We all strive for a happier life, but few of us seem to know what happiness truly is. Find out what lies at its heart, and how to bring more of it into your life.
Slow down and find a moment of peace in the ebb and flow of your daily life
Want to spend the entire day with a smile on your face? Then this Hatha yoga routine is the key to your happiness! Watch the video now.
In Conversation: Rituals Creative Director Dagmar Brusse and Happiness Ambassador Mo Gawdat talk about the challenge to make #1MillionHappy
Happiness is an essential part of well-being. Rather than strive to be happy ‘one day’, here are 6 reasons to be happy today.
Learn how cultivating a glass-half-full attitude can help you in life, love, and so much more.
Yoga expert Erica Jago takes you through a positivity meditation destined to help you think happy thoughts.
This homemade sushi salad with matcha dressing is healthy, delicious – and perfect for warm summer evenings. Loaded with antioxidants, it’s an absolute delight for your body and soul.
You asked– we answered! From how to shrink pores to which face mask you should use, these are the skin tips and advice worth reading.
As temperatures rise, our bodies crave light and healthy drinks. Here are some delicious options to serve when you need a cool treat.
Do you ever feel like a slave to your smartphone? If you’re like the average person, you check it 200 times each day. Chances are you’re in need of a digital detox.
Natural skincare has been prevalent for a while now. Thankfully, being a mindful beauty consumer is easier than you think. Here’s how you can add nature to your daily routine.
Soothe your wanderlust by letting your nose take you on a sensory journey around the world this summer.
Spent a little too long out in the sun? From less obvious tips to those things you know you should be doing, here’s how to keep your skin and body safe, happy and moisturised in the sun.
The leading man of this era whose portfolio of charity work almost outpaces his decades-long career in Hollywood, George Clooney is an inspiration to us all.
Your summer travel plans may have been cut short, but never fear. Here’s our round-up of 5 books that will take you far, far away – from the comfort of your couch.
Feeling a twinge or two from all the time you’re spending at your desk? These five tips will help protect your spine and keep you on top form.
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.
Refreshing, cooling and thirst-quenching, iced tea is the perfect summer drink. You’ll never run out of inspiration with these three easy-to-make recipes.
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.
Expert Abigail James explains why you should switch to natural skincare. She also shares some of her favourite natural skincare ingredients.
Who says you have to hit the gym to get in shape for summer? Instead of spending hours doing crunches, try our this targeted core yoga workout. Watch and learn as our expert Laura guides you to a fitter body and a deeper connection between mind, body and soul.
Don’t you just love long, warm summer days? However, the heat can sometimes make it challenging to fall asleep. With these tips, you’ll wake up well-rested every morning.
The moon’s rhythms hold untold powers, influencing the tides, animals and even humans. Read on to discover the spiritual meaning of both the full and new moons and how you can harness their energy.
Want to avoid skin flare-ups this summer? Two skin experts reveal their summer tips for clear, calm and glowing skin.
In today’s busy world, business psychologist and author Tony Crabbe says only one thing truly matters: the art of paying attention. Read our interview with him to learn more.
Meet the recipe that brings together great flavours and skin-nurturing ingredients. This super bowl is a treat for your taste buds and your complexion.
What’s in a dream? Your nightly reveries hold more meaning than you think. Read on for the history of dreams – plus, some common interpretations.
Boost your energy any time of the day with this guided pranic breathing meditation. Short & simple, this exercise is the perfect natural pick-me-up.
Stunning aerial photography of landscapes seen from above creates a fresh, unexpected perspective of the world and our place in it.
Give your eyes a rest as you bask in the heat of the sun or curl up on the couch under a blanket, and let these narrators and podcasts take you on a trip.
Strengthen your arms, abs and back in just 25 minutes with this full upper body Pilates video class, taught by our expert Laura van Ree. Enjoy the burn!
China is on the path to recovery after being shut down by COVID-19. Tune in for a very special episode of the Rituals podcast as we interview three residents about their experiences and their hopes for a new beginning.
The secret to detoxing is that you don’t have to deprive your taste buds while doing it. The proof? This recipe. It’s healthy, low in calories and high in flavour. Eating responsibly never tasted so good.
Channel a sunny state of mind with these simple tips to bring uplifting energy into your life.
Your lungs do a lot to keep you healthy and on the move. Return the favour with these 7 ways to keep them on top form.
Life isn’t made up of big moments, it’s made up of many small moments. Now let’s make them count.
Treat your taste buds and your body when you start your day with this delicious banana chocolate smoothie with peanut butter.
You’re so busy caring for others that you often forget to care for yourself. Discover Ayurveda and these simple self-care routines that are inspired by the ancient art of living wisely.
Meditate your way to a more energetic day! This guided morning meditation is super quick, but it will bring you energy and focus that last all day long.
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.
In this interview, Director Innovations & Sustainability Niki Schilling explains how a why Rituals commits to making a positive impact on the planet.
A guided meditation that removes muscle tension in just 10 minutes? Yes, please! Expert Deborah leads you in a mental massage the recharges your body.
The Tao of Pooh explains Taoism through the tales of Winnie the Pooh. Who knew a fictional bear could be a teacher of valuable life lessons?
Our nightly 8 hours are essential, yet for many they remain a mystery. Tune into our podcast as we talk to sleep experts and learn why sleep is so important.
You’ve heard that sleep is essential, but what does it actually do for you? From flushing out toxins to balancing our mental health, our nightly 7-8 hours have a massive impact on our bodies and minds. Sleep expert Dr. Rebecca Robbins tells us what happens.
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.
Give your complexion a boost with these 5 easy tips for a refreshed skincare routine.
Looking for a recipe that’s fresh and healthy – with an unusual twist? Dive in to the wonderful world of umami with this delicious fresh salmon poke bowl.
Lessons from the extraordinary monks who run 38400 kilometres in a quest for living enlightenment.
Washing our hands is more important than ever, to ward off viruses and bacteria that we might encounter during our day. Here are our easy tips to turn it into a soothing experience.
You’ve heard about clearing your mind, but what about your heart? Expert Deborah demonstrates a yoga practice to help you slow down during difficult times and deal with your emotions in a healthy way.
You don't need to hit the gym to get fit. These basic exercises from our fitness expert are designed to strenghten your core from the comfort of your living room. Get ready to sweat.
Science says you’re not being lazy when you’re taking some downtime; allowing your brain to wander can actually enhance your creativity. Read on to find out why we should all schedule in – nothing at all.
Bring positive energy to your day with this short morning yoga flow. The poses are quick, easy and super effective. Rise & shine!
The not-so-secret secret to living a happy and healthy life is self-care. Wellness guru Deepak Chopra has divided this important practice into six pillars. Here’s everything you need to put his ideas into practice.
Did you know that sleeping doesn’t just improve your looks? It works wonders for your health and happiness too. Here’s how.
From scheduling to healthy eating to finding a way to fit in that workout, here are our top tips make most of your time spent at home.
Author Julie Pointer Adams tells us about the perfectly imperfect appeal of decorating with wabi-sabi – and how to bring it into your own home.
From relaxing tunes to chillout classics, this playlist is the perfect background to an afternoon of lounging.
From the best way to set up your bedtime to its effects on your health, Dr. Rebecca Robbins is the expert in all things sleep.
Pilates is a total body & soul workout—it strengthens your muscles and well as your mind. If you want to get to know the basics, this video is for you.
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 and discover how.
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.
You’re never too young to start meditating. Discover the health & well-being benefits of mindfulness with this guided body scan exercise for stress relief.
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.
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.
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.
In modern life, our stress levels are sky-rocketing and our energy tanks are running on empty. This spring, boost your energy levels with these powerful rituals.
Relax your body & mind with this yin yoga sequence. The slow, restorative poses give you a full body stretch.
Feeling a bit stuck in your thoughts? If you find yourself looking for more clarity, your search is over. In this video, yoga expert Deborah shows you how attention to breath and movement can clear your mind.
Tone up your legs and butt with this lower body Pilates sequence. Taught by expert Laura van Ree, this video class will give you a super strong workout!
Transitioning from a night of sleep to an active morning can be a challenge. But in this video, Deborah demonstrates the perfect yoga sequence to awaken your body and mind and start your day off right.
Looking to take your meditation practice to the next level? Try aromatherapy. Learn how surrounding yourself with certain scents can enhance your sense of inner calm.
Looking to get happy? Here are 5 simple tips to help you achieve a positive mindset.
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.
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.
Japanese artist Sachiko Abe has a creative way to relax. To calm her mind, she cuts strips of paper for hours on end.
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.
In the mood for a sweet and energising treat? Satisfy your snack cravings with this easy and healthy recipe for homemade matcha granola bars.
Do your body a favour by tossing together this delicious and incredibly healthy kale salad with avocado, grapefruit, red beets & umami dressing.
A nourishing breakfast that doesn’t require early-morning cooking? Try this easy recipe for overnight oats with cardamom, fresh fruits and pistachio.
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.
We’ve rounded up the most calmingingredients around to create this menu that will keep you relaxed by day and promote sleep at night.
Did you know that the perfect night of sleep starts when you wake up in the morning? Get our sleep expert’s top tips on building an evening of sweet dreams.
Whether in the workplace, on the move or right at home, wellness is everywhere. Read on to meet three powerful women who are working to make the world of wellness even better.
Our sleep playlist is designed to soothe away the day and lull you into hours of sweet dreams.
We’ve all had those nights of endless tossing and turning. Our sleep expert, Dr. Rebecca Robbins gives us her top tips to solve our insomnia.
Looking for bedtime perfection? Sleep expert Dr. Rebecca Robbins gives you her advice on building a relaxing routine.
The earlier you start meditating, the more benefits it brings. Teen Stella Blu McFall tells us how she got started – and why everyone should give it a try.
Discover a natural way to effectively boost and enhance your complexion without spending a fortune. Watch our how-to video on facial yoga to get the glow.
Wondering how to make your home a stress-free haven where you can truly relax? These six easy decluttering tips will bring calm to your house and your mind.
Looking for a healthy smoothie bowl to power up your day? This energising acai & banana recipe is sweet and fresh—and also packed with skin-loving ingredients.
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.
Bitter mornings and harsh winds can result in dry, irritated skin. Here’s what you can do to survive winter and keep your skin happy.
If you want to free up some time, why not try these short beauty routine ideas that will give you a glowing complexion and shiny hair quick.
While we know most guys out there like to keep it simple, winter skincare requires a bit more effort. So, here’s an A-Z guide to keeping your skin happy while it’s cold outside.
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.
January is the most energy-sapping month, 5 experts reveal the lesser-known, but incredibly effective, energy-boosting tips to try.
Dish out the heat with heart-warming recipes that are perfect to help fight off the winter chill.
You've probably already perfected your daily skincare routine, but in winter, your skin can use a little extra love. With these tips, you’ll come through the season with beautiful skin.
As the cold, gloomy reality of winter looms, the Blue Monday blues can easily creep in. These 8 healthy routines are the perfect remedy.
Your hands reveal a lot about you – what you do, where you've been and how you're doing. Try out our mindful at-home hand care routine, and nourish both your hands and your soul.
A full moon can often bring you restless days and sleepless nights. These relaxing yoga poses will help you slow down, find balance and align your energies.
Tired of suffering from a dry, chapped pout? For some natural TLC, treat your lips with these simple tips & home remedies in winter.
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.
Party season wreaking havoc with your complexion? Try these radiance-boosting skincare and makeup tricks to keep your skin looking healthy during winter.
Add sparkle to your holiday dinner table with this golden chickpea soup recipe with coconut milk, jalapeño peppers and turmeric.
End your day with this slow evening yoga routine to unwind, relax and sleep better. Start the video and expert Deborah will guide you through the poses.
Want to master the perfect party makeup every time? Here are 7 tips & tricks to try.
If you’re new to meditation or if you’re looking to relieve stress and tension from your body, try this guided body scan meditation by our expert Deborah.
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.
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.
An attitude of gratitude makes you happier & healthier. To cultivate gratefulness, listen to this guided meditation by expert Deborah Quibell.
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.
Let go of the day’s stress to prepare for a calm night & better sleep with this guided evening meditation by expert Deborah Quibell.
If the cold weather is wreaking havoc on your locks, look no further than these 6 hairstylist-approved tips for good hair days whatever the forecast.
Hormones out of whack? All you need is this vinyasa yoga flow with lots of twists, inversions and other poses to restore hormonal balance. Watch the video!
When the seasons change, we change as well. With these easy steps, you can stay in tune with nature and maintain your balance when autumn arrives.
A walking meditation is a powerful practice to increase health & happiness. Go for a mindful stroll with this spoken guided meditation by expert Deborah.
Thrive at your desk job with this after-work vinyasa yoga routine! By loosening and lengthening your muscles, the poses undo the damage of sitting all day.
This super tasty recipe combines banana bread with a cheesecake topping and homemade salted caramel sauce. An irresistibly good combo!
Effortless-looking locks are easier to achieve than you might think! Two experts share simple styling tips, so you can make every day a good hair day.
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.
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.
Getting your hair cut by your hairdresser can be transformative in more than one way. Here’s why barbers and hairdressers bring happiness into our life.
You may not know it, but the secret to good health and well-being lies right at your feet! Learn more about the energy flow between your organs and the reflex points on your feet.
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.
Summer is the perfect time to get playful with your face. Find inspiration with these expert-approved tips and discover joy in the art of make-up.
There’s no better way to give your skin a fresh and radiant glow than by exfoliating it properly. And no wonder – it literally removes dead skin cells to make room for new ones. But, with near-endless scrub options, which type is right for you?
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.
Good karma, bad karma, karma points—we hear the word karma a lot. But what is it? Here’s how karma works, how it doesn’t, and how to live by its laws.
You love the sun, but you also love your skin. Before you start soaking up those rays, read these essential sun care tips from the experts.
Practicing good karma invites more positivity in your life and helps you live more soulfully. Here’s why you should always repay unkindness with kindness.
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.
Not sure what hair type you have or how to style your strands? Our guide will help you identify your type and find the best hair care routine for you.
Air pollution is causing our skin to age–but there’s no need to panic. We show you how to protect your complexion from those pesky polluting particles.
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.
To give your core some much-deserved love and attention, try this Pilates & yoga fusion flow designed by our expert Laura.
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.
The art of attention is the key to living in the present moment. You can practice it throughout the day, not only on the meditation cushion. Here’s how.
Natural skincare is on the rise and being a mindful beauty consumer is easier than you think. This is how to shop for natural skincare with ease.
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.
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.
From prepping to perfecting, here’s a step-by-step guide to a close and clean shave without nicks, cuts or irritation.
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.
After a workout, how do you help your body repair and rebuild? From eating your way to strong muscles to stretching out with a self-massage, try these recovery routines.
For the modern man, the grooming traditions of the ancient samurai warriors hold some important lessons about radiating confidence & always looking fresh.
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.
Did you know that what we eat impacts our skin as much as what we apply to it? Here’s everything you need to know to make skin-nourishing food choices.
What can your skin tell you about your health? Discover the ancient Chinese technique of face mapping with skincare expert Abigail James.
Double cleansing really is a quick, easy and effective way to wash your face. If you want to unlock great skin, this two-step cleansing routine is the key.
Skincare expert Abigail James helps you put together the perfect morning and evening routine for your skin—from quick fixes to a long, luxurious treatment.
Yin yoga brings your body & mind into a state of deep relaxation, which can help you sleep. Try this soothing bedtime sequence for a perfect night’s rest.
Fusing travel, mindfulness and creativity, Lisa Maduro found the perfect antidote to stress: Slow Escapes. We interviewed her about her unique concept.
Discover how escaping the hectic pace of modern life by retreating into nature can benefit you, and where you can find the world’s most beautiful forests.
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.
Meditation can do incredible things for your body, mind and soul. And the best part? All you need to get started is a few deep breaths.
Want to become more flexible—both physically and mentally? To help you relax more and stress less, try this soothing sequence of yin yoga poses.
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.
Winter is here, but did you know that chilly temperatures can actually be good for your health? Here's how using the cold in your daily routines keeps you warm.
This recipe for kale soup and cauliflower masala ticks all your boxes: warming, delicious and super healthy. The perfect comfort food for winter.
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.
Strengthening your ‘mindfulness muscle’ can help you handle stress better. In this interview, the internationally renowned psychologist Erin Olivo from New York explains how mindfulness-based stress therapy works. And how you can practice it while taking a shower.
Instead of making resolutions for the new year, why not try some new routines instead? They'll last longer and affect real change in your life.
Stop setting resolutions, because we have something better for you. Expert Deborah walks you through the philosophy of Sankalpa, and how setting intentions from within can be the start of your best year ever.
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.
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.
Turn heads and dazzle every room you enter this holiday season with our exclusive night 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.
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.
With a new year approaching, it might be time for a change. Here are 9 small things you can do to make a healthy and fresh start in 2019.
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.
Ever wonder why candles seem to play an important role in certain traditions? We shed some light on why this ancient practice still holds such special meaning in modern times.
Never underestimate the power of wishing. According to expert Deborah Quibell, wishing can be the first step on the path to achieving what you want in life. Discover the magic behind how a wish becomes reality.
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.
Some people are blessed with healthy locks, others have to work for them. Thankfully, everybody can achieve it without too much trouble. Say goodbye to that dry, damaged ‘do and hello to your new hair.
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.
Ever thought of taking your kids to yoga class? Yoga isn’t only good for you, it also has amazing benefits for children. Here’s why.
After a hectic day, there’s nothing quite like yoga to unwind your mind and relax your body. Deborah takes you through the ideal routine to help you transition from an active day to a restful evening.
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.
Wishes are powerful things—and that power can change you for the better. Discover how wishing can help you live your best life as well as some wishing ceremonies from around the world.
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.
Friendship is one of the most important contributors to a happy life. Read how you can invest in relationships with friends and make them even better.
Every day is filled with transition. From waking up to an active work day to unwinding in the evening, we’re always changing. Expert Deborah explains, in simple and practical steps, how to find your flow.
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.
Feeling low on motivation? This yoga session will give you a much-needed balance boost. Deborah teaches you how to check in with your body and gain the strength to push out of your rut. Let’s get on the mat.
We've all idly wondered this: what really is the difference between day and night cream? Our skincare ambassador Abigail James breaks this down for you – and offers you advice based on your skin type.
From the truth about skin types to layering your products like a pro, identifying the routine your complexion craves has never been simpler.
You wash your face at night and maybe use night cream afterwards. But did you know that you should also wash your face again in the morning? Discover when and which products to use in your skincare routine.
A massage can seem like the ultimate treat—but in India, it’s actually part of a daily self-care routine. Expert Deborah talks about her personal experience with Ayurvedic abhyanga, or self-massage.
Better concentration, a good night’s sleep, less stress and beautiful dreams: discover how scents can positively influence body and soul.
Dreaming: we all do it. But did you know you that dreaming can help you uncover the mystery behind your (un)conscious mind? Deborah explains everything you need to know about the phenomenon of lucid dreaming.
Slowing down starts with yoga. Deborah has designed a softer, gentler yoga practice to restore balance during the times when you feel overworked and your energy levels are depleted. Simply relax and get on the mat.
Now that autumn is in full swing, you may feel a bit off-kilter. As Deborah explains in this video, our bodies and minds are sensitive to seasonal change. Watch it and discover how to restore your balance.
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.
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. Read on to discover your new morning, evening and weekend skincare routine and be radiant 24/7.
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.
Are you hooked on yoga yet? If not, the final day of our 3 Days of Yoga program will get you there. Join expert Deborah for a session that will re-inspire, re-motivate and remind you why we all love yoga: and encourage you to take what you’ve learned in the previous sessions to create your own personal daily routine.
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.
Feeling a bit out of balance today? That’s okay—day 2 of our 3 Days of Yoga program was designed to bring harmony to body and mind. Join us and expert Deborah to reap the full emotional and physical rewards of better alignment and listening to your feelings while you practice yoga.
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.
Whether you’re brand new to yoga or need some motivation to get back on the mat, we want to help. Welcome to Day 1 of our 3 Days of Yoga program, designed by our expert Deborah. Slow down, breathe in and let her guide you through a 30 minute session guaranteed to remind you why yoga is the best exercise for body, mind and soul.
Need more reasons to hit the yoga mat? We’ve got 10! Discover how and why yoga is the best exercise for both body and mind, and how we can help you jump-start your practice.
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.
Besides being a beautiful flower, the lotus is a symbol of spiritual development and the ability to overcome obstacles on the path to enlightenment. It is a reminder of how we grow when we conquer challenges and distractions in life with grace. We share why.
Want to start every day with energy? Sun salutations are the answer. In this video, yoga expert Deborah breaks down the poses of this well-known yoga ritual, so you can harness the power of greeting the sun, helping you experience more energy and clarity every day.
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.
We asked you to what you needed from your yoga practice, and you answered on social media. For anybody wanting some guidance on sun salutations, this video is for you. Expert Deborah explains the meaning behind these very popular series of postures and takes you through them step by step.
Get ready for our most awesome playlist yet! Inspired by our brand new collection The Ritual of Holi, we’ve got tracks to boost the fun factor of whatever you’re doing. Filled with favourites like Drake, Ariane Grande and Justin Bieber, you and your friends won’t be able to stop dancing, no matter where you are.
Let’s get real for a second: how often do you find yourself wishing you were “better?” At one time or another, most of wish we were thinner, more popular, smarter—but what’s in it for us? Instead of obsessing about our flaws, we’d be much happier and healthier if we embraced them…here’s why.
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.
Good health and a peaceful environment can easily influence your emotions. But did you know that colours can do the same? They can have a mood-lifting or relaxing effect, or even make us more active and alert. Guess which colours you should surround yourself with for an instant pick-me-up…
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!
Want to flex those creative muscles? Discover the advantages of mindful writing. By writing down a few lines on paper, you can set your intentions for the day and boost your creativity—here’s how.
You might think that stretching is only something you do before or after your workout. However, according to our fitness expert Chris, it’s actually good to do stretching exercises on a daily basis—especially when you sit still a lot of the day. He explains a few exercises that are easy to add to your daily routine.
Summer days are here to stay – but those sunny rays can also damage your hair. Hair and make-up stylist to the stars Carmen Zomers gives you the perfect advice to style your hair on hot days.
For a lot of people, gardening is an excellent way to relax. But did you know it can also inspire mindfulness? Get those creative juices flowing by using your green thumb to transform your garden into a soulful sanctuary.
Longing for a holiday feeling but a vacation isn’t in the cards? Meditation could be the answer, thanks to its positive impact on mind and body. In fact, a daily meditation practice can be more relaxing than spending a few weeks on a tropical island—here’s how.
Have you ever seen a young child playing for hours and hours with the same toy? You could argue that children – especially those of a young age – are naturally mindful. As a parent, you have a lot of influence on this matter, according to Deborah Quibell. She shares some tips and advice on how to introduce more mindfulness into your children’s lives.
Summertime! Undoubtedly our favorite season. It’s the best time to spend outside and scientific research tells us that nature is the ultimate health booster. So, log off and wander around in nature!
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.
A lot of information exists about what's safe and what's risky when it comes to protecting yourself from the sun. But how do you tell fact from fiction? We debunk the most common myths of proper sun protection.
Think you don’t have enough time to practice yoga? Think again, because our expert Laura has designed a short yoga sequence that is ideal for even the most hectic of mornings. Watch and learn for a quick energy boost.
You’re running out the door in the morning when you give your schedule a last-minute glance. Oh no – you're going straight from the office to a dinner with friends! We asked make-up expert Carmen Zomers how you can change your look from work to play in just a few simple steps.
We’re such big fans of Buddha that we based our relaunched collection on him. But how much do you really know about this laughing legend? We collected the most interesting, funny or inspiring facts about Buddha, so you can get to know him a bit better.
We can all use an energy boost now and then. But thanks to the hectic pace of our lives, we often need it quickly. Expert Laura has created the perfect yoga sequence for when you’re short on time but still want a burst of energy to keep you going all day.
Have you ever stopped to think about what your work means to you? If you do, then you probably ask yourself if it makes you happy. But did you know that this isn’t even the most important thing to consider?
Ready to feel the sand between your toes and the salty sea breeze in your hair? Before you head to the beach, check out our tips to keep you healthy and happy during your time in the sun.
Always wanted to try yoga but not sure where to start? Then you’ve come to the right place, because our expert Laura is here to help. Watch our exclusive video for a Hatha yoga routine that’s so simple and fun, any beginner can master it—even first thing in the morning!
How are you celebrating International Yoga Day? Our expert Deborah explains how yoga can boost our health and happiness and lead to beautiful things like self-acceptance. Read on for a moving story that’s certain to inspire you.
Early sunrise, late sunset. The best time to take things more lightly. Our meditation expert Deborah shares her routines to help you embrace the lighter side of life.
We all love those warm summer days – but that heat comes with melting make-up. We ask expert Carmen Zomers for her best tips for summer-proofing your look.
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.
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 habits 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).