Introducing The Balanced Pantry
I'm a big believer in that beauty begins within, and I have a holistic approach to health and beauty. Organic beauty isn't the only area that I am passionate about. We need to feed our bodies from the inside out with (mostly!) good things - unprocessed, whole foods - to be the healthiest, happiest we can be. I love using herbs to help balance and supplement my diet, depending on my body's needs.
Eve, the founder of Eve Organics has launched her own line, The Balanced Pantry Adaptogenic Herb formulas. If you are wondering what on earth adaptogenic herbs are, you can read her guest post here where Eve talks a little more about her favourites, or read on below!
Adaptogens are a unique class of herbs used to improve adrenal function. The health of the adrenal system has an enormous effect on stress and energy levels, by controlling the body's hormonal response to environmental triggers. In our caveman days, the adrenal system was responsible for our 'fight or flight' response - that is, it would increase stress levels in response to danger in the environment; so that we could react quickly.
The Balanced Pantry formulas are beautifully packaged and adorably named (A Spoonful of Sunshine, A Spoonful of Smart). Each blend has been created with a specific purpose in mind, to help support your body and energy levels.
The Glow Milk Turmeric Latte Blend
is a delicious alternative to coffee or tea. I mix 1-2 teaspoons into warm milk and sweeten to taste with organic honey. It is a 100% natural blend of organic turmeric, vanilla, spices and honey.
Turmeric is rich in the compound curcumin, which has been found to encourage healthy brain function, protect against inflammation and support the immune system. It is also good for your gut health!
has been created to support your energy, for a more "...active & energetic you." Again you can blend this into warm milk, your coffee, smoothie or sprinkle it over cereal. It has a subtle, slightly earthy flavour that is quite delicious with a spoon of honey in hot milk.
It contains Maca root, a rich source of energy-boosting iron, B-vitamins, minerals & essential amino acids, for stable energy production throughout the day, Tulsi or 'holy basil', high in vitamin K, which has been found to promote memory performance and assist in healthy eye function. Tulsi is anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and can help to support healthy adrenal function, assisting the body to maintain stable blood sugar and energy levels.
supports sexual energy, passion and vitality from the inside out; for a more loving & sexy you. It contains Cacao Powder which is extremely high in antioxidants, as well as magnesium and iron. It also contains Maca powder, one of the highest plant-based sources of energy-boosting iron (along with cacao), as well as zinc, iodine, selenium, fatty acids and phytonutrients. It has been posited for centuries to be a natural aphrodisiac and has more recently been found effective in helping the body to regulate mood and hormone levels via its effect on the adrenal system.
You can explore the full Balanced Pantry range here.