We are deep into autumn – or as I like to call it ‘hearty pie season’; surrounded by golden leaves, fresher mornings, pumpkin spiced lattes and oversized jumpers. While I definitely enjoy the small pleasures of this colourful time of year, there are downsides for me too. My eczema tends to get worse, I struggle with motivation as my energy levels drop, and the night’s drawing in don’t always have me wanting to snuggle up and enjoy hot chocolate and good film, but instead leave me pining for the long summer evenings spent out and about, soaking up every last drop of light.

Now and then on this blog, I am lucky enough to work with brands that really resonate with me. Indeed, I think it’s important to stay true to yourself, and that is why I only work with brands that I personally love and would recommend! When the lovely Leanna from Pure Thoughts got in touch about working together again, I was thrilled.

It was perfect timing too, as Leanna has recently launched her new Ritual Kits. Tailored to your mood, they are ideal for reconnecting and recharging – ideal for someone who is struggling with the change in season and all that comes with it!


There are plenty of Ritual Kits on offer, but I chose the ‘Rest’ Ritual Kit*. What I love about this brand is the attention to detail, from the pretty reusable linen bag that the products come in, to the personal card Leanna adds; sharing insightful tips on mindfulness.

The ‘Rest’ Ritual kit includes…

  • Lavender & Chamomile Natural Soap 120g
  • Lavender & May Chang Body Oil 100ml
  • Serenity Pulse Point Oil 9ml
  • Lavender & Sweet Orange Bath Salts 100g

I love that the base scent is Lavender, as it’s something I associate with restful sleep and relaxation.


So on a rainy Sunday night, I set aside some ‘me’ time, ran a hot bath and sprinkled some of the luxurious smelling salts in. It’s so important to slow down and live in the moment (more about that here) and whether it’s a hot bath or a bit of meditation, I’m all for going easy on yourself.

Afterwards I applied the Body Oil and the Serenity Pulse Point Oil, got into bed and read my book for an hour (it may have been longer – that’s the trouble when you have a good book on the go!) and had one of the most restful sleeps I’ve had in ages.

Whether you’re struggling with this time of year like me, or just want to treat yourself to a bit of TLC, find out more about the Ritual Kits here.

How do you like to unwind?

*Pure Thoughts kindly gifted me these products to review, but as always views are my own and I will blog about things I genuinely love – and I hope you’ll love too!






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