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17 Simple Ways You Can Practice Self-Love Today

Updated: Mar 7, 2022

It's almost Valentine's day… our plans? Making time for SELF-love. Because the most important relationship we have is the one with ourselves.

Cliché, we know. But true.

We’ve got your back on the journey to ultimate self-love, so we rounded up our fave gifts so you can truly lean into the #TakeCare mindset this week.

What is self-love?

We believe self-love looks different for everybody. It’s practicing discipline (especially when you really want that second glass of wine), calling your Mom on a Friday night, or binge-watching real housewives with your best friends.

Self-love is listening to your body, giving it what it needs, no matter what that may look like.

How to practice self-love:

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what better way to practice self-love than with our ultimate self-love gift guide?

Consciously curated by the Cacti team, here are 17 ways you can practice self-love at home:


Why we love it: Whether you’re an emerging or established self-love junkie, skincare will always be the OG when it comes to self-love practices, no matter what your budget there’s something for everyone. Here are some of our favorites:

Summer Fridays’ Heavenly Sixteen Oil

Clinique Makeup Cleanser Balm

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

Facial Ice Roller

Soko Glam Pimple Patches

Soko Glam COSRX Snail Mucin Essence

Dr. Teal's Body Lotion, Soothing, Lavender

Supergoop! Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++


Why we love it: A simple way to show yourself some love is by being intentional about your environment. How does it make you feel? What does it smell like? These factors play a major role in how we show up day to day. Lighting a candle is a great (and affordable) way to spice up your environment.

P.F. Candle Co - Sweet Grapefruit Collection

Boy Smells ST. AL Candle


Why we love it: A huge pillar of working on the relationship with yourself is practicing self-awareness. Self-awareness is the ability to focus on yourself and how your actions or thoughts align with your inner values.

BVOY Travel Journal

Cacti Wellness Walking Confidence Meditation

Wit & Delight - Light Blue Note to Self Linen Journal

Cacti Wellness After Work Reset Meditation

The YIB Method: Connection Journal

Try out our Cacti Meditations for free, on our 7-day trial. Available here.


Why we love it: If the pandemic taught us one thing it's that loungewear is acceptable no matter what the occasion. Nothing screams self-love like a cozy fit.

Barefoot Dreams Malibu Collection Crinkle Jersey Lounge Set

Smiley Face Slippers


Drop your shoulders from your ears, release your jaw, and breathe. Self-love is supposed to be fun, liberating, and joyful - not stressful, overwhelming, and frustrating. It’s about visualizing a future that brings you the utmost joy and doing whatever it takes to get there.

Self-love begins with action. How will you show up for yourself today?

Journal Prompts:

Stuck? We know this whole self-love thing can be hard. We’ve provided a few journaling prompts to help you determine what you need most today:

  • What would you do today if you loved yourself?

  • When was the last time you felt genuinely happy? What were you doing?

  • When do you feel the most confidence?

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