As Women, and more specifically for me as a Mom, we tend to really put ourselves on the back burner. Whether we’re putting everything we have into a deadline at work, making sure the house is clean, or just keeping everyone fed and happy– we don’t take as much time and energy to check in with ourselves and ask questions like: “What do I need?”, “How can I serve my mental health today?” “Is there a moment today that I can take just for myself?”. Self-Care isn’t always a priority– but it needs to be.
Over the last few months, I’ve strived to really take time for myself, even if it’s just a few moments a day doing something that is benefiting my mental health. Because, honestly, I was struggling. I’ve been feeling like every day I was just going through the motions to repeat it over again the next day. There were no breaks, no time to myself, and definitely no self-care happening whatsoever. So, I was super excited to receive this Women’s Wellness BabbleBoxx because it contains a few of my (newly) favorite items, and I want to share them with you and how they’ve helped me practice Self-Care and Self-Love, even in small ways.
Taking Control and Finding Relief
Pamprin Max Pain + Energy
The first product that I received in my Women’s Wellness box is Pamprin Max Pain + Energy. Something that has always dragged me down each month is my period. I’ve struggled with severe menstrual pain, bloating, headaches and backaches, etc each month since I was thirteen years old. My cramps have, at times, been so bad that I would have to stay home from school or work, and the only relief I could find was sitting in a steaming hot bath or with a heating pad on my abdomen all the way up as high as it would go.
When you’re feeling awful on the outside, it can make you feel even worse on the inside. Taking control of your body and finding pain relief that works during that time of the month is seriously essential. There’s no need to grin and bear it. Pamprin Max Pain + Energy was made specifically for your most painful days & formulated to relieve the discomfort of cramps, headaches & backaches – and provide you with the energy you need, for maximum strength results.
If you’re struggling with severe menstrual pain, and just all around sucky periods, you can click here to find out where Pamprin Max Pain + Energy is sold near you.
Adding Something New and Soothing to Your Routine
Hand Lotion & Muscle Melt Crème from BOTA Skin
Adding CBD to my daily routine (whether topically or ingesting through tinctures), is something that I have been wanting to do for months now. It was always so hard to figure out which brand was best, how many MG I needed, etc. So, when the lotion and creme from BOTA™ Skin arrived, I was stoked.
BOTA™ Skin is a company on a mission to provide gentle, yet effective skincare that’s free of harsh chemicals. They identified the best elements nature has to offer our skin and created a plant-based skincare line enhanced with CBD. All BOTA™ products are infused with the highest quality hemp oil derived from non-GMO hemp grown in the U.S. through natural farming practices.
Age-Defying Hand Lotion
I’ve been using the Age-Defying Hand Lotion pretty regularly, and I keep it on my desk to apply while I’m working. BOTA™ combined three of their favorite things when formulating this Age-Defying Hand Lotion; plant-based ingredients, a non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly, and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). It also contains Apricot Kernel Oil. The Age-Defying Hand Lotion is packed with natural emollients and essential fatty acids that soothe and hydrate dry skin.
It’s a nice little pick me up during a long shift at work, or just because.
WARMING MUSCLE MELT CRÈME
Something that I’ve really committed to over the last month is exercise. I even purchased a HIIT Elliptical Trainer and a portable gym to do strength training at home–it’s getting real, y’all. Of course, with exercise comes sore muscles and aches and pains (I’ve also suffered from achilles tendonitis for years and experience occasional flare ups where I’m unable to bear weight on one foot). These are also muscles that aren’t used to me using them let alone working them so hard.
This Warming Muscle Melt Creme honestly came at the best time, and I’ve been using it every night. The cinnamon smell isn’t overpowering, and is actually incredibly comforting, while the warming sensation literally does just melt my aches away.
So, the next time you have a draining day or complete a tough workout, and just need a little you time, melt away with BOTA™ Warming Muscle Melt Crème. This crème combines warming cinnamon oil, shea butter, and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) to help you unwind.
If you’re interested in trying for yourself, you can head over to their website here and enter the code WOMENSWELLNESS at checkout for 20% off site-wide!
Trojan Ultra-Touch Personal Massager
That’s right, we’re going there. The final item that I received in my Women’s Wellness Box was the Trojan Ultra-Touch Personal Massager.
Sex and masturbation are both topics that people often shy away from talking about openly, but I want to remind you that Self-Love can mean a lot of things, even pleasure, and it IS Self-Care! (It’s also totally okay to discuss openly, if you’re comfortable).
Not only has this specific practice of self-love been proven to boost confidence, but it can also help you learn what you enjoy so that you can communicate that openly with sexual partners. It can also help you sleep, help to reduce stress, and be an instant mood changer!
The Ultra Touch Fingertip Massager brings pleasure into your own hands, so you can explore with confidence and improve your sexual wellness.
Do you take enough time for yourself each day? If so, what are some of your favorite ways to practice Self-Care?