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Love Natural, Love Organic With Spa Magik Organiks

I never really thought of myself as much of an advocate for a natural and organic lifestyle. Sure, I’m concerned about saving the planet, and I’m a highly conscientious person, but I didn’t think that an entire event dedicated to this stuff would be my thing – I admit I was wrong! I came to LNLO for the free massage*, and stayed for the other exciting stands and stalls.

Spa Magik Organiks

I was kindly invited to London’s Olympia by Spa Magik Organiks, a brand that I admit I’d never really heard much about before. I was promised a free massage, and as I’ve been really stressed recently and having trouble with my back, I agreed to come down and review it.

Despite getting a bit lost on the way, I made it in good time for my afternoon appointment. The stall really impressed me – it had been set up really beautifully, and with the massage tables and tents it was easy to forget we were actually in a convention centre!

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I was asked to wait – but only for a moment – whilst the girls got ready.

I was then directed to take off my top and bra and wrap a towel around myself, in a discreet little ‘cubicle’ they’d created at their stand, hidden by a curtain. I got up onto the massage bed, and the lovely and experienced girl got to work.

Now, I must admit, I asked the name of my masseuse but this has gone right out of my brain and I feel terrible. She really was wonderful, and she told me she’d worked for the company for about three years, I believe.

During the massage I felt super relaxed, and the product she used on me (Triple Oil Shea Body Butter) felt great, too. Admittedly, I tensed up a bit at some of the more pressure-applying moments, but I’m a pretty tense person so I think for most people, it wouldn’t have been uncomfortable. I was asked which areas were giving me trouble, and these were the ones concentrated on.

Afterwards, my back felt great, as though some of the tension had finally gone! I was given a goody bag, and I’m really happy with it because I now have some of the butter that was used on me for myself. It makes my skin feel so great, it has a really nice scent and as an added bonus, it’s ethical, too. It’s apparently great for scars, so I can’t wait to use it on the nasty one on my shoulder. I was also given oil serum and bath salts, which I’m excited to try!

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LNLO Brands

There was loads more to see and do over the course of the day. Some of my favorite exhibits were from the food stalls though – I love beauty, but I’m a foodie by nature! The following brands were awesome, and you need to check them out:

This guy has an awesome company combining two of my fave things – sweeties and popcorn! I loved the lime flavor, as it reminded me of Chocolate Limes I used to have as a kid. I was kindly gifted a bag of Strawberry & Cream though, but it was hard to choose between all the different kinds!

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This stuff has something like 9 calories in it. It’s mental. It’s actually carb free, wheat free pasta. They were cooking up samples in tomato & mascarpone sauce, and it was actually so tasty. It’s definitely more ‘al dente’ than normal pasta, but it tastes good. I don’t calorie count with any of my food, but you can’t say no to 9 calorie pasta – seriously! The guy who runs it was great, too.

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All in all, I had a great day, and my eyes were opened to healthy, organic and mostly fair-trade produce. It’s nice to support smaller brands! I tried everything from gluten free bread, to healthy ready meals, to muffins with no sugar. I had fun sampling!

I also signed up to AllergyUK, because I suffer terribly. The whole thing had everything covered and I loved it!

Are you interested in switching to more natural products? Let me know in the comments.

*I was gifted the massage in question, but all opinions are my own.