Pocket Self-care Kit from Cara’s Corner

Pocket Self-care Kit from Cara’s Corner

My amazing friend, fellow blogger and passionate mental health advocate, Cara, recently launched a shop. There are a number of great items available, including a pocket self-care kit.

I think the idea of this is so, so cute! You have everything you need for some self-care… but in miniature!

Pocket Self-Care Kit Contents

The pocket self-care kit includes:

  • One mini bath bomb
  • A mini bottle of aromatherapy oil
  • One scented wax melt
  • A packet of succulent seeds [with instructions]
  • Two teabags
  • Three self-care cards

Pocket Self-Care Kit Contents Laid Out

There was a really sweet aroma when I opened the box, so my first thought was “wow, something smells amazing”. Closely followed by a squeak of delight at how adorably tiny some of the things are. Miniature versions of things are always so much cuter.

Pocket Self-Care Kit Size Demo

I realised it was the bath bomb making everything smell delightful, so I’m looking forward to giving that a go. I tend to choose showers over baths, but this is the perfect excuse for a soak in the tub.

As I said in my post about getting organised, I now have time scheduled in my week for self-care. One of my favourite things to do is make a cup of tea, put my feet up and watch something on TV. So, those tea bags are definitely going to come in handy!

Pocket Self-Care Kit Cards

I LOVE these cards, particularly the one which says “you deserve to be kind to yourself.” This is something I have been working on over the last few months, with the help of my counsellor. So, it’s good for me to have this card so I don’t forget.

The self-care cards are roughly credit card sized so you can pop them in the purse if you want to always have a pick-me-up with you wherever you go. You can purchase them separately in a set of 10 for £4 if you prefer.

I’d like to highlight the fact Cara is donating a portion of the earnings from these kits to Mind, a U.K. mental health charity, which I think is absolutely fantastic. By purchasing this product, not only are you helping yourself through self-care, but you’re helping others, too.

Pocket Self-Care Kit Seeds

Pocket Self-Care Kit Seeds Instructions

Cara has thought of everything, including choosing a plant which requires as little care as possible. When you have a mental illness, it can be hard to take care of yourself, never mind anything else. So, I think a succulent is a great choice. You can forget about it for a few days and it won’t be the end of the world.

Cara's Corner Body Positivity Sticker

In her store, Cara also has some body positivity stickers available. These says things like “you are beautiful”, “don’t let your mind bully your body” and “all bodies are good bodies.” She was kind enough to include a few with my pocket self-care kit, and I adore them! You can get a set of 10 for £2 or a set of 20 for £3. They’re perfect if, like me, you sometimes need a reminder that your thoughts about your body are not necessarily facts.

If you purchase the body positivity stickers, a small donation also goes to BEAT – an eating disorder charity.

Pocket Self-Care Kit All Items

I can’t lie, receiving this little package in the post was a nice little boost. If there’s someone in your life who you think needs a nudge towards self-care, sending them this sweet kit would be a great way to go about it. Alternatively, treat yourself because you deserve it!

The pocket self-care kit is £8 and you can order one on Etsy, or through the shop on Cara’s blog. She is adding new items in the near future, including a pocket Christmas kit which I am SUPER excited to see.

To make sure you are kept up-to-date, keep an eye on her blog, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Cara's Corner Contact Details

On a personal note, I want to say: Cara, congratulations on your shop. I really am so proud of you and what you’re doing. The fact you are donating some of the money you earn to various mental health charities proves what an angel you are. I wish you every success and can’t wait to see what the future brings!

Pocket Self-Care Kit - Everything you need for a self-care session, but in miniature!

Cara was kind enough to send this item to me as a gift. However, all thoughts and views expressed here are my own.

23 Comments

  1. 26th September 2018 / 11:11 am

    That is such a cute little kit. They would make lovely presents for someone, especially if you know they are having a hard time. Looking forward to seeing the Christmas kit too 🙂 It’s brilliant that she is donating some money to MIND and BEAT.

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      28th September 2018 / 7:50 pm

      I agree with everything you said! 😀 Thanks for commenting!

  2. 26th September 2018 / 11:28 am

    Oh my, this is the cutest little box full of lovely things! I adore the fact that everything is in miniature, that really adds to the cuteness factor. The self-care cards are the most perfect reminder to be kind to yourself. I really love the colours and pretty font too. Well done to Cara for coming up with such a thoughtful and useful kit, I definitely need to check these out and wow, a Christmas kit sounds really exciting too. Fantastic review Ruth, thank you for sharing <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      28th September 2018 / 7:51 pm

      Awww, thank you Bexa! I love the colours, too – they’re quite subtle but still bright enough to cheer you up if you’re not feeling too great. I’m so excited for the Christmas kit. 😂

  3. 26th September 2018 / 12:06 pm

    This is so, so lovely! Tiny versions of full size things are always so much more fun, and I love that everything is not all affordable, but that a portion of the money goes to charity. What a lovely, lovely thing Cara is doing, I’m excited to see what else is launched in the future!

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

  4. 26th September 2018 / 1:28 pm

    I love boxes like this. I especially love the affirmation cards as they can really boost your mood and give you a bit more positivity about yourself. For £8 I think it’s a great box. Who doesn’t need a bath bomb and scented oil when relaxing! I expect to hear updates on the growth of your seeds Ruth haha.
    Kate x
    http://www.katesbeautyhome.com

  5. 26th September 2018 / 8:45 pm

    This is BRILLIANT! What an amazing way to reach out and allow others to reach out as well. Seriously impressed!
    Polley93

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      28th September 2018 / 8:04 pm

      Couldn’t agree more! 🙂

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      28th September 2018 / 8:05 pm

      I think I need to get a few more, or ask for some for Christmas! 🙂 It definitely encouraged me to spend some time on me.

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      28th September 2018 / 8:05 pm

      Yay!

  6. 27th September 2018 / 10:57 am

    This is just so perfect! Everything in miniature is such a brilliant concept, I love it. This would be ideal for sending to anyone who’s having a bad time, it’s just enough to show you’re thinking of them but not enough to be overwhelming. And the Christmas kit would be perfect for Secret Santa gifts. I think Cara’s definitely onto a winner here, thank you so much for sharing Ruth! xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      28th September 2018 / 8:06 pm

      Ooooh, I hadn’t thought of the Christmas gifts as a Secret Santa present! That’s a brilliant idea, Lisa 😀

  7. 27th September 2018 / 5:27 pm

    Ahh this is the cutest little self care package ever!! That tiny aromatherapy oil is so cute!! I just love all the miniature bits! I think it is so so lovely that a portion of the proceeds go to Mind too, that is simply amazing! xx

    http://zoe-ware.com

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      28th September 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Absolutely! Cara is a star for doing this! 🙂

  8. 27th September 2018 / 10:02 pm

    Cutest thing I have seen all week!! And it’s amazing that she donates proceeds to Mind! Mini everything is instantly adorable x

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      28th September 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Yes! I expected them to be small with it being a pocket kit but they were even smaller than I thought and I just opened it and thought “I love this!” 😂

  9. 28th September 2018 / 10:41 am

    How lovely! Looks really well put together. The Christmas box will probably make some people happy!

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      28th September 2018 / 8:08 pm

      She’s done a fantastic job 🙂

  10. 28th September 2018 / 9:39 pm

    Oh wow, this looks amazing! I love how cute everything looks in miniature and will be off to Cara’s Etsy shop after posting this. 🙂 I think it’s very admirably that she donates some of the profits to MIND and BEAT – two charities I’m happy to support.

    • ruthinrevolt
      Author
      30th September 2018 / 12:35 pm

      I agree – I’m very proud to call her a friend! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  11. 28th November 2018 / 12:34 am

    This is such a lovely idea. I think so many would love this as a pick up.
    I’m definitely going to have a look at Cara’s Etsy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *