25 Little Things I've Bought This Year Simply in the Name of Self-Care

Michaela Bushkin
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Until this year, I hadn't really thought much about self-care. Yes, I got the occasional massage and even did a meditation and face mask here and there, but I certainly wasn't in the mindset of carving out time to do beneficial things for my physical and mental wellbeing so unapologetically.

Now that I'm spending about 99% of my time in my apartment alone, I'm all about self-care. I know the term gets thrown around a lot and can mean different things to different people. For me, it simply means incorporating moments of joy and self-love and happiness into my day whether they require a minute or an hour. There are plenty of completely free self-care practices that I've made part of my daily routine, too, but I have purchased some fun little things that help me treat my mind and body right. I think you might just find something you like among these 25 self-care items, too.

LATME Ice Roller for Face ($11)

This $11 ice face roller might just be my best Amazon find of the year. Whenever I wake up with a puffy face from not getting enough sleep (or from drinking too much wine TBH), I spend about five minutes using this. Even if it didn't yield results, the cold feeling on my skin is so blissful that I'd use it anyway.

Urban Outfitters Patchwork Journal ($18)

I never even owned a journal until a few months ago, and now I write in mine every day. Who am I? No seriously, some days I swear that jotting down all of my emotions is as impactful as therapy.

Sakara The Foundation ($120)

I've never met a Sakara product or meal I didn't like, so I knew I had to try The Foundation, the brand's daily supplement packs. The six vitamins included support gut health, immunity, energy levels, and so much more. I'm hooked!

Skin Gym Gua Sha ($27)

Arguably one of my favorite self-care rituals is giving myself a facial massage with my gua sha tool. The one I have is currently on sale, just saying.

Farmacy Coconut Gel Sheet Mask ($6)

Followed by this ultra-hydrating sheet mask. What can I say? When my skin is happy, I'm happy.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ($16)

My lips deserve a little TLC too. Using this product at night feels so luxurious.

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser ($119)

There's nothing like diffusing my favorite essential oils to wind down at night. Plus, this diffuser looks pretty on my dresser.

Majestic Pure Eucalyptus Essential Oil ($15)

Speaking of my favorite essential oils, my go-to scent lately has been eucalyptus.

Kin Euphorics Dream Light ($39)

This non-alcoholic drink, featuring adaptogens and nootropics, also helps me wind down before bed. I don't need it to fall asleep per se, but it definitely helps, and I love the taste.

One Click Beauty 3-Piece Eye Kit—The Warm Nudes ($24)

I never underestimate the power of a little makeup to make me feel put-together. Sometimes I put some on just to go to the grocery store, and I'm not the least bit embarrassed about it.

Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette ($29)

This is another favorite for when I really want to spice up my eye makeup. After all, that is the most visible part of my face while wearing a mask.

Venture Pal Half Gallon Motivational Water Bottle ($12)

The name of this product says it all. Drinking water is so important, and this bottle makes sticking to my half-gallon-a-day goal so much easier and more fun.

Bala Bangles 1 Lb. Weights ($49)

I try to fit in at least 30 minutes of Pilates each day as part of my "me" time. These one-pound ankle weights help me make the most out of my half hour.

Yeti Yoga The Malibu Yoga Mat ($60)

Speaking of exercise, I bought this yoga mat purely because it sparks joy while doing my morning workout classes.

U Beauty Resurfacing Compound ($88)

I've been putting so much more focus on keeping my skin healthy, and this resurfacing product truly works wonders.

Equilibria Mint Daily Drops ($58)

When my mind is racing at any point in the day, I pause for a few minutes worth of deep breaths and then take a dropper of my favorite CBD oil.

Gabrielle Bernstein The Universe Has Your Back ($11)

I'm a big fan of reading in general, and lately, I've been switching my focus to self-growth books. This one is easily my favorite.

Further Food Collagen Peptide Powder ($30)

I always take the time to make a healthy breakfast in the morning to start my day off right. When I only have five minutes, I opt for a fruit and veggie smoothie with my favorite ingredient: chocolate collagen powder.

Sourse Glow Bites ($34)

Another way I like to get my daily collagen. This one is a true indulgence.

Malin+Goetz Peppermint Body Scrub ($35)

You don't know self-care until you've given yourself a massage in the shower with this refreshing body scrub.

Herbivore Botanicals Calm Bath Salts ($18)

… and for when I'm in more of a bath mood.

Vegamour GRO Hair Serum ($48)

There are few things that make me feel more confident than a really good hair day. I've had more of them since using this.

Ouai Super Dry Shampoo ($24)

Same with this.

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cacao Mix With Reishi ($17)

I used to go on short walks with my co-workers to our corner coffee shop for a little midday pick-me-up. It was so good for my mental health, so I'm continuing that routine at home. My favorite seasonal beverage to whip up at the moment is this healthy hot chocolate drink. (PSL lovers, don't come for me.)

Simple Being Weighted Blanket ($50)

Weighted blankets seemed like a weird concept to me until I tried one myself, and now I'll never look back. There's something about the heaviness of the fabric that's so comforting. If you know, you know.

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