The benefits of birch!
Did you know that birch can be used to combat ageing, aid digestion and promote healthy liver functioning? Yep this miracle superfood has so many health benefits it's hard to keep up! So I've created this guide to show you how easy it is to include birch in your skincare routines!
- Sydney, 27 October 2015 - By Irene Falcone -
Since I started Nourished Life, I've been lucky enough to discover a whole new world of super foods and ingredients which I never even knew existed! One of my favourite recent finds is birch. While we all might be familiar with birch trees which are commonly used for furniture and floorboards, I was excited to find out that the sap extracted from birch trees as well as their leaves can be used to create products with amazing benefits for your skin and overall health and wellbeing! I thought I'd share a few of my favourite birch products so you can benefit from this super plant as much as I have been!
Weleda Organic Birch Juice
Did you fall in love with coconut water like I did? Well it's time to try out a new natural health drink ... Welda Organic Birch Juice! Birch juice is a delicious and easy way to cleanse your insides and help you lead a more Nourished Life!
Birch's anti-inflammatory properties may help aid digestion and restore balance and vitality. These detoxifying effects can also promote healthy liver and kidney function by helping to remove toxins and impurities stored in the body, leaving your skin glowing!
This Weleda juice is made by combining birch leaves and lemon juice, it's that simple! You can drink it 2-3 times daily by mixing a tablespoon of the juice into a glass of water or cup of tea. A quick way to maximise these health benefits is to pour 30ml into a large bottle of water that you can sip on throughout the day or when you're on the go! We've got a great range of BPA free bottles you can choose from!
Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil
Cellulite is a natural part of ageing, but that doesn't mean we can't take steps to minimise it!
Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil is one of my favourite new products. Made from a unique combination of silver birch, natural plant oils and plant extract, this beautiful formulation may help stimulate your metabolism and tone your skin leaving it looking and feeling firm and supple, and can also reduce the appearance of cellulite. Results from a recent trial showed that when Birch Cellulite Oil was used twice daily over 28 days in combination with Birch Juice, skin was on average 25% firmer and noticeably smoother. Independent studies also reported an average measurable loss in thigh circumference of 3.5cms when using the Birch Cellulite Oil twice daily for 28 days! Now those are numbers you can't argue with!
Weleda Birch Body Scrub
Exfoliating is an important but often overlooked step in our beauty routines. The amazing effects of Weleda's Birch Body Scrub however, will make you want to exfoliate your skin! It is the perfect way to prepare your skin for the nourishing effects of birch Cellulite Oil!
This product is perfect for softening and improving skin texture. It's free from any aggressive agents of synthetic detergents so it's perfect for even the most sensitive skin. This fantastic formula may also help rejuvenate and clear up your skin by reducing toxins from your skin's surface and reducing inflammation in your skin's cells, leaving you looking glowing and refreshed!
So next time you are thinking about your next beauty or superfood buys, why not consider birch!
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