Moon Milk is appearing all over our social media feeds, but what it is? You won’t be surprised to hear that Tim Peake didn’t harvest milk from the Moon during his time in space just so we could post dreamy Instagram photos of it. Sorry to disappoint. Moon Milk might not be what it says on the tin, but it could be the answer to the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had.
Moon Milk is a warm drink combining milk with a blend of herbs, spices and honey. It is traditionally used in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system based around the balance between mind, body and soul. Usually consumed before bedtime, Moon Milk contains a powerful herb called Ashwagandha. This ingredient contains adaptogens, which are natural substances that help you adapt to being under stress. Being stressed out and getting no sleep is a ‘the chicken or the egg’ situation, they go hand in hand and can easily ruin your week. Moon Milk can help you relax and cope with stress, resulting in a good night’s sleep. And after good nights sleep, the world is your oyster.
If you’ve seen posts of Moon Milk, you’d have noticed they’re not your usual shade of milk white. They’re taking over in their masses of pastel pinks, purples and oranges. These have had natural colourants added to them, such as beetroot extract and turmeric, to make them look positively magical. Pretty pastel milk to help you get your 40 winks? Count us in. Would you try it?