Self Care Check-In
With all of the stress and loneliness, it’s important to take care of yourself so you don’t burnout.
It’s Okay If You’re Not Okay
With the world feeling like a scary, stressful place, it's easy to see why some people are stressed
out and not okay. But so many of us feel like we should be fine, but then are stuck wondering why
feel decidedly not okay?
By treating your body well, you can help make sure you’re in a position to love and care for those around you. Here are a few of our favorite self-care DIYs to help you relax and care for yourself during the stressful times:
As tempting as it is to start cutting your hair yourself, resist the urge! Instead, soak your hair in this ultra-moisturizing hair mask.
Let out your inner artist and enjoy the relaxing aromas of your favorite calming blend.
Soak in the relaxing scents of Lavender to help calm your mind and body after a stressful day.
If all the hand washing/sanitizing has your hands feeling a little raw, treat your skin like royalty with this easy hand cream.
What Plant Therapy's Doing
Donating 500 Products to Several Hospitals
Healthcare workers are working insane hours and putting themselves at risk to care for the sick. To show our appreciation, we sent 300 Germ Destroyers 10 mLs, 100 Immune Aid Roll-Ons, and 100 Pineapple Lip balms to 4 different hospitals in California, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. We are working on getting another 400 products to two hospitals in New York.
Care Packages for Teacher Appreciation Week
With Teacher Appreciation Week coming up, we wanted to show our love and support for all that these educators do. We’re sending 400 products to the Kimberly School District and the Boise School District.
Grab & Go Lunches
So many children depend on the meals provided at school, but with all the school closures, we recognize that many children and families may be struggling to put food on the table. Working with local food vendors, we’re making and giving out 1,000 sack lunches at our 2nd Avenue S location in Twin Falls, ID to provide an essential meal to those in need. Whether it’s kids, seniors or anyone who finds themselves out of work, we want to make sure those in our community are taken care of.
Gift Cards from Local Businesses
We all have those favorite businesses. The barista who knows your regular order. The hardware store owner who tells you how to install the part you just bought. The restaurant that serves authentic Thai food because the chef immigrated here. These businesses are what make our communities so special. As a way to help those businesses and thank our employees for their tireless work, Chris Jones (our CEO) purchased over $25,000 worth of gift cards from 18 of the locally owned businesses in our community to give to Plant Therapy employees and has issued a challenge to other business owners to do what they can to help.
Care Packages for Assisted Living Facilities
We assembled and delivered 400 care packages to residents and healthcare workers of the local assisted living facilities. Each package included some Age-Defying Body Cream, Pineapple Lip Balm, and Lavender Roll-Ons.
What You Can Do
Care Packages for Healthcare Workers
Just about everyone in the healthcare industry is tired, stressed out, and scared, doing their best to care for the sick public. We can show our neverending appreciation for all they’re doing by sending care packages with toilet paper, Clorox wipes, kind notes or anything else you can think of to make their lives just a little bit easier.
Cheers for Your Healthcare Workers
Residents in Atlanta, Vancouver, France, Spain, India, and Italy have taken to their windows and
balconies to applaud and cheer on the healthcare workers who are doing so much. Just make sure to
grab a tissue before you watch the video!
In the news
In fight against coronavirus, the world gives medical heroes a standing ovation Spaniards Applaud Nation's Health Care Workers For Fighting Coronavirus | NowThis
With a global pandemic, many areas are experiencing a shortage of blood. As long as you’re healthy,
you can do your part by donating some much-needed blood, especially if you have a rare blood type.
The best part is it doesn’t cost a thing!
Check Your Eligibility
Schedule An Appointment
Many hospitals find themselves short on surgical and N95 masks. In an effort to help keep them safe
while companies up production, you can sew and donate masks for your healthcare workers! Bust out
your sewing machines, check out this how-to video and donate them to a local clinic or hospital. Be
sure to check out a list of organizations requesting masks to make sure they go where they
Organizations in Need
How To Make a Face Mask CDC Fabric Face Mask Guidelines
Volunteer From Home
Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t make a difference. Search Volunteer Match to find over 100,000 virtual volunteer opportunities allowing you to work from home! You can also find local volunteer opportunities, like helping young underprivileged children learn to read or becoming a blood donor ambassador.
Donate Unused Computers
Many students across the country are learning from home for the rest of the school year. And many also don’t have the resources needed to make sure they have access to their education. Programs like the Community Activation Project in Idaho are connecting precious resources like computers to those who need them.
Loan Your RV to Healthcare Workers
An incredible Facebook group is matching healthcare workers with unused RVs to give them a place to
isolate after their long shifts. It allows them to rest and recover without worrying about
potentially infecting their family members.
In the news
CNN Hero Salutes
Food for Truckers
Truckers have always been important. But now they’re essential for making sure medical supplies,
food, and everything else gets to where it needs to. But with dining rooms closed, truckers are
having a hard time finding hot food. A few amazing volunteers in Texas were handing out free hot
lunches at a local truck stop.
In the news
Truckers Greeted With Free Meals During COVID-19 Crisis
Help Your Humane Society
With most lobbies closed, adoptions are down. Which means more humane societies are struggling to care for all the animals, without the added benefit of adoption fees. Whether you’re able to donate money, food or supplies, it can help make sure all the animals are fed, cared for and ready to find their forever families. If you’re able, you could even foster a fur baby for a few weeks!
Gift Cards, Baby
Date night? Done. Early Christmas shopping? Nailed it. Work lunches for when you’re finally back at the office? Check, check and check. Gift cards can help keep your favorite local businesses going while everyone is staying home.
Leave Rave Reviews
Sure, your favorite restaurant, spa, or gym, or coffee shop might be closed. But you can help give their business a boost by sharing your love online. Businesses rely on positive reviews to get the word out and they need this now more than ever. Plus it doesn’t cost a thing and you can do it from the comfort of your couch.
Donate to a Virtual Tip Jar
Baristas, bartenders and servers have all found themselves out of work. A few amazing people in
Boise created an online tip jar for all bartenders and baristas who are out of work. Send a few
bucks their way via a virtual tip jar to thank your favorite servers and bartenders for their
Help Out with Nextdoor
The Nextdoor app already helps connect neighbors during times of social distancing. But you can use
their Nextdoor Groups and Help Map to help coordinate volunteers and mark yourself as someone who
can pitch in.