We all crave a little getaway sometimes, but when we’re not physically able to roam the world then the next best thing is a mental escape. These nine self-care products will transport you to another place in your mind, so gather your favorite comfy robe, fire up the Spotify playlist, and get ready for some much-needed TLC. On this tour: Belize, the Dead Sea, Morocco, New Zealand, the Mediterranean, Ireland, Tahiti, Bali, and India.
For Soft Skin: Tree Hut Belize Breeze Shea Sugar Scrub, $9
You could spend a pretty penny on a designer sugar scrub, or you could pick up a tub from cult-favorite, budget-friendly Tree Hut. The brand specializes in body scrubs and butters, and many of the products source ingredients from all over the world. Belize Breeze contains shea sugar, coconut oil, avocado, and vitamin C, and it smells like a tropical vacation to Central America. There are lots of other scents to choose from, so browse away.
For A Relaxing Bath: Ahava Natural Dead Sea Bath Salts, $11
If you’re more of a bath salt versus body scrub gal, we feel you. One of our favorite transporting picks is Ahava’s Natural Dead Sea Bath Salts, which is literally just 100% pure Dead Sea salt packaged up into a nice little pouch. People across the globe travel to the Dead Sea every year to soak up its healing waters, which are known to soothe psoriasis and eczema, ease muscle tension and relax the body and mind while nourishing the skin via the salt’s 21 essential minerals.
For Glowing Skin: Kiwi Botanicals Brightening Honey Melt Facial Cleanser, $8
With golden Manuka honey sourced from New Zealand, this brightening honey facial melt cleanser gently sweeps away the day’s grime for skin that’s soft, hydrated, balanced, and glowing. Manuka honey, specifically, is known for its incredible therapeutic properties – it’s anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant-rich.
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For Soft Locks: Not Your Mother’s Sicilian Blood Orange & Black Currant Butter Masque, $9
This hair-nourishing mask won’t just leave you with healthy, hydrated, shiny locks – it’ll also invite your mind to a vacation in the Mediterranean. It’s formulated with juicy Sicilian blood orange and nutrient-rich black currant.
To Set The Mood: Opalhouse Tapered Glass Jar Candle in Casablanca, $10
Is a good TLC sesh really complete without a candle flickering nearby? We argue no. Target delivers big in terms of glorious, well-formulated candles that’ll send your mind elsewhere. We’re especially fond of Casablanca, which not only conjures images from that old classic movie but features scents from the famous Moroccan city. It’s the perfect blend of savory and spicy, with notes of nutmeg, patchouli, and tobacco.
For Clean, Pampered Hands: The Body Shop Spa of the World Tahitian Tiaré Hand Wash, $12
Who says handwashing can’t be a luxurious experience? This pick from The Body Shop’s Spa of the World collection features ingredients from Tahiti, including monoi oil, Tiare blossoms, and coconut oil.
To Relax The Body: Demeter Ireland-Scented Massage & Body Oil, $13
Demeter Fragrance is a quiet but steadfast giant in the fragrance space. If you’re unfamiliar, the brand is known for its singular note “pick me up” sprays and its massive scent library will not leave you wanting. Demeter literally has a scent for everything – not limited to Kitten Fur, Cannabis Flower, Petrichor, and Paperback – and there’s also a “Destination Collection.” We’re enamored with their Ireland Massage & Body Oil, a warm, soft, green, and watery scent that’ll make you feel like you’re smack-dab in the middle of an Irish meadow.
For Luscious Lips: Pacifica Bali Coconut Lip Balm, $5
Lips are often forgotten when it comes to self-care, but this delicate skin is particularly deserving of TLC. A lip balm is the easy solution, and we’re digging this inexpensive pick from Pacifica inspired by creamy Bali coconut. It’s formulated with coconut, almond, and jojoba oils, natural flavor, and a wee bit of stevia so it tastes sweet on your lips.
To Soothe Your Skin: Freeman Beauty Hydrating Indian Turmeric Gel Cream Mask, $4
This soothing gel-cream mask from Freeman – the brand which also brought us the cult-fave Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask – is formulated with yellow Indian turmeric, a buzzy skincare ingredient that lives up to the hype. The ingredient helps balance, brighten, soothe, and nourish the skin. Apply a thin layer of the product to a clean face, steering clear of the area around your eyes, and then rinse away.
Did we miss any of your favorite products? Let us know what budget-friendly items you swear by in the comment section below, and don’t hesitate to @ us on Instagram!