Lo and behold! There’s a new store in town! loandbeholdstore.com celebrates how much London loves Scandinavian design – which got us excited!
So I recently celebrated my Birthday, on holiday, in Sweden. Relaxed, with lovely friends and the closest family. The day was spent at the waterfront in the sunshine in Helsingborg, then spending the eveining in with a divine home cooked meal.
There were also presents. Among them, beautiful, handmade and rustic soaps and spa products. And in particular wonderfully scrubbing and luxurously softening sea salt and soap by L:a Bruket (Lillabruket) .
The sea salt by L:a Bruket is locally sourced in the Swedish westcoast. The soap is presented in a beautifully rustic shaped bottle, almost like a vintage medicine bottle. L.a Bruket have in fact one a design award for it. Choose your favourite combination. The liquid soap I received contains Cedarwood, Orange and Rosemary. It contains no preservatives and gives a softening and refreshening effect. Fill your bath with a spoonfull and lots of hot water. Soak. Then don´t rinse, just air dry without towel (preferrably in the sun with a seaview!?) and make sure you have time to relax afterwards. Lush!
L:a Bruket manufactures handmade soap and spa products as skin care oils, body scrubs, salt baths etc. based on the best organic ingredients, with no added artificial stabilizers or colours. All vegetable and essential oils are certified organic.
When in your 20’s you’d be giftet with a bottle of your favourite champagne. Then hitting your 30’s and the gift bags suddenly change to a line up of luxury home spa and beauty products. Not that I mind. My hair and skin has both changed over the decade, needing a lot more care and attention than previously, or perhaps recovering after the the happy days of the 20s!?