Beauty and health crazes come and go. Remember the lemon diet? And placenta pills, and gojis and acais? Some are more believable (and provable!) than others. But at The Well Store is when a craze rises to the fore with proven health-giving properties that are simply too convincing to ignore we investigate!
Turmeric has been renowned as a healing food in the ancient system of medicine called Ayurveda. It contains a magical active compound called curcumin and research into this compound has found that it contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which can help Inflammation in our body that is linked to the development of many not-so-great health conditions.
Turmeric also contains high levels of fibre and a number of vitamins (C, D, E, K, B12, B6 and folate) and minerals (zinc, copper, selenium, potassium and magnesium) in considerable amounts that make it a very compelling ingredient to weave into your diet – turmeric latte anyone?
But what about including turmeric in your beauty and health routine? Absolutely. Due to its high levels of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties and health-giving ingredients, turmeric is especially powerful for the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and acne, as well as slowing the signs of ageing.
From the same creator that brought you the very popular Heal Your Gut Powder - this new nutritious and vegan Golden Gut Powder is a combination of turmeric, spices and premium ‘Love Your Gut’ diatomaceous earth. Rich in minerals this powder also contains naturally de-bittered organic turmeric, certified organic ginger, cinnamon and black pepper. It’s also high in absorbable iron to help boost your overall energy levels, brain function and immune system. And remember curcumin? Golden Gut Blend contains this miracle compound found in turmeric that comes with a range of anti-inflammatory properties as well as being extremely beneficial for weight loss, lowering insulin resistance and activating fat-burning genes. Add it to your smoothies, lattes, roasted vegie bowls, eggs, curries and casseroles. Ticks every box. Golden Gut Powder 100g $19.95
Golden Grind Turmeric Smoothie Blend
Super-charge your next smoothie with this turmeric blend that also features hemp protein with the added benefit of omega 3, 6 and 9, and linseed for fibre, and lots nourishing vitamins and minerals, thanks to the inclusion of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and tulsi (aka holy basil). Holy health-heavens! It’s a wonder smoothie product – because it actually tastes great, too. Golden Grind Smoothie Blend 200g $24.95
How’s your gut health? It’s often the one part of our bodily function that gets ignored. Now there’s no excuse because this Hibilby Fire Tonic is wellness in a jar adapted from a traditional gypsy recipe but handmade in Victoria, Australia from organically and locally sourced fruit and veg. Its base of raw, unfiltered, unpasteurised apple cider vinegar is boosted with the ingredient of the moment, turmeric, as well as a magical concoction of natural of raw honey, cayenne chilli, garlic, horseradish, ginger, celery, apple, orange, lemon, habanero chilli, oregano and Szechuan pepper – convinced? Take 5-15ml, 1-3 times per day, and this Fire Tonic will boost immunity and stimulate the metabolism to improve gut health and reduce your blood sugar levels. Hilbilby Fire Tonic 180ml $20.00
So, here’s how to create that über-cool turmeric latte in your own home. Pick up a packet of Sol Spice’s Golden Milk Turmeric Blend and combine it with hot water and your milk of choice – dairy or nut. Watch it radiate wellness from the glass. Its unique mix of spices, including cinnamon, ginger, cardamon and black pepper, come to life in this certified organic, caffeine-free drink with so many naturally occurring health-enhancing qualities, plus it’s packed with anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. Sol Spice Organic Golden Milk Turmeric 130g $13.95
This is where you skin will benefit from this wondrous powder! So along with all its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric does wonders for the skin when applied topically. It’s in its element in this deep-cleansing face scrub, which is packed with antiseptic and antibacterial properties due to its high turmeric content. It will keep your skin clean and blemish free, help reduce inflammation and the appearance of scars so you walk out the door with a youthful glow. It includes natural ingredients such as pumice stone and jojoba oil, adding exfoliating and hydrating properties. Golden Grind Face Scrub 100ml $24.95
Golden Grind Turmeric Face Mask
Take the next step in your turmeric beauty routine by applying this amazing face mask. Golden Grind Turmeric Mask is formulated with Australian sandalwood to exfoliate, natural clay to help purify and draw out toxins, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate. (Read about the incredible effects of this this super ingredient in The Well Store’s blog – here). Do you have irritated skin? This mask will soothe and calm. Do you have acne scars? This mask will reduce their appearance. Do you have pimple-prone skin? This mask will fight off nasty spots with its antibacterial properties. If you like your masks zesty and refreshing, this Australian-made product is packed with organic orange peel and essential oil. Golden Grind Turmeric Face Mask 50g $24.95
Sick of cleaning your teeth with chemicals and synthetic ingredients? My Magic Mud is a best-selling oral-care brand that creates organic dental products and one of its top creations is the new Turmeric & Cacao Polishing Tooth Powder. Turmeric in toothpaste? You bet. The organic turmeric performs anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial duties on your choppers. The calcium bentonite supplies detoxing properties and overall this paste works natural wonders on your teeth in all its fluoride-free, non-GMO and glycerine-free glory. Up to 150 uses per jar. My Magic Mud Turmeric & Cacao Peppermint Tooth Polishing Powder 40g $29.95
Enjoy your turmeric endeavours!
Say hello to turmeric, your new BBF (best beauty friend!).
Be well, M xx