Who says self-care has to be expensive? Give yourself a pat on the back with these self-care essentials for unwinding at home.
We’re calling it: the art of self-care has become increasingly costly, with the launch of luxe wellness retreats, trendy yoga gear, high-end spas and more vying for our attention. We’re not opposed to splashing the cash once in a while, but it’s time to go back to the roots of what self-care is about: simply taking care of yourself. And this doesn’t have to burn a hole in your wallet! Here, we’re spotlighting uncomplicated rituals anyone can do at home, with affordable self-care essentials from Muji.
Take. A. Break.
Read that again if you constantly find yourself in a hurried rush to complete the next task on your to-do list. Whether it’s a power nap or a midday snack break, taking a breather can do wonders for your mental health (and your productivity!). For optimum relaxation, Muji’s beads cushion invites you to sink into the cosy seat with a book and a cup of tea. Now, this is your reminder to put your devices away and block out the rest of the world, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
Pamper your skin
Confession: we love indulging in luxuriously long skincare routines – and we think you should too. After all, skincare is self-care, and setting aside skincare time is an easy way to wind down. Plus, this self-care ritual doesn’t have to cost a bomb with Muji’s no-frills products. Minimal and effective, its skincare range includes a mild oil cleanser made with nourishing olive and jojoba oil, toning water formulated with water from the mountains of Japan, and moisturising milk that’s kind to sensitive skin. (Psst: for maximum convenience, replace the screw cap on your toner with Muji’s spray bottle head or pump head, to easily dispense the product.)
Sleep on it
The importance of good sleep can’t be overstated, which is why we’re stoked to find wallet-friendly products that help us clock those elusive eight hours. We’re talking about Muji’s seamless double gauze pyjamas that are made of soft organic cotton, as well as its cotton beddings featuring breathable, seersucker fabric. Comfort is key, so we’re all about stocking up on quality self-care essentials to prep us for a rejuvenating snooze!
If you’re a scent person, snag an aroma diffuser and some essential oils to ease yourself into a nighttime routine. Our tip? Choose your favourite calming scent (lavender is our pick!) and give yourself the luxury of unwinding for an hour before bedtime… ideally, while resisting the temptation to scroll on your phone.
Adding wellness to your agenda doesn’t have to cost you much: click through to Muji for more self-care essentials that will inspire you to spend more time with yourself. We’re feeling zen already…
This post is in partnership with Muji.