Must-Have Women’s Wellness and Self-Care Essentials

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So this month officially marks the calendar that we’re halfway through the year. Crazy right? Just like that, the time has flown. It feels like a lot has happened, yet at the same time, it feels like nothing did. Want to know what else? I have also turned another year older. I wasn’t expecting much given the challenging times we are all facing now. So I was totally taken by surprise when hubby came home with a beautiful custom made cake! I am not one to celebrate grandly, so something intimate and quiet with my boys is more than everything for me.

Now that I am a year older, I have also come to realize the importance of self-care. As much as I try, it is inevitable to feel stressed out and overwhelmed when keeping up all day and night with a toddler and a newborn. Just typing that up is already reminding me how tiring each and every single day is nowadays. How does this mama cope, you ask? By being mindful of my health and wellness. That self-care for my well being doesn’t come last. After all, a happy mama also means a happy family.

Want in on my personal favorites? Read on ahead to find out about my latest must-haves for self-care essentials!

Pamprin Max Pain + Energy

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Pamprin Max Pain + SprainPIN IT!

After having kids, my period had stopped for quite a bit. My doctor said it was normal given the hormone changes brought upon by the pregnancy and then breastfeeding. It sure was a nice break, but you know what? That period pain after, definitely not fun! I was irritable. Bloated even. Cramping non-stop too. Thankfully there’s Pamprin Max Pain + Energy which goes beyond the pain relief! It contains caffeine too to help relieve bloating and help combat water-weight gain.

If you’re still experiencing period pain with your current pain reliever, it might be time to switch things up! Give Pamprin Max Pain + Energy a try and get period pain relief today!

For the longest time, I have been hearing so much about CBD products such as CBD Oil. A few of my mommy friends swear by theirs and how much it helps them. I finally took the plunge and included BOTA skin products in my skincare and wellness routine. Why BOTA? Because BOTA identified the best elements nature has to offer and created a plant-based skincare line enhanced with hemp-derived cannabidiol or also known as CBD. Plus, I’ve heard great things about them AND they’re Cruelty Free too!

BOTA Muscle Melt Crème

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BOTA Muscle Melt CrèmePIN IT!

Having a super active toddler to chase around and a newborn that I have to nurse through the night, I always find myself with aches and knotted muscles here and there. After a long tiring day, BOTA Warming Muscle Melt Crème is my go-to de-stressor to melt away my pain.

For centuries, our ancestors have always used cinnamon oil as a natural warming method. BOTA have innovated this technique and combined warming cinnamon oil, shea butter, and hemp extract to create their crème.

*** All products contain less than 0.3% THC.

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BOTA Hand Lotion

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BOTA Hand LotionPIN IT!

Now that I’m a mom, I have found myself with an extra pile of laundry and what seems like a never ending stack of dishes and glassware to clean up. Let’s not forget that my little ones are still on diapers so I have to wash my hands non-stop which obviously dries out the skin horribly.

BOTA Age-Defying Hand Lotion is formulated with plant-based ingredients such as Apricot Kernel Oil, a non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly, and hemp extract. This hand lotion is my favorite because it contains natural emollients and essential fatty acids that soothe and hydrate dry skin.

*** All products contain less than 0.3% THC.

  • Get 20% off any orders “site-wide” with promo code: WOMENSWELLNESS

Now before we move on to the next part, I would like to give a fair warning that this product is geared for the adults only. If you are one and don’t feel comfortable with adult products, feel free to scroll past this one and skip to my last self-care suggestion.

Alright, disclaimer is in place! Let’s proceed to the steamy part of today’s feature (and yes, you’re more than welcome to hold your breath) …

Trojan Ultra-Touch Personal Massager

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Trojan Ultra-Touch Personal MassagerPIN IT!

Yes, I’m a grown married woman. Yet that doesn’t mean I don’t have any physical needs, desires or wants. Having a personal massager, or what other people refer to as an “adult toy” doesn’t mean something is lacking. It just means I am comfortable enough to listen to what my mind and body needs. Because I also firmly believe that self-love is an important part of self-care.

The Trojan Ultra Touch Fingertip Massager brings pleasure into your own hands, so women can explore with confidence and improve their sexual wellness.

My Favorite Coffee

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Need I say more? I’m a coffee drinker. I have to have my daily dose of caffeine. I can’t function right without having one. Of course, if you’re not into coffee, you can swap this out for tea, cocoa, or whatever your favorite drink is.

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… and that wraps up my go-to Self-Care essentials that I can’t go without these days. Let me know if you have any questions or other wellness tips you can recommend!


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  • Brianne

    These are some great picks. You HAVE to have coffee and Pamprin. Throw some chocolate in there for good measure, too!

  • Bill

    You have to take care of yourself. These sound like they fit the bill perfectly.

  • Celebrate Woman Today

    Selfcare is a must-do for anybody if we want to succeed in any of our projects, relationships, business.

  • Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women

    Self-care and wellness is just so important, particularly if you have responsibilities of looking after others. You have to prioritise your own wellness if you are to be able to properly care for those you care about. Love the suggestions you share in this regard to help with this. It all helps get through the day much better.

  • Kathy

    Those sound like wonderful products. I think self care is so important too. Everyone needs some time to themselves.

  • Tara Pittman

    These sound like great products. I need to check out your favorite coffee and I love coffee.

  • the joyous living

    i am glad you have been able to learn and appreciate self care this past year. hope it has honestly made you a happier woman and mama.

  • Kita Bryant

    This is a really great list for the ladies. I know I have most of this stuff on hand.

  • Sherry

    Happy belated birthday!! It’s so easy to put ourselves last when raising a family. I don’t practice self-care enough.

  • Ann

    I am so glad that we are half way through 2020, I am so ready for 2021!
    This year has clearly been riugh on everyone, and so much have been lost… I am so with you on the self-care part, we should all do more!

  • Gervin Khan

    These stuffs are a perfect gift to give to my mom for her birthday. I am sure she is going to love it most especially the personal massager.

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    Aaaahhhh….it’s nice to know that you are taking good care of yourself, Angela!

  • Nkem

    I feel you that if we don’t keep track of our days and how we feel, things can really get away from us! You’ve got some good self care essentials there.

  • Toni

    Love these!! Self-care stuff for mamas are really important!

  • Marie Phillips

    I have been seeing this box around and loving it! I really want to try the Muscle Melt cream. I love the thought of the heating effect on sore muscles.

  • Monidipa

    All these are really essential and I love coffee too.