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Aloe Bud is your all-in-one, self-care pocket companion. We gently bring awareness to self-care activities, using encouraging push notifications, rather than guilt or shame. Helpful reminders from yourself, to yourself; saved within Aloe Bud so you can keep doing you! What areas of self-care do you need more of in your life?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated, or need reminders to get in touch with friends. Check-in and reflect on yourself in real-time or as you need.


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).

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.

Create and develop self-care routines that work for you. Aloe Bud brings awareness to physical, mental and emotional needs throughout the day using unobtrusive push notifications.

Celebrate tiny victories in your personal activity log, that can be accessed when you touch the icon at the top. Scroll through recently completed check in’s and reflections and look back on your progress day by day.

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.

Aloe Bud can be fully enjoyed for free, but if you would like to enhance your experience and help support our growth, we offer optional in-app purchases. It allows you to add as many self-care activities check in’s, journal and activity log entries, as well as unlimited customization reminder schedules. Premium features are optional and not required to have a full experience. Premium features are enhancements and expansions to our in-app content.

Premium Reminders: For $1.99 unlock an expansion pack of gentle reminders + the ability to enable or disable reminder messages.
Custom Reminders: For $3.99 unlock the ability to write your own personal reminders for any activity of your choice + the ability to enable, disable, + the ability to enable or disable reminder messages.
Reminders Bundle: For $4.99, save and unlock everything currently available. Does not apply to any future premium features added.

All data remains on your device and is kept there until the app has been deleted from your device. We collect non-personal, or identify-able analytical data to improve your experiences.

Read more in our Privacy Policy

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Designed out of the 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.

What’s New

Version 1.1

iOS 13 Support
Rate the App prompt
Sound Effect Settings
Decreased Sound Effect Volume

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

Luckyrules26 ,

The Best Self Care App!

I have downloaded at least 10 other self care apps, and non of them compare to this one! Most features on other self care apps require premium, and premium is quite expensive! Aloe Bud is the complete opposite, and is way more useful, too! It isn’t throwing ads at me- at all, and has only advertised once for itself when I was signing up. It is a very motivating app, that keeps me in line. The activity questions get me thinking and motivated. This apps makes sure that I am taking care of myself in every way possible! Not to mention how cute it is! I personally haven’t bought premium, but I can definitely tell that premium is worth it. Especially since it is a onetime low price. I will definitely recommend this app to my friends, and you, the person reading this review! Fantastic self care app, 5/5 stars. Amazing! Love it!

knsky8 ,

Simple gentle ways to a better you

I really am enjoying this app and once I started using it, I could see the value in paying to unlock all the other features. Unlike a lot of other mental health apps that want you to pay monthly, once you pay then that’s it. The app itself only allows a limited amount of words when you type into the log, but that is good because it forces you to get to the point! You can view a running list of daily things you accomplished and the stuff you typed into your log. The reminders feature is nice.

My only suggestion, and another reviewer mentioned this, is I’d like to be able to rename the activity buttons to make it more personal. Otherwise, this is nice app to help motivate, uplift, and just generally help you be your best mentally.

Candycrushgirl60 ,

This app changed my life!

I have tried a lot of apps that said they would help with fitness and health and they haven’t worked but this app helped me a lot! This helped me loose weight and drink more water because I’m very forgetful and the reminders helped a lot. Another thing this app helped me with is i work a lot and I don’t have time to do self care for myself but when I found this app it helped me get my work done faster because I was motivated to do it and now I have more free time to do self care! I would highly recommend this app to people who are forgetful and are struggling to be motivated!

In-App Purchases

Premium Reminders
Unlock an expansion pack of gentle reminders
Custom Reminders
Write your own personalized reminder messages
Reminders Bundle
Unlocks custom and premium reminder messages

App Privacy

The developer, Aloebud LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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