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Equilibria Sale: Stock-Up on Some of Our Favorite Self-Care Items





I’ve never been one to skimp on self-care, mostly because every aspect of self-care that’s been marketed to me is stuff I already love. Bath bombs? Face masks? Wine nights watching Real Housewives of New York? Count me in. Why would I skip out on the stuff that truly love? Then, I finally learned the hard way that self-care isn’t always those rainbow and sunshine moments when you’re surrounded by your favorite things using an expensive AF skincare product or a cozy blanket. Self-care is about taking care of yourself, especially your emotional self. And that isn’t always so glamorous. 

Once I learned that self-care was about more than my favorite things, I got serious about it. The first step was finding a way to get a handle on my daily anxiety, and so far, the biggest difference I’ve noticed is using Equilibria’s CBD products every day. 

Invest in yourself and your self-care, and right now, it’s even easier. It’s Equilibria’s second birthday, so they’re offering 22% off site-wide—and to make it even better, first-time customers can stack code “theeverygirl” for another 20% off and a free vegan leather pouch to hold all your goodies! Plus, existing customers will receive a free mini Mineral Soak as a thank you for being an EQ member. Not sure where to start? We always recommend the Brilliance Box for first-timers, filled with Equilibria’s top three products: the Daily Drops, Daily Softgels, and the Relief Cream. Here are the products I love and use every day:

 

22% off Equilibria CBD

plus, new customers can stack this discount with our code for an additional 20% off

use code theeverygirl





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Daily Drops

This was the first product I tried from Equilibria, and it’s stayed in my routine ever since. I notice the biggest difference when I’m using this every single day. It calms me down, helps me fall asleep, and is a nice ritual to add to my morning. I typically add it to my morning coffee because then I can sip it throughout the morning, making it a little bit more enjoyable and easy to remember to use. I keep it next to my French press in the kitchen too, so I seriously never forget.

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Relief Cream

Equilibria’s Relief Cream was practically made for cramps. I have endometriosis, and it’s the only topical treatment I’ve ever found that helps. Lately, I use it on sore muscles, and I recently turned my mom to using it for tension headaches, and she’s already purchased a second tub! The texture isn’t too sticky or oily either, so you could easily apply it without having to wait naked forever for it to sink into your skin.

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Mindful Mineral Soak

When I use this, I sleep like an absolute baby. I really struggle to fall asleep at a proper hour, and this is one of the only things that’s helped me. I’ll take a bath about an hour or so before I want to go to bed, and I’m always tired and ready the second I lay down. It relaxes me like nothing else I’ve ever tried, and when I’m out of it, my baths truly aren’t the same.

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Dynamic Roller Duo

Have these impacted me the same way as the Daily Drops? No, but they’re a special thing I can do for myself to ease anxiety and tension in the middle of a hectic workday at home. I keep them in my desk (as does most of our other editors!) and apply them to my wrist, temples, and chest (so I can catch whiffs of it throughout the day—a trick I learned in a yoga class!) whenever I’m feeling “blah.” They’re a simple addition to my routine that makes getting through that 2 p.m. slump a lot better.

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This post was in partnership with Equilibria, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.

 

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Darling Letters: Nothing Is Wasted

A piece of art that says "Good Things Take Time" near a table with a lamp and flowers

We are bringing “Darling Letters” from your inbox to the blog! We love the art of letter writing and believe it helps build authentic community. Our editors and contributors have thoughtfully written encouraging letters to cut through the busyness and speak straight to your heart.

Since living in Los Angeles, I’ve had a number of jobs. Barista. Editorial Assistant. Freelancer. Creative Writing Teacher. Nanny. Teacher’s Assistant. Event Coordinator. Managing Editor.

I can recall the stories tucked neatly behind each title. The 3:30 a.m. wake up calls for the coffee shop. The venue tours as an event planner. The games with a classroom of third graders. From a cursory glance, my resume may seem random. At many times, the journey felt that way—even as I was living it out.

From a cursory glance, my resume may seem random. At many times, the journey felt that way.

I came to L.A. with my Jeep packed to the brim to pursue my dream of being a women’s magazine editor. The path certainly has not been linear. Many times when I was sweeping the floor of a coffee shop, changing diapers or tearing down decor, nothing made sense. When the rejection letters in my email piled up, I often felt lost and like a failure.

Today, I look back and smile knowing that every “random” job actually was not random at all. Working with kids taught me creativity and a sense of humor. Working as a barista taught me people skills and empathy. My time as an event planner taught me organization and leadership. I wouldn’t change my nonlinear career path for anything.

Today, I look back and smile knowing that every “random” job actually was not random at all.

Sometimes, when we are on the journey and it doesn’t look like we planned, it can be easy to call it “bad.” Let’s dare to call even the unknown good. Every experience is used for the building of our character. Even if our paths are not linear or seemingly perfect, there is still purpose in each step along the way. Nothing is wasted.

With love,

Stephanie Taylor, Darling Online Managing Editor

Has your career path looked different than you anticipated? Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to your younger self?

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