Let self-care be at the forefront in 2023 and beyond!

Self-care can take plenty of different guises. For some, it means disconnecting, lighting some incense and reading a book. It could mean taking a cathartic hike through nature. Or, it may entail taking a flight to a new destination where nobody knows you. The choices are limitless, to say nothing of the benefits!

If you live in the U.S., hustle culture is all too familiar. There’s nothing wrong with working hard, but you have to balance that with quiet time to avoid burn out.

According to Everyday Health, “self-care is anything you do to take care of yourself, so you can stay physically, mentally, and emotionally well. Research suggests self-care promotes positive health outcomes, such as fostering resilience, living longer, and becoming better equipped to manage stress.”

Here are seven products which can help advance self- care and well being.


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Scented or not, nothing quite sets the mood like a candle.

Gift yourself this set of soy wax candles, one lavender and the other sage. The jars are made of frosted glass, and each can last up to 45 hours. When finished, you can use the jars for storage.

Both scents “have a calming, soothing and balancing effect with a pleasant fragrance. They create a delightful atmosphere for reading, sleeping, bathing, yoga and more.”



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Nobody will love you as you do.

Vibrators and other sex toys are a great way to learn about your body and feel better about yourself. And you don’t need a partner to enjoy them.

For folks with vulvas, do you prefer clitoral or G-spot stimulation? How about a toy that can be activated from a distance via Bluetooth?

The APP Remote Control Vibrator is USB rechargeable, waterproof and has skin-friendly silicone.

Best of all, it’s discreet and quiet, unlike other vibrators on the market which sound like jackhammers.

Weighted Blanket

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Living with insomnia, or just can’t get comfortable in bed? Treat yourself to the HB Life Sherpa Fleece, a weighted blanket.

High quality, durable materials help produce the feeling of being hugged. The blanket is temperature controlled.

Amazon states, “based on customer feedback, we recommend that you choose a size between 8-12% of your body weight. Not recommended for pregnant women, children under three, and old people who cannot move the heavy blanket by themselves!”

Tea Set

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Nothing soothes the soul like a cup of hot tea. Whether you prefer the loose tea, or the bag version, there are numerous options.

Can’t decide on flavor? Get the Blue Ribbon Tea Bag Sampler. There are 52 packs and 30 different flavors, including mint, peach, English Breakfast and more.

The bags come in a decorative box, making it an ideal gift for yourself or a loved one.

Clay Mask

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Who says you need to go to the spa to get a facial? Consider the Clay Mask Kit by  SHVYOG.

There are four containers: turmeric, green tea, rose and dead sea. All are great for lightening dark spots and removing excess oils. Lastly, they are Paraben free.

This set has an almost five-star rating on Amazon for a reason!

Yoga Mat

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The benefits of this ancient practice are endless.

Not only can yoga do wonders to calm the mind, it’s great for toning up. This especially applies to Vinyasa and Power Yoga.

You want to make sure you purchase a mat that will provide adequate support. Check out the HemingWeigh foam mat.

It’s one inch thick, 70 inches long and 23 inches wide. And you won’t have to worry about slipping while in downward dog or tree pose.

As noted by Amazon, “the easy strapping system and lightweight feature allows less time and effort to roll and carry with you wherever you want to go.”

Incense Sticks

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Utopia Scents has a fantastic variety pack of 180 incense sticks.

Amazon notes, “they can be used for aromatherapy, yoga, prayer, romance,” and more.

Scents include sandalwood, lavender, patchouli, rose and more. Each stick is “hand blended in India according to ancient traditions.”