The Tea Master’s Fall Wellness Guide
These are my all-natural secrets & remedies for staying healthy, looking & feeling great throughout the fall.
Wishing you good health & vitality.
Daniela | Tea Master + Founder
SINUS HEALTH + ALLERGIES Fall allergies may affect you more than you realize & make you likelier to get colds & flu. Symptoms can include difficulty concentrating, headaches, cough, eye & sinus irritation. Indoor heating, mold, pet & dust allergies also contribute to sinus irritation. Inflamed nasal passages are more vulnerable to viruses. Scientists are still figuring out the causes behind allergies, but there’s new research on natural remedies to prevent & reduce symptoms. Green tea, vitamin C & some herbs can reduce symptoms, regulate auto-immune response & aid breathing. Find these ingredients in our Allergy & Hay Fever Defense Tea. Combat airborne allergens (including dust, pollen & pet), purify the air & improve sinus health with Allergy & Hay Fever Roll-on & Diffuser Blend. Diffuse at home, work & in the car.
MOOD BALANCING Do you dread rainy days, the lack of sun, & experience low energy or a negative impact on moods? Low energy & low moods also lead to sugar cravings & increased caffeine intake, but these “quick fixes” can create a vicious cycle of poor quality sleep, more food & caffeine cravings, weight gain, even lower energy, increasingly poor stress management & even worsening moods, (including more severe PMS*). Specific essential oils as well as green tea can aid stress & have an uplifting effect. Happy Tea, Happy Roll-on & Happy Diffuser Blend contain these ingredients & have an uplifting citrus scent. Give yourself a dose of happiness on the drive to work by adding it to a car diffuser. Use in a room diffuser at work & home (calms kids too). Keep the Happy Roll-On in your pocket or purse. Apply daily, as well as when you get food cravings. Drink 2-4 cups of Happy Tea throughout the day – particularly in the mid to late afternoon.
*For PMS, use Bliss Bath & Body Oil as a daily moisturizer instead of lotion. It contains rose, neroli, geranium & clary sage, (which are natural hormone balancers). Happy Roll-On & BeauTEAful or Happy Tea also helps combat hormonal mood swings.
FOREST THERAPY for Moods, Stress Management & Immune Support Spending time in the forest is linked to powerful health benefits including stress reduction + immune & mood boosting, because of extracts released into the air by trees. Find these in our Tonic Bath & Body Oil & Westcoast Wilderness Diffuser Blend. Use Tonic daily as a moisturizer instead of lotion. Inhale the forest scent of Westcoast Wilderness in your home, office or car with a diffuser. Fresh air & exercise are also linked to a happier outlook. Get outdoors daily – even a short walk around the block on your lunch break or after dinner is beneficial.
WARD OFF COLDS & FLU Green tea, ginger & lemon are natural cold & flu fighters – find them in our Winter Warrior Tea. Drink 2-4 cups daily to ward off illness, reduce symptoms & aid faster recovery. For coughs, add honey, (a natural cough suppressant). To reduce transmission of germs in the home, car & office, diffuse Cold & Flu Ninja (a potent blend of anti-viral essential oils). Keep the Cold & Flu Ninja Roll-On handy too. Sleep is an immune booster, so make sure you’re getting adequate amounts.
SLIMMING + DIGESTION A hot bath after a meal can lower blood sugar more rapidly than exercise, says recent research. Rich meals & sweets can also lead to aches, stiff muscles & fatigue. Counteract them with Detox Bathsalts. Push the reset button on digestion with Detox Tea. Avoid chamomile after meals – it can slow digestion. Sip 1-2 cups of Mulberry Tea after sweets or meals to block sugar & carb absorption & regulate blood sugar (which aids weight management, pre-diabetes & diabetes). It sounds too good to be true, but studies confirm the effects of this Asian remedy.
LOW CALORIE INDULGENCES Treat yourself with yummy goodies that are satisfying but low-cal. Make a tea latte with Chocolate Panda Tea (with chocolate, mint & vanilla) using almond or soy milk. Rich in minerals that help with stress management, it tastes divine even without sugar, but satisfies your sweet tooth. Visit silkroadtea.com for more recipes.
HANGOVER REMEDY Quench Tea is expertly formulated as a healthy sports drink for when you’re active & exercising. Since it contains electrolytes, minerals & is anti-inflammatory, it’s also a speedy way to recover from hangovers. Sip 2-4 cups, either hot or iced to feel better quickly. Apply Roll-On Headache & Hangover Tonic to temples for added relief.
WINTER SKINCARE Weather, dry indoor heat, sugar & salty treats, alcohol, stress & lack of sleep can lead to breakouts, skin irritations & dry, lackluster skin.
Healthy skin starts within, so drink 3-4 cups of BeauTEAful Tea daily for hydration (sip instead of water), nutrients, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory & probiotic benefits. Brighten, reduce wrinkles, prevent & calm breakouts, purify & refine pores & re balance skin with an easy 10 min weekly Miracle Spring Mask treatment. For breakouts, also use Purify Blemish Serum.
For dry skin on the body, use Bliss or Heaven Bath & Body Oil instead of lotion. Apply to wet skin to seal moisture in. Take an oil bath 1x a week (or more) for deep moisturizing. For the face, try this amazing, easy deep oil treatment as needed. Apply thick coat of Nourishing Dew to clean face. Add a few drops of Jade Serum. Let it sit for 20 min, while reading or watching TV. Remove with cotton pad soaked in Paradise Toner.
ARTHRITIS, SORE JOINTS, ACHES & PAINS A warm bath with Heaven or Tonic Bathsalts improves mobility & soothes discomfort. Apply Heaven or Tonic Bath, Body & Massage Oil to affected areas. Teas which have an alkaline or immune supporting effect are the best – Quench, BeauTEAful, Allergy & Hay Fever & Winter Warrior.
SLEEP IS THE ULTIMATE IMMUNE BOOSTER, BEAUTY TREATMENT & MORE! Rest is vital to your entire system. Sleep boosts the immune system, improves brain power, benefits mood regulation, counteracts stress, reduces food cravings, helps the complexion & assists weight management. Sip Lullaby Tea 1 hr before bed. Also try a warm bath 1-2 hrs before bed with Heaven Bathsalts to melt away stress & physical tension, which can interfere with the ability to fall asleep or maintain sleep.
Apply Night Magic Serum – it’s a double duty overnight skin repair moisturizer that aids sleep. Scent bedroom with ultra-soothing Sweet Dreams Diffuser Blend to maintain deeper sleep. Apply Sweet Dreams Roll-on to temples.
Suffering from all of the above? Start the remedies for the problem bothering you the most. After 3 days, switch to the next item on your list.
Healthy habits include avoiding foods & beverages with hidden additives, preservatives & dyes. Look carefully at ingredient labels! SILK ROAD TEAS are expertly blended to optimize tea’s healthful properties & we use fresh, organic ingredients because it results in MORE ANTIOXIDANTS. What’s just as important as the premium quality ingredients we select, are the ingredients we never use – no artificial flavours, colours or hidden sweeteners. We’re also gluten-free, dairy-free & soy-free.
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