August is National Wellness Month– which means it's time to focus on self care, relaxation, and healthy habits. Wellness is important for so many reasons, but mainly for the investment that you are making in your own health. Self-care has been proven to be effective in reducing stress and the negative effects of anxiety and depression. For our physical health, self-care has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and stroke (SNHU). Self-care doesn’t need to be an elaborate regime or daily ritual, but it should be an intentional choice to take time foryou.
Here at OLIKA, wellness is at the center of our brand and our products. OLIKA reimagines clean wellness by bringing moments of delight to everyday personal hygiene essentials and experiences. We aim to bring joy into healthy practices, like sanitizing, making these experiences convenient, fun, and sustainable– and we love to see when other brands are doing the same. For this August, we rounded up some products which we love for all things wellness-related. Here are some of our favorites to help you celebrate National Wellness Month.
Hemp CBD Relief Balm, Bace Health ($50)
With the three key ingredients of Hemp CBD, Arnica, and Beeswax, you can’t go wrong with this muscle relief balm. They source their hemp from a single-origin farm in Colorado and use a clean extraction process with only water and pressure to source their pure hemp extract. The balm, in a convenient stick formula, helps to alleviate muscle soreness, aches, and stiffness without any harmful toxins or chemicals.
Strawberries & Cream Soothing Raw Juice Mask, ESW Beauty ($6)
Nothing says self-care quite like a sheet mask. ESW Beauty was created in response to a lack of non-toxic masks formulated with healthy ingredients on the market. The Strawberries & Cream mask contains coconut, vanilla bean, almond milk, and strawberry extracts for nourishing and anti-inflammatory benefits, guaranteeing to leave your skin plump and hydrated.
Mymatcha All-Over Moisture Stick, Cocokind ($7.20)
Matcha may be your go-to drink in the morning – but what about for your skin? Cocokind’s Mymatcha Stick is an on the go moisturizing stick that can be used all over. Under your eyes, it wakes you up without irritation by providing your skin with caffeine-rich matcha. If you like this product, you can also check out their Turmeric Mask Stick for a spot treatment.
Blue Tansy Hydrating Clip-On Hand Sanitizer, OLIKA ($6.99)
It can be difficult to focus on prioritizing our wellness if we are constantly fighting off sicknesses and recovering from picking up new viruses. Making hand sanitizer part of your everyday routines can help keep us physically healthy so we can focus on greater wellness goals. With a clip on sanitizer from OLIKA, you can count on having your sanitizer with you wherever you go. From the Mindfulness Collection, you can pick up a blue tansy, a eucalyptus, or a cotton flower scented sanitizer spray. No matter which of the three scents you select, you will also reap the aromatherapy benefits of these sanitizers when you apply them.
Body Cupping Kit, WTHN ($68)
Before you pay hundreds for a massage, investing in a cupping kit can do wonders for your muscle tension. These silicone cups come in a set of 8 with a traveling case and a handy user guide. The cups gently lift your tissue, increasing blood circulation and helping to release your muscle. Try putting these on your back or legs (or have a friend do it for you!) and relax for 15 minutes before releasing the cups.
Dream Mist, MindBodyGreen ($30)
The essential oils in this pillow spray are specifically selected to “lull your senses'' to help you zen out and sink into a deep sleep. While the aromatherapy benefits of this spray are wonderful, the actual act of preparing your sleeping space allows your body to recognize that it is entering a time of recovery. If you aren’t quite ready for bed, but need a moment of release during the day, you can spray this mist around your room or on your office chair as well.
Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturizing Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32, Kinship ($26)
For some, relaxation and self care looks like laying out in the sun for a few hours or going for a long hike in the summer. However, you must be sure to protect your skin when you are outside in the sunlight. This non-greasy, reef-safe sunscreen’s name speaks for itself: “Self Reflect.” So, before you clear your mind and seek some well-deserved outdoor reflection time, make sure you apply a good sunscreen.
Wellness practices are not a question ofifyou should be prioritizing them, buthow you can prioritize them in your life. You only get one body and it's important to take care of it as best you can. Even if the changes you are making seem small, sustaining them for long periods of time can have a strong overall impact on your health.
Whether you are looking to learn more about “clean” brands, put together some self care resolutions, or read about the difference between hydration and moisture, you can check out our blog O, Darling for more wellness tips.
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