With every new year, we instinctively think of starting afresh, setting goals and creating new opportunities.
More often than not, we turn to a new year’s detox or try to eat a little more healthily. I don’t like to be too hard on myself, and actually, don’t set any such targets as I try to be good all year round. However, if there’s a simpler way, I’ll take it with both hands.
January’s Natural Wellness Box is a wonderful collection of products to detox body, mind and skin, including some delicious treats to eat and drink too!
I’m sharing my first impressions on the Natural Wellness Detox Collection. All of the brands included in January’s box are new to me so it’s been a lovely opportunity to discover some gorgeous, ethical brands.
Holistica Smokey Quartz Balance Mist £28
My head was turned by this particular Holistica mist after I noticed it on Social Media. I was quite taken with the smokey quartz crystals sitting in the bottom of the bottle and I found it rather unusual. Holistica claim “the hydrosols (floral water), has been crystal-charged under the energy from the new moon to enhance their qualities and infuse them with the crystal’s qualities”.
Smokey quartz is said to be the ultimate “bad vibe cleansing stone” – sounds like we could all use a little of that in our lives. I’m not too sure if it’s cleansed me of negativity but I have thoroughly enjoyed misting my face and neck liberally throughout the day when I want that fresh, revived feeling.
Facial mists will always have their place in our beauty routines, pretty much every day whether it be a setting spray, refresher or multi-tasker such as this. Holistica Balance mist is definitely one to look out for with a gorgeous mix of natural ingredients including neroli, juniper and geranium to balance, uplift and heal.
Some suggested uses:
Use after cleansing to tone and freshen the skin
Spritz to prime the skin for Elixir
Lightly mist to set makeup
Mist to energise and pep up mid-afternoon complexion.
I adore the feel-good factor this product brings and I’m forever trying to study the crystals through the frosted glass of the bottle.
Evering Botanique Sage Facial Oil £15
Evering Botanique has evolved from an age-old French family recipe to the brand it is today. Launched in June 2018 and made in small batches, here in the UK. Packaging is minimal and recyclable, keeping environmental impact low.
“I love to incorporate facial oils into my skincare routine so I’m always very pleased to find one in any given subscription box”.
Sage oil is perfect for me as I do tend to have drier skin. Clary Sage and cypress balances and restore the skin, whilst borage and argan help with the appearance of fine line lines and wrinkles. If you have trouble sleeping, lavender and rosehip oils will soothe you off to sleep; well, that’s the plan.
I use 2-3 drops on my clean skin and warm the oil between my fingertips before gently massaging into my face and neck. For me, nothing beats the feeling of hydration an oil brings to the skin. Plus, the massaging process improves circulation to the area, bringing a lovely glow to the complexion.
Kiki health Activated Charcoal Capsules £12
KIKI’s Activated Charcoal Capsules claims its vegetarian capsules are made using a finely reduced powder (5-10 microns), which presents a huge surface area for the absorption of unwanted substances. So when taken orally it works like a sponge to soak up contaminants. Activated charcoal is produced from sustainable coconuts which have been highly purified with steam to remove any contaminants.
The beneficial effect is obtained with 1 g which should be taken at least 30 minutes before and 1 g shortly after the meal to, ahem – reduce flatulence after eating.
Activated charcoal is an interesting ingredient, yet, for me, this product is one which I’d be more likely to keep in the cupboard for myself and my family to use as and when needed. Being a fan of supplements I do take several each day to top up my nutrient intake and I encourage my family to do the same. this one will come in handy I’m sure!
KIKI’s product diversity is based on an overall power to cleanse, detoxify, heal and nourish.
You won’t find any synthetic fillers or bulking agents in your KIKI capsules, only the purest of ingredients with the highest potency are used. KIKI also guarantees non-GM, non-irradiated and 100% active ingredients. All products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Adults and children over 12 years: Take 2 – 4 capsules after meals, 3 times a day with water.
Clipper Organic Detox Tea £1.45
My usual cuppa of choice is Twinnings Lady Grey, however, I do love a fruity infusion here and there too. Particularly when I know it’s doing something good. Clipper Detox tea is infused with hibiscus, liquorice root, nettle and Aloe Vera and is a delicious concoction!
I wasn’t expecting such a fruity look and taste and there’s a definite twist of liquorice in Clipper Detox tea which I found comes through a little more the longer it’s brewed. Perfect if you just want to just sit quietly and relax for ten minutes. It’s naturally caffeine free so you’ll not want to climb the walls after.
*Contains liquorice – people suffering from hypertension should avoid excessive consumption. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding seek medical advice before drinking this product.
Creative Nature Ginger Teatox Bar/Apple Pie Protein flapjack bars £1.99 ea.
With a “healthy should be tasty” mindset, Creative Nature has won more Great Taste Gold Stars than any other cold pressed range in history! Only the highest quality ingredients are chosen to maximise health benefits, avoiding harmful heavy metals which can often be found in cheaper bars. All Creative Nature bars in the range are nut free, (apart from the Peanut bar).
If a snack bar takes my fancy, I prefer to choose a healthy variety and always avoid artificial sweeteners and additives. Creative Nature is perfect and claims its Apple Pie bar “tastes so good, it could be fresh out of Grandma’s oven” Sounds very tempting, doesn’t’ it?
I enjoyed the Apple Pie bar with my Clipper Detox tea and the two went well together. It’s quite a strong taste but really enjoyable. I must admit, I was less keen to try the ginger version as it’s not my favourite flavour, however, once I’d started eating it, I found a sweet ginger flavour which was a pleasant surprise. I’m vegetarian, so a protein boost in the form of a tasty treat bar is a plus.
Lookout for Creative Nature in Asda, Co-op and Ocado, Also, TK Maxx. Plus, high-end health-conscious stores such as The Natural Kitchen, Vital Ingredient and Sourced Market. Available overseas in Switzerland, Iceland, Portugal and more.
Evolve, Daily Detox Facial Wash £16
One product we all go through is cleanser. I have a teenage daughter who shares my love of all things beauty and so between us, we always have a couple on the go. Our preference is, of course, the natural option so this has been perfect for us both to use. Cleanse away makeup and impurities with natural sugars and organic Aloe Vera whilst Goji berry extract and moringa peptides help defend against pollutants. Lightly foaming with a mild aloe vera scent.
Willy’s Apple Cider Vinegar (With The Mother) 50ml 24 doses
With the mother? I hear you ask. The “mother” is a colony of beneficial bacteria, that helps create vinegar through a secondary fermentation process. There you go! If you’re a fan of apple cider vinegar then you may already know that ACV with The Mother should always be your vinegar of choice.
I’ve used apple cider vinegar before for various reasons along the way, so when I saw this little bottle of ACV In my detox box I was thrilled. My love of vinegar began as a child when I would secretly decant vinegar from our Sarsons table vinegar into a small bottle and take to school with me to sip throughout the day. There’s just something about vinegar! However, if you want to drink vinegar yourself, choose apple cider vinegar and dilute well with water. (I do not recommend drinking Sarsons)!
Hertfordshire UK is home to Willy’s, where 48 special apple varieties are grown in ancient 300-year-old untouched orchards which have a unique biodiversity. Naturally fermented with “The Mother” which is the star of Willy’s story.
Suggested use: Probiotic daily dose (up to 25ml diluted).
Friendly Probiotic gut bacteria apple cider vinegar with the mother is simply unrefined, unpasteurized and unfiltered. ACV Vinegar is high in acetic acid and other beneficial compounds.
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How are your new year goals going? Are you still detoxing? I’d love to know what you think of taking the easy option!
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