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 ritual 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.
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!
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. An introduction to feng shui.
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.
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.
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.
Still have a few people left on your Christmas list? That’s okay—you’re saving the best for last. With these 5 must-have gift tips, you can relax knowing you’re giving the most beautiful present possible: one wrapped in kindness, attention and love.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” This Christmas, take these wise words to heart and get to know somebody who is different from you. It’s a gift you can give yourself—here’s how.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What makes our new Oriental Essences eau de parfum collection so special? That’s simple: it’s all in the ingredients. The best perfumers in the world used unique spices and aromas to create this exotic fragrance experience—learn more about these Eastern ingredients and embrace the wonderful world of the Orient through fragrance.
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.
Have you ever wanted to take an exotic trip to the Orient? Our new winter limited edition eau de parfum for men and women transports you to this magical place in a single spritz. Keep reading to discover our new Oriental Essences collection.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Rituals knows you’re busy with the day to day routines that make up life, and we want to help. The first brand to combine home and body cosmetics, we have designed collections that enrich these routines by infusing them with beauty. We do this by learning from what some may consider an unlikely source—read on to discover our unique philosophy and what inspires us.
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.
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.
Last week, Rituals hosted the Slow Down Sessions—an inspirational experience that invited several international influencers to Slow Down and embrace our philosophy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.