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8 Essentials for an Easy Summer Self-Care Routine

Morning yoga on the beach -- Summer Self Care

How can I take care of myself in the summer?

Self-care is for every season – but self-care essentials change with the weather.

So we decided to put together this handy-dandy list of summertime self-care ideas.

Read on for easy – and fun – ways to shore up your summer self-care routine.

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated sounds simple – yet many of us struggle with it. 

This sucks, because staying hydrated is an essential component of staying healthy. Especially in the summer heat, when your system is sweating to stay cool. 

Proper hydration is also a big part of your skin looking clear and fresh – and keeping your digestive system in good working order. 

Since hydration is such an important component of your summer self-care – here are a few accessories and strategies for achieving your daily hydration goals.

Motivating Glass Water Bottle

Motivating Glass Water Bottle -- Hydration Strategies -- Summer Self Care

In my experience, carrying a water bottle with you is a great way to maintain hydration – you can sip water in the car, at your desk, or while you’re waiting for an appointment. You’ll never have to wait for someone to offer you a glass of water again.

This cute glass water bottle from Natural Life goes one step further – it has a motivating chart on the side of the bottle telling you how much water to drink every hour to reach your daily hydration goals!

Caffeine Free Tisanes

Y’all know we love us some Leaf + Twig – the friendly local Pittsburgh tea merchant who creates special literary blends for our candle boxes. Why not add a caffeine-free tisane to your summer hydration routine?

While it’s great if you need to get up and go, caffeine can contribute to dehydration. An herbal tisane gives you lovely flavor and increases your hydration!

A tisane is a lovely accompaniment to your reading or writing routine, or a way to relax at the end of the day. Tisanes can also be made into iced tea for a refreshing herbal treat!

Farmstand Lemonade Candle

Farmstand Lemonade Summer Candle -- Kitchen Candle -- Modern Nostalgia Aesthetic

Speaking of refreshing treats, our Farmstand Lemonade summer candle is a delightful addition to your kitchen our outdoor space! Hand-poured into a “frosty” mug for a nostalgic aesthetic!

Get Active

An object at rest stays at rest. We all got a little – rested – during the pandemic.

Take the longer days of the summer months as an opportunity to get some movement back into your daily routine.

Add 20-30 minutes of activity to your day, whether it’s a morning walk or a short yoga practice to stay flexible.

Give yourself some space to take care of your body. Your future self will thank you for it.

Handmade Crystal Candles

Handmade Crystal Candles -- Crystal Room Decor Idea -- Crystals Aesthetic

Our unique crystal candles are a great addition to your yoga practice or meditation routine. The eye catching design looks great in your space – the crystals give off positive energy – and the summery scent blends soothe your senses.

Go Outside

Summer’s longer evenings also give you the opportunity to get outdoors!

Go on – spend some time in the sunshine! Find an outdoor space to enjoy – whether it’s your own patio, a public park, or the great outdoors. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

You can also get out of the big box grocery stores for the season and support your local farmer’s market.

It’s a win-win-win: you get outside, support your community, and get your hands on some healthy food while having some fun.

Garden Fresh Candle Gift Set

Garden Fresh Produce Gift Box -- Summer Candle Set -- Kitchen Candles

We love summer’s farming bounty so much that we created a line of candles inspired by the farmer’s market! Our Garden Fresh candle box set is filled with candles blended to smell like fresh produce. Best part – you choose which garden fresh scents go into your gift box – just like you would at the farmer’s market.

Summertime Hygge Aesthetic - Stay Cozy

I don’t know about you, but I love being cozy.

That includes during the summertime. Self-care is a year-round thing, right?

After all, it can get chilly with air conditioning – and coziness is a vibe, not a season.

Here are a few ideas to get your summertime hygge on.

100% Cotton Summer Blanket

Furry, fuzzy, heavy blankets in the summer? Who needs that?

But I do love the cozy, comforting feeling of a blanket – even in the warmer months.

My solution – a light, breezy cotton blanket! Breathable, chic, and cozy in one!

Also perfect for picnics or the beach!

Summer Watermelon Candle

Summer Watermelon Candle -- Patio Decor Idea -- Kitchen Candle

Our summer Watermelon Candle is a perennial favorite – like a slice of summer in a jar. If you’re looking for a refreshing summer-scented candle – you’ve found it.

Bonus – the adorable Watermelon design will give any space a nostalgic summertime aesthetic.

Give Yourself the Occasional Treat

Warmer weather means different wardrobe choices. Spoil yourself with a pair of summer shoes or a new summer outfit.

And allow yourself to – occasionally – indulge in your favorite summer treat – whether it’s a burger at a cookout, some fresh guacamole, a juicy tomato, or a tangy margarita.

Root Beer Float Summer Candle

Root Beer Float Summer Candle -- Unique Kitchen Candle -- Modern Nostalgia Aesthetic

This nostalgic summer treat comes to you in candle form – our creamy, spicy-sweet Root Beer Float candle! It will remind you of simpler days and tasty summer memories.

Our Root Beer Float summer candle is also hand-poured into a “frosty” mug for extra nostalgia.