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JACKSON, Wyo. — Shopping for self-care items can be intimidating. It can be a challenge to even know where to begin. Jackson Whole Grocer  (JWG) and the Whole Health department’s knowledgeable staff is ready to help customers discover nourishing items to sustain them through the long Wyoming winters.

Self-care to fight the winter blues

JWG suggests products to calm the body, which helps, in turn, calm our minds. Here are the top 10 self-care items suggestions from the team at JWG Whole Health.

1.Vitamin D3 and K2

Vitamin D3 is one of our favorite picks for staying healthy in the winter and for general year-round health. If you live at this latitude, you are likely Vitamin D deficient due to lack of sun exposure. Even if you work outdoors, chances are you still do not get enough sunshine to provide your body with adequate Vitamin D! Some studies have shown that D3 can relieve depression symptoms when taken regularly. Anything that helps mood is a plus in these dark winter months! When paired with K2, the two help our bodies absorb calcium, as well as assist in cardiovascular, bone, and muscle function! We just love the D3+K2 combo for staying healthy during the covid-19 pandemic and honestly all year long!

2. Winged CBD Happiness

Combines CBD, Adaptogens (which help your body naturally adapt to stress), and Herbs. Helps to relieve Pain, Anxiety, and depression. Cbd Harmonizes the nervous system. Their Happiness formula contains hormone balancing herbs like Evening Primrose, Black Cohosh and Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex). They also add in mood-boosting vitamins and amino acids such as 5-HTP, L-Dopa, and Vitamin D.

How to use: I recommend taking this a few hours before bed. Consistency is Key. Winged also offers Relaxation & Sleepy Gummies as an easier alternative to soft gels.

Instagram Giveaway: Follow JWG’s Instagram to enter to win a bundle of Winged Products. The giveaway is live from Dec 21-23.

3. Manduka Yoga Mats

These colorful and grippy mats offer you a wonderful yoga experience, sans slippage. We love fully extending into a downward dog, stretching those shoulders down the back, elongating the fingers, pedaling out the legs, and resting into the challenging poses. Manduka mats offer fun color varieties and high quality products.

4. Coconut Cult Chocolate Mousse Probiotic Yogurt

Gut health plays a crucial part in improving your overall health. Not only does your gut affect gastrointestinal problems, but poor gut health can cause stress, anxiety and depression. Your gut produces 95% of your serotonin levels. Probiotics are one of the best things you can do for your gut. There are many ways to take probiotics, however, eating chocolate mousse every night has to be our favorite. Coconut cult contains 11 different strains of culture and boosts 25 billion probiotics per serving!

5. Evanhealy Tea Tree Gel Cleanser

Mask-ne is an issue we’ve started to see more and more frequently. Evanhealy’s Tea Tree gel cleanser helps to keep acne at bay without being too harsh on the skin. It helps that it also looks beautiful on the bathroom shelf.

6. Boody Lounge Wear Sleep Shirt & Lounge Pants

Stay safe and cozy at home with Boody’s new sleepwear. Their clothes are made from 100% organic Bamboo. Bamboo is not only eco-friendly but anti-bacterial, powerfully insulating, moisture-wicking, and one of the softest fabrics on the planet.

7. Bohemian Reves Cardamom Tobacco Candle

Nothing smells like self-care more than lighting a candle. The Cardamom Tobacco candle is a staff favorite that is perfect for the cold & snowy holidays. They make their akosoy wax from 100% soybeans, essential oils, and cotton core wicks. Nothing like you and your loved ones enjoying that candle ambiance sans harmful chemicals in the air.

8. Kitsch Satin Eye Mask

Relax and drift off to sleep with this satin eye mask. A female-owned brand, Kitsch makes beautiful eye masks and and pillow cases, gentle on hair and skin.

9. Latika & Lotus Lava Bath Bombs

Elevate your self-care routine with beautiful crystal geode bath bomb Latika Beauty. They are hand-crafted in small batches, free of parabens, sls, phthalates, and

10. Emu Oil Emugency Stick

Wyoming’s extra dry climate sometimes calls for a moisturizer that’s a little more potent than lotion. Due to it’s smaller particles, Emu oil can penetrate the skin deeper than most oils.

How we use: Apply anywhere! Emu oil can help with healing Scars, dry skin, sunburns, rashes, wrinkles and dark spots.

Self-care stocking stuffers

Need a few last-minute stocking stuffers? The Whole Health team suggests Make-up erasers, glitter nail polish, sunscreen, bath bombs, face masks, yellow owl studded earrings, to name a few!

Skip the line and shop online

Place an online order through Jackson Whole Grocer’s website, select any Whole health item and add it to the cart, and enjoy curbside pick-up. Call the store and ask for Whole Health with any questions or recommendation needs.