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Spring Equinox – the perfect time for a clear out


The Spring Equinox falls on 24th March this year. It is the day that the sun aligns with the equator, meaning that we have a perfect balance of 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night across the entire planet. It marks the change of seasons. 

The Vernal (Spring) Equinox is the perfect time for a cathartic clear out. Tidying, decluttering and cleaning and swapping winter woollies for summer clothes.

Many people schedule a regular cleanse at the Equinox or solstice to enjoy the benefits of greater energy, improved digestion, clearer skin, weight loss and improved mood. Indeed, many naturopaths consider that the Equinox is the optimum time for a cleansing detoxification. It is considered in certain spiritual circles that fasting or cleansing during the Equinox and solstice is more effective than at other times in the planetary calendar.  

Some herbs traditionally associated with detoxifying the body are milk thistle, cleavers, burdock, dandelion and nettle. Viridian have some super herbal tinctures in their range and there are some excellent herbal teas that you can enjoy. These have the extra benefit of increasing your intake of water as well as giving the benefits of herbs.

Oxidative stress can be caused by toxins in the environment or in our diets, stress and exposure to the sun. It can even be caused by vigorous exercise, It may be wise to supplement with natural antioxidants. To combat oxidative stress in the body and protect the skin many beauty supplements contain ingredients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, Betacarotene or Grapeseed extract. 

If you want an all in one option to give you a great balance of detoxifying ingredients and antioxidants as well as other beneficial ingredients like Biotin and Zinc you can try Viridian Beauty Complex, Viridian Clear Skin Complex or Terranova Beauty complex.

Call in to New Leaf if you want to discuss any specific issues you might have with your skin, hair or nails.