Tranquil Rituals

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Stress is a constant battle in my world, I tend to let it all build up and get on top of me, which is why relaxation is so important. I love the feeling of indulgence and escape, I love the sound of silence and the calmness of alone time so when it all feels like it’s getting a bit much I create my own little escape using some amazing products.

Rituals is a brand which encapsulates the meaning of indulgence creating the most luxurious experiences and transforming everyday routines into more meaningful rituals, whether you’re showering after the gym, washing the dishes or scheduling in some me time, their products are on hand to enrich most aspects of every day life, that little bit more because they offer a wide range of products for both body & home. I was instantly drawn to the Tao collection which promotes “The ancient art of tranquility”, perfect for those times when my Yin and Yang aren’t as harmonious as they should be.

At the end of a busy week is when I most look forward to my own little ritual of relaxation in my busy life and it all starts by moving from my office to the living room. I perch myself on my favourite white fluffy blanket with the delicious scent of White Lotus and YiYi Ren filling our home. I love to read, I always have done but over the past few years I’ve had less and less time to do so which means now this is also an integral part of of my down time, currently I’m reading The Body Book by Cameron Diaz which means I’m learning how to benefit my life too as well as becoming submerged in the pages. Reading whilst in an ambiance full of calm and tranquility enables me to remove my mind from the busy week passed and transport my mind elsewhere, it’s the perfect way to begin an evening of indulgence.

My love of posh tea is no secret here, and I believe many of you share the same love. There’s something special about that first sip of the velvety smooth texture from an expensive loose leaf blend and for my tranquility ritual this really is my favourite moment. That first sip! Snuggling into fresh sheets bursting with the scent of Tao whilst I enjoy my favourite tea is all part of the process of unwinding from what is usually the end of a stressful week. The tea warms and soothes from the inside and the Body and Bed spray from Rituals provides a calming blanket of fragrance ready for a long soak. It really is the little things that make all the difference.

This is it! That moment I worked all week for. I leave all my stresses, worries and deadlines at the bathroom door and sink into a bath full of bubbles tailored to sooth my aching limbs. I could lay there for hours, sometimes I do. My little gift to myself has always been a special body wash, no matter whether I’m travelling, showering after the gym or just getting ready in the morning, this is a little gift I give myself every day, a bathroom over flowing with the most beautiful scents. Each of these stages come together to form my weekly “post working week Ritual” to ensure that I’m able to distance myself from the stress and craziness of working as a full time blogger and enable me to create a sanctuary within the 4 walls of my home. This ritual has become an intrinsic part of keeping myself calm and collected during even the most stressful of weeks. This is my little piece of Tranquility.


This post is in Collaboration with Rituals but all opinions are my own.

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  1. Adele 16th September 2015 / 7:45 am

    Just reading this post has made me relaxed Lydia. I love Rituals scents! I agree that it’s so important to make time for yourself & unwind.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

    • lydia 16th September 2015 / 5:01 pm

      Oh good 🙂 and yes it really is so important!! <3

  2. sammie 16th September 2015 / 9:21 am

    Loved reading through this post,your writing skills are excellent,seriously.
    Rituals is a favorite brand of mine and I’ve tried many of their products already and all of them were on top. The only thing that I need now is the body and bed spray,it sounds heavenly

    • lydia 16th September 2015 / 5:02 pm

      No way thank you so much Sammie, that means so much! x

  3. Ariadna 16th September 2015 / 10:39 am

    These pictures are actually so relaxing! haha I love Rituals, their products are amazing! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

    • lydia 16th September 2015 / 5:02 pm

      I would love to be doing what I’m doing in these pictures right now 🙂 x

  4. Lexy 16th September 2015 / 11:08 am

    Beautiful girlie and a lush read. Namaste 😉

    • lydia 16th September 2015 / 5:03 pm

      Thanks so much hun xxxx

    • lydia 16th September 2015 / 5:04 pm

      Ahhh! I’m so glad you like!!! <3

  5. Nina 16th September 2015 / 4:55 pm

    Lydia, thanks a million for this post. I’m currently struggling a lot with stress, which makes me regularly being sick. This year, I was more sick than healthy, which brings me down a bit. Just yesterday I thought I need to change something and take care of my self. Your post is definitely an inspiration. XO

    • lydia 16th September 2015 / 5:05 pm

      I hope that it helps you to deal with Stressful situations in the future and I hope you start to feel better <3 x

  6. Christine 17th September 2015 / 12:48 am

    I too let stress overwhelm me. I am older than you and always pushed through it. Now it has built up and is reeking havoc on my physically, mentally, emotionally. I am slowly recovering. It is good to post these things to remind people to take time. It will destroy you if you don’t. Slowly working on my own calm again as well.

    Christine @

  7. Marshalee McIntosh 17th September 2015 / 8:20 pm

    I love this post! It inspires me to take better care of myself.
    I just moved into my new apartment and I am excited to use the tub, thanks to you Lydia.

    Health is so much more than eating healthy and working out. Relaxation is a huge part of it which releases stress.

  8. SuZanne 17th September 2015 / 9:54 pm

    Great post! Healthy ways to deal with stress need to be promoted more. As a busy doctor it’s all to easy to want to eat sugar and and be tempted by a glass of wine to relax instead of a comforting bath and nice cup of calamine tea which I much prefer!

  9. El 17th September 2015 / 11:17 pm

    This post made me have this huge urge to have a pamper session.
    I might do it soon.
    love your photography.

  10. Stefanie 19th September 2015 / 7:02 pm

    I’ve read Camerons book lately as well and loved it.
    Stress is the worst I try to relax with yoga and meditation while my favourite fragrance candle is burning. Afterward a big cup of tea while reading a book. Heaven!

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