7 Wellness Products to Try If You Want to Give Back

Because "self-care" has become such a buzzword in recent years—the kind that has mutated with new and sometimes less impactful meaning—the origins the term are not necessarily well-known. In truth, it was first popularized during the women's and civil rights movements of the 1960s and '70s, when healthcare was considered a privilege mostly afforded to white males. For women and people of color, taking charge of their own health became a form of protest—and more importantly, better allowed them to push back against the systems that failed them at the time (and sadly, in many ways, still do).

Now, of course, "self-care" has taken on more of a "treat yo'self" connotation. But even though there's nothing wrong with a little self-indulgence, choosing brands and products that give back to charitable organizations and the planet at large is a great way to get back to that original definition. Below, we're sharing seven products to try if you want to be a more conscious consumer.