Holistic, NYRO, Product of the month

March Product of the Month – Organic Echinacea Tincture

I had all kinds of ‘refresh and rejuvenate for spring’ ideas for my March product of the month but with the Coronavirus getting ever closer I felt I should offer some natural and organic ways to try and keep healthy.  Alongside a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables we can take a number of supplements that can help to boost our immune system.  Now I’m not a herbalist or nutritionist and as you know Product of the Month started as my favourite of the moment from the wonderful and wide range from Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic.  So this is me sharing with you what I’m taking and using currently, rather than telling you what you should use or take.

There are many supplements that claim to boost the immune system but my favourites are Echinacea Tincture and Elderberry Syrup (which was my October Product of the Month)

Why is it even important to boost our immune system?  I don’t know about you, but “boosting the immune system” is a phrase I see a lot of online and in the press.  And for me it’s almost become one of those phrases that loses it’s meaning in the constant repetition – a sound-bite or whatever the press jargon phrase is these days!

So let’s go back to basics.  The immune system is the body’s internal defence mechanism which guards against disease-causing organisms – namely bacteria and viruses.  Because it affects the whole body it is also affected by everything that goes on in our lives – good and bad.  We can use vaccinations, a healthy diet and supplements to improve our immune system but as it can be negatively affected by stress, it is also a good idea to make changes to our lifestyle too.  Creating habits that avoid stress such as regular exercise, meditation or time in nature, which are my favourite stress busters, can all be beneficial to helping our immune systems and increasing the likelihood of our remaining healthy.

And finally, one other candidate for product of the month in this little group is the amazing Organic Defence Handspray (or essential oil blend for a diffuser).  A blend of herbs and essential oils with antiviral and antibacterial properties which work together as an effective and oh-so-lovely-smelling hand sanitiser.

Organic Defence Hand Spray 50mlOrganic Defence Aromatherapy Blend 10ml

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What do you love about your treatments?

I would love to know what it is you love about Reiki or reflexology treatments.  I’m putting together a social media campaign to introduce people to the benefits of these therapies and whilst I know what I feel about them I’d really value your experiences.  I hear such a variety of benefits from my wonderful clients and would really like to compile some of the inspirational things you tell me.

I’m not asking for anything lengthy but if there is a word that springs to mind or a phrase or sentence that captures how you feel or what you experience, I would be very grateful if you would give me a minute to fill in the box below and let me know.

Just to get you started here are a few of my own reasons for loving these treatments:

  • I leave feeling like I have ‘twinkle toes’
  • My neck feels so much better even during my reflexology treatment
  • I love the sense of lightness Reiki creates in my body

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February Product of the Month – Geranium & Orange Body Scrub

Perk up dull or dry skin with this delicious smelling Geranium & Orange Body Scrub.  We can all start to feel a little sluggish in February but this body scrub in one of Neal’s Yard’s most popular ranges is sure to put zing back in the body and freshen the mind and emotions too.  I love this in my morning shower as it gives me an energising start to my day.

Mineral salts and creamy shea nut butter combine with a divine essential oil blend to create just a little bit of heaven in a pot.

The Geranium and Orange blend were one of the early fragrances introduced by founder, Romy Fraser, in the early 1980’s and is still one of the most popular today.  The range also includes shower gel, body balm, hand wash and lotion, foam bath and hand cream as well as a gorgeous gift set.

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January Product of the Month

 

 

This gorgeous facial scrub is the perfect way to refresh your skin at any time of year but particularly the start of the new year. At this time of year we have often spent more time indoors than we might usually do and often find we have not followed the usual healthful dietary or skincare regime we might do throughout the rest of the year.

We have probably consumed more rich food and more alcohol than usual; and taken on board less water and fibre.  Late nights and alcohol often mean we don’t cleanse our skin as well as we might ordinarily either and all of this adds up over the days to leave our skin feeling and looking dull and lifeless.

Even if you use a facial scrub as part of your regular skincare regime, this one is particularly refreshing and smells so good – it’s a perfect pep-start to the day in the shower.  The rice powder granules are slightly larger than you might expect but gentle circular movements over the face and neck really feel like this is doing you good and it is gentle enough for sensitive skin (I was worried the first time I tried it, but my skin has never reacted to this product).