Beauty & Wellbeing Routine: Megan Larsen, Founder of Sodashi.

First up, briefly tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’ve always had a passion for natural therapies, particularly aromatherapy. After completing an advanced course in aromatherapy in Provence in the late 90’s I was inspired to create chemical-free skin care products for my own sensitive skin, as I couldn’t find any natural skincare on the market that was effective. Word spread and I was met with such a demand from my products that I started to build a business and Sodashi was born.

Tell us about your daily beauty routine.

I love to do it all, every morning and every night. Starting with cleansing (I use the Clay Cleanser with Sandalwood), followed by compressing with Rejuvenating Concentrate which is amazing for retexturising and balancing the skin, then the Rejuvenating Skin Boost which is very firming and either the Rejuvenating Moisturiser, Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Crème or Balancing Serum. I always apply Eye Lifting Gel and Eye and Lip Smoother and love to moisturise my body with Vanilla Body Butter.

♥ Spa @ the Four Seasons in Paris… bliss!

What’s the one beauty treatment you can’t live without? And your favourite place to have it done?

The Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Facial Treatment is my favourite and I make sure I have one monthly. It uses our most powerful anti-ageing product Samadara Crème and a thermal mask that heats to body temperature to infuse the product into your skin. The treatment involves a series of signature Sodashi facial massages with Rose Quartz Crystals to de-stress the skin; it visibly turns back the hands of time and leaves my skin looking radiant. When in Europe I always have a Samadara treatment at the beautiful spa at Four Seasons George V in Paris.

Who do you trust with your hair in Perth, and why?

I’m between hairdressers at the moment. (ED: Maybe check out our hairdressers review section!)

Favourite budget / at home beauty treatment?

Sleep! While you are asleep your skin is repairing and rejuvenating. To maximize your shut-eye time apply good quality skin care products to nourish your skin with the nutrients and anti-oxidants it needs to renew itself.

Your three, absolutely cannot live without, favourite products?

Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Crème, Sodashi Rejuvenating Serum and our new Eye Mask.

♥ Antioxidant rich foods


Do you have any secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?

Using high quality chemical-free skincare! I also believe in a holistic approach when it comes to my overall wellbeing. I eat a healthy balanced diet, exercise, take antioxidants, drink plenty of water and make sure I take time out to relax and unwind.

What beauty treatment/ wellbeing activity would you love to try but haven’t yet? (Due to time, money, scared etc!)

A health retreat!

Describe a typical day of eating for you.

I don’t eat red meats and try to stay away from processed foods. My fridge usually contains fresh organic vegetables, biodynamic eggs, biodynamic tofu, goat and sheep cheese. And I indulge in a bit of dark chocolate every now and then! I always make sure I eat my meals in a quiet settled environment to maximise nutritional uptake.

♥ The Eye of Revelation – the source of the Five Tibetan Rites

Describe your fitness routine.

Every morning I perform the Five Tibetan Rites, a series of exercises for healing, rejuvenation and longevity. I also spend a minimum of 20 minutes on my cross trainer.

Do you take part in any alternative therapies or take supplements? If so, discuss.

I have monthly Bowen Therapy, Reflexology and Acupuncture treatments.

How do you like to relax? What are your favourite ways to de-stress?

I meditate twice a day, every day. It gives me such mental clarity and it is a wonderful tool for managing stressful situations, or stress in general. Its main benefit though is that is makes me feel and be happy.
I’m always most relaxed when I’m with family and friends. It’s my favourite way to unwind!

Thanks so much to Megan for sharing her wellness routine with us, I feel very privileged to have her complete it and very much hope that you all enjoyed reading it! 🙂

If you have any questions or comments for Megan please leave them below!

Be well,

xoxo

4 comments

  1. Tess says:

    Hi there Megan,

    Your products smell fab. Just wondering what skincareproducts from Sodashi is great for Acne.

    Im currently using a brand containing Vit A, and will shortly be trying to concieve, and wish to maintain nice skin without the harmful effects of Vit A.

    Would love to be able to use Sodashi.

    Cheers.

  2. Peachy says:

    Sodashi is amazing! One of our fave ranges at Peachy Clean! We love Megan and her positive outlook on daily wellness! Another fab interview 😉 xxx

  3. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Tess,

    Please find the answer from Sodashi’s head international trainer, Rebecca Robertson, in regards to your query! 🙂

    Start with Clay Cleanser with Lime, this cleanser gives you a deep clean and contains Lime which is an antiseptic. Cleansing a problem skin is essential to reduce bacteria and prevent further breakout.

    Then use the Balancing Concentrate, a liquid exfoliant which you dilute in very warm water and compress onto the face with a soft cloth. It contains Lemon and Lime to remove dead cells, and Lavender which speeds up cellular renewal. Liquid exfoliants are particularly good for acne as granular exfoliants can spread infection and irritate the skin. It’s amazing how much this product will clear your pores, reduce breakouts and congestion.

    Apply Blemish Treatment to affected areas morning and night – this is a must! Applied to freshly cleansed and compressed skin it will work deep in the pores reducing congestion, breakout and promoting skin healing.

    It’s also important to use a specialised moisturiser to help balance the oils in the skin. Sodashi’s Balancing Face and Neck Moisturiser gives you the perfect amount of hydration without leaving a greasy film on the skin. It’s our lightest moisturiser.

    Add a mask to your routine 1-2 times a week. For a deep cleanse choose Revitalising Yellow Clay Mask. It contains two clays to refine pores and plant essence Petitgrain which works beautifully to calm and heal an inflamed acne skin condition.

  4. kirsty says:

    Hi,
    Your products are amazing, and i take on board the above info 🙂
    Im 32 so i need to start looking at anti ageing products – do you still recommend the above?
    I have a few blemishes coming out, but i believe it is hormonel …
    Many thanks xx

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