your go-to Netflix show for a true evening of self-care.
15lb Weighted Blanket, $229,