From the Earth: The Wondrous World of Natural Hues

From the Earth: The Wondrous World of Natural Hues

Have you ever stopped to consider the rainbow of colours in your skincare products? Generally, these hues aren't just for show. At SLOW RITUALS, they're carefully selected and crafted all-natural, plant based ingredients in our formulations to provide both functional benefits and a delightful sensory experience.

While synthetic dyes have long been a common choice for to create the striking shades of cosmetics, there has been a growing movement towards natural ingredients that offer not only a beautiful colour palette but also a host of skin-loving benefits. 

We'll explore the fascinating world of natural colourants in skincare, from the plant-based pigments that create vibrant hues to the earthy tones of minerals and clays.

hibiscus flower



Rose Petals

The natural oils found in roses help retain moisture in the skin. The sugars in rose petals especially benefit those with sensitive skin.
Ritual(s): Healing Botanical Facial Steam

Hibiscus Flower
The AHA (alpha hydroxy acids) in hibiscus helps to purify the skin and restore complexion.
Ritual(s): Healing Botanical Facial Steam

French Red Clay
Commonly known for its purifying properties to detoxify the skin and boost circulation. 
Ritual(s): Replenishing Powder Facial MaskReplenishing Body Cleansing Grains


pink Himalayan salt



Pink Himalayan Salt
Provides nourishing properties for the skin and soothes skin inflammation.
Ritual(s): Energising Shower Salt, Surrendering Salt Soak

calendula flowers


Calendula Flowers
High in vitamin C and E, and antioxidants, it is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, helping to soothe and calm skin.
Ritual(s): Healing Botanical Facial Steam

Grapefruit Essential Oil
The scent of grapefruit helps to lower reduce feelings of hunger and cravings, and helps to reduce stress and anxiety. 
Energising Shower Salt

Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Sweet orange is a popular essential oil known for its sweet, refreshing scent and uplifting properties.
Ritual(s): Energising Shower Salt

Seabuckthorn Oil
Rich in vitamins and minerals, it has been used as a skin treatment for centuries. It also contains lecithin, which can help to improve skin elasticity and repair damaged hair.


lemon essential oil



Bergamot Essential Oil
Most citrus essential oils are known for their uplifting and energising properties. Bergamot, however, has calming properties which can help to relief stress and aid with sleep.
Ritual(s): Detoxifying Salt Soak

Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon has astringent properties, making it a great for improving the complexion for oily skin types. Additionally, it has also been shown to be able to relief nausea and vomiting caused by morning sickness during pregnancy.  
Energising Shower Salt

Elder Flower
Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, elder flower can help to protect the skin against free radical damage.
Ritual(s): Healing Botanical Facial Steam


French green clay



Celtic Sea Salt
Celtic Sea Salt helps to detoxify the body, promote healthy skin cells growth and restores skin's pH balance.
Ritual(s): Purifying Shower Salt, Detoxifying Salt Soak

Comfrey Leaf
Comfrey has anti-inflammatory and soothing effects on the skin. 
Ritual(s): Healing Botanical Facial Steam

Peppermint Leaf
Works as a mild astringent, helping to control sebum production of the skin and soothe breakouts.

French Green Clay
Effectively eliminates dirt and naturally exfoliates and unclog pores.

Green Spirulina
Green spirulina is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and amino acid, which helps to reduce inflammation and fight free radicals.

Matcha is rich in antioxidant, which may help to protect skin from free radical damage and soothe inflammation. 


butterfly pea flowers



Butterfly Pea Flower
Butterfly pea flower contains polyphenols which provides its anti-glycation properties, which helps to slow down skin ageing.

Blue Tansy
Blue tansy is part of the chamomile family, and has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.


lavender flower


Apart from its ever popular scent, lavender is believed to help with mood, anxiety and depression.
Ritual(s): Surrendering Shower SaltHealing Botanical Facial Steam


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