With the summer season about to be in full swing, it’s the perfect time to celebrate warmth and embrace a little extra self-care and self-love. Whether you’re planning a vacation or enjoying a staycation, we’ve got you covered with an exciting gift guide that will elevate your summer experience.
Get ready to indulge in some well-deserved pampering and discover fabulous products that will nourish your mind, body, and soul.
Beach Reads and Chill
There’s nothing quite like relaxing under the shade of a palm tree with a captivating book in hand. Dive into a world of adventure, romance, or personal growth by choosing books that inspire and ignite your imagination. From bestselling novels to motivational self-help books, there’s a literary treasure out there waiting for you to indulge in. If you’re looking for a new book to add to your collection, these are our suggestions (all by Latina authors):
- The House in the Pines by Ana Reyes
- Borderless by Jennifer De Leon
- The Wind Knows My Name by Isabel Allende
- What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jimenez
- Too Soon for Adiós by Annette Chavez Macias
Self-care Through a Tropical Escape
Bring the beach vibes to your home with scented candles, diffusers, or room sprays that transport you to a tropical paradise. Fill your space with the refreshing aroma of coconut, pineapple, or citrus to create a serene and tranquil atmosphere. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let the scent whisk you away to sandy shores and turquoise waters. Of course, we can’t let this opportunity pass us by without mentioning our favorite candle brand: Bonita Fierce.
Bonita Fierce Candles’ entire focus is on scents familiar to the Latine community, such as cafecito con leche and Fabuloso. You can now find these amazing candles in popular retailers, including Target and Nordstorm. You can, however, purchase them from the comfort of your own home by going to the Bonita Fierce website.
Nourishing Body Treats
Pamper your body with luxurious bath bombs, body lotions, and scrubs that provide deep hydration and leave your skin feeling velvety smooth. Embrace the power of self-love by indulging in little moments of relaxation and rejuvenation. Light some candles, put on your favorite playlist, and enjoy a blissful spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home.
If you’re wondering where to start, we suggest you try the Dove Revitalizante Shower Collection.
As you can see, Dove is acknowledging its Latino demographic with its new collection and making it extra special to help anyone practicing self-care. From this collection, you can choose their body wash, beauty bar, and even an exfoliating body polish. I particularly enjoy Dove Revitalizante Body Wash with Cherry and Chia Milk because it has a 24-hour renewing MicroMoisture and it’s paraben and sulfate-free. It’s perfect for the summer and beyond.
Get Your Spirituality On
Summer is the perfect time to embrace mindfulness practice and reconnect with yourself. Explore the world of meditation and therapy apps, calming essential oils, or soothing sound machines that can help you find inner peace and clarity. Dedicate a few moments each day to quiet reflection and let the stresses of the world melt away. If you need help tapping yourself in, go book a session with the Biz Bruja. She is our favorite Latine spiritual guide and one that counts on years of experience.
As the summer season beckons us to embrace the sunshine and warmth, let’s not forget to shower ourselves with love, care, and gratitude. Remember, you deserve it all!