Each BuddyBox contains at least 5 products hand-picked to nourish, inspire and encourage self-care.
The contents of the BuddyBox vary from month to month and remain a closely guarded secret. (The surprise is very much part of the experience.) All the items included in the box are intended to make you feel good: helping you de-stress, find calm, feel pampered, relax, get creative, or simply have fun.
October’s BuddyBox Theme: Sense-ational Self-Care
Stress is all too common. It can be triggered by lots of different things, such as bereavement, work, relationships, finances, and health, to name a few. During these times of stress, self-care can go out the window. It suddenly feels frivolous, unimportant, and like the last thing we have time for. In addition, when we’re stressed we can often find ourselves becoming disconnected from our body, and what it’s trying to tell us, via our senses. We might not feel hunger, or forget to drink enough water. We don’t get enough sleep, but instead of resting, we try to power on through. We ignore our sore eyes, fuzzy head, and clenched jaw. Instead, we put our head down, and just keep going. The thing is though, rather than ignoring our body and what’s it’s telling us, we can harness our senses, using them to soothe ourselves, and help relieve our stress. We’ve likely done this before without even thinking about it, like when we’ve snuggled into a comforting blanket, used some essential oil to help us relax, or had a hot cup of tea to wind down with.
Sensory self-care can also be proactive though! Regularly taking time to comfort, and connect with ourselves can help us build resilience, making us better able to cope with future stressful situations. This BuddyBox will help you rediscover the power of sensory self-soothing. It’s packed full of tactile and engaging goodies, all designed to evoke the senses. It’ll teach you how use sensory experiences in a mindful way, in order to soothe and reassure yourself – both in times of stress, and as a proactive self-care tool. It’s a self-care kit that you can use, add to, and return to when you’re in need of comfort and grounding.
Also available as a subscription!
About the Illustrator FOR THIS BOX: SARAH ALLEYN
Sarah is an illustrator and musician who lives by the sea in New Zealand. She’s passionate about sharing her journey with Sensory Processing Disorder and mental illness, and uplifting and comforting people through words and art. She loves happy colours, kindness, comic books, enormous mugs of tea and playing silly games with her mischievous cat, Babs!
When will the box be delivered?
When you make your purchase, you are ordering a box for the following month. So if you place an order in January (whether it’s the 1st or the 31st), you will receive your BuddyBox in February.
Boxes are shipped from Blurt HQ on the 9th of the month, or the first working day after. We send boxes via Royal Mail 2nd Class post, so will take a few days to arrive within the UK.
International delivery available.