Life moves pretty fast and I think we could all use a little help slowing down. A moment of calm in the storm that is everyday life can do wonders for your mental outlook.
I am a big believer in the power of a scent. One whiff of sandalwood or lavender and my shoulders loosen, my jaw relaxes and I release a deep calming exhale. It really is pretty dang magical and it’s also the basic philosophy behind one of my favorite brands, RITUALS.
Rituals is an Amsterdam based home and body brand that gives you all the perks of luxury products but at a surprisingly affordable price. Enriched with potent herbs and botanicals their fragrant and nourishing products include everything from pampering bath and body products to calming home fragrances and ALL of their products are cruelty free and free of all chemical nasties such as parabens, phthalates, MIT, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and microplastics.
“A fine fragrance holds the power to transform your mood, conjure up long lost memories and embrace you with a sense of comfort and well being.” -Rituals
Rituals has recently partnered with Macy’s to create an in-store boutique where you can experience Rituals full line of products for yourself!
And I have great news, you can find one of those boutiques right here in Las Vegas at Macy’s at Fashion Show.
To get you started on your sensory journey I wanted to share a few of my favorites from the brand.
Each collection is divided into a particular RITUAL it was inspired by….
The Ritual of Dao
Based on the ancient Chinese philosophy centered on achieving the perfect harmony between Yin and Yang, this collection uses delicate white lotus and yi yi ren to help you find inner peace and tranquility in your busy life.
The Ritual of Dao Balancing Foaming Shower Gel: Hands down my most favorite product from Rituals is their Foaming Shower Gels. I fell in love with this innovative product from the first moment I used it. It really does turn something pretty ordinary, a shower gel, into something transcendent. Not only does it smell incredible but it also leaves your skin ridiculously hydrated and soft. I even use it as a shaving cream.
The Ritual of Dao Be Kind to Your Skin Body Cream: Rich but remarkably fast absorbing this luxe cream is just what you need to follow up your showering ritual.
The Ritual of Buddha
Inspired by the monk from ancient china whose legendary smile brought happiness wherever he went, this collection was created to boost body and soul with a burst of positivity. Infused with sweet orange and cedar wood this scent instantly puts a smile on your face.
The Ritual of Happy Buddha Happy Hands Hand Wash: This hand wash is my secret work pick-me-up. After a cool splash of water and a good washing of the hands with this smile in a bottle you can take on any challenge or crisis work wants to dish out.
The Ritual of Happy Buddha Fortune Shower Oil: Totally MAGICAL! This oil magically transforms into a silky soft foam when it comes in contact with water. If this scent can give you positive vibes from just the hand wash imagine what a burst of positivity you can get from a whole shower in it!
The Ritual of Hammam
Inspired by one of the oldest cleansing traditions in the world, this collection has been carefully designed to generate the ultimate feeling of purification with Eucalyptus and Rosemary. Close your eyes and feel the warmth of a wellness ceremony.
The Rituals of Hammam Volume and Shine Shampoo: Color safe and sulfate free this deliciously spa scented shampoo leaves your hair shinier than any other shampoo I have ever used and it smells AMAZING!
The Rituals of Hammam Sea Salt Hot Scrub: One of my favorite salt scrubs- it leave your skin breathtakingly glowy! The best thing is that the product has no parabens or mineral oil so when you rinse if off you are left with the softest skin but no horrible oily residue on your skin which is a dream. NOTE: This is a SALT Scrub so don’t use it right after you have shaved your legs- ouch.
The Ritual of Sakura
The ancient Hanami ceremony from Japan celebrated the fleeting beauty of the Sakura blossom. This collection celebrates that each day is precious and we should enjoy it to its fullest. Infused with Sweet Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk it clears the mind and gives you a fresh start.
The Ritual of Sakura Zensational Foaming Shower Gel: Yep I am OBSESSED with these Foaming Shower Gels this one is particularly good when you need to wash away yesterday’s bad vibes and start the day with a fresh new invigorated spirit.
The Ritual of Sakura Magic Touch Body Cream: The unique rich and velvety blend contains antioxidants, Vitamin E and the ingredient Centella Asiatica, which helps strengthen your skin and can revitalize even the driest skin.
Discover the full line of RITUALS offerings at Macys at Fashion Show or if you aren’t in Las Vegas click below to SHOP some of my favorites: