I was beyond excited to find Rituals in the Champs-Élysées branch of Sephora last weekend. And damn was I right to be…
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to meet with two of the Rituals team and find out more about the brand and their ‘slow down’ mantra. I can really get on board with the idea of getting more mindful about your day and taking more time with your everyday, creating these little ‘rituals’ of your own.
I was pretty much immediately drawn to the ‘Ritual of Hammam’ collection, mainly for the intense scent of that ginger & eucalyptus salt scrub (it’s unreal). So, I bagged myself this little taster set with travel sizes of three of their bestsellers and took my happy little tush back to the UK (we need to start an online movement to get Sephora back here, I can’t cope)
Fast forward a few days and I’m back at home, aching like a bitch and ready to make my ultimate bath…we’re talking candles, spa music, cucumber slice-shaped eye masks (thanks Primark), the absolute works. But the products themselves are what I’m here for…
THE REFRESHING FOAMING SHOWER GEL
Yes, shower gel, but one squirt of this while the water is running, and it moonlights as the perfect bath soak. It’s really strong with eucalyptus, which is usually quite overpowering, but the warmth from the rosemary makes it just feel incredibly comforting. This scent is definitely a happy place for me now.
THE SEA SALT HOT SCRUB
I live for a good body scrub. And this, is a good body scrub. In place of rosemary, eucalyptus is paired with ginger, which is a body care favourite of mine. This makes the whole thing zingy, refreshing, and just pleasing in every imaginable sense. My whole self loves this fiercely, my only sadness was wishing I’d bought the full-sized pot…
THE SOUL UPLIFTING BODY CREAM
Not a criticism, but I expected this to be thicker and richer. Watch you actually get is a perfectly balanced fragrance and a texture that glides into your skin like actual pearls. It’s not a butter, it’s a true cream, and it absorbs in seconds. And for the scent, we’re back with the soothing eucalyptus and rosemary combo, which is the perfect end note to the whole experience.
This is officially my new favourite bathing routine. It’s one of those end of a long week moments that you can really look forward to and spend your days dreaming about. Teaming all of this up with my Santorini candle from Glasshouse Fragrances (which I have spent my weekends raiding TKMaxx for) and it really is the stuff dreams are made of – I can’t recommend this collection enough and I’ll definitely be trying more.