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A little reminder

As several people who I am close to have discovered malignant skin lesions. Here’s a little reminder to check your skin for suspicious changes and get a screening. Skin cancer is the fastest growing cancer type today and it can spread rapidly. New screening methods are being developed like a “bandaid” that you press on the suspected spot for sometime and then get it analyzed at the pharmacy. Another is being developed by Swedish university @kthuniversity , a device that can analyze the lesion in seconds. 

Always use sunscreen with planet friendly ingredients when spending time in the sunshine. Small studies show that taking vitamin C and E supplements may significantly increase the skin’s ability to stand up to UV rays. 

 

 

 

Image designed by Nicole Waller 

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Benefits of deep breathing

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 

*improves posture 

*reduces inflammation 

*detoxifies the body 

*stimulates lymphatic system 

*improves digestion 

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 ? 

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Sourcing organic product ingredients

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 😍

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#trueorganicofsweden #allyouneedisme #seamemask #bodybuddylotion #undercoveragentdeodorant #faceitserum #endangeredspecies #rosewood #ingredients #organic #organicskincare #skincare #naturalskincare #productphoto #photoshoot 

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Trick your mind into stressing less

Many of us have returned to work part or full time after a hopefully restful summer.
Maybe stress has already started knocking on the door. Here is a technique I recently learned about to re-wiring your thought patterns:
When you are feeling stressed, imagine that your mind is like a snow globe that has been shaken. The “snow” is whizzing around like a massive huge snowstorm.
Now stop the storm, imagine the “snow” starting to settle on the bottom and be still.
Once the “snow” has reached the bottom, your head will be clear like the water in the snow globe.
This has worked for me, hope it can help you too.
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Trick your mind into stressing less

Many of us have returned to work part or full time after a hopefully restful summer.
Maybe stress has already started knocking on the door. Here is a technique I recently learned about to re-wiring your thought patterns:
When you are feeling stressed, imagine that your mind is like a snow globe that has been shaken. The “snow” is whizzing around like a massive huge snowstorm.
Now stop the storm, imagine the “snow” starting to settle on the bottom and be still.
Once the “snow” has reached the bottom, your head will be clear like the water in the snow globe.
This has worked for me, hope it can help you too.
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Veggie burgers

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? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#trueorganicofsweden #organic #organicskincare #naturalskincare #seamemask #sustainablepackaging #madeinsweden #clearskin #acnemask #cinderellamask 

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Forest bathing for wellbeing

Have you heard of forest bathing? It’s a health trend originating from Japan. It means simply being in the forest, taking in the atmosphere of the forest through our senses. It’s meant to be enjoyed slowly, not through a sweaty hike or run.

There are many health benefits and it definitely improves the overall feelings of wellbeing. 

#trueorganicofsweden #allyouneedisme #undercoveragentdeodorant #seamemask #faceitserum #madeinsweden #forestbathing #organic #organicskincare #skincare #wellbeing

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Forest bathing for wellbeing

Have you heard of forest bathing? It’s a health trend originating from Japan. It means simply being in the forest, taking in the atmosphere of the forest through our senses. It’s meant to be enjoyed slowly, not through a sweaty hike or run.

There are many health benefits and it definitely improves the overall feelings of wellbeing. 

#trueorganicofsweden #allyouneedisme #undercoveragentdeodorant #seamemask #faceitserum #madeinsweden #forestbathing #organic #organicskincare #skincare #wellbeing

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Planting bee and butterfly friendly flowers

Don’t forget to leave some of your lawn uncut for our pollinators. 

Here’s a list of 10 nectar rich flowers that bees and butterflies love. For planting in pots or in your garden:

Lavender (also keeps mosquitoes away), Dahlia, Wallflower, Borage or Starflower, Foxgloves, Cosmos, Scabious, Verbena, Marigolds (I tried but only got leaves 🙄) and Marjoram or better known as Oregano. Happy planting 🌱 

#trueorganicofsweden #organic #organicskincare #skincare #pollinators #flowersbeeslove #allyouneedisme #sustainablepackaging #sustainableskincare #planetfriendly

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Planting bee and butterfly friendly flowers

Don’t forget to leave some of your lawn uncut for our pollinators. 

Here’s a list of 10 nectar rich flowers that bees and butterflies love. For planting in pots or in your garden:

Lavender (also keeps mosquitoes away), Dahlia, Wallflower, Borage or Starflower, Foxgloves, Cosmos, Scabious, Verbena, Marigolds (I tried but only got leaves 🙄) and Marjoram or better known as Oregano. Happy planting 🌱 

#trueorganicofsweden #organic #organicskincare #skincare #pollinators #flowersbeeslove #allyouneedisme #sustainablepackaging #sustainableskincare #planetfriendly

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