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DIY Self Care Kit For Moms

Have you noticed that you feel a bit run down as you stare down the end of summer? This harried mama sure does! As much fun as summertime is, it’s also, in a word, BUSY. Between family road trips, various camps for the kids and all the magic I try to squeeze into a break that’s barely two months long, I tend to skimp on one very important thing…taking care of myself. I seem to take care of everyone else but myself.

When I fall into bed at the end of each jam packed day there isn’t much left to give which isn’t exactly a healthy place to land. So, I know all too well how important it is to make sure you take time to take care of YOU! In fact, some of my favorite self care products can be found right at my local CVS and I don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get them.

self care kit

The CVS brand line, in particular their CVS Health brand products, are just what you need to build a proper self care kit. What goes into a self care kit you ask? The sky’s the limit! Think about what could help you really focus on yourself. For me that could mean a nice, hot bath complete with mineral salts to soothe my aching muscles and a go-to glossy to read. Or perhaps it’s something as simple as facial wipes. If you do nothing else before you go to sleep, take off that makeup!

You could also include feel good supplements like Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 or Probiotics. You can always find them in my medicine cabinet. And don’t forget the Acetminophen. Nothing sidelines me faster than a headache…Just sayin’. I love that I can count on CVS Health products like these to be just as effective as any other brand. And it’s just a bonus that so many of the supplements and such that I rely on daily come in chewable form. I’m like a big kid that way. Haha!

mineral salts


Now don’t forget the pampering. You could really go all out with the self care and mix yourself up a nice DIY beauty treatment with coconut oil or whiten your teeth while catching up on your Netflix. I’m a big time coffee drinker so teeth whitening is a must pour moi. Since it’s a regular part of my beauty routine, all those whitening kids can really add up. Thankfully, CVS Health Teeth Whitening Strips are kinder to my wallet while keeping my smile pearly white!

So, there you have it…Some of my favorite self care products. No matter what you decide on, just spend some time on yourself. You’ll be a better partner, mother, employee…you name it!

In fact, I do believe one of you deserves a self care kit of her own! So, we’re giving one away! One lucky winner will take home a summer care package chock full of fabulous CVS brand products! Tweet who you would give the care package to, use the hashtag #FindYourHealthy and tag us @taketime4style for a chance to win. Winner must follow @CVSPharmacy.

summer care package

Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS Pharmacy on this post for the CVS Health brand line. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at or with the appropriate manufacturers.

Giveaway terms: No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes open to US residents of at least 18 years of age. Duration 8/3/16 – 8/31/06. Prize: Summer care package (ARV $150). The number of eligible entries received determine the odds of winning. Winner will be randomly chosen via Rafflecopter.
By entering, participants agree to release and hold harmless Take Time for Style (dba BonBon Rose Girls) and its agents from any and all liability or any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the sweepstakes. If the prize is not claimed within 48 hours of notification, another winner will be chosen and notified. Winner is responsible for paying any taxes related to the prize. We have the right to obtain and publicize the winners name and likeness. Void where prohibited by law.


  1. Jennifer B says

    Yes I can totally relate to feeling run down and exhausted during the summer! I am the same way because we never slow down around here lol. These products from CVS look wonderful to get me back on my feet!

  2. Tamara says

    This is a GOOD one! I have no idea what I’d do without probiotics, magazines, and coconut oil. My sisters both just became new moms, so I’m inspired.

  3. Melissa chapman says

    I love the idea of creating a DIY CARE KIT for a new mom or even a mom who just deserves to put on her oxygen mask first but somehow never has time to do so. I am going to tweet this now too! Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. lauren barth says

    So funny because I equate summer with relaxation, but, in reality, I’m running around even more! I use a lot of the CVS brand products… definitely going to try a few of these ones here too! Self care is important–especially for us harried moms!

  5. Dale Janée (@Savvy_Spice) says

    I just found your site through Cheryl’s blog and love this post, especially because there is a new CVS being built by my house. I didn’t even realize they made their own white strips so I’ll definitely check those out. I completely know what what you mean about feeling run down by the end of summer. 🙂


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