How to Make a Teacher DIY Self-Care Kit in Less than 15 minutes

+ 25 Essential Self Care Box Ideas to Try!

One of the things that  I have recognized as an educator since the pandemic of 2020 was that mental health is essential for our overall well-being.  We cannot always control all of the factors that come our way, but we can be proactive and be ready when we need to ride out a negative wave.

One of the ways that we can do that is to create a self-care kit for ourselves (or as a gift for a friend).

What is a Self Care Kit?

A self care kit is essentially a collection of items that make you can grab easily that feel good. These tools support your emotional health by nourishing you, uplifting you, and sometimes bringing you back from burnout.

So, let's create an easy toolkit that you can reach for when you are so overwhelmed you can't think and allows you to gain perspective when you need it most.

What Should Go in a Self Care Kit?

Your exact self care toolkit is going to depend on your personality and needs, but here’s what you’ll find in the article:

  • 25 effective (but inexpensive!) ideas to put in your kit (organized by the 5 senses)
  • What is in my self care box
  • Pre-made wellness solutions

Sense of Touch - Things to Make You FEEL Good:

Sense of Smell - Scents for Support:

Sense of Sound - Sounds for Your Self-Care Space

Sense of Taste - Nutritious & Yummy Self-Care Goodies to Tickle Your Taste Buds

Finally, a quality herbal tea can be the boost of energy you need in the morning or just the thing to soothe you to sleep when you lay down at night. I also find that when I’m struggling to drink enough water, tea helps me fill in the hydration gaps.

 Sense of Sight - Visionary 


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