A Blissful Cruelty Free Discovery – Rituals

As you know, I am on a quest to discover and change over totally to cruelty free brands, and this latest discovery could not be more up my street. I was looking for a gorgeous candle to put with my Mum’s mothers day present, and came across this store in Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.

I was enticed into the store by the prettiness of their product display, and as soon as I walked into the boutique little shop I knew I was onto a winner. If you have been with me a while, you know I cannot resist pretty packaging! This packaging is simple and zen, I love it. The store assistants are in a uniform of spa tunics, and beautifully made up and presented. I was greeted with a huge smile by one of them, and asked if I would like a green tea while I browsed. How delicious!

So, I learnt that the store bases its entire philosophy on Asian Rituals. Its about taking joy in the seemingly, meaningless moments in every day. A nice hot bath, a beautiful scent in your home, these small things that we perhaps overlook. Basically, finding the happiness in the smallest of things. Each scent, each product range, is inspired by a simple ritual. That is 100% a bit of me!

They also operate a strict no animal testing, cruelty free policy, including all ingredients that go into the products. Rituals supports initiatives that are environmentally safe, socially conscious and have high eco policies. They also support charities such as The Tiny Miracles Foundation, which aids children at risk and underprivileged in India. I absolutely love a company that gives back. It is something I wish we saw more of.

We Rise, By Lifting Others

They had a centre table full of candles under glass bell jars, so I set about doing the sniff test that we all do. You know you do it ladies, its in our DNA, we have to smell and sniff everything don’t we! There were quite a few of the candles that I really liked, but decided on the Ritual of Happy Buddha, a gorgeous Sweet Orange andCedar candle one for my Mum, which she was thrilled with.

I popped back to the store this week as I wanted to explore the products more and treat myself with something from there. I have slowly been working through my stash of body products, so felt it was acceptable to buy myself a little somin somin. I love light body lotions, that are gorgeously scented. When I had bought Mum’s candle I had been given a sample of a body lotion from the Ritual of Sakura range. Cherry blossom and organic rice milk are combined to create this scent, and its light, slightly sweet and floral. Its lovely. The range has quite a few products in it, from moisturising shower foams to refreshing body mists. I was undecided on what to get, (I wanted it all) so ended up purchasing The Ritual of Sakura Gift Set, a gift set that had smaller sizes of four of the products, all for just £19.50. A great introduction to the range I feel.

Cruelty free brand Rituals gift set

As Iv already mentioned, each of Rituals product ranges are inspired by Asian rituals. This one, Sakura, is to represent the ritual of the annual flowering of the cherry blossom, the sakura. They believe that this annual flowering is an awakening of nature, and that beauty is momentary, and that life must be enjoyed. The Ritual is to remind you that each day is a new beginning. I blooming love this, it speaks to my soul.

Products in the Ritual of Sakura gift set

The products that came in my set were a shower foam, shower oil, body scrub and a body cream. They all came in a sturdy, re-usable pink gift box, which I am currently using to store my hair accessories in. I have tried the shower oil, scrub and body cream so far, and they are amazing. The scent really lingers on the skin, and I find it a very comforting, relaxing scent. The shower oil feels like it moisturises your skin even when dry, I love it! It makes it perfect for an evening pamper. I wish I had also purchased the Sakura scented candle, as I think this would have been gorgeous lit in my room to complete my evening of pampering. Oh and the Sakura bath foam… I may have to place a little online order….

Cruelty free brand Rituals Sakura gift set

Silver Mirrored Tray – Laura Ashley

Silver Tea Light Hurricane – Laura Ashley

I am so excited that I have discovered this brand. I love finding brands that are new to me, especially when they have great ethics and social responsibility. They have so many products that I would like to try, including perfumes, hair care products and a gorgeous Jasmine tea! I can see this becoming a long term relationship. Definitely a keeper! (oh and not to be Tina Temptress in any way, but I have linked to the products, and they have an offer on for a free gift at the moment…..just sayin….)


So, over to you. Have you discovered Rituals yet? Are you the same as me and enjoy a pamper at home? How do you spoil yourself pamper wise? What are your favourite body care ranges and products? Let me know, you know I love to hear from you xx

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  1. March 17, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Wow I didn’t know this was an actual shop – I thought it was only an online brand. That’s exciting! By the way, there is a Rituals product in my giveaway if you feel like trying to extend your collection 😉 XX I’m enjoying your cruelty-free series by the way

    • kerrylifeandloves
      March 17, 2018 / 8:45 pm

      Kirsty the shop is beautiful! There are not many of them about, which is why i will probably mainly do online, but if you get the chance to pop to a shop, do! Their service is wonderful. Ohhh I did not know you were doing a giveaway, I will pop over. Thank you for coming over for a read xxx

  2. March 17, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    I love Rituals products! I use the Ritual of Aveda Shower foam and it’s amazing 😍 it smells incredible, leaves your skin soft and I love how it foams 😊 definitely like having a spa at home x

    • kerrylifeandloves
      March 17, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      I cant understand how I have not discovered them! I am definitely a convert! My Mum’s candle is beautiful, so I think I could have found a new range of home fragrance to! Winner! I will have a look at your suggestion, I love a shower foam. Thank you for reading xx

        • kerrylifeandloves
          March 17, 2018 / 8:53 pm

          I will not be held responsible for your shopping….ha ha (although, the links I have popped on have a special offer of a free gift, just sayin….)

  3. March 17, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    Good to know, I love these kind of products I will check it out. Yes, I really enjoy pampering myself at home. I pamper myself by doing masks and baths. My favorite bath and body products are Le Petit Marseillais, Kiehls, Lush, L’Oreal, Kate Somerville, Dr Brandt, Neutrogena and Mizon (Korean beauty product).

    • kerrylifeandloves
      March 17, 2018 / 8:52 pm

      I think its good for us to indulge at home, do you? Im hearing so much about Korean beauty at the moment, I really need to investigate! Iv just done some skin roller-ing and a mask after my bath, my skin feels amazing! Us ladies know how to treat ourselves ha ha. Thanks for the brand suggestions, and for reading xxx

      • March 17, 2018 / 8:53 pm

        I agree, good for us to indulge at home to relax and renew ourselves. 🤗

  4. March 18, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    This brand sounds so lovely and the aesthetic is gorgeous – loving the dusky pink theme going on. And such beautiful inspiration behind each product too. What a find! xx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      March 18, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      Ohhh I agree with you so much. The “rituals” behind each of the scents make is so special and I feel like it makes it more personal as gifts. You can choose a ritual to what you feel the person your buying for, or yourself, needs. Love it. Im keen to get a few more bits. Thank you for popping over for a read my lovely xx

  5. March 18, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, I too am trying to be all cruelty free in our house this year … Always great to hear about new brands xo

    • kerrylifeandloves
      March 19, 2018 / 12:32 am

      Ahh Im so glad that you found it useful. Its a great find, I love the products! Thanks for stopping by x

  6. March 19, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Sounds like fun, but online shopping is dangerous enough for me at the moment – I just got a parcel of new make-up things today!! XXX

    • kerrylifeandloves
      March 19, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Ohhhh how lovely! Anything interesting?????? (not that Im excited or encouraging you of course)

  7. March 19, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    Well, it all started off because a number of bloggers were getting excited about the Laura Geller highlighter in Glossybox this month, except that I didn’t get that. So I thought I’d just pop on to Feelunique and pick it up. But then I somehow also picked up 3 eye shadows and 2 blushers as well because I got a little carried away in the cream products section. Oops…

    • kerrylifeandloves
      March 19, 2018 / 11:26 pm

      Hahahahaha! You are a woman after my own heart! It is beyond my will power to just get what I go on for…..I am weak….lol xx

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