The summer temperatures are wonderful, of course, but if you want to prevent having to reapply your make-up halfway through the day, you could use a bit of advice. We ask expert Carmen Zomers for her best tips to summer-proof your make-up.
Slow down and find a moment of peace in the ebb and flow of your daily life
If you’ve had a long and challenging day, relaxing is the #1 item on your to-do list when you get home. But before you reach for junk food and your smartphone, why not try this calming Yin yoga routine instead? Watch this exclusive video and let our expert Laura teach you a healthy way to unwind.
Want to give Dad an extra Father’s Day present? Play him this Spotify list filled with laidback tracks while you relax together on this special day. Introduce him to newer artists like Mirror Signal and remind him of some of the greats like J.J. Cale.
Looking for a little light entertainment while travelling to your holiday destination? We’ve got something for you: a specially selected list of the happiest podcasts from all around the web. Lean back, put in your earbuds and get ready to laugh while you listen.
The longer and warmer summer days always make us want to be outside. It’s the ideal time to start practicing some new rituals in your daily life. We’ve put some ideas together to inspire you to stay active this summer.
We all have an off-day once in a while. But did you know that it’s actually quite simple to bounce back from one and feel happy again? This article shows you exactly how to do this (and also why it’s so important).
Want to spend the entire day with a smile on your face? Then this Hatha yoga sequence is this answer! Watch our expert Laura demonstrate a morning yoga routine that’s guaranteed to boost your happiness before you leave the house.
How many times have you smiled today? No matter the number, it’s time to step it up—because science says that the simple act of smiling has amazing benefits for both physical and mental health. Read how and get ready to grin!
The Ritual of Happy Buddha has been our most joyous collection for years, bringing you optimism, happiness and perhaps even a little luck. Relaunched with a beautiful design, we’ve also added some innovations to the collection. Read on to discover what’s new with our happiest ritual.
Who said you have to hit the gym to get your body in shape for summer? Rather than spending hours on the ab machine, try this exclusive yoga workout designed to tone your muscles by our expert Laura. Watch and learn for a fitter body and a deeper connection between mind, body and soul.
The Tiny Miracles Foundation was founded in 2012 by Laurien Meuter. Focusing on communities in India, the foundation’s mission is to eliminate extreme poverty through a holistic approach, with an emphasis on healthcare, education and employment – as well as maintaining the happiness, rituals and traditions of communities. Laurien tells us about her life-changing journey with Tiny Miracles.
Nearly every woman uses brushes as part of her make-up routine, but not everybody knows the best way to keep them clean. We ask make-up artist Carmen Zomers for her insider’s tips. Read on to learn some professional secrets.
We all could use more rituals in our lives—they soothe us, help us live in the moment, and add much-needed structure to our day. Babies in particular benefit from the regularity made possible through rituals, especially when it comes to their sleeping patterns. Here are some helpful hints on how to bond with your baby during his night-time routine.
By now, the importance of self-care is certainly no secret. But if you want to feel more relaxed and healthy from head to toe, don’t forget your feet! Give yourself a luxurious pedicure at home with these six simple steps.
It’s a gorgeous day—what better way to spend it than by going for a run? But before you do, check out this exclusive yoga video featuring our expert Laura and learn this pre-running sequence to start your run off right. Specially designed to warm up your muscles and unwind your mind, this yoga routine is guaranteed to become part of your running ritual.
When it comes to food, everybody is familiar with sweetness, sourness, saltiness and bitterness. But did you know there’s a fifth taste? Umami is rich and hearty, and often described as the “savoury taste.” In the following recipes, our food expert Mirjam introduces you to the wonderful world of umami, featuring her signature vegetarian twist.
Sometimes you just wish there were more hours in the day. But since that’s not an option, the only solution is to try to be as productive as possible in the hours you have. We searched for tips from some of the most successful people in the world to learn how they divide and conquer their day.
Did you know it’s only four weeks until summer? Before you start stressing about swimsuit season, let our fitness expert Chris teach you some more exercises to help you strut your stuff on the beach with confidence. Look good and feel even better with these tips.
Are you stretching and cooling down properly after your workout? This exclusive yoga routine designed by our expert Laura ensures that your muscles get all the aftercare they need after an intense run. Watch and learn yet another way yoga can make you fitter and healthier.
Nature has so much beauty to offer us, especially when it comes to water. That’s why we’ve selected some of the most amazing natural swimming pools for you to explore. From Scotland to Mexico and from Greece to Australia, each one is definitely worth diving into.
Our best-selling limited edition says it all: water has incredible properties. As a complement to The Ritual of Banyu, we’ve asked our expert Deborah to design some guided meditations that you can practice while under the shower or in the bath. Whether you need an energy boost or a few moments to unwind, these meditations embrace the power of water and its remarkable influence on our well-being.
Wellness at work continues to be a hot topic. Maybe you don’t realise it, but there are a lot of factors that play a role in this. We’re not just talking about your posture, but also light, air quality and other concerns. Keep reading—especially if you have an office job.
Sunday mornings are for relaxing, and this yoga flow practice is the ideal way to unwind body and mind. Watch expert Laura take you through a sequence designed especially for lazy, gentle Sundays, and in her words, “start the week off with an open heart.”
By now, we’re all aware of how powerful water is and how it impacts us on a daily basis. But can water also be influenced by us? Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto performed countless experiments to prove that water changes depending on the emotions it’s exposed to. Read on to hear his fascinating story.
We love the sun—but are we showing our skin enough love when we’re out enjoying it? Sun care is always a sizzling hot topic this time of year, but separating the facts from the fiction can be difficult. Luckily, we’ve collected the most essential expert tips for you—along with a few insider secrets to help you soak up the sunshine as safely as possible.
We all experience an energy dip now and again—a moment where we’d rather be having a snooze under our desk than staring at our computer screen. Often, we grab a cup of coffee—or even a double espresso—to get us through it. But if you want to avoid caffeine, these tips can help you boost your energy in a natural and healthier way.
Want to have the most productive day possible? Then put down that morning espresso and pick up your yoga mat! This Yin Flow sequence taught by our expert Laura is just what you need to start the day off with a clear mind, making it so much easier to set your daily goals.
Water is the sacred essence of life every living thing thrives on it. Its benefits go beyond healing the body physically; water has the power to purify our soul as well. But it’s not an unlimited resource it’s essential that we use nature’s gift thoughtfully and with gratitude.
Have you ever stopped to think about how essential water actually is? This unmissable substance is important in so many aspects of life, and yet we often take it for granted. That’s why we’re introducing our new limited edition The Ritual of Banyu: a tribute to water.
Daily rituals enrich your life, but this moon yoga ritual is done just once a month: with the arrival of the full moon. Symbolising the completion of one cycle and the beginning of another, a full moon encourages us to seek more balance. Watch this exclusive video with expert Erica to learn how moon yoga can help you start anew every month.
These days you hear a lot about people combining mindfulness with another activity. But how does mindful running sound? Martijn Mensink, founder of Mindful Run, saw some potential in this idea—and now he leads hundreds of instructors in The Netherlands and Belgium. Read on for his unique story.
Most people benefit from a daily routine—and it’s no wonder, considering that mother nature runs on her own set of them. Perhaps the most magical is that of the moon, which influences the tides, animals and even humans. Read on to discover the spiritual meaning of both the full and new moons and how they can affect your energy.
Do you find yourself struggling with self-doubt? It happens, but learning to treat yourself more kindly is the key to eliminating it. This meditation practice, designed and demonstrated in the following video by expert Erica, focuses on self-acceptance and even self-love.
Reflexology is a ritual that has been practiced since ancient times, both by the Chinese and the Egyptians. Face reflexology is a newer variety that also includes a luxurious facial massage. If you’re looking for a natural way to boost your energy levels while also infusing your skin with radiance, watch this exclusive how-to video.
You are what you eat, and the same goes for your skin. That’s why we teamed up with our food expert Mirjam Leslie-Pringle and new skincare ambassador Abigail James for exclusive recipes that give you that much-desired glow. Packed with ingredients that nourish the skin, these 4 delicious dishes take you from breakfast to dinner and keep you radiant from the inside out.
Now that spring has officially sprung, we’re all thinking about spending more time outdoors. And we’ve got some great news: you don’t need to travel far to experience the best nature has to offer. Read on to explore 3 amazing destinations that don’t require a plane ticket or a passport.
Have you ever heard the words, “you look tense?” Then we have the perfect yoga ritual for you. Watch our exclusive video with expert Erica to learn a facial yoga routine that will have you looking brighter, clearer and more approachable to the people around you.
Have you heard of facial tapping? If not, this exclusive how-to video is a perfect introduction. This massage technique can not only improve the elasticity of your skin, but also helps to relax body, mind and soul. Watch and learn how, Rituals-style.
Namasté is more than a greeting it’s a respectful, soulful approach to living. There’s a misperception that greeting someone with the word ‘namasté’ is religious. But embracing it fully in our daily lives helps us connect more with the world, with others and with ourselves.
Perhaps you’ve heard of Donsje, the popular children’s brand. It was established in 2013, and since then, founder Florentine van Oosten Slingeland has set the world on fire with her success story—Donsje is now sold in more than 40 countries! Read on to discover how it all happened.
Rute Caldeira - The writer of two bestsellers, sharing with us the meaning of Namasté, and how gratitude helps us to love more ourselves and everything around us.
We all want radiant, healthy skin...but what can we do to make it happen? We ask internationally-known skincare expert and Rituals ambassador Abigail James for her insider’s tips—both do’s and don’ts—on how to achieve that much-desired glow. Read on to learn about her holistic approach to beautiful skin.
New to the world of yoga? Then starting a simple practice in the comfort of your own home might be just what you need. In this video, our expert Erica demonstrates a very basic exercise she calls “hands to heart,” an easy way to set more loving intentions while you ease yourself into yoga.
What if we told you there may be a natural way to hold onto that youthful complexion without expensive beauty treatments or procedures? Sounds amazing, right? Watch our exclusive how-to video on facial yoga and reap even more benefits from a regular yoga practice—and get the glow from the comfort of your own home.
The Ritual of Namasté truly has an advanced and natural skincare solution for everybody, regardless of age, complexion or gender. Because nothing is better for the skin than the goodness that nature provides. Click to find out which range in the collection best suits your individual needs, based on the ingredients it contains.
There’s never a bad time for good skincare. That’s why we’ve designed three separate routines featuring products from The Ritual of Namasté to unveil your natural beauty around the clock. Read on to discover your new morning, evening and weekend skincare rituals and be radiant 24/7.
Want to learn the secrets of a skincare professional? We sit down with Abigail James, a renowned beauty expert based in London, for some essential skincare tips. Get to know the woman whose healing hands are responsible for radiant skin on both sides of the Atlantic.
Want to unveil your natural beauty? Meet The Ritual of Namasté, our new, advanced and natural skincare collection designed to suit every skin type. Read on to learn how this innovative line shows respect for nature and respect for your skin.
Does your after-work relaxation routine need a bit of an update? Put down the chocolate and stop that social media binge: we have a better way. Discover Yin yoga, a healthy way to destress after a busy work day as taught by our expert Laura.
Detoxing is a healthy and effective ritual—we all know that. What you may not know, however, is that you don’t have to deprive your taste buds while doing it. These four recipes, designed exclusively for Rituals by our expert Mirjam, are low in calories but high in flavour: eating responsibly never tasted so good.
Ever wonder why Japanese people have the longest life expectancy in the entire world? We believe it has something to do with ikigai, otherwise known as “the reason for being.” During those times in life where you feel like you’re lacking direction, searching for your ikigai could be the answer. Read on to discover how.
Mindfulness doesn’t have to be complicated—in fact, it’s better to keep it as simple as possible. With the following steps, you can introduce a form of mindfulness into your life that will create more balance and inner peace. It’s all about knowing how to SNACK.
Running is a great cardio workout, but did you know it’s also good for the soul? Running outside in nature is particularly soothing, as it is also an excellent opportunity for meditation. We’ve created a Spotify playlist that’s sure to become your ideal running companion, filled with tracks to that engage both body and mind.
Abdominal crunches aren’t the only way to strengthen your core and develop your abdominal muscles. Twist and Flow Vinyasa yoga can do it as well, with the added benefit of detoxing your internal organs. Watch this video featuring our expert Laura to learn how this particular type of yoga can make you feel better on the inside and look amazing on the outside.
You don't need to hit the gym to get fit. These basic excercises, designed by our expert Chris, strenghten your core and can be easily done at home. Get ready to sweat with an intense workout.
Imagine recharging yourself the way you do to your smartphone each and every day. We spend a huge amount of time checking our phones, sometimes finding our online life more important than the real world around us. With these 5 tips, we help you create a new ritual: a day without your smartphone.
During the spring equinox, the days and nights are equally long, signaling the beginning of the season. For many people, this is the ultimate reason to party. Read on to discover the interesting ways new beginnings are celebrated worldwide.
We all know that working out regularly benefits mind, body and soul. But to get optimal results, you need to fuel your body properly. Chef, cookbook author and fitness model Nigel van der Horst shares some recipes for post-workout shakes that give you all the nutrients you need to make the most out of your workout.
In search of the perfect shave? We asked Miguel Gutierrez, founder and company director of Nomad Barber, for his grooming secrets. Learn the 7 essential steps to the ideal shaving experience and turn this daily routine into an effective and meaningful ritual: one that makes you look good on the outside and feel good on the inside.
Who doesn’t want to become a better version of themselves? Thanks to bushido, the Samurai code of honour, we have the tools to help. Read on to discover how this ancient Japanese ritual can enrich your life--starting today.
Everybody has to eat to survive, but how conscious are you of what you’re eating? We asked chef, fitness model and author of the book Chef with Lef Nigel van der Horst about the most important things to consider when it comes to mealtime. Keep reading for some unmissable advice about building the perfect plate.
Run faster, improve your football skills, hit harder. We all want to be at the top of our game and less prone to injury, right? Read on to discover how adding mindfulness to your daily training routine can turn you into a better athlete.
You’ve probably not thought about this before, but your skin goes through a lot on a daily basis. Here are a few tips to ensure that you’re starting the day like a modern-day Samurai: confident and comfortable in your own skin.
A clean slate—who doesn’t need that every now and then? When you’re looking to change direction in life, having some tools to help you cool down and make that transition is key. Watch this video with expert Deborah to learn how meditation can help you let go of negative emotions so you can have a new beginning.
On average, our bodies need no less than 2,8 litres of water every day—but are you really drinking that much? We thought so. In order to ensure that you do, we share why water is so good for you and how you can meet that important target each and every day.
Having trouble motivating yourself to get out of bed in the morning? We have the solution: and yes, you guessed it—it’s yoga! Let our expert Laura guide you through a morning Hatha yoga routine that will wake you up and energise you for the entire day.
Want to surprise the best mom in the world? These delicious breakfast recipes feature Matcha tea, perfect for giving her a tasty treat that’s also good for her health. Because every mom deserves to wake up smiling on Mother’s Day.
Before you leave the house in the morning, you comb your hair and shave your night stubble, right? But there is actually much more you could be doing to prepare yourself for the day. Read on to discover 5 essential grooming tips any man can use.
For your body to function optimally, it needs the best fuel. Chef, cookbook author and fitness model Nigel van der Horst shares some important advice about “intelligent eating,” and what it means for your daily life. Read on to discover his expert tips.
Want to celebrate each day as a new beginning? The Ritual of Sakura collection, inspired by the Japanese ceremony of Hanami, can start the party. Discover five steps that will make you feel rejuvenated inside and out.
Spring is the perfect time to pause and reflect on everything you’ve achieved so far—and what you still want to achieve. Read on to discover some new routines that will help you become the best version of yourself.
We’re always looking for ways to help you slow down, and this yoga exercise is another great one. Expert Erica takes you through a practice she calls, “a breathing practice for busy people.” Watch her exclusive video and inhale a sense of inner calm.
By now, you’re probably a fan of our Spotify playlists—what better way to add some more soul to your daily life? But this new one takes slowing down to a whole new level. Filled with chilled out tracks by popular artists like Air, Four Tet and Floating Points, our Super Slow playlist is the ultimate soundtrack to your lazy evenings and weekends.
We believe small acts of love lead to tiny miracles. That’s why Rituals is a proud supporter of the Tiny Miracles foundation, an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of poor communities in Mumbai. Read on to discover how this amazing foundation gives people—especially children--a new start.
Positive thinking is a healthy habit, and meditation can help you turn it into a daily ritual. Erica Jago shows you a meditation exercise designed to help you set intentions through positive affirmations. Using cards from her book Art of Attention, she inspires you to, in her own words, “think bigger and better.” Watch the video to discover how.
Matcha tea is the latest foodie trend—and if you haven’t tried it yet, these recipes are a great introduction to the ingredient. Packed with antioxidants, Matcha tea comes from Japan and has a pleasantly bitter taste. These 3 recipes are definite comfort food—not terribly healthy for the body, but amazing for the soul.
There are few things more relaxing than a luxurious massage. But what if you don’t have the time or resources to book an appointment with a professional? No worries—you can take matters into your own hands at home. Read on to discover how.
Podcasts are completely in right now, and we understand why. Listening to them is easy, it barely costs any (extra) time), and they’re available everywhere. Perhaps even more importantly, they’re jam-packed with tips and tricks to make the most out of life. That’s why we’re happy to share this special selection of podcasts with you.
In the hectic pace of modern life, silence is difficult to come by. But spending a few moments in silence each day is incredibly powerful, and benefits body, mind and soul in a variety of ways. Watch this video with expert Erica to learn how a silence meditation can make a major difference in your daily life.
At Rituals, we’re all about slowing down and taking time for ourselves, so it probably won’t come as a surprise that we love the Balinese ritual Nyepi. Why? Read further to discover what you can learn from this Indonesian holiday.
Curious about how mindfulness and self-love can change your life? Nadja van Osch, licensed mindfulness and self-love coach, focusses on everything from boosting happiness to managing your inner critic. We sit down and talk with her about her personal wellness rituals and inspiration.
We’re big believers in meditation as a way to positively impact mind, body and soul. And recent evidence suggests that scientists are just beginning to scratch the surface of how beneficial a regular meditation practice can be. Here are some surprising reasons why you should add meditation to your daily routine.
If you think meditation is too complicated and spacey for you, think again. This visualization practice designed by expert Erica can be added easily to your daily routine to help you slow down and clear your mind. Watch our exclusive video and get started.
Are you new to the world of meditation and feeling a bit overwhelmed about how to start? We’re here to help. This ancient and extremely worthwhile practice comes in many surprising shapes and sizes—read on to discover which type of meditation is best for you.
We all know we should be getting between 7-9 hours of sleep per night, but how often do we actually hit this target? We talk with Dr. Els van der Helm, sleep expert and founder of the app Shleep, about why sleep is so important and how we can improve its overall quality. Read on for some practical advice from somebody who studies the science of sleep.
When you’re always rushing to the next moment, what happens to the moment you’re in? Slow down the pace of your life and you’ll find happiness in the smallest of things. We share how and why mastering the art of slowing down is the best thing you can do for mind, body and soul.
Everybody can benefit from more self-care on a daily basis. But most of us are too busy caring for others to make time for it. That’s why transforming your bathroom into a home spa with Rituals is so ideal—because it allows you to enjoy a moment of relaxation whenever you need it most.
Are you looking for a workout that is both convenient and effective? You should try yoga—it not only unites body, mind and soul—it can be done in the ease and convenience of your own home! We’re happy to explain how and why starting a yoga practice at home is the ultimate wellness ritual.
Looking around your home and thinking you’re ready for a major change? Before you start the long and complicated search for a brand new place, why not pause for a moment and visualise the potential of your current living space? Here are some easy, inspirational ways to transform the energy of your home.
Wabi-sabi is the 2018 decor trend everyone needs to know about. This ancient Japanese art focuses on the beauty of imperfection. At home, that means the use of organic materials, pieces with imperfections and embracing authenticity. Find the beauty in the not-so-perfect!
Have you found yourself indulging a bit too much lately? Now that the holidays are over, detoxing can reboot body and soul—and what better way to do that than with Yin yoga? In this exclusive video, our expert Laura takes you through a sequence dedicated to detoxifying your organs and clearing your mind.
Music might be the only thing you’re still missing in your soulful home. But no worries—we’ve curated a Spotify playlist filled with relaxing tracks to play in the background while unwinding at home.
Hungry for more food inspiration? We believe slowing down and taking the time to prepare your meal—and to savour it—is the key to a healthy and enjoyable experience. Step into our soulful kitchen and learn about the art of soulful cooking and eating.
Adding a little nature to your home interior serves a bigger purpose than just decorating it. Houseplants have the ability to improve our well-being in many ways. Get in the know about the power of houseplants.
Discover why your house is a reflection of yourself and how you can improve your life by making small changes to your living space. Familiarize yourself with feng shui.
Prepare your body and soul for a good night's rest together with our yoga expert Laura. After just 20 minutes you’ll feel more relaxed than ever, and you'll be ready to climb into bed. Sweet dreams.
Meditation is an excellent way to quiet your mind and slow down for a while. That’s why we asked expert Deborah to advise you on what you should know before starting your own practice. Read on for some practical tips to guide you down the right path.
Sleep is the best medicine for body and mind. Getting the recommended 7-8 hours per night keeps us healthy and balanced and improves our overall quality of life. Read on to discover some lesser known tips for getting the perfect night’s sleep.
Whenever things get a bit busy or overwhelming, routines add stability and much-needed balance to our lives. They comfort us, give us more energy, and improve our overall well-being. Explore some simple routines you can do at home to unwind and help you become your best self.
There’s really only one thing you need to do to make 2018 a good year: slow down. As slowing down is a major part of yoga, this video is all about just one pose: The Lotus. Laura tells you everything about getting into this pose, helping you feel grounded, stable and aware.
Is there anything more comforting than a warm bowl of soup? Discover these four recipes that use fresh, seasonal ingredients. Hearty, healthy and perfect examples of mindful cooking and eating.
Everyone should consider incorporating the principles of ‘slow living’ into their lives. A concept that involves living a more mindful and meaningful life while staying truly connected to yourself. We’ve selected the best books to help you incorporate slow living in your life.
Chances are you’re already struggling with the resolutions you set for the New Year. Instead, why not create a new ritual to carry you through 2018? Introduce yourself to the concept of soulful living and you’ll find everything falling into place—here’s how.
Especially in the cold winter months, warming up before a workout is essential. Yoga is no different, and in the following video, our expert Laura teaches you a warm up sequence that opens your hips and stretches out your abdomen and chest. Get your Vinyasa flow on to deepen those backbends and get the most out of your yoga routine.
People who have a positive attitude are generally happier, healthier and more fun to be around? Who wouldn’t want to live like that? Thanks to these (small) changes in your daily routine, you can become the best version of yourself.
It’s that time of year again. With Christmas behind us and the new year about to begin, we’re all thinking about what major changes we want to incorporate into our lives. But let us make it a bit simpler for you. There’s really only one thing you need to do to make 2018 the best year yet: slow down.
Want to work on your six pack but hate abdominal crunches? Then core strength Vinyasa yoga is just the thing for you. Check out this video lesson led by our expert Chris and get ready to sweat.
Were you lucky enough to receive a Rituals gift set at Christmas? Not only can you enjoy the product inside—the box they come in is the gift that keeps on giving. Here are some ways you can use the luxurious keepsake boxes to add a stylish touch to your interior.
With the new year approaching, a lot of us are focused on making resolutions. But what works much better is setting intentions to change your behavior. Meditation expert Erica leads you through a journaling exercise paired with meditation that will inspire you to be your best self in 2018.
The holidays are about a lot of things: delicious food, exchanging gifts and festive parties, just to name a few. And what do all of these things have in common? We share them with friends and family. Commemorating special occasions with loved ones is a ritual dating back to ancient times—this is why.
Having trouble letting go of past hurt? It happens to all of us, but this meditation practice designed to inspire forgiveness will teach you to how to release negative emotions and love yourself. In just 20 minutes, our expert Erica teaches you how to soak your heart in the beautiful energy of forgiveness.
Unfortunately, the winter brings freezing temperatures and little to no sunshine. So why not make it cosy inside? Stock up on hot chocolate, warm socks, candles and our new Rituals curated Playlist. All of these songs will keep you warm and cosy during cold winter nights.
Do you have an attitude of gratitude? The holidays are an especially good time for expressing gratefulness for all of life’s gifts. And here’s another reason to be thankful: science says those who practice gratitude on a daily basis have an easier path to joy—read on to find out why.
We all want to love and be loved. Raymond Cloosterman, CEO and founder of Rituals, talks about how the holidays are about opening your heart, especially during trying times. Read on for an uplifting message of hope and the human heart.
We can all benefit from slowing down the busy pace of our lives. Yin yoga is designed to do just that, thanks to its deliberate focus on breathing. Expert Erica helps you clear your mind and relax your body in this exclusive video introduction to Yin yoga.
The holidays are just around the corner, bringing with them a sentiment of love and togetherness. We want to show others how much we care about them, but because we’re often so busy during this period, we also need to treat ourselves with compassion. Here are 7 ways you can open your heart and truly embrace the spirit of the season.
We love this festive time of year—twinkling lights, cosy winter nights and of course, holiday parties! Turn heads and dazzle every room you enter this season with our exclusive iconic look, designed with innovative, limited edition make-up from The Ritual of Cleopatra collection. Watch the video and learn how to let your inner beauty shine through for Christmas.
Do you want to take healing into your own hands? Your chakra system, containing seven energy centers, is here to help—all you need to do is awaken it. Our yoga expert Erica teaches you how to do this in an exclusive video that will help you achieve a better energy flow and in turn, give you the tools you need to fulfill your own needs.
Ever wonder why candles seem to play an important role in certain rituals? We use them to mark many special occasions: birthdays, weddings and Advent, just to name a few. We shed some light on why this ancient practice still holds such special meaning in modern times.
One of the things we love about the holidays is the chance to get together with loved ones and eat delicious food. Looking for some unique dishes to surprise and delight your guests? These 4 recipes are seasonal, healthy and guaranteed to please.
We are all different, but once you open your heart and celebrate the beauty of diversity you give the world around you one of the most beautiful gifts available: the gift of kindness, attention and love.
Teacher, designer and best-selling author Erica Jago is living proof that we can all benefit from living mindfully. As a yoga and chakra expert, Erica’s life is an inspirational how-to guide to living the best version of your story. We sit down with her to talk about what drives her, the important role yoga has played, and of course, her own personal rituals for wellness.
Are your chakras in balance? Balancing these energetic fields is as important for your psychological well-being as balanced organs are for your physical health. In our exclusive video, expert Deborah teaches you a meditation practice that cleanses and energizes your chakras.
It’s nearly the 5th of December, and you know what that means! Sinterklaas is on his way to our little land. This breakfast recipe for a smoothie bowl contains all the festive necessities: cinnamon, speculaas and of course, homemade pepernoten.
If you’ve ever done yoga, then you’ve definitely heard of chakras. But what are they and how can they influence body and soul? Yoga and meditation expert Erica introduces you to this fascinating concept and teaches you how you can heal yourself using your chakra system.
Mirjam Leslie-Pringle is like so many of us: busy with work, family and trying to live her best life. A vegetarian cookbook author, photographer and mother of three, Mirjam spends her days on the beautiful island of Ibiza. There she cooks, writes, takes portraits and is preparing to open a store—in the following interview, she talks about how she combines all of this while still living a full and healthy life.
The holidays are all about love—love for others and love for yourself. That’s why we devoted our new limited edition to Anahata—otherwise known as the heart chakra—to help you celebrate the season of compassion. With unique ingredients like rosewood and pine, The Ritual of Anahata helps you open your heart—here’s how.
Is it difficult for you to shut off your mind before sleep? You’re not alone, which is why we’ve asked yoga expert Deborah to give us a lesson in Nidra yoga. Otherwise known as “conscious relaxation,” this routine will ease you into relaxation mode and ensure a restful night’s sleep.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your make-up done by a professional make-up artist? Well, here’s your chance! Rituals’ beauty expert Stephanie Nickens gives you a step-by-step guide to applying a look that accentuates your natural beauty and makes a statement.
What are you grateful for today? Meditation expert Deborah takes you through a meditation practice dedicated to gratitude and realizing how abundant life truly is. Watch this exclusive video and practice being thankful.
Looking to bring your meditation practice to the next level? Aromatherapy is the answer. Learn how surrounding yourself with certain scents while meditating can enhance the sense of inner calm that we all seek.
Women aren’t the only ones who want to leave the house looking their best. Men can benefit just as much from a daily grooming ritual. Explore our exclusive tips that will give men the confidence to face any challenges the day might bring.
Who doesn’t love Oriental food? But instead of ordering in, why not slow down and take the time to prepare your own take on this delicious cuisine? Introducing 3 recipes with a creative twist on the classics to inspire soulful cooking.
Have you ever come back from holiday feeling more exhausted than when you left? The solution to this is simple: embrace the concept of slow travel. We’ve curated a list of places in Japan for you where internet connections are scarce and local living inspires you to slow down.
Make-up is a great tool to help you accentuate your natural beauty—if you know how to use it correctly. We’ve asked Rituals’ resident expert Stephanie Nickens for some unmissable tips that any woman could use during her make-up ritual. Read on to discover what the professionals know about perfecting that flawless look.
We all use a little bit of make-up to accentuate our natural beauty. But, did you know that make-up can also influence your mood? Let us tell you more.
Ever wonder why some smells make you happy, and others bother or annoy you? Science says that scent has a profound effect on our mood. Read on to learn how you can enrich your life with the power of perfume.
Have you ever bought a perfume that one of your friends uses, only to discover it doesn’t smell the same when you apply it? Learn how to test perfumes personally before buying them and you’ll come home with the perfect scent every time.
Your hands reveal a lot about you, from your age to your emotions. All the more reason to start practicing a mindful hand care ritual. Explore how designing your own personal routine will nurture your hands while nourishing your soul.
Want to know the secret to healthy, radiant skin? When you practice daily rituals such as dry brushing, you’re nourishing your skin and making yourself feel good inside and out. Read on to learn about this beauty trend along with more tips to give yourself a glowing complexion.
Did you know that you can create more balance in your life by taking care of your body from the inside? These five Ayurvedic recipes will not only treat your taste buds, they’ll also awaken inner harmony. For a stronger mind-body connection, get cooking.
Belgian Anne-Catherine Gerets is the proud founder of CLO CLO: a blog about interior design, art and lifestyle. Inspired by her love of everything creative, she’s bursting with enthusiasm to share the newest trends in interior decorating and design.
Is India on your travel bucket list? These 3 hotspots are definitely worth a visit if you want to learn about the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in the country where it originated.
Celebrities have a lot of demands on their time, so finding balance is key. We talk to Stockholm-based actress and author Cecilia Forss about Ayurveda, the ancient art of living wisely. Read on to discover her experiences with it, as well as how she enjoys her precious downtime.
If you’re curious which yoga poses are most important for the Kapha dosha type, let our yoga expert, Laura, guide you. This extensive yoga sequence will leave you feeling energised; what better way to start the day!
During a cooling and refreshing sequence of poses, our yoga expert Laura explains which yoga positions are a necessity for the Pitta dosha type to feel content, calm and relaxed. A perfect way to end the day.
Ayurveda comes with thousands of year old teachings on how to achieve perfect physical, mental and spiritual balance. So of course this is also influenced by what we eat. Ayurvedic expert Janesh Vaidya tells us all about it.
If you’re like most people, you’ve been on a diet or two in your lifetime. But eating according to the Indian philosophy of Ayurveda isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle. And it could just be your ticket to long-lasting health and happiness.
In this video our yoga expert, Laura, will explain which yoga poses are most important for the Vata dosha type. She will help you ease into the poses, resulting in an utterly relaxing experience.
Everyone likes a nice cup of tea. But did you know tea is really good for you? Green tea and herbal tea are particularly renowned for their medicinal qualities. So make yourself comfortable and we'll tell you all about it!
The Ritual of Ayurveda was designed to help you balance mind, body and soul. How does it do this? With natural ingredients that nourish and cleanse your energies—read on to learn more about them.
We're all familiar with the saying 'take care of yourself before taking care of others’. So why not start right now? Self-massages with warm oils create a deep feeling of relaxation, confidence, and warmth. So sit back and let us show you how it's done!
Yoga can be an empowering tool to help keep your body and soul in perfect harmony. In this video our yoga expert, Laura, will enlighten you about the yoga poses tailored specific to each type of dosha. Join in and recharge.
The ancient practice of Ayurveda is all about the perfect balance between our energies, or doshas. To bring our body and mind into balance, you can even tailor your yoga routines and meditation techniques to suit your dosha. So make yourself comfortable and we'll tell you all about it!
Snacking is no longer a guilty pleasure thanks to this healthy and flavourful dip. Exotic yet easy to make, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser during your next Netflix marathon or family gathering. Serve with raw veggies to satisfy your crunchy snack craving.
Ayurveda, also known as “the science of life,” helps you balance the mind, body and spirit. Read on and learn why this 5,000 year old philosophy is still practiced across the globe, and how it can help you.
Fashion photographer Anushka Menon always knew she would be an artist. Looking at her impressive portfolio; she was completely right. We talked to her about her collaboration with Rituals, how she balances work and life, and her own rituals that keep her going.
Looking for an interesting twist on chicken noodle soup? This Vietnamese dish adds the surprising element of cucumber for a fresh and crispy bite. Tasty, original, and certain to please everybody at your table.
Make every dinner more meaningful with our Slow Cooking Playlist: from choosing the right ingredients and taking your time to prepare a meal, to pairing it with a curated playlist to set the right mood.
Dessert for breakfast? That’s right—your read that correctly. This banana chocolate smoothie with peanut butter is loaded with antioxidants and flavour. Treat your taste buds and your body when you start your day.
You want your home to be both comforting and inviting. You can do this by making your interior pleasing to the eye, but what about to the nose? Fragrance has a tremendous impact on how you feel, and you want your house to feel like home. Read on to learn how home scents can positively affect your mood.
You sleep in the bedroom, lounge in the living room and eat in the kitchen. All important activities that demand their own space, but where in your home do you meditate? Discover four simple ways to design your own meditation area and make the most of your daily mindfulness ritual.
If you want to introduce more nutrition into your diet but don’t want to skimp on flavour, this warm salad has you covered. Made with lima beans and walnuts, the dish takes very little time to prepare and the ginger gives it a unique and interesting kick.
Have you ever wondered how some people can be so energetic and happy first thing in the morning? They radiate positivity and appear cheerful when you’re still waiting for the second cup of coffee to kick in. Well, we know the secret behind their morning smile—and we want to share it with you.
With summer winding down, are you thinking about your to-do list? Getting back into the normal routine takes time, but The Ritual of Dao collection is here to help you rebalance after your holiday. Discover the unique blend of ingredients that adds inner peace and tranquility to your everyday life.
Are you in search of enlightenment? At one point or another, we all are. But you don’t need to travel far and wide for it—take a cue from Buddha and learn the very simple truth behind being truly enlightened.
Have you ever felt what it’s like to actually sit back and do nothing? If not, now is your chance. Science says you’re not being lazy—in fact, it may make you more productive than ever. Here’s how.
Want to know how an interior design expert unwinds in her own home? We talk with blogger, photographer and content creator Hannelore Veelaert about her favourite room, her home rituals and the one thing that you can do to transform your home into a relaxing retreat from the world.
There are plenty of things to love about street food, and bao buns are no exception. But with this delicious recipe for vegetarian bao, you can stay at home and enjoy them any time you want.
Summer is here, bringing with it the promise of sunshine, fun and an extended holiday. The reason we’re happiest with our summer holiday is backed by research—and it will definitely surprise you.
Summertime means extra care for your skin. But did you know that healthy skin starts by taking care of yourself on the inside? Try these tips and you’ll see that true beauty goes much farther than skin-deep.
You don’t have to travel far to experience the relaxing effects of nature on body and soul. We’ve made a list of some unmissable spots in Belgium that are near to you and soon to be dear to your heart.
Our bed & body mists are definitely a fan favourite, and with good reason. The gentle spritz of each ritual on your skin or in your surroundings gives you an immediate mood boost. But they can enhance your life in many other surprising ways: read on to discover some insider’s tips.
Just like most things in life, packing for your holiday should be about the things that are most essential. Wants vs. needs and reflecting on what truly makes a difference. Read on to discover how to pack mindfully and enjoy your holiday to the fullest.
Smile and the world smiles back: it’s a lovely thing to remember when you walk outside your door every morning. Our inspiration behind The Ritual of Laughing Buddha was famous for this philosophy, and he’ll put a smile on your face as well.
Do you have trouble making the transition from a stressful day to relaxing before bedtime? You’re not alone. Yoga expert Deborah Quibell teaches you how to leave scattered energy behind with this evening yoga practice.
Do you find yourself having trouble getting energized in the morning? Skip the coffee and grab your yoga mat! Watch this video featuring Rituals’ yoga expert Deborah Quibell and learn a yoga routine that will leave you ready to take on a new day.
This salad, made with red beets and red endive is not only delicious, it’s also extremely good for your skin. Red and orange coloured fruit and vegetables fight the ageing of the skin and last but not least, it’s also a boost to your immune system. So start eating!
Evy Gruyaert gained fame as a television presenter and a contributor to sport programmes like 'Start2Run'. You may also know her from her famous phrase 'Ik ben zo fier op u' (I'm so proud of you). These days, most people know her as a yoga guru. Her first introduction to the sport came after she suffered a serious knee injury that forced her to stop exercising.
Body and face scrubs should be a regular part of your beauty regimen, particularly when spending days in the sun. Scrubs remove old skin cells to make room for new ones, and that’s what gives your complexion a younger, healthier glow. Scrubs are based on one of two things: salt or sugar—but which one is right for you?
Ready to hit the beach with that stack of books you’ve been collecting all year? That’s fine, but you’re doing yourself a real disservice by limiting your reading habits to a few weeks while on holiday. In fact, the benefits of reading a book every day can be life-changing—we’ll tell you how and share some titles to get you started.
Matcha is a finely ground powder of high quality green tea that is rich in chlorophyll and amino acids. It has both a stimulating and invigorating effect, while at the same time, it is also calming.
Dukkah is an Egyptian mix of roasted nuts, seeds and herbs that instantly adds a great Eastern twist to this simple breakfast. Once it’s made, you can keep the golden mixture in a closed, dry container for a long time to enjoy it again with this dish or other ones.
How often do you glance at your phone each day? Imagine all the other great things you could be enjoying instead. Try the digital detox. It helps you to disconnect from technology and reconnect with real life.
Have you ever looked around your house and felt overwhelmed at the sheer volume of the stuff you own? You’re not alone. Let us introduce you to Marie Kondo and her philosophy: “The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.”
We’re sure you could use a little more relaxation in your life, and that’s why we’re eager to share this amazing and natural way to unwind. Travel to Japan with us and we’ll reveal the ritual that keeps the locals happy and stress-free in both body and mind.
Do you wish you had time to trade in a shower for a long, relaxing bath? No more excuses—it’s not just about relaxing, it’s also about your physical and psychological health. Read on to discover evidence of how forgoing a quick shower in favour of a long soak can affect you in all sorts of positive ways.
According to Rituals’ resident skin care expert, the most important thing you can do for your skin is ensuring that it’s properly cleansed. The renewed Ritual of Hammam collection is based on one of the oldest cleansing traditions in the world and is known for its intensely purifying effect. It provides the ultimate cleanse thanks to, among other ingredients, the eucalyptus plant.
Rituals Magazine is proud to add another expert to advise our readers on how to live more soulfully. Deborah Quibell, PhD, is a writer, healer and yoga expert with a lot to say about connecting to essential parts of ourselves. In the following interview, we get to know Deborah and a bit about the various wisdoms she will share with us.
The renewed Ritual of Hammam collection translates one of the oldest cleansing traditions in the world for modern times. The Turkish baths are now popular worldwide, and with good reason. Keep reading to learn how the wellness ceremony originated and about the authenticity of this purifying ritual.
Have you always been curious about meditation but don’t know how to begin? It’s actually much easier than you might think. Take a deep breath, relax and let Deborah explain the three most important things you need to think about when starting a meditation practice.
Meet Raymond Cloosterman, founder and CEO of Rituals. We talk with him about his inspiration, the journey that led to the company's worldwide success, and of course, his ultimate way to relax. Read on to learn about his personal rituals, his favourite things, how the Rituals philosophy was born and why it's so important.
This delicious and visually appealing salad features mung beans—a type of small, green legume which is a great source of protein, fibre and antioxidants...
Everybody is familiar with the concept of karma: informally as a catchphrase and formally as a principle of certain religions. It can encompass many things, but can we prove that everyday life follows the rules of karma?
Our resident make-up expert Stephanie Nickens is both a colleague and a fan of Rituals. As Area Manager USA, she knows all about how Rituals can help you look and feel your best. We talked with Stephanie about her favorite products, essential make-up tips and how to create the look that looks best on you!
This tasty salad contains wakame, a brown seaweed or kelp that is common in Japanese, Korean and Chinese cuisines. It promotes good health in a variety of ways, including being a great source of calcium and iron. It’s also rich in vitamins A, C, E and K which are instrumental in maintaining beautiful skin.
We have a question for you. How happy are you today? And have you ever wondered how happiness is measured and how to feel happy every day? We dove into the matter and found some surprising answers.
How often do you take this quote by heart? The inspiring and famous line by Mahatma Gandhi might be the proof that change can start with an individual action. Find out all about Gandhi, who made it his mission to passively fight for justice and equality. He said it, you can do it: you can make a difference in the world.
This smoothie contains orange blossom water, which is originally from Morocco and is often used throughout the Middle East as a natural treatment for an upset stomach.
Determined to get that even, gorgeous glow this summer? Then you should think ahead. To achieve that beautiful tan, you need to prepare your skin. Here are some things you should do before stepping out into the sun to get the most radiant summer skin ever.
Even the most positive and happy people can have an off day. So what to do when that happens to you? It’s tempting to give back as much grief as you get, but think again. Greeting negativity with kindness is more efficient and better for you. Discover how this works.
Last year’s summer limited edition is back and here to stay! The wildly popular Ritual of Karma body care collection is now permanent, and still contains your favourite fragrance. And just in time for the summer: Karma has been expanded to include the best sun care range available to protect and nourish your skin.
Rituals is teaming up with the star of the popular TV series Pretty Little Liars Troian Bellisario to celebrate our 11th store opening in the USA. We talked with this talented American actress about her own relaxation rituals, her work and life balance, and why she identifies so much with the Rituals philosophy.
Summer is a great time to add bright lipstick to your make-up ritual. Don’t be shy—bold lip colour is something anybody can pull off, as long as it complements your skin tone. Read on for tips to find the shade that best works for you.
Chances are you or somebody you know practices yoga to help clear the mind and centre the soul. But did you know it also has amazing benefits for the body? Read on to discover how 10 ways practicing yoga on a regular basis can help keep you in peak physical condition.
A lot of things can disrupt your baby’s sleep pattern, including the shorter nights of summer. Just like the rest of us, babies benefit from a nightly ritual before bedtime. Our tips will not only help your little one sleep better, it will also create a stronger bond between you.
Mornings are hectic, and most of us are trying to squeeze in that last bit of sleep before the day begins. But actually, you’d be better off skipping that last fifteen minutes in bed in favour of doing something that brings you joy. Start creating your own morning rituals!
In need of a break but short on time? These holiday destinations can be found within the Belgian border. Check out our list of places that inspire maximum fun with minimum travel time.
Rituals believes in the positive effects yoga and meditation have on mind, body and soul. This guided meditation focuses on cultivating kindness and is accessible to everyone. A wonderful way to begin or end your day.
We simply love the warmth and cosiness of wintertime, but there is something else that we anticipate at the end of winter even more: the start of spring. Our hearts fill with joy and positivity thanks to its rebirth, renewal and re-energising sentiment.
When you in front of your make-up mirror each morning, you’re probably thinking about a hundred things at once. One thing you’re probably not pondering while applying your make-up, however, is that you are taking part in a ritual that has existed for many millennia.
Applying your make-up is just another chore to be completed during your busy day. This is a shame, however, because taking those ten or fifteen minutes to appreciate this daily ritual can have a positive effect on your entire day.
In search of a new star for your make-up bag? Look no further. Our Sunglow is the most versatile product on the market—read on to learn how it can enhance your make-up routine.
Travel is an ideal way to expand our minds with new adventures while rejuvenating both the body and spirit. Certain destinations can offer breath-taking experiences, and remind us how the awe-inspiring beauty of nature can humble and move us while gently soothing our souls.