Heather McLeod
VP of Sales
Elite Promo Marketing
PPAI 608102, D2
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

McLeod faithfully uses an oil diffuser.

“Self-care is all about taking care of your body and soul, and two of my favorite products take care of both so well. At the start of each day when I enter my office, the first thing I do is turn on my oil diffuser,” she says.

This aroma diffuser uses ultrasonic waves to instantly vaporize water and essential oil in the tank, producing a cool, fragrant mist that helps create a calming and relaxing environment for six to eight hours.

Whiteridge / PPAI 523471, S5 / www.whiteridgeinc.com

McLeod wants to try more products with natural ingredients.

“I am a big fan of using products that are made with natural ingredients, so I have been wanting to try Gemline’s Beekman 1802 Hand and Body Wash.” she says. McLeod also says she’s looking forward to trying out Raining Rose’s DIY Lip Balm Kit.

Treat your hands with love and care with a 12.5-ounce bottle of Honey & Orange Blossom Beekman 1802 Hand and Body Wash. This aromatic blend of honey, rosemary verbena, citrus peel and creamy goat milk melts deep into the skin for maximum moisture and a gentle cleanse – perfect for sensitive skin.

Gemline / PPAI 113948, S11 / www.gemline.com

This lip balm kit creates a unique experience for every user as they design their own lip balm. The kit includes everything needed to make five lip balm tins: ingredients (natural beeswax pellets, sunflower oil, peppermint essential oil and vanilla flavoring), utensils (plastic beaker, pipette and spatulas), empty lip balm tins and instructions.

Raining Rose / PPAI 232508, S7 / www.rainingrosepromos.com

McLeod would suggest a blanket and an alarm clock.

“If any of my clients came to me looking specifically for self-care products, I would 100% recommend Whiteridge’s Lux Faux Fur Throw Blanket and Ariel’s Sunrise Himalayan Salt Lamp Alarm Clock,” she says. “The Lux Faux Fur Throw Blanket has to be the softest, most plush throw I’ve had the pleasure of snuggling.”

Whiteridge / PPAI 523471, S5 / www.whiteridgeinc.com

“Now if my clients want their self-care techier, the Sunrise Alarm Clock is the perfect fit in my opinion,” says McLeod.

“Now if my clients want their self-care techier, the Sunrise Alarm Clock is the perfect fit in my opinion,” says McLeod.

Ariel Premium Supply / PPAI 161650, S11 / ArielPremium.com

Karen Scarpino
Owner & CEO
Green Giftz
Grand Rapids, Michigan
PPAI 599246, D5

Scarpino faithfully uses a Bluetooth speaker.

“I call it B.C. and A.C. – before COVID and after COVID,” she says. “Let’s face it: Life is different. Before COVID, I didn’t notice the energy required to socialize, network and attend conferences regularly. After COVID, I go to a conference and while I’m happy to be traveling, and engaging in person again, I feel drained very quickly. Stressors are everywhere, and taking time for self-care is essential to recharging. Listening to meditation music, or whatever music fits my mood, helps me to decompress and recharge.”

This handcrafted eco-friendly speaker is made with natural bamboo wood and is waterproof, so it’s perfect for using in the kitchen, by the pool or in the bathroom. The speaker is quick to connect and easy to use. Simply power on and it’s ready to connect.

C-Slide / PPAI 622123, S6 / www.webcamcover.com

Scarpino wants to try a sunlight therapy lamp.

“Michigan winters get awfully grey, and I wonder if this lamp really works to improve spirits,” she says.

By mimicking the full spectrum of daylight, the daylight lamp produces the light to energize throughout the dim winter. When the weather is dark or rainy or you’re in a bad mood, it brings the brightness of sunshine and allows you to spend a happy day at home or the office.

Nolwenn / PPAI 747582, S3 / www.nolwn.com

Scarpino would suggest a clean-burning candle.

“A candle can really set the mood for relaxation and self-care,” she says. “They are perfect to curl up in a blanket and read a book. If a client’s budget is good enough, I’d recommend a candle and blanket self-care gift set. Our industry has so many nice candle options lately.”

This gift set comes with a soy wax candle and an organic lip balm. The all-natural candle is made from soy wax, which burns cleaner and lasts longer than typical paraffin wax candles. The bamboo lid can be engraved with your client’s logo.

Active Life Promo / PPAI 436753, S1 / www.activelifepromo.com

Lindsey Davis
Director of Business Development
Irving, Texas

Davis faithfully uses hand sanitizer.

“My new job has me on the road a lot, so I love having my promo hand sanitizers around to save me from this crazy flu season we are having,” she says.

This one-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer has a silicone sleeve for easy carrying. The citrus-scented antibacterial gel kills bacteria, germs and viruses, and the silicone holder with loop easily attaches to purses, laptop cases and backpacks.

Evans Manufacturing / PPAI 110747, S10 / www.evans-mfg.com

Davis wants to try the Theragun Mini from Therabody.

“I’ve always wanted to try their products, and this mini option looks really easy to hold and use,” she says.

The Theragun mini is a pocket-sized partner, giving quality deep muscle treatment with unparalleled portability. Compact but powerful, it’s an agile massage device that can go wherever you do.

Therabody / PPAI 794574, S1 / http://www.therabody.com

Davis would suggest lip butter.

“It’s perfect for this cold, dry weather as we head into winter,” she says, “and it smells amazing.”

This lip butter lip balm is made from shea and cocoa butters that are blended to be ultra-moisturizing, nourishing and long-lasting. Inspired by beauty counters, this line of lip balm comes in a clear, oval tube, giving it a sophisticated retail look.

Raining Rose / PPAI 232508, S7 / www.rainingrosepromos.com