Get into a Valentine’s Day state of mind with our line-up of books that celebrate love in every form.
Let your bouquet speak for you with the subtle art of hanakotoba, the ancient Japanese art of communicating through flowers.
You spent at least a third of your day at the office – how’s it impacting your health? Wellness at work is holistic – starting from your posture and going all the way to light, air quality and other concerns also factor in. Keep reading to get the lowdown.
Dish out the heat with heart-warming recipes that are perfect to help fight off the winter chill.
As the cold, gloomy reality of winter looms, the Blue Monday blues can easily creep in. These 8 healthy routines are the perfect remedy.
You’ve set your New Year’s resolutions – now it’s time to treat yourself. Get ready for an indulgent 2020 with these seven self-care tips for body, mind and soul.
We’ve spent the past month eating, socialising and lazing about, and it’s starting to show. Here are five quick ways to detox your body – and spirits – before the biggest night of the year.
In this column, Rituals’ CEO Raymond Cloosterman shares his view on happiness, why it’s most gratifying when it’s shared & how to find it in everyday life.
Here’s a step-by-step recipe to give your homemade eggnog a festive (and fruity) twist this winter holiday season.
Throwing a holiday dinner party? Impress your guests with this festive recipe for bánh xèo, or Vietnamese sizzling pancakes.
There’s nothing like music to create that festive feeling. From Chris Rea to Wham!, our Christmas Classics Spotify Playlist will have you singing along in the car, around the tree & everywhere in between.
Add sparkle to your holiday dinner table with this golden chickpea soup recipe with coconut milk, jalapeño peppers and turmeric.
Between school, friends and so much more, life’s busy for today’s teenagers. Here are simple ways they can bring the Holi joy to their jam-packed schedules.
Seasons change, and so should your self-care routines. Here are 9 easy everyday tips for health and well-being during the cold winter months.
Japanese artist Sachiko Abe has a creative way to relax. To calm her mind, she cuts strips of paper for hours on end.
Looking for a new fragrance? Discover how to find a scent that suits you best, where you should spray it, and other tips to make it last all day.
We fired 3 questions at CEO Raymond Cloosterman about the special partnership between Rituals and the Rijksmuseum, two iconic brands from Amsterdam.
Discover how the ancient Japanese legend of 1000 paper cranes, or Senbazuru, continues to inspire peace & happiness today.
Thanks to the colder weather, your comfy couch is looking more and more tempting. Cuddle up (guilt-free!) with one of these books and you’re sure to get through the fall.
Do you love the scent of burning incense sticks? There’s a tradition-rich “incense village” in Vietnam that you should know about.
Always filling your time? Try “niksen”, the Dutch art of doing nothing. It could open your mind and boost your happiness.
Want to make your house feel homely? We called on 4 inspiring women with incredible homes to share their tips for organising and styling yours.
Your home is your haven, a place to unwind & relax. Make the most of your at-home time with the soul-soothing music on this Spotify playlist.
A nourishing breakfast that doesn’t require early-morning cooking? Try this easy recipe for overnight oats with cardamom, fresh fruits and pistachio.
Looking around your home and thinking you’re ready for a major change? Here are some easy, inspirational ways to transform the energy of your home.
This super tasty recipe combines banana bread with a cheesecake topping and homemade salted caramel sauce. An irresistibly good combo!
Television producer and fitness guru Arie Boomsma has many daily habits. Read all about his everyday routines for health & happiness in this interview.
Sad summer’s over? 6 post-vacation tips for a smooth return to your daily routine after a long break.
These crispy pancakes with an Eastern twist truly are culinary masterpieces! Here’s how you whip up these easy yet deliciously refined breakfast pancakes.
Public parks are a source of well-being. Here’s why they make us happier & healthier, and where you can find the world’s most beautiful community parks.
Want to revel in the warm, slow days of summer without feeling sluggish? These tips for finding your summer balance will both relax & recharge you.
These homemade coconut yoghurt popsicles with pomegranate are not just a sweet way to get through summer, they’re healthy too. Here’s our recipe!
Just like most things in life, packing for your holiday should be about the things that are most essential. These guidelines will help you pack mindfully.
Refreshing, cooling and thirst-quenching, homemade iced tea is the perfect summer drink. You’ll never run out of inspiration with these 3 basic recipes.
Summer is so much more than going on holiday for 2 weeks. The longer warmer days are filled with opportunities to celebrate the season every single moment. To inspire you, we’ve created a special Spotify playlist that’s the perfect soundtrack to a soulful summer—simply push play and start slowing down.
Boost your mind and well-being by going off the grid on your holiday. Check out these 11 serene spots in Europe.
Transform your outdoor space into a soulful haven where you can retreat and relax. To help you create your own garden oasis, here are 9 essential tips.
Vegetarians don’t have to miss out on umami. Enjoy the fifth taste in these summer rolls with fried oyster mushrooms, mango, avocado & lime-soy dressing.
It’s vacation season—the perfect time to relax with a soul-nourishing audiobook. These 10 audiobooks should definitely be on your summer listening list.
The summer solstice is here, bathing us in long hours of daylight. No solstice plans this year? Let these 6 sun-soaked traditions inspire & recharge you.
Did you know there’s a fifth taste? Our food-expert Mirjam introduces you to the wonderful world of umami with a delicious poke bowl with fresh salmon.
The design of our Amsterdam Collection was inspired by a museum piece. In this interview, museum curator Femke Diercks tells all about the iconic pot.
Made not with coffee but with powdered green tea, a matcha latte is a healthy energy-booster. Drink it iced for the ultimate summer pick-me-up.
By incorporating ancient traditions into their work, Aoi Yamaguchi and Peter Bellerby create unique and stunningly beautiful artworks.
A digital detox is the perfect way to hit the re-set button. Here’s how going off the grid and heading back to nature helps us reconnect with ourselves.
This homemade sushi salad with matcha dressing is both healthy and delicious. Loaded with antioxidants, it’s an absolute delight for your body & soul.
Kintsugi is the beautiful Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with gold-painted glue. Here's how this ancient practice can improve your well-being.
In the mood for a sweet and energising treat? Satisfy your snack cravings with this easy and healthy recipe for homemade matcha granola bars.
Drinking tea is not just about the beverage—it’s a ceremony. Discover what Japan’s traditional tea ceremony, chadō, can do for your well-being.
Wabi-sabi writer Julie Pointer tells us why we shouldn’t aim for perfection when it comes to our homes, our lives, and the moments we share with others.
Japan is at the top of many travel bucket lists, and with good reason. Discover some of the most unique places to visit in the land of the rising sun.
Do your body a favour by tossing together this delicious and incredibly healthy kale salad with avocado, grapefruit, red beets & umami dressing.
The Japanese possess a talent that we should all be trying to cultivate. It’s called inemuri, it is sleeping in public, and here’s how it works.
Try this vegetarian sunshine-yellow ‘shakshuka’ Easter recipe. Our favourite one-pan breakfast dish with eggs simmered in a stew of veggies, herbs and spices.
In Japan, happiness and good health are not goals—they’re habits. Discover what these 8 simple yet powerful habits & traditions can do for your body, mind & soul.
You are what you eat, and the same goes for your skin. That’s why we teamed up with our foodie Mirjam Leslie-Pringle and skincare expert Abigail James for this exclusive leafy green stir fry recipe.
In this interview, Director Innovations & Sustainability Niki Schilling explains how & why Rituals commits to making a positive impact on the planet.
Skincare ambassador Abigail and food expert Mirjam collaborated on this exclusive recipe that feature skin-nurturing ingredients. This super bowl is a treat for your taste buds and your complexion.
Fusing travel, mindfulness and creativity, Lisa Maduro found the perfect antidote to stress: Slow Escapes. We interviewed her about her unique concept.
The Japanese practice of forest bathing doesn’t involve soaking in a tub, but it can be just as relaxing. Here’s how shinrin-yoku can boost your well-being.
Want to create a private meditation retreat in your own house? These tips will help you turn any space into the perfect at-home meditation space.
Did you know that looking at art isn’t just fun—it’s actually good for you? Discover why it has a relaxing effect and how it can help you in daily life.
We’ve got the perfect playlist to soundtrack your Valentine’s Day. Celebrate love with these beautiful songs that will bring out your inner romantic.
The start of the new year doesn’t fall on the same day for everyone. Today is Chinese New Year—the most important Chinese holiday—also well-known as a celebration of spring. Get to know this beautiful tradition.
When the alarm clock rings, do you rise and shine or hit snooze? Discover whether you’re a morning or evening person, and how to make that work for you.
This recipe for kale soup and cauliflower masala ticks all your boxes: warming, delicious and super healthy. The perfect comfort food for winter.
True happiness is built on the little things in life. Here’s how you can turn everyday moments into lasting happiness.
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.
Slowing down is the key to happiness. But where to begin? Discover these simple routines you can practice daily to help you rediscover the beauty of life.
An American woman who grew up poor in the segregated South and became the country’s first billionaire woman of colour, Oprah Winfrey is an authentic inspiration to women all around the world.
CEO & founder of Rituals Raymond Cloosterman turned a wish into a worldwide success. He explains the power behind wishing and how it can change your life.
Ready for a new holiday tradition? The Icelandic tradition of Jolabokaflod gives every family member a new book to curl up with on Christmas Eve. Dive into this lovely custom and our top 3 holiday reads.
Love your lattes? Expert Mirjam shares 3 varieties that use vegetable milk instead of regular milk. Try a Golden Milk (with turmeric!) Beetroot & Cocoa or Chai Latte for an Ayurvedic twist on your favourite beverage.
Traveling over 6 continents in 5 years with 3 kids in tow, filmmakers Renata Heinen and Rolf Winters were searching for wisdom. In their documentary Down to Earth, they share what they learned.
Have you ever considered doing volunteer work? Whether it’s for altruistic reasons or simply for yourself, one thing is certain: you’ll learn a lot. Here’s how.
You don't need an advent calendar to know that Christmas is coming. But everyone loves that daily frisson of excitement you get when opening the little window on the calendar. Treat yourself to a special moment each and every day with The Ritual of Advent.
Expressing yourself through art can be very rewarding, and American artists Jason Seife and Zaria Forman have elevated it to a way of life. Discover the beautiful meaning behind their work.
The Green School is a school without walls, in the middle of the jungle on the magical island of Bali. Read everything about this inspiring place, where children learn about the meaning of life in a holistic manner.
Food connects us all, and the Persian cuisine surrounding the celebration of Yalda brings family and friends together in a meaningful way. Try out these delicious recipes and add an exotic touch to your table.
From its natural wonders to its thriving art scene, Persia—known today as Iran—has some delightful and little-known surprises worth discovering. Go exploring with us.
Better concentration, a good night’s sleep, less stress and beautiful dreams: discover how scents can positively influence body and soul.
Hungry for more balance in your life? These vegetarian recipes for Indian vegetable salad and aubergine curry are inspired by Ayurveda and packed with flavour.
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.
It’s tea time! Not only does it make us feel warm and cosy, tea actually contains healing properties. Wrap your hands around a warm mug & explore why drinking it is a healthy routine that helps you slow down.
There’s no place like home to put you at ease and make you feel good. Here are some practical ways to turn your living space into a living well space.
What if you had a safe, relaxing place to retreat to when times get tough? Somewhere to shut out the stress and pressure of your busy life? That place exists—and it’s inside you. Discover your path to inner peace with these simple, everyday tips.
Boost mind, body and soul with these delicious yogi bowls. These 3 Asian-inspired recipes, designed by our expert Mirjam, make the perfect post-yoga meal. Balanced, tasty and just what you need to fuel yourself after a great session on the mat.
This raspberry smoothie recipe is a delicious and creative way to get your vitamins. Perfect for a warm summer’s day when you’re in the mood for an ice cream but want a healthier alternative.
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, his dedication to sustainability and of course, his ultimate ways to slow down. Get to know the man behind the brand.
Hear what expert Deborah has to say about her personal experience with yoga and how it has true life-changing potential. Check out this quick Q & A and be inspired to join our 3 Days of Yoga Program.
Did you know music can trick you into feeling less tired during a workout? Or that the right track can improve your focus, boost your mood and even influence your heart rate? Listening (and dancing!) to music can improve your mental and physical health…here’s how.
The time you’ve been waiting for is here—the new Soulwear collection is in stores. We sit down with Category Manager Karlijn Wolfs to discuss the new collection, why Soulwear belongs in every closet and of course, Karlijn’s own daily routines.
Get inspired by the important message behind our newest collection The Ritual of Holi. Dagmar, Creative Director of Rituals, shares her vision, inspiration and personal routines.
At this time of year, our bodies and taste buds crave lighter foods. That’s why we asked our food expert Mirjam to develop some easy, healthy recipes that are perfect for the warmer weather. Check them out and enjoy the taste of summer!
Looking for the perfect book to bring to the beach? Check out our summer reading list, filled with inspiration on slowing down and making the most of the season of sun.
No plans to travel abroad for your summer holiday? No worries, staying closer to home can be just as relaxing. We’ve selected some unique ‘staycation’ destinations nearby that can bring summer into your own backyard.
Are you ready for take-off? Thanks to these tips to survive a long-haul flight, you’ll be sure to have a relaxed and comfortable journey. When you land, you’ll be fresh and completely ready to make the most of your holiday.
The perfect summer isn’t about floating on an inflatable unicorn in a 5-star resort’s infinity pool. It’s much simpler than that, and it’s all in your hands. Here’s how to experience your best summer yet.
As temperatures rise, our bodies crave light and healthy drinks. Here are some delicious options to serve at your next brunch, lunch or dinner party or just when you need a cool treat.
The longer and warmer summer days always make us want to be outside. It’s the ideal time to start practicing some new habits in your daily life. We’ve put some ideas together to inspire you to stay active this summer.
The Ritual of Happy Buddha has been our most joyous collection for years, bringing you optimism, happiness and perhaps even a little luck. Read on to discover what’s new with our happiest collection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A snack rolled into little balls that is very easy to make and delicious for any moment of the day. Mix fresh nuts like pistachios and/or almonds with a ripe banana, Medjoul dates, baobab powder and matcha powder. This mixture is then rolled into little balls and coated in raw cacao. Your super snack is ready!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to surprise the best mom in the world? This delicious breakfast recipe 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ceremony of Nyepi. Why? Read further to discover what you can learn from this Indonesian holiday.
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.
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!
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.
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 routine to carry you through 2018? Introduce yourself to the concept of soulful living and you’ll find everything falling into place—here’s how.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
This tasty salad contains wakame, a brown seaweed. It is 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.
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.