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Save my dry winter skin

Dry skin is more common in the colder winter months. We often expose our skin to changes in humidity and temperature which can irritate our skin. Turning the heat up high indoors and taking hot showers, then going outside to colder temperatures. The cold weather, snow, rain and harsh winds can strip the skin of its natural, moisturizing oils.
We need moisture for the skin barrier to perform well. Loss of moisture can result in skin flaking, show up as rough patches or redness and cracks. Dry skin may be itching, stinging and feel sensitive to the touch.
The All you need is me balm is perfect to use as an overnight mask. It locks in moisture while allowing skin to breathe. A family staple

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How fit is your face?

How fit is your face? Try this for a more defined jaw line.

Facial exercising helps improve muscle tone in the face. It enhances flow of oxygen and circulation which increases skin elasticity. It may improve posture with the result of fewer headaches and less teeth grinding.

1. Tilt your head back until you can see the ceiling

2. Lift your lower lip over your upper lip as much as possible

3. While doing the second step, you should feel the jaw muscles near your ear

4. Rest in this position for 10 seconds

5. Release and repeat 12-15 times
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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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Hello princess hair! Sea me mask with Chlorella

Have you tried Sea me mask as a hair mask? One of the main ingredients in Sea me mask is organic Chlorella (an algae) Chlorella provides incredible nutrients and benefits for your scalp and hair follicles. Chlorella may boost hair growth. It’s a great source of omega 3, biotin, sulphur and vitamin B12. Chlorella can prevent premature hair loss, minimize breakage and improve hair thickness. Other beneficial nutrients in Chlorella are selenium, calcium and zinc which makes the hair shiny and soft. Be prepared to be amazed. Hello princess hair !
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Shallow breathing

Are you a shallow breather like me? Most people are shallow breathers or upper chest breathers. We usually don’t consciously think about breathing as it happens naturally. Shallow breathing prevents the body’s ability to take in oxygen and may lead to overall diminished health. It tricks the body into thinking you are always stressed. Shallow breathing may impair your thinking, increase blood pressure and heart rate. It keeps you from utilizing the respiratory muscles which can lead to reduced physical ability, lower endurance and becoming winded faster. Shallow breathing may cause sleeping issues and headaches. So what can we do? The techniques to breathing deeply are easy to learn but remembering to practice a few times a day might be harder. There are breathing apps that send you alerts, when you meditate, when you go to sleep. Anything that you do on a regular basis throughout your day can act as a reminder. I do it when I walk my dog. Even if it may feel unnatural to breathe deeply, it comes with many benefits. It allows your body to fully exchange incoming oxygen with outgoing carbon dioxide, slowing heartbeat, stabilize blood pressure and lower stress. Now take a deep breath and enjoy a lovely day 💚💚💚💚C
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Why we put True organic of Sweden skincare in tubes not jars

There’s a reason we put our skincare in tubes (sugarcane) not jars. Skincare in jars encourage ingredients to oxidize (go rancid) faster because every time you open the lid of the jar you expose the cream to air and light. The product with oxidized ingredients may become less effective and may even become bad for your skin by generating free radicals. A jar also invites you to stick your fingers into it. No matter how clean you think your fingers are, there is always the risk of bacteria and other microbes entering the cream when you stick your fingers into it. You can use a spatula but these have to be carefully cleaned in between use to maintain hygiene. To prevent microbial build up, manufacturers often pile their products with chemical anti-bacterial agents and this would be completely unnecessary if they filled the creams in tubes instead of jars.
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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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How to clean your makeup brushes

Here comes a top tip how to clean your makeup brushes 🤩
Place the brushes 🖌 in a mesh laundry bag. Put the bag with the brushes into the washing machine and clean at 30 degrees. Voilà! 🌟🌟🌟🌟
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Remove pesticides from your produce naturally

Trying to stay away from fruits and vegetables that have been sprayed with pesticides, (not only one time but numerous times) I opt to buy organic. The pests don’t want to eat it, why should we? 😳 But sometimes the fruit or vegetable is not available in organic. What to do?
If the greens 🍇🥦🥗have been sprayed with pesticides, one can definitely reduce the amount of pesticide residues by soaking them for 15 minutes in either vinegar or baking soda water. Although, you are only removing the surface pesticide residues. Pesticides can penetrate into the skin and into the produce itself, unfortunately no amount of soaking will remove it. A number of studies show vinegar and baking soda are very effective. Soaking in vinegar has been shown to reduce surface pesticides by up to 65-80% while soaking the produce in baking soda/water up to 96%.
We have 1% baking soda in Our Undercover agent deodorant but I would not recommend it for removing pesticides from your apple 😉
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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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