Featured on Forbes. Author: Noma Nazish
It's a known fact that self-care is crucial for our health and happiness. And there's no dearth of scientific evidence that supports the claim. But consistently practicing this healthy habit is easier said than done. Enter: self-care subscription boxes. With an assortment of wellness goodies sitting on your doorstep every month, practically begging you to try them, it's hard not to make time for some "me time". Plus, they equip you with new tools to prioritize your well-being and inspire you to connect with yourself.
To save you the trouble of scanning the market for the right one, I've researched and handpicked these self-care boxes that are worth the money:
Go Love Yourself Box
Founded by educator and coach, Sharon Podobnik Peterson, Go Love Yourself is a subscription box service that aims to promote personal development and smart self-care. Each monthly box includes a self-help book and a workbook (for goal setting, tracking progress, and reflecting) along with three to five fun self-care items to help put the ideas in the book into action. It also includes access to resources like webinars, coaching and an online community of like-minded women. Past box themes include The Sleep Revolution, The Gifts of Imperfection, and How to Break Up With Your Phone. Every box features products and services from women-owned small businesses so you can feel good about feeling good! GLY offers two kinds of monthly plans: the Self-Help Book Essentials plan for $30 and the Deluxe Self-Care Box worth $49.95.
Green Spa Box
Transport your senses to a relaxing and therapeutic getaway through this luxurious subscription box. Each month you'll get a box featuring five thoughtfully curated cruelty-free, non-toxic products, ranging from lotions and candles to spa treatment and bath products. Subscribers also receive a surprise bonus gift every once in a while. You can opt for a monthly, six-monthly or yearly subscription plan. The monthly plan costs $14.95.
TheraBox is a self-care subscription box service founded with one mission in mind: "to inspire happier lives through practical joy boosting activities and thoughtful self-care products." Each box is curated by therapists and consists of five to seven full-sized wellness goodies to reduce stress and promote relaxation (think soy candles, oils, bath bombs and organic skincare products). The monthly box also includes one 'happiness activity' inspired by neuroscience and positive psychology research, like journaling, intention setting and mindfulness activities. You can subscribe to TheraBox's monthly plan for $34.99.
Coffee and a Classic
What better way to unwind than curling up with a hot mug of coffee and a good book? With a subscription to Coffee and a Classic’s monthly box, you can do just that. Each carefully curated box contains a classic book, a beverage of your choice (coffee, tea or hot chocolate) and two to three bookish items like custom puzzles, journals, socks, scented candles etc. Subscribers can select whichever genre they prefer: classic literature, children's classics or classic non-fiction. Their Starter plan costs $28.99/month. While the Standard plan, which also includes a coffee mug, a snack and a bookmark, costs $39.99.
Orange Peel Box
Orange Peel Box is an aromatherapy box that aims to refresh your body and stimulate your mind through the power of plants. Each month, subscribers receive four to six full-sized, all-natural artisanal products such as diffusers, misters, candles, oil blends, bath salts, perfumes, aromatherapy jewelry and much more. All items are carefully handpicked by expert aromatherapists. For $49.90 a quarter, the subscriber will receive a themed box for every season. Past box themes include Immunity, Refresh, Well-being and Holiday.
Gear up now, its time to #TreatYoSelf!