We interviewed over 500 Cancer Patients and Gift Buyers to curate our Self Care and Gift Boxes. Shop with confidence knowing this Chemo Care box was curated based on direct feedback from the cancer community.
The Essential Size Chemo Care Box includes the following items:
Plush Throw Blanket
A common chemo side effect is feeling cold - add the standard 'meat locker' temperature of Hospitals, and a cozy blanket is a must for your next chemo appointment. This cozy throw blanket is super soft and squishy, plus washer-safe should it encounter any spills or stains. *Plush blanket colors vary
Simply Mints® Ginger Mints
From taste-receptor issues to nausea, ginger mints are a must for anyone undergoing chemo. These have juuuust the right amount of ginger flavor, without being too spicy or too sweet.
Stainless Steel Water Tumbler with Straw
How many times do you have to hear your medical team remind you to stay hydrated? This stainless steel, vacuum insulated tumbler with leak-proof lid and eco-friendly straw attachment will keep your drinks icy cold or piping hot for hours. *Tumbler colors vary
Two Pairs of Cozy Socks
Whether it's freezing cold hospitals or chemo-induced neuropathy, fuzzy socks are a must. Keep feet warm and dry with super cozy, warm and soft socks. Stretchy, fuzzy, and gentle on tender toes, these luxurious socks are super useful for chemo patients. *Sock colors vary
The Optimal Chemo Care Box: Comprehensive includes all of the items in the Essentials box, PLUS:
No-Sweat Ice Pack
Cancer Patients rate ice packs in their TOP 5 most requested items. While the packaging says, “for lunches,” at Balm Box we believe these are the ideal size for chemo port and radiation-sized burns. The sweat-free ice packs do not leave damp marks on clothes. Plus, they are large enough to provide relief, yet small enough to stay ‘hidden’ under an arm or tucked into clothing. *Ice Pack design may vary
Some chemotherapy medicines can cause temporary changes to nails – they can become brittle or flaky, and white lines may develop across them. Dry cuticles can be especially itchy and painful.
This cuticle oil nourishes dry, cracked skin. Made with a combination of safe, sustainable, organic, and natural ingredients. We love the form factor of these oil "pens" making application super easy without any waste or mess!
Botanical Body Cream
Some chemotherapy medicines can cause temporary changes to skin, making hands dry, discolored, itchy, red and/or sore. We adore this hand cream from our friends at Polish Your Parts. Knowing chemotherapy can make even light scents unbearable, this scent-free lotion offers quick absorption and a smooth velvety finish.
Bergamot Essential Oil & Diffuser Bracelet
Some patients have problems with their short-term memory, concentration, and attention span during chemotherapy. Routine tasks can take much longer than usual. This frustrating side effect is often referred to as “Chemo Brain.” According to The Balm Box market research, over 80% of patients experienced this aggravating side effect during their treatment plan. And unlike other side effects like nausea and neuropathy, there really is not a prescription drug treatment option for patients suffering from this dilemma.
With both calming and uplifting abilities, Bergamot essential oil is mildly citrusy, pleasant without being overly pungent. It is commonly used to help reduce stress and tension and help with mental clarity. Just dab one or two drops onto the black lava stones on the diffuser bracelet to enjoy the benefits of this unique essential oil. *Bracelet decorative stone colors may vary.
Travel Pill Case
These charming little pill boxes are perfect for organizing your daily or weekly meds. With 8 mini compartments tucked into a slick zippered case, remembering to take your pills on-the-go becomes just a bit easier to manage. *Case cover design may vary.
The Optimal Chemo Care Box: Tremendous size includes all of the items in the Comprehensive box, PLUS:
Daily Planner Tear Pad
Stay on top of your to-do list with this clever desk pad, with sections for notes, appointments, water intake, reminders, lists, and most importantly, sections “for tomorrow” and “me time."
Nix Nausea Essential Oil Blend Roll On
Loss of appetite and nausea are some of the most well-known chemotherapy side effects. Nix Nausea essential oil roll-on sticks were specially designed to address stomach upsets and discomfort. Infused with the goodness of avocado oil and Camellia seed oil, the Polish Your Parts proprietary essential oil blend delivers a touch of nature's nourishment. The combination of peppermint, orange, fennel, cardamom, ginger, catmint, and lemon essential oils work harmoniously to help calm senses and ease queasiness. Vitamin E adds an extra layer of care, leaving skin feeling rejuvenated and replenished.
Anti-Nausea Acupressure Wristbands (Two Sets)
Acupressure has been used for thousands of years to promote relaxation and wellness. These simple but effective wristbands work by applying pressure to the P6 (Nei Kuan) acupressure point on each wrist. Simply place them around your wrist three fingers from the heel of your palm. Applying pressure to this point should help relieve nausea. *Wristband colors may vary
Sometimes chemotherapy can irritate the inner mouth with painful mouth sores and dry mouth. We love these itty-bitty mouthwash tablets - in addition to being all natural and portable, they are alcohol-free and gentle on tender mouth and gums. Plus, one tin provides 60 mouthwashes - that’s 4x more than an 8.5 ounce liquid bottle!