Christmas time is a truly magical time, and London is getting ready for it with all the streets decorated in beautiful shining Christmas lights. But before the new year starts, it is an excellent time to reflect on the year that just passed and decide our goals for the next one. In this post, I’ll share some inspiration for the holiday season, from handmade gifts to winter nutrition and skincare tips.
While I was celebrating Hanukkah, I felt inspired by the Hanukkah candles to make unique Christmas gifts. Handmade candles in the shapes of Christmas cookies are beautiful personal gifts to give. You can find the DIY recipe for the candles on my blog.
With the seasons, we need to adjust our diet. While in the summer, the meals are light and quick to make, in the winter, it is recommended to nourish our body with more warm and slow-cooked meals. In the winter, eat more warm hearty soups and casserole dishes, roasted nuts, herbal teas, and steamed winter greens to support your immune system.
How to Support Your Immune System During Wintertime
During wintertime, it’s important to support your immune system. Vitamin C helps to protect your immune system during the wintertime. Echinacea is a traditional herbal remedy that supports the immune system and helps to maintain the body resistance. Honey and bee products can also support the immune system. For a sore throat, make a syrup by mixing 3 tsp of honey with one lemon and drink it a few times during the day. Honey has good antioxidant and antibacterial properties that help to boost immunity.
It is very important to nourish the skin with a moisturizer during the winter because of the cold and dry weather. When you choose a moisturizer, always look at the ingredient list. Look for a body butter that contains more nourishing oils like avocado oil, rosehip oil, macadamia, and evening primrose oil.
That’s all for now. Until the next time, love, Paz.