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The TEA MASTER’S Fall Wellness Guide

Tea Master Fall Wellness Guide

THE TEA MASTER’S Fall Wellness GUIDE

Autumn leaves & crisp air entice us to put the kettle on & have some tea. It’s a season of visual splendor as nature transitions from summer to winter, but it can also mean colds, flu, low moods & low energy, aches & pains or seasonal weight gain. Whatever the season, I always looked for ways to flourish. I hope you’ll enjoy some of my favourite fall rituals & that they bring you well-being & vitality.  Daniela Cubelic | Tea Master + Founder, SILK ROAD

A DAILY BATH HELPS BEAT DEPRESSION… according to researchers, a regular warm bath can have a greater effect on mood than physical exercise.” – The Guardian Newspaper

Another study suggests a hot bath can reduce blood sugar levels & stimulate weight loss more rapidly than exercise.

My fave fall ritual is a bath with our potent aromatherapy bathsalts, accompanied by a cup of tea. It sounds too good to be true, but science is revealing what many ancient civilizations took to be common sense knowledge. Baths can stimulate circulation, ease aches & pains, boost the immune system, support elimination, help make skin supple & may even balance circadian rhythm (which can aid sleep & moods).

When I don’t have time for a bath or I’m somewhere that doesn’t have a tub, I treat myself to a footbath. There are many nerve endings in the feet & they contain sweat glands, so a footbath also supports detoxification. 

All you need is a basic bowl or tub large enough for your feet. Twenty minutes the recommended time for wellness benefits, but I usually linger longer than that. Enjoy a footbath with a cup of tea while you’re reading, watching a show or enjoying a mindfulness practice. 

Select a bathsalt & tea to amplify the effects. To counteract rich meals & seasonal weight gain, Detox Tea + Detox Bathsalts are my go to.  For sleep, Lullaby Tea + Sweet Dreams.  For mood balance, Happy Tea + Westcoast Wilderness. For immune support, Winter Warrior Tea + Cold & Flu Ninja Bathsalts. For PMS, BeauTEAful Tea + Bliss or Heaven Bathsalts. For aches & pains, fatigue or low energy, Detox or Westcoast Wilderness Bathsalts + Quench or Detox Tea

FIVE FALL SKINCARE RITUALS If you wore sunscreen &/or foundation over the summer, breakouts can arise in autumn as blocked pores can take time to emerge. Sugar & salty treats, alcohol, stress & lack of sleep can also lead to breakouts, skin irritations & dry, lackluster skin.

  1. Healthy skin starts within, so drink 3-4 cups BeauTEAful Tea daily for hydration (sip instead of water), nutrients, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory & prebiotic benefits.
  2. Brighten, reduce wrinkles, prevent & calm breakouts, purify & balance skin with our easy 10 min weekly Miracle Spring Mask treatment. For breakouts, also use Purify Blemish Serum.
  3. Do this easy deep oil treatment as needed. Apply thick coat Nourishing Dew to clean face. Add a few drops Jade Serum. Let sit for 20 min. Remove with cotton pad soaked in Paradise Toner.
  4. Use our Gemstone Facial Roller for anti-aging, stress management & to help ingredients penetrate more deeply. After cleansing face with Nectar & Waterfall, roll face/neck (instructions here) then apply Nourishing Dew.
  5. Breathe in deeply to inhale the soothing, delicate scents as you cleanse your face. Slow your movements & your mind will relax. Our entire skincare collection has mindfulness benefits built in. 

SLIMMING + DIGESTION Sip 1-2 cups Detox Tea after treats or meals. Several caffeine free herbs in this tea (tulsi, blueberry leaf, rosemary) are traditionally associated with balancing blood sugar levels. Avoid chamomile after meals – it can slow digestion. As already noted, a hot bath with Detox Bathsalts is also great!

LOW CALORIE INDULGENCES Treat yourself with yummy tea based drinks (including tea lattes) that are satisfying but low-cal & counteract stress which may be why you’re reaching for treats. Have them in the mid-afternoon, after dinner or whenever you’re craving a treat. Check out the blog for yummy recipes.

SINUS HEALTH + ALLERGIES Fall allergies make it likelier to get colds & flu. Inflamed nasal passages are more vulnerable to viruses. Green tea, vit C & some herbs can reduce symptoms, regulate immune response & aid breathing. Find these in our Allergy & Hay Fever Defense Tea. Combat airborne allergens (including dust, pollen & pet), purify the air & support sinus health with Allergy & Hay Fever Roll-On & Diffuser Blend. Use 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. 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 Happy Tea throughout the day.

*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.

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.

HANGOVER REMEDY Quench Tea is 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, hot or iced. Apply Headache & Hangover Tonic Roll-On to temples for added relief.

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 – see Baths for more info. 

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 resulting in a naturally sweet taste & more antioxidants in every cup.

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