Maintaining a regular and consistent self-care routine is a game changer. However, in our busy day to day lives our self-care activities are all too often skipped or postponed. In this post, I’m sharing my 7 day self-care checklist strategy, Ahimsa Week, as well as a list of self-care subscription boxes, ordered by how many five star reviews they’ve received to inspire you to prioritize your physical, emotional and spiritual self-care more regularly.
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1. Therabox: 1,567 five star reviews 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Therabox is the ultimate self-care subscription box, boasting over 1,500 five star reviews! I love that it’s curated by therapists, who carefully pick out each product for it’s ability to reduce stress & increase joy through self love. Each box includes 1 research inspired therapeutic activity to wire your brain for more joy plus 6 to 8 self-care wellness goodies to reduce stress & enhance your life! Expect products focused on aromatherapy, journaling, meditation, body, skincare and bath products, and more – with over $100 in retail value!
Cost: $30.99 / month – (Use code CJFIRST10 for 10% off your first order)
I’ve been subscribed to this box for almost a year. When it arrives at my doorstep it brings a smile to my face. I love that it is put together by a therapist and what really sets it apart from the rest is there is usually a “therapy” type activity or book inside. Of course I love the love me gifts too which include everything from candles, to scented lotion, to facemasks and body sprays. My favorite item so far has been the unicorn body butter and the rose spray mist toner. Most recently, my box included a package of cards with a daily fun activity on it, one that makes your soul smile and your feet dance. I highly recommend THERABOX!
Check out Therabox here.
2. Goddess Provisions: 1,231 five star reviews 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Goddess Provisions is the self-care box for you if you love crystals, aromatherapy, natural beauty products, super-food snacks and spiritual tools. Each box is packed with 5 to 7 full-size products, totalling for a retail value of $80-$100. All the products inside are vegan, cruelty-free and natural.
Cost: $27.75 / month
I tried this box as (I’m not kidding!) an alternative to my out of control impulse shopping. I tell myself when faced with the dollar bin at Target or on sale earrings at the Co-op (local grocery) that I have a box of surprise treats on the way that will be much more satisfying than anything made in China or even clearance candles in the impulse aisle at the local pharmacy. This really helped, I started saving about $100 a month.
On top of that I have found some fantastic small businesses to support through this box. Impulse shopping online is easier to avoid then in line! I want to live with intention but I still love surprises, this box is fantastic!
Check out Goddess Provisions here.
3. HopeBox: 1,193 five star reviews 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Type: emotional & spiritual
If you would benefit from having more hope in your life, HopeBox is a great solution. This box is sends you monthly encouragement with a focus on high quality self-care products. You can expect books, aromatherapy, jewelry, candles, snuggle buddies, organic soaks, scrubs, masks, and more. Everything is meticulously selected from some of the world’s most talented artisans, all of whom have their own inspiring stories of hope and renewal.
Cost: $43.99 / month – (Use code SPRING10)
I absolutely love HopeBox. I have suffered with depression since having a stroke. HopeBox is exactly what I needed. It lifts my spirits, reminds of the power of Christ and helps to remind me that I am not alone in my healing process. Each item is perfectly chosen and delightful to enjoy. The crocheted items were perfect as a bright reminder we are all made with love! It’s hard to explain how I feel opening the box – special …. would be a good word. Like I really do matter to someone.
Check out HopeBox here.
4. UPBOX: 297 five star reviews 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
If you’re a Christian, UPBOX might be the perfect self-care solution for you. Each box has a scriptural theme and is filled with soulful self-care products that it’s curators also love and use. You can expect an 8-10 thoughtfully sourced goodies like cards, cruelty-free beauty, bath and body products, yummy treats, home goods and accessories. They look for women-owned businesses to support and a portion of the profit from each box is donated to women’s rehabilitation centers.
Cost: $35.00 / month – (Use code UPBOX50 for 50% off 3, 6 & 12 month plans!)
Upboxes delivers more than just artisanal products. They send little touches & reminders of love in each box. This box definitely lifts my spirits every month. There is so much joy unwrapping it. Each item so carefully & thoughtfully chosen & also co-ordinading with the theme of the month. The products inside are unlike no other sub box I’ve seen. I’ve been loving the contents. Everything is very useful. If I find I have a double of something that I’m not going to use, I just put it in my gift pile. Anyone I know would love to have anything from these boxes. Or if you’re a super nice friend…get them a subscription too!
Check out UPBOX here.
5. Sparkle Hustle Grow: 242 five star reviews 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Type: emotional and personal development
Are you a female entrepreneur? Sparkle Hustle Grow is designed specifically to support you and your growing business ventures! Everything in this box is picked out to support both personal growth, and the growth of your business. Expect valuable tools like personal development and business-focused books, access to monthly training from experts in the entrepreneurial field, and 4 to 6 items like chic office supplies, tech gadgets and stationary. One of the biggest assets to this box is that you become part of a community of passionate female entrepreneurs!
Cost: $25.62 / month – (Use code FIRSTMONTH at checkout to get a special discount)
Sparkle Hustle Grow is something every Female Entrepreneur needs in their life. Every month I’m learning new skills that will help me grow my business, plus I get office supplies and cool tech gadgets that feel like they were picked out just for me. And don’t even get me started on the Sparkle Hustle Grow community. It’s so nice to have such a big group of women who are just like me that I can lean on while building my business.
Check out Sparkle Hustle Grow here.
6. Feeling Fab: 153 five star reviews 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Type: physical and spiritual
Cost: $27.67 / month
I LOVE THIS BOX! It is a must-have for every month self-care! Thank you, thank you Feeling Fab for keeping up and continuing to put together wonderful boxes during such a challenging time. All the items are picked out with great thought and beautiful intent…they really do care about you feeling fab! It is so important now more than ever to relax, recharge, and keep yourself well. If you can only get one box, make it this one! The products are full size and often last me beyond 30 days. There is an information sheet included to better detail each item and even individual coupon codes to reorder your favorites! I know for a fact I’d take less care of my well-being without this box….again, a big Thank You!
Check out Feeling Fab here.
7. Bath Bevy: 126 five star reviews 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Do baths speak your self-love language? If so, then Bath Bevy is the box for you! You can expect a curated selection of 6-10 handmade bath products like bath bombs, bubble bars, bath-salts, body scrubs and artisan soaps, all beautifully chosen and presented around a different theme each month. You can choose between either monthly or quarterly deliveries.
Cost: $34.95 / month
I LLOOOVVVEEEE this box. Seriously. The last one smelled so good. It’s like they telepathically knew that I loved love spell and were like oh we got this girl. The last box came with about five bath bombs and a love spell scrub. All of them smelled divine. They definitely wont be losing me any time soon.
Check out Bath Bevy here.
8. Wicked Good: 59 five star reviews 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Do you love smelling good? For me, a spritz of deliciously scented perfume instantly lifts my mood. Wicked Good boxes are curated by fragrance connoisseurs who pick out a clean, consciously crafted fragrance for you, as well as 2-3 other scented goods every month. All of their fragrances are handcrafted in Chicago, and are non-toxic, meaning they do not contain phthalates, parabens or petroleum. They’re responsibly sourced, sustainable ingredients, and are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
Cost: $20.75 / month
I love good smells, and this subscription smells like a winner, lol! But honestly, the quality and value of the products you’ll receive each month is mind-blowing. I have received roll-on perfumes, solids, spray perfums, mists, and incense. I usually mix together all the different ones in my box. They are always different from each other but generally are around a theme. The ingredients are always fresh and strong, as are the scents she sends. All products are made in small batches and I believe to order. Shipping is always fast, items are well-packaged, and mine have all always arrived intact. Customer service is amazing. Everything always has such a personal air about it, as if it was made for a close friend as opposed to just some faceless customer.
Check out Wicked Good here.
9. Merkaela: 47 five star reviews 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Type: physical, emotional and spiritual
If you’re looking to dip your toe into self-care subscription boxes, but want the most wallet-friendly option, Merkaela is a great solution. You’ll be treated to natural, non-toxic wellness products, like clean beauty and bath products, loose leaf teas, meditations, thought-provoking content and music every quarter, for only $16. Each box contains 6-8 products and there are two subscription options – basic and vegan.
Cost: $16.00 / 3 months
I received my first box a couple of days ago and it does not disappoint. The packaging is beautifully done. It came with body butter, soap, meditation spray, a gemstone, bath salts, a journal, a box of incense, tea and a card with meditation techniques. This product is very high quality. Smells like spa products. The body butter is soooo smooth and creamy! I make my own soaps and self care products but I’m def keeping this subscription. It’s like my surprise special treat!! I’m looking forward to my next box already. Highly recommend.
Check out Merkaela here.
10. Laurel & Reed: 35 five star reviews 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Laurel & Reed is the Rolls Royce of self-care subscription boxes, and has been featured in Forbes, Byrdie, Ethical Bunny, Subscription Magazine and more. It’s filled with premium, non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free beauty products. You can expect 3-4 full sized products, with a minimum retail value of over $100, so this subscription saves you 50% if clean beauty is your thing!
Cost: $43.95 / month
LOVE THIS BOX! Just got my first one and I couldn’t be happier. I actually shopped around for a long time before pulling the trigger on this one and it’s awesome. They emailed me right away to see if I wanted to start with March or April, which I thought was really thoughtful (since I signed up on the cusp of shipping day) and I had my package just a few days later. It was packaged super cute, had a good variety of products, and the products are REALLY nice and full sized. I can’t wait for my next one! Thanks 🙂
Check out Laurel & Reed here.
Bonus: Pre-order The Mental Wealth Box for July!
The Mental Wealth Box is a great way to explore your mental health and personal growth. They tackle anxiety, depression, stress, bullying and other important mental health topics by providing 4-6 carefully curated products that help educate and equip you with tools and activities. Each box has a retail value of over $100.
Cost: $44.99 / month – (Use code FIRST25 for a discount if you’re one of their first 25 subscribers)
Check out The Mental Wealth Box here.
I hope this post has inspired you to take good care of yourself by treating yourself in a meaningful way on a regular basis. If you’d like to use my free 7 day self-care challenge, Ahimsa Week to set the foundation of your self-care routine, simply click on the image below to learn how I’ve created a sustainable, nourishing self-care routine for myself.
7 Day Self-Care Challenge: Ahimsa Week
Having a self-care routine that fits seamlessly into your lifestyle will level up every other area of your life. As the saying goes, ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’. The intention of ‘Ahimsa Week’ is to help you to create a 7 day self-care routine that is tailored to YOUR needs and goals, that you refine over time. My suggestion is to take these next 7 days to see how what you plan out works for you, and then make any changes needed to make this a sustainable part of your life. Learn how I use Ahimsa Week in this blog post. Interested?
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