Here lately, I’ve been channeling my inner Hocus Pocus and doing some research on ‘mocktails’ that are catered towards beauty! The idea of making your own beauty elixir to sip on by the fire pit, over a good book or in the tub, just makes me swoon. Not only because half of these beauty potion recipes that I found were almost too pretty to drink, but it’s sort of a ceremonious time between you and that mocktail that you can soak up the beauty and really just enjoy yourself in that moment. I know for myself, I rarely just stop and relax. And even when I am relaxing, my brain is stimulated. So there have been times as of late that I’ve been needing to force myself that time to unwind and decompress. And I thought, what better way to either start the day or end the day with a beautiful drink that you can enjoy, all while seeing the effects through your glowing skin.
Whether it’s for ritual or skin healing, drinkable elixirs, potions, whatever you want to call it are an excellent way to get all the goodness from a wholesome diet, in one drinkable glass. As our world speeds up, it’s so important for all of us to create rituals or moments to ourselves to bask in the glory around us. Or just a time to think about something on your mind. Using an elixir has a way to meditate and ground yourself not only helps your mind, but it ultimately helps your skin too. And not just that, but when you have lower stress hormones (cortisol) your skin looks better.
Potions are truly just a mix of typically powder & liquid ingredients that blend all sorts of goodness into one simple drink. Use these drinks as a time to unwind or a time to take in those vitamins or adaptogens that you can’t always get through food. I would also encourage you to find a beautiful glass or mug that you can use to help you celebrate your ‘me time’. And I love shopping.
To start out easy, I chose 2 companies I’m pretty familiar with that make a variety of beauty powders that can help any beauty lover with their skin woes. And not only their skin, but it can help clam anxiety, support the immune system, strength & resilience, travel support & whatever else life throws at beauty lovers alike.
Ashwagandha is a vital herb in Ayurvedic Medicine. The plant contains a full spectrum of healing properties.
- Support the immune system
- Inspire strength
- Increase the body’s levels of Super Oxide Dismutase (complex molecule that supports the skin)
- Harmonize the mind, body and spirit
- Reduce the effects of mental, emotional & physical stress
This mushroom was traditionally used in Oriental and Eastern Folk Medicine to “Nourish the Heart and Pacify the Spirit”.
- Immune Support
- Longevity Tonic
- Stress Relief
Superior blood and longevity tonic. Regular consumption of this herb may:
- Tonify and nourish the blood, hair, skin, nervous system, sexual center, Shen (Spirit), and Jing (primary essence/life force)
- Help reduce cholesterol
- A tonic for the endocrine glands
- Help improve stamina
- Good immunity support
- Promote red blood cells
- Increase antioxidant activity
‘An energizing and beautifying Matcha latte. Tocos and Silver Ear Mushroom nourish skin, edible Hyaluronic Acid draws in moisture, and adaptogens like Schisandra, Ashwagandha, and Amla target the effects of stress.’
‘An arousing, nourishing, & decadent hot chocolate – with heirloom Cacao, creamy Tocos, and stress-reducing* adaptogens like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, & Reishi.
- Ashwagandha helps harmonize mind, body and spirit.
- Shatavari aphrodisiac; helps support sexual health.
- Reishi helps balance energy and support a healthy immune response.’
‘Beauty Dust® is a beautifying adaptogenic blend of Schisandra, Amla, Ashwagandha, Rehmannia, Goji & Pearl that targets stress and is known to combat accelerated aging, help protect from free radicals, and improve skin clarity.’
Our Favorite Potions
Free People Pretty In Pink Mocktail
‘With bioavailable probiotics from The Beauty Chef’s potent boost and the immune supportive magic of bitters, this will keep you happy and healthy and in the pink.
Sun Potion Open Heart Morning Ritual
- ‘1 tsp. White Dragon Matcha
- 1 tbsp. of coconut butter for creaminess
- 1 tsp. of Yin Power for over all balance
- and a little honey (about 1 tsp.) for the start to a sweet morning
Heat, blend or whisk all ingredients. Serve in your favorite mug. Take it all in with gratitude.’
Sun Potion Anxiety Empowerment
- ‘1⁄2 cup filtered water
- 1⁄2 cup nut milk
- 1 tsp. culinary lavender flowers
- 1⁄2 tsp. Ashwagandha
- 1⁄2 tsp. Reishi
- 1⁄2 tsp. Mucuna Pruriens
- 1 tsp. ghee or coconut oil
- 1 tsp. honey
In a saucepan combine the water, milk and lavender flowers over medium heat. Heat until steam begins to rise from the mixture. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Strain the mixture into a high-speed blender. Add the adaptogens, ghee, and honey (honey has also been shown to be calming to the nervous system). Blend on high until combined and frothy. Pour into your favorite mug (this is a very important step) and sip mindfully while taking deep belly breaths.’
Dr. Will Cole Immortal Mermaid Latte
‘Ever wonder why mermaids always look so gorgeous? I’m pretty sure it’s the blue-green algae. The aquatic hues from aphanizomenon flos-aquae and spirulina are antioxidant rich, decrease inflammation, and protect your cells to keep your skin and body looking younger every day.
- 1 1/2 cups full fat coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon blue-green algae powder
- 1 teaspoon honey (or more to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla
Place all ingredients in a saucepan and heat over low until warm. Stir gently until all the ingredients are dissolved. Pour into a mug and enjoy with additional cinnamon sprinkled on top.’
Skin-brightening Lavender Tonic
‘In the kingdom of adaptogens, pearl is the monarch of beauty. It’s a powerhouse source of aminos that strengthen your hair and nails and nourish your skin. Add lavender to calm the skin from the inside out and you have a tonic that will erase years.
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon pearl powder
- 2 to 3 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 drops of liquid stevia (optional)
Add lemon juice, pearl, lavender essential oil, and optional stevia in water and stir until combined.’
Moon Juice Wake & Shake
- ‘1 tsp / 1 sachet, Beauty Dust
- 2 scoops, Blue Beauty Adaptogenic Protein
- 3 tbsp, Tocos
- 8 oz, hot water
Blend on high. Sip in bliss.’
Raw Beauty + Silk Milk
Jump start your day (consider using in the morning OR afternoon) with Hum Nutrition’s Raw Beauty Green Superfood Powder. This mint chocolate chip flavored powder blends together 39 beauty detox superfoods and five billion probiotics to help improve your energy, support glowing skin and boost your metabolism.
- 1 scoop of Raw Beauty
- Liquid of choice – I really like almond milk or chocolate milk would be delicious.
Recipes provided by their noted brands.