The Ritual of Advent

The advent calendar is a childhood memory of many. Each of the 24 mornings leading up to Christmas you’d anxiously open another door to see what’s hiding behind it. But where does this yearly ritual come from? Let us take you through the history of Advent! The concept of…

How scent can boost your mood

The perfume of your ex-lover can give you goosebumps, while a whiff of fresh baked goods conjures up feelings of warm comfort and homeyness. It is a fact that fragrances can have quite a powerful effect on our mood. Fine fragrance perfumer Elise Benat explains how this works and…

This is how we create your favourite Rituals fragrance

Enrich your everyday routines with luxurious products with a sophisticated fragrance; that’s our passion at Rituals. From day one Swiss perfume house Firmenich has helped us creating each and every unique fragrance you find in store today. From the fine scents in our home and body cosmetics to our…

The Rituals collections

Ever wondered where our name comes from? We believe in helping you slow down and turn everyday routines into more meaningful rituals. Our body and home collection is divided in six rituals that you can treat yourself to whenever you need some me-time.

The Way of Dao

Daoism is a life philosophy that originated thousands of years ago in China. Ask what Dao is precisely and you’ll encounter complicated concepts. Some practice it in a philosophical way, others consider it their religion. Lao Tze The first written text on Dao is dated somewhere around 550 BC…

How to relieve tension in the body

Our lives these days are so busy and hectic that sore muscles and/or a stiff neck are common complaints expressed by many people. When we feel stressed our body produces hormones, which increase the tension in the muscles but also increase our sensitivity to pain. No wonder we feel…

Balancing Yin & Yang in the body through nutrition

The current consensus in Western society is that you need to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  However, according to Eastern wisdom everyone has a specific body type determined by birth. Within our body certain organs also have either a Yin or a…

Foods that boost your energy

Feeling a little frazzled and exhausted lately? In addition to trying to find some time to unwind, it might also be an idea to take a look at what you’re eating. Food is the fuel which keeps our bodies going.  And while some foods are know to make you feel…

THE INGREDIENTS FOR A RELAXING SCENT

Meet the makers – The art of creating a perfume