The Best Self-Care DIYs

Many of us see self-care as a luxury we can’t afford to engage in. But with the stress and pressure of life, it’s actually a necessity we can’t afford not to engage in. If we want to care for others, we must care for ourselves first.

Fortunately, self-care doesn’t need to involve a weekend spa retreat or signing up for an obligatory five-year membership at the local massage studio. There are lots of ways you can put the “me” in home.

Start by trying one of the following:

Homemade Bath Salts

Bath salts are a great way to relax, heal sore muscles, and relieve dry skin. While you can buy them online or from brick-and-mortar beauty stores, you can make your own, as well.

Bath salts are relatively easy to whip up; all you need is Epsom salt, sea salt, essential oil, and dry herb(s) (which is optional). Total production time is a mere five minutes from start to warmth; let the countdown to a hot bath begin!

Custom Candles

Whether you’re in love with lavender or passionate about peppermint, custom candles give you the chance to choose your scent. They’re best made with soy wax flakes, as soy is nontoxic and more appropriate for self-care, and your favorite essential oils. This tutorial provides a step-by-step guide on how to make these candles, laying out all the tricks so you know how to cut the wicks.  

A Meditation Corner

Pick a corner somewhere in your house and transform it into a relaxing oasis with a bean bag chair, incense, dim lighting, and yoga music. Then commit to using it daily. A meditation app can help you stay on track. At the very least, invest in a decent pair of earplugs.

A Journaling Nook

Journaling is one of those things that we know we should do, but it’s hard to put pen to paper at times. Committing to giving it a go can be an enlightening and even life-changing experience, one that helps you grow, find inspiration, reduce anxiety, and improve memory.

The best part is that your journal is for your eyes only, so there’s no need to hold back from what you want to say or hide your authentic self. There are also no grammar guardians nitpicking your word choice. You’re the boss (or your the boss, either will do!).

An Avocado Facemask

Avocados don’t just go on toast; they go on cheekbones, too. This DIY avocado mask is simple to make. Start by blending avocados, honey, plain yogurt, and lemon juice together. You can include optional rolled oats, as well. 

After everything is properly mixed, apply the mask for 20 minutes before washing it off. The ingredients work in harmony to hydrate your skin, reduce redness and inflammation, and decrease acne and eczema.  

Engaging in self-care is easier and more affordable than you might think. The above suggestions are the tip of the iceberg and there are lots of DIY ways to give yourself the TLC you deserve. The most important factor in a self-care routine is choosing one you’re most likely to stick with.

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