14 ways to get more out of your Rituals products

From boosting your fragrances to body care secrets, our innovation expert lets us in on his game-changing tips to get the most from your Rituals products. 

Were you today years old when you discovered you could style your hair with conditioner or use hand cream on your feet? You may think you know your Rituals products, but these tips and tricks may surprise and delight you. Our innovation expert Rayan Odyll spills the tea on how to get the best result from your Rituals products. 


1. Deep cleanse your makeup brushes 

Our Clean Beauty Bars have a secret talent – they are fantastic makeup brush cleansers. This trick works for any of the bars apart from The Ritual of Hammam bar (because of the exfoliant particles). Drop the last piece of your beauty bar in a cup with a few drops of water to create a gentle brush cleanser. Or, if your bar is not quite done yet – use a grater to gather a small bit in a bowl then add water. It will clean your brushes while keeping them soft and fragrant too. 


2. Beautify your beard  

Packed with intensely nourishing ayurvedic oils, The Ritual of Ayurveda rich body oil is an amazing treatment for dry skin - so it’s no surprise it works its magic on hair too! Apply a few drops of Ayurveda Body Oil to your palm, rub it into your beard, and let it work its magic. Not only will it nourish your beard, but it'll also leave a delicate fragrance that'll win hearts, especially as it dries down, the fragrance becomes very comforting. 


3. A treat for your feet (and more) 

This is a great one for when your skin is feeling extra dry. Give your feet, elbows, and knees some extra TLC with The Ritual of Jing Hand mask. With microbiome-friendly active ingredients to help strengthen your skin barrier, it has been specially developed to soothe and soften rough-feeling hands but it will work on these other dry areas too. Apply before bed and wake up to incredibly soft skin. 


4. Condition those curls 

If you’re lucky enough to have thick curly hair, this one is for you. Did you know that hair conditioner is a great alternative to a styling cream? Plus, it nourishes your strands at the same time. Rayan tells us that he uses any Rituals conditioner as a leave-on cream to keep those curls bouncy and defined. 


5. The Ultimate Shimmer 

To get an enviable glimmering glow, here’s a tip for using our shimmering body oil (from The Ritual of Karma or Yozakura). Gently tap excess oil with a cotton pad instead of letting it air dry. Using the cotton pad locks the glitter in place, keeping the shimmer particles exactly where you want them. 


6. On-the-go stress relief 

Life hack: always keep The Ritual of Hammam body oil handy. Carry one in your handbag and, when stress hits, apply a few drops to your hands and massage your ears in a circular motion. This movement improves blood flow, and the scent of eucalyptus provides instant relaxation. 

7. Lock in moisture and scent 

After your shower, spray body mist onto your damp skin, followed by a layer of body cream. This double-action not only locks in moisture but also amplifies the fragrance. 


8. Layer up your fragrances 

Mixing and matching products from different collections is a great way to create your own signature scent. Try starting with a body cream, then spritz another fragrance on top for a unique combination. My top pick is The Ritual of Mehr Body Cream paired with The Ritual of Ayurveda Hair & Body Mist for a fresh, spicy and sweet duo. 


9. Lip Balm Magic 

Dab a bit of our Fortune Balm – Repair on your cheekbones for a subtle highlight. Made with a blend of rich oils, this light layer of balm will catch the light and create a healthy glow. 


10. Enhance your home fragrance 

Our fragrance sticks are so effective they continue to release fragrance even if you don’t flip the reeds. But, turning the reeds around will instantly release a more powerful aroma – perfect if you have guests coming over and you want to give the room a boost.  


12. Body Scrub Manicure:  

They are not just for the body - you can give yourself an at-home manicure with our body scrubs. The exfoliating particles are great for eliminating the look and feel of dry or cracked hands and cuticles, and the rich oils add extra nourishment, leaving your hands feeling softer than ever.  


13. A spa-worthy bath experience 

Elevate your soaking session by adding bath oil after a bath foam. The Ritual of Hammam has both products in the collection and the aromatic scent of eucalyptus and rosemary really helps to sweep away stress and create a spa-vibe in your bathroom. This oil and foam combination adds extra nourishment for your skin so get ready to feel like a whole new person when you step out of the water. 


14. Skincare, but for your body 

For skin as soft as silk, try the Yozakura body serum, packed with 5% Niacinamide and black rice extract. Follow it up with any body cream to lock in its superpowers.  


Jessy Deans

Jessy Deans

Jessy Deans is a copywriter with a strong appetite for thought-provoking stories, travel and anything covered in white chocolate. With a background working in the fast-paced television industry, she has learnt the importance of self-care and downtime and believes there’s no such thing as too many candles. She is passionate and committed to her lifelong search for the perfect meal and subscribes to the doctrine that ‘if you can’t love yourself, how are you going to love somebody else’ (Ru Paul).