"Courageous care partners recharge with self-care, striving for peaceful pinnacles
in patience, persistence, and positive 
changes, knowing when to conquer and when to comfort."

Self-Care Kit is an emotional band aid kit.

Feb 06, 2022 by Eileen Adler

A sweet treat in a Tiffany box could be considered self-care but I have a different suggestion for you – create a personal self-care kit. The goal of a self-care kit is to make a bad day better. A self-care kit is a collection of your favorite items that make you feel good and boost your emotions. Include all your senses in your selections:


Smell – Lavender essential oil for aromatherapy

Touch – silk eye pillow filled with lavender and flax seed.

Sight - Photos of loved ones or sentimental notes.

Spirit - Guided Meditation or your favorite music play list.

Taste - Sweet, savory, and salty foods but junk the junk food.

Sound - Motivational quotes read aloud. 


1. On those days when taking a bath or shower are not possible, create a hygiene essentials kit. Include face wipes, deodorant, hair ties or a pretty scarf, fresh underwear, breath mints, and some luscious lotion to soften your skin. A little dab of lipstick goes a long way.

2. Sitting down to a scrumptious meal isn’t going to happen today. Have on hand on-the-go snacks like protein bars and bottled water or juice. Keep your freezer full of easy meals. Grilled cheese and tomato soup – perfect.

3. Pact things that make you feel pampered and beautiful and calm. Comfy clothes including a sweatshirt, blanket or afghan, a fuzzy pair of socks, scented candles, and calming media to distract you.

4. Pack some encouragement. An envelope filled with validation sentiments, pictures of things you love, kind words like I am loved and I’m not alone. Make a list of your support system, family, friends, organizations, and support groups along with a writing journal to record thoughts or even to vent them. We all have bad days and acknowledging these feelings will help you get through them. This is a sacred safe place for you.