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.

Helpful reminders from yourself, to yourself; saved within Aloe Bud so you can keep doing you!

Hydrate, Move, Breathe, Health, Break, Rest, Fuel, Refresh, People, Stimulate, Motivate

What do you need more of in your life today?

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.

“It’s like having a best friend on your phone!”

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 customizable 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

Twitter: @aloebud
Instagram: @aloebud
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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 1.0.1

*takes a deep breath*

Hey, buds! How's it been going? Can you believe it's been over a month since we sprouted already?? So... this is a tiny but important update that'll fix the issues a small group of folks experienced.

What's new!

Copy update (updated "their" to "they're") ... whoops!
Updated on-boarding flow to more easily show how to access the activity log (Tap the icon at the top of your Aloe Bud dashboard to view your recently completed activities)
Bug fixes

It's been incredible to see your self-care journeys being shared across social media, and we are grateful that you've chosen to use our little companion to help you get through the day.

Gentle reminder: You can always say hi to us on social media, we're @aloebud everywhere. We'd love to hear from you!!!


Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
320 Ratings
320 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Your own pocket companion, filled with self-care reminders 


gentle self care log

this app is very cute and provides a really gentle way of paying attention to your self care needs. the amount of customization available just in the free version is really great. it’s very simple — there’s no achievements or rewards or punishments for not checking in. this makes the app a little limited, but it makes it very easy to come back to if you’ve neglected it for a while, solving issues of anxiety and burnout I personally have had with other habit-tracking apps. it’s also just really beautifully designed.
If I did have one suggestion for increased features, I would love to see the ability to set goals for yourself. For example, I have difficulty showering frequently enough. It would be cool to be able to set the check-in I use for showering to have a goal of 5 check-ins a week. Then it could have a little x/5 in the corner, where the x resets to 0 at the end of each week. No punishments for not meeting the goal or reward for doing so — just a light tracking function.
Obviously I could set 5 reminders each week to shower, but I don’t always shower on the same days or at the same times, and it’s easy to lose track of that many notifs. This way in the middle of the week I could look and say “oh, my counter is at 1/5, I really should shower again.” this would be useful for study sessions and other things as well, I think.


Simplistic, Gentle, and helpful.

This app is not just for those who are suffering from mental illness or depression (It is a vital app for those of you who are.) It can also be used if maybe you need a little push to get off the couch and go outside, or if you need a reminder to stop using your phone and go to bed. It has a link in the settings that will take you to a page of mental health resources, including the suicide prevention hotline. I like being able to choose the icon for each reminder, and the aesthetic, but simplistic style that is pretty to look at, but not too complicated or distracting. It does not use guilt if you miss a check in, And you don’t even have to enter the app to check in! You can check in by tapping/swiping the reminders when they pop up. This is extremely convenient if you are at work or school. Overall, I have become more social and active because of this app. It also really helped me get the sleep I never realized I needed! I recommend this to almost everyone who needs a tender note to help them slow down and remember the core needs required to become happier and healthier.

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


Aloebud LLC
13.7 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Aloebud LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Reminders Bundle $4.99
  2. Premium Reminders $1.99
  3. Custom Reminders $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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