Organic Pure Castile Liquid Soap Peppermint, $9.99 at Amazon
This organic peppermint oil is the no-nonsense product you’ll want to come home to every day. It clears your sinuses and cleanses without stripping away your skin’s natural moisture barrier. You can use it in the shower or as a refreshing cleanser to provide mental clarity in the bath. It’s basically an all-in-one mood lifter.
101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm, $17 at Nordstrom
This balm is the ultimate hydrator and can fix every skin woe under the sun. It’s extremely useful in winter as it moisturizes chapped lips and dry patches on your skin. It’s dense without being greasy and can be used anywhere you need a little extra moisture.
Dry Skin Body Brush, $9.95 at Amazon
This amazing dry brush doesn’t just get rid of your dry skin cells, it also improves circulation and clears out clogged pores. The gentle bristles exfoliate sensitive areas without tearing up your skin.
Smoothie Bombs, $15 at Anthropologie
Self-care is all about giving yourself a boost, and this little nutrient-packed square is all about that. The Motivator nutrition bomb has raw cacao, chia seeds, coconut and a veritable laundry list of superfoods in its ingredient list. Just add one vegan bomb to your smoothie for a flavor and energy boost.
Himalayan Salt Body Scrub, $13.98 at Amazon
This unisex natural body scrub is the only full-body exfoliator you’ll need for silky-smooth and glowing skin from head to toe. Himalayan salts are known for their rejuvenation qualities and will revive your cells and banish dry skin. They’re also a great source of vitamin C and increase circulation.
Baby Pekee Bar + Juju Bar Travel Duo, $16 at Sephora
Drunk Elephant’s Juju Bar is formulated with bamboo powder and mud, two ingredients that unclog pores and give your skin an even texture. Added blueberry extracts and marula oil help skin retain moisture.
Minerals De Mer Body Soak, $14 at Anthropologie
This sustainably produced wild seaweed and sea salt body soak will make an instant difference in your regular bath. It’s an ideal de-stressing agent and a complete detox experience.
Fizz Boom Bath! Book + DIY Bath Bomb Gift Set, $19.95 at Urban Outfitters
This cute DIY bath kit contains everything you need to make your own bath bombs and scrubs. It comes with liquid colorant, fragrance, molds and citric acid, along with a 144-page book with every bath bomb recipe possible.
Better Shea Butter
Unrefined Ivory Shea Butter, $15.25 at Amazon
This organic Ghanaian shea butter is suitable for every skin type and is loaded with antioxidants. It reduces skin irritation, swelling and redness and is a great calming agent for aggravated skin. Bonus: It also boosts collagen production.
Q&A a Day: 5-Year Journal, $11.89 at Amazon
Before you click past this one, know that we’re not asking you to take up daily journaling. But this Q&A log basically charts what goes through your mind each day with a few easy questions. It’s like having a conversation with yourself on a more engaging level, with questions like, “On a scale of one to ten, how happy are you?”
Sparkle and Shine Bath and Body Tween Gift Set, $10 at Target
We are in no way ashamed to invest money in a tween gift set, especially when glitter is involved. Treat yourself to this fun and affordable bag full of shower gel, moisturizer, and raspberry body butter.
Double Chocolate Protein Cookie & Baking Mix, $6.99 at FlapJacked
It might not involve rejuvenating skin care ingredients, but what’s more relaxing than setting your phone aside to work with your hands and bake a delicious treat? Plus, with added protein you can feel good about indulging in these double chocolate cookies.
Foot Therapy, $10 at Anthropologie
A K-beauty-style foot therapy session at home while you watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel might just be the answer to settling that nagging feeling of stress and anxiety.
Exfoliband Silicone Loofah, $16.50 at Nordstrom
The answer to a deeply exfoliating yet gentle cleaning is this bath loofah alternative. With an antimicrobial silicone structure, the germaphobe in you can rest easy.
Wiccy Magic Muscles, $12.95 at Lush
With peppermint and cinnamon oils along with aduki beans to increase circulaion, this spicy massage bar works as a great muscle relaxer. Use it to relax your achy joints or sore muscles.
Indian Healing Clay, $14.95 at Amazon
By now, you must have heard about the miracle healing clay beauty gurus swear by that vacuums out pores and draws out deep-seated dirt. The excess oil and impurities basically get sucked into the clay bed, leaving you with squeaky-clean skin.
‘Tis the season for resolutions and new intentions, according to our social media feed. And while you might have resolved to clean out the clutter of your inbox or closet when the ball dropped on January 1, don’t forget to invest some time and money in decluttering and de-stressing your mind this season. What better way to spend your time now that the invites of the holiday season are behind us?
A day at the spa to reset would be great, sure … but what’s also great is spending less than the cost of a meditation session for the same mindset without ever leaving your home. These efficient self-care products are thrifty alternatives to a spa session and pack in a whole lot of tranquility. Here are some things that’ll bring you an extra dose of Zen and make your day better for less than $20.
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