09 Mar 2017

Harvest Launch & Behind the Scenes at our Photoshoot.

 


 

We are very excited to launch our brand new creation: Harvest Wellness Cleansing Bars. A collection of premium soap bars which are carefully crafted with 100% natural ingredients.

This Wellness Cleansing Bar combines a 100% natural wholefood blend of Coconut & Almond Oils along with Shea & Cocoa Butter, plus skin conditioning Olive Fruit Oil & Avocado Oil to promote soft & supple skin. Naturally scented with pure botanical fragrances, this juicy soap bar will leave your skin clean, nourished & gently scented.

Free from sulphates, parabens, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance & colours. This soap bar is palm oil free, vegan friendly & never tested on animals.

We recently did our styled photoshoot for this new collection. Leanne our creative director teamed up with our designer Jodie, our marketing coordinator Lauren and our favourite photographer, the amazingly talented Brigid Arnott.

The concept for the collection was based on wellness/natural/superfood inspired ingredients.

We wanted to bring these elements into the styling to really create the story of our Wellness Cleansing Bars. We decided to bring in the actual food elements and include a smoothies or juice drink for each fragrance to really invoke the senses.

 

Harvest Wellness Cleansing Bars Photoshoot

 

There are six delicious fragrances in the collection:

Coconut, Honey, Almond & Chia...
A creamy blend of coconut & almond milk drizzled with sweet honey.

Rose Infused Coconut Water, Cucumber & Aloe...
A delicate infusion of rose petals in sweet coconut water, with a refreshing twist of cucumber & aloe.

Guava, Cranberry, & Goji Berries...
A sparkling, juicy fragrance with a twist of succulent berries.

Blood Orange, Papaya & Mandarin...
A fresh, juicy scent, bursting with citrus notes & a splash of tropical papaya.

Grapefruit, Lemon, Pineapple & Celery...
A tantalising blend of citrus fruits, with a twist of tropical pineapple & zesty celery.

Lemon Myrtle, Lemongrass & Muddled Mint...
An exhilarating blend of uplifting lemongrass & zesty herbs.

 

Harvest Wellness Cleansing Bars

 

We did some setups on light backgrounds which we think creates a beautiful light, airy & fresh feel. Others we did on a dark background which are rich and luxurious with gorgeous pops of fresh colour.

 

Harvest Wellness Cleansing Bars

 

We are super excited with the results. The shots we created are all amazing and it is really difficult to pick a fave. We had to go to social media for a vote to decide which pic would grace our latest catalogue cover as it was such a tough decision. The winner was the Coconut, Honey, Almond & Chia shot on a dark background.

 

Urban Rituelle Catalogue

 

Look out on our website for the pics to show up in our header images from time to time. Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to preview our latest collections as well as news, offers, competitions & sales where we will also use a lot of these images.

The photoshoot was a huge success and we have had a lot of fun creating this latest offering for you. We are really happy with the images and think they showcase our delicious new Wellness Cleansing Bars. Although they are yummy we definitely don't recommend eating them they are skinfood only!

Preview Harvest Wellness Cleansing Bars here.

 



02 Mar 2017

We Won! Gala Awards 2017

 


 

We have just returned from The Reed Gift Fair at the brand new ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour. As always it was great to launch our latest creations and meet up with our wholesale customers both existing and new.

 

Harvest Launch

 

This time we launched our Harvest Wellness Cleansing Bars. More on this to come in future posts. Also we had metal candle jars added to our existing Equilibrium & Summer Holiday Collections. You can check out a sneak preview of these here.

 

Fun at the Fair

 

One of the highlights of the Sydney Fair is the Gift and Life Instyle (GALA) Awards dinner. We were especially excited to attend the dinner this year as we were Finalists again, this time in the Body, Bath & Fragrance category with our Flourish Organics collection.

 

Gala Awards Dinner

 

The GALA Awards website describes the awards as this:

"GALA is a celebration and recognition of the creative excellence of our vibrant and innovative industry. We are here to shine a spotlight on the exceptional talent and achievements within our community and congratulate our peers on their hard work and determination shown throughout the retail year."

The judging panel is a selection of independent industry professionals who can share their experience and insight on the world of design, trends, merchandising, business and buying.

The 2017 judging panel included:

  • AJ Koch, General Manager, Pinstripe Media
  • Carol Bagaric, Director, AUSVM - Visual Merchandising Solutions
  • Claire Bradley, Editor-in-Chief, Inside Out Magazine
  • Esther Kelleher, PR & Communications Manager, Etsy Australia
  • Jessica Bellef, Head of Styling, Temple & Webster
  • Joe Snell, Director, Snell Architects
  • Marion Gerritsen, Editor, Australian Gift Guide
  • Salena Knight, Retail Biz Strategist, Salena Knight
  • Sarah Cross, Gift Business Growth Coach, Sarah J Cross
  • Shannon Vos, Owner and Director, Vos Creative
  • Tamarra Barrett, Director, AUSVM - Visual Merchandising Solutions

We are very proud and honored to have won our category, especially considering the esteemed judging panel. The winning collection Flourish Organics is one of our best sellers and one of our faves.

 

GALA Award

 

Harnessing the wholesome goodness of Mother Earth, Flourish Organics is an expression of our desire for natural, organic ingredients that deliver beautiful results without compromise.

Great care has been taken to formulate each product with a blend of certified organic ingredients wherever possible, as well as botanical extracts & pure, gentle essential oils sourced straight from the garden.

Flourish Organics uses simple, active ingredients, free from artificial colour, fragrances, sulfates & parabens.

Available in 2 aromatherapy blends:
An uplifting blend of lemongrass, lemon myrtle, grapefruit & eucalyptus essential oils.
A comforting, sensual blend of vanilla, lavender & geranium essential oils.

Check out our winning Flourish Organics collection here.

 

Flourish Organics

 

 



11 Jan 2017

Your perfect Summer Rituelle


 
We are just loving summer. The warmer weather, longer days & balmy nights. While we are in such a great mood from all of the extra vitamin D (plus vitamin sea!) we though we would share with you some of our fave summer 'Rituelles'.

Apart from the feel good factor of these 'Rituelles', there are also some other benefits to be had from our high quality, nourishing and revitalising ingredients. Read on for some summer lovin' inspiration.
 

Cleanse Rituelle


Cleanse Rituelle.

Although we love the warmer temps, the heat can leave us feeling a little less than fresh. What better feeling than a reinvigorating fragrant lather to renew and refresh hands and body!

Use Hand & Body Wash in the kitchen or bathroom to gently cleanse & nourish hardworking hands. Ideal for dry skin or for those who frequently wash their hands. Can also be applied to a bath sponge & used in the shower for an all over body wash or poured under running water for a soothing bath.

Flourish Organics | Hand & Body Wash.  
Lemongrass Blend.
An uplifting blend of lemongrass, lemon myrtle grapefruit & eucalyptus essential oils.
A natural, skin conditioning Hand & Body Wash formulated with Certified Organic Aloe Vera* & Ginseng* to revitalise & nourish as well as certified organic Calendula* to soothe & gently cleanse. Australian Desert Lime Extract will refresh & hydrate while Vitamin A helps to rejuvenate skin. A luxurious formula naturally fragranced with the finest essential oils to leave skin fresh soft & supple. *Certified Organic

Dreamweaver | Hand & Body Wash.     
Coconut & Lotus.
A strikingly beautiful aquatic fragrance with a tropical twist, blending delicate lotus blossoms powdery musk & a sprinkle of sweetened coconut.
This gentle and refreshing cleansing wash combines the soothing qualities of Chamomile Extract the purifying properties of Cucumber Extract & nutrient-rich Kelp Extract for skin renewal. Ultra-nourishing Argan Oil & anti-oxidant rich Rosehip Oil gently wash away impurities detoxify and balance the skin leaving you feeling thoroughly clean and revitalised. Capturing the blissful scents of warm sunshiny days this luxurious formulation will leave your skin feeling fresh radiant & deliciously fragranced.

Equilibrium | Hand & Body Wash.
Mandarin, Basil & Lime.
This gentle and refreshing cleansing wash combines the soothing qualities of Chamomile Extract & the purifying properties of Cucumber Extract to effectively cleanse and decongest the skin while promoting skin renewal. Ultra-nourishing Argan Oil & anti-oxidant rich Rosehip Oil gently wash away impurities, detoxify and balance the skin, leaving you feeling thoroughly clean and revitalised. Naturally fragranced with the finest essential oils, this luxurious formulation is a daily delight for skin.

 


Scrub Rituelle

Scrub Rituelle.

Buff and polish dead skin cells and reveal the glowing skin beneath. The perfect Rituelle to prepare for warm summer days and nights showing a little more skin.

Gently rub Body Scrub in circular movements over body and then rinse with fresh water for skin that will feel silky smooth & hydrated.

Dreamweaver | Body Scrub.

This skin softening Body Scrub gently buffs away dead skin cells promoting smooth glowing skin. Carefully formulated with Jojoba Oil to heal & nourish Sweet Almond Oil to soften & soothe plus nutrient-rich Algae Extract & Marine Collagen for skin renewal. With a heavenly combination of exotic summer scents this scrub will leave your skin feeling fresh radiant & deliciously fragranced.

Available in two fragrance blends...

Coconut & Lotus.
A strikingly beautiful aquatic fragrance with a tropical twist, blending delicate lotus blossoms powdery musk & a sprinkle of sweetened coconut.

Island Blossom.

A completely hypnotic fragrance that captures the heady scent of frangipani, a sweet splash of juicy berries & just a kiss of wild jasmine.

Nourish Rituelle


Nourish Rituelle.

Cleansed and polished skin will need some nourishment to really bring out your summer glow. Replenish skin with a luscious, nourishing hand & body lotion.

Rub a generous amount of Hand & Body Lotion over entire body to leave skin silky smooth & delicately fragranced. For best results use daily after bath or shower.

Flourish Organics | Hand & Body Lotion.     
Vanilla Blend.
A comforting, sensual blend of vanilla lavender & geranium essential oils.
An intensive vitamin rich Hand & Body Lotion filled with certified organic ingredients of Aloe Vera* Wheat Germ Oil* & Camellia Tea Oil* to hydrate & revitalise while organic Papaya Extract* Shea Butter* & Calendula* repair protect & soften skin. Rich in anti-oxidant Vitamins A E & C & naturally fragranced with pure essential oils this luscious formulation is a delight for dry skin.

Dreamweaver | Hand & Body Lotion.     
Island Blossom.
A completely hypnotic fragrance that captures the heady scent of frangipani, a sweet splash of juicy berries & just a kiss of wild jasmine. This rich & soothing Hand & Body Lotion is lusciously blended with Shea Butter to provide an intense moisture burst Sweet Almond & Jojoba oils to hydrate & nutrient-rich Kelp Extract to promote skin renewal. Delicately fragranced with heavenly blossoms & luscious fruits this skin nourishing lotion will leave your skin soft supple and sensationally scented.

Equilibrium | Hand & Body Lotion.     
Mandarin, Basil & Lime.
Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients this natural formulation has a remarkable ability to deeply nourish tone energize and promote skin renewal. The pure synergy of Rosehip Avocado & Argan Oil works to restore moisture balance while soothing Cucumber & Chamomile leave the skin soft supple & radiant. Naturally fragranced with the finest essential oils this is a skin perfecting pick-me-up delivering instant results.


Relax Rituelle

Relax Rituelle.

Set the mood for relaxation with the inviting glow and luxurious fragrance of a Scented Candle. Whether indoors or outdoors, a beautiful candle is the perfect way to create a sanctuary for unwinding or entertaining.

Here are our top picks for a summertime 'Relax Rituelle'.

Dreamweaver | Scented Soy Candle.     
Coconut & Lotus.
A strikingly beautiful aquatic fragrance with a tropical twist, blending delicate lotus blossoms powdery musk & a sprinkle of sweetened coconut.
Bring the warmth & serenity of the tropics into your home or garden with this premium Australian made, soy wax candle. Capturing the wonderfully alluring scents of the tropics, this clean, slow burning candle will transform your home into a fragrant paradise, reminiscent of your favourite island getaway.

Summer Holiday | Alfresco Candle.     
Sea Salt & Lemon Myrtle.
Featuring Lemon Myrtle, this invigorating fragrance blend is bursting with the scent of sea salt sunshine & the zest of the Australian bush. Handcrafted in Sydney Australia using pure natural wax & cotton fibre wicks this luxurious candle will add a magical ambience to your entertaining area. The Alfresco Candle is poured into a unique ceramic vessel with customised bamboo lid ideal for use indoors and outdoors. Added citronella oil keeps insects & mosquitos away making it the perfect summer addition to any summer event.

Scented Offerings | Scented Soy Candle.
Celebrate: Vanilla & Patchouli
An intoxicating scent of sweet Vanilla & earthy Patchouli to rouse feelings of love & laughter that those special occasions bring, Handcrafted in Australia using double wicks & pure natural wax each luxurious candle draws on a rich blend of scents specifically designed to amplify your sensory state.


Adorn Rituelle

Adorn Rituelle.

Summer is the ideal time for entertaining and relaxing. Create the perfect space for both of these with a fragrance diffuser set. A beautiful display to enhance your decor and treat your eyes as well as filling your home with the scents of summer.


Flourish Organics | Fragrance Diffuser Set.         
Lemongrass Blend.
An uplifting blend of lemongrass, lemon myrtle grapefruit & eucalyptus essential oils.
Formulated with a divine blend of essential oils, this long lasting Fragrant Reed Diffuser Set will gently release its scent to revitalise your home & enliven your mood.

Summer Holiday | Fragrance Diffuser Set.         
Sea Salt & Lemon Myrtle.
Featuring Lemon Myrtle, this invigorating fragrance blend is bursting with the scent of sea salt sunshine & the zest of the Australian bush.
Bring comfort & joy into your space with this delightful holiday scent. Inspired by a windswept shore, this Fragrant Reed Diffuser Set captures the essence of summer holidays & joyful days spent celebrating with family & friends.

Equilibrium | Fragrance Diffuser Set.         
Mandarin, Basil & Lime.
Capturing a crisp, uplifting blend of Mandarin Basil & Lime this long lasting Fragrant Reed Diffuser Set will gently whisper its soothing scents to revitalise your home while calming your heart & mind.

 



08 Dec 2016

WIN The Perfect Gift!


What Urban Rituelle product do you think makes the perfect gift?

 

Simply write a product review on urbanrituelle.com.au that includes the phrase...

“THE PERFECT GIFT”

before December 19th and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win...

The perfect gift, as picked by you!

FIVE winners will be randomly selected to receive the perfect gift as reviewed by them, just in time for Christmas.

Each approved review results in another entry, so the more you write, the better your odds of winning!

ENTER NOW... just select the product you think is 'the perfect gift' and click on 'Write a review'.

 

Terms & Conditions: Competition is open 12pm AEDT Friday 09.12.16 to 12pm AEDT Monday 19.12.16. To be in the running to win one of five Urban Rituelle prizes, submit a product review via www.urbanrituelle.com.au along with a valid email address. Product review must include the phrase 'the perfect gift’. The winners will be selected & contacted via email on Monday 20th December, 2016. Winners will receive the product that they reviewed. Judges decision is final. Applicants may enter as many times as they like. Competition open to Australian residents only. This is a retail consumer promotion.

 

 


05 Dec 2016

WIN 1 of 2 stunning prize packs valued at $350 each!


To celebrate the start of the festive season, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Koh Living to give you the chance to WIN 1 of 2 fabulous packs valued at $350 each!

Each winner will receive three stunning Koh Metálico Teardrops, along with a divine selection of goodies from our Summer Holiday collection.

 

 

 

Visit us on Instagram to enter now: instagram.com/urbanrituelle

  1. Simply follow @urbanrituelle and @kohliving on Instagram
  2. Repost this pic & tag @urbanrituelle and @kohliving & better still, tag a friend below who you know would love to play along too!

 

 

Terms & Conditions:
Enter via www.instagram.com/urbanrituelle or www.instagram.com/kohliving. Entrants must ‘follow’ the Urban Rituelle & Koh Living Instagram pages & share competition post with the tags @urbanrituelle and @kohliving. Entrants profiles must be set to public. Competition is open Monday 5.12.2016 to 12pm AEDT Friday 19.12.2016. Two winners will be selected & announced on the Urban Rituelle and Koh Living Instagram pages. Applicants may enter as many times as they like. It is the responsibility of the chosen winner to contact Urban Rituelle and Koh Living to claim their prize. Competition open to Australian residents only. This is a retail consumer promotion. This competition is in no way associated with Instagram.

 



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