13 Self-Care Suggestions to Grant Yourself Some Peace
This time of year is made for counting our blessings, but it’s when the stresses can pile up too. As you treat the loved ones in your life, be sure to include yourself and create some moments when all is calm and bright (or as close as you can get). Whether it’s a soothing scent, a soft fabric, or a smoothing balm, these products from Certified B Corporations are made to ease your mind and body while showing our planet some kindness as well.
Love Yourself B Corp Gift Ideas
By All Good
This set of indulgent organic body care essentials features All Good Goop skin relief balm, reef-friendly SPF 50 Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Butter, nourishing Coconut Hand & Body Lotion, and a hydrating Coconut Lip Balm in a zero-waste, unbleached canvas travel pouch. The plastic-free set is part of All Good’s ongoing commitment to deliver premium body care with the greatest positive impact on the environment.
Improve your skin texture and boost clarity without irritating or overdrying with this multi-acid complex. It’s a low lift, too: Put it on before you go to bed and let it do its thing overnight. With a mission to create safer beauty and skin care products through advocacy and education, Beautycounter ensures its products go beyond skin-deep.
While these palettes have minor cosmetic imperfections, they are usable and offer a low-price, low-waste alternative. With sustainability at the forefront, Elate encourages customers to reduce their environmental impact with small, everyday changes as part of its goal to become the first waste-free cosmetics company.
Add some kindness in the kitchen with these quick-drying linens made from 100% organic cotton and natural plant dyes. The apron and other products in the line are gentle on your skin, the planet, and your eyes — so you can treat the Earth and yourself with kindness. Full Circle creates home care products that promote health and order for people and the planet.
Who doesn’t need some stress release this year? This kit features four herbal formulas developed to address the physical and emotional impact of modern life. Broaden your knowledge of herbal wellness thanks to included information about each sustainably and ethically made product. The company sources many of its herbs from local suppliers and organic farmers.
Feeling stressed? Use this oil to help repair your skin twice daily. As part of your holistic wellness regimen, this nourishing product also can be used on pulse points to help aromatically calm and soothe mind, body, and soul. Humanist Beauty is part of The Human Beauty Movement, a purpose-driven company that supports inclusion and wellness in the beauty industry and beyond.
Harness the healing powers of hemp and enjoy a relaxing soak with this trio of bath salts. Make time for a relaxation reset with these handcrafted formulas that rely on sustainably sourced, certified organic, wild-harvested and fair trade raw materials.
By Keap Candles
Enjoy the scent of a change of scenery and with a choice of destination: summer sun or winter refuge? Keap designs candleholders so they can be repurposed, with plastic-free packaging and adhesive-free labels and wicks, and uses sustainable coconut wax for a clean and complete burn.
In addition to hair care and other products, this Denver-based salon offers artist-designed bandanas — with 10% of sales donated to charities of the artist’s choice. Bandana are 100% organic cotton, GOTS Certified, and sustainably sourced. At Let Em Have It Salon, you’ll find a team-centered, inclusive environment with sustainable practices.
Ground yourself in feelings of security, stability, and safety with this weighted blanket. Studies suggest weighted blankets may create a natural boost in mood, ease stress and anxiety, and promote deeper sleep. For every blanket purchased, Malouf will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Malouf Foundation, which fights child sex trafficking and exploitation.
Put on your face with zero waste by using this palm-sized customizable refill reuse makeup system, which reduces cosmetic packaging waste and organizes your makeup. As an eco-conscious indie beauty brand, MYO aims to reduce the more than 120 billion units of cosmetic packaging produced globally each year, the majority of which end up in landfills.
By Rebel Green
Stock your kitchen for the new year with these better-for-you household essentials, including plant-based cleaners made with mood-elevating essential oils. The company’s tree-free line gives back by partnering with social enterprise organizations that help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Add the scent of spirits to your bath with these soaps made with olive oil that’s mild on skin, plus natural glycerin that pulls in moisture in and calms the senses. (It’s still BYOB as none of the soaps actually contain alcohol.) This set of two is made by Danielle Martin, who leads a Black-owned, woman-owned “soap distillery” on the northwest side of Chicago.
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