5 Ways to Use a Scrub for Self-Care

5 Ways to Use a Scrub for Self-Care

When dealing with dry skin caused by the winter weather, there’s nothing like the exfoliating power of a good scrub to help reveal smooth, renewed skin. An amazing scrub can be such a great part of your self-care routine, and here’s why:



It Encourages You to Take a Little More Time in the Shower

Just like baths, showers can be incredibly relaxing and a great part of your self-care routine. However, we’re guessing that your showers are likely quick, and have the sole focus on getting you clean. Using a scrub in the shower forces you to slow down and enjoy your shower a little more, taking the time to exfoliate all areas of your skin. Make it a mindful moment by really paying attention to the sensation of the scrub against your skin.

Best Uplifting Binge-Worthy T.V. Shows

Best Uplifting Binge-Worthy T.V. Shows

Let’s face it: there’s nothing quite like a good binge-watching session. Whether you’re in need of a day of rest, needing a quick stress relief at the end of your day, or aren’t feeling well, sinking into a great T.V. can be a great distraction. Plus, research has even shown that watching a series over time can help you to form connections with the characters, which can help relieve feelings of loneliness and provide a little comfort. Here are some go-to’s when you need a show that’s gonna boost your mood.

DIY Bath Soaks for Self-Care

DIY Bath Soaks for Self-Care

A nice, warm bath is often synonymous with self-care. And while there are so many different ways to practice self-care, it’s for good reason that bath time is often a go-to. A relaxing warm bath can help to relax your muscles and ease pain, make it easier to fall asleep, and simply being in the water has even been shown to help boost your mood! The next time you’re looking for some solace, try up-leveling your bath soak with one of these easy DIY mixes to reap the benefits of aromatherapy and skin-soothing ingredients during your tub time.

14 Dates to Take Yourself On

14 Dates to Take Yourself On

Continuing with our theme of self-love, let’s talk about taking yourself out on a date! Going out alone may seem a little intimidating, but it really is a great way to help boost your self-confidence, explore, and discover new things you enjoy. Plus, when its just you, that means your needs come first - no more second guessing that you choose a restaurant that your companion likes - its all about you! Solo dates can be a wonderful act of self-care because they allow you to take time to yourself, and really get to know and reconnect with what you need.

Spa Day

Who couldn’t use a spa day?! If you’ve been setting aside some money to treat yourself (or maybe you have a gift certificate laying around), why not head to the spa? Sure, spa trips are great with friends, but going solo is a great way to really unwind and relax. If heading to the spa doesn’t work, treat yourself to a good spa day at home: think a relaxing bubble bath, diffusing essential oils, a face mask, and maybe a mani/pedi. Be sure to turn on some relaxing spa music, and sip on some tea or spa water.

Inside the Box: Reflection

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The Reflection box was designed to help inspire you to take a moment to yourself, practice gratitude, and slow down. Let’s take a look at the items included in this month’s box:

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Mulled Cider Teariffic Tea & Leaf Tea Infuser

There’s nothing quite like a good cup of tea to encourage you to take a little me time. This naturally caffeine-free tea from Tearrific is designed to taste just like apple cider, and has pieces of apple, almonds, rosehips, and hibiscus, along with cinnamon, cloves, and safflower petals. We added a cute leaf-inspired tea diffuser to make it super easy for you to enjoy this delicious loose leaf tea blend.

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Apt. 6 Wildfire Natural Perfume Oil

Apt. 6 is a Canadian-based company that makes small batch wellness products, inspired by the store owner’s daughter’s struggle with anxiety. Each product features the power of soothing essential oils for self-care, and also gives back a portion of the proceeds from each purchase to children’s mental health initiatives. We included Wildfire, a natural perfume oil with clove, bergamot, silver fir, and lime, designed to inspire coziness.

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Small Batch Soap Co. Vanilla Chai Sugar Scrub

Vegan and cruelty-free, this sugar scrub combines Small Bath Soap Co.’s whipped soap with the exfoliating power of cane sugar to help slough off any dry skin, while the shea butter, avocado oil, and safflower oil help lock in moisture. Plus, it smells amazing - trust us!

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The Creative Spark Shop Daily Reflections Notepad

Journaling can be so helpful for boosting your mental health, and this beautiful notepad provides such a great way to get a little bit of a gratitude practice in. We love that there’s sections for focusing on what you’re grateful for, inspiration, and accomplishments, to help your brain learn to look for that bit of good in every day.

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Soothe Skin With This DIY Rich Rejuvenating Cream

Soothe Skin With This DIY Rich Rejuvenating Cream

Cold weather got you down? Using natural, non-toxic products is great for helping to care for your skin, and making them yourself can be an awesome act of self-care, too. In her book, Pure Skin Care: Nourishing Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Natural Beauty, author Stephanie Tourles shares customizable recipes for facial cleaners, masks, and body creams, scrubs, and more.

This cream uses specially chosen ingredients and essential oils to give your skin a high-dose of hydrating, renewing ingredients.

Self-Care for Low Energy Days

Self-Care for Low Energy Days

We all know about the importance of self-care, but whether you’re dealing with depression or just feeling extra worn-down, self-care can easily feel like too much. However, because self-care is all about doing what’s best for you in that moment, you can still incorporate a little self-care in your day, even when you’re feeling super sleepy. Here are some of our favourite ways to practice self-care on those low energy days.