With self-care the flavour of the season, there is simply no better time than winter to focus on ourselves - relaxing, destressing, restoring and refilling our cups. We tend to spend more time at home as the cold weather sets in - so why not make use of that time by indulging your senses with a little winter ritual?


Flower Power's favourite winter self-care rituals

Looking to indulge? Here are a few of our favourite winter rituals featuring some of our favourite home fragrance and wellness brands...



Winter Ritual #1: Scent your space.

It's often said that our sense of smell is the most powerful of all senses, with scents inextricably linked to memories and emotions. Adding a beautiful scent to your space, whether it be through a candle, reed diffuser or essential oils, will provide a beautiful olfactory experience to enrich your day and uplift your mood. We can't go past Palm Beach Collection's stunning Ceramic Oil Burner, which pairs beautifully with their range of Essential & Aroma Oils - simply add a tealight candle and you're good to go. Palm Beach Collection is an Australian-owned brand inspired by our stunning coastal landscape, in particular Palm Beach on Sydney's iconic Northern Beaches.

A white ceramic oil burner from Palm Beach Collection takes pride of place in a tiled bathroom, surrounded by a stone basin, a cream throw, and a tray with a tealight and fragrant oil. The perfect set-up for self-care Sunday!


Winter Ritual #2: Spa time!

No need to visit a luxury hotel - you can create a sensory spa experience at home by filling a hot bath with fragrant salts and soaks to help relax tense muscles as you wash away your worries. Finish the experience with an indulgent massage using a rich organic body oil, souffle or lotion. Our top pick here is the bath and body range fromĀ iKOU. Crafted locally in the heart of the heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, iKOU's mission is to inspire you to rest, relax and restore your skin, body and mind.

A woman relaxes in a rose petal-filled bath surrounded by iKOU self-care products including candles, bath oils, body souffles and scrubs.


Winter Ritual #3: Time for tea.

For the perfect way to begin or end your day, brew a quality herbal tea and make the time to enjoy it intentionally, while it's hot. This might be something you do while reading a good book, journaling or simply sitting in quiet contemplation, taking a few moments out of your busy life just for you. We love The Tea Collective's extensive range of award-winning, hand-blended artisan teas which are created exclusively in Newcastle, New South Wales. The Tea Collective approaches the art of tea blending with a focus on creating luxurious sensory experiences.

A woman sits reading a couch under a cosy cream throw. On the coffee table in front of her is a self-care masterpiece: a timber tray carrying a teapot and teas from The Tea Collective.


Winter ritual #4: Make linens feel luxe.

There's nothing better than snuggling up in warm clothes or blankets fresh from the dryer, especially in winter. Elevate this part of your ritual by using quality scented laundry products, such as the Ecoya Laundry range of laundry liquids, linen sprays and wool dryer balls infused with relaxing and invigorating scents. Ecoya is an iconic brand founded in Australia, designed in New Zealand and inspired by Australasia, with a focus on the power of scent which extends well beyond just perfume.

Nothing says self-care like stunningly scented laundry. Here, a woman in a white shirt adds Ecoya fragrance to woollen dryer balls.


Where can I shop winter rituals?

Flower Power Garden Centres stock an extensive range of home fragrance and self-care items from Australia's most loved brands. Shop for candles, diffusers, oils, bath soaks, teas and more in 10 locations Sydney-wide or online at flowerpower.com.au for Click & Collect or Sydney metropolitan delivery.