Gift Guide: Rituals

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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Fischersund is the Icelandic scent brand created by Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi and his siblings. Their scents are inspired by and made from local botanicals so it was only fitting that Icelandic apparel brand 66°North partnered with them to capture the aroma of coming indoors after being outside in the cold. Útilykt conjurs cold wind through pine trees, snowy sea air and the crispness of …

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Amethyst Ki Bath Soak

$70

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The women-owned and sustainability-focused wellness brand leVerden debuted recently with a four-product Bamboo Forest Collection that includes a refreshing body wash, rich body lotion, fragrant refillable candle and a luxuriant bath soak. All four items harness the power of bamboo salt—a traditional wellness component, created through a process where sea salt is pressed into bamboo stems and roasted for up to three years at high …

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Witch Please candles from Les Loups are seeded with crystals, charged with Reiki and handmade in New York’s Hudson Valley. Poured on new and full moons by energy healers Steven Gray, Chad Wagner and Manu Del Prete, each formulation helps the user set an intention and remain in touch with it as the candle burns. FORMULA 86 boasts notes of saffron, amber and patchouli and …

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An ideal skincare set for those with sensitive skin, allergies or aversions to scents, The Savvy Duo from Lendava comprises the brand’s lush Good Morning and Good Night face creams. Created to reduce and simplify skincare routines, each cream is designed to work as a potent hybrid serum, oil and moisturizer. Rich with antioxidants, vitamins, ceramides, peptides, as well as humectants and emollients (which attract …

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Velvet Haze Perfume

$190

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One of BYREDO’s most transportive fragrances, Velvet Haze is a rich, musk-led scent that captivates. With notes of ambrette (also known as muskmallow, a medicinal plant), coconut water, patchouli, cacao absolute and various musks, the layered fragrance is warm and slightly earthy but with an ethereal appeal.

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Available in six colors that are named after semi-precious stones—Obsidian, Tiger’s Eye, Citrine, Jasper, Moonstone and Amethyst—and reflect its natural ingredients, TooD’s bioglitter is the world’s only truly biodegradable glitter. While plenty of cosmetic glitter products tout themselves as sustainable, the compostable options are impractical (wearers must scrape it off their face and then go through the several composting steps) and many that claim to …

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CBD Lavender + Vetiver Bath Soak

$9

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Daughter Of The Land’s CBD Lavender bath soak blends epsom and French grey salts, incorporating 80 anti-inflammatory trace minerals and magnesium. Along with full-spectrum CBD and lavender, vetiver and rose geranium oils, it’s a blend intended to soothe muscles and heighten relaxation. Packaged in 100% compostable material, this hemp-derived formula is made with organic and Certified Fair Trade ingredients.

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With 500mg of broad-spectrum CBD, this ultra-hydrating body butter combines hemp and naturally occurring terpenes with a custom blend of shea and cocoa butter, chamomile, calendula and aloe. The result is a formula that helps ease sore muscles and feet, while and providing rich nourishment for the skin. Made from 100% natural ingredients from the US, it’s a plant-based potion full of anti-inflammatory agents, antioxidants …

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