1/26/2013

face melter wellness shot

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Happy Saturday! As promised I have a recipe for you this evening ;) This one is intense, hence the name. There is a great little juice shop in my neighborhood that serves up a similar wellness shot and they call it the Face Melter. I think that name is perfect so I’m using it too ;) Shout out to Naturewell in Silverlake! I posted a pic of the wellness shots I took with a friend on my birthday last week and a lot of you asked me about them. I go through phases of making them myself and getting them around town. There is a big buzz in the natural health community around wellness shots and I am going to be creating some of them here on the blog for you to try if you don’t have easy access to them like those of us living in big cities. I was just thinking I don’t think there is anywhere in Atlanta you can buy one of these!

The Face Melter is amazing if you feel a cold coming on or you are sick. The ingredients are: ginger root, lemon juice, oil of oregano, and cayenne pepper and yes you will likely make a face that looks like mine when you drink it. I’ve had well over 60 of these in my lifetime and they still make my face do that. These shots have a way of really waking me up too. Who needs coffee?! Just drink an ounce or two of this and you’re super awake and ready to go. Even when I’m sick Face Melters make me feel refreshed.

The health benefits of the ingredients are incredible. I won’t list all of them, here are just a few as they relate to cold prevention and relief.

Ginger root: incredible anti-inflammatory for the body, boots the immune system, can help clear congestion, digestive aid, relieves nausea

Lemon juice: excellent source of Vitamin C, antiviral and antibacterial properties, zinc

Oil of oregano: antiviral, antibacterial, improves respiratory health and digestion

Cayenne pepper: warms the body, blood flow regulator, alleviates allergies, relieves sore throat and coughs

I buy my oil of oregano at a local natural foods store, it can be a bit pricey upwards of $20 a bottle. The bottle should last a long while as each wellness shot only uses a few drops. I look at it as a preventative measure and would gladly spend $20 bucks on a tincture if it improves my overall health and chances of not getting sick. These shots are very powerful. I know they have a lot to do with why I am not still sick or sick again like almost every person I know right now. In the past at the slightest sign of a cold I will drink one of these every morning and get extra rest. In a day or two I am totally fine – they really work! See for yourself!

To save myself time I will juice a lot of ginger as it will keep in an airtight glass jar for 5 days in the fridge. It can be a pain to peel so might as well go ahead an do a bunch at once. That is the most time consuming part of this recipe. Everything else takes a matter of seconds. The nice thing is once you have your ginger juice for the next 5 days you can just pull it out of the fridge and make your shots quickly. If you do not own a juicer you can sometimes purchase fresh ginger juice from juice shops or natural food stores and use that. Typically Face Melters are taken in 1 or 2oz shots. I am usually good with one ounce, occasionally I’ll take two.

 

Face Melter Wellness Shot

serves 1

 

Ingredients //

  • 1 oz fresh ginger juice
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 drops oil of oregano
  • Pinch cayenne

 

Method //

  1. Pour the ginger and lemon juice to a shot class or tiny bowl.
  2. Add the drops of oil and pinch of cayenne.
  3. Throw back and enjoy! Here’s to your health!

 

If any of you start taking these Face Melter shots let me know what your experience is, I would love to hear about it. See you again soon.

xoa

Comments

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  • Corrine Costello

    Hi Ashley!!!!!!!! I absolutely LOVE your site!!!!!! Its AMAZING….I used to work at Earth Bar and I think you should add “GARLIC EXTRACT” as well to these shots as well!

    Garlic promotes the well-being of the heart and immune systems with antioxidant properties and helps maintain healthy blood circulation. One of garlic’s most potent health benefits includes the ability to enhance the body’s immune cell activity.

    The active component in garlic is the sulfur compound called allicin. Allicin is the chemical produced when garlic is chopped, chewed, or bruised. Allicin is quite powerful as an antibiotic and a potent agent that helps the body to inhibit the ability of germs to grow and reproduce. In fact, it’s said that 1 milligram of allicin has a potency of 15 standard units of penicillin.

    There are now over 12 studies published around the world that confirm that garlic can reduce cholesterol.

    • ashley

      Hi there Corrine!

      Great to hear from you. Thanks so much for the kind words about my site, that means the world to me. I love that you worked at Earth Bar, such a small world ;)

      Thanks for all of this great information about garlic, I’ll be sure to pass this on others!

      I hope that you are having a great day.

      xoa

  • Cairo

    Hey Ash,
    I’ve recently had the Face Melter and I must say it did live up to it’s name.As a Certified Herbalist I am a huge fan of healing with herbs……Worth trying.

    • ashley

      I am thrilled to hear it especially from a certified herbalist. Thanks so much for letting me know, I really appreciate it! Wishing you a wonderful week.

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  • Tyler

    Anytime I am in Silverlale I make sure to swing in and get one,I love these. Thanks for ingredients going to make my own. Cheers

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