in | 11 Jul 2019


Life gets away from us. Often, it can even become a bit monotonous. We develop daily routines to make life easier, quicker so that we have more time to expend on other things. In order to free up more time for things that bring us joy, we stick to certain rituals so that most of what we do requires minimal thought or energy.

Sure, it saves time, but you know what? We have a problem with this. Most of our daily routines have become boring, joyless even. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Things as simple as taking a shower or brushing your teeth can actually become wonderful, enjoyable rituals. They can become things we look forward to each and every day.

Cultivating meaningful rituals adds tremendous value to our lives. So we feel like why not turn those have tos into can’t wait tos. Are you with us? Here are our top upgrades.

Upgrade your mouth routine
Our smiles are so important, so it’s essential that we take care of them. We already told you about the wonders of oil pulling, so now it’s time we introduce you to tongue scraping. Get a gorgeous, copper tongue scraper to keep your mouth sparkling clean and your bathroom counters beautiful. Add in a bamboo toothbrush and some Marvis toothpaste for the total package.

Upgrade your body routine
Before you even hop in the shower, you should start dry brushing your body to stimulate your lymphatic system and make your skin glow. We love to use this chic sisal dry brush before lathering up with Grown Alchemist’s natural body cleanser. Finish things off with Byredo’s Gypsy Water Body Lotion. Spritz a little bit of Abel perfume on your wrists, and you’re good to go. Every day will feel like a spa day.

Upgrade your face routine
Pop into C. Cosmetics for your pick of amazing, natural cleansers to get your face squeaky clean. Spend a few minutes jade rolling your face to get the fluids moving and remove puffiness, spending a few extra minutes on those undereyes. Splash on a bit of Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum and wait for the magic to happen.

Upgrade your morning (or evening) routine
As soon as you wake up in the morning (or get home at night), make things feel special. Light an incredible candle and take a minute to yourself. This is your life, so you should live it how you want! Order yourself an Iced Superfood Almond Latte on Deliveroo to sip while you get dressed or grab your PB & Salted Caramel Steel Cut Oats from the fridge to tuck into while you watch a little Netflix before bed. Whatever the time of day, give yourself a moment to treat yourself.