In the last week the mercury seems to have risen dramatically and if you’re like us you’ve been completely unprepared for the wrath of the soaring temperatures. As we head to the beach for some reprieve in the sea, we’re super vigilant about protecting our skin and staying hydrated, but how much care do we give our hair? Sun and salt can wreak havoc on our tresses at this time of year, leaving them frizzy, dry and damaged. Here are some easy hacks that you can implement to tame your mane and keep it looking healthy all summer long.
Of the many lessons’ lockdown has taught us, one of the more unexpected was realising the sheer love we have for our beauty therapists. The last two months has seen us turning to DIY beauty treatments in an often-futile attempt to replicate what the pros do so well. Luckily most of us did not have to turn up to the workplace in person which also meant we could get a little ‘lax’ on the personal grooming, only haphazardly pulling ourselves together for the odd Zoom engagement.
Now that the world is getting back into the swing of things a definite priority is getting our skin looking glowy and fresh again, our nails manicured, our brows tidied up and allllllll the waxing. Here on the island we only want these delicate tasks performed by the best, which is why we recommend promptly booking into Denise Beauty Salon in Portals Nous.
We all know how important sunscreen is to protect our skin from skin cancer, sun damage, and ageing, but is all sunscreen created equal? The short answer is no. In recent years, chemical sunscreens have come under fire for negative health and environmental effects, laden with toxic chemicals and nasty ingredients. Luckily there is an alternative answer to sun protection in the form of mineral sunscreen. Let’s take a closer look as to why you should make the switch from traditional chemical sunscreen to mineral.
Early summer is a great time of year for harvesting fresh, crisp salad greens and you may find you have an abundance of lettuce in your garden right now. Nutritionist Suzanne Garaty from Vital Nutrition shows us how these leaves can be incorporated into tasty and nutritious juices.
Wow, it’s actually June, can you believe it? Usually this time of year would mark the beginning of a frantic season and often the accompanying stress and ‘busyness’. This year is of course a little different, however for many of us stress is definitely still present if not higher than usual. If you’re feeling a little anxious, low on energy, heavy, or physically not your best after lockdown then welcome to the club! This month we’re looking at ways to support our bodies and feel a bit brighter heading into summer.
A SYSTEM REBOOT
At Nourish we’re rejoicing that Raaul’s Dynamic Detox clinic in the Iberostar Grand in Portals Nous is open for business and adhering to strict hygiene and sanitation standards so that we can benefit from his amazing therapies once again. His number one recommendation to get your insides operating optimally again is to complete an at home liver flush, combined with a short series of coffee enemas and colonic treatments. This process will help improve liver function, digestion and detoxification leaving you feeling fab. Raaul is offering a 10% discount for the months June & July for all treatments including blood allergy tests and his popular 4 & 7-Day Detox Programmes. For more details or to book an appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.cleanbreaks.net.
After a treatment with Raaul you’ll only want to put good things into your body, and one of our favourite ways to support our system is by taking our daily Living Buddha, a phytoplankton superfood supplement made right here in Mallorca by Soul Nutrition. Phytoplankton are microscopic marine algae, and contain a wealth of bio-available vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, all 10 essential amino acids, enzymes, proteins, carotenoids, and fatty acids. Possibly the worlds healthiest supplement! Benefits of consuming phytoplankton include reducing oxidative damage and inflammation, improving mental clarity, increasing energy, improving mood, less food cravings, and a greater sense of calm – definitely a health heavy hitter!
AN OSA MAJOR EXPERIENCE
Osa Major is opening their breath taking space near Montuiri for bespoke events, retreats and experiences throughout the month of June, allowing those of us residing in Mallorca the chance to experience an idyllic escape right here in our own backyard. This couldn’t come at a better time, with many of us feeling in desperate need of a hefty dose of nature and deeper connection after months of confinement. Find out more and take a look at their June schedule here so that you can book yourself in for some R&R in gorgeous surroundings.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL & SPIRITUAL
For a complete holistic health experience, we can recommend heading to the Kairos Project in Costitx. This center is dedicated to health in all its facets, physical, mental and spiritual. From their unique environment in the middle of nature, you can enjoy a yogic retreat, a few days of detox, or attend their yoga classes. Their stunning outdoor shala is absolutely perfect for social distancing while reconnecting, so if you want to give yourself a break, renew energy, or introduce new healthy habits in your life this is the place you are looking for. Find out more by visiting kairosproject.es/en/.
SAVOURING SMALL RITUALS
Sometimes feeling good again is as simple as the ritual of brewing and savouring a morning coffee. Small acts like this can bring a sense of calm, joy and gratitude to the day, especially when we have been processing bleak news and anxious thoughts about the future. Our absolute favourite beans come from Mistral Coffee here on the island. Mistral’s high graded ecological coffee is sourced from countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Brazil, Rwanda, Costa Rica, Colombia, Honduras. Pick up your Mistral beans at their Palma store near Plaza Major or have them delivered directly to your door, and don’t forget to quote ‘Nourish’ to receive a free 125g bag of coffee with your order.
Wishing you a safe and sunny June,
The Nourish Team.x
When we think of Mallorca it’s often the images of white sand beaches and crystal-clear coastline that first spring to mind. However, venture inland and there’s so much more beauty to uncover as Brenda Ooteman and her husband Roland Verbeek found out entirely by accident back in 2006. As sailors they loved to explore the bays and playas of the Balearics, but it wasn’t until they were docked in Palma for a particularly long stint that they travelled inland and found themselves on an amazing plot of land near the small medieval town of Montuiri. Positioned atop a hill with the most spectacular expansive views across the countryside, they instantly recognised it was a real gem.