On this week’s edition of the PLH Friday Faves, we’re sharing a quick guide to our favorite wellness must-haves. Since rejuvenating spa days and relaxing vacays are currently out of reach, we thought now would be the perfect time to round up a list of the products we can always count on to help us regain our calm and composure from the comfort of our own homes.
From the blissful bath-time essentials to the spa-worthy stress relieving splurges, these products are exactly what you need if you’re in the market to self-soothe, self-care and self-love your way to peak wellness.
Essential oil diffusers offer a way to scent your space without using the synthetic chemicals of traditional air fresheners or candles. This one from Vitruvi really caught our eye because of the fact that it was handcrafted from milled matte ceramic, which allows it to double as a stunningly simple piece of home decor for our bedside tables, countertops and shelves. We also love the fact that it’s offered in 8 different colors, so it’ll fit any aesthetic you could possibly dream of all while making your home smell like a super fancy yoga studio. What more could a gal ask for?
Nothing says me-time quite like unwinding in a warm bubble bath – and this bamboo bath tray caddy from Umbra turns indulging in the soak of your dreams into a super simple feat. It’s designed to rest across your tub and carry everything you could possibly need or want on-hand as you enjoy a long, relaxing dip. Not only does it feature a slot for your phone, wine glass and loofah, but it also comes equipped with a fold-up book stand for hands-free reading. Now all that’s left to do is run the water, add some bubbles and let all of your worries float away.
We all know that staying hydrated is one of the easiest ways to prioritize our wellness, so why does it always seem to be the one task that slips our minds each day? Luckily enough, we stumbled upon a product that has the ability to make drinking enough water oh so simple. This water bottle from ban.do not only carries a generous pour of 24oz, but it also features markers to help you track how much water you’ve consumed so far. We know first hand that there’s nothing like a super cute bottle to encourage us to stay hydrated throughout the day, so we’re grabbing this one and saying bottoms up!
If you haven’t been able to make a much-needed appointment with your massage therapist since March, don’t worry – because we’ve literally got your back! This kit from Therawell allows you to get all of the benefits of hot-stone therapy from the comfort of your own home. Each stone is not only polished and treated for smoothness, but also designed to heat up quickly for use on the neck, back, palms, soles, arms and legs. It also helps relieve tension, sore muscles, and promote relaxation – all for under $20!
We’ll never underestimate the power of a warm shower to help us decompress after a long, stressful day. Especially when said shower is filled with the soothing scent of one of these steamers from Thulisa Naturals. Simply place one of the essential-oil infused tablets on the floor of your shower, turn on the water, and prepare for the magic to happen! The tablet will start to fizz, releasing one of 5 spa-inspired scents that will mingle with the steam for a soothing and stress-relieving effect. Just one shower and some quality time spent in this steam and you’ll be feeling more balanced, energized and refreshed. They don’t call it aroma-“therapy” for no reason.
If you’ve never used or even heard of dry brushing, let us put you onto it. Dry brushing is an ancient technique that provides intensive exfoliation and leaves your skin feeling baby smooth. It increases blood flow, leaves your skin with a healthy glow, and promotes lymphatic draining, which reduces cellulite. We picked this dry brush specifically because it was made with natural, biodegradable sisal fibers from the agave plant, as well as an ergonomic handle that makes it easy to get to hard-to-reach spots. Not to mention the fact that it has the stamp approval from beauty and wellness aficionado Gwenyth Paltrow herself.
Whether you’re already a yoga-lover or you’re simply looking for a way to incorporate a little zen into your daily routine, this deck of cards from Calm Club is the key to nailing all of your poses. Each pack comes with 52 unique pose cards, so you can practice and perfect a different pose every single week for a whole year. The cards are also plastic free and 100% recyclable, so you can trust that this deck will do as much good for the planet as it will for your wellbeing. And just like that, we’re feeling calmer already!
How do you prioritize your wellness?
xo, The Pretty Little Hangers Team