After the indulgences of the festive season, New Year is a great time to do a little gentle, natural, life detoxing and change up a few habits for a healthier you! Just a few simple changes can make all the difference to how you look and feel!
Detoxing your Life
Replace a meal each day with a detoxifying green juice or smoothie:
– 2 apples or 2 chunks of pineapple as a base
– Chunk of broccoli stalk
– Small handful spinach
– 2-inch piece of cucumber
– ¾ inch of celery (fennel works well too)
– Half avocado
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and mix! Or juice everything except the avocado then add to a blender with the avocado and mix.
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If you’ve indulged a little too much and would like to take a break from Alcohol then it’s great motivation to join something that lots of people are doing – taking a break from alcohol has incredible benefits for your health and you will absolutely notice the difference in your skin, quality of sleep, mood etc.
If you’re thinking of doing an alcohol-free challenge… a break and a total reset for the body and mind. Sleep better and have more energy, improve your mental health and concentration, look fabulous and get brighter skin, save money and feel an amazing sense of achievement.
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Detox and Refresh Your Skin Naturally
Using quick and simple natural ingredients from your kitchen means you stay away from chemicals, giving your skin the break, it needs. There’s a link between chemicals in skincare to skin irritations and asthma and when you go natural you will often notice the difference instantly.
You can make the most basic exfoliating scrub by mixing oatmeal and water to slough off dead skin.
Oily Skin – go for cornflour instead which will help cleanse and nourish oily skin. To create a great Face Mask:
2 teaspoons of Cornflour
1 egg white
Mix, apply to skin, leave for 15 minutes and then wash off.
Pore Cleansing Coconut Oil Exfoliant
3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
1 tablespoon of Dead Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
Mix all ingredients to a paste, apply to your face and gently cleanse with rotating movements, then rinse off!
Fruity Cooling and Repairing Mask
Half an avocado
Half a banana
Half an apple
A few drops of lemon juice
A little thick natural yoghurt to blend
This one works well if all ingredients are blended in a blender. Pat mixture onto skin, leave a few minutes and then rinse off. Pineapple is full of natural enzymes and a great fruit to add to a Face Mask for extra refreshing zing.
For a kinder body wash:
Whisk together or combine the following in a high-speed blender – the essential oils can be changed to suit your mood!
– 120ml of Castille soap (such as Dr Bronner’s)
– 115g raw honey (such as Tiana Wild Honey)
– ½ tsp jojoba oil
– ½ tsp coconut oil
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Detox your Home
De-cluttering your home in the New Year is a great start to feeling cleansed! An organised space helps create an organised mind…or something like that! Recycle all those things you don’t need at the local charity shop and re-use those that you can. Swap those nasty chemical cleaners for natural options, just a few simple regular ingredients are perfect household cleaners and a much healthier option to detoxify from nasty toxic chemicals.
Don’t throw away a lemon after you have made a salad dressing or squeezed over fish, you can clean a ceramic sink with half a lemon, and it will make it shine beautifully. Add a bit of lemon peel to the cutlery container in the dishwasher – it will help shine the cutlery.
Vinegar will help prevent limescale around taps, in the loo, and can be mixed with lemon and water to clean surfaces and floors and to de-scale kettles.
Remove pet hair from fabric or upholstery with a rubber glove. Put it on one hand and stroke the hair off – it comes off instantly!
To minimise the effects of the toxins in your home use houseplants. Even NASA scientists say pot plants can help clean the air we breathe and can remove formaldehyde for a radius of thirty feet. A very easy to care for plant is Mother-In-Law’s Tongue – it cleans the air and is almost indestructible! But be careful as they can be toxic to cats and dogs! Spider plants are another great option, very hardy and don’t even need to be talked to! The Dracaena fragrans, otherwise known as the Corn Plant, is said to be able to mop up the most pungent toxins, so another great choice.
Stop using toxic scented candles and air fresheners in your home. They contribute to respiratory problems and asthma and can lead to increased irritability, tiredness and more serious conditions.
For a wonderful air freshener, half fill a plant sprayer with water and add 2 or 3 drops of essential oil, lemon, lavender and geranium work well.
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