I have found my new favorite sensory item!!
As most of you know, I strongly believe in using different sensory items as coping mechanisms for kids and adults alike. My latest favorites are the Scentsy Buddies. They are different stuffed animals that have a zipper pocket in the back where you insert different fragrance packets. There are a TON of different scents to choose from ranging from straight fruit punch to clean linen to blueberry cheesecake. You name it, they have a scent pack for it. The scent packs make the entire stuffed animal smell like that scent and it can be really soothing to people who suffer from anxiety and depression. I like to cuddle up with mine to relax after a long night at work. (Yes, I'm almost 30...but I can't resist snuggling on the couch with something that smells like my personal favorite fragrance - orange citrus.) So if you know anybody in your life who suffers from anxiety, depression, or other mental illnesses who are looking for different ways to cope when things get rough....this is really great find. You just buy the one stuffed animal and then you can pick from a whole slew of scent packs that fit their personal taste. My daughter likes the fruit punch scent the best (she is 7) and there are a ton of other more "grown-up" scents for those of us older folks who enjoy sensory items as well. The direct website to these lovable creatures can be found here. Again, I STRONGLY recommend these to anybody who uses candles (there are also wickless candles with a countless amount of fragrances, fyi) or scent machines to wind down after a hard day. I know quite a few people who already own them and absolutely love them. Feel free to send me a personal message on my contact page if you have any questions or concerns. You can change the scent packs out as often as you please! To access the other fragrance products (warmers, scented wax, dryer discs, lotion, body wash, etc) you can browse them here. If you're looking for discounts, check the closeout section here, or to combine and save, click here. Again, feel free to go to the contact page and send me any questions/concerns/etc. I'm happy to help out!
Here's to ridding the world of certain mental illnesses one sensory item at a time!!!
Mother and wife by day, psych RN by night. So many different ways to view life. I try to take everything in and be very slow to judge.