Winter Wellness: Nourishing Your Skin from Inside Out with Fire Cider

As winter descends with its chilly air, biting winds and frosty mornings, our skin often takes the brunt of the seasonal shift. Sensitive skin in particular demands a little extra care during these months.

While the outside elements can be harsh, the key to maintaining healthy skin lies not just in external remedies, but also in fortifying your body from the inside.

Enter Fire Cider, a traditional herbal tonic that has the potential not only to support your immune system, but can also work wonders to help protect your skin from the inside out.

jar of fire cider from recipe

Winter Skincare and Immunity Boost

Winter is the season for sniffles and colds, but it's also the perfect time to take a proactive approach to your well-being. Fire Cider, a folk remedy passed down through generations, is hailed for its immune-boosting properties. Packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and iron, this ancient tonic can be a powerful ally in the battle against the seasonal bugs that often lead to compromised skin health.

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For those of us with sensitive skin, the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial ingredients in Fire Cider offer natural protection. While external products, like Balmonds natural skincare, bring comfort, care and protection to the surface, the internal support from Fire Cider adds an extra layer of defence.

A Winter Tonic Recipe for Skin Wellbeing

Brewing your own Fire Cider is not only an act of self-care but also an engaging journey into the world of herbal wellness. This potent potion takes approximately 3-4 weeks to ferment, making the late months of Autumn the perfect time to start your winter wellness activities…

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  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Fresh ginger, turmeric, and horseradish root (grated and sliced)
  • 1 onion, 1 chilli (sliced)
  • 1 whole garlic bulb (peeled and crushed)
  • Whole orange and lemon (sliced, skin on)
  • Fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, or your favourites)
  • Cinnamon sticks and black peppers (whole)
  • Raw honey

Combine these ingredients in an airtight container, ensuring everything is fully covered in apple cider vinegar. Seal the jar, give it a good shake, and store it in a cool, dark place for up to 4 weeks. Shake the jar daily to mix, adding more apple cider vinegar as needed to cover ingredients and prevent spoiling.

person closing jar of fire cider ready for brewing, surrounding by ingredients

After the fermentation period, strain the mixture using a muslin or fine mesh strainer. Add honey to your liking and store the Fire Cider in an airtight container in the fridge or a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.

Taking Care of Yourself, Inside and Out

With patience and a little TLC, you'll have a batch of homemade Fire Cider ready to impart its goodness. The best part? You can customize how you enjoy it. Take a spoonful as a daily shot, mix it into hot water for a spicy morning wellness boost, or incorporate it into your culinary creations like soups, sauces, and dressings.

As we nurture our skin with Balmonds' natural skincare solutions on the surface, let's not forget the importance of supporting our bodies from within. Winter wellness is not just about surviving the cold; it's about thriving, radiating from the inside out. So, embark on this flavorful journey of brewing Fire Cider and gift yourself the warmth and resilience needed to embrace the depths of winter.

person holding jar of fire cider

Here's to a season of self-care, winter wellness, skin confidence and comfort!



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