I’ve never been one to skimp on self-care, mostly because every aspect of self-care that’s been marketed to me is stuff I already love. Bath bombs? Face masks? Wine nights watching Real Housewives of New York? Count me in. Why would I skip out on the stuff that truly love? Then, I finally learned the hard way that self-care isn’t always those rainbow and sunshine moments when you’re surrounded by your favorite things using an expensive AF skincare product or a cozy blanket. Self-care is about taking care of yourself, especially your emotional self. And that isn’t always so glamorous.
Once I learned that self-care was about more than my favorite things, I got serious about it. The first step was finding a way to get a handle on my daily anxiety, and so far, the biggest difference I’ve noticed is using Equilibria’s CBD products every day.
Invest in yourself and your self-care, and right now, it’s even easier. It’s Equilibria’s second birthday, so they’re offering 22% off site-wide—and to make it even better, first-time customers can stack code “theeverygirl” for another 20% off and a free vegan leather pouch to hold all your goodies! Plus, existing customers will receive a free mini Mineral Soak as a thank you for being an EQ member. Not sure where to start? We always recommend the Brilliance Box for first-timers, filled with Equilibria’s top three products: the Daily Drops, Daily Softgels, and the Relief Cream. Here are the products I love and use every day:
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This was the first product I tried from Equilibria, and it’s stayed in my routine ever since. I notice the biggest difference when I’m using this every single day. It calms me down, helps me fall asleep, and is a nice ritual to add to my morning. I typically add it to my morning coffee because then I can sip it throughout the morning, making it a little bit more enjoyable and easy to remember to use. I keep it next to my French press in the kitchen too, so I seriously never forget.
Equilibria’s Relief Cream was practically made for cramps. I have endometriosis, and it’s the only topical treatment I’ve ever found that helps. Lately, I use it on sore muscles, and I recently turned my mom to using it for tension headaches, and she’s already purchased a second tub! The texture isn’t too sticky or oily either, so you could easily apply it without having to wait naked forever for it to sink into your skin.
When I use this, I sleep like an absolute baby. I really struggle to fall asleep at a proper hour, and this is one of the only things that’s helped me. I’ll take a bath about an hour or so before I want to go to bed, and I’m always tired and ready the second I lay down. It relaxes me like nothing else I’ve ever tried, and when I’m out of it, my baths truly aren’t the same.
Have these impacted me the same way as the Daily Drops? No, but they’re a special thing I can do for myself to ease anxiety and tension in the middle of a hectic workday at home. I keep them in my desk (as does most of our other editors!) and apply them to my wrist, temples, and chest (so I can catch whiffs of it throughout the day—a trick I learned in a yoga class!) whenever I’m feeling “blah.” They’re a simple addition to my routine that makes getting through that 2 p.m. slump a lot better.
This post was in partnership with Equilibria, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.