As we all settle into new routines and adjust to life at home, there’s no question that self-care is more important now than ever. Whether it’s a long bath, a glass of your favorite wine, or a virtual yoga flow taught by your go-to instructor, cultivating wellness practices of all kinds helps keep us comforted, grounded, and healthy.
Need some help getting started? Here are seven products to enhance your sense of wellbeing during this time. Better yet, you’re not just supporting yourself when you shop these picks — with your purchase, you’re also supporting local NYC businesses.
Be well, and know that we’re wishing you all the best from our home to yours.
Alexis Smart Flower Remedies First Aid Kit
Formulated with an array of floral essences including cherry plum, crab apple, and rock rose (plus a hint of organic brandy for good measure), these oral drops are designed to instantly center your mind and body during moments of emotional stress.
$42; Sold by CAP Beauty, a naturally inspired shop and spa in the West Village that’s driven by a simple philosophy: “Beauty is Wellness. Wellness is Beauty.”
Plants for Beginners Monthly Subscription
For those who lament that they simply can’t keep a plant alive, this one is for you. This monthly subscription delivers low-maintenance, beginner-friendly greenery right to your door every month, potted in a minimalist planter in the color of your choosing. And they don’t just bring a soothing, natural aesthetic to your indoor space — studies have shown that plants can also improve productivity, concentration, mood, and stress levels, and many plants also have air-purifying properties.
$35/month; Curated by The Sill, an NYC-based service that delivers indoor potted plants to homes around the country. They also have brick-and-mortar outposts on the Lower East Side and Upper West Side.
Catbird Tarot Deck Diffuser
Inspired by the mystical ambiance of a classic tarot deck, this diffuser enhances your home with moody notes of Turkish rose, musk, and a touch of incense smoke. For those who prefer refreshing, sweet scents over earthy ones, Catbird’s Summer in Italy diffuser allows you to indulge your wanderlust from home — it transports your mind across the pond through hints of orange blossom and honey.
$38; Exclusive to Catbird NYC, the city’s stylish hotspot for dainty jewelry and unique gifts.
Nylora Bartley Legging
There’s something about a new wardrobe addition that has the power to lift your mood, even when it comes to your at-home athleisure rotation. Adorned with metallic ribbon side panels and inspired by casual NYC street style, these leggings are well-suited for afternoon lounging or a living-room yoga flow.
Jenny Patinkin Rose on Rose Face Roller
This pretty device delivers the soothing, complexion-enhancing benefits of facial rolling with the energetic powers of rose quartz, which is thought to promote self-love and healing. (Even if crystals aren’t your thing, facial rolling also helps improve circulation and depuff skin.) Add it to your evening skincare ritual for an extra dose of good vibes — literally.
$38; Sold by SHEN Beauty, dubbed “Brooklyn’s original beauty store” and known for its collection of innovative, under-the-radar brands and products.
WAVE Meditation Kit
Whether you just need some help getting started or you’re looking to take your practice to the next level, WAVE is like no meditation you’ve ever seen before. A comfortable bolster vibrates with the beats of the music meditation tracks (connected via Bluetooth), immersing you even deeper into each session.
$199; Sold by WAVE Meditation, which was created by the entrepreneurs behind the candlelit, infrared-heated Y7 Studio. Book a class for your trendy hot yoga fix during your next trip to the city. (Psst… their Flatiron location is just a 10-minute walk from Mondrian Park Avenue, and in the meantime, we love their live workouts on Instagram.)
Sun Potion Ashwagandha Ayurvedic Antioxidant
Like its fellow adaptogens, Ashwagandha is a powerful herb that’s believed to balance and de-stress the body over time, according to Ayurveda principles. Stir half a teaspoon into your warm water, tea, or smoothie for a calming — yet energizing — boost.