Week 3 - Purifying Birch
Six weeks to wellness
Silver Birch is traditionally linked with purification and renewal and in ancient languages the name for birch derives from a source meaning ‘bright’ or ‘shining’.
Modern herbalists may use the dried leaves, bark, buds and sap of the birch for treating a number of ailments including kidney stones and other disorders of the urinary tract, and for treating inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and skin problems.
We use birch extracts in both our medicines and natural organic cosmetics as well as in Birch Juice and Birch Elixir, which along with Blackthorn and Sea Buckthorn form part of the food supplement range. Medicinally, birch is often used in preparations to help with arthritis and rheumatism where deposits can build up in joints. Birch bark and leaves can help to re/dissolve these deposits and increase their excretion from the body.
500 tons of organic birch leaves a year are used by us and collected by our fair trade partners in the Czech Republic.
Birch Cellulite Oil
This extraordinary oil is bursting with ingredients designed to tone, smooth and firm the skin. Organic birch leaf extract is full of flavonoids to purify and detox the body. Rosemary improves the circulation and metabolism, while Butcher’s Broom has an anti-inflammatory effect. Jojoba oil smoothes, apricot oil provides essential fatty acids and wheat germ oil nourishes the skin with vitamin E. Massage into problem areas using moderate pressure, and in circular movements work upwards, towards the heart. In just under two months, skin elasticity and firmness can significantly improve, as demonstrated by independent assessors using ultrasound tests.
A dermatological study* confirmed that when using Birch Cellulite Oil twice daily over 28 days in combination with Birch Juice, testers’ skin was on average noticeably 35% firmer and skin elasticity improved by 20%.
*The latest efficacy tests for Birch Cellulite Oil were conducted independently by German dermatological specialists proDERM, Institut für Angewandte, Dermatologische Forschung GmbH, Hamburg, over 12 weeks, using Birch Juice for the first three weeks of the study.This is a clever blend of plant extracts and plant oils which really seems to work on cellulite busting, after a month you can see a marked difference. Janey Lee Grace
Broadcaster, Author and Natural Beauty Advocate
This ultimate supplement is made from organically grown birch leaves, from certified, controlled wild collection, which helps cleanse and detoxify leaving your skin looking clear bright and healthy – ideally for 3-6 weeks.
Our organic juices and elixirs are formulated to provide a wide range of specific health and nutritional benefits as well as maintain general wellbeing. They are rich in natural vitamin complexes and other active ingredients with healthy properties.
Birch Body Scrub
Containing the gentlest of exfoliators – tiny beeswax pearls, with round, soft edges, Birch Body Scrub loosens dead skin cells without disturbing the healthy layers below. Healthy skin exfoliates naturally, so there’s no need to use one every day when your skin is in great condition. Birch Body Scrub is ideal for use weekly, to give your skin a boost and a glow. Our exfoliator pearls are suspended in a rich, creamy cleanser made from moisturising coconut, with birch extract to purify and tone the skin, citrus to refresh, and rosemary to stimulate the circulation.
Recommended use: Once weekly