Posts tagged [anti-ageing]

  • Do you suffer from bad breath?

    Do you suffer from bad breath?

    If you suffer from bad breath, smelly feet or smelly winds, your body is showing you signs that it does not detoxify itself.

    Your body needs to survive the onslaught of bad food choices and pollution daily, before it can even begin to function at an optimal level.  

    When the human body is well maintained and is able to rid itself of toxins, it functions optimally.  

    If you are a sportsman or woman, consider taking in the Annique Green Rooibos daily to give yourself the edge. Your energy levels will astound you! 

    The Annique Green Rooibos Tea tastes good and is rich in anti-oxidants.

    1. It is anti-ageing
    2. It is rich in anti-oxidants
    3. It reduces cholesterol
    4. It is anti-allergic
    5. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic
    6. It fights cancer
    7. It is anti-viral and anti-bacterial
    8. It alleviates stress
    9. It balances the sugar levels and blood pressure
    10. It has enzymes which improves nutrient absorption


    Annique's  Green Rooibos Tea is is natures  best drink in the world!  It has an anti-oxidant level of 69.

    Green Rooibos tea is available online


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  • Partying can be healthier than you think

    Partying can be healthier than you think

    A Rooibos cocktail movement has taken over bars across the world’s cocktail capitals of London, New York and Cape Town, and has been dubbed by mixologists as this season’s favourite party mixer.

    Popular Rooibos-inspired cocktails on drinks menus include gin and Rooibos, bush tea and tequila and a muddle of berries, vermouth, Rooibos and crushed ice, which makes for the perfect summer cooler.

    According to experts, bartenders are moving away from overly complex mixes and are creating interesting flavours with a few key ingredients, such as Rooibos. Big liquor brands have also cottoned on to the trend and have launched various tea-based drinks and variants in recent months.

    Ernest du Toit, spokesperson of the SA Rooibos Council (SARC) says given the fresh, full and natural flavour profile of Rooibos, you don’t need a lot of different ingredients to achieve the perfect cocktail indulgence.

    Rooibos tea is an easy and effective way to boost any cocktail. A lot of subtleties of Rooibos tea play well off of vodka and specifically gin, since the latter has a lot of the same characteristics as the tea,” he says.

    While most cocktails are often packed with just as many calories as a doughnut, Du Toit points out that swapping calorie-rich ingredients for Rooibos – which contains no fat or carbohydrates – offers not only a great slimming alternative, but also contains disease-preventing antioxidants, which protects against cancer, heart disease, and stroke.



    Try any of these Rooibos-inspired cocktails that’s sure to rock your party:


    • 45ml The Black Grouse (or other) Whiskey
    • 30ml Annique Rooibos Tea -strong (2 teabags to 500ml)
    • 150ml Cream Sherry
    • Orange Bitters


    • Combine all ingredients (except bitters) and shake over ice
    • Double strain and garnish with a dash of Orange Bitters


    • Rooibos tea cocktail


    • 6 blackberries
    • 45ml Shochu (a trendy Japanese clear distilled spirit similar to vodka)
    • 30ml Sweet white vermouth
    • 45ml Chilled brewed Annique Rooibos tea   Order your Rooibos
    • Ice
    • 1 lemon twist


    • In a cocktail shaker, muddle 5 berries with the Shochu, vermouth and tea
    • Add ice and stir
    • Pour through a fine strainer into a chilled coupe
    • Garnish with the remaining berry and the twist


    • Rooibos tea punch



    • 500ml strong Annique Rooibos tea, cooled (2 teabags to 500ml)
    • Order your Rooibos
    • 500ml peach juice
    • At least 100ml vodka
    • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
    • Handful fresh mint leaves
    • 2 peaches, thinly sliced


    • Combine all the ingredients in a large jug and stir well
    • Serve over ice


    • Iced rooibos tea cocktail


    • 60ml strong Annique Rooibos Tea (2 teabags to 200ml) Order your Rooibos
    • 30ml cherry vodka
    • 15 ml milk
    • ½ cup of ice
    • Garnish: Cherries


    • In a serving glass add strong Rooibos tea, cherry vodka, and ice
    • Stir mixture then add milk
    • Garnish with Cherries


    • Fire and spice tea cocktail


    • 3 cups of Annique Detox(ginger) and Balance(cinnamon) Rooibos  tea(mix both teabags in 750ml of hot water)  Order your Rooibos
    • 1 cup of cranberry juice
    • 120ml vodka
    • 30ml Limoncello
    • Cranberries and/or thinly sliced lemons for garnish


    • Pour 3 cups boiling water over 2 teabags
    • Steep for 10 minutes, and then strain
    • Refrigerate until cold. (To chill instantly, brew tea in 1 1/2 cups water & strain over 1 1/2 cups ice)
    • Combine chilled tea with 1 cup chilled cranberry juice, 120ml vodka, and 30ml Limoncello
    • Shake over ice. Serve well chilled in martini glasses, champagne flutes, or short tumblers. Garnish with cranberries and/or thinly sliced lemons
    • Makes 4 cups (1 litre)


    • Strawberry punch


    • 750ml strong, cold Annique Rooibos tea  Order your Rooibos
    • 1litre apple juice
    • 1litre granadilla/ passion fruit juice
    • 1litre strawberry juice
    • 2 bottles (750m leach) of sparkling red grape juice
    • 1 punnet of strawberries, sliced
    • 1 orange, sliced
    • Fresh mint leaves


    • Mix Rooibos, apple, granadilla and strawberry juices and chill.
    • Add chilled sparkling grape juice.
    • Garnish with strawberries, orange and mint.


    • Rooibos tea and gin


    Ingredients and method

    • Make a 1/4 cup of Annique Rooibos Tea.  Order your Rooibos
    • Add the Rooibos to 3 litres of your favourite gin.
    • Allow to steep for 3 hours at room temperature.
    • Enjoy and mix with your favourite cocktail.


    • Rooibos liquor


    • 750ml Brandy
    • 2 cloves
    • 2 sticks of cinnamon
    • 750ml strong, hot Annique Rooibos tea ( Balance tea for extra cinnamon)
    • 600g white sugar (750ml)
    • 25ml honey


    • Add cloves and cinnamon to the brandy, shake the bottle and allow it to infuse overnight.
    • Heat sugar and Annique Rooibos tea over moderate heat until sugar has dissolved.
    • Boil uncovered for 20 minutes.
    • Remove from heat and stir in honey.
    • Remove cloves and cinnamon from the brandy.
    • Add the brandy to the tea syrup and mix well.
    • Pour into sterilized bottles and seal.

    For more information about Rooibos and all its uses, visit the website of the SA Rooibos Council at


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  • World Kidney Day on 9 March

    World Kidney Day on 9 March

    In celebration of World Kidney Day on 9 March 2017, let us take care of our kidneys

    Did you know that your kidneys are amongst the hardest working organs in your body?

    • They clean your blood by removing waste and unwanted products
    • They play a major role in managing the body’s fluids
    • They are responsible for releasing hormones that regulate blood pressure
    • They create and activate a form of Vitamin D, which promotes strong, healthy bones
    • They control the production of red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen throughout the body


    That said, even kidneys need a little help sometimes, and Annique is there to provide it.



    Forever Healthy OptiC contains two important vitamins that assist the kidneys in functioning to the best of their abilities: 

    Vitamin C:  this is mostly associated with protection against winter-associated illnesses.  Did you know that Vitamin C is a great natural detox aid?   Working OptiC into your daily health-care routine is essential, if living a clean life is important to you.  Regular intake of OptiC can actually prevent kidney problems, most notably kidney stones.

    Vitamin E:  Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that boosts immune system function and protects your kidneys from harmful free radicals that can interfere with proper kidney function.  These are the words of Lavon Dunne, author of Nutrition Almanac.


    How to take OptiC:

    1-2 capsules per day or as recommended by your health care practitioner.  Keep out of reach of children and store below 25 degrees C



    Click here to order your OptiC



    Forever Healthy OptiClear is not absorbed into the bloodstream, but stays in the gastrointestinal tract.  This makes it safe for pregnant women and children to consume.


    OptiClear is our go-to product for clearing toxins out of our systems (and getting rid of that pesky hangover).  Paired with our kidneys, the two make perfect partners, both working hard to keep your body clean from the inside.

    OptiClear is the first barrier toxins, heavy metals and nitrates have to go through to enter your system.  It acts as a sponge in the digestive tract and adsorbs the aforementioned in much the same way a sponge soaks up water.  What also makes OptiClear wonderful for detoxing is that it starts working within hours.  Be sure to drink lots of water to help facilitate the detox process (eight glasses per day)


    How to take OptiClear:

    1-2 capsules per day or as recommended by your health care practitioner.  Do not take within two hours of any prescribed medication.  Keep out of reach of children and store below 25 degrees C




    Click here to order your OptiClear



    Forever Healthy OptiToniQ+ is a 100% pure, natural and organically balanced water concentrate with Himalayan crystal salt, containing 84 minerals and trace elements which are identical to and essential for the human body.


    Much like the vitamin E in OptiC, OptiToniQ+ improves ailments like kidney and gall stones.  It also replaces essential micro-minerals; ensuring cells are regenerated to their original design.  This helps the body regenerate healthier, younger, more energetic and normal cells for improved skin, hair, nails, organ function and brain health.  It regulates blood pressure, something it has in common with your kidneys, and provides a faster and more thorough detoxification from both inside the cells (cellular toxins) and from the extra-cellular tissue in order to reduce the primary cause of ageing and degenerative conditions.

    How to drink OptiToniQ+: 

    16 drops per day added to chlorine-free water or any other beverage.  You can also take it undiluted or sprinkle it over food instead of normal salt.  Important note:  Never add OptiToniQ+ to plain tap water or chlorinated water.  


    To order your OptiToniQ+, click on the link below:


    Click here to order your OptiToniQ+


    Alternatively, send me a message on 083 716 3635 or email me on  to order your items today




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  • Repair your skin with the perfect pair

    Repair your skin with the perfect pair

    My life has changed so much since my little fur-child, Coco, has become part of our family, that it is difficult to imagine life before her.  
    We really underestimate these little additions to the family and their ability to predict our behavior during each and every day.  They have far more time available to watch our every move in the hope that a walk might be squeezed into our busy schedules.  The slightest  hint of me even looking at my walking takkies, brings on a conversation that only Schnauzers are capable of!  The yipping reaches quite serious notes and the dancing is enough to let those practicing dance moves quite envious!
    Each evening she precedes me to my evening routine and lies in wait in seal style while I perform my cleansing and nourishing routine, if I deviate, the consternation on her face is quite comical!
    This brings me to the most amazing offer that we have on special during the month of February, it is crucial for our evening skin care routine.
    One of my favourite products is the Creme de Nuit 50ml ( a Night cream on steroids) which helps to nourish, repair and visibly restore skin, improving its elasticity, cell turnover and ability to retain moisture.  This product is fragrance free and normally retails for R319. 
    Another must have product for me is the Liquid Skin Nutrition 100ml which is a unique multi-vitamin enriched spray that aids skin cells to utilise nutrients better, this normally retails at R169.
    Both of these products are available this month as a combo for only R319. 
    To order yours now  click here  Creme de Nuit and Liquid Skin Nutrition
    This is a great way to boost your skin before the season changes.  
    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to know more about these products or any others that we have at Annique. 

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  • Recovery time

    Recovery time

    This summer holiday seemed way too short!
    I am sure that we all feel that way and as the old saying goes, it is not fair that time flies when you are having fun!  
    After such a lovely summer break, there is bound to be some telltale signs that we indulged a little too much of that delicious deserts or maybe enjoyed one too many of those chilled ciders a little too often.
    Well, here at Annique, we have a solution to shake those little reminders.
    To prompt your metabolism back to what it should be, I suggest that you start with an OptiFlora daily to encourage all those tummy bacteria to work together.  Normally this is R219 for 30, this month only R139.
    If you suffer from high or low blood pressure and have signs of fatigue, then consider using the OptiToniq+ daily, 16 drops of this miracle worker daily and you will see the difference within 3 days!  Normally this is R289, this month only R189 for 30ml.
    The sluggish metabolism is easy to help along with our pleasant tasting teas, make an iced-tea potion with Detox(giner root) , Metabolism (Fennel) and Colon Cleanser (Sennae) and you will feel fabulous in no time at all..  Normally selling at R49 per 50g, this month only R24.50 each.
    Our Lifestyle Shake is a balanced meal replacement which helps us to eat correctly while it supplies us with all the vitamins and minerals we need to function optimally.  The flavours available are Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate and Cafe Creme.  These all sell for R369 for 500g.  This month the Chocolate is available for only R279 for 500g. 
    Please feel free to look around at all our other products on my website and if you would like to know more or have me do a skin analysis for you, just pop me a note or give me a call, I would love to help.
    The communication of the moment seems to be whatsapp, so if that is your preference, whatsapp me on 0837163635 anytime, otherwise email or even call me. 
    Rooibos greetings from me to you! 

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