Shower Time With Rituals Ayurveda Range!

Hi Everybody,

My sister knows me very well. We always talk about beauty, skincare and trying new products. I was very lucky to have been bought from her for my birthday a gift box of Rituals Ayurveda products so this was a lovely present to try something from their range that I have never used before.

The gift box had four products to try; A foaming shower gel, shower oil, body cream and a natural dry oil for body and hair.

The shower gel comes out clear but when you start washing yourself it becomes a thick foam. It has a lovely sweet scent of Indian rose and sweet almond. Your skin feels clean and beautifully scented.

The shower oil has the same gorgeous scent and when you apply it feels luxurious. The oil leaves the skin so smooth.

The body cream is quite interesting. It absorbs instantly into the skin and you don’t feel any greasiness or stickiness. The Indian rose and Himalayan honey scent is very strong so not everybody will like it but I do!

The natural dry oil has a slightly different scent as it has only the sweet almond oil and basil which is an unusual combination. I haven’t tried it on my hair as I have oils for that but on the body it felt gorgeous on my skin.It absorbed easily into my skin and my skin felt very smooth. My legs feel dry so this helped to hydrate them and my body. Like other oils you only need a tiny amount for your skin so very long lasting.

I have really enjoyed using this range. I have tried several other products from Rituals and I’ve never been disappointed by anything I’ve tried. They feel luxurious, excellent quality and a perfect gift for anyone.



Perfume Books Part 3!

Hello Everybody,

I do love my books and I have a pile to read and there are more to come in the next few months I want to read! I have very little time to read much for myself but I read a lot to my son.

The Essence of Perfume by Roja Dove is the first book by the world’s only Professeur de Parfums. This is a handsome book with beautiful photgraphy but its also a master’s perfume definitive guide. It goes through the different aspects of pefume making. The sense of smell, the raw materials, the breakdown of how to make a perfume. It then guides you through the modern and classic perfumes. The making of the bottles and the houses of perfumes and then the people themselves. It is a truly definitive guide to perfume making and a book to come back to time and time again. I love the photography and the illustrations in the book. The advertising images through the ages is fascinating to see. If you love perfumes and the history of it, this is the book for you.

Dior The Perfumes is another sumptuous book that covers the perfume history of Dior. It describes every perfume made, who created it and the inspiration behind it. It looks into Dior’s life and the importance of his friends, his love of art and his love of gardens. It also details the making of perfume. Of course no book on Dior cannot ignore his fashion and his ideas. This is a true coffee table book, its large and beautifully illustrated with lots of archive photography and advertising images. I cannot wait to see the exhibition at the V&A!