Green Apple - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Green Apple

Green Apple

Published May 31, 2007

Green Apple’s sign reads: Aromatherapy, Massage oil, Bath oil, Romance. The tiny organic shop on Laugavegur sells a range of products aimed at health and wellbeing. The selection includes massage and other relaxation products such as: essential oils, bath products, oil burners, steam vaporisers, as well as environmentally friendly laundry and cleaning products. Packaged foods and drinks include herbal teas, soy products and wheat-free pastas.
The store also stocks the Aromatic Herbal Pack range by Arose. The packs can be used for general relaxation or to improve blood circulation, muscle tension and spasms, back and period pains, and migraines. The range includes eye pillows, shoulder and back packs, and wrist packs – placed on your mouse pad to support the wrist when using the computer. The packs, which can be put in the microwave to be used as a heat pack or in the freezer to be used as a cold pack, consist of brown rice, ginger, mint, wansaolong, lemon balm and lemon grass.
The 18-month-old addition to the downtown shopping district sources most of its products from an organic farm in Thailand. Store owner Linda Friðriksdóttir, who swears by the effectiveness of her products, says she opened the store after getting sick herself. She found it difficult to find chemical-free products which would help her to recover. “The drink and foods in Iceland have a lot of additives [so] I started to bring organic food produce to Iceland,” she said. For such a small store, this place offers a great range.

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