When it comes to our belongings, we’ve become the ‘thank you, next’ generation. If something breaks, we throw it away and when our products are empty, they go straight in the bin. And yes, we may recycle them, or it may have been made from recycled materials, but the truth is, when it comes to the three R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle) the first two are more important. The mantra used to be ‘make do and mend’ and with just a bit of creativity we can get back to that mindset. So, to get the juices flowing, here’s eight ways to upcycle your pre-loved Rituals products.
We’ve all got that surface in our home that seems to gather random items. From storing your rings to spare change, keep them safe (and stylish) in The Ritual of Namaste cream pot.
Give your botanical beauties a stylish home by popping them into your empty candle holder. To remove the wax, fill it with warm water and scrape out the wax. Top tip: Succulents thrive in well-drained soil so add some gravel or pebbles at the bottom of your holder.
However beautiful your bouquet, there are always some flowers that outlive the rest. Instead of binning them all, let us introduce you to the bud vase. It’s the perfect way to add a floral pop to your bedside table, mantlepiece or dining table. Our eaux de parfum disassemble completely, meaning you can easily take off the top, fill it with water and add your flower.
Our fragrance sticks holders are already refillable, but if you’re short of a floral vessel in between top-ups, they make a beautiful vase. The different-sized holders mean you can cater for both small and large bouquets.
No need to head to Ikea, you might just have drawer dividers that you didn’t even know about. From your sock drawer to your work desk to your bedside table, arrange your gift boxes inside and enjoy organisation at its finest.
Every domestic goddess needs her herbs ready to throw into a curry (or mojito). Give your mint, basil and parsley a happy home by re-planting them into a candle holder. Just like the succulents, they will need a form of drainage. Top tip: most herbs are overcrowded, splitting them up into two to four plants in new soil will give them more room to grow.
Plant spray bottle
Speaking of plants, keep your flora and fauna blooming by misting their leaves. When your parfum d’Interieur runs out, fill it back up with water and spray away. Top tip: this will also come in handy when ironing!
Kitchen utensil pot
Whether you’re making a cake or having a late-night karaoke session, it’s always handy to have your wooden spoons at the ready. Create the kitchen of dreams by organising your utensils in a chic holder (your empty candle pot).
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