The Perfect January Detox

20 Jan 2015

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The Perfect January Detox

In January, I always try and give my body a break from the excesses of Christmas and de-tox as much as I can! I use the Juniper pre-bath oil each morning to enliven my senses and energise me for the day.

By applying the oil to your skin before a bath or shower, your body is wrapped in the oils which penetrate the skin when the water and steam get to work. A blend of Grapeseed, Joboba, Evening Primrose and Carrot oil is the base, with added Lemon, Peppermint and Juniper essential oils. The ingredients have been specially chosen for their de-toxifying and toning properties.

Juniper is perfect for a January detox thanks to its antiseptic, cleansing and detoxifying properties. It cleans out the body and mind of excess toxins and anxieties and has been used for centuries for treating ailments caused by poor circulation and a build-up of toxins in the body.

Peppermint essential oil is also an antiseptic and reduces inflammation, while having an uplifting effect on the senses.

Lemon essential oil adds more antiseptic and detoxifying properties, stimulating the body’s systems and lifting the emotions.

This combination of essential oils is the perfect way to start a dull January day, or unwind at the end of it!

Delicious smoothie
After my refreshing shower, a red berry smoothie really sets me up for the day. It’s easy to make by blending the following ingredients together:

  • 1½ cups of berries (usually blueberries, blackberries and raspberries - a frozen mix is fine)
  • ½ cup of coconut milk (or coconut water)
  • 1/8 cup of oatmeal
  • 1 cup of water

The antioxidants in the berries help to purge the toxins and protect us at the same time - enjoy!

Wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2015 from The Apothecary Room!

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