2021 was the year of self care. Whether you started practicing yoga more regularly, or added organic moisturizer to your skin care regimen – we all upped our self care game in one way or another this year.
And it’s no surprise that wellness was the star of the show, with a global pandemic still at the forefront of our day-to-day lives. So as we brainstormed which class of “top” products to note from this year, it was a no-brainer.
From natural body lotions, to plant based candles- self care essentials took the cake in 2021, so we rounded up the most popular wellness and beauty items that our community just couldn't seem to get enough of.
There is no greater feeling than wrapping yourself in a silky smooth robe after a bath or shower. But this luxe robe made with cool cotton and rich bamboo takes comfort to a whole new level. With its unique, proprietary blend of cotton and bamboo, this robe screams “just-been-pampered day at the spa” vibes.
When we’re stressed out our immune system pays the price for it, so it’s no surprise why we’ve seen this Super Immunity Breath Me Spray fly off the shelves this year. Adding an immune boosting spray like this to your self care routine (especially under periods of high stress) is a great way to stay healthy. Simply inhale this citrusy blend of essential oils up to 3 times a day to add a little extra punch to your wellness game.
You can always count on The Cottage Greenhouse for supplying us with the good stuff. Their extra-thick, and oh-so-rich conditioning foot care blendwith Beeswax & Jojoba leave your feet refreshed andsuper soft. An extra burst of natural menthol creates a tingling sensation for the ultimate pep in your step.
Eucalyptus was without a doubt one of the most popular scents among our community this year. This beautifully scented body wash contains skin-quenching jojoba oil, hydrating honey and aloe vera for a soft and soothing finish that will leave your skin buttery soft.
We couldnot keep Voluspa candles on our shelves this year. Our community was particularly fond of the pumpkin spice latte scented candle by the brand, with interest peaking in the Fall. With notes of fresh kabocha pumpkin pulp, coconut crema, and spiced brûlée– this candle was the ultimate addition to setting a cozy-home vibe.
Most of us know that green tea is filled with antioxidants, which help naturally tone and cleanse the skin. Green tea has an array of health benefits, but the only problem with that is green tea blends are often bitter, so it isn’t always easy drinking a healthy dose of it. Luckily, that isn’t the case with this assortment by Tea Forte. Their green tea is blended with plenty of fruits and flowers and we’re quite confident you’ll enjoy every sip of these 5 blends.
Remember “stress balls”? Well, Pinch me Therapy Dough is basically the luxe version of that. This placating putty was developed using the proven scientific methodology of color and scent as they relate to relaxation. Think of it as a handy little mood-shifter to take in your purse wherever you go.
A diffuser is any wellness guru’s home staple accessory. This gorgeous essential oil diffuser made the list because of its ceramic, boho design– making it a seamless addition to any room of the house. Simply add your favorite essential oil blends and inhale serenity as the stress leaves your body with every exhale.
If self care won ‘best picture’, then candles won ‘best actress’ this year. Candles were incredibly popular among our community, with the white birch soy candle by Broken Top Candle Company coming out on top. All of Broken Top Candle Companies candles are hand poured in Oregon and manufactured with plant based wax, cotton wicks, and essential oil infused fragrances for an eco-friendly addition to your self care routine.
We have so many lotions and creams at Zinnia’s it was difficult to decide which one to feature on the list. But overall, our community really loved this hand and body lotion by Elizabeth W, and we can’t say we blame them. It does smell like a bouquet of fresh flowers, after all. Fortified with vitamin E and shea butter, and enhanced with their signature botanical cocktail of ginseng, ivy, cucumber, and comfrey extracts, this milky lotion rapidly melts into the skin for all-day hydration.
Over the last few years we’ve seen a major trend in oil-based moisturizers and serums. Contrary to how it may seem, oils are less greasy than many lotions and creams, making them ideal for skin that leans on the oilier side.This body oil was made with a blend of non-greasy meadow-foam seed, jojoba, grape-seed, and other nourishing whole plant oils. And according to our community, it's an essential for soft and hydrated skin.