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HOMEMADE NATURAL AND MOISTURIZING LIP BALM

Today it’s going to be all about how you can make your very own natural and moisturising lip balm! It only consist of 4 ingredients and it is super easy to make.

If you haven’t noticed it yet, then I can tell you that I love to make homemade skincare products. This time it was time to make homemade lip balm. I can absolutely not take credit for the recipe as I’ve mainly just followed ones I’ve found on the internet, but I’ve left out any kind of essential oils and just added some vitamin E oil. That is just my preference to leave out essential oils since I often find that lip balms can get too perfumed, and I actually just prefer the smell of more discrete and natural ingredients such as coconut oil and shea butter, this just smells divine, if you ask me!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs of shea butter
  • 1 tbs of coconut oil
  • 1 tbs of beeswax
  • A few drops of vitamin E oil

This amount fills 4 of these small tin containers. 

 

How to do it

You put all the ingredients into a doubled boiler and wait for it all to melt and mix. Pour it all into small tin containers, I bought mine from Naturligolie.dk, and then put them in the fridge for about 1/2 hour. Easy peasy, now you’ve made homemade natural and moisturising lip balm!

 

“This is also a lovely little gift idea, which you can either give alone or you can make a little gift basket filled with homemade body butter, a body scrub and lip balm!

Holistic beauty & skincare Inspirering people

HOLISTISK SKØNHEDSINTERVIEW MED TANJA GREGERSEN

Jeg elsker at læse om andres skønhedsrutiner og små ritualer, og jeg valgte derfor at skrive til nogle kvinder som jeg finder særligt inspirerende indenfor dette område.

Den første kvinde, i rækken af holistiske skønhedsinterviews, er Tanja Gregersen, som er en af grundlæggerne bag det nye danske make-up mærke Miild. Jeg har selv mødt Tanja personligt og hun er sådan et skønt menneske. Jeg elsker selv at følge hendes små insta stories omkring både hudpleje og make-up tips og tricks. Hvis du vil lære lidt mere omkring Tanjas skønhedsrutiner, så læs med nedenfor.

Hvad er, ifølge dig, det bedste man kan gøre for sig selv og sin hud/krop (både fysisk og mentalt)?

Jeg har gennem årene prøvet mange kure, mange måder at spise på og mange måder at teste min krop på. Dels fordi, jeg synes det er spændende, men også fordi jeg i perioder ikke har haft det godt i min egen krop.
Det jeg har lært er, at med mental balance, kommer fysisk balance. Jeg mener, det er vigtigt, med en stærk krop. Det får du gennem god sund nærende kost, men også gennem træning. For mig er det vigtigt at understrege at vi mennesker er lige så forskellige indeni som udenpå. Derfor det, der fungere for mig, fungere nødvendigvis ikke for dig.
Jeg meditere, dyrker yoga og lige nu spiser jeg ikke kød. Den sidste del handler primært om, at jeg ikke har lyst. Jeg er i en tilstand lige nu, hvor jeg lytter til min krop og respekterer det, den fortæller mig. Jeg er træt, hvil dig. Jeg skal tisse, så tis med det samme. I en travl hverdag, er det nemt at komme langt væk fra sin krop og egentlig glemme at respektere den. Tal pænt til dig selv og lyt til kroppens signaler. Inderst inde, så fortæller den dig alt, mener jeg.

Hvad er dine yndlings produkter til ansigtet og huden?

Alle mine produkter er uden parfume og med nærende, simple ingredienser. Jeg kan godt lide en cremet rens til ansigtet – lige nu bruger jeg en fra PH Formula, som hjælper og beskytter min hud. Den smører jeg i hele ansigtet på tør hud, den fjerner også min mascara og så vasker jeg efter med en vaskeklud (den helt klassiske af slagsen). Fordi jeg lider af atopisk eksem, så føler jeg aldrig min hud kan få fugt nok. Så lige nu bruger jeg Olivias Tryllesalve i ansigtet. Det er en balm lavet på olier.
Til kroppen veksler jeg i mellem kokosolie og jojobaolie som jeg påfører på fugtig hud.

Har du en særlig ’selvforkælelses rutine’ når du rigtig skal forkæle dig selv og din hud, krop og sjæl, og hvad består den af?

Jeg elsker at trække stikket ud og give min krop og sind forkælelse. Jeg har forskellige ritualer, men især et vil jeg gerne dele med dig.

Jeg tager et varmt, varmt, varmt bad. Normalt er jeg typen som tager korte bad med mellemvarme på vandet. Men i dette ritual, skruer jeg helt op for varmen, så min hud bliver helt varm.
Når jeg har stået under bruseren et par minutter og blevet helt gennemvarm, så slår jeg vandet over på det helt kolde. UH det er et koldt gys, men super fedt.
Så hopper jeg direkte ud og ned i et sengetøj til min dyne og går ind under dynen.
Efter få minutter, kan jeg mærke varmen strømme tilbage i kroppen og gøre mig helt afslappet. Det føles skønt. Det er et anti-stress trick. Det gør at kroppen stresser helt ned og ofte falder jeg i søvn.

Hvordan er din aften rutine?

Min aftenrutine er vigtig for mig. Først kommer jeg mit NDS pulver i et glas vand, så de står og opløses og bliver klar til at drikke. Jeg starter med at rense min hud to gange. Derefter kommer jeg min selvbruner fra Eco by Sonya på min hud. Når den er tørret ind påfører jeg olie, creme, serum, alt efter, hvad jeg lige bruger. Har det været en lang dag, stresser jeg min krop ned med lidt ansigtsmassage. Bare lige et minut.
Derefter drikker jeg mit NDS og tager mine vitaminer. Og så slutter jeg af med at børste tænder.

Hvordan er din morgen rutine?

Min morgenrutine er et morgenbad. Efter badet sørger jeg for at give min hud en masse fugt. Derefter lægger jeg min makeup. Den varierer lidt efter hvad jeg skal og hvilket humør jeg er i. Men altid mit eget mærke, Miild.
Jeg elsker naturligt makeup, der fremhæver de smukkeste træk og får dig til at se lige lidt friskere ud.

Tusinde tak til Tanja for at besvare spørgsmålene, og for at lade os få et nærmere indblik ind i hendes skønheds rutiner!

Inspiration

WHAT’S ON MY WISHLIST

Christmas is coming up and I’ve been thinking about some of the things I’ve been wanting lately and I’ve put them on my wishlist. I’m trying to focus more and more on that the things which I bring into my life should be of good quality and be things which can last me for many years. I also try to focus on that thing such as make-up and skin products should be as natural as possible and good for the skin, and that the products that I bring into my life should be sustainably made and be produced of good quality materials.

Perhaps you can find some inspiration, either for yourself or, for one of your dear ones.

1. Miild Bronzing Powder

2. Miild Mineral Powder

3. Woron soft bra

4. Aiaya mini pouch

5. Yogamii leggings

6. Savemyface pillow

7. Evolve Radiant Glow Mask

8. Yogamii Strap top

What’s on your wishlist? 

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?

Holistic beauty & skincare Zero waste

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 


*Affiliate link: this means that I get a percentage of the sale if you buy through this link.

Health Sustainable & Conscious living

ELIMINATING TOXINS FROM YOUR LIFE

Toxins are small molecules, peptides or proteins that are capable of causing disease on contact with or absorption by body tissues. Toxins are something which affects you and your body’s health and you should strive for avoiding them as much as possible in your everyday life if you want to be as healthy as possible. However, it can be difficult in our age today, because we are exposed to toxins almost all the time without us even being aware of it. But, if you learn which things you can change in your everyday life in order to get less exposed to toxins, then this is a great way to begin if you want to live a healthier life.

Here are some of the different areas in your life where you should be aware of toxins.

Skin, body and hair products
Some of the first things to look at when trying to eliminate toxins from your life are all the products you use on your skin, hair and body. Such as shampoo, conditioner, cleansers, cremes, body lotions, toothpaste, deodorant, make-up etc. You can strive to buy products with more natural ingredients, or you can simple make your own natural products and in that way be completely sure that they only contain natural and pure ingredients.

Cleaning products 
This is an area many people might forget about when trying to clean out in their products at home. But this area is so important, since you clean everything with these products, the sink, your food plates, your kitchen surfaces where you prepare food etc. All these cleaning products that you use in these places will somehow get in contact with you as well.
Here you can find some of the natural cleaning products you can use instead.

Food 
Go for organic food and thereby avoid food which is sprayed with a lot of pesticides. Pesticides does absolutely nothing good for your body.

Clothes 
The clothes you wear is in constant contact with your body, and regular clothes is also full of chemicals. Therefore you should go for buying organic clothes if you really want to avoid as many toxins in your life as possible.


Have you thought about these things before? Or, is there any other area that you think should have been included as well?

 

Read also: Natural and Toxic-Free Cleaning

 

DIY Sustainable & Conscious living

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN DEODORANT

Denne opskrift er tyvstjålet fra Lauren Singer fra Trash is for Tossers. Det er altså opskriften på at lave en naturlig deodorant. Jeg har selv lige lavet den, og er spændt på om den kommer til at fungere, hvilket jeg skam nok skal melde tilbage omkring.

Opskrift på deodorant
2 spsk arrowrod pulver (kan fås i helsekost butikker)
1 spsk natron
1 spsk kokosolie
1 spsk sheasmør
Få dråber af eget valg æterisk olie

Først blander du arrowrod, natron, kokosolie og sheasmør i en dobbeltkoger, og rører rundt indtil det bliver helt flydende. Så tilføjer du nogle få dræber af æterisk olie af eget valg, jeg proppede 2 dråber af tea tree oil i min, fordi jeg ikke er så fan af deodorant med for kraftig duft. Så hælder du det op i et glas eller beholder der kan lukkes, og sætter det i køleskabet i ca. 20 minutter indtil det er blevet hårdt. Så er meningen bare at man smører lidt af massen under sine arme og voila, så har man hjemmelavet naturlig deodorant!

This recipe I’ve completely stolen from Lauren Singer from Trash is for Tossers. It is a recipe for how to make your own natural deodorant. I’ve just made this myself the other day, and I’m excited to try out if it actually works, which I of course will report back about.

Recipe for deodorant
2 tbsp of arrowroot powder
1 tbsp of baking soda
1 tbsp of coconut oil
1 tbsp of sheabutter
A few drops of your own choice of essential oil

You start out by mixing arrowroot, baking soda, coconut oil and shea butter in a double boiler, and stir it around until it becomes liquidy. Then you add a few drops of essential oil of your own choice, I used 2 drops of tea tree oil in mine, because I’m not a huge fan of deodorants with a strong smell. Then you pour it up into a glass which can be closed, and put it into the fridge for about 20 minutes until it has hardened. Then you can just put it under your armpit and voila, there you have a homemade natural deodorant!


Read also:
Make your own natural products

Holistic beauty & skincare Sustainable & Conscious living

MAKE YOUR OWN NATURAL PRODUCTS

Jeg er på det sidste begyndt at lave mine egne hjemmelavede produkter. Jeg finder det ikke kun ganske sjovt og hyggeligt, men ved at lave mine egne produkter ved jeg også præcis hvad de indeholder. På den måde kan jeg sikre mig at det jeg putter i og på min krop er så naturligt og godt for mig som muligt.

Husk på at din hud er kroppens største organ, og hvad du propper på den bliver absorberet ind i din krop. Du bør derfor altid prøve at gå efter så naturlige produkter som overhovedet muligt. Og hertil kommer de hjemmelavede produkter ind i spil. Her kan du nemlig tilføje lige nøjagtig de ingredienser du vil bruge, og ikke mere end det.

Der er mange produkter i dag som proklamerer at de er naturlige, og uden dit og dat, men kigger du ingrediens listen igennem så finder du hurtigt ud af at det indeholder en masse ting. Og oftest en masse navne som du slet slet ikke kender til. Dette kan du undgå ved at prøve at lave dine egne produkter. Og som sagt, så er det faktisk rigtig hyggeligt og sjovt.

Jeg er blevet mere optaget af mottoet “less is more”, og især når det kommer til hudpleje. Før i tiden har jeg altid brugt tonsvis af forskellige slags hudpleje rens, skrub, toner, serum, cremer osv. Men er nu kommet frem til at jeg for det meste af tiden bare bør lade min hud klare sig selv. Så nu holder jeg mig til bare at bruge vand, lidt sæbe engang imellem og olie til at fugte huden (hvis bumserne nærmer sig, dupper jeg lidt tea tree oil på dem, som er med til at udtørre dem).

Jeg skal nok dele opskrifterne på de forskellige produkter jeg laver med jer herinde, så i også selv kan prøve at lave dem.

Har du selv prøvet at lave dine egne produkter? Og i så fald, hvilke?

I have recently started to make my own homemade products. I find it quiet fun and cozy, and by making my own products I know exactly what is in them. In this way I can ensure that what I put inside or on my body is as natural and good for me as possible.

Remember that you skin is your largest organ, and what you put on it gets absorbed into your body. You should there always try to go after as natural products as possible. And this is where homemade products come into the picture. Because by making your own products you can choose exactly which ingrediens you want in the products, and nothing more.

There are many products in the market today who proclaims to be natural and free from this and that, but if you look at the ingrediens list you will find that they contain a lot of things. And often a lot of names which you don’t even know what are. You can avoid this by making your own products. And as I said, it is actually quiet cozy and fun.

I’ve become very fascinated by the motto “less is more”, and especially when it comes to skincare. Earlier on I used to use so many different products on my skin cleansing, scrubs, toners, serums, creams etc. But I have come to realize that it is better to mainly just let my skin handle itself. So now I just stick to using water, a little bit of soap sometimes and some oil to moisturize my skin (and if the pimples are coming, I just put a little bit of tea tree oil on them which will make them dry out).

I will of course share the recipes for the different products I’m making with you, so that you can try to make your own products as well.

Have you tried making any products yourself? Which ones?

Holistic beauty & skincare

USING OILS ON YOUR FACE

Tanken om at bruge olie i ansigtet kan nok skræmme mange væk, og jeg kan huske da jeg første gang hørte om det for snart mange år siden, at jeg også tænkte at det intet godt kunne gøre for min hud. Men der tog jeg da grundigt fejl, og i dag er jeg full-time-oil-lover, for at sige det mildt.

Jeg bruger kokosolie som bodylotion efter badet, nogle gange som en form for fugtmaske til ansigtet hvis jeg trænger til endnu mere fugt, og ellers bruger jeg normalt mandelolie til ansigtet. Jeg vil rigtig gerne eksperimentere med at bruge flere forskellige slags olier, såsom fx hybenkerneolie og jojobaolie, da forskellige olier er godt for forskellige ting og sager. For eksempel er mandelolie rigtig godt til sensitiv hud, og kan også bruges mod eksem.

Jeg har for nyligt opdaget hjemmesiden naturligolie som forhandler en masse forskellige skønne olier, og jeg skal helt sikkert have fingrene i nogle af disse snarest muligt.

Hvordan har i det med olie på huden? Er det noget i selv gør brug af? Og i så fald, hvilke olier bruger i?

The thought about using oil on your face can scare many people away, and I remember the first time I heard about this many years ago now, and I thought that this could possibly not do any good for my face. But wow that turned out to be wrong, and today I’m a full-time-oil-lover.

I use coconut oil as a bodylotion after I’ve showered, and sometimes as a face mask to moisturize my face, and I usually use almond oil for my face. I really want to try to experiment with different oils, fx rose hip oil and jojoba oil, since every oil is good for different things. For example is almond oil very good for sensitive skin, and can also be used against eczema. 

I’ve recently discovered a new Danish website called naturligolie (natural oils) which sell many different lovely oils, and I definitely have to get my hands on some of these very soon. 

How do you feel about using oil on your face? Is it something you do? And if yes, which oils do you use?

Read also: Sukin skincare products review

Inspirering people

REVIEW OF SUKIN SKINCARE PRODUCTS

Nu har jeg brugt disse produkter i 2 måneders tid – og jeg er vild med dem. Som jeg nævnte i dette blog indlæg var jeg elle vild med konceptet bag Sukin produkterne, som simpelthen er så naturlige som de overhovedet kan blive. Efter at jeg købte ansigts dagcremen og renseskummen var jeg også ude at købe natcremen et par dage efter, jeg er især blevet rigtig glad for renseskummen og natcremen.

Et er at produkterne dufter fantastisk, noget andet er at det føles så godt at proppe dem på huden vel og mærket at man ved at de er så naturlige som de er. Det er skønt! Derudover er produkterne rigtig gode til sensitiv hud, de går nemlig slet ikke ind og irriterer den på nogen måde. Så alt i alt kan jeg bare sige at jeg er super glad for dette mærke, og er sikker på at det er et som jeg vil bruge i rigtig mange år.

Jeg købte mine produkter i helsekostbutikken Helsemin, som har butikker flere steder rundt omkring i landet. Og priserne på produkterne er meget fair. Natcremen kostede vidst 160,- og de andre kostede omkring 80-90,-. Min kæreste syntes at 160,- var helt ekstremt meget for sådan en lille creme, men ift. andre cremer jeg har prøvet (som har været meget dyrere) så synes jeg slet ikke det er galt, men det er afhænger jo også af hvor meget man er villig til at investere i sådanne ting.

Now I’ve used these products for 2 months – and I love them. As I mentioned in this blog post I was really fond about the concept behind the Sukin products, which is as natural as they can get. After I bought the day creme and the cleansing foam I also bought the night cream a couple of days later, and I have especially been very happy about the cleaning foam and the night cream. 

One thing is that the products smell amazing, another is that it just feels so good to put on your skin knowing that they are as natural as they are. It’s so good! Besides that the products are really good for sensitive skin, because they don’t irritate the skin in any way. So all in all I can say that I’ve become so happy with this brand, and I’m sure I will use this product for many years.

I bought my product in a health store in Denmark called Helsemin. And the prices for the products are very fair. The night cream costed about 160 DKKR and the other products around 80-90 DKKR. My boyfriend thought that 160 DKKR was a lot for such a little cream, but compared to many other creams I’ve owned throughout my life which have costed a lot more, I don’t find this too pricy, but that all depends on how much you are willing to invest in such things of course.

Read also: Skin problems? Try a plant-based diet