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GUA SHA FACIAL MASSAGE

What is a gua sha? A Gua sha is a tool used in traditional Chinese treatments, where you basically scrape the skin with a Chrystal, or some round shaped tool (some just use a large spoon). It’s used to give your skin a facial massage and make the skin more firm.

Benefits of using a gua sha

Gua Sha is said to stimulate blood flow and healing. Like many others massages gua sha stimulates blood flow and makes your skin a little bit more red, which is a good sign, because this only means that blood flow is going. When your blood flow is circulating, this brings more oxygen to your skin, and makes your skin start to “work”, which can both heal your skin and makes your skin more firm.

How I use mine

I use my gua sha most mornings. I usually dry brush my skin first, then go cleanse it with water and put on some oil and then I use my gua sha to gently scrape my skin (you should not push too hard, just very gently). You can find several videos of how to do it on youtube (I love this one), but in general you should always scrape upwards.
I love to use mine and it’s the perfect little selfcare ritual. As mentioned I usually do it in the morning while drinking a cup of green tea, a lovely little routine.

 

Where I bought mine

I bought my gua sha through greenbeautysupplies.com, and mine is a beautiful rosa quartz stone. Rosa quartz is said to have a caring and loving energy in it (whether you believe the energies of Chrystals or not, it’s a nice thought while gently massaging your face).

Read also: Tips for better sleep

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APPLE CIDER VINEGAR HAIR RINSE

If you’ve read my blog post about transitioning to using a shampoo bar instead of a conventional shampoo, then you know that my hair felt so weird after the first time I tried it. After that first time I did some research on how to make the transition period easier, which resulted in that blog post. And one of the tips that I found was to use an Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) hair rinse after you’ve used your shampoo bar, as kind of a ‘conditioner’ for your hair. And, oh my, it helps! My hair doesn’t feel dry after using the shampoo bar any longer as long as I finish off with an Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse.

I just take around 1/3 cup of organic Apple Cider Vinegar (I use this one*) and then fill the rest of the cup up with water. Then I pour this over my hair after I’ve finished using my shampoo bar and rinsed that out. I let it sit for about 3 minutes and then wash it out.

My hair is still adjusting to the shampoo bar, but this method seriously helps a lot – and, I’ve also found that there are quiet a few benefits to using an Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse!

Benefits of using Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse:

– it functions as a natural detangler
– it is antibacterial and great for your scalp
– it adds shine to your hair
– it stimulates hair growth and prevent hair loss
– it prevents split ends


Sources
:
10 reasons to wash your hair with Apple Cider Vinegar 
Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse
How to use Apple Cider Vinegar for beautiful hair and skin 

 

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Holistic beauty & skincare Inspiration

INTERESTING THINGS

It’s Wednesday and today I’ve some interested things for you guys which I’ve discovered lately, or been loving for some time!

1. As you know from last week’s ‘5 inspirering Instagrammers‘ I’m loving Lee Tilghman, and there is an hour long interview with her on the Glowing Up Podcast

2. Sweet Carolina Ellie is having a ‘foundation free’ workshop in December which I’m for sure going to attend!

3. The other day I heard a talk by Karen Pallisgaard, and she mentioned relaxing music by Niels Eje called MusiCure, and I love it!

4. I bought a gua sha and received it the other day, and now I’m doing a facial massage with it every morning and evening and I absolutely LOVE it!

5. Kombucha! If you haven’t tried kombucha yet, you’re missing out. This one is my current favourite.


What are some of the things/people/music/books/videos you have currently found interesting?

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HAIR ADJUSTING TO SHAMPOO BARS

I finally used up my old regular shampoo bottle the other day, and tried a shampoo bar for the first time. And to be honest, I was almost ready to ditch the shampoo bar right away after having tried it, and to find a regular zero waste shampoo alternative instead, because my hair felt so weird, heavy and greasy. But, then I googled it, and I found out that this is actually very normal.

I found out that there is an adjustment period for your hair when going from regular shampoos to shampoo bars, and that this transition period can even take a few weeks or several months, before your hair starts to feel normal again.

Now you might think “why even go for a shampoo bar?“, for me it’s simply a question of trying to eliminate as much plastic from my life in order to live a more sustainable and environmental friendly life, and shampoo bars comes without the need for a plastic bottle, which is pretty awesome. But for now, let’s get back to the shampoo bars!

Things which could have an impact on why your hair feels weird:

A new product
Conventional shampoos strip away the natural protective oils from your hair, and your hair therefore produces more oil to compensate for the removal. Your scalp thereby becomes used to this cycle of excess oil production. As you then go to transition to a natural shampoo bar, which doesn’t strip away the protective oils from your hair, your scalp needs time to rebalance the scalp oil production. During this period your hair may feel greasy and heavy.

Hard water
Hard water can make it more difficult to rinse out all of the shampoo from your hair, especially if you have long hair. If you have hard water (which is very common in apartments in Copenhagen), then it can be recommended to using distilled water to rinse or a shower filter head.

The wrong shampoo bar
It can simply also just be that you have chosen the wrong shampoo bar for your hair type. Everyone’s hair type is unique, so if you have tried a shampoo bar and given the hair some time to adjust to it, but it still doesn’t work, try another shampoo bar type.

Tips to make the transition from normal shampoo to a shampoo bar easier:

Apple Cider Vinegar rinse
Many people using shampoo bars also use Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse. You simply just fill up half a cup with ACV* and the rest of the cup with water, and then after having shampooed your hair, you pour this mixture over your hair and rinse it out.

Changing shampoo technique 
The feeling of weird and greasy hair normally arise due to not having rinsed all of the soap out of your hair. It can therefore be recommend to rinse your hair very thoroughly. You might also find it helpful when you start using a shampoo bar, not to rub the bar directly on your hair, but take the foam from the soap by rubbing the bar between your hands and then only use the foam to wash your hair with.

If you are still not hooked on the idea of using a shampoo bar, then don’t worry. It is also possible to find the ‘normal’ shampoo in bulk and thereby get it in a more sustainable way than buying a plastic bottle. At EcoEgo and LØS Market they offer shampoo in bulk. So you can simply just bring your own bottle and fill it up with shampoo.


Have you tried a shampoo bar? And do you have any other tips for getting your hair adjusted to the shampoo bars?

 

Read also: My favourite self-care rituals 


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5 INSPIRERING BOOKS

It’s Wednesday, and I have thought about it and I’ll not just go for sharing interesting links these days, but rather share 5 inspirering or interesting things. Whether that be books, movies, documentaries, food etc. Today I’m going to share 5 inspirering books! I hope you can find some reading inspiration. Also, please share some of the inspirering books which you’ve read in the comments below, cause I’m already on the hunt for a great book!

 

So here they are, 5 inspirering books!

1. “The 5 Love Languages” – Gary Chapman 
The 5 Love Languages* is one of the best books I’ve read about how to improve your relationship with your partner. We all have different love languages, and by identifying your own and your partners, you can learn to show more love and receive more love in a way that is perfect for you and your partner, which will only make your love for each other grow.

2. “Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear” – Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic* is one of THE most inspirering and encouraging books about creativity I’ve ever read. If you love being creative, but have a fear of what others might think of you – then you should go pick up this book and read it right away.

3. “Food Pharmacy” – Lina Nertby Aurell & Mia Clase
Food Pharmacy* is about how to get a healthy gut, a better digestion system and much more. It’s all about how you can use natural food to become even healthier.

4. “Mastering Your Mean Girl” – Melissa Ambrosini 
Mastering Your Mean Girl is a book that every young girl should read. We all know the feeling of feeling stupid or ashamed and talking ourselves down. This book will help you get rid of that evil “inner voice”, and become the best version of you.

5. “Beauty Foods” – Sally Walker & Laura Bonne
Beauty Foods* is all about different foods and how they can help you get stronger hair and nails, better looking skin etc. It’s all about how you can use natural food to enhance your beauty from the inside and out.


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MY FAVOURITE SELFCARE RITUALS

Noget af det bedste jeg ved, er at passe godt på mig selv, både fysisk og mentalt. Jeg elsker det, og jeg ved hvor vigtigt det er. For i de perioder hvor jeg glemmer mig selv pga. travlhed og stress, der får det jeg det både dårligt og jeg kan ikke være tilstede på samme måde både overfor relationer, i skole eller på job. Der er utroligt mange mennesker i vores samfund i dag som går ned med stress, og det er derfor at det er så vigtigt at lytte til sig selv, og huske at prioritere tid til sig selv og til lidt stilhed og ro engang imellem.

Her er nogle af mine bedste selvkærligheds ritualer som jeg benytter mig af, både hver dag eller bare engang imellem, for at passe bedre på mig selv.

Grøn te
At drikke grøn te er noget jeg personligt gør hver evig eneste dag, og gerne flere kopper om dagen. Jeg elsker simplethen bare en god kop varm te, og så er jeg vild med at grøn te også har en hel den sundhedsmæssige fordele, bare læs med her.

Bevægelse
At få bevæget mig gør en kæmpe forskel på mit velbefindende, og jeg kan tydeligt mærke de dage hvor jeg bare har siddet stille foran computeren dagen lang (ak ja, at studere indebærer mange timer foran computeren eller bøjet over bøgerne). Det behøves ikke være den helt store motionstur, bare at røre mig lidt på yogamåtten eller gå en tur er med til at gøre det hele meget bedre.

Frisk luft
Denne her er vigtig, og en ‘instant mood changer’. Bare det at komme ud i den friske luft, i kontakt med naturen, og få blæst lidt vind i hovedet eller solskin i ansigtet gør altså bare noget helt fantastisk ved en.

Tørbørstning
Jeg er virkelig blevet elle vild med at tørbørste. Både kroppen og ansigtet. Man får virkelig en fornemmelse af at gøre noget rigtig godt for ens hud, hvilket man også gør, da det sætter det gang i cirkulationssystemet.

Oliemassage
Ligesom jeg elsker at tørbørste kroppen, så elsker jeg også at give min krop en god gang oliemassage. At smøre mig ind i olie fra top til tå og massere kroppen samtidig.

Ansigtsmassage
Jeg elsker at rense ansigtet, og proppe godt med olie på og så bare massere ansigtet godt igennem. Samtidig med det laver jeg tit en masse mærkelige grimasser for at få gang i hele ansigtsmuskulaturen. Det er skønt, det kan virkelig anbefales.

Sund og nærende mad
Jeg har det aller bedst når jeg fylder min krop med sund og nærende mad. Jeg kan mærke det på mit energiniveau, hvordan jeg har det, og jeg kan ikke mindst se det på min hud.

Chokolade
Men lige så meget som jeg får det skønt og godt at sund og nærende mad, så er jeg nu også ret vild med nogle få stykker chokolade engang imellem (gerne sammen med en kop te), det er bare indbegrebet af hygge og afslapning for mig, og man skal jo også huske at gøre de ting som gør ens sjæl glad.

Meditation
Meditation har så mange fordele ved sig, og det skaber bare en indre ro som er guld værd.

Taknemmelighedsliste
Det her er noget af det bedste man kan gøre for sig selv rent mentalt. At sætte sig ned mindst én gang om dagen og tænke på, eller skrive ned, hvad man er taknemmelig for. Det kan være alt fra himmel og jord, fra den mindste lille ting, til noget stort. Bare værdsæt livet og hvad du har.

Rare tanker om mig selv 
Ligesom at lære at udvise taknemmelighed for det man har er fantastisk, så lær også at elske dig selv lige som du er. Vi er allesammen forskellige og hver vores person, og det er fantastisk. Lær at elske dig selv, og tænk rare tanker om dig selv istedet for at kritisere dig selv hele tiden. Prøv for eksempel hver dag at kig på dig selv i spejlet og sig at du elsker dig, tro mig, først synes man det er tosset, men man lærer virkelig at elske sig selv på en fantastisk måde efter noget tid.

Fodbad
Et dejligt varmt fodbad er virkelig noget af det skønneste, og så afslutte med at massere fødderne ind i olie. Tit glemmer vi lidt vores fødder, selvom det er dem der bærer os rundt hver evig eneste dag. De har også brug for lidt forkælelse og pleje.

Hårkur
En god hårkur er altid skønt. Jeg er vild med at massere håret ind i kokosolie, op i en knold og så sove med det og vaske det ud dagen efter.

Hovedbundsmassage
I takt med at du giver dig selv en hårkur, så giv også dig selv en god hovedbundsmassage samtidig og stimuler hårrødderne, det er virkelig skønt og så sundt for dit hår.

Bare at tage sig tid 
Man kan lave nok så mange ritualer, men noget af det vigtigste er også bare at slappe af og lave lige hvad du har lyst til i det pågældende øjeblik. Vil du læse? Se en film? Sove? Tegne? Gør lige hvad du vil, og bare tag dig tid.

Hvad er dine yndlings selvkærligheds ritualer? Del dem endelig i kommentarfeltet!

English:
One of the best thing that I know of is to take good care of myself, both physically and mentally. I love it, and I know how important it is. Because in the periods where I forget about myself because of too many things, I get both physically ill and I can only feel that I just cannot be there as much as I want to for my relations, in school or at my job. There are so many people in our society today who go down with stress, and it is therefore so important to listen to yourself, and remember to prioritize time for yourself and time for some quiet and relaxing time.

Here are some of my favourite selfcare rituals which I use, some every day and some just once in a while, to take better care of myself.

Green tea
I personally drink green tea every single day, and preferably several cups a day. I just love a good cup of warm tea, and I love all the health benefits there is to drinking green tea.

Movement
To move my body makes such a different on my overall wellbeing, and I can clearly feel it in my body when I’ve had those days just sitting in front of the computer all day long (sigh, being a student calls for many hours in front of the computer or bending over the books). It does not have to be a giant exercise, just moving a little bit on the yoga mat or going for a walk makes it all better.

Fresh air
This is important and really an ‘instant mood changer’. Just getting out into the fresh air, get in contact with nature, get some wind in the face or some sunshine on your skin makes such a difference.

Drybrushing
I’ve fallen completely in love with dry brushing. Both my body and my face. You really feel like you’re doing something amazing for your skin, which you are since it starts your circulationssystem.

Oil massage
Just like I love to dry brush my body, I also love to give my body a good oil massage. Just rubbing myself in oil from top to toe and massage the body.

Facial massage
I love to cleanse my face, put lots of oil on it and then just massage the oil really good into the skin. In the meanwhile I make some ugly faces and get my face muscles going. It is lovely and can only be recommended.

Healthy and nourishing food
I feel my absolute best when I fill my body with healthy and nourishing food. I can feel it on my energy level, how I feel and, not least, I can see it on my skin.

Chocolate
But just as much as I love filling myself with healthy and nourishing food, I also love to eat some pieces of chocolate once in a while (gladly combined with a cup of tea), that is just the definition of a good and cozy time for me, and you also need to do the things which makes your soul happy.

Meditation
Meditation has so many benefits to it, and it just makes you so calm, which is just amazing.

Gratitude list
This is one of the best things you can do for yourself mentally. Sit down at least once a day and think about, or write down, what you are grateful for. It can be anything, the tiniest thing or something huge. Just appreciate life and everything you have.

Think nicely about yourself
Just like learning to show gratitude for what you have is amazing, it is just as amazing to learn to love yourself just as you are. We are all different and our own person, and that is amazing. Learn to love yourself, and think nice thoughts about yourself instead of criticizing yourself all the time. Just try looking at yourself into the mirror and tell yourself that you love you. Believe me, at first you will find yourself ridiculous, but then you actually learn to truly love yourself after a while.

Footbath
A nice warm footbath is one of the best things, and then finishing off with massaging your feet with some oil. We often tend to forget our feet, even though they are the ones carrying us around every single day. They also need some care and nurturing.

Hairmask 
A good hairmask is always wonderful. I love massaging coconut oil into my hair, put it up in a bun and sleep with it and wash it out the day after.

Scalpmassage 
While you are giving yourself a hairmask, you might as well also give yourself a good head and scalp massage and stimulate the hair roots, which is really good for your hair growth. 

Just take your time
You can have plenty of rituals, but one of the best things is to just relax and take time for whatever you want to do. Do you want to read? Watch a movie? Sleep? Just do whatever you want to, and take your time.

What are your favourite selfcare rituals? Please share them in the comment section!

 

Read also: Essentials for a selfcare day

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ESSENTIALS FOR A SELFCARE DAY

Noget af det bedste jeg ved, er at have rene selvforkælelsesdage. Hvor man ikke skal andet end at tage sig af sig selv, hygge, slappe af og lave lige hvad man aller bedst kan lide. Det behøves ikke at være en hel dag, men bare at indføre disse små hygge ritualer engang imellem gør en kæmpe forskel i ens hverdag og på ens generelle humør.

Tørbørstning
Tørbørstning* er en skøn måde at føle at man virkelig forkæler sig selv og sin krop. Du skal simpelthen bare børste din krop, og så sætter det gang i dit lymfesystem og får blodet til at cirkulere rundt i kroppen, hvilket stimulerer cellerne. Jeg elsker at tørbørste kroppen og efterfølgende tage et bad, eller smøre mig ind i olie – så føler jeg virkelig at jeg gør noget godt for mig selv og min krop.

Olie
Jeg elsker virkelig olier. Jeg elsker at smøre dem på kroppen, i hovedet, i håret osv. Jeg synes at olier kan noget helt fantastisk, og jeg føler at de virkelig går ind og nærer min krop. Der findes et hav af forskellige olier som hver især kan noget fantastisk. Typisk bruger jeg kokosolie til kroppen når jeg skal give mig selv en oliemassage, eller bare efter jeg har været i bad, og til ansigtet bruger jeg enten mandel- eller jojoba olie (gerne blandet op med noget hybenkerneolie og lidt e-vitaminolie).

God te
En god kop te skal man ikke undervurdere. Jeg drikker simpelthen så meget te. Min kæreste synes det er helt morsomt så meget te jeg drikker. Han spørger mig altid, “hvor mange kopper te har du så fået i dag?”. Jeg elsker varme, og teen hjælper med at holde mig varm, og så er der bare noget virkelig hyggeligt over at sidde med en varm kop te.

Lækker snack, evt. chokolade
Hvis man skal have sig en rigtig hyggestund, så skal man også have noget hygge snacks. Og det behøves altså ikke at være det usunde. Der findes tonsvis af lidt sundere snacks, fx mørk chokolade, eller sunde snickersbarer, eller bare noget frugt er også virkelig skønt.

Noget godt at læse i
Det kan være et blad, eller en bog. Jeg elsker at fordybe mig i en god bog, med en god kop te og lidt at snacke på. Det er nok noget af det bedste jeg ved, og det får mig til at slappe helt af. I kan læse lidt boganbefalinger fra mig og Cathrine lige her.

Hyggetøj
Hvis man skal hygge sig, så skal man også have det rart og bekvemt. Det bedste er at sidde i en stor striktrøje, natbukser og tykke sokker under et godt tæppe – er det ikke rigtigt?

Lys
Lys er bare hyggelige. Jeg elsker at tænde lys, og foretrækker soya lys (læs hvorfor her), og ellers så er min himalaya salt lampe også med til at skabe den hyggeligste atmosfære.

Hvad gør i når i skal hygge jer?

English:

One of the best things that I know of is to have days where I focus on selfcare. Where you don’t have to do anything else except taking care of yourself, having a cozy time, relaxing and do what you love the most. But it doesn’t have to be an entire day, you can just incorporate some of the small cozy rituals into your every day life and it will make a huge difference on your day and your general mood.

Drybrushing
Drybruhsing* is a wonderful way to feel like you are really treating yourself and your body. All you have to do is dry brush your body, and this will get your blood circulation going which stimulates your cells. I love to dry brush my body and afterwards either take a bath, or give myself an oil massage – then I really feel like I am doing something good for myself and my body.

Oils
I really love oils. I love to put it on my body, in my face, in my hair etc. I think that oils are fantastic, and I really feel like they go in and nourish my body. There are tons of different oils which all can something differently. I typically use coconut oil for my body when I’m giving myself an oil massage, or just after the shower, and for the face I use either almond- or jojoba oil (preferably mixed with some rosehip seed oil and some e-vitamin oil).

A good cup of tea
Never underestimate a good cup of tea. I drink so much tea that my boyfriend thinks it is hilarious, he always asks me “how many cups of tea have you had today?”. I love the warmth, and the tea really help to keep me warm, and then there is just something cozy about drinking a warm cup of tea.

Delicious snacks, fx chocolate
If you are going to have a real good time, you also need some kind of snacks. It doesn’t have to be unhealthy snacks. There are tons of delicious healthier snacks, fx dark chocolate, healthy snrickersbites, or some fruit is also wonderful. 

Something good to read
It can be a magazine, or book. I love to dive into a good book, with a lovely cup of tea and something to snack on. It is probably one of the best things that I know of, and it really makes me relax. You can read some book recommendations from me and Cathrine right here.

Cozy clothes
If you are really going to have a cozy time, you also need to feel cozy and comfortable. The best is to sit in a big knitted sweater, pyjamas pants and some thick socks beneath a good blanket – am I right?

Candles
Candles are just cozy. I love to burn candles, and I prefer soy candles (you can read why, right here), and else my himalayan salt lamp also helps to create a cozy atmosphere. 

What do you do when you want to feel cozy?

 

Read also: Make time for yourself

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MY FAVOURITE PODCASTS ABOUT HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY

Det er noget tid siden jeg har delt mine yndlings podcast, og dengang var det mere rent generelt. Nu har jeg fundet nogle nye favoritter, og da jeg for tiden er all-in-for sundhed, holisme og spiritualitet, så tænkte jeg at det kunne være interessant at dele mine yndlings podcast indenfor denne genre med jer. Og så passer det jo perfekt hertil weekenden! Selv skal jeg på arbejde hele weekenden, men det kan være at du har helt fri og kunne bruge et godt og inspirerende podcast til en god gå tur ude i naturen.

 

The Melissa Ambrosini Show

Denne her er efterhånden en gammel favorit, for jeg har efterhånden hørt med længe, og har også anbefalet podcastet flere gange herinde på bloggen. Men, hvis du ikke kender til det, så interviewer Melissa Ambrosini alverdens spændende mennesker og man får en masse ny og spændende viden. Især er der fokus på sundhed, men der kommer også emner som parforhold, selvudvikling og meget mere.

 

Awaken Radio

Denne her er en ny favorit. Podcastet er lavet af Connie Chapman (som forresten har den fineste Instagram profil!). Connie’s stemme er så dejligt beroligende, og dette podcast har også fokus på sundhed, men det har også et meget spirituelt fokus – hvilket jeg er elle vild med disse dage.

 

Everyday Ayurveda and Yoga at Hale Pule

Jeg er begyndt at være meget fascineret af Ayurveda (læs lidt mere om det her), og i dette podcast finder man information og hverdagstips til hvordan man kan implementere ayurvedaen i sin egen hverdag. Podcastet er lavet af Myra Lewin som er ayurvedisk udøver og er stifteren af Hale Pule som er et ayurveda og yoga skole.

 

The Spa Dr

The Spa Dr er også kendt som Dr. Trevor Cates, besvarer på spørgsmål omkring sundheds myter, interviewer spændende mennesker indenfor sundhedsfeltet og kommer med en masse tips og tricks til hvordan man kan passe bedst muligt på sin krop rent sundhedsmæssigt.


Hvis i har nogle gode podcasts indenfor samme genre, så må i endelig dele dem med mig, for jeg elsker at opdage nye gode podcasts!

English:

It’s been a while since I last shared my favourite podcasts, and at that time it was more podcasts in general. Now I’ve found some new favourites, and since I’m at the moment all about health, holistic and spiritual living, I thought it would be interesting to share some of my favourite podcasts within this genre with you. And it’s perfect here for the weekend! I have to work all weekend, but you might have a free weekend and could use a good and inspirational podcast to listen to while going for a walk outside in nature. 

 

The Melissa Ambrosini Show

This is an old favourite, which I’ve already shared several times on the blog. But, if you do not know about it, Melissa Ambrosini interviews a lot of different people and you get so much new knowledge. There is especially focus on health, but it also touches upon subjects such as relationships, self development and much more.

 

Awaken Radio

This is a new favourite of mine. The podcast is made by Connie Chapman (which btw has the most lovely Instagram account!). Connie’s voice is so soothing and calm, and this podcast has focus on health, but also a lot of spirituality – which I’m loving these days.

 

Everyday Ayurveda and Yoga at Hale Pule

I’ve become very fascinated with ayurveda (read more about it here), and in this podcast you get information and everyday tips and tricks on how to implement the ayurvedic lifestyle into your everyday life. The podcast is made by Myra Lewin which is an ayurvedic practitioner and the founder of Hale Pule which is an ayurveda and yoga school.

 

The Spa Dr

The Spa Dr is also known as Dr. Trevor Cates, and she answers questions about health myths, interviews exciting people within the health field and comes with a lot of tips and tricks on how to take care of your body and yourself in the best way. 

If you have any good podcasts within the same kind of genre, please share them with me, because I love discovering new amazing podcasts!

 

Read also: Improve your life by simplifying it

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ORGANIC AND NATURAL MAKE-UP

Nu har jeg endelig fået prøvet Miild make-up concealeren. Efter at have set og læst en masse omkring de to danske piger  Tanja og Tine’s nye make-up brand Miild, har jeg længe tænkt at jeg skulle prøve deres produkter.

Helt generelt bruger jeg ikke synderligt meget make-up, men når jeg gør vil jeg gerne have at jeg propper noget på huden som ikke er proppet med en masse dårlige ting og sager, da det bliver absorberet ind i huden. Derfor tænkte jeg at jeg måtte prøve Miild make-up produkterne, da de nemlig både er allerivenlige, kun fyldt med naturlige og rene ingredienser, svanemærket, økologiske og ikke mindst er deres produkter særdeles miljøvenlige i form af emballage.

Men hvorfor er det lige at man skal gå efter naturligt og økologisk make-up?
De fleste af os går nok med make-up for at dække urenheder eller andet ved vores hud. Men hvis du for eksempel har en bums du gerne vil dække, og du så dækker den med make-up som indeholder dårlige ingredienser, så går disse ingredienser ind i din hud og har en negativ effekt på den. Det er altså derfor det er godt at bruge rene, naturlige og økologiske make-up produkter, som ikke går ind og fremprovokerer mere irritation i huden.

Jeg har nu prøvet concealeren fra Miild, og jeg er ret så vild med den. Jeg tænker at det næste jeg skal prøve fra dem skal være deres mineralpudder.

Hvis ikke du allerede har kigget lidt på de nye make-up produkter, så kan jeg kun anbefale at gå ind og tjekke deres Instagram ud og deres hjemmeside!

I finally got to try the concealer from Miild make-up. After having seen and read about the two Danish girls Tanja and Tine’s new make-up brand Miild, I’ve been wanting to try their products for a long time.

In general I do not use much make-up, but when I do I want some make-up which is not filled with a lot of nasty stuff, since it gets absorbed directly into the skin. Therefore I thought that I wanted to try the Miild make-up products, since they are both allergy friendly, only filled with natural and clean ingredients, organic and their products is very environmentally friendly in terms of the packaging.

But why is it that you should use natural and organic make-up?
Most of us probably use make-up to cover up or hide imperfections in our skin. But if you fx want to hide a pimple, and you cover it with make-up filled with bad ingredients, then these ingredients will go into your skin and have a negative effect on it. That’s why it’s good to use clean, natural and organic make-up, which doesn’t irritate the skin.

I’ve now tried the concealer from Miild, and I love it. I think I’m going to try their baked mineral powder next time.

If you haven’t already looked a little bit upon their new make-up products, I can only recommend you to check them out at their Instagram or their website!

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SWITCHING TO REUSABLE COTTON PADS

En ting jeg aldrig nogensinde havde overvejet man kunne skifte ud til noget mere bæredygtigt, det var vatrondeller! Aldrig nogensinde havde jeg tænkt på at dette var noget jeg faktisk kunne skifte ud, lige indtil at jeg så Carolina ligge et billede op på instagram med genbrugelige vatrondeller. Det er jo intet mindre end genialt.

De fleste kvinder bruger minimum 1 vatrondel om dagen til at fjerne make-up med. Det vil altså sige 365 vatrondeller om året, og så kan du selv gang det op med et par år og se hvor vanvittigt mange vatrondeller du smider ud.

Men så er det jo heldigt at man kan erstatte engangs vatrondellerne, med nogle genbrugelige nogle. Jeg har købt disse, men de kan også findes mange andre steder. Så vasker du simpelthen bare vatrondellerne efter brug, enten i vaskemaskinen eller i hånden efter du har brugt dem – og så kan du bruge dem igen og igen. Så smart, og miljøvenligt og ikke mindst bæredygtigt!

One thing that it never occurred to me that I could switch to something more sustainable was cotton pads! I had never thought about that I could change these, until I saw a picture which Carolina posted on Instagram with reusable cotton pads. That is genius. 

Most women use at least 1 cotton pad once a day to remove make-up with. That equals 365 cotton pads a year, and then you can multiply that with several years and see how many cotton pads you throw out.

But luckily enough you can switch the single-use cotton pads with some reusable ones. I have bought these, but I know you can find them many other places as well. You just wash the cotton pads after use, either in the washing machine or hand wash and them you just use them again and again. So smart, environmentally friendly and sustainable!

Read also: Switching to a menstrual cup