Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rooibos Tea: Organic Beauty Tricks that Work

Rooibos Tea has been long renowned for its ability to prevent and treat a range of ailments to enhance inner health. Abundant with antioxidants, Rooibos can also enhance external skin health  and beauty and has been adopted by major skincare companies around the world in recent decades. Add to your daily routine and you will shine!

5 great tips for using Rooibos to treat your skin and hair in your daily routine:

1. Use Vital Organic Rooibos Tea as an inexpensive skin freshener and beauty enhancer by  applying cold Rooibos Tea to your skin for a fresh revived look.

2. Low in tannins but still makes for a great natural tan. Apply concentrated Vital Organic Rooibos Tea to your skin leaving it looking slightly more tanned, plus it will feel amazing too.

3. Apply warm Vital Organic Rooibos Tea to the skin to help soothe.

4. Add some colour to your bath water to refresh you skin all over your body by adding 2-4  teabags of Vital Organic Rooibos Tea in your bath water. The results – refreshed and radiant  looking body with the added benefits of an aromatic, soothing and relaxing soak in the bath tub.
5. Add some shine to your hair by rinsing your hair in Vital Organic Rooibos Tea leaving it looking beautiful, shiny and rejuvenated. 

Rooibos (pronounced Roy-Bos) is the popular herbal tea from
Aspalathus linearis that is Certified Organic and naturally caffeine-free, with low levels of tannins. Indigenous to the Cedarberg Mountains in South Africa, it was first discovered by the locals of the area centuries ago as an effective medicinal remedy.

Growing in popularity as a natural wonder for the skin, Rooibos contains one of the most powerful antioxidant compounds called Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD) which helps to neutralise free radicals and turn back the hands of the ageing clock. Applied topically, Rooibos has a soothing effect on the skin and can help to treat acne, pimples and sunburn.

Scientific research has also shown that Rooibos can help with many skin conditions including Eczema and Psoriasis. In fact, a tradition that dates back to the South African tribes is for sufferers to add a strong pot of Rooibos Tea to their daily baths to relieve the symptoms of itching and dry skin. 

ROOIBOS SKIN SAVER TIP: To brighten tired eyes, place used Rooibos tea leaves over your eyes for a few minutes for a quick restoration - leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized.

Vital Organic Rooibos is the only Eco-Cert Rooibos Tea available in Australia and is available from your local supermarket and health food stores. Contact Vital Health Foods Australia on 1300 131 686 or see

Have a lovely day... Anna