recipe

Time for tea

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Always time for Tea!

 

Tulsi (also know as holy basil) pretty much cures everything (doesn't pay your mortgage or pick your kids up from school though unfortunately)  by helping the body cope effectively with any mental or physical ailments. Helps keep you looking young too!

Here's a few commune issues on it can help with

Respiratory health

Cardiovascular health

Beats stress by maintaining normal cortisol levels

Dental and oral health - also great for freshening breath.

Headaches/migraines (this is the first thing I reach for)

Digestion

Promotes health liver function (an absolute must if you want to age slowly)

Loaded with anti oxidants and polyphenols which fight free radicals (these are the little blighters that make us age quicker)

And as if all the was the enough apparently it is commonly used to help people stop smoking.

What are you waiting for? Better get the kettle on ..

 

Three tulsi tea  

http://www.pukkaherbs.com/pukka-products/pukka-teas/three-tulsi-new/ 

Homemade Make up removing wipes

These are pretty quick and easy to make, remove ALL make up (including waterproof and long wearing), they're antibacterial, anti-ageing, nourishing, moisturising, gentle, adaptable to your skin type and also help save on packaging.  The vitamin E and honey work as preservatives  (on your skin too!) and if you didn't mix with water these wipes would last even longer but if Im at home I prefer to make smaller batches and keep in them in fridge as uses a lot less ingredients, feels a little more resourceful and it's more cost effective. They will keep for about 3-5 days in a sealed container depending on the temperature and longer if kept in the fridge.

 

Ingredients  

1 tsp Coconut oil                                                                                              https://www.lucybee.co

1.5 tsp RAW honey                                                                                                      http://www.hilltop-honey.com

2 Vitamin E capsules (pierce and squeeze in contents                                             http://www.viridian-nutrition.com

1 tsp  Castor oil                                                                                                www.pukkaherbs.com     

Cotton wool pads                                                                                   http://www.planetorganic.com                                                                                          

1/3 cup (approx) hot but not boiling water  

 

Add ingredients to glass bowl, add water and mix to combine. 

 

 

 

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Then  soak the cotton pads a few at a time 

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Squeeze out the excess and place in an airtight container  

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For drier skins add another vitamin E capsule if required and for oiler skins add more castor oil and a little less coconut oil.  

You can use these just on their own especially if you like the feeling of the oils On the skin. I like to let my skin detox and breathe completely at night so I use rosewater as a toner after to make sure all traces of make up and oils are removed (you will still reap the benefits of all the ingredients in the wipes) and it still leaves a nice just moisturised soft feeling on the skin. 

 

Enjoy!  

vitamin ACE soup

Soup recipe for youthful glowing skin  jam packed with vitamins A,C and E   

 Soup for glowing, supple, hydrated and youthful skin  

Soup for glowing, supple, hydrated and youthful skin  

 .Vitamin A (Butternut Onion and Carrot)

Protects against various skin problems and helps to maintain skin health.
Antioxidant -rich this vitamin attacks free radicals to prevent signs of ageing like wrinkles, pigmentation and an uneven skin tone.
This nutrient helps keep your skin's pH slightly on the acidic side to keeping bacteria at bay and promoting cell turnover to prevent dry, rough, and scaly skin
Combatting vitamin A deficiency can vastly improve blemishes acne, rashes and dermatitis

Vitamin C (Butternut, Onion and Carrot)

Aids collagen production, a protein that is vital for the maintenance of skin elasticity.
Prevents wrinkles, delaying the ageing process.

Vitamin E (Onions, Cumin)

Vitamin E maintains the integrity of skin and aids in the prevention of premature ageing symptoms.
promoting a young and glowing skin combating free radicals that result in wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin

Beta carotene (butternut and carrot)

Sun protecting protecting and wrinkle-fighting. This nutrient is converted to Vitamin A inside the body. Helps by repairing the skin tissues. antioxidants and carotenoids protect and condition the skin, increasing immunity against the sun and accelerates the healing of sunburn.

Potassium (Carrot)

Hydrates and aids in maintaining potassium levels which if low can lead to dry skin.

Quercetin (Onions)

The most powerful antioxidant that can keep your skin wrinkle-free

Quercetin (Onions)

Powerful wrinkle fighting antioxidant

Sulphur (Onions and Garlic)

Sulphur prevents infections and reduces inflammation. Great for improving circulation giving the skin a natural glow. Protects the skin keeping it soft and supple and youthful.

Allicin (Garlic)

Anti-fungal, anti-aging and skin smoothing benefits, increasing antioxidant levels in the body

Linoleic and Linolenic Acids (Nigella Seeds)

These essential fatty acids are not produced in the body and so have to be gained by external means. Great for skin texture

Essential Oils (Cumin)

The oils present in cumin have amazing anti-fungal and disinfectant properties. Preventing microbial and fungal infection on the skin

 

Ingredients  

 

1/2 butternut squash  

1 large white onion  

1 inch ginger  

1 tsp cumin

1 tbs nigella seeds 

2 or 3 med/large carrots  

2 cloves garlic  

1 pint veg stock  

 

Method  

 Cut the butternut in half and de-seed using a spoon, gently score the butternut and dust with a little cumin (and sage if desired) sprinkle a little pink himalayan crystal salt and place in a preheated medium oven for approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

Dice the onions and heat in pan with either a little bit of water or rapeseed oil until soft. Finely chop the ginger and garlic and add to the onions along with the cumin and heat for a further 5 to 10 minutes adding more oil or water if required 

 Chop the carrots and add along with one pint of vegetable stock and the nigella seeds.

Remove butternut from oven and remove skin if desired (If leaving on just remove the hard part at the top and bottom where the stalk was. Chop into inch cubes and add to pan. Cook until all veg is soft, add a squeeze of lemon juice and then blend using hand blender.

Lovely with a handful of pumpkin seeds and some black pepper on top.