Caring Crate Blog — Self-Care

Best Uplifting Binge-Worthy T.V. Shows

Posted by Janelle Martel on

/blogs/caring-crate-blog/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.

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DIY Bath Soaks for Self-Care

Posted by Janelle Martel on

/blogs/caring-crate-blog/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.

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14 Dates to Take Yourself On

Posted by Janelle Martel on

/blogs/caring-crate-blog/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.

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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:


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.


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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Self-Love Gift Guide

Posted by Janelle Martel on

/blogs/caring-crate-blog/self-love-gift-guide You deserve to show yourself a little love! We’ve rounded up some of our favourite gift ideas to help you pamper yourself and remind yourself of the beautiful person that you are.

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