Lets talk about tea…

Their are two ways on fixing tea. The one is called infusion and the other one decoction with water.

To make an infusion:

  • take 2-5 parts of herbs (ex Sage, Dittany etc.) in 100 parts of hot water (1 tea spoon of  grinded herb is for 1-2 cups of water).
  • The water must be 75-85 degrees, not boiling. More essential oils remain in our cup that way.
  • Let the herbs for 5 to 10 minutes and then serve.

To make a decoction:

  • take 2-5 parts of herbs to 100 parts water. Place the ingredients in a pot and let it boil on low fire for 10-15 minutes. Then serve.

Normally infusions are made from flowers or/and leaves and decoctions from herbal roots,barks or/and leaves.

So you are recommended to make infusions of herbs such as Sage, Dittany, Rosemary, Chamomile, Pennyroyal tea, Thyme, Malotira(mountain tea),Black tea, Green tea, White tea, etc. And decoctions of herbs such as valerian, wormwood, cinnamon etc.

Olive wood

Olive wood is a beautiful wood with grains of colours from cream through pink to black.

Olive trees are cut down only when they can not be harvested any longer. Most olive wood carvings come from the trimmings an essential proccess to health and proper growth of the trees.11825722_419433581582271_6778890536973265852_n

It was a branch of olive tree that was given as first price to the olympians, sympolizing wisdom, will and virtue.

Attached to the History and Religion of Greece for more than 3000 years, it is a part of the myth of Greece the Legendary land. The woods are coming mainly from the areas of Rethymnon and Chania because they have a different way of treatin

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g the trees. On these areas they let the trees to grow huge while on east side of Crete farmers keep on “cleaning” the trees very often.

 

 

Tip: “It is recommended to oil the wood product often. “Often” is determent on how often soap is used on it. So for example, if you soap a wooden product very often (every 2-3 days), you should oil it with sunflower oil every month one time. Correct way to do it is: put the wood in a container (baking dish), add a lot of oil over the wood (not till it covers it just enough to wet it all around), leave it for a night so it has time to drink the oil. next day wash it and its ready to use. ”

 

Όνος Care

For 5500 years the donkey milk is known for its nutritional and medicinal properties . The ancient Greeks considered it an excellent treatment for various diseases . Hippocrates recommended it for all kinds of diseases and ailments . 10805661_1500353540237725_1849491828862086030_nRomans praised as a luxury drink . Women were ” in love ” for the cosmetic properties, and were using it for the care of their skin . Even Queen Cleopatra bathed in donkey milk cause it gives youth and  shine to the skin.

Όνος care gives a variety of natural made cosmetics from donkey milk as face cream, soaps and lip-stick.

 

BioAroma

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Crete has been recognized as a botanical paradise because of its optimal climatic conditions and the quality of the earth. This herbal abundance was discovered over 4.500 years ago by the ancient Minoan Civilization of Crete. Minoans were the first cosmetic producers to create herbal creams, ointments, oils and remedies that they would offer to royalty and export to neighboring lands.

Bioaroma is an inspiration from the vast history and heritage that surrounds the land of Crete.

We have developed 100% natural herbal cosmetics based on research and archaeological finds that have been past down from generation to generation. Our aim is to take the bounty from the earth we cultivate, together with the traditions to our past and offer a handmade product with the distinct identity.

The natural raw materials and an abundance of the organic treasures Crete’s earth produces include-olive oi, beeswax, sage, dittany, labdanum gum…to name a few. These ingredients have inspired a range of products which offer a holistic approach to overall wellness. Our ingredients are utilized in a vertical integration of production, based on traditional methods combined with new technology-all this in order to maintain quality control and safety. No chemical preservatives, and so natural…that you can eat them.

Extra virgin olive oil from eastern Crete

Ierapetra is the most south-eastern city of Europe and is commonly called “the daughter of the Libyan Sea.”
Within this region the variety Koroneiki is cultivated, characterized by an intense aroma in addition to a fruity and spicy taste sensation.
Koroneiki has the highest percentage of polyphenols, which has been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.kritiko-ekseretiko-partheno-elaiolado-1-litro-azorias-1
Olive trees and oil production in our region have dated back to the Minoan era and in Eastern Crete, in the Azoria region, the oldest olive tree, of over 3500 years, can be found .

 

Mirtos thyme honey

Mirtos and its surrounding area’s are full of blooming flowers thanks to a generous rainfall during the winter. Spring is in the air and the bee’s are filling their baskets full with pollen.10402924_1626225980950529_1844656039629051456_n

Pollen Baskets

Bee’s can collect a large amount of pollen that can be stored on their hind legs. Honey bee’s have a specialised structure (pollen baskets) to carry pollen from flowers back to the hive, where it is used to feed young developing bees in the colony.

It takes about 60,000 bees, collectively traveling up to 55,000 miles and visiting more than 2 million flowers, to gather enough nectar to make one pound of honey.

The bee’s go to amazing lengths to produce this beautifully sweet substance that’s packed with enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids that offer fantastic health benefits.

Truly fascinating little creatures.

Oak honey!

The Oak Honey is one of the richest honey in antioxidant properties and characterized as a honey of exceptional nutritional value. In Europe is available from health food stores. Stimulates the human organism and has an increased number of trace elements (such as potassium, magnesium, iron, etc.). It has a very specific aroma and flavor, and is very dark colored honey! Oak Honey, although our country is very rich in oak forests, consider a rare variety of honey.2373