Gift Guide: Rituals

From Melbourne, Australia-based, alien-themed incense brand Agaric Fly comes the Arzach set of 15 hand-dipped incense sticks with a fragrance that blends clary sage, white tea and labdanum. Agaric Fly’s in-house scents incorporate natural oils and aroma molecules to create relaxing moments that feel almost otherworldly.

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A Weed is a Flower Candle

$44

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Herbaceous and tinged with smoke, this limited edition candle from Bohemian Rêves aromatically attests to the expansive beauty of florals, as depicted in the accompanying book A Weed is a Flower: Artful Cannabis Photography. Made with soy wax and beeswax in collaboration with Portland, Oregon’s Maak Lab, this candle intoxicates with notes of jasmine, vetiver and terpenes.

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Marble Fruit Candle

$86

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Launching today, the Marble Fruit candle from cult-followed, queer-owned fragrance brand Boy Smells is born from the perfume of the same name (launched last year) and incorporates all the same delicious notes. It’s a blend of fruity, floral, musky and woody scents, creating a combination that’s rich and complex without being muddled or overpowering. In June and July, Boy Smells will donate 15% of the …

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Founded in Brooklyn by Dr Maria Geyman ND, Masha Tea crafts healing, restorative brews that don’t compromise on flavor. For this calming tea, a combination of organic chrysanthemum, chamomile and lemon balm soothes while imparting lightly floral and earthy notes.

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Mineral Sunscreen

$75

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From recently launched Ourself—a skincare brand underpinned by a patent-pending delivery system of effective ingredients—this mineral sunscreen provides broad spectrum, reef-friendly protection from UVA and UVB rays. The formula also incorporates Firming Intides™ (peptides that smooth the skin), as well as vitamin E, sunflower extract and bisabolol (antioxidants that nourish and soothe) and rice bran extract and jojoba esters, which increase the skin’s suppleness. This …

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Developed by the acclaimed NYC-based stylist Takamichi Saeki, founder of the Lower East Side salon Takamichi Hair, this “ultimate hair kit” includes a luscious, nourishing shampoo and a strengthening conditioner (both in large 12 fl oz bottles). Saeki spent four years perfecting his Takamichi product line of everyday essentials—invoking his more than 20 years of hands-on experience with clients. Each is produced in Italy from …

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Made with tinctures of mugwort, Pacific dogwood, peppermint, holy basil and California poppy, Dream Spray promotes sleep, relaxation and (as its name implies) dreams. Each ingredient comes from ethically gathered and organically cultivated plants, and the formula also includes essential oils, grain alcohol and water. Simply spritz onto pillows before bed to encourage restful slumber or even on clothing to support meditation and creativity.

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SuperDew Highlighter Balm

$18

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Made in the US and 100% vegan, this highlighter enhances complexion, making skin look dewy and luminous. It doesn’t just operate at the surface-level, however, it also supports healthy skin to ensure nourishment long after application. Chamomile, green tea extract, jojoba esters and more deliver calming benefits that make SuperDew applicable for all skin types, including flaky, sensitive or eczema-prone skin.

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Founded by mother and daughter duo, Sade Baron and Rachel Lambo, skincare brand Sade Baron relies on 100% natural ingredients to encourage the skin to heal and correct itself. Their Tai Body Oil—powered by cold-pressed prickly pear oil, broccoli seed oil, olive squalane, calendula oil and sea buckthorn oil—does so by forming an occlusive film that covers the epidermis, preventing water loss, dehydration and skin …

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Empowered by the Indian tradition of hair oiling, Nikita and Akash Mehta’s haircare brand Fable & Mane is bolstered by potent roots from India. Fable & Mane’s hair oil features ashwagandha (aka Indian ginseng, an adaptogen that promotes regeneration and restful sleep), dashmool (a traditional blend of ten herbs, used for nourishing and calming) and castor oil (a fatty acid-rich oil to promote blood flow). Put …

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Café Noir Body Exfoliant

$100

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The potent Café Noir Body Exfoliant from African Botanics treats dryness and poor circulation, while also promoting skin’s elasticity. This chemical and physical exfoliating scrub is packed with active ingredients, including black coffee beans, volcanic pumice, Marula nut shell, Buchu leaf, Cape Rose geranium, cypress oil, niacinamide and more—a formula that leaves skin feeling soft, clean and with a slight tingle.

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With relaxing effects from tobacco and warming relief from cayenne and cloves, this hand-crafted salve by Fat and the Moon (founded by herbalist Rachel Budde) soothes muscles with natural ingredients that are ethically harvested. More than a way to ease the body however, the balm’s subtle, spicy and earthy aromas—bolstered by vetiver essential oils—also invigorate the senses.

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