Editorial

Genuinely Handcrafted Hair Soaps

Hair Soaps are simply put genuinely produced soaps that cleanse hair and skin. These have fantastically caring properties that enhances a peaceful skin, balanced scalp, and natural hair. Traditional soaps are not a new phenomenon, and their heritage dates back all the way back to ancient times. The first makers were Babylonians, Mesopotamians, Egyptians as…

Tunisias harmonious and multicultural Island Djerba

Djerba Island, also called The Land of the Lotus-Eaters is a peaceful and harmonious Island outside the coast of Tunisia with traditional landscapes, golden beaches and local crafts. According to the legend, Odysseus arrived to the coast and embraced the lotus fruit. Simply put, a vibrant Island with a rich story and unique spirit that…

Nurturing hair wash with Aleppo soap

Aleppo Soap is a traditional handmade soap of olive- and laurel oil with deep nurturing properties. It is a fantastic non chemical substitute for traditional hair wash, very simple to use and effective, when made with a gentle touch. The natural hair wash routine covers the full ritual of an ordinary hair wash, from cleansing…

Calming remedies with purple aroma

Lavender is a beloved flowering plant in the Mint family known for its beautiful purple tone, earthy floral scent and various therapeutic properties. Lavender origins from the Latin word Lavare, meaning to wash and this is what we often associate the purple flower with back in the days. Lavender has been used in ancient remedies…

An Earthy aroma to purify your home naturally

The delicate sap of myrrh has been used through ages of times as a luxurious ingredient in perfumes, incense and rituals around the world and is historically known as one of the symbolic gifts from the wise men, together with Frankincense and gold. Magical Myrrh is intimately intertwined with its relative Frankincense, not only because…

Nourishing properties of Jojoba oil

Jojoba is known for its nourishing properties and has many healing benefits. It hydrates the skin, balances natural oil production, provides antioxidant protection and is also naturally anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. A pure, natural beauty elixir that helps soothe skin. Jojoba oil is extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant (Simmondsia chinensis) and has been used for…

Hibiscus Flower for Hair Care

The extracts of Hibiscus flowers holds many healing properties and has been used as a natural remedy in traditional medicine for centuries. But this deep red and vibrant flower is also a wonderful remedy for skin and hair. The precious & healthy Hibiscus flower belongs to the Mallow family, Malvaceae with hundreds of different species…

A Journey from Dusk to dawn

A Journey through Oman’s natural beauty in a mix of lush mountains, desert sunsets, authentic villages and a stunning coastline. To see more of Omans beauty, visit A scenic route from Muscat to Sur.

The sparkling gold of nature

Saffron has been known for more than 3000 years and is considered as one of the oldest herbs available. With a vibrant color palette, rich flavor and characteristic aroma, it is highly valued not only for gastronomic purposes, but also for therapeutic use. Saffron derives from arabic Zafran from Zarparan, meaning Gold stigma of a…

Natural detox with Matcha Tea

The pure green tea powder is a holy grail of teas and contains more antioxidants than our superfoods blueberry and pomegranate, all because of a careful harvest. This is the story of the health-giving matcha tea. Matcha Tea is a fine premium green tea powder from Japan and the story can be traced all the…

Energy Cleansing with Sage

Since time of ancient civilizations herbal remedies have been used as scents, flavorings and medicines. The ritual of smudging sage has its roots in Native American tradition, and is today widely used in different cultures and traditions. Spring equinox (also called the March equinox) marks the official spring season, and change of season is a great time…

Deep Cleansing Moroccan Clay

Rhassoul is the ancient clay formed under sun in the Moroccan Atlas mountains, today known for it’s deep cleansing and moisturizing properties. Rhassoul Clay, also called Ghassoul Clay derives from the original Toponymy Jebel Ghassoul, meaning “The mountain of the washer” in Arabic, and exploited in Morocco. It is a traditional and 100% natural and…

The Wonder Plant Aloe Vera

Aloe vera may be one of the most widely used and cultivated herbal remedies, thanks to it’s many healing properties, and the usage dates back for centuries. Aloe vera refers to a family of more than 500 species of aloe plants, spread over Africa, the Middle East and various Indian Ocean islands. Aloe vera (botanical name…

The Science of Well-Being, by Yale

In spring 2018, Laurie Santos, Professor in Psychology and Cognitive science, launched a new course at Yale University. The subject was happiness, and “Psychology and the Good Life; What psychological science says about the good life”, was born. Never before at Yale had a course on that kind of science or psychology being taught, and so…

Untamed Romania

Caring for nature means caring for ourselves. Untamed Romania is the story of Romania’s magical wilderness and diversity of wild animals, from the Danuba Delta to the Carpathian forests. With one of Europe’s most unique ecosystems, Romania is home to more than half of Europe’s virgin forests, and great care to preserve and protect wildlife…

Aleppo Soap, a natural skin remedy

Located at the crossroad of several ancient trade routes, Aleppo is one of the world’s oldest cities with Arab, Turkish, Roman, French and Persian influences that has shaped the cultural heritage. For 4 000 years, Syrian Artisans and Craftsmen have made this natural soap of olive- and laurel oil, and one of the ancient city…

A swirling scent from the heart of Oman

The story of Frankincense is an Arabian Tale. The name derived from the French ‘franc esens’ meaning ‘pure incense’, and has been used for thousands of years due to it’s scent and medical properties. Peaceful Oman is home to finest frankincense, carefully harvested with traditional techniques from the Boswellia Sacra tree. Frankincense is an aromatic…

Memoars from The Alchemist

It all started with as a gift, that later came to be one the most retargeted readings of mine, The Alchemist by the well known author, Paulo Coelho. Every reading experience is unique to each person, due to experiences, interpretations, understandings and much more, but what I do believe is that this is a story…

Larkollen, Norway

An idyllic coastal village one hour downtown Oslo, with a cultural landscape of beautiful beaches, pine forests and old wooden villas.

The road to inner peace and calm

One of the most inspiring people bringing mindfulness from East to the West, is Jon Kabat-Zinn, a Ph.D. who is known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher, engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. Mindfulness is an eastern knowledge with a western approach, and is at its…

Arts and Crafts

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The beauty of things imperfect

Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese Philosophy and ancient wisdom, which teach us how to embrace and accept the beauty of imperfection, and to live a perfectly imperfect life. It breaks down traditional ways of the outlook of things and their existence. The concept itself is closely related to and has it’s roots in Zen Buddhism, and…

Elements of Ayurveda

Traditional medicine has strong historical and cultural roots, and has been a part of developing communities over decades. Ayurveda was born in India and means “Knowledge of Life”. Ayuh means life and Veda means knowledge in Sanskrit. It origins from the Vedas, the compendium of ancient Indian knowledge, and in The Charaka Samhita, and Sushruta…

Ginger and Juice

Ginger has been used in medicine for thousands of years, due to it’s many health benefits. The herb is a part of the Zingiberaceae family, which also includes turmeric, cardamom and galangal. The ginger is high in gingerol, a substance and active compontent with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Ginger may also be effective against exercise-induced muscle…

Everyday uses of Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil (melaleuca) is an essential oil from the native plant Melaleuca alternifolia. It has been used for almost 100 years as a healing treatment in Australia, and have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, why the oil is probably best known for its antibacterial activity.  3 ways how to use Tea tree oil: Tonic waterAdd…

The Art of Ecotherapy

Shinrin Yoku, also called Forest Bathing emerged in Japan in the 1980’s and is refered to as nature theraphy, or ecotherapy and means to improve body and soul from spending time in nature, a practice in which all of the senses are immersed in nature. Although people have been walking in nature for centuries because…

Djerba, a candidate for Unesco World Heritage list

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) have a mission to encourage countries to sign the World Heritage Convention, to ensure protection of their natural and cultural heritage. Today, UNESCO preserves 1073 World Heritage sites in 167 countries. In this writing moment, the national campaign is launched to support Djerba’s candidacy for UNESCO World…

The art of universal energy

Thousands of years ago, Feng Shui masters were exploring the unseen and mystical dimensions of the Universal energy called Chi, also known as Qi, with the purpose to discover the influence of this energy on humans’ well-being. Feng means wind and shui means water in Chinese, and arises from an ancient poem which reflects upon…

The Green Mountain of Oman

Jebel Akhdar, meaning The Green Mountain in Arabic refers specifically to Saiq Plateau, a 2000 meter above sea level plateau and also the highest part of the Hajar mountain. Here you experience the mountains’ panoramic views, small authentic villages and traditional rose-water distilleries, from the regions famous Damascus Roses. Here you also will find green…

Al-Saadiyat natural Island

Abu Dhabis natural Island devoted to culture and arts, housing the world’s largest single concentration of premier cultural assets such as Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Manarat Al Saadiyat meaning ‘place of enlightenment’ contributes to the art scene in Abu Dhabi through exhibitions, workshops, performances and drop-in art studio spaces.

One Thousand and One Night in the Desert

Al Sharqiya Sands, also known as Wahiba Sands, was in the very beginning home to the Bedouins of Bani Wahiba Tribe. The name arises from the Arabic word bedu, meaning desert dweller, and about 3000 bedouins from various tribes still live a traditional nomadic life in the constantly moving desert sands. Sharqiya Sands are located…

The Sea of tranquility

Arabian Sea does not only stretch it’s coastline 3000 km. It is also known by many names. Going back to the Roman period, it was known as The Erythraean Sea by the Europeans, while the Vedic Indians called it Sindhu Sagar and Bahr al-Arab (Sea of the Arabs) by the arabs. Along the coast you…