Rituals of Love

As our lives are getting more and more hectic, it  becomes a real necessity to slow down and recharge from time to time. Both the overworked body and mind need a well deserved rest. Although it may be hard sometimes to find the time and energy to take a break, it has been proved to be extremely beneficial in a wrong run. I also recommend watching this video on how to love yourself by the famous vietnamese spiritual leader Thich Naht Hanh that will help you to be kinder to your body and calm your mind.

So what is the best way to unwind? It varies from person to person based on the lifestyle and needs. For me, it is sitting by the seaside and listening to the sound of waves that soothes and calms my mind. When that option is not available, it is a long bubble bath and pampering my body afterwards. 

This is when the Rituals products come in handy. Made in Netherlands, these body care products are top quality and have lines that appeal to every taste. 

After trying the indian rose and honey body scrub, I became addicted to it for its subtle smell and the way it makes my skin smooth and silky. The shower gel of the same line is an amazing way to unwind after a long day and can be used daily. 

After showering or bathing, i also apply the body creme from the same line to make my skin soft. It is especially a saver after swimming in the sea and getting your skin very dry from salty water. 
Another option to have smooth skin while taking a shower is trying the spray oil from the Sakura Spring collection. It leaves the skin so smooth and nourished and has a very nice subtle scent of cherry blossom. It is light and easy to apply so has quickly become another favorite. 

Summer is the perfect time to get the much needed vitamines for your skin and i’m doing my best to keep it healthy and glowing. I am daily eating loads of fruits and changed my day cream to Essential Anti Ageing Day Cream.

 I like that it is very light and does not clok pores and keeps my skin pretty matt.  SPF 15 ensures good protection from the Sun which is much needed in Dubai. And it helps fighting the age so I can feel more relaxed as i am hitting my 30’s soon.

The Ginkgo’s Secret hand creme is just delightful in gently making  my hands very soft. The scent of ginseng and ginkgo biloba is very fresh and makes me think of spring and new beginnings. 

This is it for my personal rituals, the next chapter is about having common rituals with my fiance. They vary from our sacred tea ceremonies, to taking showers together to long walks by the beach.

 He used to take my shower gels and creames which greatly annoyed me(still does sometimes) until i got him his Samurai collection. Now he got all he needs for showering and facial grooming and my products are more or less safe hehe. 

We are also addicted to candles. As in we got candles of all sizes in our bedroom and have a special drawer for storing them. This is why the Sweet Sunrise was a very welcome guest at night. I really like the subtle scents opposed to the usual very strong in-your-face smells.

Another ritual of ours is saying three things we are grateful for in each other every night befor going to sleep. These are the rituals that can not be bought or sold and they are difinitely a core in appreciating how happy we make each other.

Last night, we were too busy to practice our scared ritual so I will catch up now:

I am grateful for you holding me at night. It makes me feel safe.

I am grateful that you are finding the right words when I need them the most. I know you try really hard.

I am grateful for you trying to accept me the way I am, no matter how difficult it may be.  I love you and I want to keep our rituals growing. Just don’t use my body cream ๐Ÿ˜†

In a world full of hatred, we must practice rituals of love. And loving others starts with loving yourself first. So go and pamper yourself today โ™ฅ๏ธ

Sincerely yours,

Slava Noor

6 thoughts on “Rituals of Love

    1. Slava Noor Post author

      Thank you Atu! Hope you enjoyed the post and the video i shared. It helped me a lot to be kinder to myself and im sure you will benefit from it too. Have a great day ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  1. Natalya

    Photos in your article are excellent! It’ very interesting to read about your rituals! I wish you to have more beautiful rituals in future!

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