Time for you

by Clare Ward,


Whether it's been a hectic time at work, or the school holidays that have wiped us out, there are always times when we need to stop and focus on our selves. 

You may not be able to squeeze in a massage or facial, but here are some easy things that take 20 minutes or less to concentrate on you.

  1. Read that book you've been wanting to for ages. Books are like a holiday for the mind, taking us to different times and places. They can be mind-expanding, challenging us to explore new concepts or perspectives. It is proven to reduce stress and enhance relaxation.
  2. Do an online fitness tutorial, whether it's HIIT, yoga, pilates (or anything else!), your mind and body will thank you for it. The rush of endorphines and sense of satifaction will last throughout your day.
  3. Yoga Nidra is a powerful form of rest, as well as helping reduce anxiety. Our brains are taken from the active beta state initially into alpha waves, which is when seratonin is released. You then drop into delta waves, mimicking when we are in a deep sleep. 20 minutes of Yoga Nidra is thought to be equivalent to 2.5 hours of sleep.
  4. Self massage has been used for centuries across many cultures.  It's seen as a way to rejuvenate your mind, support your largest detoxification organ (your skin), stimulate your bodies circulation and energy channels and help you connect and celebrate your body. It's purported to help reduce stress and improve sleep. If you haven't got time for your full body, try a few minutes of simple foot or hand massage. It's incredible the difference the power of touch can have.


Buckwheat Galettes

by Olivia Cartwright, , link

The traditional Buckwheat Galette is naturally gluten free from the buckwheat and dairy free as it uses water instead of milk. They can be made sweet or savoury depending on what you prefer. I like to have a few variations in one meal, it is pancake day after all.


  • 300 g Buckwheat Flour
  • 750 ml Water
  • 1 Egg Pinch of Salt

1. In a blender, add the buckwheat flour, water, egg, and salt. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. If you don't have a blender, use a large mixing bowl. Add buckwheat flour, egg, and salt, and beat in the water gradually until a smooth batter forms with no lumps.

2. Cover the batter and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

3. After your batter has rested check the consistency and thin it out until it has the consistency of melted ice cream. I usually add up to 1/3 cup water

4. Heat a lightly oiled crepe pan over medium/high heat. We use coconut oil (or butter) on it.

5. Make a first crepe to test your batter consistency. Pour or ladle batter onto the pan, then tip and rotate the pan to spread the batter as thinly as possible. Keep in mind that an authentic buckwheat crepe is thicker than a regular crepe, and it doesn't spread as well. If it's difficult to spread, add a bit more water to the batter – up to 1/3 cup. 

6. Brown on both sides for about 1-2 minutes on each, store on a plate, and repeat until no more batter is left.

Ideas for toppings:

  • - Lemon & coconut sugar
  • - Chia jam & almond butter
  • - Avocado, tomato & parsley
  • - Garlic mushrooms


by Olivia Cartwright, , link

A commonly asked question from the Radiance community is, “why don’t you use glass bottles for your cleanse?” 

And believe us when we say - we understand the initial appeal! We have done extensive research into what the best option is, for our clients, the planet and for us. 

We use rPET bottles. Did you know that a 2020 study showed that rPET bottles actually have a much smaller carbon footprint than glass and aluminium? Even compared to returnable glass bottles reused up to 8 times (which they rarely are). rPET takes less energy to produce, and is lighter to transport. A 3 day juice cleanse with 6 bottles a day is 9 litres of juice. Imagine the weight when you add 18 glass bottles to that box. 

The same study actually showed that rPET bottles give the lowest contribution to global warming, stratospheric ozone depletion, terrestrial acidification, fossil resource scarcity, water consumption and human carcinogenic toxicity, even when compared to re-used glass bottles. 

rPET is not only made from recycled plastic, but it is also fully recyclable again. You can even leave the labels on when you recycle them. 

Breakage & Waste. Glass bottles are a challenge when it comes to shipping. It is not only a wastage issue when a cleanse is destroyed in transit but also a health and safety hazard when a box of broken glass is delivered to your door. 

Please trust that each and every aspect of our business has been carefully considered and meticulously planned to ensure we are as kind to the planet as we possibly can be.

This is one conversation we don’t want to stop having and we are continually reviewing, learning and improving, so please do come to us with any suggestions or questions. 



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