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Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Blue Lagoon Spa in Iceland

Fall is a perfect time for a weekend getaway. A few days in a different environment gives energy to get ready for winter. It is not necessary to travel far away to be rejuvenated, but there is a place I would love to visit. It’s a geothermal spa in Iceland called Blue Lagoon. My colleague Eva visited this place this year and she told me what a special place it was.

She and her husband stayed there one weekend bathing and relaxing.  They enjoyed fresh drinks in the natural shaped outdoor pool and admired the beauty of stony lava fields. I asked her about saunas, but she said they didn’t even look for them because the water was so hot.

The warm waters are rich in minerals and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is said to help people suffering from skin problems. Eva told me that the spa has many kind of energizing treatments, but massage is the thing to try. It takes place in water!

Blue Lagoon Spa

– Laura

Photo: Eva’s hubby

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Sweet Smoothness

Natural beauty mask
Right after the temperature falls to wintery figures and we start to heat our house, my skin turns really dry. Even though I keep applying moisturing cream constantly, my hands and face keep on drying.

My daughter, who loves home made and natural beauty masks, suggested to me to try her latest experiment the ‘Sweet Smoothness’ hand & face mask. She promised my hands and face would immediately look and feel softer and younger. Very funny!

Sweet Smoothness mask

2 tbs of Olive oil
1 tbs of Honey
3 tbs of Sugar

Mix all ingredients and rub the mask on your face and hands with warm water. Exfoliate for one minute and rinse off.

How something so simple as this can feel so good!

Authors and photo: Kati & Laura

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Turn your sun-dried hair shiny

natural summer hair
After a long and sunny summer I always feel a little bit worn out and would need something to freshen up. Especially my hair looks totally dry and tired. 

On Thursday I was at Kati’s place and once again complained about my hair. We were going to Manhattan to see what’s happening in Fashion’s Night Out -event. And of course, going amongst all beautiful and trendy people, made me look at my hair even more critically than usual. 
 
The following day I found a great surprise in my email. Kati’s daughter Lotta had sent me a recipe of her favorite natural hair mask for dry and damaged hair. She loves to make cosmetics herself and try them at home. This Saturday evening I’m going to stay at home, relax and try this one.
 
Reparing hair mask for dry and sun damaged hair

1/2 of ripe avocado
2 table spoons of olive oli
1 egg yolk
 
1. Mix ingredients together until well blended.
2. Smooth the mask to dry hair and leave it in place for at least 15 minutes
3. Rinse off the mask thoroughly, but do not shampoo. Your hair should feel softer and look healthier!
4. Wash and condition as usual the next morning.
And if you don’t feel like making your masks yourself, you can try wonderful Trilogy organic and natural hair products. Visit our Shop!

Author and photo: Laura

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Pure and beautiful

Home-made cosmetics @saunaflow

There are so many ways to purify your skin, but there is really nothing as natural and simple a cleansing treatment as going to sauna. The heat of sauna opens your skin pores without any chemicals. It doesn’t take more than 20 minutes before your skin starts its natural cleansing process.

You can also try different kind of home made skin cosmetics. Oatmeal, honey, sugar, lemon and many other raw ingredients are great sources of natural beauty care.

Try these home made facials! They make your skin feel so clean and smooth.

Green Tea Facial Scrub

Green tea is clinically proven to protect, improve, and repair skin. Green Tea can be used to delay ageing, treat acne, and cleanse the skin. Sugar contains glycerin which has softening effects and brightens the complexion. Honey moisturises the skin. Mix all ingredients and exfoliate for 1-2 minutes, let it stay for 5 minutes and rinse off.

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons of white, organic sugar

1 teaspoon of green tea

1 tablespoon of honey

Soothing Mask

Plain organic yogurt hydrates the skin. Crushed oatmeal soothes the skin. Honey moisturises the skin. Mix all ingredients and spread over your face, let it stay for 10 minutes, massage and rinse off.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of organic yogurt

2 teaspoons of dry crushed oatmeal

1 tablespoon of honey

Authors: Laura & Kati

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