July - September 2024 Editor's Choice

Our Magazine Editor reviews her must-have products for winter.

Herbal Healers

This winter, I’m stocking my home first aid kit with Wellness Tinctures. The Pelargonium and Cold & Flu Remedy are my allies when the sniffles strike, while the Echinacea and Olive Leaf help to keep me shielded against further infection. The anti-bacterial and anti-diarrhoeal Goldenseal is a digestive aid I draw on often. When I’m in need of a bit of energy, I reach for the Siberian Ginseng, while the Valerian provides some much-needed calm and support during times of stress. Lastly, my favourite – the gentle Sleep Aid contains soothing passionflower and valerian to assist in promoting the relaxation I need for a good night’s rest.

Primed for Performance

Prime Day and Prime Night by Prime Self have become indispensable pillars in my daily routine, guiding me through the ebbs and flows of productivity and rest. Prime Day ignites my mornings with a sustained surge of energy, free from the crash and jitters, while its blend of electrolytes and adaptogens keep me hydrated and resilient against stressors for a focused and vibrant day. After all the action, Prime Night steps in to promote relaxation with its symphony of recovery-promoting, sleep-inducing ingredients for a restorative slumber that leaves me invigorated and primed for the challenges of the next day. 

Exquisite Essentials

As an avid aromatherapy enthusiast, I was thrilled to receive the new Essential Oil Collection from Flora Force. I place a drop of the soothing lavender on my pillow before bedtime, and add some of the eucalyptus to my shower when it’s time to wake and face the day. I diffuse the bergamot when I’m in need of a bit of a mood boost, and the rosemary during times of focus. The lemongrass is my favourite to add to a burner when cleaning the house, and the rose geranium is my go-to for when practising my at-home self-care. While I couldn’t resist keeping the collection for myself, it would make for a beautifully-packaged, thoughtful gift!

Bee Beautiful

Simply Bee's Propolis Serum has become an indispensable part of my skincare routine, transforming my complexion with its potent blend of natural ingredients. Infused with the healing power of propolis, it works wonders in soothing inflammation, reducing redness, and promoting overall skin health. With each application, I feel a luxurious veil of hydration enveloping my skin, leaving it soft, supple, and radiant. What sets Simply Bee apart is their unwavering commitment to purity and sustainability, ensuring that every drop of the serum is imbued with the wholesome goodness of nature. Whether used as a daily treatment or as a targeted solution for troubled areas, this one is a true skincare gem that delivers visible results over time.

Winter Wellness

Septoguard's Lozenges, Syrup, and Tablets have become my trusted allies in warding off seasonal threats and maintaining robust health throughout the winter months. Whether I'm facing a scratchy throat, sniffles, or a full-blown cold, they deliver targeted relief from symptoms, plus immune support to boot. The Lozenges provide instant comfort, soothing irritation with their blend of healing herbs and supportive vitamins. The Syrup is a deliciously sweet way to bolster my defences, with its blend of natural extracts and immune-boosting nutrients. Meanwhile, the Tablets provide a convenient on-the-go solution, packed with all the essential vitamins and minerals I need to fortify my immune system.

Super Stack

I’ve recently taken to creating functional supplementation stacks, combining ingredients that work synergistically to address a number of different aspects of my daily health. A current trio I’m taking each morning comprisesAlvega-3, Siberian Ginseng, and BioVive from Flora Force. In the face of life’s daily stressors, the DHA in the Alvega-3 supports my brain and nervous system health; the ginseng is a powerful adaptogen to help build resilience in my body and mind; and the B vitamins are invaluable companions in responding to physical and mental challenges. A strong way to start the day!

Protein Power

As someone who values both nutrition and convenience in equal measure, Macro Mixes Protein Oats and Instant Protein Porridge have revolutionised my breakfast routine. These ingenious blends effortlessly marry the hearty satisfaction of oats with the muscle-building power of protein, creating a breakfast powerhouse that fuels my day with sustained energy and vitality. Whether I opt for the comforting warmth of Protein Oats on a chilly morning or the quick-fix convenience of Instant Protein Porridge on busy days, I'm consistently impressed by the delicious taste and satiating power of these blends.

Dynamic Duo

The transformative synergy between Viridian’s L-theanine and Peak Focus supplements has helped me to bring both focus and calm to my busy work day. The combination of L-theanine's calming effects and Peak Focus's cognitive enhancement properties creates an ideal balance for navigating the challenges of multi-tasking, deadlines, and unexpected challenges. Whether tackling complex assignments or enduring marathon days at the office, this duo offers me a sustained clarity of mind, bolstering focus and productivity. For anyone grappling with brain fog or buckling beneath their daily cognitive demands, this tandem may provide a welcomed reprieve, fostering mental acuity and sharpening concentration without the jitters.  

Gluten-free Goodness

As someone with a keen appreciation for gluten-free snacks, Schär's range has been a delightful discovery. The Chocolate O's are a standout, perfectly mimicking classic sandwich cookies with a rich chocolate filling that satisfies my sweet tooth without the gluten. Their Crackers are impressively crisp and versatile - great on their own or paired with cheese. The Salinis, small pretzel-like bites, are my go-to for a crunchy, savoury snack, while the Digestive Choc biscuits offer a wonderful blend of wholesome, oat-y goodness with a luscious chocolate coating. Each product showcases Schär's commitment to quality and taste, making gluten-free snacking a pleasure rather than a compromise.

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