Who doesn’t want to feel pampered?
You know how every time you go holiday shopping you end up finding things you want for yourself (or is that just me)? Well basically, that’s this list. We’re celebrating #selfcare this month because it is more than just a hashtag… it’s a buzzword. 😅Kidding aside, at tabú, we take a holistic approach to self-care and view it as an act of connecting with your needs, your desires, and what makes you feel good. An aspect of this is embracing indulgence - giving oneself permission to simply enjoy life free from guilt or self-consciousness. Imagine that! Think of the selfless people in your life who never stop going and give so much of themselves to others; this list is for them. It’s also for you. After all,
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Crystal Healing & Sacred Pleasure
Vanessa Cuccia is the OG for using crystals for sexual healing and empowerment. She is a champion for self-love and pleasure and created this book to make the ancient practice of crystal healing a little more approachable to the beginner with no knowledge and equally comprehensive and insightful for the more advanced healer. The reader will be soaking up that GOOD energy in no time. Might I add that this is also the most stunning book for a coffee table — heal yes! Crystal Healing & Sacred Pleasure is a gift that lets the recipient know you see them for the true goddess they are.
If you haven’t heard of Überlube, let me start by saying, you’re welcome. Überlube is the multipurpose lube you never knew you needed. Use it for slippery slidey sex, taming flyaways, and even for chafing (yes, actually). The best part? It comes in a gorgeous glass bottle perfect for any nightstand and is also available in travel sizes to take this handy sidekick with you wherever you may go.
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Aromatic Bath Soak
Who doesn’t want a long, hot bath sometimes (or like, every day)? Certified Holistic Health Coach, Reiki Practitioner and Doula, Bri Braggs, took “relaxing bath” to a whole new level with this dreamy bath soak aimed at promoting hormonal balance and fertility. Pure magnesium chloride, Himalayan pink salt, organic jojoba oil, and organic rose petals are just a few of the ingredients that make this soak oh so luxurious.
Remember hearing about Emma Watson’s favorite pubic hair oil? Yes, that’s a thing, and yes, this is it. You might be noticing that I have an affinity for things that look good and Fur Oil looks great. Well, as they say, look good, feel good. Fur Oil softens and conditions your hair (pubic hair, eyebrows, beards, stubble, chest hair, your bum bum, etc.) and helps prevent pesky ingrowns. It’s also vegan and made without phthalates, parabens, silicones, artificial colors or fragrances. What a gift, indeed.
Province Apothecary Lover’s Oil
Not that you care, but when I was younger, I wanted to get a license… to massage. Who knows? I still might. There’s something so wonderful about being able to make someone feel good and focus fully on their body’s needs. The holidays are stressful and this massage oil is the perfect treat to help the recipient unwind. A massage is also a pretty solid turn on. You might even say, it simultaneously builds and releases tension…. Well, you might not, but I just did, so there you go. Unfortunately, the masseuse is not included, so you might consider throwing that in as a bonus. It is the season of giving, after all!
Nox also carries other products on this list and is a beautiful online shop that embodies holistic self-care. If you really want bang for your buck, be sure to also check out their bundles!
Rosebud CBD Oil
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool. That’s how you’ll be feeling with this CBD oil (and if you don’t understand that reference, great news! you now have a new show to binge during your days off). Cannabidiol (CBD) is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)’s non-intoxicating cousin. In other words, it won’t make you high and the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp-derived CBD legal in all 50 states. Let’s goooo. CBD has been known to alleviate pain, stress, anxiety, and inflammation. You know, all the wonderful side effects of shopping, traveling, and talking politics with your family during the holidays. Rosebud CBD has a direct relationship with their farmers in Oregon and they guarantee premium quality. Their products also check all the boxes of the modern health-conscious consumer: vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, organic, and bonus, sustainably processed CO2 extract. You can buy the oil by itself (amazing stocking stuffer, am I right?) or as a gift set with the CBD Salve!
Illustrations and image editing by Marcy Gooberman
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