Here at SELF, we’re big believers in the power of wellness products to help us feel a little better—whether it’s skin care to add to our self-care routine, tech that helps us do the things we love (but more easily), a healthy snack that gets us through the 2 p.m. slump, or fitness gear that keeps our bodies active. This is especially true right now as we reenter the world while still being conscious of how our lifestyles and routines have changed due to the pandemic. So, June’s installment of our Best of Wellness series (in which we recap all of our wellness favorites month to month) focuses on refreshing, soothing, and straight-up distracting products that will liven up your summer.

(Note: This list includes a mix of free samples sent to us for testing and stuff we purchased recently, but everything listed is only here because we actually really like it.)

All products featured on SELF are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

  • Amazon

    YRYM HT Candle Making Kit

    “I bought this candle-making kit and I have not stopped. It has everything you need to get started—a huge bag of soy wax, essential oils, wicks, and metal containers. The instructions are so easy to follow and the entire process takes about 10 to 15 minutes for one candle. I’ve spent every weekend since receiving the kit testing different wax blends and essential oil combinations. I can’t wait to make candles for my friends.” —Kenny Thapoung, associate director of audience development

  • Beyond Yoga

    Beyond Yoga Spacedye Caught in the Midi High Waisted Legging

    “I know that every brand claims that they make the softest leggings. But I’m here to tell you that, actually, one brand does make the softest leggings—and it’s Beyond Yoga. These leggings are the very definition of buttery soft, and the royal blue hue is so rich and vivid IRL. I slid these on to teach cycling this month and felt so confident. They’re like a second skin, they hit right above my belly button, and keep me feeling secure throughout my workout.” —Sarah Madaus, commerce writer