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A dose of nature

A dose of nature. One new study from Finland 🇫🇮 by the institute for health and welfare, has revealed a correlation between exposure to nature and a reduced use of prescription drugs, including antidepressants. The study found that the benefits of nature 🌲 was particularly strong with those on the lowest income
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What to do about puffy eyes

A little Sunday tip.
Most of us probably know that cucumber 🥒 slices are great to place on puffy eyes. But did you know that raw potato 🥔 slices can work wonders for swollen puffy eyes? There are enzymes in potatoes that are astringent and reduce inflammation. It’s best if the potato is cold, cut thin slices and place them on your eyes. Lie down and relax for 20 minutes. Happy Sunday 🤩
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The lymphatic system and skin health

When your lymphatic system is stagnant, it can show up on your skin. The lymphatic system assists with the expelling of toxins. It lies just beneath your skin. If it is not working as it should or clogged, your skin may suffer from acne, loss of elasticity, premature aging and other skin conditions. The lower body gets a head start in the morning as we get up to walk around and move. To get the circulation going for the upper body try this: clasp your hands behind your head so your elbows stick out. Now in a pumping motion put the elbows together in front of you for a count of 30-50 times. Other ways you can kickstart the system is to dry brush your skin and jump on a trampoline or maybe doing the chicken dance 😉
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True organic of Sweden

True organic of Sweden

Organic and natural skincare products made in Sweden in sustainable packaging. True Organic of Sweden is a multi award winning brand for people who want effective skincare that is kind to the skin and the planet.

 

When my son was born I had just finished a degree in science of natural health. My son had diaper rash and I had sore breasts from breastfeeding. I searched for any ointment relief, even the organic certified ones had ingredients that I would never use on my son. They could have as little as 5 percent organic ingredients and the rest could be anything. How can this be?

I was living in Switzerland at that time, and when I moved back to Sweden, my home country a few years later, I started looking around for how to actually produce skin care. I found a wonderful organic and natural skin care guru.  Together we created the first product:  All you need is me balm. Two weeks after launch, All you need is me balm won its first award of many. It’s 100% natural and 95% organic in a compostable tube made of sugarcane. I was very happy and content with my accomplishment of such a unique, pure and effective balm but then people started to ask me “What is your next product “? Next product ?! I asked. After this I followed by  producing my own wish list of my dream skincare products. True organic of Sweden skincare brand was born.  True organic of Sweden skincare products are with as few ingredients as possible, as high in organic content as possible and ingredients that you recognize, at the same time very effective products that bring results. We have 7 products today and developing more.Our customers are loyal, we have a 60% return rate. http://trueorganicofsweden.com

Now we sell all over the world, to distributors, retailers and directly to consumers.

 

Starting as a one person company has been a challenge. Both financially and time wise. I have never wanted to employ lots of people but instead used freelancers and distributors responsible for their areas. The distributors have bought in bulk, have exclusive rights to their country but in return also been responsible for getting the products into retailers and conduct marketing, sales and PR. Some distributors have been better than others but as a small unknown brand it’s even difficult to get a distributor to look at your products. So if the distributors ignore their obligations there’s not much you can do other than remove the brand from them but then you might not fin anyone else willing to take your brand in that market.

 

Another challenge has been in the sourcing of ingredients and creating products that are efficient, as high in organic ingredients as possible, 100% natural using only planet friendly ingredients in sustainable packaging. Not all ingredients can be found grown organically. Most products have water and water can never be organic. This brings the organic level down. Organic produce is grown without synthetic fertilizers, genetic engineering, irradiation or pesticides. The plants need to grow at a certain distance from any farm that is not organic so the bees cannot fly in between. Our mission statement is  to create top quality skincare products with the highest levels of organic ingredients. We are committed to protect the planet, its resources and all those who populate it.

 

The skincare business is big and competition is fierce but the more of us organic and natural skincare producer there are, the better it is for our environment.If natural, organic products in sustainable packaging become the norm, the better it is for all of us, our children and the planet.

 

Looking towards future opportunities there is a very positive awareness that there is no planet B and everyone needs to do their bit.

 

With so many natural disasters around the world it’s difficult for even the most climate change deniers to ignore facts. People are looking for ways to do their bit to help our planet. More are turning to organic and natural products. We are becoming aware of sustainable packaging and getting upset when an item is packaged in far more plastic than needed. Luckily we see that innovation is buzzing and sustainable solutions are presented in every field.

 

With the pandemic we had to rethink like everyone else and concentrate our efforts more to the online business instead of retail stores. Our distributors who had mainly retail stores were suffering while the ones with online businesses were thriving. http://trueorganicofsweden.com

 

A business is a living thing and one needs to nurture it and be flexible because change is constant. Wether it’s a pandemic, war or inflation. Being a small business it may be easier to make a quick change. We for example had Rosewood essential oil in our deodorant Undercover agent. I found out that rosewood is endangered so we could quickly change to ho leaf essential oil instead with a similar scent.

 

Talking about being flexible and change, I have decided to take on a partner in the business. It’s one of our distributors who has more economical muscle and is an established skincare distributor. Together we will be able to create new products faster and more cost effective. If you take on a partner it’s important that you have the same vision and values. For me it’s not an unknown partner, I know and have worked with this company for several years.

 

The advice I can give anyone wanting to start a business is just do. You can have market research, plans and preparations for years but I say just start. Take a first step and then the next one. I have to say, everything takes much longer than you think and more expensive than you thought.

If you go ahead, do something you are passionate and interested in, feel the excitement and have fun! That’s what I always have said, I will do it as long as it’s fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Make my day cream anti pollution

Validated external studies show that Algica work as an efficient anti-pollution agent in skincare products. Various types of studies have been conducted, all showing that products containing Algica prevents air pollution from entering the skin.

The first study showed that at least 24% of air pollution is blocked. In a second study, Algica was compared with hyaluronic acid. The results showed that Algica blocks 2.5 times more of the most common air pollutant from entering the skin, and 5 times more compared to untreated skin.

Nickel-chelation tests show that Algica blocks up to 16 times more Nickel compared to hyaluronic acid.

Algica is the key ingredient in our face cream, Make My Day.
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Glowing healthy skin naturally

Glowing healthy skin is not an overnight miracle.
It’s easy thinking that piling on all the makeup products in the world will help. To achieve natural radiance that makes your skin look healthy and flawless we need to treat our skin at its core and adopt good habits.

Always remove your makeup. Leaving it on clogs the pores which may cause blemishes. Your skin needs to breathe while it’s in repair mode. Double cleanse.

Apply sunscreen also in the winter that blocks UVA and UVB rays. A longtime exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, age spots and more serious skin problems.

Eat fruits, vegetables, greens, protein and vitamins. Cut down on sugar

Exercise regularly to stimulate your blood circulation. If you don’t have time with anything else, take a brisk walk around the block. Notice the glow on your face.

Try to get at least 8 hours sleep

Make time for “me time” and try to avoid stress. Ever notice that you tend to break out more when you are stressed?

Drink water

Do a facial massage when you apply your cream. I mix Make my day cream with Face it serum. Making sure not to pull the skin.

Use gentle skincare products.

Use a face mask like Sea me mask twice a week. It really gives you a noticeable glow and is a true Cinderella mask. Packed with organic ingredients, chlorella and antioxidants that will really make a difference to your skin.

Remember beautiful skin is not a sprint it’s a marathon.




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Celebrate yourself!

Start the new year with building a strength portfolio of yourself, celebrate yourself! Simply every time you do or make something you are proud of write it down. Maybe in a beautiful notebook? Then at the end of the year or any time you need a pep-up, take a look in your notebook 😊 Or why not take notes when your child or someone close to you does something good. Can you imagine a better Christmas present than a notebook filled with positive things one might otherwise forget?


We have our Annual January Sales on right now.
https://trueorganicofsweden.com
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Natural skin tightening facial mask

Have you thought about a peeling facial treatment but the downtime with flaking skin puts you off? Regular use of the Sea me mask will give you similar results over time without the flaking. We’ve added masses of chlorella (an algae) in the recipe which tightens skin, improves production of collagen, stimulates cells to produce at a faster rate and acts as a skin healer (goodbye acne). Apply a thick layer to your face, neck and décolleté, wash of after 20 minutes for instant radiant results. Chlorella also improves overall skin tone and helps to diminish the signs of aging. I always also add Sea me mask to my head for a scalp massage (best hair day ever) A tip is if you wake up with puffy under eyes, apply a thick dollop of Sea me mask as an under eye mask. Gently remove after 20 minutes with a wet cloth. Et voila, reduces puffiness significantly 👍
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Positive thoughts about autumn

Getting ready to say goodbye to the Swedish summer. Trying to think positive 😃 we are also saying goodbye to mosquitoes, fruit flies, flies, slugs and the lawnmower 😉 Hello to school start, comfort food, beautiful leaves, cozy sweaters, apple 🍎 picking and chanterelle treasure hunts. Chanterelles are anti inflammatory, rich in antioxidants, boost immunity, anti microbial and taste heavenly 😋

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Seaweed a powerhouse ingredient in skincare

Seaweed is not just healthy to eat with your sushi, it is also a powerhouse ingredient in skincare. Seaweed and other marine algae are rich in amino acids and antioxidants that help to fight the signs of aging and promote collagen. Because of the anti-inflammatory properties, seaweed can help calm down sensitive skin, while the essential fatty acids support the skin barrier.

As seaweed is nutritionally packed, it´s also great for the hair and scalp.

Soothing, hydrating, strengthens and adds shine to hair.

When you use Sea me mask on your face, neck and decolletage don’t forget your scalp and hair. You will look like a scary green monster for 20 minutes, but hey presto, emerge as a butterfly. Sea me mask has a whopping 5% chlorella compared to other skincare brands with 0,05% chlorella. Sea me mask is the real thing!

Most beautiful photo by @joyce.rh.photography

 

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