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Elias Lönnrot’s Nordic gold: HAVUKA products

The traveler wakes up on a spring morning in the middle of a spruce forest. The water droplets of morning dew on the leaves of lady’s mantle are like pearls with which he washes his face.

He has been wandering for a long time, but he enjoys each day in the nature of northern Finland. He continues his meander, barefoot, from village to village. At times he stops to collect some gifts of nature, ant eggs, resin, spruce shoots. It seems as if the nature is speaking to this traveler, and the traveler to the nature.

This traveler is Elias Lönnrot – a pioneer of natural sciences, a physician and a collector of folk tales.

Elias Lönnrot did a enormous job on these journeys to collect and preserve the traditional folklore. He visited rune singers and wrote down their songs. These folk tales gave rise to Kalevala, the national epic of Finland. Elias Lönnrot has,however, also established another important heritage; the knowledge of the healing power of Finnish nature and nature’s own herbs.

HAVUKA artisan natural cosmetics follows and continues the paths of Elias Lönnrot and brings the 19th century creams that have been made according to Elias’ recipes to modern times. We use genuine natural ingredients and make our products by hand, just to offer the best for your skin.

Our family has been following the paths of Elias for three generations. At first Elias’ expertise was transmitted from father to daughter in everyday situations and through the farm chores. The daughter did her lifelong work to preserve Elias’ heritage and developed Havuka’s natural cosmetics based on Elias’ recipes. Over the years, in nursing, the daughter was able to prove the effectiveness of the balms. Now the son continues on the very same path, preserving the legacy of Elias Lönnrot. In this way, also you can invite part of the unique Finnish nature to visit you, a piece of Elias Lönnrot’s journey, the precious gold of Nordic nature!

Nordic Natural Beauty Awards Nominee 2020
CATEGORY: “BEST SUMMER BODY TREATMENT”

30% SPRUCE RESIN BALM – ELIAS LÖNNROT HAVUKA

In his journeys, Elias Lönnrot was busy collecting folk tales and eventually, he had got some wounds in his feet. He sits down to rest by the shore of a calm forest pond, opens his backpack and digs some gold of the North, nature’s own substance, out of its depths. He spreads some spruce resin on his soles, and immediately feels the soothing and caring effect on his skin. In the morning he continues his journey, his bare feet strong again against the hard ground, yet with light steps.

Step on the paths of Elias Lönnrot. Take the Nordic gold for your own use.

Product
Ingredients (INCI)
INCI: Finland spruce picea abies, Resin, Sodium rapeseedate (organic), beeswax.
How to use

Traditional regenerating and repairing, natural highly antiseptic balm. 

The usage of the Spruce Resin Balm

  • for dry skin areas (including cuticles and cracked heels)
  • skin indurations
  • skin abrasions
  • scratches
  • insect bites and stings
  • burns (including sunburn)
  • for aftercare of tattoos
  • nails
  • warts

 The usage for animals:

  • wounds
  • asphalt burnt paws
  • dry paws
  • inflammations (like anal glands infections)
  • treating the unpleasant effects of tick bites and insect bites and stings

 To use:

 Nature’s own antiseptic balm is rejuvenating and soothing, nourishing and regenerates the skin. It effectively moisturizes your skin and the spruce resin repairs any skin damage already present. Spruce uses its resin to protect itself against bacteria and microbes as well as other pathogens. In the same way, spruce resin supports the skin’s own protective mechanisms when it comes to humans.

The effects of spruce resin treatment can be already seen and noticed after 3-5 treatments.

In the treatment of dry skin, apply a thin layer to the problem area.

With skin and nail problems, apply spruce resin balm directly to the treated area 1-2 times a day. Spruce resin treatment should be continued until the area to be treated is healthy.

How to treat sunburn: Apply a thin layer on the skin after sunbathing.

In the sauna, spruce resin balm can be applied to aching and tense muscles, whereby heat enhances absorption.

 Contains natural resin. The resin can cause allergic symptoms.

 Contains natural resin, nature’s own antibiotic, also suitable for animals.

100% natural product.

Chemical-free.

No fragrances added.

No additives.

Genuine and pure raw materials.

Made by hand in Finland.

Keep protected from light.

Nordic Natural Beauty Awards Nominee 2020
CATEGORY: “BEST EYE TREATMENT”

FIVE HERBS BALM – ELIAS LÖNNROT HAVUKA

The August sun was shining as Elias Lönnrot wandered across the northern meadow. From this trip, he collected the unique five herbs – burdock, dandelion, yarrow, broadleaf plantain and chickweed. The four seasons of the North had each given the herbs their strength. From these herbs, Elias prepared an eye cream, which he gave as a gift to his wife, Maria.

Step on the paths of Elias Lönnrot. Take the Nordic gold for your own use.

Product
Ingredients (INCI)

INCI: Taraxacum Officinale Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Arctium, Lappa Fruit Extract, Plantago Major Leaf Extract, Stellaria Media Extract, Sodium rapeseedate (organic), Persea, Gratissima Oil, Cera Flava.

How to use

The cream has been made from domestic wild herbs, burdock, dandelion, yarrow, broadleaf plantain and chickweed. Can be used as an eye cream. Reduces facial wrinkles and fine lines, can be used in intraoral massage. Relaxes facial muscles. Energizing. 

A small amount is sufficient for both eye areas. Apply the cream with your ring finger and  tap the cream gently on your skin. Start at the inner corner of the eye and proceed along the lymphatic cycle toward the outer corner. 

Keep the eye cream in the refrigerator. The coolness refreshes and reduces swelling. 

First apply on a small area of skin to make sure you are not allergic. 

Keep protected from light.

100% natural product.

Made by hand in Finland.

CABBAGE-GINGER-SPRUCE RESIN BALM – HAVUKA

Elias Lönnrot wrote down thousands of poems he heard from rune singers on his travels. It required so much writing that sometimes after that his hands were hurting so bad at the night time that it felt like they were on fire.

Fortunately, Elias as a doctor, had help with this ailment too! He treated his hands with his own mixture of cabbage and ginger. That revived his joints to be ready for writing down new songs again.

Step on the paths of Elias Lönnrot. Take the Nordic gold for your own use.

Product
Ingredients (INCI)

INCI: Cappage, Zingiber Officinale Root, Finland Spruce Picea Abies Resin, Sodium, Rapeseedate (organic), Cera Flera.

How to use

Many generations before us have used the mixture of cabbage and spruce resin. Combined with ginger it forms an excellent ointment for the  joints. Cabbage-Ginger-Spruce Resin Balm is an “ancient” treatment for osteoarthritis pain, removing fluids and improving circulation. 

To use: 

Apply a thin layer to the area to be treated.

Keep protected from light.

Contains natural resin

100% natural product

Made by hand in Finland.

MEADOWSWEET-SPRUCE RESIN BALM – ELIAS LÖNNROT HAVUKA

That night, Elias had listened to the rune singers for a long time, the nightless summer evening around him. When he was going to sleep he noticed, that his legs were stiff from a long sitting on a hard bench at the table. Elias asked the lady of the house to give him some meadowsweet. In no time at all he extracted a solution from the plant and doused a towel in it to spread solution all over his legs. In the morning he woke up refreshed and ready to continue his journey.

Step on the paths of Elias Lönnrot. Take the Nordic gold for your own use.

Product
Ingredients (INCI)

INCI: Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Finland, Spruce Picea Abies Resin, Sodium, rapeseedate (organic), beeswax.

How to use

For the muscle pain, the balm is applied to the area to be treated. 

For migraine and headaches, the ointment is applied to the head area and shoulder area. A cold, wet towel on the head will enhance the treatment. 

Contains nature’s own salicin (source of aspirin) and natural resin.

Made by hand in Finland.

Keep protected from light.

100% natural product.

ANT-FORMIC-ACID-SPRUCE-RESIN-BALM – ELIAS LÖNNROT HAVUKA

Elias is watching an anthill which is bathing in the Nordic sun. The nest is like gold, like a glowing treasure at the end of the rainbow. Elias is wondering if people know how the ants use spruce resin to keep their nest clean. Spruce resin is the gold of the North. It’s like a secret that the ants cherish, Elias whispers to himself.

Step on the paths of Elias Lönnrot. Take the Nordic gold for your own use.

Product
Ingredients (INCI)

INCI: Acidum formicum, Finland, Spruce Picea Abies Resin, Sodium rapeseedate (organic), Cera Flava.

How to use

Ant formic acid alcohol is used for joint pain in rheumatic ailments, restless legs, and to support normal thyroid and prostate function. 

To use:

Apply a thin layer to the are to be treated.

Contains nature’s own hormone.

Keep protected from light.

100% natural product.

Made by hand in Finland.

Nordic Natural Beauty Awards Nominee 2020
CATEGORY: “BEST LIP BALM”

SPRUCE RESIN LIP BALM – ELIAS LÖNNROT HAVUKA

In the bitter cold, the wind was howling in the corners of the Northern cottages. Elias was listening to the rune singer, but the singer complained that the song did not come out properly because the lips had suffered from being chapped by the cold of winter. Elias went out for a moment, took some resin from the spruce, mixed it with grease, and instantly turned the spruce resin into a lip balm. It brought help to the situation. And again, the rune singer filled the living room with her stories!

Step on the paths of Elias Lönnrot. Take the Nordic gold for your own use.

Product
Ingredients (INCI)

INCI: Finland spruce picea abies resin, Sodium cocoa, butterate, Cera flava, Buxus chinensis.

How to use

Antiseptic 100% natural product. For chapped and dry lips. 

Emollient and antiseptic lip balm for dry lips. Contains caring spruce resin. Contains natural resin which may cause allergic symptoms. 

Contains natural resin

100% natural product

Made by hand in Finland.

Nordic Natural Beauty Awards Nominee 2020
CATEGORY: “BEST SOAP”

PIECE OF SPRUCE RESIN SOAP – ELIAS LÖNNROT HAVUKA 

On his journeys, Elias would always wear his precious but worn-out birch bark hat. To his nuisance, sometimes his scalp and skin would flake off and dry a bit. Fortunately, Elias knew how to handle that as well. With a piece of soap made of spruce resin, he was always able quickly get his head and skin in a good shape again. During his journeys, Elias also enjoyed bathing in the clear forest ponds of the north. And these natural substances never polluted the water. Let’s take care of the nature together!

Step on the paths of Elias Lönnrot. Take the Nordic gold for your own use.

Product
Ingredients (INCI)

INCI: Sodium rapeseedate (organic). ,Sodium Olivate, Cocos Nucifera Oil,Sodium Palmate, Finland SprucePicea Abies Resin.

How to use

Piece of antiseptic spruce resin soap for skin and hair. Suitable for dry, scaly and sensitive skin. Soothes the scalp and contributes to the maintenance of normal skin. 

To use: Moisten your hair with warm water and wet slightly the piece of soap. Rub

the piece on your hair and skin until foamy. Then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Keep the piece of soap on a tray where it can drain, such as airy soap trays, wall-mounted baskets, net bags, or similar.

PIECE OF HARE’S-TAIL COTTONGRASS-LICHEN SOAP

Soft Hare’s-tail cottongrass from Finnish bogs and mineral-rich Cladonia stellaris meet in this piece of soap with only natural ingredients. It gently exfoliates, moisturizes and soothes the skin. Contains polyphenols and moisturizing natural sugars. Suitable for dry and sensitive skin and hair.
Product
Ingredients (INCI)

INCI:  Eriophorum Spissum flower/stem Extract, Cladina arbuscula, Hydrogenated vegetable oil, Sodium Olivate, Sodium rapeseedate

How to use

Soft Hare’s-tail cottongrass from Finnish bogs and mineral-rich Cladonia stellaris meet in this piece of soap with only natural ingredients. It gently exfoliates, moisturizes and soothes the skin. Contains polyphenols and moisturizing natural sugars. Suitable for dry and sensitive skin and hair.

 Made by hand in Finland.

100% natural product.

LAVENDER BALM – HAVUKA

Soothing and relaxing antiseptic balm. Suitable for many types of skin problems and excellent for a full body massage. Has a calming effect on nightsleep when using as a wrap around the legs and on the chest. Good results in the treatment of psoriasis, rashes and atopic skin. Good for children as a universal cream and against diaper rash.
Product
Ingredients (INCI)

INCI: Lavandula Angustifolia, Sodium rapeseedate (organic), Persea Gratissima Oil, beeswax.

How to use

Soothing and relaxing antiseptic balm. Suitable for many types of skin problems and excellent for a full body massage. Has a calming effect on nightsleep when using as a wrap around the legs and on the chest. Good results in the treatment of psoriasis, rashes and atopic skin. Good for children as a universal cream and against diaper rash. 

Made by hand in Finland.

100% natural product.

Step on the paths of Elias Lönnrot. Take the Nordic gold for your own use.

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