Include some Sensory Items

By now you probably know what self-care is. It’s the act of doing things that care for your mind, body, and soul. Think of a self-care box as a collection of a few goodies that can use to create (or boost) your self-care routine. In this article you will learn how you can choose sensory items for your self-care box.

1. Pack a soft blanket and socks into your self-care box

Here's how you can choose Sensory items for your Self-Care Box

Sometimes just snuggling up on the couch can make one feel relaxed and safe. Consider adding a soft blanket that holds sentimental value to your self-care box. A soft blanket cannot be ideal when travel but some soft socks may help to create a safe warm space while you’re away from home.

2. Scented Candles for Aromatherapy

Here's how you can choose Sensory items for your Self-Care Box

There is healing power in scented candles. They have the ability to calm raging emotions. You can add them when meditating or running a bubble bath. If you are worried about having open flames in your home, consider getting some essential oils instead.

3. Spa and Beauty items

Here's how you can choose Sensory items for your Self-Care Box

Next time you go cosmetics shopping remember to pick up some nail polish, face masks, exfoliators, body scrubs and some lipstick. Store these items in your self-care box and choose a day to give yourself a mini-spa day. When you take some time and effort to actually make yourself beautiful will promote positive thinking.

Always remember to be mindful of every moment, this means turn off your phone, lie down and rest comfortably and play some relaxing music and bring the spa to your home.

4 Add some Bath Bombs to your Self-care box

Here's how you can choose Sensory items for your Self-Care Box

You can make your hot baths enjoyable by adding some bubble bath gels, soaking salts and bath bombs. Select scents that will help you be at ease and add them to your selfcare box. Taking these occasional baths will help your mind and body to relax.

Studies have shown that a soothing bathing ritual can help relieve depression, anxiety, and anger. On top of that, soaking in the tub will relax any physical aches and pains you might have.

5. Hand and Body Lotions

Here's how you can choose Sensory items for your Self-Care Box

Go for lotions that have a calming effect. You can always give yourself a gentle neck, hand and foot massage to help with reducing anxiety. A self-massage is also a great way to end your day. There are these really awesome travel size lotions at Woolworths_SA these work perfectly for your small mobile self-care kit.

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