Have you heard the saying, “you can't pour from an empty cup”? It reminds us that we need to care for ourselves in order to best care for others. That's why, around here, we love to devote our Sundays to self-care! At the end of a long week, a beautiful weekend wellness routine is a special way to carve out some sacred “you-time.” With mindful and restorative rituals, you can unwind, recharge your energy, and welcome an abundance of self-love into the week ahead!
So let's get busy manifesting your self-care mood board. We've handpicked these ideas from 9 artisan makers to help you perfect a gorgeous routine that focuses on Y-O-U—you're sure to find something you'll love!
Self-Care Sunday Ideas That'll Refresh Your Soul
Zaaina Skincare (AZ)
Extra Glow Turmeric Facial Mask
Maker: Purvi Desai
Look up any self-care beauty ritual and it likely starts with a beautiful face mask, like this one from Zaaina Skincare. This cleansing mask mixes traditional techniques from India and Brazil into a brightening, revitalizing, and oh-so conditioning blend that will reignite your skin's natural spark after a long week.
Botanica 805 (CA)
Botanica Facial Steam
Maker: Marisa Daniels Frank
No need for pricey treatments—this Botanica Facial Steam brings the spa right to your door! It springs with a verdant garden of flowers, herbs, and blossoms ready to soothe and cleanse. Simply use a towel to tent your face over a bowl of boiling water, and let the sanctuary-like experience wash over your skin.
Wilder North Botanicals (NH)
Longevity Sculpt Gua Sha in Agate
Maker: Marissa Masterson
This Gua Sha tool is a master facial masseuse. A traditional Chinese healing technique, it's believed to support the lymphatic system, de-puff your complexion, and brighten your countenance. Glide the waved edge along the curves and contours of your face to uplift and refine your fabulous features.
Clari V Crystals (CA)
Natural Ruby Record Keeper
Maker: Clarissa Vera
Ruby is a wildly energetic crystal symbolizing vitality and life force. With this record keeper stone, Clari V Crystals brings the good vibes right into the palm of your hand. Prepare for the coming week by unleashing its goal-setting, motivating, and zest-for-life encouragement.
Anthology Albums (WY)
Gold Roses Travel Journal
Maker: Meredith Dexter
Looking to clear your mind and boost your happiness? Spend your Sunday evenings filling the pages of this Gold Roses Travel Journal with gratitude, happy memories, and your next wave of brilliant ideas. You'll be surprised by how much this small activity can profoundly change your life!
Urban Jungle Scents (NV)
Self Love Crystal Scented Candle
Maker: Justyna Ruszczak
Set the mood for a mental reset with this Self Love Crystal Scented Candle. Let the melodious blend of sprightly fresh flowers and sweet coconut sing a soothing song to your spirit. It's topped off with a rose quartz shard—a crystal that radiates with heart-opening vibes!
Ayelet Naturals (NJ)
Bakuchiol and Cacay Night Cream
Sweep this retinol-rich, nutrient-dense Bakuchiol and Cacay Night Cream along your face, neck, and décolletage to drench skin in moisture and reduce signs of aging. The gentle massaging motions will soothe your soul, while botanically-derived polypeptides and amino acids get to work while you slumber.
District Herbs (DC)
Adversi-TEA Adaptogen Blend
Maker: Ebony Payne
Take a deep breath and pour a cup of tea…when you have a healthy pinch of Adversi-TEA Adaptogen Blend in your favorite mug, you're officially ready to relax! With this floral blend of Gotu Kola, Holy Basil, Rosehips, Lemongrass, (and so much more!), you'll easily wind down from the day's whirlwind and prep your mind for the week ahead.
Mon+Ash Natural Blends (WI)
Lavender Blend Aromatherapy Roll-On
Maker: Monica Semington
Aromatherapy blends are an effortless way to set your mind at ease. Herbaceous lavender entwines with a touch of sweet orange for a peaceful aroma you can roll onto your wrists, the back of your neck, or temples. Close your eyes, inhale the soothing scent, and enjoy a blissful moment of stress-free “me-time.”
Questions for discussion and sharing
What are your favorite self-care rituals? Which ones do you use to prepare for the week ahead? Let us know in the comments!
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