How to Celebrate Self-Love
Deepen your connection with yourself for Valentine’s Day and beyond.
Valentine’s Day is typically equated with grand gestures of love directed toward the special people in our lives. This is especially true with those with whom we share a romantic relationship or a meaningful friendship. But the one person we usually forget to acknowledge at this time of year is the most important of all — ourselves.
This year, consider investing time and energy into self-love. Strengthen your bond with yourself before deepening your connections with others. Ahead of the annual love fest, we’ve compiled our favorite picks from the rē•spin shop to celebrate and embrace your best self.
Complex Creatures Deep Reservoir Breast Oil
Embracing and prioritizing breast care is the ultimate form of self-care. At the core of Complex Creatures’ ethos is incorporating breast care into your daily routine. Take some time each day to enjoy the Deep Reservoir Breast Oil. It is best used in tandem with gentle lymphatic massage to encourage blood flow and circulation.
Anima Mundi Euphoria Elixir
Anima Mundi’s Euphoria Elixir leverages the power of its joy-boosting blend to help promote sexual health and performance. Formulated with strong aphrodisiacs, it can help awaken your sense of loving awareness, nourish reproductive organs, increase libido, and open your heart to promote a stronger connection to yourself and others. Perfect for a romantic flare this Valentine’s Day.
Esker Dry Brush
A lymphatic drainage massage sounds like a luxurious spa experience (which it can be), but it’s also a gentle and practical treatment that can help reduce swelling and help flush toxins from our bodies. Reap the benefits of this ancient practice with the Esker Dry Brush, which can improve circulation and exfoliate skin for an overall brighter and firmer complexion.
Organic Olivia Peace Juice
Free yourself from anxiousness and look to the power of traditional herbs to bring forth a sense of calm and relaxation. Featuring grounding ingredients such as kava root, motherwort, and passionflower, the Organic Olivia Peace Juice spray can soften tension and, little by little, heal the inner stress lingering within.
“Born to Love, Cursed to Feel” by Samantha King Holmes
Books are the gifts that keep on giving. Not only can they bring forth new ideas, but they can also provide lasting lessons that can carry you through life. Samantha King Holmes’ book of poetry, “Born to Love, Cursed to Feel,” spotlights all facets of love, from falling head over heels to learning from regrettable decisions driven by emotions. Holmes aims to remind the reader that actions around love don’t necessarily define you.
SIDIA Braless Candle
Lifestyle brand SIDIA was designed with wellness, so it’s no surprise that SIDIA’s Braless Candle sets the perfect stage for embracing self-connection. Comforting, warm, and woodsy tones help create a calming environment where tension melts away and create a space where your mind, body, and spirit can thrive.
“Golden Guidance: Reflections and Affirmations of Self-Love, Faith, Healing and Growth” by Jessica Burns
In her first book, “Golden Guidance: Reflections and Affirmations of Self-Love, Faith, Healing, and Growth,” Jessica Burns helps readers tap into clarity, hope, personal evolution, and resilience. This page-turner serves as a self-help tool to empower you to challenge your emotions and find a way to bring forth inner peace.
Foria Wellness Awaken Arousal Oil with CBD
Sexual healing is an integral part of our journey to wholeness and plays a prominent role in physical acts of self-love. Used solo or with a partner, Foria Wellness Awaken Arousal Oil with CBD is designed to help enhance pleasure, sensation, and self-empowerment.
The Little Market Sugar Scrub
Small acts like a body scrub feel like big moments of self-care on any given day. So carve five extra minutes out of your evening shower and make room for The Little Market Sugar Scrub treatment. Slough off dead skin and rē•fresh your senses with this sugar-and-coconut oil scrub, concocted with stress-relieving chamomile.
Maude Tub Kit
Bath time is synonymous with self-care, especially in the cold months around Valentine’s Day. The Maude Tub Kit, featuring bath salts and a coconut milk bath, is perfect for a solo soak to clear your head. Hand-harvested ingredients provide the added benefit of vitamins and minerals to help nourish your skin while you luxuriate.
Kyoord High Phenolic Olive Oil
Nourishing your body in general, let alone with the best ingredients, is a form of self-love. It is a means of ensuring you have everything you need to help promote physical health. Incorporating ingredients like the Kyoord High Phenolic Olive Oil into meals leverages its healing benefits and enables you to support yourself from the inside out.
Moon Juice Magnesi-Om
Don’t forget to look after your brain health. Moon Juice Magnesi-Om contains magnesium and L-theanine, which promote calmness and support cognitive health. Turn to this tried-and-true powder supplement when you need extra help relaxing and getting your eight hours of sleep.
Apothékary Seal the Deal
Apothékary Seal the Deal is an energy- and libido-boosting supplement that helps lift your mood both inside and outside of the bedroom. It contains herbs that balance hormones, enhance performance, improve emotional health, and reduce stress.
The Nue Co. Destress 360
Stress is the dark cloud looming over so many of us. It disrupts sleep, puts knots in your stomach, depletes your appetites, and leads to self-sabotage more often than not. The Nue Co. Destress 360 can help fight the pressure you feel every day and reduce those nagging feelings of stress by supporting digestion, improving focus, boosting immunity, increasing libido, and decreasing muscle tension.
Anima Mundi Rose Magic Kit
Swap out your traditional bouquet of Valentine’s Day roses for Anima Mundi’s Rose Magic Kit instead. Rose is beloved for its holistic healing properties. It relieves our hearts, mental well-being, and spiritual imbalance. This mix of collagen-boosting body and face oils, face mask, gua sha, and rose powder can help drive your next self-care session morning, noon, and night.