How to Make a Self-Care Kit

There is a lot in life that we can’t control and oftentimes we find ourselves on an emotional rollercoaster. What we can control is how to take care of our mental and physical health and making a wellness box, or a self-care kit is a fantastic way to do that!

A self-care kit is simply a collection of items that make YOU feel good! Having one supports your emotional health because it can nourish you, uplift you, and sometimes bring you back from the brink. It’ll help you gain some perspective when you need it, so below is a list on how to make a DIY self-care kit:

Show Off Your Creativity

Remember, this self-care kit is all about you and what makes you feel good. If your self-care kit means putting all your items in an actual kit, a basket or painting and decorating a box, then, go for it! It’s a DIY self-care kit for a reason, so do whatever your heart desires because it’s up to you!

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What Goes in a Self-Care Kit?


Start your self-care kit by adding visuals such as a personal growth book to feel the satisfaction of inner growth, a journal to express your feelings, photos that you love to look back on and can give you a needed mental boost, and positive quotes and phrases that will uplift you in tough times.

Power of Touch

If you respond to the power of touch, then add some face masks to your self-care to help keep your skin feeling fresh and replenished during the harsher months. You could also add some cozy fabrics like a weighted blanket, slippers, socks, etc. to snuggle up and enjoy life’s simple pleasures a bit more.

Self-care beauty essentials


Adding scents to your self-care kit can actually make a big impact on your emotional health. Add some essential oils as they are helpful for regulating sleep and adjusting your mood. And you can’t go wrong with adding aromatherapy candles too because they can help relieve stress.

Tasty and Healthy Treats

Last but not least, adding some tasty and healthy treats, especially from our Balanced Snack Box, are a wonderful addition to your self-care kit!

All in all, making your self-care kit can help you take care of yourself emotionally. A self-care kit can be a great gift idea too, so don’t be afraid to spread a little love by making a special DIY self-care kit for someone close to your heart! 

To your Balanced health,

Your friends at The Balanced Company