Blog posts of '2023' 'August'

Rooibos Facial Moisturisers: The Ultimate Skin Saviors for That Fresh Glow - 0 Comments

Rooibos Facial Moisturisers: The Ultimate Skin Saviors for That Fresh Glow


Our skin is a remarkable organ, acting as a shield against the outside world and safeguarding our body. To maintain healthy skin, proper hydration is essential, and that's where facial moisturisers play a significant role. Often overlooked, these products offer numerous benefits for overall skin health and appearance. In this blog, we will explore why using a facial moisturiser should be an indispensable part of your skin care routine.


Hydration for Glowing Skin:

Our facial skin faces constant exposure to harsh elements like pollution, UV radiation, and extreme weather conditions. These factors can rob the skin of its natural moisture, leading to dryness, irritation and flakiness. Facial moisturisers create a protective barrier that locks in moisture, maintaining optimal hydration levels. Well-hydrated skin appears plumper, smoother, and more radiant.


Combat Signs of Ageing:

As we age, the skin's ability to retain moisture diminishes, causing fine lines and wrinkles to form. Facial moisturisers, especially those with Rooibos, can combat signs of ageing through their antioxidant benefits. Antioxidants neutralize harmful molecules that break down collagen, promoting premature ageing. Regular use helps reduce wrinkles, preserving a youthful and supple complexion.


Balance and Regulation:

Dealing with oily or combination skin can lead to breakouts and acne. Surprisingly, skipping moisturiser to reduce oiliness can worsen the problem. When the skin lacks proper hydration, it compensates by producing more sebum, exacerbating oiliness. Opt for a lightweight, facial moisturiser to balance oil production, like Hydrafine Moisturiser for combination skin, Face Facts Moisturiser for oily or problem skin and Rooibos Skin Moisturiser for normal skin - minimizing clogged pores and blemishes.


Protection and Repair:

Beyond hydration, many facial moisturisers are enriched with antioxidants, vitamins, and nourishing ingredients that shield the skin from free radicals and environmental damage. Moisturisers for dry skin, Like Lucid Moisturiser for Dry Skin, Lucid Moisture Lotion and Sensitív Moisturiser for dry/sensitive skin aid in repairing the skin's natural barrier, making it resilient against external aggress.


Soothing and Calming:

Sensitive or irritated skin requires gentle care. Specifically formulated moisturisers with tailor-made ingredients offer a soothing effect, reducing redness and discomfort.

Don't underestimate the significance of a facial moisturiser in your daily skin care routine. Proper hydration is essential for maintaining healthy, radiant skin, and a good moisturiser delivers multiple benefits, including anti-ageing properties, oil production balance, protection against environmental damage, and soothing sensitive skin. Regardless of your skin type, Annique Rooibos offers suitable facial moisturisers for all skin types. Find yours and make it an integral part of your skin care ritual. Embrace the transformation and let your skin glow with vitality!

Rooibos adds new flavour to Craft Beer industry (4 August is International Beer Day) - 0 Comments

Rooibos adds new flavour to Craft Beer industry (4 August is International Beer Day)

Reference:  Issued by Meropa Communications on behalf of the SA Rooibos Council.

This Friday (August 4) is International Beer Day when lovers of the brew from around the globe will be flocking to pubs and breweries to enjoy a cold one.

Beer is arguably the world’s most beloved drink. The British drink theirs warm, Americans drink theirs ice-cold and South Africans like it chilled…

Our nation consumes roughly 34.47 million hectolitres (hl) of ale annually, which makes us the world’s 12th largest beer-consuming nation. 


Craft Beer


But the way we drink beer is evolving. Once dominated by mass-produced lagers, the market has evolved into a dynamic landscape brimming with craft breweries, innovative flavours and a burgeoning consumer base.

To cater to diverse consumer preferences, breweries have pushed the boundaries of flavour innovation. Spices, fruit and herbal tisanes, like Rooibos, have found their way into beer recipes, resulting in intriguing blends that reflect the country’s rich culinary heritage. 

Adele du Toit, spokesperson for the SA Rooibos Council says the small-batch, all-natural brewing market has experienced a surge in popularity. 

“For modern consumers, homebrewing and/or enjoying unique and diverse beer flavours add value to the experience. Homebrewing allows beer enthusiasts to experiment with different ingredients and brewing techniques, which provide them with a chance to create personalised and one-of-a-kind (signature) brews.

“It also allows individuals to be creative with their beer recipes. They can experiment with various hops, malts, yeast strains, and extras to craft beers tailored to their preferences. This level of customisation is not always possible with commercial beers.”

She says the use of Rooibos in beer has found increasing favour among craft brewers the world over with dozens of Rooibos-infused beer options now available. 

“Rooibos, which is native to South Africa, has unique flavours and characteristics that can complement and enhance beer profiles. Rooibos’ mild sweetness, earthy notes, and hints of vanilla and honey adds to its appeal in beer. These flavours can add complexity and depth to various beer styles, particularly lighter or malt-forward brews.

Rooibos and Beer Image

The popularity of Rooibos in beer has been influenced by the broader interest in using unique and unconventional ingredients to create innovative and experimental beer styles, adding more diversity to the beer market.


“Some craft brewers have been trialling Rooibos during different stages of the brewing process, such as during mashing, boiling or fermentation. The tisane can be used as a substitute for water or combined with traditional brewing ingredients to infuse the beer with its distinct taste.”

She says as the craft beer movement continues to grow, brewers and consumers alike will continue to seek new taste experiences, which is likely to contribute to the appeal of Rooibos-infused brews. “With a promising future ahead, the SA beer industry is poised to continue its upward trajectory, delighting consumers with new flavours, experiences and the spirit of brewing innovation.”

For homebrewers, give this Rooibos Beer Recipe a try on International Beer Day:


Rooibos Beer Recipe

Makes: 7.25 Litres    

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes (excluding fermentation time)








Lukewarm water



Instant yeast (15 ml – 1 packet)



Castor sugar (750ml)



Tartaric acid



Lemon juice



Lemon rind



Strong Rooibos tea


Cold water



  1. Dissolve the 5ml sugar in 500ml lukewarm water. Sprinkle the instant yeast over and set aside until frothy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix the remaining dry ingredients with the liquid and juice together with the activated yeast mixture and stir until well mixed.
  3. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrapping and leave in a warm place for about 12 hours.
  4. Strain the mixture through a muslin cloth and pour the beer into bottles with tops. Leave in a cool place for 3 days. Chill before serving.


As the beer is very fizzy, ensure that the bottles are opened slowly and carefully, allowing the fizz to subside before totally removing the lid. It must be stored in a cool place or else the yeast will ferment too quickly, and the bottles could explode (preferably use plastic bottles).

Courtesy of I Love 2 Bake: 



Issued by Meropa Communications on behalf of the SA Rooibos Council. For further information, please contact Brigitte Taim from Meropa on 082 410 8960