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Listened to a holistic health specialist yesterday. Had my breathing tested, it turns out that I like most people breathe too shallow. Some of the benefits of deep breathing are
*natural pain killer
*improves blood flow
*increases energy levels
*detoxifies the body
*stimulates lymphatic system
Apparently only people who regularly meditate and practice mindfulness pass this test.
The specialist recommended trying to sleep with a thin piece of surgical tape across the lips so you only breathe through your nose. She said it’s like doing yoga breathing through the night. Maybe something to try ?
When creating our new products, for True organic of Sweden, the ingredients are very carefully considered. They have to be effective, clean, not too expensive and always planet friendly. When I discovered that rosewood is endangered, I immediately changed to ho-leaf essential oil in our Undercover agent deodorant. Unfortunately it puts a lot of pressure on the consumer to check ingredients before buying. I’m there myself, googling ingredients before buying something new. But, I think we have to. The profit driven organic certification organizations are no guarantee, they let through a lot of ingredients that are not planet friendly at all.
Smashing photo by @thompas_images 😍
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Did you hear that a new EU regulation has decided that veggie burgers now have to be called veggie discs?
Makes me think of disc jockey, floppy disk, diskmaskin (for Swedish people)
It’s a little bit funny, no? ..
Like someone ordering a bean burger would get confused and ask “Where is the meat?”
Hmm... is the meat industry behind this maybe?
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Most of us know that chia seeds are great for our bodies when adding to food and smoothies for example. But did you know that oil extracted from chia seeds has incredible beauty benefits? Not only are they rich in precious omega-3 fatty acids, but they’re also intensely anti-inflammatory, calming and antioxidant-rich. What does that mean exactly? Chia seed oil is a great bet for restoring vital moisture, diminishing redness and inhibiting the appearance of wrinkles.
Those essential fatty acids also help to make the skin feel soothed and calmed, while giving it a supple and plumped up appearance. Another bonus to using chia seed oil on skin is its bounty of antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from signs of age, environmental, and UV induced damage. The oil is lightweight and non-greasy, so it won’t leave skin feeling oily. People with dry skin will love using chia seed oil for its amazing moisturizing properties. However, chia seed oil is actually great for all skin types—even oily, which can be surprising to many people. There is a common myth that applying oil to an oily skin will make it worse. This isn’t the case. Oily skin can really benefit from the nourishment that chia seed oil can give, ultimately helping it to control itself and to stop overproducing oil. Chia seed oil is rich in vitamin B3 and zinc, which means it balances oily skin and keeps the complexion clear Soft hydrated skin with a youthful look who doesn’t want that? This is why chia seed oil is the main ingredient in our award winning Face it serum. Top tip – make sure your skin is a bit moist before adding drops of oil on your face, this helps the oil penetrate the skin.
Photo by veronicacampell.se
The family is growing. Latest to join is Body buddy lotion with a delicious scent of sweet orange, bergamot and lemongrass. Leaves the skin hydrated and keeps it that way. It’s been a big hit with both men and women and the biggest critic of all, my 10 year old son 😉
Beautiful product photo by @jtamedia
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Health and well-being I think also includes mental health. I’m sure positive thinking can be a challenge to everyone at some point. My sister got me a book about positive thinking. Every morning you are supposed to write down 10 things you are grateful for. After 27 days of doing this, miracles are to be expected. I’m on day 12 and even though I started this exercise with gusto, I’m running out of things to be grateful for. I’m down to being grateful for the cheese at my breakfast. 😳 But then my sister said that you are allowed to repeat, and I immediately started feeling more positive. So it’s proof that it’s working already 😉 What do you say, do you want to join me in this challenge? Write 10 positive things you are grateful for, every morning for 27 days. Would be interesting to see the results ☀️
Beautiful fall photo by @jtamedia
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Have you wondered what a serum is and if you really need to use it?
So, let’s make this easy. A serum is a skin care product that you apply to your skin after cleansing but before moisturizing with the intent to deliver a potent shot of ingredients directly into your skin.
The best serums offer highly-concentrated doses directly to your skin which makes them great for targeting specific concerns like wrinkles, brightness, acne or hydration. Important is the type of ingredients used and climate friendly natural vs synthetic.
Because active ingredients are more expensive than thickeners and other fillers, serums are also the costliest product in many skin care lines. The reason is because a serum is the workhorse of your ENTIRE regimen. Compared to a regular moisturizer or lotion, you're getting way more bang for your skincare buck.
When applied properly, a 1-ounce container of serum should last months, a few drops are sufficient to cover the entire face.
Unlike a moisturizer, serums are thinner which allows the active ingredients to penetrate quickly into the epidermis instead of lying on the surface.
Face lotions and creams are richer and create a barrier on top of the skin to keep all that good stuff in.
Are you also tired of your tired skin ? The answer is Face masks. Instead of using a face mask every so often, you should be using them regularly to really benefit your skin.
Masking takes the cleansing process to a whole new level. Only a good facial mask can help to draw out impurities that hide beneath the top layers of the epidermis. Some people say that their skin goes through a “detoxing” when they use a mask, because they actually notice the changes in the skin while this is happening. Masks are incredible at providing this deeper cleansing process, which leads to an improvement in the appearance of pores that you can see and feel. Who doesn’t love that?
3 reasons you want to apply a mask this weekend
1. When you remove the build up of dead skin cells that accumulate on your skin, it helps to unclog pores too.
2. Masks, can help stimulate blood circulation so you can notice a radiant glow and more refreshed appearance.
3. Masking helps all of your other skin care products work more efficiently. If you want your day lotions, serums and nighttime products to be absorbed by your skin quicker and deeper, then a face mask is a must. By masking on a regular basis, you can ensure that your toning, hydrating and protecting products will all perform better, providing you with the results you’re looking to achieve at a much faster pace.
Apply a Face Mask in 5 Simple Steps
Step 1: Be prepared to make a mess. If you’re going to apply a face mask while relaxing in the tub, you don’t have to worry about making a mess. You can cover your face, neck, décolleté and throat and just relax. If you don’t have time for a bath, then take the time to pull back your hair so it’s not near your face. Be sure to wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy. Chances are, you’ll make a bit of a mess when you use a mask. But, hey, that’s the fun of it all.
Step 2: I always recommend starting with a freshly cleansed face. Use your daily cleanser to remove all of the surface dirt, oils and makeup before you apply your mask. This will help to ensure that you receive all of the benefits your face mask was designed to deliver.
Step 3: Using damp hands, apply your mask directly onto your damp skin. Never rub the mask directly into your skin. It should be applied like frosting on a cupcake. Extend the mask from your face, down your neck, décolleté and throat. Nothing worse then a young looking face and an old wrinkly neck, right?
Step 4: Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes
Step 5: It’s time to remove the mask. Masks are designed to adhere to your skin. You don’t want to be too rough when removing it. Use plenty of water and a wash cloth to gently wash away the mask. Pat, don’t rub, your skin dry with a towel.
Here is what @organicbeautyreview had to say about the Sea me mask:
This is actually a really cool product. The most important ingredient is chlorella, seaweed. And seaweed has many benefits. It's rich in beneficial minerals, vitamins, amino acids and trace elements. Seaweed has a wonderful effect on any skin type. It's particularly recommended for mature skin. This plant has regenerative properties which remove dead skin cells and skin becomes fresh and taut. At the same time it possesses smoothing and tightening effect.
I do not disagree at all. I'm so amazed how smooth skin feels after. So refreshed and it's perfect to treat your skin to that extra glow. I'm very happy with it.
Chlorella tightens and firms, improving the elasticity of the skin. The antioxidants, along with B Vitamins and Vitamin C, in chlorella encourages cell turnover. Chlorella is also loaded with amino acids such as lysine, proline, glycine and alanine, all of which are the essential building blocks of protein and constitute each of an individual collagen unit. As we age, our skin slows down its production of new cells. Using Chlorella in your skincare products is an excellent way to reveal brighter, younger-looking skin. A layer of fresh, renewed skin is revealed which looks younger, tighter and is more radiant. Great for acne too. Many masks smell beautiful and sit politely on the skin without doing much, this mask has a high content of seaweed with a natural scent as the active ingredient and you really feel it working. The best way to see how effective it is, is to put the mask on one hand, leave it on for 20 minutes then wash it off and compare it to the other hand. Thank you @lipintimatecare for pep talk today 😘 Don’t we all need those sometimes? Thank you also for super photo by product photographer @jtamedia
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To create a skin care product can take months or even years from idea to shelf
First comes the idea and here I’m lucky to own a skincare company , as I’m working through my own wishlist. I have studied science of natural health, so I’m quite sure what ingredients I would like in a product and even more sure about ingredients I would not like. I work together with a chemist who is an expert in formulating cosmetics as the ingredients I would like to have in there might not go together. She also ads valuable points and thinks about preservation and such things I don’t know about. At the same time, I work on packaging and barcodes with our talented designer Nicole Waller and think about the text that has to go on the packaging. I started out making the first product All you need is me with a cheeky humorous text, so now of course all the following products have to be humorous too. At this point the formulator may be ready to send the first test of a new product . It has never happened that I am happy with the first test, so we revise formula and repeat the process again and again until we are happy and in love with the test.
From here on we can have many delays again when it comes to ingredient availability as I only use 100% natural and as high organic content as possible.
Then also we keep our fingers crossed that the packaging ordering and delivery runs smoothly. Lastly we need to get a slot in the manufacturing to make and fill the tubes. Finally the product is ready to be shipped out to stores and spas. Never is it a perfect problem free process, there is always something. Maybe that’s why I’m like a proud mama every time I get a new product on the market. Now when you know the process it’s my great pleasure to show off our newest spa product Sea me mask , the visible wow. 100% natural and 96% organic The ingredients are :
Chlorella- rich in amino acids and antioxidants, helps improve the production of your skin’s collagen. Tightens skin and smooths fine lines and wrinkles
Sodium hyaluronate- powerful anti aging ingredient naturally occurring in skin. Plumps up skin and the appearance of wrinkles is greatly diminished
Aloe vera- soothing antioxidant that increases elasticity
Pullulan- tightens and firms skin. A natural plant based polysaccharide
Spearmint and peppermint essential oils- brightening and uplifting
Stunning photo by Jaak T. Arendi