Simple DIY Tonics for Better Health

Beauty Blog

Smoothies and tonics are a huge part of my daily ritual – especially my morning routine.

This time of year, we all need a little detox, cleanse or even something to get us super energized in the morning! Here are some of my favorite recipes for tonics I have been making for my health lately.  Try them yourself to see a healthy boost immediately!

Super Tonic

Two whole years ago this tonic got me over my flu pretty much immediately! I take it every day now and have not been ill once since – not even a sniffle!! I recommend this super-tonic to all!


To Make:

  • Add 1 TBSP Calcium Ascorbate to 2 shots Coconut Kifer.
  • Add Life Equals probiotic capsule or take internally with shot.
  • Take as a shot once an hour if sick. Daily if healthy.

Why It Works:

Ascorbate calcium is a form of vitamin C that is used to prevent or treat low levels of vitamin C in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their diets.  Vitamin C plays an important role in the body. It is needed to maintain the health of skin, cartilage, teeth, bone, and blood vessels. It is also used to protect your body’s cells from damage. It is known as an antioxidant.

Coconut kefir is quite simply fermented coconut water. This probiotic beverage is very healing to the digestive system and the liver and creates a strong immune system that is ultimately responsible for your good health.

To add an extra boost use a probiotic capsule as well. I get my probiotics from Life Equals.  Use code ORGANICLIFE75 for 75% off your subscription order!


Total Body Tonic


To Make:

  • Boil Water
  • Add Ginseng to Tea Catcher
  • Add Water to Tea cup
  • Squeeze Lemon into tea.
  • Drink as a full cup of tea or a shot

Why It Works:

Ginseng’s Latin name, Panax, comes from the same Greek root as our word, “panacea,” meaning all-healing. That’s not much of an exaggeration.  A great deal of research shows that ginseng significantly improves athletic performance and relieves fatigue.  Ginseng also relieves the ravages of stress. Japanese researchers showed that the herb reduces the secretion of stress-related hormones. Ginseng also improves immune function and appears to prevent cancer. University of Southern California researchers report that, in vitro, the herb increases production of interferon, the body’s own antiviral compound.

Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies. It helps to flush out toxins and balances pH levels in the Body.


Better Blood Tonic

For better blood health and immunity!


To Make:

  • Add herbs to a tea catcher.
  • Add Boiled Water to your herbs.
  • Add Ashitaba powder and stir.
  • Let seep.  Drink as tea.

Why It Works:

Dandelion Root is an excellent blood purifier that neutralizes acids and has a strong alkalinizing effect on the body.

Echinacea is recognized as one of the most powerful blood and lymphatic cleansers in the botanical kingdom.

Garlic is an excellent blood cleanser, lowers blood fats and is a natural antibiotic.

Goldenseal is also an excellent blood, liver, kidney, and skin purifier.

Ashitaba has been reputed to nourish the blood and women will often use it to increase the flow of breast milk.


Better Skin Tonic

For better skin, hair and healthy nails!


To Make:

  • Add herbs to a Teacatcher.
  • Add Boiled Water to your herbs.
  • Let seep.  Drink as tea.

Why It Works:

Calendula is a garden plant in the daisy family that, like aloe vera and witch hazel, has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It is also a vulnerary agent that helps to heal wounds and soothe damaged skin, such as sunburn, cuts and scrapes. Many have also used calendula oil to treat eczema.

Lavender may be more famous for its relaxing effects of the mind, but it also helps to soothe skin, too. It is rich in a compound called linalool that assists with skin healing while also preventing tissue degeneration keeping skin firm and preventing wrinkles. To make lavender even more of an anti-aging wonder, it encourages the growth of new skin cells due to its cytophylactic properties. Lavender also helps to heal wounds, scar tissue, acne, eczema and problem skin. Being anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-toxic, anti-bacterial and an anti-septic just serves to show how incredible lavender is for skin.

Chamomile is one of nature’s miracles. It has an incredible number of benefits, and none more so than for our skin. Alpha-bisabolol – a compound found in chamomile – reportedly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by accelerating the healing process of the skin while also possessing anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Moon Juice Beauty Dust expands beauty throughout the body, calming the nerves, increasing collagen and silica production, toning and firming tissue, both hydrating and fortifying skin, hair, nails and cell membranes from the inside out with wildcrafted Pearl, Goji, Schizandra, Rehmannia, Lo Han Guo and a hint of Stevia for taste.

Hope this was helpful!  Let me know if you make any of these delicious tonics for your health!

With Love,