When it comes to self care, many busy women name time and money as the biggest barriers to a regular self care routine. These barriers keep women from practicing self care regularly. A self care routine is a vital part of being the best you that you can be. So, let’s talk about some self care box ideas that will make it easier for you to practice self care on a regular basis.
The best part about these self care box ideas is that they are easy on the wallet! I’m going to share some ideas that will work for a variety of budgets.
What is a self care box?
Have you heard of a self care box? If not, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. A self care box is simply a box where you keep items you need to practice self care. It helps to take the guesswork out of self care.
A self care box is a convenient way to get started with self care. It’s a tool kit that houses the things that you need for your physical, mental, and spiritual care. The grab-and-go concept of a self care box makes it a must-have for busy women looking to incorporate more self care into their daily lives.
How do you make a self care box?
Don’t overcomplicate making your self care box. The nice thing about making a self care box is that you can’t do it wrong. It’s yours. Make it work for you. The main objective is to have all of your self care items in one place so that they’re at your fingertips whenever you need them.
Making a self care box can be as easy as 1-2-3!
- Pick out the box that you want to use for your self care box.
- Gather the items that you want to include in your box.
- Put them in the box!
Self care box ideas
What exactly do you need to put in your self care box? That’s completely up to you. You can put whatever items you want in your box so that you can customize your self care experience. You can put as many or as few items as you want in your self care box, but the items must be items that truly help you relax and bring you ultimate self care.
Here are some ideas of items that you can include in your self care box. Choose your favorite items and start filling up your box!
Relaxing in a bubble bath is ultimate self care. Add your favorite bubble bath to you self-care box so that you’re ready whenever you find an extra window of time for a long, hot bath.
Reading is a great form of self care. Add your favorite book to your self care box so that you can indulge in a few pages when you have some down time.
Fuzzy socks are comfortable and cozy. There are so many fun fuzzy socks available. Find a pair or two that help you get in relaxation mode and add them to your self care box.
Especially during the winter months, we need to pay extra attention to keeping our hands moisturized. Hand cream is a grea addition to your self care box.
Hot tea can be good for ridding your body of toxins and can also be good for curbing stress and anxiety. There are so many varieties of tea. Find your favorite ones and add them to your self care box.
Body butters are good for adding a protective barrier over your skin. Paying extra attention to your skin is perfect for your self care day. Remember to pay attention to the ingredients in your body butter so that you are providing as much nourishment to your skin as possible.
Lip scrubs help to exfoliate your lips, leaving them soft and smooth. Do your research and make sure not to use lip scrubs too often so that you don’t damage the skin on your lips.
Do you have time to take a nap during your self care time? If so, you’ll want to have your sleep mask handy so that you can make the most of your rest period. A sleep mask is perfect for your self care box.
Burning candles adds a pleasant fragrance to your self care area and can have other calming effects.
Fidget spinners are not just for kids. Many adults find them calming as well. Add one or two to your self care box and try them out to see if they help decrease your anxiety.
Don’t let dry skin put a damper on your self care time. Put a bottle of your favorite lotion in your self care box so that you can moisturize your skin before you enjoy some quiet alone time for self care.
Sometimes, self care time is a bit emotional. You may find yourself in deep thought or you may get overwhelmed just thinking about all that you have to do or maybe even all that you’ve overcome. Keep some tissues in your self care box just in case a good cry happens to find its way into your self care time.
A cozy blanket brings on the warm and fuzzy feelings. If your family is like mine, you’re very territorial about your blankets. Grab your favorite blanket and tuck it away in your self care box so that it’s readily available the next time you have a self care day.
Beauty products are a great addition to a self care box. You can include your favorite skincare products or even your favorite nail polish colors.
Pre-made Self-Care Box Ideas
If you don’t want to make your own self care box. There are several pre-made boxes available for purchase.
TheraBox offers a monthly subscription for self-care boxes filled with full size wellness products that inspire more self-love.
Dollar Tree offers many self-care items at an affordable price!
I hope these self care box ideas will help you get started with creating your own self care box or creating the perfect self care box for someone in need. Self care is such an important part of overall health and wellness and is a proactive way to prioritizing your physical and mental health.