Five items you must have in your personal care stash

Brenda Johns

Do you remember when you couldn’t wait to grow up? It was pretty stupid, eh? It’s no secret that we are all busy trying to make ends meet and achieve our goals. But that shouldn’t mean you have to put self-care on the back burner. In fact, practicing self-care does a lot for your life. It is a way to protect your mental health, increase your productivity, and eliminate stress, among other things. Contrary to popular belief, taking care of yourself does not mean going to the spa, and in fact, it does not have to be expensive. Getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, taking the time to watch a movie is all about personal care. And if you want to take care of yourself a step further, you can organize your own stash of personal care items. But what should be included? Here are five self-care article ideas to get you started.

Oil diffusers

Oil diffusers are a great way to relax and create a calm, zen aura in your home. They can allow you to improve clarity and focus, improve your mood, clear the airways for easier breathing, not to mention, it infuses an alluring aroma into your home. Who wouldn’t want that?

Yoga mat

Yoga is all about healing yourself through self-discovery and self-acceptance. It might not be the best option for most, but it’s one of the best ways to slow down and remind yourself of what matters most. So grab a yoga mat and introduce gentle movements into your daily routine to get a feeling of groundedness and happiness.


Journaling is a great form of personal care that allows you to process your feelings and emotions as you write them down. Ask someone who does and they’ll likely tell you that just buying a new newspaper usually feels like it’s getting a fresh start. Whether you choose a journal app or a physical journal, journaling will give you a new perspective on your life.

Bath bomb

There is nothing more relaxing than a luxury bath to take the stress out of the day. And for that, you will need a luxurious bath bomb to give you that ultimate bubble bomb experience.

Sleeping mask

Sleep is an often overlooked form of personal care. It affects our psychological well-being, our physical health and our metabolism. Yet, according to a Gallup study, 40% of Americans sleep less than the recommended hours (seven to nine hours). That said, you might benefit from a sleep mask that blocks light for that restful sleep.

You can include virtually anything in your personal care stash, from beauty products to essential oils. Just find something you love as it relaxes you and you build a self-care stash around it.

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