I’m as guilty as anyone of getting stuck in a rut. Does this apply to you as well? (Well, I’m technically stuck in several ruts at any given time. And no, if you were wondering, they don’t all go in the same direction. I don’t recommend it!) When Tryazon offered me a gift box of Rituals’ Sakura Collection I knew I had to jump on the opportunity. After all, it’s clear this campaign was designed with me in mind. (No, I don’t actually know the powers that be but they obviously know me! Or, more likely, a lot of you are in need of the same reset as am I.) Bonus points that it was the Sakura line. You know we are all about the cherry blossoms over here!
Such a lovely gift box!
I filmed my unboxing last week on Facebook live:
Unboxing a #tryabox from Rituals Cosmetics!
Posted by Cherry Blossoms The Blog on Saturday, June 2, 2018
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Rituals comes to the US after becoming an established luxury brand in Europe. They combine high quality ingredients with aromatherapy to create an experience out of something that would otherwise become mundane.
Take my morning shower, for instance. I’m generally in a bit of a rush, having completed my workout and eager to get going on the tasks for the day. You can bet that my toddler is watching tv at the time, and since I try to limit his screen time I try not to dawdle. Besides, I’ve discovered that there’s not much time left in the morning after working out and cleaning up before it’s lunchtime and naptime. The Rituals products didn’t take more time. Instead they made the time better.
The first item I tried was the Foaming Shower Gel. One pump gets you so much coverage! It feels great on the skin and works well as a shaving cream, too.
The Shower Oil comes out like an oil but foams up when you lather it on your skin. I haven’t seen anything like it before but it was really cool. It felt so nourishing and luxurious.
The Softening Rice Scrub was definitely my favourite. I love a gentle, effective scrub. My skin breathes a sigh of relief when I use this. It’s as though my skin is thanking me.
Regardless of which products (or combinations thereof) I used in the shower, the Magic Touch Body Cream is the perfect way to complete my new morning ritual. Although generously thick, it absorbs quickly and keeps my skin smooth and supple all day.
Not only are the products magnificent. Not only are they so luxurious that they feel like a treat. Their unified cherry blossoms aroma takes the whole experience to a higher level.
About the Sakura Collection, from Rituals’ own website:
For centuries, the Japanese have celebrated the annual flowering of the Cherry Blossom, or Sakura. This marks an awakening of nature and symbolises that beauty is momentary and life must be enjoyed. Inspired by this tradition, The Ritual of Sakura collection blends the sweetness of Cherry Blossom with nourishing Organic Rice Milk, to make each day feel like a new beginning.
It was easy to remember this intention as I used these products. The clean, pleasant aroma in the luxurious, nourishing products demanded my attention. I’m not sure I took longer showers, but I sure enjoyed them more. I can definitely say I transformed my morning routine into a morning ritual. With this new ritual I was ready to greet the day. I am so much happier than when stuck in another rut!