s a business owner, you often have to wear a lot of hats. It can be easy to forget to set aside time for yourself — let alone to breathe. But when you allow yourself to recharge, you’re more likely to avoid burnout, or chronic stress. You might also find that it’s easier to visualize your business goals, to focus, and to get things done.
Luckily, the Novo community is full of small business owners and entrepreneurs offering an incredible variety of self-care products, from candles to comfy (and eco-friendly) loungewear, to care packages. Without further ado, read on for a curated list of self-care products for every small business owner.
Blueprint Botanicals is a family-run business in Southern California that supports local family-owned farms. They partner with small farms to create seasonal, micro-batch luxury self-care experiences. Sourced from small, women-owned farms, the Goddess Oil is a fan favorite, a hydrating blend of golden apricot, sweet almond, sunflower oils, and a customizable blend of essential oils. Incorporate self-care into your daily ritual with this ultra-hydrating oil to nourish your mind, body, and soul after a hectic day of work.
Soul Care Sunday
Soul Care Sunday makes sending meaningful care packages to family, friends, and especially to yourself more accessible. Gift yourself (or a fellow business owner) the Rooting for You box for a much-needed reset. The package includes a Eucalyptus and Spearmint Bath Bomb, a Green Reset facemask, screen-wipes from Well-Kept, and a canvas pouch. As a bonus, there’s an encouraging book of photography and quotes to recenter your mind. Founded by a military officer who also served as a frontline nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic, this gift-giving business emphasizes the importance and benefits of supporting oneself and loved ones.
Kristen Skye Aesthetics
Kristen Skye Aesthetics brings a professional facial right into your home so you can relax, rewind, and treat yourself from the comfort of your couch. The Deluxe Facial Kit offers steps to enhance your current skincare routine with five professional-grade products. This comprehensive kit also includes a hydrojelly mask, a headband, a butterfly gua sha stone, scooper, spatula, bubble bag, and a video instructing you how to use everything. Kristen Skye is a young female entrepreneur, licensed esthetician, and nursing student passionate about travel, skincare, and fashion. She offers a free skincare consultation and a blog dedicated to her passions.
Clean Cut Kenny
Clean Cut Kenny is a community built on education and camaraderie to make self-care accessible to every guy. The Everyday Face Kit offers the foundations to a healthy skin-care routine for someone who doesn’t know where to start. The ingredients to this product set are natural, hydrating, and responsive to environmental factors. They have partnered with the nonprofit organization Clean the World to distribute soap to people at risk for hygiene issues. Jennifer Glover honors her father's legacy, Kenny Glover, by empowering men to do more for themselves through personal care products tailored to their skin issues.
The Cure-ist is the 100% vegan, cruelty-free, stain-free, non-toxic self-care product brand that dreams are made of for Millenials and Gen Zers. The R.B.F. Epsom Salt contains the calming science of Magnesium Sulfate in a trendy jar for use after a long day of work (or strenuous workouts). Jenna Rodriguez honed her entrepreneurial skills as a brand builder for disruptive startups and a graphic designer, ultimately launching The Cure-ist in 2020. Since then, her target market has taken notice of her emphasis on branding, mental health, and self-care. In support of BEAM Collective which is a nonprofit that the Cure-ist donates five percent of all net proceeds to bring quality mental health services to the black community.
Blyssen Natural Skincare
Reconnecting you with your true self, Blyssen is a natural skincare brand by Mandi Duong produced in San Diego, California. There never feels like there are enough hours in a day, but the Self-Care Cards to Anchor, Unstick and Bring Bliss to give you simple prompts to reprioritize yourself. The cards can be cycled through and reused in an open-ended way as the prompts are interpretable situationally. With some guidance and self-reflection, this card deck ensures you check in with yourself as a part of your wellness rituals.
Self-care can mean wearing comfy, high-quality clothes, which are a specialty of Frosted Threads. As an added plus, the brand is founded on slow fashion principles. Their products use sustainable raw materials and are PETA-approved vegan, Fair Wear, OEKO-TEX, and GOTS certified. Their “Feeling” Organic Fresh Hoodie will have you looking cool and feeling even cooler with their impactful mission. On the website, their Community page lists the causes they support, with a quarterly report for brand transparency on their donations.
Abundant Flame Candle Company
Relax, rewind, and transport yourself to a far-off place with the luxurious smells of the Abundant Flame Candle Co. Specializing in custom soy wax candles that are crystal and aromatherapy infused, the Wine and Rose Bundle gives you over 260 hours of burn time of aromatic bliss. The candles included in this bundle include “Red Rose,” “Kashmire Love,” “Champagne Toast,” and “Wine Down.” Each batch of candles is poured with love, unbleached cotton wick, phthalate-free fragrance, and clean-burning soy wax, with reusable jars. Light your way to a peaceful mental space.
To Wrap It Up
No matter your industry or the age of your business, incorporating self-care into your routine benefits you and your business in the long run. There’s no question: stress is inevitable. But what you do to mitigate it can be the difference between successfully running your business and failing due to chronic stress and burnout.
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