My Self-Care/Self-Soothe/Sensory Kit

My Self-Care/Self-Soothe/Sensory Kit

I thought I would share a list of those things that help me regulate and provide comfort.

– Weighted Blanket. Best investment ever!
– Weighted lap pad which I use while driving and working/studying. It helps me focus a little better, and provides some comfort and deep pressure stimulation.
– The Rose Quartz stone my therapist gave me.
– Aroma dough. It’s like play-dough for adults, with the added benefit of healing essential oils. πŸ˜‰ (Website:
– Hot Chocolate sachets.
– Pillow Mist (Lavender & Patchouli oils).
– Cuddly (soft toy).
– Baby blanket.
– A set of candles in beautiful crimson and azure blue glass containers.
– A pair of thick, fluffy socks.
– Lavender and vanilla hand lotion.
– A book of pictures of cute puppies.
– Vanilla soft-lips lip balm.
– Photo’s, letters and notes from those I love and care about.
– Essential oils and a diffuser: Peppermint, Lavender, Jasmine, Chamomile, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang. Will use one of these or a combination for specific purposes.
– USB drive with a couple of my favourite movies.
– Various fidget toys. I have the habit of playing with my hair, which isn’t a problem, but my dad used to yell at me when I do it around them, he hates it, so that’s where the fidget toys come in handy. Skin picking, chewing my fingers, etc… These toys all help. Wish I had had these while growing up.
– Noise cancelling headphones. I never leave the house without this.
– Chew toys (eg. Chewigem). I have a habit of chewing the inside of my cheeks and my lips, so I’ve found this helps when I feel the urge, or find myself unconsciously started. For some reason chewing gum doesn’t really work, as I still find myself chewing my mouth with the gum. I try to stay away from chewy sweets as the sugar, just like caffeine, makes me more worked up.
– Rainbow bubbles. These are awesome; they have this beautiful shimmer and different colours depending on the light and direction.
– Bullet Journal and favourite stationary. I started a bullet journal earlier this year, and it’s been so much fun and very helpful. I use it to keep track of my moods, habits, sleep, books, series, movies, favourite quotes, daily reflections, pre-therapy and post-therapy notes etc. If you don’t know what a bullet journal is and would like to learn more, here’s a nice link:

So, these are some of my favourite things that help me cope with life and the world around me. What are yours?

12 responses to “My Self-Care/Self-Soothe/Sensory Kit”

        • The reason my therapist gave me that specific thing was because there’s a quartz lamp in her office that I touch everytime I went into her office in the beginning. So this stone she gave me looks exactly like that just a tiny version. I have problems with object constancy (with attachment figures) so that’s the purpose the stone serves. To remind me of her and that shes there.

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  1. This list is amazing!! I honestly don’t know how I survived almost 40 years without my weighted blanket, but I’m grateful to have had mine for the past 3. Truly a complete game-changer! And some of the other items on your list like the weighted lap thingy I didn’t even know existed! Looks like I have some shopping to do lol πŸ˜‰πŸ’—


      • Oh yes, I really did, and thank you so much for posting it! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ˜Š. Hehe truth about the weighted blankets! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ. I remember getting under mine when it first arrived, and thinking β€œoh my! So this is what it’s like to feel calm without being sleepy!” πŸ˜‚πŸ’–

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  2. I’m trying to build my own sensory kit. So far, I also have a chew toy (but it’s from Chubuddy because the chew necklace shape I wanted is half the cost of the same design on Chewigems), a fluffy spherical pillow my husband found when he bought me new headphones, and a weighted blanket that hasn’t been used lately. However, due to grad school stress, I started getting headaches from clenching my jaw, so last week I decided to use my kickboxing mouthguard so I can still clench my jaw without causing any pain.

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