I bet this will be the most random list of self care products you’ve ever seen! I have always had random and eclectic tastes and interests… but when I find something I LOVE, I share it with everyone I know! So I decided to share the last 13 amazing products I’ve bought in the name of self care here on my blog!
Most of these things were purchased on Amazon because, you know… COVID-19… and I didn’t go to any brick-and-mortar stores for over a year. So I learned to be a better Amazon shopper than ever before!
I bet you did too, right?
These self care items cover everything from skin care to stress and mental health; from items related to physical health and spiritual health; plus a few affordable luxury items! (We all need to indulge in some luxury occasionally, right?)
Before we get to the list, let’s look at the definition of self care, some areas of self care, and examples of self care.
Taking Care of Self
Definition of Self Care
You can find many definitions of self care on the Internet, in magazines, in pamphlets, and anyplace else where self care is addressed.
Basically it’s the practice of taking an active role in your own wellbeing and happiness. It’s learning to manage your stress and preserve or improve your own health.
Self care can refer to individuals, families, and/or communities where people want to promote healthcare, prevent disease, and maintain high health standards.
Here, we are going to refer to self care as that of your own or that of your family.
Areas of Self Care
Self care includes the habits you develop to maintain and/or improve your wellness in four key dimensions of health and wellness. Those would be your 1) emotional, 2) physical, 3) psychological, and 4) spiritual health.
Related Article: Habits to Improve Mental Health + Sleep & Heart Health
Examples of Self Care
As I’m sure you know, there are too many self care examples than I could mention in one article. But I have addressed many of them in other articles on Sassy Sister Stuff. They are linked throughout this post.
But these are just a few examples of quality self care:
- Develop a regular sleep routine.
- Aim for a healthy diet and exercise.
- Establish a consistent skincare routine.
- Spend time outside in nature.
- Listen to your body and take breaks when needed.
- Schedule “ME” time and create more coziness in your life.
- Plan relaxation time with friends and family.
- Practice gratitude and positivity.
- Get regular massages for your mind, body, and spirit.
- Enjoy a hobby regularly.
- Protect your peace of mind and calm the chaos in your life.
- Celebrate life everyday.
- Take a break from social media and electronics.
And these are some self care buzzwords that I’m sure you’ve heard recently:
- ground yourself
- be mindful
- set boundaries
- feel your feelings
- create morning and evening routines
- use a self care planner
- write in a journal everday
- meditate everyday
- use positive affirmations daily
Even if you don’t do all of these practices in the name of self care, doing some of them will be quite beneficial.
Products I’ve Bought In the Name of Self Care
Take a look at the products I’ve bought in the name of self care and consider whether you “need” any of them, too! Hopefully, you’ll see something that helps make your life a little easier and/or supports your self care practices!
Remember, it is vitally important to take good care of yourself!
Sometimes the idea of self care scares people because the term may sound selfish.
But self care is NOT selfish. Caring about yourself is essential so you can be your BEST for those you LOVE!
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Healthy Snack Mix
This deluxe trail mix is without a doubt the best I’ve ever eaten! But more importantly, it’s rich in protein and gluten free. Check out Nature’s Garden Omega-3 Deluxe Nut Mix, 26 oz (Pack of 1).Nature’s Garden Omega-3 Deluxe Nut Mix, 26 oz (Pack of 1).
You won’t find any preservatives, GMO’s, artificial ingredients, cholesterol, sodium, trans fats, or flavorings in this snack. Just a single serving of 1/4 cup relieves hunger, gives you energy, and helps protect your heart. And it only has 170 calories so it’s diet friendly.
It’s a little bit of crunchy and a little bit of chewy with almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, pepitas, and dried sweet cranberries.
You only need a little bit to satisfy hunger and increase energy, so at $12.95 per package, it is quite cost efficient, healthy, and delicious!
Do you have a pretty journal that you carry around with you to write thoughts and notes as they pop into your head?
Is it silly that I have THREE of them?
My mind is always racing so I carry a journal/notebook with me all the time. I tried using the Notes App on my phone but I found it was just much easier to write it. Maybe it’s old fashioned but that’s what works best for me so I’m sticking with it!
I keep one on my nightstand, one in my office area, and one near my purse on the first floor. That way, I always have one near me.
The journals with a large double-spiral binding that I can open and lay flat, or fold back, are my favorite! I prefer thicker paper so my writing doesn’t bleed through, and I love journals that speak to me with an inspirational quote on the front.
These are some of my favorites and are all under $10. They even have other items that match, like a planners, calendars, and recipe books!
Personal Wine Glass
I have a confession to make! I don’t drink wine…LOL…but I feel a certain way when I’m holding a wine glass in my hand! I have several that I use for iced tea and other non-alcholic drinks.
The purple one below is one of my favorites – Savage Classy Bougie Ratchet – Stemless Wine Tumbler Birthday Gifts for Women.
Since joining TikTok last year, I learned all about being savage, classy, bougie, and ratchet, you know?!?! It’s a feeling….it’s an attitude! (Have you heard the song or seen the dance? Yep! I learned the dance and did it on TikTok! Just like a fool! LOL)
There are oodles of these insulated stemless wine tumblers that you can choose from! Amazon has a lot of them but you can find really awesome ones at Hobby Lobby and Hallmark stores, too! I have one with an adorable sloth on it that says “Slow Your Roll”… you never want to work too hard, right?
Blu Emu Muscle and Joint Cream
Don’t laugh about this one! You’ve probably seen it on TV and you wouldn’t think of it as a self care item! But I can assure you personally that it’s an amazing self care product. Blue-Emu Muscle and Joint Deep Soothing Original Analgesic Cream is like a miracle product.
I had a very serious knee injury in PE when I was 14. I’ve been getting shots and going to PT off-and-on my whole life when I slightly reinjure or aggravate it. And now I have arthritis in both knees. (You know, the whole aging process!)
Now I put Blue Emu on both knees when I get out of the shower. I rub it all around the front and back, above and below the knees. And my knees are better than they have been in years!
It dries quickly and does not have any odor. I also use it when I pull a muscle or the tendinitis in my right shoulder acts up a bit. It helps resolve the problems. I’ve even used it on family members when they come over and complain of achy joints and muscles, too!
Give it a try! You may not notice it immediately but over time, you will realize your achy joints and muscles are feeling better! (It comes in two sizes.)
Bamboo Bed Sheets for Self Care
I cannot say enough good things about the Hotel SheetsDirect Bamboo Sheet Set from Amazon!
Can I just tell you how much difference SHEETS can make in the quality of your sleep? But honestly, I JUST discovered this truth!
My husband and I have been sleeping on budget sheets for most of our lives. You know, there are far more priorities in life than sheets. Or, that’s what we thought!
We haven’t bought a new bed in close to 20 years and our sheets are generally from Walmart. We recently decided that our body-aches and fatigue are getting to the point that we need to make some changes.
I spent weeks visiting bed stores and researching sheets! I even bought three new sheet sets that I thought would be amazing BEFORE I found the Bamboo Bed Sheets listed here! We BOTH agree that these sheets are amazing!
We’ve had bamboo sheets before and loved them, but they were budget bamboo and didn’t last too long. Since we invested in a higher-end bed, we decided the sheets should be quality sheets, as well.
These sheets almost feel like satin. They fit on the bed well and stay put. The pillow cases are a little longer than our pillows but that’s not an issue for us because the sheets are so soft and comfortable. They are moisture-wicking, breathable, temperature regulating sheets! What else can you ask for? Other than COMFORT!
I found these sheets listed in several “Best Sheets” articles. Then I read the reviews on Amazon and was pleasantly surprised. They were the third new set we bought for the new bed… and we were FINALLY satisfied! So go check them out and consider how a good night’s sleep may make a positive difference in your life!
These sheets come in many colors. Prices vary according to bed size.
Flawless Vibrating Facial Roller & Massager
The Finishing Touch Flawless Contour Vibrating Facial Roller & Massager, Rose Quartz is one of the coolest self-care items on the market! And I mean “cool” because you can keep it in the fridge to help improve the performance and the reduction of puffiness under the eyes.
The facial roller is designed to help stimulate circulation, promote collagen production, and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can be used on sensitive skin.
By the way, the Amazon price is better than any other places I’ve seen at $14.95.
Fitbit Fitness & Activity Tracker
I’ve been wearing Fitbits for years. I’ve had several Fitbit Charges but my next one is going to be a Fitbit Inspire 2 because it’s smaller and more lightweight. Plus, the newest models of each one are both under $100 now.
I think the software is easy to use and understand plus I like that it tracks my sleep patterns. I’ve had a problem with sleep due to PTSD for the past several years. So I can take the sleep data to my doctor and we can analyze how new sleep strategies are working, or not working.
Honestly, this product is probably one of the best investments I’ve made in the name of self care over the years.
CeraVe Resurfacing, Brightening Facial Serum
I’ve used CeraVe skin care facial products for ten years or so. But to be honest, I often mix in some Mary Kay, Rodan & Fields, Bare Minerals, and Arbonne products, too.
However, this is one CeraVe product that is a complete standout for me! Nothing compares! The CeraVe Retinol Serum for Post-Acne Marks and Skin Texture | Pore Refining, Resurfacing, Brightening Facial Serum with Retinol | 1 Oz keeps my skins completely soft and smooth at all times!
It keeps skin looking brighter, smoother, and more even-toned and helps to reduce the appearance of pores. It also leaves skin feeling refined and healthy!
Flawless Hair Remover
This Flawless product was my first experience with the brand. And I can assure you the Finishing Touch Flawless Women’s Painless Hair Remover , White/Rose Gold is the BEST fine hair remover on the market!
I have tried everything on the market for facial hair removal. You know, the fuzzy hairs on your cheeks and lips?
Plus, the chin hairs that are impossible to get with most hair removers because of the curves of your chin?
I’ve used over-the-counter lotions and creams, prescription lotions, the very expensive No-No Hair Removal System, two different kinds of epilators (ouch!), and too many tweezers to count.
I’ve been dealing with facial and neck hair since I was in my late-thirties. It was a welcomed relief to find this product! I keep it in my purse for quick touch-ups and the AA battery lasts for a couple of months. You can even buy new replacement heads for the product when you feel they get slightly dull.
And the best part? It does not hurt AT ALL! (Plus, it’s under $20!)
CranioCradle Home Therapy System
Don’t laugh about this product! I know it’s funny looking! It a CranioCradle Home Therapy System – Head, Neck, Shoulder & Back Pain Relief – Relaxes Muscle Tension – Trigger Point Release – Treats Multiple Pain Symptoms – Myofascial Release. My massage therapist, Tianne Ellis from Ellis Wellness, recommended I get this product in the name of self care!
You rest your head on this CranioCradle to get relief from headaches, shoulder and neck pain, and/or back pain. And it really works! It even helps TMJ and sciatica.
Stress and anxiety causes me to have headaches, neck and shoulder pain. My muscles get so tight I can actually feel the knots and tightness. So in between massages, this helps to keep the muscles more relaxed. That way I get improved benefits from my massages as well as relief from the pain.
I highly recommend this product if you have headaches, neck, shoulders, or back pain!
Related Article: 7 Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy
Bath Digital Scales
I’ve had a lot of bath scales over the years but this one is better than any I’ve ever had! It’s the Taylor Precision Products Glass Digital Bath Scale (Black/Silver). I found it by accident but have since given it as gifts and replaced my Dad’s scales with this one because it’s so accurate.
I have 5 cats who find it entertaining to scoot ponytail holders under it and then spend an hour trying to get them out! Sometimes the scales end up across the room before the cats are done! But I’ve had it for several years and it is still highly reliable and accurate!
My dad had Congestive Heart Failure and we needed to get precise weights on him every 24-hours. This scale was perfect!
It helps me monitor my weight so I know when it’s time to be a little more careful about calories.
Related Article: Staying Healthy After 60 (My Best Tips)
Faux Fur Blanket
This is one of those items you buy and you don’t know how amazing it is until you have it wrapped around you!
The Chanasya Faux Fur Blanket | Super Soft Fuzzy Light Weight Luxurious Cozy Warm Fluffy Plush Hypoallergenic Throw Blanket for Bed Couch Chair Fall Winter Spring Living Room comes in more than twenty colors and five sizes. We use it year round!
It’s the softest, most luxurious blanket I’ve ever wrapped around me and each size is reasonably priced. Sometimes it can be a little difficult to get the size and color you want, so you need to be patient and keep watching.
CeraVe Vitamin C Skin Brightening Serum
This is another CeraVe product that I cannot live without! I’ve tried other Vitamin C serums and they do not compare!
Vitamin C for the skin is known to sometimes dry it out, especially when you start using it. But CeraVe Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid | Skin Brightening Serum for Face with 10% Pure Vitamin C is totally different! It is soothing and gentle on the skin.
This Vitamin C serum helps to improve skin tone, texture, and hydration for a healthy looking, radiant complexion! I am never without it!
Other Articles Written in the Name of Self Care
These Sassy Sister Stuff articles include health and wellness information that you may find of value while you’re focused on self care:
So, was I correct when I said this would be a random list of products in the name of self care?
Was this the most random list of favorite self care items you’ve ever seen?? (I know, I know… YES!)
Most self care product lists include things like skin care products, essential oils, bath products, luxury items, and pretty things. Whereas I choose Emu cream and bath scales! Hah!
But I promise you, these items are genuinely my favorite self care products. Quirky? Maybe… but they’re well worth buying repeatedly, as I have done.
It gives me joy to know I’ve chosen things that contribute to my self care, peace of mind, and happiness.
So give it some consideration and determine whether you need any of these amazing products I’ve bought in the name of self care! You won’t be disappointed.
If you decide to get any of them, let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear from you!
And if you have favorite self care products that you use for your self care practice, I’d love to hear about those, too! Tell me about them in the comments so I can check them out. Maybe I’ll find some new favorite ones!
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Love to ALL! ~ Susan