Blog Post 5 Self Care Tips and Gift Ideas for Balance by The Rare Blooms founder, Dana Garrett

5 Self Care Tips & Gift Ideas for Balance

Self-care is quickly becoming a popular trend for everyone these days. The "take care of yourself so you can take care of others better" motto is trending across social media, TV and the blogging world.

"Self-care is so much more than a beauty regimen or an external thing you do. It has to start within your heart to know what you need to navigate your life." -Carrie-Anne Moss

Tip #1

As happiness expert Gretchen Rubin says, “what you do everyday matters more than what you do once in a while.” What you choose to do every day will create a consistent routine around self-care. Take 10 minutes to do something you love and the benefits will elevate your everyday. It can be something small like a quick stop at your favorite hiking trail, coffee shop, or craft store.

Tip #2

Choose something that gives you life, sparks light into your mind, body and soul. Then schedule some time for it. Ultimately, a self-care routine can make us feel better which, in turn, makes our lives easier.

Tip #3

Make sure to choose what you actually enjoy doing. Not everyone likes to meditate, so steer clear of adding that to your routine. If you're short on time, don't try to squeeze in a long list of self-care practices. Instead, pick one or two that fit your schedule and are easily accessible in your daily life.

Tip #4

Journaling, exercise, reading, listening to music, walks in nature are just a few routines that have big benefits if you pursue them every day. Bath rituals are also quickly becoming the new home spa treatment that can invoke a sense of calmness and clarity in a profound way to end the day.

Beautiful bubble bath with a bath tray and candles by Elcune

Tip #5

Retail therapy is definitely a form of self love. When it comes to gift giving, self-care gifts are a great way to let the recipient know you care. From essential oil infused products to botanical bath tea, we've curated the ultimate self-care gift set for anyone on your list. And an added bonus, it's under $100!

Read on to find out our favorite self-care products for your bath & bedtime rituals. 

1. Warmie's Plush Eye Mask 

Let's talk about the Plush Eye Mask by Warmie’s. It's a game changer at bedtime to feel the warm cozy mask on your eyes. It's literally healing temperature therapy on your skin. Warm it in the microwave for heat therapy or chill in the freezer for cooling relief. Or just use it as a cozy mask to keep artificial light out. Either way, you’re giving your face a nightly home spa treatment that combats puffiness, inflammation and feels amazing. 

 Warmie Plush Eye Mask styled on a wooden block surrounded by a blush scarf and fall twigs


2. SOi Alluring Amber Shimmer Candle

Anytime you create a candle with scents like Sugared Tangelo, White Amber and Starflower, you know it’s going to smell amazing. This 8 oz petit Soy Candle by The SOi Co not only smells incredible, but it looks so glam with the shimmer glass accents. When it’s lit, the candle gives off a luminous glow that transforms your bathroom into a moonlit oasis. Bonus feature: use the shimmer glass as a jewelry dish once the candle burns out and is empty. 


SOi Alluring Amber Shimmer Candle sitting on a wooden board surrounded by a blush scarf and fall twigs


3. Crystal Collagen Gold Powdered Eye Mask by Lux Glow Skincare 

Crystal Collagen Gold Powdered Eye Mask by Lux Glow Skin Care is another eye mask on our list, but it’s purpose is totally different. Think of it as the first step in your eye routine. The ingredients are all natural like the plant-based collagen, vitamin C, rose oil and hyaluronic acid that are infused. These gold beauties stimulate and regenerate skin cells, dramatically elevating your own skins collagen growing ability. The natural collagen will rehydrate the skin and firm up those smile lines.

 Collagen Gold Powdered Eye Mask by Lux Skincare


A self-care routine isn’t complete without bath enhancing products. A newer concept is bath tea. If you’re new to the idea, think of your bath water as a big cup of hot tea. Scoop ingredients into a mesh bag to steep in your bathwater. Because the tea contains dried flowers, the bag is perfect for keeping it all in one place with no residue left behind. Soak in the water for at least 20 minutes to get maximum benefits. Optional: let your bath tea float freely in your water for an elegant visual of floral petals skimming the water.

4. Moon Magic Bath Tea by The Rare Blooms

Created by The Rare Blooms, this Moon Magic Bath Tea is a balancing blend of salts and florals. Filled with Lavender, chamomile and rose buds mixed with salts and essential oils that are known to relax and promote a restful night’s sleep.

 Moon Magic Bath Tea by The Rare Blooms

 5. Grapefruit Rose Bath Bomb by Naked Bar Soap Co.

The Grapefruit Rose Bath Bomb by Naked Bar Soap Co. is a luscious blend of crisp pink grapefruit and sweet smelling roses with a rose gold mica swish. Their handcrafted jumbo 7.5 oz bath bombs are free from preservatives, parabens, sulfates, and any surfactant ingredients. Made with a blend of ingredients that will leave skin feeling moisturized and soft. It’s almost too pretty to drop in the tub! They do have a shelf life, so use them within 6 months of purchase.

 Grapefruit Rose Bath Bomb by Naked Soap Co


Alluring Amber Grand Gift Box

Alluring Amber Grand Gift Box is overflowing with luxe botanical items for a remarkable self-care routine. Each product on its own invokes a calming goddess vibe, but combining them all into one pretty package is pure bliss. Give a gift that ignites all the senses for a therapeutic self-care experience. 

 Alluring Amber Grand Gift Box curated by The Rare Blooms


You can find this gift box by clicking here or searching on our website for “Alluring Amber Grand Gift Box” at

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5 Self Care Tips & Gift Ideas for Balance

About Us

Gift giving with intention adds meaning and joy to both the giver and the recipient. It’s not just about what’s in the box. Thoughtful products that represent a mood, goal or a wish can ignite a remarkable feeling that can last beyond the moment they open their gift. We value perfectly curated collections as much as we do the memorable moments that are invoked. Our ready to ship gift box collections are meant to replace stress with joy when gifting to another, or oneself.

We are an artisan gifting business specializing in gift box collections for every occasion. We offer Gift Boxes and individual “A La Carte” purchases from any of our collections. We also offer Club Blooms, a budget-friendly seasonal subscription highlighting our current best sellers. Custom gift box and bulk order requests are available to order.

Founder Dana Garrett initially got the idea when she was often asked what to buy her daughter for her birthday. Her 9 year old, Alana Grace, is nonverbal and was diagnosed with Coffin Siris Syndrome and Autism at 4 years old. She began researching sensory disorder gifts and struggled to find what she envisioned would be the perfect gift for her daughter. In the meantime, she was seeking natural ways to stay calm and centered for her family as they began to navigate through their new and unfamiliar special needs lifestyle. She realized surrounding herself with a supportive community blended with a defined self care routine was her favorite recipe for balancing parenthood & life.

Everyone deserves quality self care items that can transform everyday challenges into something encouraging. From an uplifting essential oil roller to a piece of inspirational jewelry, she wanted to offer collections to invoke a feeling of beauty and balance. For kids, she wanted to offer products that would spark creativity and exploration, for all abilities. 

In 2021, Dana began investing in US wholesale brands that offer high quality, intentional products for both women and children. Although most of her collections are unisex, a carefully curated Men's Collection is coming soon!

The Rare Blooms offers thoughtfully curated gifts online, an option to join the seasonal subscription box: Club Blooms and will host Pop Up Shops locally in southeast Texas.

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Let us know in the comments what your favorite self-care ritual is or what your daily or weekly goal is...

"Bloom from your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world." - Dana Garrett 


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