In traditional Chinese medicine there are three treasures of the human body. These are the Jing(essence), the Qi(energy) and the Shen(spirit). When all three work harmoniously together the body is healthy and the mind is strong. The Jing represents the reserves we have in our body and this is split into prenatal (before birth) and post natal(how we look after it after birth). This is strongly related to our kidneys(like our health bank balance) So if you don’t take care of your important organs like your liver(the engine of the body) your Jing bank balance gradually decreases and may even go into overdraft esiecialkyvas we get older which can cause illness to occur. So protect your three treasures to live a long, happy,healthy life! The candle also represents the three treasures in that we can’t burn the candle at the top and bottom at the same time or we will have no candle left! With many skin conditions like acne and rosacea, we need to dig down to the root cause of the problem and stimulate the body through the skin to heal itself from the inside out just as importantly as what we put on the skin from the outside in to achieve radiant healthy skin and a radiantly healthy body too! It’s so logical and simple!

What time is it? Good question! In Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) there are twelve main meridians(energy channels) in your body and the twelve major organs are linked to the meridians. Each organ is linked to an ‘active’ time during any 24 hour period and has different needs both on a nutritional, physical and emotional level. In TCM everything in the body as in life, nature and the universe is about balancing the yin and yang(more on that in my other blog post) so that by following the clock it helps us to understand how we can look after ourselves to give the best to each organ/function so they all can work together like clockwork! This adds a whole new dimension to your health! In all Face Reflexology and Gua Sha tutorials we can use this to understand your body and which organs we need to rebalance to assist in the healing process to achieve your optimum results to look and feel the best you can be! So fascinating!

I believe there is no better drink to boost your skin and your health!

So what’s so go about it?

Well.. there are so many benefits but here are just a few!

Our bodies are made up of approximately 60% water and lack of hydration can severely reduce the effectiveness of all organs and functions in the body including increased constipation, headaches, decreased kidney and liver function to name but a few.This may then show in the skin as the largest organ of elimination of the body as rosacea, acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, dark pigmentation and other skin imbalances.

Honey and lemons are well known for their natural antibiotic and immunity boosting benefits including reduction of phlegm and coughing related conditions and detoxification effects to flush the liver and kidneys improving the overall functioning of the body and may even help regulate your weight if there is not too much honey in the drink (contains natural sugars).

Lemons contain nutrients and beneficial compounds that may help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses like heart disease, esophageal cancer and diabetes. Lemons may also help prevent kidney stones.
Honey lemon water can be enjoyed at any time of the day, including as a relaxing pre-bedtime drink!

How do I make and take it?

Its so simple!
Just mix the juice from half of a lemon or add a slice of fresh lemon and a teaspoon of raw, high-quality honey into a cup of hot or warm water and enjoy!!

Crystals are one of the oldest firms of healing and have always been used for spiritual and protection purposes going right back to ancient times! They have also been used for cosmetics, jewellery, and ritual purposes and are an integral part of Mythology. Crystals speak to us in so many ways and give us so much! Its no surprise that we still love and use them today!

Each type of crystal has different properties, not only the colour, density and feel but the type of energy that it generates and gives to the recipient. That why Crystal Gua sha tools are so attractive and special! The Gua Sha tools I gave curated for my initial myskinserendipity Gua Sha collection are made from green Jade for the heart, healing and balancing many organs and functions of the body and Rose Quartz for the heart, healing and unconditional love💖I will be adding aventurine jade which is a gorgeous deeper green colour for releasing negative energies, good luck, peace and harmony. Crystals need to be cleansed under rubbing water, even better in the healing powers of the sea, then can get recharged in the light of the sun(careful of a fire hazard) and in the light of the moon(full moon is best) to infuse it with positive intentions! Indeed, when you start you self care treatment using your crystal Gua Sha it is good to set an intention to ask your tool to help you heal whatever you need assistance with for your skin, mind, body and spirit and your tool will certainly deliver! They are so magical! So the myskinserendipity Gua Sha collection has been born from ancient earth to bring healing and happiness to your life! They have definitely brought it to mine! I would love to know what is your favourite crystal and why? Then I can expand the range to what you love!