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7 Wellness Products That Made Our Lives Better in August


Here at SELF, we’re always testing wellness products. Whether it’s cult-favorite makeup, skin-care products, fitness gear, or a new snack, we’re always trying out something. We’re fortunate that this is part of our job—getting to play with free stuff is a pretty awesome perk. But not everything lives up to the hype, so when something stands out from the pack, we’re excited to share it with our readers. Here, SELF staffers gush about seven products they tried and legitimately loved this month.

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

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

Courtesy of Amazon


Honeywell DreamWeaver Sleep Fan, $45

Sleep doesn’t come easy to everyone and I’m one of those people. I haven’t had a full eight hours of uninterrupted sleep in a very long time. Most of my nights are spent tossing and turning from all the noise around me, but I recently tried the Honeywell DreamWeaver sleep fan and all of that has changed. With constant soothing pink noise emission and a fan that will blow cool air throughout the room, this is the compact bedside sleep aid I didn’t even realize I needed.” —Cheryl Carlin, senior analytics manager

Buy it: Honeywell DreamWeaver Sleep Fan, $45,

Courtesy of Away


Away The Bigger Carry-On with Pocket, $345

“I can’t believe I’ve held out this long, but I caved on Away’s bigger carry-on with an added pocket a few weeks ago when I traveled to Italy (PSA: This model is a cult-favorite but the pocket was previously only available in nylon). I totally get why people love it so much now: It fits a ridiculous amount of stuff in it, rolls smoothly, and best of all, is wide enough to place another bag on top of it. I needed to carry all my souvenirs back somehow…” —Talia Abbas, editorial assistant

Buy it: $345,

Courtesy of Sowden House


Yield Palo Santo Replenish Candle, $54, and Hinoki Balance Candle, $38

“One of the most beloved things in my kitchen is a colored glass pour-over from Florida-based company Yield Design. Their specialty is beautiful double-walled glassware, so my ears perked up when I heard they were releasing a line of candles in collaboration with LA’s Sowden House. I picked up a few this month, and they’re truly the most stunning candles I’ve ever owned (one of them contains gold flecks in it, and another burns a deep red oil when you light it up, the third smells like Le Labo’s famous hinoki hand soap), and once you’ve burned the candle down to a nub, you can use the vessel as a drinking glass. We’ve really reached the saturation point with CBD products by now, but if you’re into that sort of thing, these also contain CBD for added relaxation benefits.” —Lori Keong, commerce editor

Buy it: Yield Palo Santo Replenish Candle, $54, and Yield Hinoki Balance Candle, $38,

Courtesy of NOBULL


Nobull Ripstop Runner, $139

“I’ve been looking for a pair of comfortable, everyday running shoes for months now, so when I was approached earlier this summer by NOBULL—an under-the-radar brand with roots in the CrossFit community—to try their new running shoe, the Ripstop Runner, I was curious but also kind of on the fence. I’m a brand loyalist, but I’m glad I tried them! I wear these shoes almost every day now for running and walking. They are lightweight but supportive, and they’re breathable on all my long-distance runs. Much to my surprise, they also dry quickly, which I can also vouch for, having been caught in a few summer rain storms so far. The last thing worth mentioning is the shoe’s sleek and discreet design—a few people have stopped me to ask where they’re from.” —Talia Abbas, editorial assistant

Buy it: Nobull Ripstop Runner, $139,

Courtesy of Free People


Free People Happiness Runs Tank, $30

“Recently a few of Free People’s workout tanks came across my desk and I’ve found myself practically living in one of their compression ribbed tanks on weekends. The fit is comfortable and flattering, and though I get the sense that it works better braless (in other words, not for a high-intensity workout), it’s a great look if you want a fitted, goes-with-everything top for hikes or yoga.” —Lori Keong, commerce editor

Buy it: Free People Happiness Runs Tank, $30,

Courtesy of Amazon


Dyson Pure Cool Me Fan, $349

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