March 20, 2020 3 min read

While trying to balance our busy, everyday lives, it can be hard to make time for self care. With all the craziness going on right now, chances are you're stuck at home. Because of this, we've put together a guide to all of our favorite self care activities. From hair and face masks to reading a good book, we know some of easiest ways to pamper yourself and how to dress for the occasion. Get ready for some much need relaxation!


Get Cozy

Keeping a routine is an important part of staying productive and feeling like yourself. Part of a routine is getting dressed in the morning. Just because you're stuck at home, doesn't mean you have to sit around in your pj's! Choose some cute loungewear that'll keep you comfortable throughout your day. Some of our favorites are two piece sets, cozy sweaters, and fun jumpsuits! Check out our comfy loungewear collection to find your favorite look. Throw you hair in a messy bun and you're good to go! You can still look great and feel confident even when you're cooped up at home.


DIY Spa Day

We can't think of anything more relaxing than an in home spa day! Here are some of our favorite recipes and ideas for pampering your hair and skin.

DIY Hair Masks

For Dry Hair:

  • 2 tablespoons of honey + 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

For Itchy or Flaky Scalp:

  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar + 1 tablespoon of olive oil

For Oily Hair:

  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar + 1 lemon

Mix ingredients well in a bowl. Wash your hair like normal, but skip the conditioner. Apply your chosen mask evenly to your scalp and comb it through your damp hair. Cover your hair with a towel or shower cap and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse out with warm water.

DIY Honey Cinnamon Face Mask

What You'll Need

  • Raw Organic Honey
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Small Bowl
  • Wash Cloth

Test this face mask on a small patch of your skin before fully applying to ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients. Make sure no redness, itching, or irritation occurs.

Instructions

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of honey into the small bowl.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and mix until combined.
  3. Tie you hair back and apply the mixture evenly to your skin with clean hands.
  4. Let sit for a few minutes, then rinse with warm water. Pat your face dry with the wash cloth.

Organize & Declutter

Trying to relax in a cluttered space is not ideal, not to mention that it's hard to find time in our everyday lives to organize. Cleaning up your surrounding areas will help you to fully unwind and enjoy your time spent at home. Doing tasks such at cleaning out your closet, throwing out or donating unwanted items, and dusting can help to make your home a happier and healthier environment. Check out our closet organization and spring cleaning blog posts for more ideas!


Journal & Read

I'm sure Netflix has become your best friend, but staring at your TV or phone screen all day long can get tiring. Try reading or downloading a new audio book. You're brain will thank you!

Journaling is also a great idea! Take some time to write down your thoughts and ideas. This will also give you an opportunity to go over goals you've made for yourself and to make some new ones! There's no better form of self care than to evaluate what is important to you and to make a plan to prioratize it!

Here are some book recommendations that are at the top of our list!

  • Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso
  • In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It by Lauren Graham
  • Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
  • Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Self care is all about what's important to you, whether that's getting dressed up, calling a friend, or watching your favorite movie. Making time for yourself is one of the most important things you can do. Don't forget to have a self care day soon so that you can stay your glowing and radiant self!

Alexis Pearson

Lexi recently moved to Utah from the beautiful state of North Carolina. She has become a huge fan of Sodalicious and falls in love with every Corgi she lays eyes on. She spends most of her free time going to Target with her boyfriend, watching Friends, or reading a good book.


100 Responses

Cassandra D
Cassandra D

May 05, 2020

Dry Brushing, self manicures and watching movies.

Samara Overturff
Samara Overturff

May 05, 2020

My favorite self care is watching my favorite movies, or tv shows. I also focus more on my skincare, and manis and pedis!

Lily Kwan
Lily Kwan

May 05, 2020

These tips are very interesting! I find practicing meditation to be helpful.

Emily
Emily

May 05, 2020

I’ve been practicing mindfullness and meditating more

kathy pease
kathy pease

May 05, 2020

I have been getting organized and doing spring cleaning

Jennifer Atchison
Jennifer Atchison

May 05, 2020

Self care since quarantine: Lots of water, sunshine a few ours a day in the backyard, playing with my kiddos, less tv watching, more sweeps entering lol, and longer bubble baths.

Brandon Sparks
Brandon Sparks

May 05, 2020

Always wash hands and keep everything clean

John H.
John H.

May 05, 2020

Watch movies and TV shows and read a book.

Becky donnelly
Becky donnelly

May 05, 2020

I love following you on instagram :)

Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.

May 05, 2020

Getting caught up on little projects.

Debra Branigan
Debra Branigan

May 05, 2020

Like your article describes I have been relaxing, reading, and creating small clean up and organizing tasks. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

john lewis
john lewis

May 05, 2020

I have been exercising and vainly trying to declutter.

Veronica Garrett
Veronica Garrett

May 05, 2020

I love all of these great ideas. My daughter and I have been doing facial masks and hair care .

Judith Whitfield
Judith Whitfield

May 05, 2020

Great ideas for us to use during this quarantine.

carly brady
carly brady

May 05, 2020

I love all these ideas! I think that these can really help me and give me something to do!

Kate
Kate

May 05, 2020

I have been loving getting out for one on one walks with my husband (my mom moved in with us right as the lockdown started so we have a built in sitter for a minute!) Taking time to be outside has been so important for me!

Nancy Edelman
Nancy Edelman

May 05, 2020

I tried the honey cinnamon mask and my skin is glowing! Thanks for the tip!

Jean
Jean

May 05, 2020

I’ll add honey to coconut oil ty

Jean
Jean

May 05, 2020

I’ll add honey to coconut oil ty

donna porter
donna porter

May 05, 2020

I have made some time for myself since being at home so much. I took the time to do an at home manicure and pedicure. I even drug out my old foot spa which really felt good. This was an all day process from start to finish since it has been so long since I’ve done my own. My how we get spoiled!
Thanks for all your tips and I have been keeping up with the face as well. Just so much time on my hands!
Stay Safe and God Bless!

Miranda
Miranda

May 05, 2020

I absolutely love this! ❤️

stacy m
stacy m

May 05, 2020

I’m using my treadmill or — weather permitting — walking outside.

Cara Kirkland
Cara Kirkland

May 05, 2020

These are great tips! Thanks so much for sharing! I will have to try them out. I love natural products that help make my skin more hydrated and youthful.

Christine Nicole Lovern
Christine Nicole Lovern

May 05, 2020

i’ve been staying positive by cooking and saving money and planning on going to school hopefully if this lifts

Katie Davis
Katie Davis

May 05, 2020

taking walks & eating good food for self care

Sharon Lopez
Sharon Lopez

May 05, 2020

I love reading all of these awesome tips!! And the clothing you have is exceptional!!

Minta Boggs
Minta Boggs

May 05, 2020

Making homemade fruit roll ups.

Tere Hidalgo
Tere Hidalgo

May 05, 2020

The boutique is awesome and all the information provided was great. Thanks so much.

Mary
Mary

May 05, 2020

Wow.

Trish F
Trish F

May 05, 2020

Great tips, I have been doing a lot of these already, especially decluttering, organizing & purging. It’s surprising how much better that makes one feel, like a weight off one’s chest. I’ve also been doing a lot of self care, saunas, long soaks in the tub & gentle exercise.

Patti Cooper
Patti Cooper

May 05, 2020

I love all thats mentioned, but organizational and DIY projects seem to be the most needed here

Peyton
Peyton

May 05, 2020

Starting the morning with a workout and trying to keep a schedule for myself.

KIMBERLEY MALACHOWSKI
KIMBERLEY MALACHOWSKI

May 05, 2020

STAYING OUT OF ALL THE POLLUTION IS AWESOME FOR MY SKIN!

Jamie Thompson
Jamie Thompson

May 05, 2020

I love your close and customer service. I can’t wait to try the different masks on this post!

Rafael Toscano
Rafael Toscano

May 05, 2020

I really hope I can win this for my wife.

camelllia knox
camelllia knox

May 05, 2020

So many great ideas for everyday quarantine to do list or just because..love the projects!

Paig Florez
Paig Florez

May 05, 2020

Journaling and reading have definitely gotten me a through some tough stuff in the past year! I’ll have to add these books to my list!

Shanta barua
Shanta barua

May 05, 2020

There are some great suggestions here! Thanks Bella Ella <3

Brandy Burkett
Brandy Burkett

May 05, 2020

Mud masks & I do my own pedicures

trixie
trixie

May 05, 2020

Keeping the mind stimulated keeps unwanted thoughts out.

Cindi Knowles
Cindi Knowles

May 05, 2020

I do my own pedicures, I use Pinterest for inspiration for polish colors and designs and color combinations. I have actually been doing this for a long time. Using Pinterest is new though. My granddaughter swears by me and won’t let her mom, my daughter, take her to nail salons anymore. She has told the ladies at the shop and her mom that her Mama Cindi does it much better!

Dia C
Dia C

May 05, 2020

I’ve had Rachel Hollis on my book list for over a year now…. Guess I should get to it!

David Linsley
David Linsley

May 05, 2020

Have a lot of things for everybody’s flavor !

kels
kels

May 05, 2020

I LOVE YOUR SHOP AHHHH

Jenny Stafford
Jenny Stafford

May 05, 2020

Loving these useful Tips!!! Thank You!!!

Paul Conrow
Paul Conrow

May 05, 2020

Great tips, will pass what I can to my wife!

Anne Marie Carter
Anne Marie Carter

May 05, 2020

I am treating each day as if I am going to work. Getting up at the usual time, dressing in work clothes.
I am able to work from home.. I get to watch the work my students complete via computer.

I think that it helps to keep up the routine.

emily t
emily t

May 05, 2020

love this, will have to try soon :)

Amy
Amy

May 05, 2020

My self-care practice is to read at least 30 min a day from an actual book instead of a device. I’m not sure why that is so much more soothing to me!

Ashley Robertson
Ashley Robertson

May 05, 2020

I have done so many closet clean outs and reorganization’s I’m almost out of clothes! But it’s such a good way to pass time and clear your mind.

Taylor Harriman
Taylor Harriman

May 05, 2020

I’m definitely taking this time to do some much needed self care, give me all the hair & face masks! I’ve also been going through my to read list!

David R
David R

May 05, 2020

All great ideas! Can’t wait to try!

Vlada
Vlada

May 05, 2020

Incredible tips – many thanks for this wisdom! Am definitely highlighting this page for future use – I really want to try the cinnamon mask!

Becca Manning
Becca Manning

May 05, 2020

Thank you Bella Ella for giving us amazing ideas during quarantine!

sandra
sandra

May 05, 2020

i’ve been trying to keep a similar workout schedule to the one i had when i could go to the gym

Natasha Jones
Natasha Jones

May 05, 2020

This is just great! Wonderful tips and tricks plus tons of recommendations! Thank you!

Tosha Herrman
Tosha Herrman

May 05, 2020

Love these ideas! Self-care for me is playing an audiobook, drinking coffee, and working on a puzzle!

Ali Hardin
Ali Hardin

April 28, 2020

Best tips ever! Going to use a lot of these! I have loved this brand for year! When I was 12 years old (6 years ago) I did a little job shadow at Bella Ella for a school assignment. Bella Ella community is one of the best out there!

Ruth Waldrop
Ruth Waldrop

April 28, 2020

always open to new skin care tricks

Dana Archer
Dana Archer

April 28, 2020

I’m loving all the time I can spend on self care during quarantine! My skin is honestly the best its ever felt! I can take a little extra time for masks, serum, and even reading more about the best skincare tips helps.

Courtney Lynn
Courtney Lynn

April 28, 2020

Decluttering my closets/pantry has been by far the most satisfying thing I have done so far while being home! I need to make this a twice a year thing to stay on top of it.

Karlee Hodder
Karlee Hodder

April 28, 2020

I love these!! I’ll for sure try them!

Lizzy Miller
Lizzy Miller

April 28, 2020

In home workouts!

Megan Montan
Megan Montan

April 28, 2020

I just love Bella Ella!!

Elizabeth Miller
Elizabeth Miller

April 28, 2020

Lots of online shopping! And also a fun and challenging ŋn paint by number to keep me mentally active!

BETHANY LOGANBILL
BETHANY LOGANBILL

April 28, 2020

Great tips, will definitely have to try them during this stay at home order!

Christina Knittel
Christina Knittel

April 28, 2020

Sheet masks are my go-to!

Kayla Plante
Kayla Plante

April 28, 2020

I didn’t know Lauren Graham wrote a book…this is on my MUST read list now!

Allie
Allie

April 28, 2020

I’ve just been trying to take it a day at a time. Not push myself too hard but also not let myself veg too much. Just kind of let myself do what I feel like at the moment. I’ve also taken lots of baths hahah

Caitlin Cassidy
Caitlin Cassidy

April 28, 2020

The organizing and de-cluttering has been great for my house! I love to read and haven’t been doing much of that, but I’m going to start!

Carissa zito
Carissa zito

April 28, 2020

It’s so important to find what makes you happy during these crazy times. Thanks for all of the helpful tips! I’ve been passing the time by learning a new skill and bettering my beauty return (ie more masks, better cleansers and toners, loads of hydration).

Art Linfoot
Art Linfoot

April 28, 2020

I want that glow everybody seems to have. I bet winning this contest would work.

Ellie Martineau
Ellie Martineau

April 28, 2020

I love all of the mask ideas! I’m always looking for new masks to try out

Art Linfoot
Art Linfoot

April 28, 2020

I want that glow everybody seems to have. I bet winning this contest would work.

Susan Morris
Susan Morris

April 28, 2020

Great info! Thanks.

Macy E
Macy E

April 28, 2020

im going to try the hair and face masks!

Addie Smith
Addie Smith

April 28, 2020

I love the tips that are given above and definitely learned something from them!! Much needed!!

Jill H
Jill H

April 28, 2020

I have been taking advantage of online workshops and decluttering.

Amanda
Amanda

April 28, 2020

My self-care: The nice weather lately has been majorly tempting me while I’m working remotely. SO, I’ve left the window open to let in fresh air and sounds of birds chirping, and I’ve gone to lie out in the sun about midway through my day. I need my daily dose of fresh air & sun!

Andrea Colestock
Andrea Colestock

April 28, 2020

Definitely been doing more face and hair masks. Also with not needing to go to work, I’ve been avoiding any heat to my hair. After just two weeks I’ve noticed softer/silkier hair. Even some of my natural waves are starting to come back! May have a new hairstyle by the end of all this! For stress management, I’ve been getting on YouTube and doing several yoga sessions along with taking my dog for a walk! Fresh air is always a good thing.

Cindy Robison
Cindy Robison

April 28, 2020

I’m spending my time shopping for new summer clothes online which I never do!

Alison Fong
Alison Fong

April 28, 2020

Exercising is definitely my go to self care activity! Since I am stuck inside during the day for social distancing, exercise helps me relive stress and feel energized.

Jessica Hamilton
Jessica Hamilton

April 28, 2020

Great Tips! Excited to try the DIY Face Masks.

Paiten Langston
Paiten Langston

April 28, 2020

I like to exercise to pass time and I will have to try some of those diy face masks!

Abigail Grebe
Abigail Grebe

April 28, 2020

I love the advice in this post, but it is so hard with kids. I’ve been able to read a little, but journaling is like, what is that??

Emma
Emma

April 28, 2020

Love this! PS her outfit looks so cozy!

Katherine
Katherine

April 28, 2020

I am excited to try the hair mask!

lisa
lisa

April 28, 2020

great tips!!

Neila
Neila

April 28, 2020

Love the dry hair mask! Refreshing and re-energizing!

Miekele Dellamore
Miekele Dellamore

April 28, 2020

Love girl stop apologizing…. HIGHLY recommend it to every female!!!!!!!!!

Hailey Rose
Hailey Rose

April 28, 2020

YES at the face mask idea!!! There’s always time for a nice mask

Jessica
Jessica

April 28, 2020

I think you should love yourself the way you are. This is a hard time right now – but putting yourself down won’t help. Just loving the type of person you are will make you glow each day!

Melissa03
Melissa03

April 28, 2020

Love these ideas!

Juliann
Juliann

April 28, 2020

Wow!

Stephanie Berendt
Stephanie Berendt

April 28, 2020

I haven’t had much time to practice any diy hair routines or face ones. I’ve stayed calm making fires in our firepit and going through clothes and other house hold things to donate. Hoping to relax more and do beauty fun stuff when i finish my other cleaning.
Jessica Procopio
Jessica Procopio

April 28, 2020

I have been adding greenery into our apartment to make it a fresh, cozy space since we are here 24/7 and you would not believe the difference it has made! We get married in October, so I’ve been using the new found time to complete all the boho crafts that I want to use on the big day!

Margaret Tolson
Margaret Tolson

April 28, 2020

Love the decluttering tips. Also, I’ve been reading a lot more books and just finished Girl, Stop Apologizing!

Horselovertrout
Horselovertrout

April 28, 2020

Love the organization ideas!! I alllways need help in that field!!

Emma S
Emma S

April 28, 2020

Grateful for all of the self-care tips during this time! I’ve been making sure I’m keeping up with my exercise routine, eating healthy, getting enough water (tough to do for me at home) and getting out in the sun when I can (not always possible in Ohio’s confusing weather)!

Zantha Calcote
Zantha Calcote

April 28, 2020

Love the diy hair and face masks. Will be trying them soon.

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