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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

 

Health

TIPS FOR BETTER SLEEP

Der er intet værre end ikke at kunne sove, eller at sove dårligt og slet ikke være frisk dagen efter – har jeg ret?
Og modsat, er der heller ikke noget der er meget bedre end at vågne og være helt frisk og veludhvilet efter en god nats søvn.

Men, skal man bare overlade det til tilfældighederne om man får en god nats søvn? Nej, ikke nødvendigvis. Der er utrolig mange ting du kan gøre for at forbedre din søvn, og mange er dem er små enkle ting, som alligevel kan vise sig at have stor betydning for dit generelle helbred. For søvn er afsindigt vigtigt hvis man gerne vil have et godt helbred og være sund og rask.
Manglende søvn er blandt andet blevet kædet sammen med større risiko for udvikling af depression, et forværret immunsystem og at man har nemmere ved at tage på i vægt.

Tips til en bedre søvn

1. LUFT UD I SOVEVÆRELSET
Frisk og ren luft hjælper gevaldigt på en god søvn, og man siger at man gerne skal sove i et værelse som er mere til den køligere side end til den varme.

2. KOM UDENFOR I NATUREN I LØBET AF DAGEN
Man bliver bare altid lidt mere træt hvis man har været udenfor i den friske luft, også derfor ovenstående tip virker.

3. BEVÆG DIG
At få bevæget kroppen, gør også at du bliver mere træt, og derved har lettere ved at kunne falde i søvn.

4. UNDGÅ KOFFEIN OM EFTERMIDDAGEN OG AFTENEN
Koffein er selvsagt noget som medvirker til at få dit energiniveau op, og det skal du jo helst ikke hvis du gerne vil kunne falde i søvn om aftenen. Skift derfor eftermiddagskaffen ud med en kop urtete istedet for

5. LAVENDEL 
Lavendel te, lavendel olie eller en lavendel spray – skaf dig noget lavendel, da lavendel er en duft som er med til at berolige kroppen. Lav eventuelt lidt aromaterapi med æterisk lavendel olie, og en god kop te (uden koffein) om aftenen

6. UNDGÅ SKÆRMLYS INDEN SENGETID
Det blå lys fra henholdsvis computer, tv og mobilskærme er med til at forvirre vores krop og får den tværtimod til at vække ydereligere op og ikke falde til ro. Skift derfor computeren og tv’et ud med en god bog, snak eller lidt aftenyoga inden du skal sove. Du kan også sætte din mobil på ‘nat tilstand’ om aftenen, på den måde er lyset mere gult end blåt og er ikke lige så hårdt for øjnene. Sæt også gerne din mobil på fly-tilstand om natten, eller fjern den helt fra soveværelset, da strålingen fra mobilen også kan forstyrre din krop.

Har du andre gode råd til hvordan man kan få en god nats søvn? Så del dem gerne nedenunder i kommentarfeltet.

English:

There is nothing worse than not being able to fall asleep or have a bad night’s sleep and not feel fresh at all the next day – am I right? And on the opposite, there is nothing much better than waking up feeling fresh and rested after a good night’s sleep.

But, should you just leave it to coincidence whether or not you get a good night’s sleep? No, not necessarily. There are so many things you can do to improve your sleep, and many of the tips are very simple things, which also can have a big impact for your overall health. Because sleep is extremely important if you want a good health. Lack of sleep is connected to a bigger risk of developing depression, worsen the immune system and makes it easier to gain weight.

Tips for better sleep 

1. Fresh air in the bedroom
Fresh and clean air helps tremendously on a good night’s sleep, and it’s recommended to sleep in a room which is leaning more towards the cold than the warm side.

2. Get outside in nature through the day
You always get more tired after having been outside in the fresh air, which is also why the above tip works.

3. Move your body
Moving the body makes you more tired and makes it easier for you to fall asleep.

4. Avoid caffeine in the evening
Caffeine is of course helping to get your energy level up, and therefore you need to avoid this in the evening if you want to be able to fall asleep. Switch your afternoon coffee out with a cup of herbal tea instead.

5. Lavender
Lavender tea, lavender oil or lavender spray – get some lavender, since lavender is a scent which helps to calm the body. You can, for example, make some aromatherapy with lavender essential oil, and make a nice cup of tea (without caffeine) in the evening and wind down.

6. Avoid screen lights before bedtime
The blue light from computer, tv or mobile screen is confusing for our bodies and makes it wake more up rather than calm down. Therefore try to switch the tv out for a good book instead, some talk or some evening yoga before going to bed. You can also switch your mobile to ‘night mode’ in the evening, in that way the light is more yellow instead of blue and is not as harsh for your eyes. Put also your mobile on flight mode in the night, or remove it completely from the bedroom since the radiation from the mobile can be disturbing for the body. 

Do you have other good tips to get a good night’s sleep? Then share them below in the comment section.

Read also: Make time for yourself

 

Health Personal

QUITTING BIRTH CONTROL PILLS #1

Som i måske, måske ikke, har læst i dette indlæg – så har jeg (i lang tid nu) gerne ville stoppe med at tage p-piller. Nu er det snart ved at være lige oppe over, jeg skal bare lige have investeret i sådan en maskine her efter jeg kommer hjem fra Thailand i oktober. Hvis man ikke vil bruge penge på sådan en maskine har jeg også hørt godt omkring app’en ‘Clue’.

Men jeg tænkte at jeg kunne lave en lille mini føljeton af min oplevelse med p-pille stop.

Her vil jeg først beskrive hvad jeg gør som forberedelse inden jeg stopper med pillerne for bedst muligt at balancere min hormonbalance, i forhåbning om at den ikke går for meget amok (for jeg vil virkelig gerne undgå ikke at få min menstruation i lang tid og også undgå vildt udbrud af akne – som er nogle af de bivirkninger jeg har læst om kan komme når man stopper med p-pillerne).

Herefter vil jeg efter noget tid komme med en opdatering om hvordan det hele er gået, og om jeg har haft nogle af ovenstående bivirkninger.

Hvis i selv har erfaring med p-pille stop og har gode tips og tricks, så må i endelig dele dem med mig i kommentarfeltet!

Forberedelse til p-pille stop

Jeg har læst mig frem til, at ens hormoner kan ryge fuldstændig ud af balance når man stopper. Hvilket jo giver rigtig god mening, eftersom de har været totalt påvirkede af en lille pille fyldt med hormonforstyrrende stoffer i så lang tid.

Derfor har jeg fundet ud af, at noget af det bedste man kan gøre, som forberedelse op til at man stopper, er at indtage noget der kan stabilisere ens hormoner.

Maca pulver
Maca kan hjælpe med at balancere ens hormoner og give fornyet energi. Det virker ved at regulere produktionen af de overordnede hormoner i hormonsystemet fra hypofysen.

Vitex Agnus Castus kostilskud 
Dette tilskud hjælper kroppen med at danne progesteron igen. Det er ofte dette som kroppen er i mangel af efter at have været på p-piller. Kosttilskuddet kan hjælpe på PMS-symptomer, menstruationssmerter og ømme bryster og kan være en god hjælp hvis man lider af hormonel akne.

Ro og afslapning
Udover dette, er der selvfølgelig også noget så simpelt som at tage det hele med ro og undgå stress. Stress kan påvirke kroppen virkelig meget, og kvinder der er meget stressede kan opleve at deres menstruation fuldstændig udebliver, og først kommer igen når de er afslappede og kan tage det hele med ro igen.

Jeg håber at du kunne bruge nogle af disse råd hvis du selv overvejer at stoppe med p-pillerne, og skriv endelig i kommentarfeltet hvis du også skal til at stoppe med dem!

Jeg vil selvfølgelig opfordre til at man undersøger sagen selv rigtig grundigt før man stopper, og at man beskytter sig på anden vis når man har sex, især hvis man ikke har en fast partner.

English:

As you may, or may not, have read in this blog post – then I’ve been wanting to (for a long time now) stop taking the pill. And now it’s almost time to stop, I just need to buy this machine when I get home from Thailand in October. If you don’t feel like spending a lot of money on this machine, I’ve also heard good things about the app ‘Clue’. 

But I thought that I would make a little serie of blog posts regarding my experience with stop taking the pill.

Here I will first share my preparations leading up to the stop in order to balance my hormone balance in the best possible way, in the hope of it not getting too much out of control (because I would really like to not having to live without my menstruation for too long or avoid getting serious acne – which are some of the side effects I’ve read people have suffered from when getting off the pill again). 

After a little while I will come with a little update about how everything has been going, and if I have gotten any of the side effects.

If you have any experience with stopping with the pill and have some good tips and tricks, please share them with me in the comment section!

 

Preparing for quitting the pill

I’ve read that your hormones can come completely out of balance when you stop taking the pill. Which makes good sense, considering that your hormones have been affected by this little pill filled with hormone disturbing stuff for such a long time.

I’ve therefore tried my best to find out of what to do as preparation before stopping with the pill, and that is to take something which can stabilize your hormones.

Maca powder
Maca can help balance your hormones and gives you new energy. It works by regulating the production of the superior hormones in the hormonal system from the hypophysis. 

Vitex Agnus Castus supplement 
This supplement helps the body to create progesterone again. This is often what the body is lacking after having been on the pill. The supplement can help on PMS-symptomps, menstruations pains and sore breasts and can be a good help if you suffer from hormonal acne. 

Quiet time and relaxation 
Besides the above, something as simple as taking it slowly and avoid stress is a major contributor in order to balance your hormones. Stress can affect the body tremendously, and women who get stressed can experience not to get their menstruation for a long time, and experience that it first comes back when they are relaxed again.

I hope you could use some of these tips, and if you are going to stop the birth control as well, leave a comment and we can share our experiences!

I of course want to recommend that you do your own research regarding this topic before quitting the pill, and I’ll recommend to use some other protection, especially if you do not have a permanent partner. 

Sources:
Balance i hormonerne efter p-pille? af Carolina Ellie 
The book ‘Taking charge of your fertility’

Food Health

MY CURRENT HEALTH FAVOURITES

Jeg har ikke lige fået noteret nogle interessante links i den forgangne uge, så istedet for tænke jeg, at i kunne få nogle af mine nuværende sundhedsfavoritter!

Matcha
Matcha pulveret* er helt fantastisk og har 137 flere antioxidanter end normal grøn te, og så er det rig på fibre, klorofyl, vitaminer og det hjælper med at holde blodsukkeret lavt. Der er tonsvis af fordele ved at indtage det skønne matcha pulver, og jeg kan kun anbefale at prøve en matcha latte! (1 tsk matcha pulver, 1 dl plantemælk, 1 tsk kokosolie, lidt ceylonkanel, lidt vaniljepulver og 2,5 dl kogt vand – blendet sammen og voila, en skøn matcha latte!)

Gurkemeje
Gurkemeje* er et andet vidunderkrydderi, og ligesom matcha kan gurkemejen også bringe dig masser af sundhed. Det er antiinflammatorisk, sænker risikoen for hjertesygdom og kræft og meget, meget mere. Gurkemejen kan både bruges i mad retter, og ellers i en skøn ‘turmeric latte‘ – men husk lige at proppe peber i også, for det øger indtagelsen af stoffet curcumin med 2000 %!

Maca
Maca pulver* har en positiv effekt på hormon balancen samt øger fertiliteten hos både mænd og kvinder, og kan derfor anbefales til kvinder der vil stabilisere deres hormoner, på energiniveauet og er en sundhedsbooster der forbedrer immunsystemet. Jeg er selv begyndt at bruge det i min havregrød om morgnen og det kan også tilføjes i fx en matcha latte.

Sauerkraut
Eller surkål*, er fyldt med probiotika. Probiotika er fantastisk for din tarmflora, og hjælper med at gøre din fordøjelse og dit immunsystem bedre. Jeg prøver at snige lidt surkål ind når jeg spiser salater engang imellem. En anden god måde man kan få probiotika på, er i form af kombucha. Selv tager jeg også et probiotika kosttilskud hver morgen for at vedligeholde en sund tarmflora.

Hvad er dine sundhedsfavoritter?

*Affiliate links. Men du kan også finde alle sagerne i næsten alle fysiske og online helsekost butikker

English:

I haven’t written any interesting links down in the past week, and therefore I thought that I instead could share some of my health favourites with you today!

Matcha
Matcha powder* is amazing and has 137 times more antioxidants than normal green tea, it is rich in fiber, chlorophyl, vitamins and it helps to lower the blood sugar. There are tons of benefits to taking the matcha powder, and I can only recommend you to try a matcha latte! (1 tsp of matcha powder, 1 cup of plantmilk, 1 tsp of coconut oil, pinch of ceylon cinnamon, pinch of vanilla powder and 2,5 cups of boiled water – blend it all together and voila, a lovely matcha latte!)

Turmeric
Turmeric* is another wonder spice, and just like matcha can turmeric also provide you with a lot of health benefits. It is anti-inflammatory, lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and much, much more. Turmeric can both be used when cooking, but also in a lovely turmeric latte – but remember to put some pepper in it as well, since this enhances the cur cumin with 2000%!

Maca 
Maca powder* has a positive effect on the hormonel balance and enhances fertility in both men and women, it can therefore be recommended for women who try to stabilize their hormones, on energy level and it is a real health booster which improves the immunesystem. I have started to use it in my oatmeal in the morning, and it can also be added into fx a matcha latte.

Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut* is filled with probiotics. Probiotics is fantastic for your gut, and it helps improve your digestion and your immune system. I try to add some sauerkraut whenever I eat a salad once in a while. Another good way to get probiotics is in the form of kombucha. I also take a probiotic supplement each morning to maintain a healthy gut.

What is your health favourites?

*Affiliate links. But you can also find almost all of the above things in most health stores.

Sources:
Health benefits of matcha
10 proven health benefits of turmeric and curcumin
Top 5 maca root benefits and nutrition
7 health benefits of sauerkraut
Food Pharmacy
A Pukka Life

Health Holistic & Spiritual living

MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

At have tid til sig selv, og tid til at lave lige hvad man gerne vil, er essentielt hvis man gerne vil have det godt. Hvis man ræser rundt fra det ene til det andet, kan det være svært at finde ud af hvad man egentlig gerne vil, og man kan blive helt stresset og udmattet.

Det kan jeg i hvert fald. Derfor prøver jeg så vidt muligt ikke at lave alt for mange aftaler hver evig eneste dag, men at prøve at have lidt fri tid i kalenderen, så der også er plads til ro, afslapning, fordybelse og selvforkælelse.

Mine bedste måder at slappe af på, og have mig-tid, er ved at:

– drikke en dejlig kop varm te
– fordybe mig i en spændende eller interessant bog
– gå ture udenfor i naturen
– lave yoga
– tænde lys
– lave noget lækkert og god mad (eller snacks, de her sunde snickersbidder er min all-time favourite snack for tiden!)
– drikke en god kop te eller kaffe latte med en god veninde, eller min mor, og bare snakke
– se spændende ting på youtube, eller en god dokumentar
– tegne eller male
– skrive mine drømme ned
– tage mig af min krop, ved at tørbørste den, give den et dejligt varmt bad, eller en god gang oliemassage

Hvad bruger du din mig-tid på? Og husker du at holde mig-tid? Hvis du har det med at glemme det, så vil jeg anbefale dig, at du bruger nogle timer i denne weekend på at gøre lige hvad du har lyst til, og husk at nyde det!

English:

Having time for yourself, and time to do what you want is essential if we want to feel good. If you run around from one thing to the next, it can be difficult to figure out what you actually want, and you can get stressed out and exhausted.

Well, at least I can. Therefore I try my best not to schedule too many things every single day, but instead try to have some free time in my calendar, so there is also room for quiet, relaxing and some selfcare time.  

My best ways to relax, and have some me-time, is by:

– drinking a cup of nice warm tea
– dive into an interesting or fascinating book
– going for walks outside in nature
– doing yoga
– lid a candle 
– making some delicious and good food (or snacks, these healthy snicker bites are my all time favourite at the moment!)
– driking a cup of tea or caffe latte with a good friend, or my mom, and just talk
– watching interesting videos on youtube, or a good documentary
– painting or drawing
– writing down my dreams 
– taking care of my body, by dry brushing it, giving it a nice warm bath, or a lovely oil massage 

How do you spend your me-time? And do you remember to have some me-time? If you tend to forget about it, then I’ll recommend that you spend some hours this weekend to do exactly what you want to do, and remember to enjoy it!

 

Read also: Improve your life by simplifying it

Food Health

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOOD

Man kan spise mad som enten er inflammatorisk, eller anti-inflammatorisk. Inflammatorisk mad skaber inflammation i kroppen, som gør at kroppen bliver dårligere rystet. Det danner grobund for sygdomme (fedme, hjertesygdom, kræft), svækker immunforsvaret og meget andet. Derfor er det super vigtigt at størstedelen af ens madindtag er anti-inflammatorisk, da disse fødevarer kan bekæmpe inflammationen i kroppen.

Kort sagt, hvis du gerne vil være sund og rask – så skal du spise mest anti-inflammatorisk mad.

/ You can eat inflammatory food, or anti-inflammatory food. Inflammatory food creates inflammation in the body which lays the foundation for diseases (obesity, heart disease, cancer) and weakens the immune system and much more. Therefore it is very important that the majority of the food we eat is anti-inflammatory, since these foods can fight the inflammation in the body. 

Simply said, if you want to be healthy and well – you need to eat mainly anti-inflammatory food.

Anti-inflammatoriske fødevarer / Anti-inflammatory foods:

Broccoli

Spinat / Spinach

Rødbede / Beets

Blåbær / blueberries

Ananas / pineapple

Tomater / tomatoes

Valnødder / walnuts

Chiafrø / chia seeds

Hørfrø / flaxseeds

Gurkemeje / turmeric

Ingefær / ginger

Hvidløg / garlic

Grøn te / green tea 

… og mange, mange flere. Hvis du vil lære mere omkring antiinflammatorisk mad, så bare søg på google og der kommer et hav af bøger frem.
/ … and much more. If you want to learn more about anti-inflammatory food, just search on google and a ton of books will appear.

 

Read also: What alkaline food is and why it is good for you

Holistic & Spiritual living

WHAT LIVING A HOLISTIC LIFE MEANS TO ME

Jeg gør mit bedste for at leve et holistisk liv.

Men hvad betyder det egentlig, at leve et holistisk liv?

Slår man ordet op i ordbogen betyder det, at: Man lægger fokus på det hele istedet for de individuelle dele.

Hele tankegangen bag det at leve et holistisk liv, går altså ud på at vores krop og sind hænger sammen. Således at det at du er stresset eller bekymret over i dine tanker rent faktisk kan påvirke hvordan du har det rent fysisk – og omvendt.

Jeg tror fuldt og fast på at vores tanker påvirker vores helbred, og omvendt. Derfor prøver jeg så godt jeg kan at leve sundt, tænke tanker der gør mig glad og bruge tid på ting jeg kan lide.

Men samtidig anerkender jeg også at hvis problemer opstår, at det også er okay at mærke dem og at føle ubehag. Det nytter ikke noget bare at feje det ind under gulvtæppet, da problemerne så vil ligge i kroppen og hobe sig op og påvirke dig negativt.

Søde Ida har faktisk lavet et holistisk interview med mig. Så hvis du vil læse om hvad en holistisk livsstil betyder for mig, så tag et smut forbi Ida’s blog. Du kan også læse om mine bedste sundheds, skønheds, bæredygtige og selvkærlige tips og meget mere. Du kan også finde interviews med Mia Gardum og Carolina Ellie derinde.

English

I do my best to live a holistic life.

But what does living a holistic life actually mean?

If you look up the word in the dictionary, it says: putting focus on the whole rather than just the individual parts.

The whole philosophy behind living a holistic life is about how our body and mind is connected. So when you are feeling stressed or worried in your mind this can actually affect you physically – and the other way around. 

I completely believe that our thoughts affects our health, and the other way around. That is why I try to live healthy, think happy thoughts and spend time on things that I like.

But I’m also recognizing that if any problems arise, that it’s okay to feel them and feel the uncomfortable feeling. It just doesn’t work to swipe it away, since the problems is only going to build up inside your body and affect you. 

Sweet Ida has actually made a holistic interview with me. Here you can read about what a holistic lifestyle means to me. You can also read about my best health, beauty, sustainable and selfcaring tips and much more. You can also find interviews with Mia Gardum and Carolina Ellie

Read also: Inspirering People – Ida Blom

Sustainable & Conscious living

THE HUMAN EXPERIMENT DOCUMENTARY

Denne dokumentar på Netflix burde alle se (lige så vel som alle burde se Cowspiracy, Forks over Knives, What The Health og mange andre – oplysning er simpelthen så vigtigt!). Denne dokumentar handler nemlig om alle de skadelige kemikalier der er at finde i både rengøringsprodukter, krops produkter, make-up osv. som vi hver dag udsætter vores hud og krop for. Disse kemikalier går ind og kan have alvorlige konsekvenser, og de mistænkes for at være skyld i det stigende antal af astma-, autister-, kræftramte og at mange i dag har problemer med at få børn. Det er simpelthen så skræmmende.

Dokumentaren tager udgangspunkt i USA, og jeg er så heldig at bo i Europa hvor der heldigvis er kommet regler for hvilke kemikalier man må og ikke må bruge. Men dette er stadig information som alle burde få – og bruge den information til at begynde at tænke mere over hvilke produkter man bruger i sin dagligdag.

Som nævnt i et tidligere blogindlæg, vil jeg anbefale at man enten går efter så naturlige produkter som overhovedet muligt, eller at man prøver at lave dem selv. Så ved du præcis hvad der er i dem og at du ikke udsætter din krop for skadelige kemikalier som kan påvirke dig på sigt.

Everybody should watch this documentary on Netflix (just like everyone should watch Conspiracy, Forks over Knives, What The Health etc.). This documentary focuses on harmful chemicals which are found in cleaning products, body products, make-up etc. and which we expose our skin and body for every single day. These chemicals go in and have severe consequences for our health, and are suspected of being the reason for more people having astma, autism, cancer and the reason for many people having problems getting kids today. That is terrifying.

The documentary takes place in the US, and I’m so lucky to live in EU where regulations have been made when it comes to which chemicals it is allowed to use and not to use. But the documentary contains information that everyone should know about – and start to think about which products you use in your everyday life.

As mentioned in a previously blogpost, I will recommend using as natural products as possible, or make them yourself. Then you know exactly what is in them and you do not expose your body to any harmful chemicals which can affect you in the long run.

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?

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Food

VEGAN POTATO BEAN RECIPE

Min kæreste og jeg har fundet på en ny opskrift, som vi allerede har spist maaange gange. Den er virkelig nem at lave og så mætter den enormt meget og smager super godt!

Ingredienser
1 løg
2 fed hvidløg
6-7 mellem/store kartofler
3 gulerødder
2 dåser kidneybønner
Rismælk
Ca. 1 dl vand
2 tsk curry paste
Ris

Først så sætter du risene over, vi plejer at bruge brune ris. Derefter så skærer du bare løget ud i små tern og steger det sammen med hvidløgene i en gryde sammen med curry pasten. Herefter skærer du kartofler ud i små tern, river gulerødderne og propper også dette op i gryden. Husk at skylle kidney bønnerne inden brug, og derefter skal de også bare op i gryden sammen med ca. 1. dl vand og undervejs tilsætter du rismælk (bare tilsæt mere undervejs, det skal gerne ende med at være en dejlig cremet konsistens). Og efter ca. 30 minutter har du en dejlig ret med ris og kartofler og bønner!

My boyfriend and I have made up a new recipe which we’ve already eaten many times. It is super easy to make and is so filling and taste very good!

Ingrediens
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
6-7 mediumsized/big potatoes
3 carrots
2 cans of kidney beans
Rice milk
Around 1 cup of water
2 teaspoon of curry paste
Rice

First you set the rice over, we usually use brown rice. Hereafter you cut the onion into small squares and roast it together with the garlic in a pot together with the curry paste. After this you cut the potatoes into small squares, grate the carrots and put this into the pot as well. Remember to rinse the kidney beans with water before use, and then add these in as well into the pot together with around 1 cup of water and add rice milk as you go (just add some more as it cooks, it should end up having a lovely creamy consistency). And after around 30 minutes you have a lovely dish with rice, beans and potatoes!

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