Research has recently caught up with a long standing tradition that beauty comes from within. In other words, the best cosmetics are the most edible ones!
Beauty from within is a concept followed by ancient communities when beautifying ingredients were only available in small quantities to the elite and wealthy classes. Knowledge passed down through generations is still in practice today, with ingredients that are accessible all over the world.
The health of your body determines the health of your outside appearance.
Everything you need for your skin, hair and nails health and appearance can be found in your vegetables, fruits and drinking lots of water, but did you know there are an abundance of herbs to boost your results as well?
The herbs below are easily accessible and can be made into a herbal infused tea to be consumed daily:
Contains high levels of silicon, silicon is used traditionally to maintain the elasticity and strength of skin tissue.
Will aid with healthy circulation of blood to support oxygenation and flow of nutrients needed for speedy hair growth.
Rich source of vitamin A and E, also known as the beauty nutrients because of their importance in skin, hair and nail health. As well as vitamin C, and B vitamins.
Contains biotin, a B vitamin (or vitamin H), which deficiencies can cause hair loss and a rash. Biotin also aids in strengthening your body’s keratin structure which can be broken down with age, environmental pollution and unhealthy lifestyle habits such as drinking and smoking.
Choline, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and calcium are also important for external beauty and present in Dandelion leaf, a common ‘weed’ you can find in your own backyard to use for it’s beautifying effects.
Commonly known as stinging nettle and avoided for it’s painful sensations on the skin when in close contact, nettle leaf is completely harmless when consumed as a tea. Nettle leaf is so packed full of vitamins and minerals that it could pass as a daily multi. Nettle leaf contains Vitamins A, C, E, B vitamins and vitamin K. As well as being a rich source of silica. It’s beneficial to double up on the vitamins and minerals in a tea blend for extra results.
All of the nutritional benefits of rolled oats without the gluten! Oatstraw is high in B vitamins and silica. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties to help dry and damaged skin, eradicating dandruff, as well as soothing a dry and itchy scalp.
Rich in vitamin A, the ultimate skin vitamin. Helps reduce scarring, heal wounds and regenerate your skin cells. Rosehips also promotes skin elasticity to prevent and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Use as a preventative or as a wrinkle treatment - they can be reversed with adequate nutrition.
Rich in vitamin A and C. Vitamin C is perfect for reducing UV radiation damage, as well as boosting collagen synthesis in the body. Ensuring an adequate collagen prevents premature ageing, softening your skin and retaining firmness as well as preventing or reversing fine lines and wrinkles.
One of the most important concepts to learn from ‘beauty from within’ means the body is being properly detoxified from all of the assaults to our system - from car fumes, to free radicals created from stress, and even toxic ‘beauty products’ claiming to prevent the problems they essentially create! That’s why Hibiscus flowers are perfect for the job of detoxifying for its high antioxidant and Vitamin C content.
Hibiscus is also known for being the ‘botox’ herb because of it’s Vitamin C and antioxidant as well……... Detox is the new botox.
Used by the ancients, and with half the caffeine content of coffee, the polyphenols in Green tea protect your skin from UV radiation damage. Green tea is extremely high in antioxidants, and can also slow down the visible signs of ageing as well as reverse cell damage - a high strength ingredient for a radiant complexion. If you are pregnant or nursing - use raspberry leaf in replace of green tea to avoid caffeine.
Want to find these ingredients? Visit our store via the links embedded in the herb titles and create your perfect herbal beautifying bundle.
Each individual loose tea leaf (aside from citrus peel as part of a teabag blend) can be ordered in 200 gram or 1 kg quantities, ensuring long term use for maximum results.
Bulk beautifying skin, hair and nails dry tea blend recipe:
- Horsetail 200g or 1kg
- Ginkgo Biloba 200g or 1kg
- Dandelion leaf 200g or 1kg
- Nettle leaf 200g or 1kg
- Oatstraw 200g or 1kg
- Rosehips 200g or 1kg
- Citrus peel 30 - 90 tea bags
- Hibiscus flowers 200g or 1kg
- Green tea 200g or 1kg
Combine all herbs together. Discard bags the bag around citrus blend to combine loose tea leaves. Store in airtight container.
- Combine 5-6 teaspoons of loose tea leaf with 4 cups of boiling hot water for 8-10 minutes with lid/saucepan on to contain goodness and prevent the essential oils of the tea evaporating.
- Strain tea and add a pinch of stevia to your taste.
- Add ice-cubes and cold water. Pour into drink bottle to consume throughout the day.
- Combine 2-3 teaspoons of loose tea leaf in a mug.
- Add boiling water and steep for 8-10 minutes with lid/saucepan on to contain goodness and prevent the essential oils of the tea evaporating. The longer you steep, the more concentrated the tea will be.
- Drink 2-3 times daily and enjoy!
Article written by: Jean Cave
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