Your April guide to health and wellbeing

Homemade citrus air fresheners, top products and more

For me, some ingredients speak of spring – asparagus and Jersey Royal potatoes certainly, but eggs too. A flick through this our recipes show their versatility: perfect the art of a healthy omelette, whip up soft-boiled eggs with smoked salmon for a nutritious brunch or try them in a stir-fry. Packed with nutrients and essential amino acids for growth and repair, what’s not to love about these humble wonders? As well as being a complete protein, eggs provide vitamin B12 and vitamin D for bone strength. And the benefits don’t end there. A DIY face mask of whisked egg whites and lemon juice can tighten pores, reduce under-eye puffiness and combat oily skin. If your hair is lacklustre, apply the same concoction and leave for 15 minutes before rinsing.


Spending too much time in an air-conditioned environment can leave skin feeling dry and parched. One way to tackle this and add moisture to the air is to create a natural air freshener – simmer a pan of water with citrus fruits and fragrant herbs such as rosemary on the hob for an hour. As it infuses, your home will be filled with a gorgeous fresh scent that will last long after the water is off the heat.


The SpinneysFood range of nut butters (1) and honey (2) brighten up any morning when added to nutritious breakfast smoothies bowls. For an afternoon pick-me-up, try Waitrose Green Tea with Jasmine and Roses (3) or start your day right with Preshafruit Juice (4), cold-pressed to retain maximum vitamins and minerals. 

words by Catherine Williams (left), is a qualified fitness professional and nutrition consultant. She is also the co-founder with Elaine Luck (right) of Pure Fitness.