Whoever said that self-care is only for the chosen few has clearly been reading the wrong how-to guides. Contrary to popular belief, it is not just an indulgent buzzword of the elite. Self-care very straightforwardly means taking better, more deliberate care of yourself. When you maintain your overall health and wellness, this in turn promotes holistic development, which is what makes (and keeps) us humans happy.

Self-care doesn’t have to be expensive or effortful to count. It just has to be good for you, whether that pertains to physical or mental well-being. So if you’re scouting for things designed to help you, you know, take care, you’ve found the right list. These 8 simple products prove that doing right by YOU can be easy, too. It’s your year, beauties!

1. Easy Cures Heritage Rheuma Salve Pain Relief Balm, P1,000
Over time, our body gets used to minor aches and pains. We learn to live with stiff necks, sore joints, and bad backs, simply accepting them as our norm. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Quick fixes like this balm exist so we don’t have to keep silently suffering through chronic pain. Just massage this into your problem areas for some welcome relief.

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2. Wink White Pancea Fiber, P1,295
At long last, the #holidaze is over—but proof of our binge-eating continues to linger. Luckily, there are plenty of detoxifying products that help ease our bodies into a healthier place. This high-fiber drink flushes out toxins, relieves bloating, and enhances our body’s absorption of vital nutrients. Go ahead and take that first sip towards a happier tummy!

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3. Go Black AC Pure (50g), P200
We know, we know: the BeautyMNL team is obsessed with activated charcoal. But that’s only because it’s so good! Not only is it a first-class skin-saver, activated charcoal is also an effective hangover cure and a superior teeth cleaner. When it comes to detoxing at home, we’d gladly make this our one and only companion.

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4. Organic Alley Essential Oil Gift Pack, P899
If you’re new to essential oils, never give in to the intimidation. These miracle-workers are so fuss-free that studying them is a breeze (here, read this. Because of their natural curative powers, essential oils are a staple among wellness newbies and card-carrying health nuts alike. There are also so many variations, which means there’s an oil for everyone. Curious? This basic set is a good place to start!

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5. Zenutrients Stress Relief Massage Oil, P358
Picture this: it’s the middle of the week and you could really use a spa day, but you can’t take off work. So what do you do? Call a home massage service—it’s the next best thing! Then, have your masseuse use this soothing oil over your aching muscles instead of their regular blend. Trust us, your tired body and overworked mind will feel all the better for it.

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6. V&M Naturals 100% Pure Beeswax Candle, P600
We’d give anything to sleep as soundly (and easily!) as we did when we were children. Alas, finding dreamland can be a little trickier these days—so we turn to all sorts of sleep hacks to get there. Among our favorites are strategically-scented candles like this one. Made with 100% pure beeswax, it purifies the air and removes allergens, all while gently lulling us to sleep.

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7. Bulgarian Rose Aromatherapy Bath Salts Sack (100g), P200
Soaking in a bathtub after a long and stressful day is one of life’s purest joys. And when you add mood-boosters like bath salts into the mix, the experience is straight-up heavenly! Pick up a bag of these salts in lavender or rose for a night of pampering. And take your time—you deserve this.

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8. Scentido Soy Candles Warm Hugs Linen Spray, P165
When your linens smell the way warm hugs feel, rest comes so much easier. No, really, you have to try this. Just give your sheets a generous spritz of this all-natural linen spray right before bedtime. The familiar, inviting scent of fresh laundry and cotton will be calling on you to finally doze off. You simply won’t be able to resist.

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