Self-care for me isn't just about buying fancy face creams and over-priced coffee drinks, though I do love that. Some times for me, self-care involves being brutally honest about some things, like my caffeine addiction and not entirely perfect diet. When I started to notice how run down and forgetful I was feeling a couple of months ago I thought maybe I could benefit from a multivitamin (getting rid of the children isn't really an option).
I immediately thought of Ritual. Their branding is just so pretty, and I am an Elder Millennial after all (thank you Iliza Shlesinger). But, also because of the transparency of both their ingredients and the science behind them. And their CEO is a woman, which I can totally get behind.
I’ve been using Ritual for four months now and I’m in love. They smell great and have only the slightest aftertaste that I almost never notice. I can take them on a completely empty stomach without any discomfort, which is usually my main complaint about mulit-vitamins. My favorite thing though, is that they remind me when my next bottle is coming and let me delay it to accommodate all of the days I forgot to take it. Actually, that’s a lie. My favorite thing is that when my entire family got horribly sick (children are bastions of contagion), I was left unscathed. It was the vitamins, I’m convinced.