As summer heats up we want to feel our absolute best on both the inside and out. This month we’re looking at ways to support our bodies internally, as well as caring for our skin at a time of year when the elements can take a toll.
COVID-19 HAND CARE
Endless hand washing and sanitising is now the new norm, and our poor skin is suffering because of it. The soap you use can make a big difference, and at Nourish we can’t recommend the Jabon de Mallorca products enough. They have recently released a new product specifically to tackle our Covid-19 hand washing woes – the Es Saboner natural hand soap. Produced in Sóller, this ultra-rich and mild soap is made with virgin olive oil, and like all Jabon de Mallorca products, is 100% natural, vegan, paraben and EDTA free, with no artificial colourings, preservatives, foaming agents, sulphates, synthetic fragrances, additives or palm oil. Founder Joaquin produces the soaps by hand using the cold saponification method, using entirely local ingredients. The beautiful Jabón de Mallorca range can be found at the markets in Sóller, via their website online and at selected boutique shops. www.jabondemallorca.com
STAY SUN SAFE, NATURALLY
Getting a daily dose on sunshine is essential for our health but burning to a crisp is most definitely not. Sunscreen is a must, but not all are created equal. In fact, your stock standard chemical sunscreens could even be doing more harm than good. Mineral sunscreen is the answer. Why? Here are the top benefits of making the switch to mineral sunscreen:
- They are made without hormone-disrupting chemicals
- They calm the skin, while chemical sunscreens can irritate
- They are reef safe – two of the most widely used chemical sunscreen ingredients, oxybenzone and octinoxate devastates marine life, particularly coral
- They work the second you put them on while chemical sunscreens take about 20 minutes to begin working
- They are safe for babies and children. None of us should be exposing ourselves to hormone-disrupting chemicals in personal-care products, but it’s especially important to avoid exposing babies and children, whose bodies are still developing and more vulnerable.
A true mineral sunscreen only has zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, or a combination of both. Your product should also be at least SPF30 and be broad spectrum. As always, we support local, and our go-to mineral sunscreen is from Sol de Ibiza. This all-natural, certified organic and vegan sunscreen has no heavy metals, no chemicals, no fragrances, and no preservatives while being easy to apply, transparent and water resistant. You can buy your tin of Sol de Ibiza from Viveco’s store at C/ de Pere Sampol de Son Curt 26, Alaro, or online at www.viveco.co or soldeibiza.com
A SYSTEM REBOOT
With happy, glowing skin we want our insides to match. At Nourish we’re rejoicing that the Dynamic Detox clinic in the Iberostar Grand in Portals Nous is back open for business. Owner and detox specialist Raaul’s number one recommendation to get your insides operating optimally again is to complete an at home liver flush, combined with a short series of coffee enemas and colonic treatments. This process will help improve liver function, digestion and detoxification leaving you feeling fab. Raaul is offering a 10% discount in July for all treatments including blood allergy tests and his popular 4 & 7-Day Detox Programmes. For more details or to book an appointment email email@example.com. www.cleanbreaks.net
After a treatment at Dynamic Detox you’ll only want to put good things into your body, and one of our favourite ways to support our system is by taking our daily Living Buddha – Soul Nutrition, a phytoplankton superfood supplement made right here in Mallorca by Soul Light Food. Phytoplankton are microscopic marine algae, and contain a wealth of bio-available vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, all 10 essential amino acids, enzymes, proteins, carotenoids, and fatty acids. Possibly the worlds healthiest supplement! Benefits of consuming phytoplankton include reducing oxidative damage and inflammation, improving mental clarity, increasing energy, improving mood, less food cravings, and a greater sense of calm – definitely a health heavy hitter! www.soul-light-food.com
Wishing you a joyful July,
The Nourish Team xxx