Self-Care Kit: 30 Essential Things To Carry

Everyone should have a self-care kit. As Jay Shetty rightly said, “Self-care isn’t just holidays and massages. It’s working on your Habits, Mindset, and Healing your past. It’s Removing Toxic thoughts, people, and places in your life.” When Things change inside you, things change around you. But what is a self-care kit?

A self-care kit contains things that help us with our self-care routine. Self-care kits help us to connect with our self-care plan for a day. Mostly we all have our self-care kit, but somehow we forget about little things. This self-care kit will make your day happy. Take some things that help you get motivated and give you positive vibes. Make a little self-care kit for you.

1. 30 Things To Put In Your Self-Care Kit

1.1. Yoga or Exercise DVD:

Our day starts with exercise or yoga. This is the best Self-care kit tool for those who love to exercise every day. DVD which we can use to see new steps of yoga and exercise. You can start your day with productive activities. With the help of a DVD, you can learn more about yoga and its steps.

1.2. Herbal Tea Set:

In the morning, get yourself a cup of Herbal tea, relax for some time, take a cup of tea, and watch the sunrise or Beautiful Birds. Add Herbal Tea to your self-care kit. Herbal tea can improve your metabolism1and gives you a fat-free life.

1.3. Skincare Products:

Mostly we all need our skin care products in our self-care kit. Like, sunscreen, face pack, moisturizer, and many more. Our makeup kits are also important as well. I always take my skincare products2 with me whenever I go. It’s always my priority.

1.4. Headphones:

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Music is the Best relaxation thing in this world, and headphones are the best source to connect with the music. Select your favorite songs and enjoy them with all your heart. Music is the best medicine for your soul. When you are looking for a travel partner, Headphones are one of them.

1.5. Books:

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A book is always a good idea. A good book can change your mood and motivate you all the time. When you don’t know what to do next, “Read Random” When you read something motivational, your attitude towards life will change. So get yourself a good novel. Books can change your perspective.

1.6. Journal (Diary):

As a writer, I always write down my thoughts and feelings in my diary; it helps me relieve stress and pain. When you write something about your experience and thoughts, you can always see what to do and what not to do. What did you do in your day? What do you want to do after five years? Make plans? Make a to-do list for each day.

1.7. Netflix:

The best thing about today’s world is the Internet, and with the Internet, you can use the world’s most popular application Netflix. When you can see your favorite Tv shows and movies anytime, anywhere. You can enjoy movies with your friends and family.

1.8. Eye Mask:

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Photo by Kasturi Roy on Unsplash

When you do work, all-day, your body needs rest. When you take a nap, you need an eye mask3 for that. And keep your eyes stress-free.

1.9. New Clothes:

New clothes give us positive vibes. When you wear something new, you feel new. So shop for something new for you and feel free. Sometimes new things make you happy, and that’s all.

1.10. Stress Balls:

Squeezing the ball improves your Nervous System and helps you remove stress. It’s a mini-workout ball that you can purchase for your self-care kit.

1.11. Chocolate:

I think all of us love to eat Chocolate, but you know chocolate is good for your skin4. One little chocolate can improve your nervous system. It’s good for mothers and babies too. Eat your favorite chocolates and snacks, watch your favorite movie, and enjoy!

1.12. Sketchbook:

The most artist chooses to sketch their feelings. Sketching is an art, and most people express their feelings with art. Some people choose to write, and some people choose to draw as well. If you want time for yourself, you must add Sketchbook to your self-care box.

1.13.Video Games:

A package of video games can make your day. It’s always been a power booster to me, and I mostly prefer video games as my energy pill. Psychologically, video games can improve your thinking and imagination skills.

1.14. Comic Book:

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Laughter is the best medicine people know that. Reading comic books is like leaving another life and imagining something unique.

1.15. Epsom Salt:

Bathing with Epsom salt soothes pain and relieves aching5. Whenever you want a stress-free bath and want to reduce your tension, take a salty bath. It also draws toxins from the body.

1.16. Massager:

Don’t think too much. Get yourself the best gift massager. It keeps you fit and fine. Get yourself a stress relief massage with a massager. If you do that, you get better sleep.

1.17. Fairy lights:

Be creative! Decorate your room with beautiful fairy lights. Whenever you look at your room it feels like a dreamland. Treat yourself like you are the only one in this world. You deserve satisfaction and happiness.

1.18. Mirror:

Get yourself a mirror,  look at it, and tell yourself that you can do it! No matter what happens to you, always stay positive. A mirror can be your self-motivational partner. See the greatness inside you.

1.19. Water Bottle:

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Do exercise! Do Yoga! Get yourself a cute water bottle and remember to drink water a minimum of 5 to 6 liters per day. Always Drink more and more water and stay healthy. Keep yourself hydrated.

1.20. Stuffed Animals:

When you feel lonely and alone, stuffed animals are the best for a hug and comfort. Stuffed animals can be your friend in alone time and give you positive vibes. It would help if you had someone around you, and stuffed animals can be that. So get yourself a cute bunny or dog. These can be your best self-care kit product. We all have a childish side, and that’s alright! Get yourself a cute little stuffed animal.

1.21. Camera:

Capture every little movement in your life. Capture the perfect and happiest memories of your life, and whenever you feel sad or upset, look at the pictures and videos that make you feel better. Our hearts fill up with love and care when we look at our old pictures with our family and friends. Simple things make wonderful memories.

1.22. Music Instruments:

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The best stress relief thing is music. Playing such an instrument is one of the best things to do in your free time. Every day is a new day. And we have to do something new and interesting. Play the piano or guitar, whatever you want. Music can boost your memory and improves the ability of your sleep. Early in the morning, you can play amazing instruments with all your heart.

1.23. Cards:

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Make for yourself a card, like a birthday card or a motivation card. Write yourself a good quote or something lovely about yourself that makes you feel special. Sometimes doing small things for yourself is just a remarkable thing to do. Or give someone a special birthday card or anniversary card and make them feel special on their special day.

1.24. Flowers:

Flowers are so beautiful that it sends us so many positive vibes and their aroma affects our minds and hearts. Flowers are the nicest things that we can give someone as a beautiful gift. It can change your mood and boost your energy. Decorate your room with beautiful flowers. It can be amazing and refreshing.

1.25. Candles:

Get a productive mindset by lighting candles. Mostly therapist suggests aroma-based candles, that help you feel calm and relaxed. It also helps you to relieve stress and anxiety. Lavender candles also help you to relieve tension6. If you want to change the climate around you, you can light up the candles and see the magic.

1.26. Mood Tracker:

Mood swings are normal, but how can we track our mood? Here is an idea for everyone who wants to know what’s going on with themselves. Just make a mood tracker for yourself, and whenever you feel something like anger, happiness, or sadness, fill the box with colors, so you can see what’s going on in your life.

1.27. Motivational Posters:

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If you have motivational posters in your room and your workplace, you always feel motivated. Stick to your dreams and goals, and you feel positive vibes. ‘Go one,’ ‘No one can stop you,’ ‘Fly high,’ ‘Just be yourself,’ ‘You matter,’ ‘Never say no’ many types of motivational posters are available.

1.28. Bubbles:

As a child, we all played with bubbles. Blowing bubbles can give us satisfaction. It can help us to get relax and stress-free. It is not just for fun; it can be used as a breathing exercise.

1.29. Tissues:

Crying is a healthy way to express your emotions. Add some tissues to your self-care kit. Tissues are good for your skin too.

1.30. Phone:

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Photo by Paul Hanaoka on Unsplash

The phone is not just for social media, but it is also for connecting people that you love. Love and care is the most important thing for us; without it, life is meaningless.

2. Conclusion

Self-care is an expression to tell yourself that you are important. No matter what happens to you or whatever you do in your life, it will be going back to normal after some time. And at that time, we need motivation and some self-care therapy. These little things change your mood instantly.

Organizing things for you and making your self-care kit reminds you that no matter what, ‘You Always Matter.’


1. What can I include in a self-care kit?

You can include a variety of items in a self-care kit, such as aromatherapy products, skincare items, stress-relief tools, journals, coloring books, teas, snacks, relaxation aids, affirmations, and anything else that helps you unwind and recharge.

2. How do I create a personalized self-care kit?

Creating a personalized self-care kit involves considering your preferences and needs. Think about activities that relax you and items that bring you joy. You can include things like your favorite scents, teas, hobbies, and tools that cater to your interests.

3. Can I buy a pre-made self-care kit?

Yes, many companies offer pre-made self-care kits that include a curated selection of items for relaxation and self-care. However, making your own kit allows you to tailor it to your specific preferences and needs.

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