Aloe Bud is an all-in-one, self-care pocket companion. It gently brings awareness to self-care activities, using encouraging push notifications, rather than guilt or shame.
Designed out of pure necessity of their own mental health struggles; Aloe Bud creator, Amber Discko searched the App Store for something, anything to help with basic self-care. After trying and ignoring countless self-care apps and feeling guilty for doing so, finding one that met their needs and lifestyle became frustrating. Amber believed there was no better time to start designing a gentle, all-in-one personal care app, using their own experiences, affinity for pixel art and the needs of their communities to bring this simple idea to life.
It’s not meant to and should not replace mental health care or the support of loved ones, but it is a valuable—and free—tool to help bridge gaps in making self-care as accessible and personal as possible.
Maybe you’re trying to stay hydrated, or need reminders to get in touch with friends every so often. Check in and reflect on yourself in real-time or as needed.
Add activity cards to your personal dashboard, according to what you believe needs extra attention today or in the near future. Activity cards cover everything, from the mundane (such as filling up water bottles and remembering to take screen breaks) to the larger picture (journaling about personal relationships and remembering who or what you’re grateful for).
Develop self care routines that works for you. Aloe Bud sends reminders only when asked and can be set at specific times from daily to weekdays, weekends, or any other arrangement you can think of. Reminders bring awareness to important activities, that get lost among other priorities. Aloe Bud brings awareness to physical, mental and emotional needs throughout the day using unobtrusive push notifications.
Celebrate small steps forward and tiny victories in your personal activity log. Scroll through recently completed check in’s and reflections and look back on your progress day by day.