Detox remedies to cleanse the body and soul
Detox remedies are top of our shopping list right now, and if your body is in need of a deep-cleansing detox too, we’ve got the perfect pick-me-ups to reinvigorate you inside and out.
So, take some time out this month to pamper yourself and restore your energy. We promise you’ll feel like a new person in no time at all.
Loved by Beyonce and many other celebs who want to get in shape quick smart. The Lemon Detox is a tree syrup – yes, that’s right, from a tree – that you mix with lemon juice, water, cayene pepper and maple syrup. The makers of Madal Bal Lemon Detox claim it clears the body of toxins, increases energy, gives you better skin and hair and helps you lose weight.
Bathing in these crystal salts from the Himalayas is the equivalent of undergoing a three-day detox without having to starve yourself, so say the experts from Space NK, which should be reason enough to snap them up. Add to that their celeb following from the likes of Kylie and you should be sold. The minerals in the salts are so small they permeate skin cells, helping to detoxify and moisturise.
You’re either a fan of the herbal tea or not, so our suggestion is only embrace Dr Stuart’s if you are well-versed in herbal infusions. The brand is pretty much top dog in its area and the Liver detox tea is no exception. Incorporating a blend of toxin-busting herbs including dandelion root, liquorice root, camomile and milk thistle, there’s no denying the rather bitter aftertaste of Liver detox – a slight wince after every sip is evidence enough – but we’re convinced of its deep-cleansing abilities.
For the laziest of detoxers who can’t bear stomaching strange lotions and potions, detox foot patches are an effortless way to get your body back in business. In Oriental medicine the feet are thought to be the second heart, owing to their circulation of blood and lymph back up to the torso. Packed with plenty of natural herbs, the patches release them into the deeper layers of the skin as you sleep soundly, boosting your immune system and blood circulation. Instead of waking up like a bear with a sore head during the winter months, you should feel refreshed and invigorated.
They promise an inch loss of at least six inches all over, which stay off for around a month, and a thorough detoxing experience. You are wrapped in special Universal Contour clay and bandages and left to relax for about an hour. During this time the clay and bandages draw out toxins, soften the skin and firm up your body. Universal Contour Wrap are so convinced of the benefits of their treatment that they offer a money back guarantee if it doesn’t work for you.
A great way to achieve lymphatic drainage is through massage, which is why Neal’s Yard Detox toning oil is so effective. With a rather pungent aroma (which convinces you it must be doing good things), the oil is massaged into skin using a massage mit and circular movements. With a focus on thighs and bottom, used on a regular basis the oil will detoxify by ridding the body of toxins from fatty tissue build-up.
Feeling run down and rather toxic from the overindulgence of party season? Welcome to the world of December. To combat that sluggish feeling and stave off any unwanted illnesses, you need to boost your immune system with an energising body scrub. Ila’s offering has a high mineral content which works wonders at sloughing off dead skin and getting deeper into cells to stimulate the lymphatic system.
Packed full of dandelion, milk thistle, marshmallow and artichoke, this tincture is the antidote to overdoing it at Christmas, mopping up excess toxins and supporting the organs during full detox. Easy to fit into your daily routine, just add drops to water throughout the day to feel the benefit. Alternatively if the pungent formula makes your stomach turn, then try adding to herbal tea, for a gentler mix!
There’s no better way to feel revived after over-indulgence than with a
deep-cleansing face mask and a hot bath. REN’s detox mask has a thick
consistency thanks to its key cleansing ingredient, clay, which
draws out impurities and battles blackheads. The mask’s real magic comes
from spirulina – a tropical seaweed which boosts cell renewal – so not
only will you feel more perky, but your skin should look plumper and
Your hair needs a detox too! All those products you use everyday can build up and make your ‘do dull and lifeless. Use this great product from Tony & Guy to get your hair naturally shining again.