"Treat Yourself with RxP" Self-Care Wellness Boxes

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We could all use a little reminder to take care of ourselves during these difficult times!


Why Do I Need a “Self-Care” Wellness Box?


We at Rx Partnership (RxP) know this last year has been a challenging one. In addition to the common stressors of everyday life—work, bills, childcare, etc.—the COVID-19 Pandemic has brought a whole new level of fear, concern and fatigue into our lives. In fact, during the pandemic, about 4 in 10 U.S. adults have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder, up from 1 in 10 adults reporting these symptoms from January to June 20191.

To help highlight the importance of self-care, RxP created carefully curated Treat Yourself with Rx Partnership self-care wellness boxes to remind us how important it is to take a minute to reset, rejuvenate, and reinvest in our own well-being.  Self-care means taking care of yourself so you can relieve the pressures of everyday life and get back to a healthy point where productivity is again maximized2 & 3.

Engaging in a self-care routine has been clinically proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, improve concentration, minimize frustration and anger, increase happiness, improve energy, and more2!

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Self-Care Boxes Will Include:

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After purchasing your box(es) you will receive a confirmation email with a link to submit mailing addresses if you would like to have your box(es) shipped somewhere other than your billing address.

Please note that because you are receiving "goods and services" in exchange for your order, the price of your box(es) is not tax deductible. If you choose to make an additional donation with your purchase you will receive a letter acknowledging the tax deductible value of your contribution.

What Your Support Means

Rx Partnership is a critical part of the health care safety net that provides affordable brand and generic medications to low-income, uninsured Virginians. The demand for affordable and quality health services continues to surge while healthcare expenses are increasing. For more information about RxP's impact, please click here.

Your support helps us ensure that every Virginian has access to the medication they need to live healthy and productive lives. For more information about what your donation can mean for someone in need, please click here.


Benefits of the Items in Your Box:


    Whether it’s for your daily medication(s) or just to keep a supply of pain relievers close, this convenient case has three separate compartments to keep your medications handy and organized.  We know when people have consistent access to their medications, they tend to be healthier. RxP is not only dedicated to providing medications to vulnerable Virginians who’d otherwise not be able to afford them, we are also a trusted partner that provides health literacy resources for both clinics and patients, offers tools for medication management and acts as a training, educational, and advocacy support for clinics.


    You’ll love this lip balm’s fun shape and luxurious vanilla scent while it moisturizes and protects dry lips. Plus, can you ever have too many favorite lip balms?


    Quality teas come packed with antioxidants and nutrients. Numerous studies have shown that the flavonoids in teas may boost your immune system, bring about mental alertness, lower cholesterol, fight off inflammation and even ward of cancer and heart disease4&5. While some brews provide more health advantages than others do, there is plenty of evidence that regularly drinking tea can have a lasting impact on your wellness4.

    Tea Forté is steeped in over 35 countries and features handcrafted luxury tea blends with an unparalleled presentation. Tea Forté’s pyramid infuser is an elegant signature of the brand and is made without the use of any chemical additives, colorants or adhesives and does not contain gluten or GMOs. Each handcrafted infuser is designed to allow the whole leaf tea, herb, fruit and flower blend to luxuriantly unfurl into each deliciously aromatic cup22.


    High-quality honey contains many important antioxidants, including organic acids and compounds like flavonoids7. Antioxidants have been linked to reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes and some types of cancer7. Eating honey may lead to modest reductions in blood pressure, improve cholesterol and lower triglycerides7. And it's delicious!

    Sweet Sophia honey is local wildflower honey from Northern Virginia. Their honey is not pasteurized, so it retains all of the healthy properties that the bees meant to have in it8.


    RXBAR® Protein Bars are whole food protein bars with clean ingredients that are gluten free, high-quality protein, and little to no added sugar.

    “Not everyone has the time to make a balanced snack or breakfast. But we all strive to eat better in some way, shape, or form. Our real food protein snacks are for the workout class aficionado. For the on-the-goer. For the parent who just wants a healthy snack for their kid. [W]e try to make something for everyone to enjoy - no matter where they are on their wellness journey9.”


    A candle's tranquil, ambient light and soothing, relaxing scent can be a powerful tool for our mental health.

    The soft flicker and gentle glow of candlelight helps provide a warm and peaceful atmosphere to soothe the mind and induce calm. The next time you have a stressful day, light a candle, watch the flame and just breathe for a few minutes - even just 60 seconds can make a big difference14. The healing connection between scent and emotional well-being is well-documented. Scents send signals to our limbic system, which is the sector of the brain that controls memory and emotion12. According to several studies, aromas can elicit positive emotions, reduce stress, and improve mood13. Through our sense of smell, we have the power to shape our environment, and create a sense of well-being14.

    A Passion for Fragrance® Season after season, from reliving favorite memories to setting a mood, we share your passion for fragrance. It’s what drives us to search the world for fresh inspiration in creating evocative, long-lasting scents that will help make your house feel like home23.


    Using the science of positive psychology to improve happiness, journaling is just one aspect of a healthy lifestyle for better managing stress. Benefits of journaling include: reaching your goals, managing emotions, clearing your mind, improving your memory, reducing anxiety and depression, and boosting your overall health15!


    Coloring isn’t just for kids! Coloring has multiple health benefits including reducing stress & anxiety, as well as improving motor skills, vision, sleep and focus. Coloring can relax the amygdala or fear center of the brain, which induces the same state as meditation leading to mindfulness and quietness. Coloring is the perfect way to relax and unwind after a stressful day16 & 17.

    Coloring book design by The Planning Goat at www.etsy.com/shop/ThePlanningGoat


    Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.20  Mindfulness improves well-being and mental and physical health by: relieving stress, treating heart disease, lowering blood pressure, reducing chronic pain, and improving sleep.21  

    Susan Wilkes has over 25 years of experience specializing in custom-designed consulting that strengthens visionary leadership, inclusive culture, and the power of collaborative teams. She is a certified teacher of "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction" and "Mindful Self Compassion"24.



1 https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/the-implications-of-covid-19-for-mental-health-and-substance-use/
2 https://www.everydayhealth.com/self-care/
3 https://www.snhu.edu/about-us/newsroom/2019/04/what-is-self-care
4 https://www.pennmedicine.org/updates/blogs/health-and-wellness/2019/december/health-benefits-of-tea#:~:text=Numerous%20studies%20have%20shown%20that,lasting%20impact%20on%20your%20wellness
5 https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/tea-types-and-their-health-benefits#1
7 https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-benefits-of-honey#TOC_TITLE_HDR_3
8 https://mysweetsophia.com/
9 https://www.rxbar.com/our-story
12 https://www.airscent.com/scent-and-emotional-well-being/#:~:text=Scents%20send%20signals%20to%20our,and%20improve%20overall%20mental%20outlook
13 https://www.theinvisiblestories.com/stories/2018/smelling-is-feeling
14 https://litupcandleco.com/blogs/get-lit/benefits-from-burning-candles
15 https://theadroitjournal.org/2020/03/10/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-of-journaling/
16 https://www.beaumont.org/health-wellness/blogs/health-benefits-of-coloring-for-adults
17 https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePlanningGoat
18 https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/meditation/in-depth/meditation/art-20045858
19 https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-benefits-of-meditation#The-bottom-line
20 https://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/
21 https://www.helpguide.org/harvard/benefits-of-mindfulness.htm#:~:text=Mindfulness%20improves%20physical%20health.&text=Mindfulness%20can%3A%20help%20relieve%20stress,sleep%2C%20and%20alleviate%20gastrointestinal%20difficulties.
22 https://www.teaforte.com/about 
23 https://www.yankeecandle.com/about-us.html
24 https://susanwilkes.com/about