After a relaxing summer, many of us are encountering the normal resistance to resuming our usual health and wellbeing routines. So, now’s a wonderful time to take stock and make some tweaks. But you don’t necessarily have to do anything drastic, with a holistic approach to health in mind, even a slight change has the potential to make an enormous difference.
Drink Tea with Health BenefitS
It’s not without good reason that tea is Britain’s national drink. It’s hydrating, tasty and soothing. Not to mention that tea has crossed cultural divides, making it an important aspect of daily life, so much so, that it’s often at the heart of social interactions across the world.
It’s also worth highlighting that making a cup of tea provides us with a moment of mindfulness. Why? Because it forces us to pause and focus our mind on something else, even if it’s just for a couple of minutes. Perhaps, most importantly though, tea is known for its health benefits.
Indeed, it’s already a well-known fact that the nation’s favourite beverage contains antioxidants, a component vital for optimum health and proven to lower the risk of serious illness like cancer and heart disease. And that’s just an ordinary cuppa. Imagine the incredible power of a tea with added adaptogen super herbs!
So, what’s this all about, you’re wondering. Well, it all goes back to when Tea and Tonic’s owner, Sarah, who, let’s say, was more than well versed with the daily stresses of running a business, juggling kids, and having a home life craved more balance and a greater resilience to everything that was stressing her out. She searched for nutrients that would support her frenetic lifestyle and to her surprise, discovered adaptogen super herbs.
If that’s still not ringing bells, think Ginseng, Liquorice and Turmeric for starters. Hailed for their ability to uniquely adapt to the needs of the body, turbo charged plant power improves resistance to stress, supports the immune system and promotes skin health and overall wellness.
By opting for a tea with adaptogen ingredients, you’ll be supporting your body and mind to work optimally. We especially enjoy a cup of cleansing tea like Tea and Tonic’s Ginger Turmeric Wellness Tea, available in tea bags as well as loose leaf and of course, feel free to share the love because it makes a fabulous wellness gift for friends and family too!
Manage Muscle Tension
Muscular aches and pains are a real bug bear and whilst you might be of the mindset that they’re just something we all get and must put up with, the impact on our physical and mental wellbeing can be extremely detrimental.
Whether aches arise from exercise, sitting at a computer all day or simply part of the ageing process, it’s vital to address them quickly. Of course, for anything that comes on suddenly or that you feel concerned about, always go to your GP as the first port of call.
Other things that can help are massage, yoga and pilates or taking a break, having a stretch, or going for a walk. It might also be worth considering the ergonomics of your workstation, sofa and even your mattress to see if a change might help.
Something else you can use is this Tea and Tonic gem, Muscle Tonic Relief Balm. This handy pot of goodness is the perfect way to alleviate sore, tired, and aching muscles.
Packed full of natural ingredients and powerful essential oils, it immediately gets to work. Black peppermint oil increases blood circulation to the area, easing discomfort and reducing inflammation.
Rosemary is also in there because it has potent pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties and the lesser known, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, makes the cut for its rich emollient properties which restore the skin, leaving it gorgeously nourished and hydrated. Simply put, it’s the crème de la crème of natural muscle balms.
Invest in Luxury Skincare
Common skin concerns like redness, inflammation, blemishes, and, of course, ageing, can often make us feel down and affect our wellbeing. These issues can often stem from our fast-paced lifestyles which don’t always serve our skin the best, encouraging bad diet, inadequate hydration and too much stress. On the other hand, sometimes it’s just those darn hormones wreaking havoc. It’s certainly true that our skin reflects what’s going on inside, so do pay attention to your skin’s state because it could be red flagging the need for better self-care.
Luxury skincare harnesses the benefits of active ingredients which means that they tackle problems deep within the cell, rather than superficially. That’s why results are more transformative. If your skin is suffering, aside from making the necessary lifestyle changes, it’s time to invest in luxury skincare to ensure optimal skin’s health.
That’s where Tea and Tonic can help. They’ve created a range of 100% natural, aromatherapy face oils to promote maximum elasticity. One of our favourites is the Saving Grace Rich Face Oil which contains a soothing blend of calm essential oils, including Lavender, Bergamot, and Rose Geranium, making it ideal for night-time use. With this on your bathroom shelf, you’ll be sure to welcome smooth, comforted, and supple skin.