Sóley Organics – Icelandic products inspired by nature and Icelandic herbs
What you put on your skin is food for your skin
On our recent trip to Iceland we were struck by the space, and the purity of the air. As an island in the North Atlantic that is powered entirely by renewable energy the air is clean, fresh and bracing.
Sóley Elíasdóttir, a famous Icelandic actress, set up Sóley Organics in 2007, following in the footsteps of 16 generations who had used Icelandic plants and herbs for healing. Sóley’s great-great-grandmother Thorunn, known as Grasa-Thorunn (or herb-Thorunn) was a well known herbal healer and there are many stories about the lives she saved using Icelandic herbs.
Sóley Organics GRÆÐIR Healing Balm
The first product was GRÆÐIR, an organic healing balm, a mix of wild herbs set in bee’s wax. To use scoop some out of the jar and let it soften in the palm of your hand. It has a mild scent of herbs, and is quickly absorbed, rapidly soothing patches of flaky, red or irritated skin and of course it doubles as a lip balm. One to keep in your bag for out and about – as it is solid there is no need to worry about leaks and drips in your bag – an added bonus! EUR 25 (£20) / 30ml
Sóley Organics GRÆÐIR hand cream
GRÆÐIR hand cream, rehydrates and revitalised chapped and dry hands, with extracts including willow, birch and yarrow it smells of the forest, and blends in with any other fragrances you are wearing. It absorbs quickly and completely with near instant results! EUR 15 (£12) / 50ml
Sóley Organics Tvær Stjörnur or Two Stars candle
The Tvær Stjörnur or Two Stars candle (EUR 42) is scented with apple, cinnamon,cardamom, mandarin, warmth and memories is made with a mixture of bees’ and vegetable wax. The fragrance is strong, but not overpowering and its deliciousness will rapidly fill a room, it is the epitome of hygge and autumnal comfort food. I love the idea of the scent of warmth and memories, perfect for the darker, colder evenings and nights when we look back at summer days spent with friends and family. With a 60 hour burn time it will keep you feeling hygge and comforted for many evenings. The Icelandic words on the candle are by Megas, and are translated as:-
Each moment passes swiftly
and along its course I’m led
and I don’t have a chance to choose
the paths that lie ahead
but I just have to hope it sends some
pleasant thoughts my way
and leads me to you finally
forever to stay. – Megas
Other items are a full skin care range, as well as hair and body products. Gorgeous product and I really want the whole range in my Christmas stocking or for my birthday!
All available from Sóley Organics – with free shipping to the UK on purchases over EUR50 – or buy selected items from UK suppliers.
Fuss Free Living received review samples from Sóley following a trip to Iceland. All opinions our own.