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Good news Sunday

Sunday’s are great ”Good News” days 🤩
Do you agree? Here are some positives for an optimistic outlook today 💚💚💚
1- Parts of the Great Barrier Reef are showing the best signs of coral recovery in 36 years!
2- There are now enough solar panels around the world to generate 1 terrawatt of electricity.
3- The world’s largest offshore wind farm in Yorkshire is now fully operational and will help to provide renewable energy to more than 1.4 million homes in the UK.
4- Hawaii closed its last coal power plant to focus on greener energy options, removing 1,5 million metric tons of greenhouse gases per year.
5- In the space of a year the number of monarch butterflies 🦋 in California grew from 2’000 to nearly 250’000!
In these times, we all need to hear some good news too
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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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All you need is me for your muscles

Almost everyone has had sore and aching muscles at some time. It’s then easy to reach for the anti-inflammatory warming ointments that are marketed everywhere. They promise to relieve pain. But did you know that some of them contain the poisonous substance Diclofenac. Diclofenac causes a serious threat to fish, aquatic organisms, plants, and mammals. It’s also difficult to break down in wastewater treatment plants so there’s a risk it ends up polluting our waterways. The Swedish medical products agency (Läkemedelsverket) are proposing a ban on these and other products that harm the environment in retail outlets except pharmacies. In my opinion there should be a ban on products that harm the environment everywhere. Check the ingredients in your ointments or tablets and try to avoid using one that contains Diclofenac. All the ingredients in All you need is me balm are anti-inflammatory. 100% of the ingredients are natural and 95% organic so it won’t damage the environment plus it comes in a sustainable tube made out of sugarcane. . Its lovely and soothing on tired, tight muscles, so why not try it next time? Even better if you can convince someone to give you a nice massage ;)

Don’t miss our Spring Sale is still on trueorganicofsweden.com
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Eternal youth

No, we are not promising you eternal youth or time reversing tricks. We are offering a space in this beauty universe, where you are allowed to be exactly who you are, in all aspects. And gladly offer you the benefits of nourishing your physical body with the power from nature. And by doing so, as a bonus effect. Because your skin will be coated with chosen ingredients beneficial for the skin's natural mechanisms. Then yes, your skin will radiate with glow and feel better suited for your soul.
Transformation is part of nature. Butterflies, flowers, personalities all transform. The most beautiful transformation is however the one when you go from aware to even more aware, of who you are. And accept that. Stopping compromising what you want in your life. Making the right choice. That choice that you know is better for you, in the long run. So no, we won't promise you quick fix skincare solutions. The beauty of our products is aligned with your transformation towards becoming the better you.
We got your back when it comes to skincare.✨ 💚✨
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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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Body Buddy lotion

We're so happy that more and more of you are discovering our gem, Body Buddy! 💚

Sweet orange essential oil - an excellent skin toner with a natural source of Vitamin C

Lemongrass essential oil - reduces water retention and tones skin

Aloe Vera - amazing plant for various skin conditions and gives glowing skin

Oat kernel oil - maintains a protective barrier for healthy skin, has anti-itch properties

Safflower oil - a rich source of Vitamin E, keeps skin supple

Squalane - improves skin elasticity

Vitamin E - powerful antioxidant, helps to soften skin

Lactic acid - gentle nourishing agent for skin

Bergamot essential oil (bergaptene free) - soothing and skin conditioning.
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Cult organic winterbalm

Little did I know many years ago when I was frustrated that I couldn’t find an organic balm for my baby without alcohol, fragrance and synthetic ingredients that I would create All you need balm. It’s still feels humbly surreal that All you need is me balm has become such an international cult product loved by men, women, makeup artists, royalty, celebrities, parents and animal owners. I’m so grateful 😊 All you need is me balm is sometimes compared as the organic version of the “other hour” cream and vaseline, both based on petroleum. Honestly, I don’t understand why choose to put petroleum on your skin that then ends up doing further damage to the environment. ..
Just some thoughts on a sunny ☀️ Sunday in the afternoon
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Protect your face from harsh weather

Walking may be the simplest and most underrated form of exercise.

There is a lot of information out there about the positives of running and lifting weights, but the simple activity of walking can provide a whole host of benefits too.

Walking is simple, free, and nearly any able-bodied person can do it.

As well as burning calories, studies show that brisk walks may help to reduce the intake of high calorie snacks by half. Walking increases bone strength, every step counts. People who walk at least 1,5km a day have a higher bone density than those who don’t.

Walking is just as effective as running for fighting major diseases.

Regular brisk walking may help to maintain a healthy weight, prevent various conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and stroke. Improves your cardiovascular fitness level, strengthens bones, muscles, and improves muscle endurance. May improve your mood, sleep, balance, and coordination. Builds up your immune system and reduces stress. Researchers found that walking for 30 minutes, 3 times a week for 3 months had the same mood boosting result as antidepressants.

As for myself, I have a dog who is a very fast walker, come rain or shine, I’m out there walking. I have noticed that my normal winter lows are not as bad since I got my dog Spencer. If it’s very cold or harsh weather I protect my face with All you need is me balm. Since it contains no water but let’s your skin breathe, it’s perfect for protecting the face. My best ideas and thinking also happen out there on the walks.

See you out there :) 

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Wellness tip

A little wellness tip for this weekend:
I think most of us know that positive thoughts are good for us. But if you are like me, sometimes life speeds up or we forget to make the effort. What can help are positive affirmations (statements) but how do we remember to say those, you ask 🙄
Well, simply put your favorite affirmation on your phone and or iPad at the lock or Home Screen. Now every time I open my phone it says “Something wonderful will happen today”. It immediately puts me in a good mood 🙂
Research shows that positive affirmations may boost overall health. It can help to reduce stress and increase the neural pathways in your brain.
Other affirmations to try:
Things are always working out for me. My mind is full of brilliant ideas. I’m at peace with who I am as a person. I am beautiful. I love myself. Or whatever statement makes you feel good.
Have a lovely weekend!
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Winner best Natural baby product

We are so proud and delighted that our All you need is me balm won 🌟 in the category : 

Best Natural Baby Product @bambinibabyawards. 

All you need is me was my first creation with my own baby in mind. My baby is now 13 years old 😉

To celebrate this amazing win there’s an automatic discount of 25% on the website. Lovely gift for all the babies 👶 out there, big and small 🎁

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