10 Essential Items for Your Wellness Kit
Staying energized, positive, and resilient is a significant part of maintaining wellness. Life stressors and seasonal changes can feel like roadblocks to wellness. A self-care routine and resource plan make life a little easier on your mind and body. Small steps can have a big impact on your overall health. Think about adding the following essentials to your wellness kit.
- Aromatherapy Products
Aromatherapy can be grounding, stress-relieving, and inspirational. Using your favorite scents like lavender or peppermint can transform your mood and help reframe your experience of a challenging day. Rollers or diffusers with high-quality Young Living Essential Oils can be part of your kit at home or the office. Oils are portable and can even help you settle in to rest at hotel rooms around the world.
- Hydrating Face Mask
Sheet masks, cream masks, and gel masks can rejuvenate your face with much-needed hydration. Indoor climate control systems can be harsh on delicate skin, and hydrating masks protect the first layer of skin. Your skin is a primary barrier against illness and injury, so taking care of it is vital. Try using a sheet mask on a long-haul flight and pat in the excess serum when you are done. This can be a calming skincare ritual.
- Body Scrub
Exfoliate the day away with an invigorating body scrub. Choose a sugar or coffee-based scrub with hydrating oils. Using a body scrub can increase circulation and soften skin. Scrubs prepare skin for shaving and are the most effective application of moisturizer. Look for body scrubs with pleasing scents that will fill the bathroom. Adding a scrub into your bathing routine can slow you down to start your day at a healthy pace and help you to breathe a little deeper.
- Soothing Eye Cream
Use a cooling and depuffing eye cream to feel pampered and alert at any age. Apply eye cream to the delicate area of skin with your pinky or ring finger for maximum gentleness. A cream with vitamin C can be especially brightening and reduce the signs of aging. Try keeping your eye cream in the refrigerator and apply it cold as you wake up each morning.
- Body Lotion
Select a body lotion that meets the needs of your skin, with effective ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil. You may enjoy a scented lotion or prefer a simple, unscented option. Apply lotion after showers and before going to bed. Body lotion can help to minimize the development of stretch marks or dry areas.
- Lasting Lip Balm
Apply a good lip balm throughout the day. An effective lip balm can make your lips stay comfortable and plump. Lip balms with SPF are essential for outdoor enthusiasts, as the sensitive skin around the mouth can develop sun damage. Use a luxurious lip mask overnight to overall your skin texture and optimize the appearance of your favorite lipstick.
- Daily Hand Cream
Frequent hand washing or cooler temperatures can impact the texture, appearance, and comfort of your hands. Use a great daily hand cream to soften your hands and minimize the development of dark spots. Keep a small tube of cream in your day bag and apply it before donning gloves or mittens for optimal results.
- Vitamin Supplement
Gaps in an otherwise balanced diet can affect your state of well-being. Talk to your doctor or a nutritionist about how to meet your body’s energy needs. You may add a customized vitamin supplement to support your body’s functions. Consider which supplement formulations are easy to absorb.
- Big Water Bottle
Staying hydrated positively impacts your internal organ health and the appearance of your skin. Proper hydration also supports a restorative sleep routine. Carry a refillable water bottle and keep track of how much you drink throughout the day. Add a low-sugar electrolyte mix, a whole berry infusion, or a squeeze of fresh lemon if you need the motivation to consume.
- Weighted Blanket
Rest is central to wellness and stress can make it elusive. A weighted blanket can help soothe the nervous system and reduce anxiety symptoms. Add a sleep mask to your kit and take a nap under your blanket rather than scrolling through TV.
Take steps to optimize your wellness through a simple routine.