Self care manifests best in the personalized rituals we adopts to unwind, recharge, and nurture our physical and emotional well being. At BLNCD, we’re always looking to improve upon these practices and discover new ways to add value to “me time.” We hope this list will inspire some new rituals to take care of you.
Diffusing essential oils is one of the easiest ways to experience the benefits of aromatherapy. The right scent can positively impact your state of mind and turn your bedroom or living room into a sanctuary. Diffusers can neutralize airborne pathogens, quiet our nervous system, and provide an anchor to your self care routine. Soothing scents like lavender, ylang ylang, chamomile, and vetiver are particularly known to promote relaxation. KUMI’s Stone Diffuser is subtle and gorgeous.
Moisturized skin is an important part of any self care routine. For us, the post-shower ritual of lotioning up is sacred. At BLNCD, our body lotion is formulated with skin reviving botanicals including hemp seed oil, full-spectrum hemp extract (CBD) and the alluring essence of Neroli and Vetiver. It absorbs quickly while working to restore, nourish and soothe the skin.
Zero Waste Lip Balm
Moisturized lips are a huge part of self-care, confidence, and surviving the elements of that unpredictable space between fall and winter. With sustainability as a big part of our own mission, we love Eco Root’s zero waste lip balms! Shea Butter and Coconut Oil make this zero-waste lip balm smoother, and longer-lasting, while vitamin E helps relieve chapped or dry lips. Their packaging is made out of a paper tube, 100% compostable – a great sustainable vegan and plastic-free beauty product.
The average American spends one third of their life in bed. Relaxing and recharging is key to self care and your bed is most worthy of investment. Have you considered satin or silk pillowcases? Is your comforter still soft and plush? The comfort potential of our bedding is often an afterthought, but these little changes are worth it!
If you can get past the tedium of drawing in the lines, painting your nails can be a fun and relaxing ritual that boosts your confidence. While nail polish is often known for its harmful chemicals, Honey Bee Gardens makes one of the most eco-friendly polishes on the market.
Cannabis-Infused Face Oil
After thorough research over the past decade, Cannabis is being celebrated as a major benefit to our skin’s health and wellness, especially as a face oil. Full-spectrum hemp extract can restore balance and revitalize the skin, encouraging a healthy, youthful glow. BLNCD’s Vital Nutrient Complex is a multi-tasking, calming, face oil that delivers powerful nutrients deep beyond the skin’s surface.
Nothing says self care like slipping into a comfy oversized bathrobe. After your post-shower routine, slip into something comfortable. A robe signifies the end of a long day and an intention to unwind. Go for something plush, fast dying, soft, and lightweight. We love the robe collection at COYUCHI.
Stress Therapy Tea
The process of making yourself a cup of tea is a calming ritual all on its own. Boiling the water, selecting the tea, watching it brew, and slowly pouring it into a mug for drinking, is a beautiful journey. Chamomile is a known favorite for its calming properties, but the world of tea offers so many options for a bit of respite. For The Biome’s Stress Therapy Tea is a particular favorite of ours.
As we start to learn more about the long-term impacts of our screens, blue-light-blocking glasses are becoming an essential on a global scale. Many users are known to have fewer headaches and less eye-strain. They’re great to wear to work and at night to keep all that blue light from your computer and phone from blaring into your eyes. Bon Charge provides a great selection of styles and is a trusted retailer in this space. Let’s not forget… being conscious of blue-light before bed is also key to a good night’s sleep.
Face masks should not be an everyday routine, but indulging weekly can do wonders for your skin. We love MARA’s Volcanic Sea Clay Detox Masque. This award-winning masque is comprised of four natural cleansing clays–Mediterranean sea clay, two purifying kaolin clays, and bentonite–to gently clarify, exfoliate, remove toxins and unclog pesky pores, without drying out skin. Plus, skin-strengthening adatogen ashwaganda along with green tea and ethically-sourced honey soothe stressed out skin and promote overall clarity.