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Glowing skin

Invest in your skin by taking care of it both from inside and outside.

It means you can wear less makeup and let your beautiful skin shine through. Some superfoods for glowing skin are carrots 🥕 , fatty fish 🐟 ,broccoli 🥦 , berries, avocado 🥑, oats, walnuts, almonds, dark 70% chocolate 🍫, olive oil and many more. Get at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water every day . Beautiful skin requires commitment, it doesn’t happen overnight. Do you have a superfood that you swear by?

 

This rocking photo shoot organized by art director @thebeautymaiden and photographer @amandaxnilsson

 

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Sustainable plastic for True organic of Sweden

Who would like to hear some good news today?

A plastic eating super enzyme was found by scientists by accident in a compost heap of leaves . This mutated bacterial enzyme breaks down plastic bottles in hours. Not only that, but the leftover material is even good enough to be 100% recycled into new food grade plastic. This gives some hope that more solutions will be found for all kinds of plastic. It’s estimated that we annually worldwide produce about 359 million tons of plastic with at least 150 million tons left in landfills or in our environment. I see more and more sustainable plastic replacement products which is positive. But we still have a long way to go. Our tubes at True organic of Sweden are made of sustainable, compostable sugarcane.
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Oils inside and outside

There are numerous benefits with using topical facial oils but here I wanted to talk about oils as an internal supplement. With a background in Science of natural health, I want to put forward the fantastic benefits for your body you can get from taking some oils as an addition to your diet. An oil that I have taken regularly for many years is evening primrose oil (jättenattljus olja). It regulates hormones and is very helpful if you have pms. Reduces pain, bloating and acne. Many women who go through menopause also use evening primrose oil as it helps deal with common side effects. This is not something you take on occasion, it’s an everyday supplement. It also gives your skin moisture from the inside. Sorry boys, this was a very female oriented post. The beautiful photo is taken by @thompas_images . The photo features our topical Face it serum, please don’t consume ;)
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Close Chinese wetmarkets

Spring has sprung in Sweden. What puts a damper on things is that the ban has been lifted on the horrific , disease ridden animal markets in China. Animals cramped in small metal baskets treated with extreme cruelty. If they don’t care about animals, then look at how the world is today and the tragedy the pandemic has caused. I don’t get how these markets are allowed to open again, do you?
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7 best natural and organic deodorants for men

7 Best Natural and Organic Deodorants for Men

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7 best organic and natural deodorants for men

It’s not every day we talk or even think about our armpit health. But how could we not!?  These awkward little scoops of space beneath our arms are home to some very important lymph nodes that function to detoxify your body. Unfortunately, many of us are clogging the pores that release these toxins that are meant to be removed from the body. It’s time to replace the toxic mess you may be applying to your sensitive areas with one of the best natural deodorants for men in our list. But first, we must assess the damage.

Stop reaching for your scent-laden sport stick, clear antiperspirant gel, or spray canister,  if they contain any of the following carcinogenic ingredients that are keeping your armpits from doing their job.

Toxins in Conventional Deodorant

Did you know there are ingredients lingering in your current deodorant that could be slowly making you sick?

Checking labels usually means discovering there’s no actual Sandalwood in your “Sandalwood-scented sports stick” and instead you’ll be bombarded with hyphenated words that are impossible to pronounce. Even if there are only a few ingredients on the list, it doesn’t make it safe or natural. Here’s a list of the most common active ingredients found in deodorant, how the body responds to them, and why it’s best to replace them with one from our list of the best natural deodorants for men.

Aluminum

Aluminum-based compounds are the most common active ingredient in and perhaps the most dangerous. Acting as an antiperspirant, aluminum blocks sweat glands trapping the body’s natural waste from escaping. If absorbed (and it often is depending on how long you wear your deodorant), aluminum will alter the structure of estrogen receptors in breast cells (because of proximity) and increase the likelihood of breast cancer--yes, men get this too. Additional estrogen in men can also create other symptoms like enlarged breasts, infertility, and ED.

Triclosan

Triclosan serves as a preservative and powerful antibacterial in things like deodorant, antiperspirant, hand sanitizer, and other cosmetics. It seems natural to want to kill the bacteria on your pits but at what cost? The FDA labels Triclosan as a pesticide while the EPA calls it a probable carcinogen. The use of these ingredients creates toxic buildup in the body and deteriorates our environment, especially aquatic life.

Parabens

Prosecuting parabens isn’t new for this blog but unfortunately, they continue to be used in 75-90 percent of men’s body care products. The most common include methylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben, and butylparaben. Parabens are used as a preservative but what they actually do is alter hormones. Yet another risk for men to experience spikes in estrogen levels.

[Read: The Truth About Parabens]

Parfum/Fragrances

Most men seek a strong, masculine scented deodorant. But you may be exposing yourself to a synthetic chemical soup that can damage your lungs, irritate your armpits, and cause allergic reactions.

Toxins in Conventional Deodorant

Unfortunately, the danger of these deodorants don’t manifest themselves immediately but over time can result in asthma, kidney damage, allergies, and even cancer. Beyond the long-term damage, the use of products that contain these toxins can cause you to be tired, unfocused, and can affect your appetite and mood.

Have you discovered any of these perpetrating ingredients in your current deodorant? If so, toss it out!. Your armpits deserve better, your health is too important, plus we’ve got stellar alternatives for you. Here are the best natural deodorants for men.

 

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Super dry hands

The solution for super dry hands.

This evening ritual will bring relief to very dry hands.

Apply All you need is me balm to your hands at bedtime.

Don’t rub it in too much. Let the beeswax which is still alive start it’s process. Natural ingredients work in synergy with each other and therefor become much more powerful together.

Wake up to soft and smooth hands

So, what’s in it? What makes it so great?

Castor oil is a versatile vegetable oil pressed from the castor bean. It smooths flaky skin, provides a barrier on the skin and protects against moisture loss. We also included beeswax in All you need is me balm.It contains natural emulsifiers which help to retain moisture in the skin and forms a protective layer against irritants to the skin. The reason we included olive oil is that it’s an unbeatable moisturizer that keeps the skin soft and supple while being loaded with nutrients. We added Shea Butter as the concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids will work wonders for dry skin. Vitamin E as it is calming and a real workhorse of a vitamin. Blueberry seed oil is a hero ingredient in the All you need is me balm. Rich in essential fatty acids and phytonutrients, one of the most potent antioxidants great for dry, cracked and scaly skin.

Keeping skin moisturized prevents dry skin and all symptoms that come with it.

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Body buddy lotion winner beauty Oscar!

It’s not everyday you win an Oscar! 

You are working away, head down, trying to create the best organic products, hoping other people will love them too. But you don’t really know until it’s out there. 

So very humble and happy to let you know that our Body buddy lotion won a Beauty Oscar 2020 from #skonhetsredaktorerna in the category Best organic body care. 

The motivation: Swedish organic skincare at its best. True Organic’s Body buddy is a savior in times of distress. With a delicious scent and fast absorbing, packed with nutrients, it has become a clear favorite. 

Thank you to Agneta Elmegard 

It’s a wonderful feeling to know your hard work is appreciated

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Jojoba oil in Make my day face cream

When we at True organic of Sweden create new products, every single ingredient is carefully selected. Equally important is what we don’t want in the product. We are much stricter than the profit driven organic certification bodies. In our new Make my day face cream we have jojoba(ho-ho ba) oil. The thought behind it is, that our skin is made up of natural wax esters (called sebum). The sebum locks in moisture to keep skin hydrated and healthy. The sebum production begins to decrease as we age,  which means, fine lines, dry skin and sagging take place . The amazing thing with the jojoba plant is that it  naturally produces wax esters identical to our very own sebum. This means jojoba oil mimics our own skin’s natural oils and can penetrate at deeper levels. Because it is able to penetrate deep into the skin, it may help to ferry down the other active ingredients in Make my day where they can do some great work.

Jojoba oil is a real multitasker and it’s well researched. It has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties. Jojoba oil is loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin B, minerals like chromium, copper and zinc. It also contains both omega 6 and omega 9.

It balances out your complexion, adding more sebum where it’s needed and less where you don’t.

Jojoba oil is for people with acne prone skin, people who want to slow down the aging process, people with sensitive skin, people with dry skin or patches, people with oily skin.

Jojoba oil is simply a star ingredient, wouldn’t you agree?

 

Beautiful photo by @thompas_images

 

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Jojoba oil in Make my day face cream

When we at True organic of Sweden create new products, every single ingredient is carefully selected. Equally important is what we don’t want in the product. We are much stricter than the profit driven organic certification bodies. In our new Make my day face cream we have jojoba(ho-ho ba) oil. The thought behind it is, that our skin is made up of natural wax esters (called sebum). The sebum locks in moisture to keep skin hydrated and healthy. The sebum production begins to decrease as we age,  which means, fine lines, dry skin and sagging take place . The amazing thing with the jojoba plant is that it  naturally produces wax esters identical to our very own sebum. This means jojoba oil mimics our own skin’s natural oils and can penetrate at deeper levels. Because it is able to penetrate deep into the skin, it may help to ferry down the other active ingredients in Make my day where they can do some great work.

Jojoba oil is a real multitasker and it’s well researched. It has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties. Jojoba oil is loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin B, minerals like chromium, copper and zinc. It also contains both omega 6 and omega 9.

It balances out your complexion, adding more sebum where it’s needed and less where you don’t.

Jojoba oil is for people with acne prone skin, people who want to slow down the aging process, people with sensitive skin, people with dry skin or patches, people with oily skin.

Jojoba oil is simply a star ingredient, wouldn’t you agree?

 

Beautiful photo by @thompas_images

 

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Give away

No roses or chocolates this year for Valentines , but what a lovely day to get featured in Veckans Nu magazine @hant.se !
They write: Give away.. Organic from True organic of Sweden. True organic of Sweden creates skincare with the environment in mind. All products are made with natural and organic ingredients that are not animal tested. The winner gets a luxurious kit with a face cream, body lotion and face mask. Good for the skin, good for the environment. To participate, answer this question: The actress Sophie Turner, who did she play in Game of Thrones? Send your answer to veckansnu@aller.com Put True organic in the subject line and send in your answer before 26th of February .
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone 💕💕💕
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