August 16, 2020

Picture of greet yogurt blended with mint leaves

By now you have discovered our products and gotten to love them. They are formulated using the world’s finest botanicals and they smell so delicious you could eat them. Our creams and serums are formulated very similar to the way we prepare food and drinks in our everyday lives: take the best nature has to offer and combine them into a harmony of delicious flavors that smell heavenly. May we recommend a selection of refreshing summer meals and drinks recipes, made with fresh ingredients, also found in our products, like fennel in Instant Glow Calming Exfoliator, rose in Soothe And Repair Daily Moisturizer, hibiscus and turmeric in Beauty Masquerade Clay Treatment.
Chilled Cucumber Soup
3 cucumbers, peeled and seeded
half a lemon, juiced
few mint leaves
fresh dill
a pinch of salt 
a pinch of fresh pepper 
3 large spoons of Greek yogurt

Mix everything in a blender and serve chilled and garnished with small mint leaves. 
Fennel, Lemon & Mint Salad
2 fennel bulbs
1 small red onion
1 lemon, juiced 
2 preserved lemons
a handful of mint leaves
4 tablespoons olive oil

Quarter the fennel bulbs and cut out the cores. Finely shred the fennel. Finely slice the red onion and mix with the lemon juice to soften the flavor. Quarter the preserved lemons, then scoop out and discard the flesh. Finely chop the peel and add it to the fennel.

Mix the mint leaves into the fennel and lemon. Add the onion, olive oil, and some seasoning and toss well to mix. 
Blueberry popsicle
4 cups fresh blueberries 
1/3 cup fresh basil ( optional)
1/3 cup honey

Put everything in a blender, turn on high until the mixture is smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Pour into popsicle folds and place them in a freezer for at least 3 hours.

You can use small paper or plastic cups, yogurt containers, or ice cube trays instead of  popsicle folds.
Pictures of Margareta ice-cream
Hibiscus Margarita
6 ice cubes
120 ml hibiscus tea concentrate
1 large lime, juiced
60 ml silver tequila
1 tablespoon agave nectar  ( optional)

For hibiscus tea concentrate boil 3/4 l of water, add 150g of dried hibiscus flowers, stir, remove from heat and let steep for 30 minutes. Strain into a glass container using a fine mesh. Add sweetener to taste ( for example 80 g, half cane sugar, half agave nectar). Stir to dissolve and let cool.

Add ice, cooled hibiscus tea concentrate, lime juice, tequila, and agave nectar to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.

Pour over two glasses filled with ice. Salt or sugar rim is optional. Garnish with a lime wedge. If too strong, dilute with a splash of sparkling mineral water.
Rose Petal Sorbet (made with rose syrup)
400 g red or pink rose petals ( edible, not treated with chemicals) 
500g sugar
1 l water
6 oranges

Cut off the white portion at the stem end of each rose petal. Mash them into a paste using mortar and pestle or food processor, gradually adding 60 g of sugar. 

Boil water, stir remaining sugar until dissolved. Stir in the rose paste. Boil for 20 min, without stirring.  Remove from the heat, cool for at least 1 hour.

Strain rose syrup, discard rose pulp. Squeeze the juice from the oranges, discard pulp and seeds. Add juice to the rose syrup. Freeze for a least 8 hours until firm. 

Turmeric Ginger Smash
45 ml gin
15 ml fresh lemon juice
7 ml honey 
small fresh turmeric root ( 3cm) 
small fresh ginger root (1.5cm) 

Muddle turmeric and ginger in a cocktail shaker then add all liquid ingredients with ice and shake vigorously until very chilled. Pour into a glass and serve with a skewer of candied ginger or an edible flower.
Choose one of the new gins, made with unusual, different combinations of botanicals. 

Did you enjoy this blog? Subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of our page and get a weekly dose of interesting facts and good news.

Also in Blog

mental health, self-care
Ten things you can do for your mental health

May 11, 2021

The body and mind are inextricably connected, and it is essential to take care of both for a healthy lifestyle. We are used to taking care of our bodies by regularly exercising and eating well. However, most of us do not know what we can do to sustain and improve our mental health. It is vital to treat our mental health as we treat our physical health. So here are some tips on how to take care of your mental health.

View full article →

scent, emotions, sense of smell, memories, aromatherapy
Do emotions have a scent?

March 24, 2021

A 2015 research study suggests that maybe you really can smell human emotion. The study proposes that emotions themselves have a scent and that their scent may be transmissible. It’s obvious that aromas and fragrances affect us in a way that is both primitive and alluring, which is why, we choose to fragrance our products using pure essential oils, which offer a huge array of skincare benefits and are also wonderfully therapeutic.

View full article →

Clay mask, beauty routine, customisable clay treatment
Are you using your clay mask correctly?

March 12, 2021

Think about that special friend, the one you can always rely on. You may not see her all the time, but she’s there when you need her. She’s the first person you call when you have exciting news, feel like a girlie night out or need a shoulder to cry on. In the skincare world that friend is… the clay mask. The dependable multitasker with a long list of skincare benefits.

View full article →