flower bomb

Beauty,hair,Health,20 July 2016
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Spending time at the country side is not only the perfect get away. It is the most time freezing and beautifying thing I can do. I instantly look (and feel) more rested after a few days at the cabin, and both hair and skin feels nurtured and glowy. Perfectly matching my state of mind.

I believe in letting the skin and hair rest from makeup and products. Taking time to clean myself from a bucket, sweating out stress and metabolic waste in the sauna and pampering myself with masks, foot bath’s and other treatments does wonders. Especially if I find something I can use from the garden or kitchen. Generally, it’s not so much about the creams and products I smudge on. It’s the time I take for myself and the actual skin on skin action that matters the most.

While at the cabin I always try to not wash my hair too much and get back to only having to shampoo only once or twice per week. The hair and skin gets used to us cleaning frequently, but it’s as easy to wean off and get back to the hair and skin being able to regulate it’s natural sebum production.

Below I listed some of my favorite ingredients that can easily be found in nature or in the kitchen.

Eggs. I love eggs in all shapes and forms. Use the yolk as a time freezing face mask to give moisture, and the white for a tightening effect. Eggs as a nurturing hair mask will make the hair extra glossy. It is important to remember to use fresh eggs!

Want a cellulite and metabolic boost? Scrub your body with used coffee grounds, and bathe your feet in birch leaves.

Honey is moisturizing as well as the perfect gentle peeling for sensitive skin due to enzymes and saccharin acid.

Scrub off dead skin cells by using oats for a gentle face peeling.

Meadowsweet. Perfect for a foot bath in the sauna. Gives a wonderful tingly feeling and helps to decrease headache and flu symptoms.

Flowers. I love to use all kinds of flowers for a wonderful scent and decoration.

Avocado, coconut oil and yoghurt are perfect ingredients to use as a base or on their own for any mask or treatment. The coconut oil is great to mix in with the scrub and yogurt mixed with honey makes a perfectly calming and moisturizing face mask.

Pictures by Janita Autio

fresh start

Fashion,Health,Outfit,18 July 2016

I need to detox myself out of negative thoughts and feelings. As soon as I get stressed I get a stomach ache and I start to dismiss my health. Especially food wise. New week, new start. Searching for a fresh, healthy and light feeling.

It seems like smoothies, smoothie bowls and clean eating is more or less mandatory for bloggers and instangrammers, but I can’t help myself from joining the club. If there is one diet I believe in it’s clean eating. Choosing fresh seasonal foods makes me feel fresh and light from within. This in turn gives me a clearer mind and most importantly more energy. I of course can’t help myself from eating everything else “less clean” on top of that, but the more I fill myself up with nutritious foods, the less I crave sugar, salt, unhealthy fats and processed foods.

The best way for me to eat well is to throw all kinds of healthy ingredients in a blender and swirl myself a drink to go. I’m also very strict on taking my vitamins. Vitamin D, calcium and my multi vitamins are important not only for me, but also while nursing. This is pretty much my base. On top of that I make sure to eat salad with all my meals and stay away from excess salt and sugar. If I want to eat salt I eat chips. I don’t want my food to be filled with hidden sources of salt. Same applies to sugar.

Lately I find myself being slightly off track. It’s not that I eat terribly. It’s more about not being conscious enough. I want to care, therefore I want to be more alert. I’m going to follow the best rule ever. When it’s time to eat, ask yourself: is this healthy? If yes, go for it. If no, perhaps better to eat a bit less.

It’s so important to care for ourselves. In one way or another. We can’t do everything perfectly, but what we can do is choose areas to work on when we need it. ┬áThis time it’s time to do whatever I can for my health. So that I have the best odds to feel good both in my body and mind.

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dress mango// shoes adidas (gifted)// bag chanel

Pictures by Janita Autio