Natural Energy Enhancer

Hey Guys,

I am constantly on the go and I am terrible for going to bed late so I am therefore always tired. Whether I’m in work, writing articles or even going out, I tend to look for something to give me an extra boost. Thus sums up my love affair with coffee. I am however trying to limit myself to 1-2 coffees a day but find my energy levels slipping due to this. I am always reading articles saying that green tea is brilliant for boosting energy levels, however I am not a lover of green tea. I used to try force myself to drink a cup every now and then, but I can’t remember ever finishing a cup properly. It’s just not for me.

A friend of mine recently heard me complaining about how tired I was (regular occurrance) and she gave me a green tea tablet. I could not believe my energy levels after half an hour of consuming the tablet. I can’t remember the last time I had such a productive day. I Product Image For Super Green Tea Diet bought the tablets at the weekend and have been taking two a day and I have noticed a significant boost in my energy levels. I decided to share this with you guys in the hope that you can also get some benefit from these little wonder tablets!

Now I am conscious that the tablets say ‘diet’ on the label and I would be strongly against  any sort of ‘diet pill’ I questioned the lady working in Holland & Barrett and she said it’s primarily for PR purposes and that all consumption of green tea can aid in weight loss as it boosts your body and immune system. She informed me that these tablets are a mere replacement / supplement for those who don’t drink green tea (like me!)

Here is a list of the ingredients included in the tablets:

Two tablets contain: % EC RDA*
Vitamin B6 25mg 1,786%
Chromium 200µg 500%
Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) (leaf) 405mg **
Caffeine 396mg **
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) (root) 60mg **
Guarana (Paullinia cupana) (seed) 14mg **
Bladderwrack Extract

 

 The tablets are currently available in Holland & Barrett for €11.95 or there is a special offer on where you can purchase 2 for €12.00 (Limited Time)

Hope you enjoyed guys 🙂

Z x

Honey Remedies for Clear & Softer Skin

Hey Guys,

As you will know from my previous posts, I am a big fan of natural remedies, particularly ones that can be done with as minimal effort as possible. I personally don’t have a lot of spare time so I love to find products that have numerous uses and therefore save not only money but also time and effort. Honey is a prime example of this.

Honey is not only excellent for curbing a sweet tooth and healing a sore throat, it is also fantastic for your skin. Full to the brim of anti-bacterial properties, honey can have a huge impact on skin improvement. Now when I say honey, I mean the purest form you can get. Always try opt for organic, raw honey to avoid any hidden ingredients.

Keeping skin healthy is extremely important all year round, but in Winter, the weather can be quite rough on our skin. Using something natural and gentle on your skin is therefore ideal.

 

Cleanser

Honey is jam packed full of enzymes that help clear your pores and actually keep them clear. Due to the fact that honey has natural antibacterial properties, it also aids in the prevention of breakouts too. Mixing together 1 tbsp of raw honey with 2 tbsp of coconut oil can act as a perfect, gentle cleanser for your skin. Massage it into your face and rinse well with warm water (NOT hot water!) I’m going to start trying this once I’ve removed my make-up to ensure my skin is completely clear.

Bath Soak

I am not usually a bath person but I think I will have to try this out. I have read that adding 2 tbsp of raw honey to your bath will significantly benefit your skin all over. It will help hydrate and soften your skin leaving you feeling relaxed with super soft skin. Perfect for unwinding after a long week.

Moisturising Face Mask

Honey not only purifies the skin it also aids in hydration. After you have cleansed your skin, spread 1 tbsp of raw honey on your face. Allocate 15 minutes to allow it to set properly and rinse with warm water. Make sure you rinse well, otherwise you will be left with sticky patches on your face; not ideal!

So there you go, one product with numerous different uses, all of which are natural and beneficial to your skin!

Hope you Enjoy 🙂

Z x

 To find out more tips for healthy skin, I love reading Olivia Jenkins’ blog as she uses completely natural ingredients, be sure to check it out.

Whiter Teeth at Home

We have always been told that the food and drink we eat will reflect on our skin and waistline, however it also impacts on the appearance of our teeth! Being Irish and from a nation of tea drinkers and more recently now coffee drinkers, having white teeth can be a struggle. Now there are many teeth whitening services available but these can be quite expensive so most of us don’t purchase them that frequently. I also think that most home teeth whitening kits are only ok and can also end up being quite expensive relative to the results you get. So as I am a big fan of home remedies, I thought I would investigate a few different options. Lemon juice and baking soda is probably the most common remedy that people use for at home whitening. I did however stumble across another: Strawberries and baking soda so I said I would give it a try, plus I figured it would taste a lot better than using lemon.

It is important to remember to use baking soda NOT baking powder. Baking soda has a lower ph and will therefore be less abrasive on your teeth in comparison to baking powder which is more acidic. Strawberries however are acidic and so it is recommended that this formula only be used once or twice a week to avoid eroding the enamel on your teeth.

This is so simple, quick and easy:

  • Chop up approx 2 strawberries (varies by size of each)
  • Half a tbsp of baking soda
  • Crush the strawberries until they create a pulp like consistency (doesn’t look too pretty!)
  • Mix with the baking soda
  • Apply to teeth (leave for 5 mins then rinse)

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Now obviously this is not going to make miraculous changes after one use, but I did notice a difference. My teeth just seemed a lot brighter which is more than any chemical home whitener has done after one use. Here is a pic of before and after my first time to use this remedy:

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There are many sites that state using baking soda on your toothbrush is just as effective, however baking soda needs an acidic substance such as strawberries or lemon to activate it. This means that on its own baking soda may not be as effective, plus it does not taste the greatest!

Hope you guys like this little remedy, let me know if there’s anything you would like to add!

🙂