The Ultimate Self-Care Tool Kit For The New Year

So, *supposedly* wellness is going to disappear in 2020. As in, specialists are predicting that the trend will die out. Whatever that means, we know that taking care of ourselves is still top priority. And what’s the best way to be prepared to take care of yourself? Build up your self-care tool kit!

Read on for everything you should be including in your own 2020 self-care tool kit for the best year yet.

Journal

It’s scientifically proven that journaling helps reduce stress, bring clarity and maximize gratitude when done on a regular basis.

Scalp Massager

No flaky scalps in 2020! This affordable buddy helps stimulate and massage your scalp when you shampoo, getting a super-deep clean.

Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets are all the rage right now, and we’re on board. A weighted blanket can help reduce anxiety, stress and even help you sleep better.

Water Bottle

Or in this case, a water cup. Either way, a cute vessel will help you keep track of your water intake and make sure you’re staying hydrated.

Stress Ball

Squeeeeeze the stress away. I personally always have this one at my side when working.

Body Oil

Hydrate and nourish your skin. It is, after all, the largest organ of the body.

Coloring Book

It’s the perfect way to relieve stress and enjoy yourself creatively at the same time.

 

Essential Oil Diffuser

Diffuse uplifting citrus blends in the morning for maximum productivity, and calming lavender blends at night for better sleep.

Dry Brush

Before you slather on that body oil, make sure to dry brush at least once a week. Dry brushing buffs away dead skin cells and also helps improve circulation and lymph drainage.

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Eucalyptus Shower Bouquet

The steam of a hot shower releases the essential oils in the eucalyptus leaves, which in turn helps awaken your senses, clear your mind, destress and open your nasal passages so you can breathe better. Plus, your bathroom will smell amazing.

Silk Pillowcase

If you’re not on board the silk pillowcase train yet, it’s time. Silk helps protect your hair and your skin while you’re sleeping, giving you better beauty sleep.

Eye Gels

For those mornings you need less baggage under your eyes.

 

Himalayan Salt Bath Soak

Not only is a Himalayan salt bath calming, but it’s good for your body. It delivers magnesium to the body, helping your muscles relax, and even can help with acne, eczema, bug bites and psoriasis. No need to buy the expensive little jars. I snag this 3-pound bag at Target for less than $5.

Acupressure Ring

Portable self-massage on the go. These little rings apply pressure to points on the hand and help release tension.

 

Wellness Supplements

Better to be proactive than reactive when it comes to your health! I love using this Well Spray daily in order to help ward off sickness. It also has probiotics for a healthy belly and glowing skin.

Cozy Socks

Grandma was right, cold feet can lead to illness. Keep your tootsies warm with a pair of soft chenille socks.

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Face Mask

The ultimate for a self-care tool kit. Skincare is self-care.

 

Face Roller

A combo of facial rollers and gua aha will give you the best, healthiest skin of your life. Your lymph nodes will thank you.

 

Sun Lamp

Don’t let yourself get affected by seasonal affective disorder. This light can help boost the amount of serotonin your brain is producing for a happier wellbeing.

Eye Pillow

Whether for sleeping or just for an at-home spa day, a lavender-filled pillow is a self-care treat. Similar to a weighted blanket, these lavender pillows are filled with buckwheat and give a calming effect. Use it to reduce stress during meditation, yoga or before bed.

 

Meditation Cushion

Is there anything worse than a quality meditation session interrupted by a butt that has fallen asleep? A meditation cushion helps lift your hips and allows them to roll slightly forward so that your spine naturally aligns while meditating.

Affirmation Cards

Because we all need a reminder from time to time about how great we are.

 

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram