Let’s talk coffee.
To many busy women like ourselves, it’s a magical elixir from above which is used to lure us out of our toasty bed on a cold morning (am I right?!).
No matter how you order it - flat white, cappuccino, espresso - the lure of coffee is undeniable for most.
But did you know you can ramp up your beauty game by introducing this amazing smelling bean into your skin routine?
"Why would I do that", you ask!
Not only does coffee really ramp up our engines when we’re running on empty, but when it’s used in an exfoliator it can work wonders and really enhance that daily glow we all seek in more ways than one.
Here's why applying caffeine topically benefits your skin:
Reason # 1: It helps to reduce puffiness & inflammation by restricting blood vessels.
Reason #2: It is loaded with antioxidants which helps to attack signs of ageing.
Reason #3: It helps tighten skin, which can in turn reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Finely ground coffee beans are a mild and all natural exfoliant which which will leave you feeling better than any double shot soy latte ever will. Ok, this is a big call, so we'll settle with 'equally as good'!
We recently introduced you all to a coffee scrub when we featured the Bean Body Facial Exfoliant Scrub in our Autumn box, which also leaves you with soothed, nourished and replenished skin thanks to the addition of shea butter and aloe vera. Or, as those of you who have become addicted to it have told us - the 'smoothest skin you've ever had'...
(it also smells like Chico Babies - no word of a lie!)
As for how to use it this amazing smelling face scrub, (please resist the urge to eat...we’re serious!) - it's super easy. After cleansing your skin, wet your face with warm water and a layer of Bean Body. Gently exfoliate using small circular motions, leave on for a couple of mins to soak in all the goodness and then wash off and pat your skin dry. Your skin will be feeling so smooth and soft you’ll be strutting out of the bathroom!
To learn more about the Bean Body and the Facial Exfoliant Scrub click here.
Overnight oats are one of our go to recipes for breakfast!
Not only are they nourishing and delicious, but they are soo easy to make. All you have to do is mix up all of the ingredients the night before and pop it in the fridge, so breakfast is as easy as opening the fridge door!
We have especially been loving these Orange and Cardamom Overnight Oats with Almond Fudge by Sarah Bell from Our Nourishing Table....
At Retreat Yourself we love to spread positivity and having our affirmation She Cards around the office is just one way we do this every day, but we're not the ones ones who believe in the power of affirmations!
The wonderful Mary Grace, who features in our brand new Summer Box, are big advocates for the power of positivity, so we're sharing their amazing amazing words to help leave you feeling more inspired and excited for each day...
If you're anything like us, then it was love at first sight the moment you unboxed the beautiful floral bottle by Wild Fox Apothecary in your Spring Box!
The Floral Oil is a beautiful blend of organic camellia, jojoba and pure coconut oils infused with delicate rose and jasmine flowers and lightly scented with an aromatically fresh, floral blend of pure essential oils.
But there's so much more to Wild Fox Apothecary than meets the eye...