What are self-care flowers? I was first introduced to this innovative concept of self-care flowers by a good friend of mine. Self-care flowers is the act of going to Trader Joe's and selecting a nice bouquet of flowers just because.
When I heard about this concept, I said goodbye to my friend mid-sentence, got in my car and zipped down to my local Trader Joe's.
And wow was I overwhelmed. Trader Joe's had about 1 million different kinds of flowers to choose from. Flowers ranging from $3 to $20.
There were oversized day lilies drooping out of a vase and for the price of $6 they seemed like the biggest value for my dollar. So I brought them home!
I placed them right on my kitchen counter and after a day of sneezing I remembered I had pollen allergies and a quick Google search revealed day lilies are the #1 worst flower for allergy sufferers.
The day lilies had to go.
So off to Trader Joe's I went to get a flower that wasn't triggering. I found a simple carnation. No pollen and the best part was it was only $3.
I placed it in a vase at home and now every time I look at it I'm reminded of how great of a bargain-buyer I am and that I have allergies. Self-care indeed!