By now I am sure you have heard about the health benefits of Kombucha and seen it for sale everywhere, but did you know that Kombucha is simple to brew at home and a great addition to your skin care routine? To help you find out everything you need to know about Kombucha, I've put together this guide to its internal and external benefits.
Your Guide to the Benefits of Kombucha
Kombucha tea is one of those health drinks that has become so popular that I have seen it for sale in the supermarket and even on tap in cafés, but did you know that it's actually more than just a healthier alternative to fizzy drinks? It is fast becoming a staple in my pantry. Not only is Kombucha super easy to make, it's a delicious replacement for fizzy drinks, and also provides nutritional support! Kombucha benefits range from bolstering internal health, by helping to support gut function, to being an amazing ingredient in natural skin care thanks to its nutrient rich properties.
What is Kombucha?
A type of fermented tea, Kombucha has actually been made for thousands of years as a drink designed to support inner health. It's made through a special brewing process by fermenting Tea and Sugar with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, also known as a 'SCOBY'. Through the fermentation process, the SCOBY yeast converts the sugar into alcohol, then the bacteria change the alcohol into organic acids, resulting in a low-sugar and probiotic, vitamin and antioxidant-rich fizzy drink which has a light, refreshing and slightly tart taste.
What are the health benefits of Kombucha?
Kombucha is known for its ability to support gut health and digestion, which in turn can positively affect your skin, boost the immune system, and help reduce sugar cravings, and brewing your own Knowing the simple process to make Kombucha at home can be a really cost-effective way of creating your own healthfood, which you can even flavour with your favourite fruits.1 It's also an amazing ingredient in skin care, helping to restore balance to the skin or sooth irritation. Ideal for all skin types includes those with acne prone skin. Read more about the benefits of probiotics in skin care.
Kefirko Kefir & Kombucha Maker Mega Kit
Ideal for beginners, the Kefirko Kefir & Kombucha Maker Mega Kit contains everything you need to make Kombucha at home as well as Kefir Waters and Milks. Designed to be easy and simple to use, this mega kit contains a glass jar, swizzle stick and squeezer along with a step-by-step manual to make both Kefir and Kombucha and recipe booklet with over 30 different recipes to try. With a built-in strainer, this sleek jar also allows you to control airflow to create the best conditions for fermentation, and will make up to 2x 300ml servings per jar-ful.
Mortier Pilon Kombucha Jar 5L
With a extra-large, 5-litre capacity, the Mortier Pilon Kombucha Jar 5L is perfect for brewing Kombucha in bulk quantities in a specially designed fermentation crock. Once you try Kombucha you'll understand why this 5-litre jar will become your favourite Kombucha brewing quantity! Made from a 100% lead-free glass interior and BPA-free plastic outer, this minimalist-designed jar also comes with its own cloth filter for perfect air circulation, an easy to use tap valve for quick serving, a reusable label and pencil as well as a recipe book.
Mortier Pilon Fliptop Kombucha Bottle
Perfect for storing smaller amounts of Kombucha on the go, the Mortier Pilon Fliptop Kombucha Bottle has a 315ml capacity with a convenient flip-top lid, and is designed to help make your Kombucha even more fizzy as another stage of the brewing process. Add your favourite fruit such as Strawberries or Passionfruit to this portable Kombucha jar to create your own personalised flavour.
Natural Kombucha skin care
Andalou Naturals Get Started Kit - Clear Skin
Designed especially to treat acne-prone and problem skin, the Andalou Naturals Get Started Kit - Clear Skin contains the five products from the Andalou Clear Skin range, which feature Kombucha as a star ingredient which may be help to balance skin with good probiotics, absorb excess oil, minimise pores and scarring and deter bad bacteria. With a cleansing gel, toner, exfoliating mask, oil-free moisturiser and recovery cream, this trial set is ideal for those who want to test out the benefits of Kombucha skin care in a complete system, and is designed to provide two weeks' worth of product for everyday use. This kit is Vegan, Gluten Free and dermatologist-tested.
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