A Valentine’s gift for yourself
February is the shortest month of the year, and that is a good thing: it means that spring will soon be arriving, bringing with it all the benefits we associate with that wonderful season! Half way through the month also sees the celebration of St. Valentine's Day, when we express our love for others, but also for ourselves! So be kind to yourself and start your day, for instance, with a red beet latte.
By adding a number of powerful health boosters to your coffee, you not only create a delicious hot drink but also give a positive kick-start to your day. What about a coffee made from vegetable milk with a tablespoon of Biotona Red Beet and a pinch of Biotona Ginger? For extra flavour you can add a little cinnamon and vanilla to what is almost certain to become your new favourite latte! You can find the full recipe here.
Did you know that red beet improves blood circulation and, as a result, has a positive influence on the health of your heart? Isn't that a great thought for this month of love?!
What else can you do to treat yourself? My advice is a delicious and enriching aroma bath! As an aromatherapist, over the years I have collected a fanatic range of the very best bath recipes. For this time of year, I would recommend a heart-warming Ayurveda bath. Start with a cup of Dead Sea salt and a good tablespoon of vegetable oil that is suitable for the skin (for example, jujube oil). Add 15 drops of the Ayurvedic synergy from Physalis Aromatherapy, which contains no fewer than 10 essential oils (including coriander, patchouli, palmarosa, ginger and cloves). Stir this mixture thoroughly and allow it to stand for a short while before you add it to your bath water. Soak yourself for 30 minutes in the bath and just feel that wonderful sense of calm wash over you. At the same time, your skin is nourished and strengthened by the mineral salts and oils, all accompanied by the most wonderful fragrant aromas of seasonal herbs and spices!
If you want to treat yourself and your body, what better way than with an invigorating daily walk? Walking not only helps to clear your mind but gives you a much-needed dose of delicious fresh air. Exercise is good for you and improves both your immune system and your blood circulation. A walk of just half an hour is enough to leave you feeling revitalised and refreshed.
Love your skin
By now, you are probably in the mood to do something special for your skin. Éclat Lifting from the Pureté Bio range is a great idea. This pure vegetable serum gives the skin a real boost of substances that it really needs, resulting in a new freshness and smoothness that everyone will notice.
Éclat Lifting is a remarkable serum, which not only benefits your skin over time, but also has an almost instant impact. It contains an extract derived from the exotic toothache plant, which has a natural botox-like effect that makes the skin smoother and prevents the long-term formation of wrinkles. In addition, the serum also contains a derivative extracted from a New Zealand species of fern, which acts as a natural skin strengthener. The polysaccharides in this extract form a network on the skin that makes it tighter. Another unique polysaccharide is obtained from Breton plankton, which attaches itself to the skin so that any wrinkles are filled up from the outside. And as if that were not enough, it also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin intensively, while aloe vera revitalises it, cucumber water reduces its puffiness and cornflower water refreshes it and gives it a delicate fragrant smell.
With these tips, you and your skin will look better and better with each passing day!
Lots of love,