Homemade deodorant


De siste årene har vi blitt mye mer obs på hva produktene våre inneholder, fordi det har kommet mer informasjon om hvor skadelige noen kjemikalier kan være, både for oss og for livet i havet. Når vi skyller av ansiktsmasken, spytter ut tannpastaen eller renser håret for sjampo ender alle disse ingrediensene fra produktene i vannløpet, som til slutt leder ut i havet.

Har du for eksempel hørt om triklosaner? Det er et antibakterielt stoff som finnes i mange typer tannkrem, deodorant, kosmetikk, rengjøringsmidler, tekstiler (spesielt treningstøy), sko, dyrepleieprodukter, og produkter som er i kontakt med mat. Det er et stoff som er giftig for alt levende liv i vann og kan føre til at bakterier blir resistente mot antibiotika. I Europa er det blitt strengere regler mot å bruke dette stoffet i produkter som sko og klær, men det er ikke ulovlig ennå. Det har også vært fremmet påstander om en mulig kobling mellom jevnlig bruk av antiperspirant deodorant og brystkreft, men det finnes ikke så tydelige funn at det kan konkluderes. Det er en del stoffer vi ønsker å holde oss unna, og vi har en hel oversikt i boken vår.

// Recently, we’ve become more aware of the ingredients of the products we use, because of the rising awareness of how certain chemicals can be toxic for us and for the life in the ocean. When we rinse off our facial mask, spit out the toothpaste and rinse our hair for shampoo, these substances go through the waterways and end up in the big blue.

Triclosan, for instance, is a chemical often used in toothpaste, deodorant, cosmetics, cleaning detergents, textiles, shoes, animal care products and products that wrap our food. It’s an antibacterial agent that can be poisonous for life in the ocean, and can lead towards antibiotics resistance. In Europe there are strict rules towards using the substance, but it is not illegal yet. There are also drawn links between regular use of anti perspirant deodorant and breast cancer, but there are not enough solid evidence for a firm conclusion. There is a whole bunch of chemicals like these that we wish to avoid, and we have an overview in our book.

Homemade deodorant

En god løsning kan være å lage hjemmelagde produkter! I dag har vi lyst til å dele oppskriften på hjemmelaget deodorant med dere. Oppskriften er inspirert av Life.no. // A great solution, which is both cheap and very environmental friendly is to make your own products! Today, we want to share the recipe for homemade deodorant!

You need

• ½ dl coconut oil (cold pressed)

• ½ dl baking soda (removed bad odor)

• ½ dl corn starch, f. ex.. maizena (soaks up moisture)

• some drops essential oils (optional) - we used grapefruit & lemon

How to

Melt the coconut oil by adding a kettle of coconut oil in another kettle of water (vannbad). Mix in the additional ingredients until its completely liquid. Let it sit in the fridge until firm, and its ready to use!

Sellerirotfries med hjemmelaget ketchup

Reklame // Grønt Punkt Øst

Som dere sikkert har fått med dere er vi over middels interessert i frukt og grønnsaker og alt det fantastiske man kan gjøre med dem for å forvandle dem til digge måltider. Hvem skulle trodd at man kunne lage verdens beste, sunneste og fineste fries av sellerirot? Selleriroten er utrolig allsidig, og kan brukes til alt fra supper (som vi har laget her) til puréer, helstekt, grillet, som pizzabunn, gratinert, i risotto eller i curry.

Kortreiste grønnsaker er det aller beste vi kan velge å spise for planeten. Ikke minst er den sunn - blant annet full av kostfiber og vitamin C. Du finner den blant rotgrønnsaker på Rema 1000, Kiwi, Meny og Spar, altså nesten garantert i din nærbutikk. Ta med deg selleriroten nesten gang du er i butikken da, og husk handlenett!

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Sellerirotfries

  • 1 hel sellerirot

  • Paprikakrydder

  • Cayennepepper eller chili hvis du vil ha dem spicy

  • Olivenolje eller kokosolje

Fremgangsmåte:

  1. Sett ovnen på 200 grader varmluft

  2. Skrell selleriroten og skjær den i strimler på ca 1 cm

  3. Ha dem i en bolle med 1 ss olje og et godt dryss med krydder

  4. Spre dem på et bakebrett (med miljøvennlig bakepapir) og la det være litt luft mellom hver

  5. Sett dem i ovnen i 15 minutter. Ta dem ut og snu dem og la dem stå ca 10-15 minutter til. Og voila!

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Hjemmelaget ketchup

  • 180 gram tomatpuré

  • 0.8 dl eplejuice

  • 1/4 teskje hvitløkspulver

  • 1/4 teskje løkpulver

  • Himalayasalt

Fremgangsmåte:

  1. Bland alt i en bolle. Smak til med salt.

TIPS! Hvis det er en grønnsak du er nysgjerrig på men ikke aner hvordan du bruker er Pinterest et helt genialt hjelpemiddel. Søk for eksempel på "celeriac" (sellerirot på engelesk) og tre inn i en verden hvor selleriroten er den skinnende hovedrollen i en haugevis av oppskrifter. PS. du blir sykt sulten av det så pass på at det ikke er for lenge til middag :))

Easy homemade oat milk

One of the biggest improvements we have had during this month without plastic is the reduction of food packaging. We usually bought a liter of plant-based milk once or two times a week as we both love to make warm drinks such as hot chocolate, matcha latte, and turmeric latte during the freezing winter. Check out some recipes for that here! Anyways, now we have entered into the world of homemade milk - which is actually doable for anyone, it's super cheap, and so so so good for you and the planet.

Oat milk (1 liter)

  • 200 grams oats (we use organic, gluten-free)

  • 1 liter water

  • A pinch of sea salt

  • Optional: A tbs of sweetener (honey, agave, maple syrup)

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Soak the oats in water for 8-12 hours. I typically do it overnight. Rinse them if you wish, or place them straight in a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Blend for a couple of minutes, and then rinse out the oat residue with a strainer or a cheesecloth if you have that (I use a simple strainer). Store it in an airtight bottle, and it will last for about five days in the fridge.

Soba noodles with homemade pesto

An (easy) greasy pasta dish which is incredibly yummy - especially when made of the most nurturing ingredients. This pasta is made of buckwheat and the pesto is based on organic produce. It is a simple and quick meal to make, and should take about 15 minutes. As we have written in a previous post about buckwheat, there is something as amazing as pasta/noodles made of it. They are called soba noodles, and are widely used in the Japanese kitchen. The ones we have used here are 100% buckwheat, but there are a lot of different types from the brand King Soba with for example sweet potato and other vegetables. The benefit of using noodles like there in stead of "regular" refined types is that they have a low GI, about half the amount of energy and complex carbohydrates that provides long lasting energy. Buckwheat also contains a large amount of protein (ca. 15%), the amino acid lysein, calcium, magnesium and iron. It is easily digestible, which always is a plus! SAMSUNG CSCBoil water and add the amount of noodles you prefer. Add some salt in the water for extra taste. It's important to rinse the noodles well after use, as the buckwheat releases some colorants from its shell that doesn't taste very good.SAMSUNG CSCGrønn pesto (2 porsjoner):

  • 1 organic basil
  • 1 handfull pine nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Nutritional yeast (næringsgjær)
  • Herbal salt
  • Lemon
  • Opt. 1/2 clove garlic

Heat the pine nuts lightly in a pan so they release their natural oil, which makes them taste even better. Add the basil into the food processor, and run until its chopped quite well. Add the pine nuts, olive oil, nutritional yeast and some herbal salt and lemon. Run until smooth.What is nutritional yeast (næringsgjær)?Nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast, which means that it doesn't have the same properties as "regular" yeast (gjær). Nutritional yeast does though contain lot's of flavor and nutrition (ironically), including vitamin-B, folic acid, selenium, zinc and proteins. It is often fortified with vitamin-B12, which is great to add to your diet if you don't eat meat. Nutritional yeast is one of the plant based protein sources, which means that it contains all the essential amino acids that the body can't produce by itself. It has a delicious cheese like flavor and is therefore perfect to use in pesto, cashew cream, to top the popcorn with, in sauces etc. You can get it at health stores like Sunkost, Life (in Norway) or online at Kinsarvik, iherb, in Sweeden (where it's cheaper), veganstore among others.SAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSC

Juicy scones, smashed avocado & beet+mint juice

Endelig fikk vi til glutenfri bakst som ble lett å jobbe med, smakfull og god konsistens! Etter litt testing fant vi ut at søtpotetpuré gjør noe helt spesielt med deigen, den blir saftig. Sconsene passer perfekt som erstatning for rundstykker, eller som en slags dessert med noe søtt pålegg. De kan også være gode med bruschetta oppå, eller som pitabrød/minipizzaer med fristende fyll/topping. Her er de servert med smashed avokado og rødbete+mynte juice

// We finally figured out how to make gluten free scones that taste good. Sweet potato did the trick, and even if it sounds weirds its worth trying. The scones are perfect as a replacement for bread rolls, as a base for mini pizzas or as a sweet dessert if you add chocolate or peanut butter.

Juicy scones

  • 7 dl flour (we used gluten free jyttemel)

  • Puré from one sweet potato

  • 2 tbs coconut oil

  • 1 tbs flax seeds (linfrø)

  • 2 tbs yacon syrup/honey/maple syrup/agave

  • 2 dl plant based milk

  • 4 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • Water as needed

How to

Set the oven to 180 degrees (warm air flow). Chop the sweet potato into cubes, and set them to a boil. Once they are soft, remove the water and make a puré with a hand mixer or food prosessor. Melt the coconut oil, add flax seeds, sweetner of your choice and the sweet potato puré. The dough should be like a bun dough, but should not stick too much to your hands or the bowl. Spread some flour on the kitchen counter and work with the dough. Spread it out so that it’s about 2-3 centimeters tall, and cut into triangles. Set them in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

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Smashed avocado

  • 1/2 avocado per person

  • Juice of a lemon

  • Salt and pepper

  • Fresh herbs

Beetjuice with mint

  • 1 beetroot

  • 3 oranges (the red ones are especially good)

  • 1 handful fresh mint

  • Some water