Spring is a time of new beginnings, we think of the first flowers bursting through the earth, cherry blossom, cleaning our homes in a traditional ‘spring clean’ and throwing opening the windows to let the fresh spring air in. Getting back out in nature, taking a deep breath and embracing all the wonderful possibilities for the rest of the year can lift your chi to a new level of positive.
Changing our beauty regime as the seasons change helps keep our chi optional and our hair and skin in top condition. Spring is the time of year when we can begin to dare to go bare. Snow is a distant memory and just maybe, we can reveal our arms and legs to the world after months of being hidden away under layers of clothes.
Like anything hidden for so long, our bodies can use a spring clean from the dry winter season sapping the moisture from the environment and taking its toll on our skin and hair. Now is the perfect time for a mini detox or a head-to-toe body scrub to get rid of those dead skin cells or using a deep penetrating oil to moisturize and replenish the chi of your skin. And, it’s a great time for a 'ginger' face mask!
Try This Simple Ginger Face Mask for Radiant Skin
Spring also prompts us to change our diet to include fresh spring vegetables as they become more abundant. Trade in hot soups for cool salads or super nutrient packed green drinks and smoothies – with a ginger infusion of course! Try adding grated ginger to your meals and salad dressings - it will help fire up your body's natural ability to detoxify by aiding digestion and helping eliminate toxins. And try our wonderful 'Organic Cleanse Tea' - perfect for your spring detox!
Check out some of our ‘Spring’ beauty specials that will help you embrace the season looking your very best and enjoy a 30% discount. Offer ends April 17th, 2017.
This delicious smelling exfoliating scrub will invigorate your mind and body. The perfect blend of sugar, coconut and ginger stimulates meridians and gently exfoliates, leaving winter behind and your skin feeling renewed and revitalized with spring Chi.
Our Sisal Brush has firm and compact bristles with a coir handle that’s easy to grip, making brushing over the body easy and will bring new levels of invigoration to your body. Just a few minutes of dry brushing every morning and your skin will be glowing for the summer. (helps tones and detoxifies - rids dead skin cells, revealing new soft supple skin.)
Full of anti-oxidants and skin toning oils, this body oil blend replenishes skin after dry brushing and showering.
Our potent Penetrating Shine Serum keeps your scalp healthy and hair shiny. A vitamin rich blend (ingredients) of moisturizing and therapeutic oils permeates hair strands to calm and provide luster to frizzy ends. Use as deep oil treatment and scalp massage to increase chi in the follicles for healthier, stronger hair.
Spring is a perfect time to use overcome those cracked, chapped winter lips. Our delectable Lip Oil sinks into the entire lip tissue to heal and leaves lips feeling soft, plump and infused with Chi.
GingerChi’s Organic Cleansing Tea is an Ayurvdic based formula of green tea, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, senna and fennel for an organic fusion of herbal goodness for gentle detoxification and healthy skin. A perfect formula for a spring detox!
GingerChi Holiday Gift Giving
With the holidays just around the corner, GingerChi will make gift giving easier for you with our special offerings. Check out these gift ideas for taking care of your Chi in every price range:
Gift Sets Over $45
Face Repair Set
The Face Repair Set All Natural is great for those who need an extra boost in achieving smoother skin. Usually valued at $84, it includes our Regenerating Face Serum, Argan Wrinkle Roller, and Heal & Shine Lip Oil Roll On for $70, saving you $14! This pack will help to minimize wrinkles, leaving your face to feel younger and softer.
Cleanser and Chi Mist Face Set
The Cleanser & Hydrating Chi Mist Face Set Pack 60ml/2oz ($60) is the perfect gift to add to anyone's cleansing routine. Suitable for all ages and skin types, this will remove any makeup, without stripping away natural oils, while revitalizing face Chi. This pack also comes with our 100% organic cotton Muslin Face Cloth, to ensure a deep clean, leaving your face feeling fresh every time.
Whole Woman Nourish Set
The Whole Woman Nourish Set 30ml/1oz ($75) is a wonderful gift for the women in your life that are in need of a nourishment to help maintain the flow of Chi that brings health and vitality to the whole-body. Included is a set of three therapeutic self massage oils:
GingerChi Breast Massage Oil
GingerChi Tummy Tone Massage Oil
GingerChi Uterine Massage Oil
Chi Roller Anti-Aging Jade Therapy with 10ml Argan Anti-Wrinkle Roll On
Treat your loved ones with the Chi Roller Anti Aging Jade Therapy Set ($45), one of our most popular treatments. Our unique Jade Chi Roller has been used for centuries to promote facial Chi, stimulating meridians points to promote facial Chi and enhance skin elasticity. This set also includes our Argan Anti-Wrinkle Roll On to be used along with your Chi Roller, helping to maintain softer skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Revitalizing Body Sugar Scrub
Our Revitalizing Body Sugar Scrub ($18) is perfect to treat those with extra dry skin. This exfoliating scrub has a luxurious smell, containing three essential oils, as well as warm and spicy ginger powder. The blend of natural raw sugar, coconut, and ginger will renew your skin with Chi to feel buttery soft.
All Purpose Healing Massage Oil
Our All Purpose Healing Massage Oil with the Benefits of Ginger 30ml/1oz ($21) is perfect for many different uses. Made of essential oils including Plai, this healing and anti-inflammatory formula stimulates Chi to alleviate any aches, pains, or indigestion. This wonderful essential oil is used in Asia for Therapeutic Massage, and serves as a great natural alternative to have this season.
Brush and Glow
The Brush and Glow ($37) is the perfect combo for revitalizing Chi and for those in need of a skin renewal for glowing skin. This set includes your choice of Sisal or Jute Meridian Dry Brush System to stimulate the movement of stagnant Chi and 2oz Replenishing Juniper Body Oil with anti-oxidants to soften the skin.
Roll On and Go Set
Give the gift of our two most popular products in one with the Roll On & Go Set - Argan Anti-Wrinkle Roller + Heal & Shine Lip Oil ($36). Take this with you for any time application to regenerate Chi for smoother skin and lips.
GingerChi Organic Tea
Treat your loved ones to our unique and delicious blends of Ginger tea to detoxify the body from within! We offer the choice of our Organic Ginger Ginseng Tea 60ml/2oz ($12) which is the perfect revitalizing tea to recharge your body when it needs a boost of energy or Organic Chi Cleanse Tea 60ml/2oz ($12) to cleanse your body of toxins, promoting Chi for radiant and healthy skin. You can also purchase both teas as a set of two for just $20!
Aromatherapy Necklace Diffuser Pendant
This gift is the perfect combination of a beautiful accessory and blend of Essential Oils to enhance your Chi level throughout the day. Our Aromatherapy Necklace Diffuser Pendant ($28) is a silver plated locket that hangs on a 24" waxed leather cord that contains a felt essential oils diffuser ball. This will serve to energize, soothe, stimulate, and make you look good while wearing it.
GingerChi Boost Energy Stick
Give the gift of our GingerChi Chi Boost Energy Stick Roll-On Energy Booster 10ml/3.5oz ($19) to those who need a little Chi boost of energy in their daily routine! This caffeine free formula provides long-lasting physical and mental energy, with a clean fragrance meant to awaken your senses.
GuaSha Jade Treatment for Natural Face Lift
For just $21, the GuaSha Treatment for Natural Face Lift Therapy is the perfect natural alternative for anti-aging. GuaSha is a massage-like healing technique used in traditional Chinese medicine that contains a stone or porcelain tool and a lubricant. The purpose of this treatment is to stimulate meridians to heal pain and inflammation in the body and to revitalize chi. This kit also includes a free face serum sample!
Hydrating Chi Mist
Our GingerChi Hydrating Chi Mist 30ml/1oz ($14) is a perfect on-the-go spray to use anytime, anywhere. This formula is blended with 100% pure Plant hydrosols of Rose Damascena and Roman Chamomile, along with a hint of ginger. Mist over your face, body, or hair for a boost of hydration whenever your skin feels a bit parched and it needs a Chi refreshment.
Bath and Shower Infusion Oil
For those in need of a soothing, detoxifying treatment to add to their daily body care regimen, the multipurpose Bath and Shower Infusion Oil 60ml/2oz ($15) is the perfect go-to. With the infusion of coconut oils and apricot kernel, this oil's many antioxidants will provide ageless healing powers for the skin. Use in the bath after a long day or before stepping in the shower to awaken the senses and stimulate Chi!
Heal and Shine Roll-On Lip Oil
Everyone needs a Chi infused treatment for cracked, chapped lips during the winter season. Our GingerChi Heal & Shine Roll-On Lip Oil ($12) includes a blend of jojoba oil, rosemary oil, Vitamin E, and fresh ginger root oil for smoother, plumper lips.
We wish you good Chi and Happy Holidays!
As we move into the winter months, our mind, body and spirit begin adjusting to the change of seasons, and the change of clocks. With the arrival of fall, our energy, just like the earth’s, starts to deplete as summer fades and winter approaches.
To combat fatigue, chase away the blues and increase our energy levels this fall, here are a few quick and easy routines you might want to try out.
BREATHE Taking deep a breath that fill your lungs and belly, with a long slow exhale can help pep you up and feel ready for the next thing on your to-do it. Most of us don’t breathe properly but a few good breaths can work miracles for your energy levels.
EAT SOMETHING CRUNCHY Yes, hard to believe but eating crunchy foods makes your jaw work harder, which makes your facial muscles wake up and you’ll feel more alert. We prefer healthy carrots, celery or a nice crisp apple for our crunch.
TAKE A BRISK 10 MINUTE WALK Walking helps your body feel energized especially after long periods of sitting. For an extra boost take your walk in nature and breathe in the goodness of life.
DANCE Nothing like shaking your booty to your favorite song to wake up your entire body, and it only takes a few minutes to feel alive and full of joy.
EAT FREQUENTLY Taking long breaks between meals can leave you feeling lethargic and in need of a nap. Keep health snacks close by, and try and eat every four hours to keep your energy at optimum levels throughout the day and night.
GREEN DRINKS With so many delicious green drinks (packed with vitamins, minerals and other good stuff) to choose from you’ll be hard pushed to find one that doesn’t give you a much needed energy boost.
STIMULATING AROMATHERAPY BATHS OR SHOWERS Using aromatherapy in your bath or shower in the morning helps stimulate the blood and gives you a good start for the day. Essential oils such as any of the Citrus Oils: Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Petitgrain, Neroli, or Bergamot are great stimulants for helping boost your energy. So are Peppermint and Spearmint. Nothing like pampering yourself when you're combatting fatigue!
CHECK OUT SOME OF GINGERCHI'S PRODUCTS FOR ENERGY
Ginger Oil. Warm and spicy, Ginger supports the flow of Chi throughout the body by stimulating both the immune and circulatory systems. It helps boost and sustain energy levels, awaken the mind, and soothe the digestive system.
Rosemary Verbenone. Rosemary essential oil is stimulating to the circulatory and nervous systems, plus it’s smooth herbaceous floral scent offers an immediate pick-me-up you when you are suffering from mental and physical fatigue.
Peppermint gives a refreshing kick to your senses, clears the mind and energizes the body.
We recommend having a Chi Boost Energy Stick handy throughout the Fall and Winter to make sure you always have energy on the go!
To give you a little boost, we offering till November 24th a complimentary Chi Boost Energy stick with your purchase of $35 or more! Hurry while stocks last!!
During the summer when there’s lots of moisture in the air, your lips become like sponges, absorbing water keeping them plump and moisturized. Come Fall and Winter, the change in temperature and lack of humidity causes your lips to dehydrate and dry out, even become cracked and sore. Along with the fact that lips have no oil or sweat glands and are in constant contact with irritants such as spicy food, hot and cold drinks, environmental pollutants, Fall is the perfect time to give your lips a little TLC.
Here are a some simple home remedies to help combat some typical lip issues. Using simple ingredients from the pantry, you can have luscious lips all year round.
Honey Do you have dark pigments on your lips from too much sun? Well honey is your new best friend. Not only is it beneficial in getting rid of those dark pigments, regular use will keep your lips looking soft and luscious. And, if your lips are in need of a little exfoliating, try using a little honey on a toothbrush and brush gently over your lips for super smooth results. Finish by rolling on GingerChi Heal & Shine.
Cucumbers Cool cucumbers are also great for getting rid of dark pigments. Just cut the cucumber into thin slices, then rub the slices over your lips in circular motion for a few minutes. Apply GingerChi Heal & Shine Roll-On to keep your lips looking soft and pink.
CHAPPED OR CRACKED LIPS
Green Tea Bags Love green tea? Have chapped lips? Well put your used teabags to good use and see marvelous improvements in your lips. Gently press a used green tea bag against your lips for at least 4 minutes. Doing this daily will increase moisture to your lips and before you know it, your lips will be back to beautiful!
Sugar Sugar can be a girl’s best friend when it comes to exfoliating. It’s the perfect, natural exfoliant, not just for your face but your lips as well. Just mix a teaspoon of sugar with a teaspoon of honey and rub over your lips in a circular motion. Then relax, leaving it on your lips for 10 minutes before rinsing off to reveal soft lovely lips. Finish off with an application of GingerChi Heal & Shine.
WRINKLES & DRY SKIN
Glycerin & Honey Noticing some fine lines around your lips? Take action now with this quick, easy recipe. Just take a teaspoon of honey, add a couple of drops of glycerin and mix together. Apply the mixture on the lips, leave it on for 15 minutes, then wash off with water and apply GingerChi Heal & Shine Roll-On. You will see a softening of wrinkles and noticeably moisturized lips!
Lemon Juice This lemony remedy will not only nourish your lips, it can help combat aging. Just mix a teaspoon of cream or milk in a bowl with 3 drops of lemon juice. Place the bowl in the fridge for an hour to cool, then apply it gently on and around the lips before going to sleep. This is a great anti-aging beauty tip that you can do daily but expect to see results in as little as 3 days.
For years, the typical way to combat dry lips has been through using with a lip balm. Where balms tend to create a thick protective layer, oils actually help in a speedy recovery of your lips due to their softening and nourishing properties. Not only do oils help bring moisture back into lips, they nurture and renew the skin cells and repair the skin. What’s better than that?
GingerChi’s Heal & Shine Roll-On Lip Oil, featured in Town&Country magazine, with its impressive line-up of oils presents lip care in a whole different light.
The blend is specially formulated to work with skin's natural sebum to benefit the entire lip tissue to leave them soft, plump and infused with Chi. Working to heal cracked, chapped lips, GingerChi’s Heal & Shine Roll-On Lip Oil is packed full of wonderful oils including Moringa, Meadowfoam, Castor and Jojoba Oils, Vitamin E and fortified with essential oils of Rosemary, Peppermint, and of course, our signature Fresh Ginger Root.
Moringa Oil: Not only is Moringa Oil anti-inflammatory, it’s also antibacterial and a great moisturizer. It can smooth and sooth dry skin and chapped lips, help maintain moisture, skin softness and diminish hyper-pigmentation.
Meadowfoam Oil: This antioxidant rich oil has amazing skin softening and moisturizing properties. It has a waxy texture similar to Jojoba Oil; close in composition to natural sebum, Meadowform is silk-like and easily absorbed into skin. It's able to lock in moisture and help other ingredients penetrate deep into the skin as well.
Castor Oil: This fairly thick oil provides a natural protective barrier while nutrients are readily absorbed into skin. Excellent for dry chapped lips.
Jojoba Oil: Rich in vitamins E and B complex as well as several minerals, Jojoba is chemically similar to the skin's natural sebum providing a simple, natural way to restore moisture to your lips so they become smoother and softer.
Vitamin E: is as an antioxidant that fights against the skin cell damage caused by free radicals from exposure to pollution and ultraviolet rays from the sun. Protects your lips during the day and helps repairs damage at night.
Peppermint Essential Oil: Contains antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, helps cool skin and aids in oil secretion, healing cracked lips.
Fresh Ginger Essential Oil: With antifungal, antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, ginger not only fights off skin cell damaging free radicals but also helps heal. The yang properties of ginger bring blood to the surface, stimulating cell renewal as well as diminish dark marks and age spots.
For luscious lips on the go, we recommend keeping GingerChi’s Heal & Shine Roll-On Lip Oil with you at all times and apply as needed.
Get summer off to a great start with our GingerChi Summer Specials:
GingerChi 4oz Revitalizing Body Sugar Scrub
On Sale $12 (Normally $18)
Get ready for that smooth all-over summer tan with our delicious smelling exfoliating body scrub. Packed with natural organic sugar
granules, our unique blend of coconut and ginger combats those rough areas around the elbows, ankles and knees, making this
Revitalizing Body Sugar Scrub your new tanning BFF this summer!
GingerChi 2oz Bath & Shower Infusion Oil
On Sale $10 (Normally $15)
Keep your skin in tip top condition this summer with our fantastic dual purpose Infusion Oil. Bursting with oils of Coconut, Apricot Kernel, Lavender, Fresh Ginger, Peppermint and Rosemary it will make your skin feel heavenly, whether you add it to your bath, use it in the shower or pamper yourself with a luxurious massage.
GingerChi 2oz Organic Chi Cleanse Tea
On Sale: $8 (Normally $12)
Enhance your skin with beauty from within with a great cup of tea! Our Organic Cleansing tea, packed with an Ayurvedic formula of Green Tea, Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Ginger and Fennel gently detoxes and purifies your body with all that good stuff that makes your summer skin glow.
GingerChi 2oz Organic Ginger Ginseng Tea
On Sale: $8 (Normally $12)
Anyone for Iced Tea? Our yummy blend of dried Ginger, Orange Peel, Rosehip, Mint and Chamomile is just as delicious on ice as it is hot. Excellent for that extra burst of energy and a clear focused mind to take in all those fun summer activities!
GingerChi 1oz Penetrating Hair Shine Serum
On Sale: $12 (Normally $20)
There’s nothing like summer humidity to add frizz to your hair. Tame your locks and nourish the scalp with our Vitamin rich blend of Ginger, Rosemary, Lavender, Atlas Cedar, Camelia, Meadowfoam, Baobab, Coconut, Jojoba and Crambe oils to moisturize your locks and leave your summer hair shiny and frizz free!
GingerChi 10ml Chi Boost Energy Stick Roll-On Energy
On Sale: $11 (Normally $16)
Is your summer schedule so busy you need caffeine to keep going? Not any more! A quick roll of our long lasting Chi Boost Energy Stick packed with Rosemary, Fresh Ginger Oil, Peppermint Oil and
Safflower Oil over the pulse points on your wrist or back of your neck, will make you feel awakened and revitalized and ready for the next summer party!
GingerChi 10 ml Penetrating Relief Roll-On
On Sale: $11 (Normally $16)
Bothered by summer insect bites and rashes? Try our Penetrating Relief Roll-On for immediate relief. Filled with the goodness of
Coconut Oil, Safflower Oil, Meadowfoam, Castor See Oil, Vitamin E, Rosemary and our special Healing Essential Oil Blend, it is also
excellent for headaches, nausea, bruises or aches and pains. And it comes in a small handy roll-on container, so make it your new
GingerChi All Purpose Healing Massage Oil with Benefits of Ginger
On Sale $13 (Normally $20)
Our yummy Healing Massage Oil is a no brainer for summer ailments. It’s unique blend of oils including Fractioned Coconut, Safflower, Meadowfoam, Castor Seed, Vitamin E Simulated, Vitamin E,
Rosemary and Healing Essenetial Oil Blend, is the perfect remedy for headaches, nausea, back pain, insect bites, rashes, burns and colds. Many sure you have a bottle handy this summer!
“ DO SOMETHING TODAY THAT YOUR FUTURE SELF WILL THANK YOU FOR”
Happy detoxing and have a beautiful summer!
Tea Drinking goes back thousands of years and plays an important part in Asian culture. Tea is so revered; it is heralded in many ceremonies and used extensively to maintain health and well being.
Today, clinical test have proven the that tea can help in the prevention of strokes, diabetes, improve memory, soothe the digestive system, aid in the respiratory issues and fight depression. Drinking tea not only calms and soothes emotions but can also help organs function better by ridding the body of toxins. Which in turn benefits the condition of our skin.
Scientists at the University of Maryland have found that the unfermented tea leaves in green tea provides a large concentration of polyphenol anti-oxidants known to fight free radicals that damage DNA causing premature aging, cancer, stroke and heart disease. Studies have also shown that drinking green tea can help reduce bad cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and depression. Try mixing green tea with Ginger for a potent healthy brew.
Oolong tea is rich in antioxidants and contains various minerals and vitamins beneficial for overall health. Studies have shown drinking Oolong tea can prevent tooth decay, provide gum health and strengthen bones. From slowing down the aging process to helping combatting wrinkles, oolong tea also makes a great rinse for hair providing luster and healthy hair growth. Drinking Oolong daily also helps detoxify the body, improving digestion, maintaining weight and even help in lowering the risk of diabetes.
Green, oolong, white and black tea all come from the same plant so therefore all have similar health benefits. Black tea has an abundance of antioxidants and phytochemicals, which help prevent heart disease, cancer, improve bone strength and promote healthy skin and hair, Regular black tea consumption helps with digestion, oral health and the immune system. Studies have shown black tea also helps improve mental alertness and memory.
Rooibos from South Africa is similar to Black tea but is low in caffeine and has nutty flavor. Known for it’s high levels of flavonoids, an antioxidant known reduce risk of cancer and provide cardiovascular support. Studies have shown it is also helps support the liver, respiratory system and promotes bone and teeth health.
Known for its fragrant tart flavor and bright red color, Hibiscus tea can be served hot but also makes a refreshing looking summer drink. Due to the high levels of antioxidant, studies have shown that drinking 2 – 3 cups of Hibiscus tea a day helps rid the body of free radicals, reversing the effects of aging and protects against heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and cancer.
Chamomile has been used for thousands of years for it’s medicinal properties and beauty benefits. The golden fragrant tea derived from the flower has been known to help alleviate intestinal problems, elevate mood, reduce stress and anxiety related problems and aid in sleep. The potent antioxidant properties in Chamomile also gives many Skin and hair benefits. Try a couple of Chamomile tea bags for tired eyes and dark circles. Use as a final hair rinse to brighten and shine.
Studies done in Hong Kong have shown that drinking Jasmine tea protects red blood cells from being destroyed by free radicals. The lovely floral scent of the leaves mixed with flowers has a calming effect on nerves. The powerful Antioxidants and antibacterial properties help immune system stay healthy, prevent signs of early aging, maintain weight, help control cholesterol levels and provides protection against cancer.
White tea is the least processed tea over green and black tea and thus has the highest levels of anti-oxidants. The abundant nutrients protect the body from the damage of free radicals, maintaining collagen levels, protecting skin from premature aging. Research is showing that white tea not only promotes healthy skin, teeth and bones but can also lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, protect the heart, maintain stronger bones and connective tissue and aids in the prevention of cancer.
Matcha is green tea leaves grounded into a fine powder. Matcha powder is believed to contain more antioxidants and nutrients than brewed green tea and has a plethora of benefits. Originating from Japan, this bright green tea is known for detoxifying the skin and also contains antioxidants, chlorophyll, and natural antibiotics, along with catechin, a natural pheno and antioxidant, to help fight bacterial infections.
Peppermint is known and used extensively to settle stomach issues, improves digestion and refresh appetite. The fact is, the menthol in this tea helps slow down oil production - especially beneficial for people with acne prone oily skin. It also encourages cell turnover, helps with hair loss and hormonal issues.
The last but not least is Ginger tea. Used extensively for thousand s of years for it’s healing properties, it has the most amazing anti-inflammatory powers and not only aids in digestion but is amazing for skin. When the digestive track is off, the skin also suffers resulting in a variety of skin issues. The powerful properties in Ginger tea can help stimulate and balance the immune system, providing Chi that is vital for overall health and beauty.
All GingerChi products work with the body systems to maintain internal balance and the flow of Chi. We are proud to announce in addition to our Ginger Ginseng tea, GingerChi Chi Cleanse Tea. The tea blend is specially formulated with health and beauty in mind and includes some of the ingredients mentioned above along with other beneficial herbs. Enjoy - It tastes wonderful and has amazing benefits!
The GingerChi Chi Tea Set is available for $20.00.
Value $24.00 (Save $4.00) Hurry while stocks last!
Spring is here!
Spring is about growth and new beginnings. It’s where winter meets summer, where all things come into balance. It’s the perfect time to clean and clear everything that’s weighed us down during the winter months and prepare for possibilities ahead.
During the winter months with extreme weather conditions and fluctuating temperatures, we tend to hibernate, exercise less, eat more and crave heartier meals. Our body’s self-regulating systems such as the circulatory, respiratory and endocrine systems with their ability to eliminate, can become overloaded and sluggish. Toxins absorbed through food and the environment accumulate and Chi becomes blocked.
This not only takes a toll on the physical body apparent by the condition of our skin, eyes and hair but our well being and spiritual states can also be affected.
Our bodies need to reboot and start afresh.
Spring is the perfect time to detox. Through detoxification, we help our body cleanse away toxins, break down stagnation, shed dead skin cells, stimulate the yang energy, bring fresh blood to the organs and revitalize our Chi.
Relish in Spring’s Bounty
With spring, many fresh local and seasonal fruits and vegetables are now available. Eating seasonal food helps our bodies adjust to change. With the temperatures gradually rising, we require less heavy starches and carbohydrates the body instinctively craved during the winter months.
Spring is about eating lighter, fresher and consuming more liquids.
Excess wastes can accumulate in the colon and along the lower digestive tract. Reduce your sodium intake and cleanse with herbal teas and self-massage. Try our new GingerChi Cleansing Tea as well as our Tummy Tone Massage Oil which both offer gentle detoxification for the digestive system.
Step into Spring
Exercise is the best way to increase circulation and improve the efficiency of the heart. When we exercise we increase the rate at which the body eliminates waste. Exercise also helps decrease accumulation of excess fat and cholesterol in the arteries, which forces the heart to work harder.
Traditional Chinese Medicine believe each organ is associated with an element. Heart - fire, Earth - stomach and spleen, Kidneys - Water, Lung - metal and Liver - wood. Chi Kung, Tai Chi and Yoga are gentle forms of exercise which work with the body’s elements to bring them into alignment. The movements and postures help stimulate the meridian points, releasing blockages and cultivate Chi (prana).
Check out the set of Chi Kung exercises included in our Total Detox and Rejuvenation Chi Kit.
Nourish the feminine
For women, the menstrual cycle is another way in which the body cleanses itself. For women excess toxins in the body can result in painful periods as
well as swollen and tender breasts before and during the menstrual cycle. Massaging the breast and lower abdomen can help move these accumulated toxins out of the body. GingerChi has created our Nourish line of therapeutic massage oils to assist with caring for a woman’s body and specific needs. The GingerChi Breast Oil helps decrease swelling and pain while also firming the breast and décolletage. The GingerChi Uterine Oil works to tone the uterus and eliminate stagnant Chi, which can lead to fibroids, painful periods and infertility.
Out with the old and in with the new
The skin and lymphatic systems are also prime areas of the body for detoxification. Did you know that we eliminate up to 1/3 of our waste through our skin? Never underestimate the value of a good sweat. The lymphatic system is also helped by exercise as our lymphatic fluid is circulated through muscle movement. A healthy lymphatic system protects us from sickness and disease.
Both the skin and the lymphatic system are helped by dry skin brushing. The GingerChi Meridian Dry Brush System is one of our most popular products. Dry skin brushing enhances Chi by stimulating circulation of lymph, breaking up cellulite, and sloughing dead skin cells off the body surface. GingerChi Revitalizing Sugar Scrub and GingerChi Juniper Oil containing Ginger, grapefruit and Juniper Oils, naturally brightens, tones and renews skin.
Regular Lymphatic massage can also be practiced on the various lymphatic nodes on the face and neck area. Using the GingerChi Chi Jade Roller and GingerChi GuaSha not only helps smooth out fine lines but can stimulate points to release toxins, increasing Chi and lymph flow.
The Ayurvedic method of Oil Pulling is a wonderful way to pull toxins from the body while clearing bacteria from the mouth. Swish daily with GingerChi Oral Detox and you will notice not only whiter teeth but an overall feeling of health.
Detox your environment
While spring is a great time to detoxify your body, it’s also the perfect time to de-clutter and Detox your environment. The term “spring-cleaning” couldn’t be more appropriate.
Check out your home cleaning supplies. Many cleaning products contain toxic chemicals that can pollute your home create health issues. There are many responsible companies now that offer safe and sustainable products that are kind to people and the environment.
To clear stagnant energy around you, simply spritz some of our GingerChi Hydrating Chi Mist over yourself as well the surrounding area. The Rose and Roman Chamolmile floral waters will soothe and refresh your Chi.
Clutter can overload our senses, affecting our well being as well as our mental and spiritual states. Organizing, getting rid of excess, physically as well as what’s not working in your life will surely liberate and inspire you to live a more happy, healthier and harmonious life.
To jump-start the detox of your surroundings, we recommend this an inspiring book by Japanese author, Marie Kondo: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
We leave you with this parting thought. Spring is an amazing and uplifting time of year. A season of change and growth that can inspire us to reach new heights.
It is when we understand the nature of balance, the yin and yang of life, that harmony and true happiness can be achieved.