Every Pampering Product You Could Ever Need for National Relaxation Day
It's Aug. 15, National Relaxation Day, and just because it's a Monday doesn't mean it's not the perfect time to start getting serious about the way you pamper yourself.
We've been preparing for the holiday for a while, trying out all of the best relaxing products, from skincare to bath items, comfy clothes, bedtime essentials and other restorative, calming goodies, to share our top favorites with you. Curious? Keep scrolling to discover the self-care products we're loving this National Relaxation Day.
The Pink Sugar Box: $15
Don't feel like going through the hassle of curating a self-care box for yourself? The Pink Sugar Box does all of the hard work for you, delivering all kinds of indulgent items every month for just $15 a box. The box we tried included a face sheet mask, lip balm, makeup sponge, setting spray, pore strips and even a phone holder/kickstand, all with the cutest packaging in a little pink box.
(via The Pink Sugar Box)
Dae has been one of our go-to hair brands for a while now, thanks to their great products made with the best botanical ingredients. Their new Monsoon Moisture Milk Shampoo and Monsoon Moisture Conditioner have quickly become favorites from the line. Both use desert botanicals, including cactus extract and aloe, for smooth, moisturized hair without the extra weight—and we adore their clean, earthy smell, too.
(via Dae Hair)
The Crème Shop Not Your Baby 3D Teddy Headyband: $9
No one likes the hassle of getting your hair soaked every time you wash your face, and The Crème Shop's adorable Headybands are designed to prevent just that. We love this design in particular, with super-soft plush material and 3D hearts to hold your hair back while you cleanse.
(via The Crème Shop)
No Thank You Charcoal Facial Cleanser for Anytime: $29
Speaking of cleansing, washing your face might be the most important step of any facial routine, so it's important to choose one that works for you. We highly recommend No Thank You's Charcoal Facial Cleanser for Anytime, working as a gentle, non-irritating cleanser while using activated charcoal to exfoliate dirt and wash away impurities for smooth, healthy-looking skin.
(via No Thank You)
ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Polish: $68
For those times you need a bit of deeper exfoliation, check out ZO Skin Health's Exfoliating Polish. It uses a blend of magnesium oxide crystals and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate to remove dead skin cells while brightening with vitamin D. Just massage onto the face a couple of times a week after you cleanse to make your skin glow.
(via Zo Skin Health)
Beauty Bakerie Don't Be Chai Tea Toner: $28
Toners are just what the skin needs when you're looking to remove any leftover traces of dirt or oil after a wash, and the Don't Be Chai Tea Toner from Beauty Bakerie does things a little differently. In addition to utilizing glycolic acid and caviar lime extract, it also includes real black tea ferment to smooth, plump and resurface the skin, aiding with hydration.
(via Beauty Bakerie)
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House of Intuition The Moon Arcana Skin Mystics: $28
We love refreshing skin mists that do more, and we've found a new favorite in House of Intuition's The Moon Arcana Skin Mystics. While it works as a skin mist and toner for both the face and body, with calming aloe, orange blossom and oat straw, it's also infused with intention and howlite stone for additional calming properties. House of Intuition truly thinks of skincare as a self-care ritual, and this unique mist is based on the dreamy, sometimes deceptive tarot card of The moon.
(via House of Intuition)
Vivier QuintiSerum: $250
This QuintiSerum from Vivier may cost a pretty penny, but after just a few uses, you'll see it's fully worth the cost. The serum combines vitamin C, vitamin E and five different peptides that enhance skin's elasticity and collagen production, resulting in youthful, glowing skin with just a couple of drops.
Solvasa Beauty Crystal Energy Wand (With DeStressance Serum): $120
Want to make your serum usage go even further? Incorporate a bit of gua sha with this Crystal Energy Wand from Solvasa, complete with DeStressance Serum. It combines vibrational massage with classic gua sha techniques with a skin-brightening serum to de-puff skin, leaving it bright, soft and radiant.
Loops Beauty Variety Loop Masks: $35
There's nothing quite like applying a soothing sheet mask, and Loops Beauty's masks have to be some of our all-time favorites. This great kit comes with five different full-face masks, each addressing different concerns, with masks for brightening, detox, nighttime moisturization, event prep and rejuvenation. The masks also come in two jelly-like separate pieces, perfect for anyone who's ever struggled to find masks that fit just right.
The Patch Brand Stress Relief Vitamin Patches: $12
Looking to relax and beat your stress in a more passive way? The Patch Brand makes vitamin patches, allowing you to absorb what you need directly through your skin, and we definitely recommend their Stress Relief Vitamin Patches. Just apply to a hairless part of your body, such as your wrist, to get all of the benefits of valerian root, passionflower and hops, bringing you down to earth and helping you feel calm and collected in no time.
(via The Patch Brand)
Loop Quiet Ear Plugs: $19.95
Everyone can benefit from using ear plugs when the world around them is getting a little too hectic, and Loop Quiet Ear Plugs are designed to keep out the noise so you can focus on yourself. They're great for times you need to concentrate, break free from overwhelming noise pollution or get some much-needed sleep, especially because they're comfy and reusable.
(via Loop Ear Plugs)
Weighted Blanktech: $39.99
Weighted blankets have all kinds of benefits, from decreasing anxiety and insomnia to raising serotonin levels, and if you've ever used one, chances are that you've felt these effects firsthand. Weighted Blanktech is essentially a weighted blanket with sleeves, allowing you to get the full benefits of the blanket, with your hands free to browse on your phone, work on a computer, snack and so much more.
(via Weighted Blanktech)
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Bohēme Asti Wanderlust Candle: $49
Lighting a great-smelling candle is one of our favorite parts of any wind-down routine for relaxation, and at the moment, we're loving Bohēme's Asti Wanderlust Candle. All of the brand's candles are inspired by exotic locales around the world, with this one paying homage to the Asti region of Northern Italy, blending candy-like white grape and apple with sweet jasmine and musk to transport you to a far-off land.
Creative QT DIY Bath Bomb Kit: $32.99
If you like to relax by getting creative and making things with your own hands, we think you'll love Creative QT's DIY Bath Bomb Kit. It includes everything you need to make beautifully scented bath bombs (including pure essential oils) and, of course, once you're done making them, you get to enjoy your own custom fragrance experience with a soak in the tub.
(via Creative QT)
The Honey Pot Company Bath Bombs: $13.99
Or, for those of us who've had issues with UTIs or infections because of bath bombs in the past, there are The Honey Pot Company's non-scented, pH-balanced bath bombs. They're formulated to be as gentle as possible, with hypoallergenic, plant-derived ingredients including apple cider vinegar, honey and cocoa butter, made especially for sensitive skin and bodies.
(via The Honey Pot Company)
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Karuna Hydrating+ Hand Mask: $8
For those times that applying your favorite moisturizer to your hands a few times a day isn't enough, there are Karuna's Hydrating+ Hand Masks. Just pop on these oil serum-infused gloves and leave them on for 20 minutes before massaging the leftover essence onto your hands. Not only does this nourish the skin and leave you with incredibly smooth and soft hands, but your nails and cuticles will thank you, too.
And if you want to go even deeper into the process of taking care of your nails, Voesh makes both Mani in a Box and Pedi in a Box sets to give yourself a multi-step treatment at home with no effort at all. While the mani box includes a sugar scrub, mud masque and massage butter, the pedi box includes all of those, plus a salt soak, callus remover and moisturizer for the full spa experience from the comfort of your home.
Nativa SPA Starter Set: $12
And if you're serious about keeping your skin hydrated, Nativa SPA has you covered with their Starter Set, including four different lotions to target various skin needs. While their quinoa lotion is rich in Omega 3,6 and 9 for firming skin, the Madagascar vanilla lotion is packed with antioxidants for soothing. The rosé lotion replenishes skin with rose water and hyaluronic acid and the shea lotion is ultra-rich and moisturizing to help you target dryness.
(via Nativa SPA)
Maelys B-TIGHT Lift & Firm Booty Mask: $49
Sometimes, relaxation really begins with looking and feeling your best, and if you don't love dealing with cellulite on your legs and butt, it's time to discover Maelys. Their B-TIGHT Lift & Firm Booty Mask is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite while also firming the skin on the booty and thighs to help you really rock the skin you're in.
Comfy, cute clothes are also essential for tapping into your most relaxed state, and we highly recommend these buttery soft ECO Rx pieces from Hanky Panky. Both the babydoll tee and jogger are made from wood pulp out of sustainably managed forests, so you can feel good about your clothing choices while wearing them around the house, to the gym, in bed or even out and about.
(via Hanky Panky)
For the many of us who like to integrate yoga and light workouts into our relaxation routines, a chic athleisure set is critical, and right now, we're digging Kosha Fit and their cute sets, which flatter the body while also feeling great to wear and looking effortlessly stylish.
(via Kosha Fit)
Pantuss Aromatherapy Ballerinas: $48
And, of course, you can't properly lounge around the house without an adorable pair of slippers. These ballerinas from Pantuss have removable aromatherapy insoles filled with relaxing lavender seeds and flowers while also being super plush and coming in any dreamy color you can think of.
VUDECO Glow in The Dark Blanket: $22.99
We love snuggling up with a soft, fuzzy blanket at bedtime, especially as the evenings get chillier, and it only helps if the blanket itself is totally darling. We love this one for its galactic color scheme, blending blues and purples to emulate the Milky Way, as well as its stars and unicorns pattern. Even better? Those sweet shapes also glow in the dark!
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The Drowsy Sleep Silk Mask: $69.96
The Drowsy Sleep Silk Mask just might be the solution to some of your recent insomnia woes. Not only is it big and squishy, feeling extra comfortable on your face and blocking out any and all light, but that gentle weight also aids in helping you get tired faster—and stay asleep longer. It's also made of silk, so it's great for your hair and skin and feels like a dream.
(via Drowsy Sleep Co.)
Huggaroo Weighted Stuffed Animal $49.99
Who said weighted blankets have to be shaped like blankets? Huggaroo makes the cutest weighted stuffed animals around, so you can snuggle with something adorable while enjoying all of the benefits of its light pressure on your body.
Eli & Elm Side-Sleeper Pillow: $99.99+
If you're a side-sleeper whose traditional pillows have been letting you down, try out this unique pillow from Eli & Elm. It has a specialized U-shape designed to alleviate neck pain and support spinal alignment, with adjustable temperature-controlled filling and a smooth cotton cover.
(via Eli & Elm)
Yana 360° Body Pillow: $199
Looking for an entirely different type of pillow? We've been obsessed with this 360° Body Pillow from Yana, coming in an inverted U-shape to support the head while also cradling the entire upper body, exerting gentle pressure on both sides. It's also a super huggable pillow for side sleepers.
We think there are few better ways to wind down for the night than with a cozy, hot cup of herbal tea, and it turns out teas are even better with added adaptogens for the mind and vitamins for healthy, glowing skin. Plus, both of these varieties taste so good with their light, fruity flavors.
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