All Certified Organic Ingredients: Raw Cacao, Mesquite, Roasted Dandelion Root, Roasted Chicory Root, Ginger, Triphala, Burdock, Cinnamon, Himalayan Pink Salt.
Organic Merchant's certified organic Shine Dust is a herbal cacao infusion naturopathically formulated with a radiant complexion and glowing beauty in mind. This tonic is gluten, dairy and sugar free, as well as vegan friendly.
What are the benefits?
Nourishes and rejuvenates for a radiant complexion
Regulates and stimulates the digestive tract
Cleanses the liver and lymphatics
Protects against disease and promotes anti-aging
This chicory cacao tonic is naturally high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories to protect against disease and promote anti-ageing. The ingredients' traditional uses include being used to purify and cleanse the liver and lymphatics, regulate the digestive tract, as well as to nourish and rejuvenate the body.
How to use
The Shine Dust can be made into or added to beverages, baking and raw treats.
For a truly unique beverage grab your Shine Dust and favourite milk:
We recommend 1–2 tsp per 200ml.
Add 20ml (1 sip) of hot milk/water, then whisk/stir to make a paste.
Fill up with your choice of hot milk.
If you prefer a more lavish chocolate flavour, simply add an extra spoonful of the DUST cacao infusion. We recommend to try adding the Shine Dust to your smoothies or morning coffee, turning them into an amazing latte blend.
For best storage conditions, keep the properly closed Shine Dust in a dry, cool location. This dust is sustainably produced & packaged.
Detailed Description of Each Ingredient
This highly regarded and diverse superfood has been cultivated since the times of the ancient Mayans, and contains a unique blend of phytonutrients and antioxidants offering an array of nutritional benefits to support overall health and wellbeing.
Our raw Peruvian Cacao is made by cold pressing un-roasted cacao beans. This gentle method maintains the integrity of the plants molecular structure resulting in a higher antioxidant content and greater overall nutritional value of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, copper, zinc as well as other trace minerals.
Raw cacao empowers concentration, vitalises energy, uplifts mood and much more. It is known to protect cells from oxidation and inflammation, improve mental ability, support immune health, reduce chronic fatigue and may protect against cancer and heart disease. Raw cacao also contains powerful flavonoids and precursors to serotonin and dopamine, which have shown to alleviate depression, avert anxiety, minimise stress and stabilise mood.
Native to South America and the Southwestern United States, mesquite is a low GI sweetener that is high in protein. It is rich in a number of vitamins, minerals and amino acids such as magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc and calcium which is good for healthy skin, hair and bones. Mesquite has a high fibre content, low glycemic index, high mineral content, anti-fungal properties and immune-boosting abilities. Its abundance in soluble fibre helps a smooth digestion and healthy gut flora. The low glycemic index means that it does not need insulin to be broken down and won’t cause blood sugar spikes. Furthermore, mesquite is a source of omega-3s, which makes it good for controlling inflammation.
Roasted Dandelion Root
Its medicinal use history dates back over 2,500 years to ancient China, as well as Arabic, Welsh, European and Native American
tribes as a digestive and liver tonic. This versatile herb is rich in nutrients and especially high in antioxidants which significantly reduce oxidative stress and prevent inflammatory cell damage particularly in the liver, thereby assisting in detoxification and enhancing the bodies defence systems. Studies verify that dandelion root also possesses antimicrobial properties that can retard the growth of disease-causing bacteria. This powerful combination of factors may be useful in the prevention and treatment of liver disease and cancer, reduce cholesterol levels and heart disease, as well as systemic detoxification and weight management.
Roasted Chicory Root
A systemic cleanser and liver support used since ancient Roman and Egyptian times. This valued herb is high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and plant polyphenols that significantly reduce oxidative stress and prevent cell damage particularly in the liver, thereby assisting in detoxification
and enhancing the bodies defence systems. Studies verify that chicory root also regulates blood sugar levels, can delay or prevent the early onset of diabetes and help manage osteoarthritis. Additionally chicory root contains a prebiotic fibre which aids gut health, relieves constipation and supports optimal gut motility.
Has a long and widespread history of health-related benefits, since Ancient Sanskrit, Chinese, Greek, Roman, and Arabic times. It has an impressive array of beneficial actions associated with its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties and other unique therapeutic compounds. Its health benefits include the treatment of nausea from motion sickness, post-surgery, chemotherapy and pregnancy. It fights fungal infections, protects against stomach ulcers, eases menstrual pains, may inhibit cancer growth, regulates blood sugar, relieves joint and muscle pain, lowers cholesterol levels, improves brain function,
minimises neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s, blocks bacterial infections including urinary tract infections, pneumonia and bronchitis, eases inflammation, and promotes proper digestion. To the present day, ginger remains one of the most used dietary condiments in the world.
An Ayurvedic herbal mixture composed of three fruits (Indian gooseberry, Bibhitaki, Haritaki) that has traditionally been used as a multi-purpose treatment for centuries. Triphala is particularly high in antioxidants which aid in neutralising free radical activity and improve skin health and appearance. The herbal mixture has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating and antidiarrheal abilities. That and the naturally high amount of polyphenols in triphala is what make it helpful for modulating the gut micro biome, promoting a healthy digestive tract. Triphala is recognised for its ability to gently cleanse the system while concurrently
nourishing and restoring it.
Has been used for thousands of years across China and Europe to support the processes of digestion and elimination by way of binding and removing toxins from the blood and strengthening the lymphatic and immune systems. It is nutritionally high in vitamin B6, potassium and magnesium, and its potent
antioxidants have far reaching anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial actions. Burdock root also promotes blood circulation to the skin surface, by delivering fresh
oxygenated nutrient rich blood and removing cellular waste and toxins, this powerful herbs improves skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis, and has also been known to improve the clinical signs of ageing.
A potent spice that has been used medicinally around the world dating back as far as 4,000 years ago to Ancient Egypt. Its powerful health-promoting compounds give it antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-biotic, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. These properties have a positive
effect on blood sugar levels, digestion and immunity, and are also extremely beneficial in treating or preventing candida infections, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. This sweet aromatic spice continues to be used daily in many cultures.
Organic Merchant don’t have any gluten containing products on the premises at all, so there is virtually no risk of cross-contamination on site. Although coeliacs should be aware that Organic Merchant are not gluten free certified.
Meet The Supplier
Back to where it started
Just like the rest of us, Organic Merchants Tea know that tea makes everything better! Founded by the beautiful Chalimah Jeanne, the business was a natural extension of her naturopathic work, where she’d blend teas for clinic patients who were particularly low in vital energy.
Realising that everyone kept coming back for more, she launched her business at the local market with 12 herbal loose-leaf teas, and six years later, OM Tea now stock an extensive premium range of 35 different herbal teas, all naturopathically formulated and 100% Australian Certified Organic.
About the tea
Since starting, OM Tea has grown to include several ranges of tea including the more traditional teas, fruit based teas, pregnancy and breastfeeding tea, iced teas and the more recently launched mantra range of teas.
With 35 different teas to choose from, it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone. All the teas are made from the highest quality, organic, loose leaf herbal infusion. The loose leaf tea is hand-blended and minimally processed (the way we like it!) which of course means that the nutrients are at their highest potential.
Love the planet, Love the packaging
Chalimah is a self-confessed hippy at heart, so two years ago she went about overhauling all her packaging to be as earth-friendly as possible.
The entire range is presented in reusable glass jars and biodegradable sachet boxes made from 100% Australian recycled paper with a compostable plant-based cello-bag. It’s all either 100% biodegradable, compostable or recyclable. It looks beautiful and keeps the earth beautiful too!