Putting self-care on the back burner can get you into a sticky situation. Studies show that when you come first, you’re healthier and stronger both mentally and physically. It’s time to go beyond the basic massage (although those are nice, too), and buy yourself a splurge or two.
Here are a few ways to treat yourself like the VIP you are. Guilty feelings need not apply.
Craft Beer Caramels
The Craft Beer Caramels from local-born, fourth generation family owned Hilliard’s Chocolates are flavored with Easton, Mass.-based Shovel Town Brewery’s Double IPA beer, dipped in dark chocolate, and topped with Langwater Farm hops and pretzel-infused sea salt. Cheers to day “drinking.”
12 piece/box, $14.95
SkinOwl’s Glow Stick
SkinOwl’s new Glow Stick is encrusted with 30 Germanium stones. This beauty bling has the natural ability to emit negative electrons that help to rebalance and increase position ions in the body. Bye-bye, harmful free radicals. Hello, energized skin when you roll it over your face, décolletage and body.
The 44 gorgeously illustrated cards of the Moon Deck carry potent mantras to help you take care of you. Follow along with the booklet of rituals that accompanies the deck for even more empowerment. Your feel good moment: the Moon Deck is created by a female-run business and is printed with plant-based ink.
Vie Healing Ear Seeds
You want a calm day. Vie Healing is listening. Its 24k Gold Ear Seeds are tiny ion buttons that stimulate the brain’s reflex centers through points on your ears. For one-time stick-on use that lasts a few days, they help you find your happy place.
$34, 20 ear seeds
Healthy meal-prep just got easier. From lavender cashew milk to watermelon seed butter (yes, that’s a thing) to your own hummus, NutraMilk creates milks, butters, dips, spreads, and smoothies in minutes with nuts, seeds, legumes, and grains. Bonus: it comes with a book of 200 recipes.
FLPSDE Dual-Chamber Water Bottle
FLPSDE is a dual-chamber water bottle for drinks and snacks. Whether train hopping or hiking, gone are the days of having a snack container and beverage bottle in tow. This game-changer is available in black/white Storm Trooper, blue OceanView and Matte Black.
Your iWatch is linked to all things stressful (texts, emails, calls). On the other arm, the wrist-worn doppel is there to undo your busy day does. It looks like a watch, but works by creating a silent vibration on the inside of your wrist. That ‘lub-dub’ goes undetected but yet calms and soothes you naturally in minutes.