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BioAroma Natural Cosmetics

BioAroma natural Cosmetics

BioAroma Natural Cosmetics made at Crete – Greece.

The Greeks are famous for their Knowlege of nature and Natural Cosmetics, Especially the cosmetics from Crete island. Crete has its own university in the capital Heraklion for chemistry and science students. So Because of the many graduate students, Crete has many creative and smart people who focus on cosmetics. Crete island is a treasure for people who love nature and natural and biological products. Famous is Crete for its olive oils, but also Honey, spices and herbs. They are available in uncountable different kinds and forms and species.

BioAroma Crete at Agios Nikolaos is one of those above mentioned special companies at Crete. Family owned small factory producing and developing only excellent 100% natural cosmetics, in small batches.  The small distillery for the production of essential oils is founded in May 2007 by its owner Manousos. Manousos born in Agios Nikolaos did his mid-school in Agios Nikolaos. After his mid-grade, he studied to become a fantastic chemist at the University of Heraklion the capital of Crete.

Distillery exhibition.

Manousos started BioAroma Crete with a distillery of Essential oils. Still today, their own distilled oils are the base for all their natural cosmetics. When you have the change to visit the amazing beautiful town of Agios Nikolaos for a holiday, don’t forget BioAroma. You can find their factory on the main road before you enter Agios Nikolaos. They are open 6 days a week and they have a little exhibition centre. At the exhibition, they show you the history and current way of distilling essential oils and you can see their modern distillery and factory at work.

bioaroma distillery agios nikolaos
BioAroma distillery Agios Nikolaos

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Distillery from BioAroma

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Essential oils from BioAroma

Products from BioAroma are all natural, made with ingredients found on the island of Crete. Beeswax, honey, olive oil and Almond oil, are a few of their main ingredients. Because of the combination of the main ingredients and their homemade essential oils they create amazing beneficial cosmetics for your skin. Products from their small factory are quickly becoming world famous. Yes. people from all over the world are ordering and enjoying their products. Products without any chemicals added and dermatologically tested. So no animals were harmed during the development of their natural cosmetics.

 

Discover all the benefits of BioAroma natural cosmetics Click here to see all the BioAroma products in our store.

Enjoy a 15% discount at check-out with coupon code BioAroma15

 

 

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Our collection BioAroma essential oils, for aromatherapy at home.

Our collection BioAroma essential oils, for aromatherapy at home.

Our collection BioAroma essential oils, for aromatherapy at home.

Aromatherapy; is a type of alternative medicine that uses essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds which are aimed at improving a person’s health or mood. Many consider this type of treatment as unscientific and wishful thinking – however, scientific evidence of its effectiveness is growing. This study acknowledged that aromatherapy makes you feel good although there was no evidence that it makes you well. The essential oils used in aromatherapy have a different composition compared to other herbal products because the distillation used in aromatherapy recovers the lighter phytomolecules

Aromatherapy is a widely used term for a range of traditional therapies that use essential oils. These may include massage oils, or any topical application that uses pure, essential oils – the essential oils are either absorbed through the skin or inhaled. We are not completely sure what the source of the benefit is – the massage, the smell or both.

 

The theory behind aromatherapy.
It is believed that the inhalation of essential oils stimulates the part of the brain connected to smell – the olfactory system; a signal is sent to the limbic system of the brain that controls emotions and retrieves learned memories. This causes chemicals to be released which make the person feel relaxed, calm, or even stimulated. If the aromatherapy includes massage the effect is to further relax the person.

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BioAroma Essential oils with a burner.

The BioAroma essential oils are said to have a direct pharmacological effect. Aromatherapists claim there is a synergy between the body and aromatic oils; however, there is no scientific proof that this is the case. Nevertheless, some preliminary clinical studies have revealed positive results.

Essential oils, phytoncides and other natural volatile organic compounds (VOCs) work differently. When targeting our sense of smell they activate the limbic system and emotional centres of the brain. When applied topically (onto the skin) they activate thermal receptors and destroy microbes and fungi. An internal application may stimulate the immune system (generally in the prescribed form).


Application of aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is generally applied in one of three ways:

  • Aerial diffusion – the oils evaporate into the air. The aim is to give the air a specific fragrance or to disinfect it.
  • Direct inhalation – the person breaths the evaporating oils straight in. This is commonly used for respiratory disinfection, decongestion, as well as for psychological benefits.
  • Topical applications – applied onto the skin. Commonly used for massage, baths, and therapeutic skin care. 

 

Our aromatherapy essential oil products;

Basil essential oil.
Properties: Basil essential oil is carminative, anti-spasmodic, analgesic, antibacterial, and ophthalmic.
Health benefits: It has long been used for skin care, indigestion, respiratory problems, infections, stress disorders, blood circulation issues, pain, and vomiting.

Bergamot essential oil.
Properties: It is considered deodorant, vulnerary, vermifuge, antibiotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, sedative, analgesic, antidepressant, disinfectant, febrifuge, cicatrizant, and digestive in nature.
Health benefits: Bergamot essential oil removes body odour, relieves spasms, suppresses pain, improves mood and fights depression, heals cuts and scars, and promotes efficient digestion

Cinnamon essential oil.
Properties: It is antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, astringent, anti-clotting, stimulating, cooling, and carminative in nature.
Health benefits: It is frequently employed as a brain tonic, as well as for respiratory problems, skin infections, blood impurity, blood circulation issues, infections, wound healing, pain relief, birth control, menstruation problems, breastfeeding, heart disorders, diabetes, colon cancer, indigestion, and as a relief for bad breath!

Citronella essential oil.
Properties: Citronella essential oil is an antibacterial, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and deodorant, all rolled into one. It is also diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, stomachic, stimulant, tonic and vermifuge. Perhaps most well known in recent years is its use as a very effective insect repellent.
Health benefits: This useful oil inhibits bacterial, microbial, viral & fungal infections while also killing insects, protecting wounds from becoming septic, relaxing spasms, soothing inflammations, eliminating body odour, stimulating perspiration, increasing urination and the removal of toxins from the body, reducing fever, and repelling insects. Finally, it is beneficial for good stomach health and digestion.

essential cypress oil.
Essential cypress oil.

Cypress essential oil.
Properties: It is considered an astringent, antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, diuretic, hemostatic, hepatic, styptic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor, respiratory tonic, and a sedative.
Health benefits: Cypress essential oil strengthens gums and contracts muscles, protects wounds from infections, clears spasms, removes body odour, increases urination, promotes perspiration, strengthens the respiratory system, and soothes inflammation.

Dittany essential oil.
Essential oil Dittany. Heal’s burns, wounds and bites of insects with an ointment of 15-30 drops of the essential oil in 50 ml. Almond oil.

Eucalyptus essential oil.
Properties: It has a number of important qualities, including anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and stimulating.
Health benefits: It is very useful in the treatment of respiratory problems, wounds, muscle pain, mental exhaustion, dental care, skin care, diabetes, fever, and intestinal germs.

Evening Primrose Oil.
Evening primrose contains essential fatty acids that are needed for reducing pain in the breasts. Take a few drops of this oil and apply it on the breasts gently.

Jasmine essential oil.
Properties: It is considered an antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, cicatrisant, expectorant, galactogogue, emenagogue, parturient, sedative and uterine.
Health benefits: Jasmine essential oil fights depression and uplifts mood, protects wounds, cures sexual dysfunctions, and increases libido. It also reduces spasms, heals scars and after marks, gives relief from phlegm and coughs, increases breast milk, and regulates obstructed menstrual cycles. The oil also eases the delivery of babies and labour pains, while sedating inflammation and nervous disturbances.

Juniper essential oil.
Properties: Juniper essential oil has long been known as an antiseptic, sudorific, antirheumatic, depurative, antispasmodic, stimulating, stomachic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, rubefacient, vulnerary and tonic.
Health benefits: This oil protects wounds against becoming septic, increases sweating, cures rheumatism and arthritis, purifies the blood, eliminates spasms, stimulates functions, and is good for the stomach. Juniper essential oil also makes gums stronger and stops haemorrhaging, reduces excess gas, promotes urination, brings colour to the skin, and generally promotes quick healing of wounds.

Lavender essential oil.
Properties: Lavender essential oil can be calming, sleep-inducing, analgesic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antifungal.
Health benefits: This oil is beneficial for the treatment of issues with the nervous system, insomnia, pain relief, urine flow, respiratory disorders, skin care, hair care, blood circulation, indigestion, and immune system health.

laurel essential oil
laurel essential oil.

Laurel pure essential oil.
Digestive Health: Bay leaves have a very strong effect on the gastrointestinal system, both stimulating urination as a diuretic, which decreases the toxicity of the body, but also stimulating vomiting (as an emetic) when something toxic has been consumed. Furthermore, the organic compounds found in bay leaves are very effective for settling upset stomachs, soothing irritable bowel syndrome, or even lessening the symptoms of Celiac’s disease. Some of the more complex proteins in our modern diet can be difficult to digest, but the unique enzymes found in bay leaves help to facilitate efficient digestion and nutrient intake.
Respiratory Conditions: When the essential oil of bay leaves is extracted, it can be mixed into a salve and applied to the chest to help alleviate various respiratory conditions. This can also be achieved with a poultice made of the leaves. Spread it on the chest and allow it to remain overnight. Inhaling the vapours has a similar effect to aromatherapy and can loosen up phlegm and eliminate dangerous bacteria that may be trapped in your respiratory tracts thanks to its natural antibacterial quality.

Lemon essential oil.
Properties: Lemon essential oil is an antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, aperitif, bactericidal, disinfectant, febrifuge, haemostatic, restorative, and a tonic.
Health benefits: This oil protects from wounds becoming septic, while inhibiting viral and bacterial growth, strengthening gums, and stopping hair loss. Furthermore, it lifts skin, induces firmness in muscles, stops haemorrhaging, fights infections, and cures fevers.

Lemongrass essential oil.
Properties: It is an analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactagogue, insecticidal, nervine, sedative, and a tonic.
Health benefits: Traditionally, lemongrass reduces pain, fights depression, inhibits microbial growth, reduces high fever, protects wounds from being septic, strengthens gums and hair and reduces haemorrhaging. This essential oil kills bacteria, eliminates gas, reduces body odour, promotes urination, reduces fever, stops fungal infections, increases milk, kills insects, strengthens nerves, soothes inflammation and nervous disturbances.

Mandarin essential oil.
Properties: It is famed for being an antiseptic, antispasmodic, circulatory, cytophylactic, depurative, digestive, hepatic, nervous relaxant, sedative, stomachic and a tonic.
Health benefits: This essential oil protects wounds against becoming septic, relaxes spasms, increases blood & lymph circulation, promotes growth & regeneration of cells, purifies the blood, facilitates digestion, and is good for the liver. Furthermore, it soothes inflammation and nervous afflictions, while being good for the stomach and generally toning up the body.

Neroli essential oil.
Properties: Neroli essential oil is an antidepressant, aphrodisiac, antiseptic, bactericidal, cordial, carminative, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, disinfectant, antispasmodic, deodorant, digestive, emollient, sedative, and a tonic.
Health benefits: It has been traditionally used to uplift mood and fight depression, and also as a way to enhance libido, protect wounds against infections, kill bacteria, and provide relief from gas. Furthermore, neroli essential oil speeds up the fading of scars and after marks promotes cell growth, fights infection, reduces spasms, eliminates body odour, improves digestion, takes care of skin, while soothing anxiety and inflammation.

Orange essential oil.
Properties: Orange essential oil is an anti inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, tonic, sedative and a cholagogue.
Health benefits: This oil traditionally is used to soothe inflammation, fight depression and uplift mood, protect against sepsis, enhance libido and as a cure for sexual dysfunction. Also, it gives relief from gas, increases urination and removes toxins, while toning up general health of the immune system, reducing emotional and nervous disturbances, increasing discharge and secretions from glands.

Essential oil oregano.
Essential oil oregano.

Oregano essential oil.
Properties: It is an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, emenagogue, and an anti-allergenic.
Health benefits: It is commonly used to inhibit viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections. Oregano essential oil also heals the damage done by oxidation, soothes inflammations, promotes digestion, opens up obstructed menstruation, and helps cure allergies.

Pine essential oil.
Properties: it is often used as an antibacterial, analgesic, diuretic, energizing, antiseptic, or aromatic substance.
Health benefits: It is commonly employed to help in skin care, cosmetics, increase of metabolism, pain relief, stress disorders, mental fatigue, urinary tract infections, and various respiratory problems.

Rose essential oil.
Properties: Rose essential oil has long been used as an antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, cholagogue, cicatrisant, depurative, emenagogue, haemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervine, stomachic, and a uterineoil substance.
Health benefits: Traditionally, it fights depression and uplifts mood, soothes inflammation due to fever, protects wounds against developing sepsis, relieves spasms, fights viral infections, enhances libido and cures sexual disorders, while tightening gums and muscles, and stopping haemorrhaging. Furthermore, it inhibits bacterial growth, promotes discharges and secretions, heals scars, purifies the blood, opens up obstructed menses, stops haemorrhaging, boosts liver health, cures constipation and nervous disorders, as well as being good for stomach and uterine health.

Rosemary essential oil.
Properties: Rosemary essential oil is great for stimulating hair growth, and as a disinfectant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, antibacterial, and analgesic substance.
Health benefits: It is very useful in terms of hair care, skin care, mouth care, anxiety, mental disorders, depression, pain, headache, rheumatism, respiratory problems, bronchial asthma, indigestion, and flatulence.

Sage essential oil.
Properties:  Sage essential oil is normally considered an antifungal, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, cholagogue and choleretic. It is also commonly used as a cicatrizant, depurative, digestive, disinfectant, emenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, and a stimulant substance.
Health benefits: It has been known to inhibit viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, and thus protects wounds against becoming septic, heals damages done by oxidation, soothes inflammation, clears spasms, increases the production of bile, and promotes digestion. Furthermore, it fights infections, opens up obstructed menstruation, cures coughs and colds, reduces fever, helps clear the bowels, stimulates discharges and generally boosts systemic functions.

Sandalwood essential oil.
Properties: It can be used as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, cicatrizant, carminative, diuretic, disinfectant, emollient, expectorant, hypotensive, memory booster, sedative and a tonic substance.
Health benefits: Sandalwood essential oil protects wounds from infection, soothes inflammations due to fever and other conditions, clears up spasms, tightens gums and muscles and helps stop hair loss.  It can also reduce the chance of haemorrhaging, heal scars and after marks, give relief from gas, increase urination, fight infections, and it keeps skin smooth & free from infections. Finally, sandalwood essential oil traditionally cures coughs and colds, reduces blood pressure, increases memory, soothes nervous disorders and inflammations, and boosts your immune system.

Savoury essential oil.
Properties:  This is steam-distilled from the leaves (the flowers too sometimes), and is pale orange. It is quite hot, like thyme, and a bit acrid. The principal constituents: Savory oil is extraordinarily high in phenols (like oregano and thyme) and other constituents are 30 – 40 percent carvacrol, 20 – 30 percent thymol, and cineol, cymene and pinene.
Health benefits: Because of the high phenol content, savory oil is very strongly antiseptic, again like oregano and thyme, but it must always be used in dilution. It is very useful for hastening the formation of scar tissue, and for treating bites, burns, ulcers and abscesses.

For cuts, have ready a small bottle consisting of 70 percent proof alcohol and 3 – 4 drops of savory essential oil. This will stop bleeding and stinging. Afterwards rub on an oil consisting of 10 ml (2 tsp) soy oil, 2 – 3 drops wheatgerm oil and 3 drops savory oil. This will help to heal.
A herb tea made with fresh savory is a great tonic in the morning. Add a drop of honey.

To make an aphrodisiac wine similar to that of the ancients, add 5 g (1/4 oz) savory leaves, 15 ml (1 tbsp) sugar or fructose, and 5 ml (1 tsp) Angostura bitters to a bottle of good port or Madeira. Steep for a while, then drink a glass when you need it.

Spearmint essential oil.
Properties: Spearmint essential oil is an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, emenagogue, insecticide, restorative, and stimulating substance.
Health benefits: It has been used to protect wounds from becoming septic, clears spasms, gives relief from gas, is good for the brain, opens up obstructed menses, kills insects, restores health and heals general wear and tear while stimulating discharge and systemic functions.

Tea tree essential oil
Tea tree essential oil.

Tea Tree essential oil.
Properties: Tea tree essential oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, fungicide, insecticide, antiseptic, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, stimulant, and sudorific in nature.
Health benefits: This oil is often used to inhibit bacterial, microbial, and viral infections, while also killing insects, protecting wounds from becoming septic, promoting absorption of nutrients, speeding up the healing rate of scars and after marks. Finally, it can cure coughs and colds, and it stimulates systemic functions and appropriate discharges.

Thyme essential oil.
Properties: This type of oil is an antispasmodic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, bactericidal, bechic, cardiac, carminative, cicatrisant, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic, and vermifugal substance.
Health benefits: It can be employed to eliminate spasms, give relief from rheumatism by removing toxins, protect wounds from becoming septic, and it kills bacteria. Thyme essential oil helps to cure chest infections, coughs and colds, is good for heart health, gives relief from excess gas, heals scars and after marks increases urination, regulates menstrual cycles, and cures coughs and colds.

Vanilla essential oil.
Properties: Vanilla essential oil is an antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anticarcinogenic, febrifuge, antidepressant, sedative, tranquilizing, and generally relaxing substance.
Health benefits: It has been used to neutralize the effects of free radicals and other oxidants, and it repairs damages due to oxidation while enhancing the libido and promoting sexual arousal. Furthermore, it inhibits the growth of cancerous cells, reduces fever, fights depression and uplifts mood, soothes inflammation and reduces nervous disorders, promotes sleep, and reduces the stress and anxiety through its soothing qualities.

Ylang Ylang essential oil.
Properties: This final essential oil is an antidepressant, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, nervine and sedative type of substance.
Health benefits: It fights against depression and uplifts mood, stops sebum secretion, protects against sepsis, increases libido and cures various sexual disorders, while also reducing blood pressure, curing nervous disorders, soothing inflammation and reducing the severity of nervous disorders.

 

What are the risks of aromatherapy?

It is important to follow the product instructions carefully. Concentrated products may be poisonous before dilution and should be handled with care. If you have any of the following conditions you should be extra careful/cautious about aromatherapy:
If you have an allergy or allergies.

If you suffer from hay fever (a type of allergy)

If you suffer from asthma

If you have skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis

Extremely cautious if You suffer from epilepsy

You suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure)

Have DVT (deep vein thrombosis)

You are breastfeeding

Your are pregnant

Aromatherapy does sometimes have side effects. However, they tend to be very mild and do not last long. These include nausea, headaches and some allergic reactions. 

Skin sensitivity to sunlight – essential oils derived from citrus may make the skin more sensitive to ultraviolet light, making the person more susceptible to sunburn

Some BioAroma essential oils may change the effectiveness of conventional medicines – if you are not sure, check with a qualified pharmacist or doctor.

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Mind Blowing Reasons Why Aloe Vera Is A Miracle Medicine Plant.

Mind Blowing Reasons Why Aloe Vera Is A Miracle Medicine Plant.

Mind-Blowing Reasons Why Aloe Vera Is A Miracle Medicine Plant.

Aloe Vera is not only extremely healthy for your organism, it is also easily found in grocery stores and you can grow Aloe Vera at your own home, as well.

If you are into growing your own plants, it is good to know that the Aloe Vera needs occasional watering, sunlight and a little fertilization.

By raising your own Aloe Vera, you are making sure that you are using 100% natural and organic products. If you have not been acquainted with this plant yet, it has small, wide leaves which are full of gel and can be easily collected for health purposes.

You can only split one leaf in half and squeeze the gel out of it- and you are done! To learn more on homegrown Aloe Vera you have to know all its benefits, so here is the full list:

Topical uses of Aloe Vera:

Treats acne and eczema
Reduces rashes, boils, and other skin irregularities
Helps burns heal
Stops bug bites irritation and itching
Hydrates the skin
Fills in wrinkles
Heal Wounds
Serves as a hair conditioner and shampoo against hair loss
Makes up a perfect shaving gel
Internal uses of Aloe Vera:

Boosts the immunity
Regulates the blood sugar
Prevents digestive disorders such as bloating, constipation, IBS and colitis, and soothes the stomach
Helps with reducing heartburn and indigestion
Improves the heart’s work and the blood’s quality
Keeps the gums healthy
Diminishes the risk for arthritis inflammation
Strengthens the urinary tract performance
Encourages the production of white blood cells
This plant originates from Northern Africa and the first uses of it were noticed back in the Egyptian Papyrus called ebers. These presented around twelve different recipes on how to use Aloe Vera to the best of its abilities.

From that point on, Aloe Vera has become the ultimate remedy for numerous diseases and found its place in both traditional and alternative medicine.

Moral of the story: avoid as much artificial medication as possible and try to use Aloe Vera instead for the best health benefits ever.

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HEATWAVE (discounts) are hitting Crete next week.

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Greek Islands in grip of a heatwave.

Holidaymakers in the Greek Islands are braced for a mini heatwave in July as temperatures are set to soar. Hot and humid weather is forecast for the rest of July according to the Hellenic National Meteorological Service. Weather watchers say temperatures could reach as high as 39°C on mainland Greece and thermometers will certainly top the 30°C mark on many of the Greek islands.

Those visiting the Greek islands will have the heat tempered slightly by fresh northerly winds that are expected to reach 8 Beaufort in the Aegean and 5 Beaufort in other parts.

The heatwave comes as the summer season approaches its peak. The thermometer could hit 38-39°C in north and west Greece.

The Meteorological Service has forecast clear skies, with temperatures in Athens of 20-35°C and of 20-34°C in Thessaloniki in mid-July. On the islands of the Cyclades and on Crete temperatures on are expected to top 30°C.

The average temperature across the Greek islands at the peak summer season in August is 25°C, with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C.

So time for a heatwave discount 35% off
Discount code: Heatwave

Valid from Sunday 17-07-2016 until Tuesday night 19-07-2016.
Discount is not valid on our food products.

Photo: Lasithi Plateau above Malia and Chersonisos, valley of a 1000 windmills.

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A delightful cup of biologic carob tea.

Carob Tea BIO - 500g
Carob Tea BIO - 500g
Carob Tea BIO – 500g

A delightful cup of biologic carob tea.

It’s fall again outside its cold and wet, inside its nice and warm and you can treat yourself on a delightful cup of hot carob tea.

Drinking a cup of carob tea after a meal can help to slow the release of sugars into the bloodstream, and helps to fend off cravings for sugar-laden desserts.

Ingredients:

  • Roasted, chopped carob pods.

100% organic and non organic.
Besides its health benefits, it makes a refreshing drink that can be consumed hot or cold as an ice-tea. Its preparation is simple. Wash the carob well and place 2 tablespoons of carob in one cup of hot water. Boil it for about 20 min, then filter it. If you prefer it cold, put some ice in it and wait until it cools. The carob spreads its sweetness into the water, thus there is no added sugar needed. On the other hand, if you like your tea even sweeter, use our carob syrup or carob honey to sweeten it. Further, after boiling, the carobs are so soft that you can eat them and enjoy a little sweet delight with your tea. Also, it can be used in cooking as a side dish.

Nutritional Analysis;

Sugar: 30- 40 %
Protein: 9.5%
Fat: 0.5 %
Carbohydrates: 80.9 %
Humidity: <5
Ash: 4.3 %
PH: 3 – 4

For a cup of carob tea

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Beeswax ointment against muscular pains.

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Beeswax ointment against muscular pains.

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beeswax-ointment-for-muscular-pains-40ml

Traditional Cretan beeswax ointment with olive oil and essential oils of  thyme, eucalyptus and mint.

For muscular pains and flu.

How we affect the muscle pain?
Saying muscle aches, pains or discomfort meaning in one of the muscles of the body or middle that become from:

  • Excessive exercise.
  • Handiwork.
  • Change of weather or
  • Due to stress.

All who have felt something of this, can understand the difficulty in moving, vivid grasping and discomfort that they offer. They affect us in our daily lives, in our work and our fun. We can easily give the solution to all these, massaging the beeswax ointment for muscular pains.

What is unique about the beeswax ointment muscle aches?

The beeswax ointment for muscle aches contains all these herbal ingredients, with absolutely natural and healthy relieve us and help us to unlock from the uncomfort we have.

Using :

  • Beeswax,
  • Oil and
  • Essential oils of thyme, eucalyptus and peppermint.

Use this beeswax ointment for relieving muscular aches and colds of any kind.

INCI LIST: Olea Europaea Fruit (Olive) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Arnica Cordifolia (Arnica) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf (Eucalyptus) Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf (Mint) Oil, Origanum Heracleoticum (Oregano)  Flower Oil.

Beeswax ointment for muscular pains

     

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    Set of 4 lip balms. Cherry, Coconut, Original, Strawberry.

    Set of 4 lip balms. Cherry, Coconut, Original, Strawberry.
    lip balms strawberry
    lip balms strawberry

    Set of 4 lip balms. Cherry, Coconut, Original, Strawberry.

    Our lip balms are made on the fertile island of Crete, famous for its quality beeswax and olive oil. Each lip balm is hand blended with Organic Olive Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Organic Argan Oil and Aloe Vera Butter and will leave your lips feeling hydrated. The Beeswax helps seal in moisture and shields your lips from all elements.

    If you don’t see the quantity require please contact us.

    Should you wish you have a customized label, please contact us. If you require a range of flavours you can just contact us with the flavours and amounts you require we are happy to oblige.

    Each lip is approximately 5gr. You can carry them everywhere as they fit nicely into a purse or pocket. They are great for all ages and can be enjoyed by Women, Men and children.

    Scents available are:
    Cherry, Coconut, Original, Strawberry.

    Our lip balms are great for party favors for Anniversaries, Baptisms, Bar Mitzvah, Birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Engagements, Graduations, Halloween, Hanukkah, Prom, New Baby, Class Reunions, Family Reunion, Retirement, St. Patrick’s Day, Sweet 16, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Wedding, Company Promotions, Advertising, Barbecues, Bridal Showers, Bachelorette Parties, Business Cards, Baby Showers, Birth Announcements, Spa Party, Hens Night, Girls Night Out or any event you can think of!

    Ingredients:
    Cretan Organic Olive Oil,
    Cretan Beeswax,
    Shea Butter,
    Organic Argan Oil,
    Aloe Vera Butter

    Directions:
    Apply as needed to moisturize dry lips and help them to feel soft and smooth again.

    Precautions:
    For external use only. Not recommended for those that have nut or bee allergies.
    Keep out of reach of children. Estimated shelf life is up to one year.

    Set Lip Balm

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      NOTIO Olive oil 500 ml.

      NOTIO Olive oil 500 ml, Notio Exclusive olive oil. - ilovecrete.gr
      NOTIO olive oils.
      NOTIO olive oils.

      NOTIO Olive oil 500 ml.

      Notio olive oil is a Greek premium extra virgin olive oil of a strictly limited production (1,600 kilos – 2,800 hand numbered bottles for the 2013/14 harvesting season) of the renowned Koroneiki variety. It is produced in a small, privately owned olive grove in the village of Agios Floros, Kalamata, by the Chrysikakis family.

      Our traditional natural cultivation, following an entirely hand-picked harvest process at precisely the right time, and using the direct cold extraction milling, results in this full, sumptuous, fruity, extra virgin olive oil with a minimal acidity (about 0.20, when the legal limit for this category can reach up to 0.80) and a high presence of polyphenols.

      We are passionate and dedicated to cultivating our land and producing our olive oil in a most sustainable manner. This guarantees a higher level of purity, quality, and taste for this flawless bottled extra virgin Notio olive oil.

      Characteristics;
      Monovarietal “Koroneiki” Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Kalamata region, extracted by a cold-pressing process.
      (During Malaxation and Extraction the olive paste was kept under 27ºC/81ºF).
      Average of harvested trees: 450
      Month of harvesting: November 2014

      NOTIO olive oils.
      NOTIO olive oils.

      Nutrition Facts;
      Acidity: 0,24 (at bottling, Jan. 2014)
      K270: 0,120
      DK: -0,005
      K232: 1,505
      Peroxide Value: 6.8
      Waxes: 38-40

       

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      Tagliatelles with shellfish.

      Tagliatelles with shellfish.

      Tagliatelles with shellfish is best served with seafood due to its delicious shellfish taste.

      Tagliatelles with shellfish.
      Tagliatelles with shellfish.

      It can be combined with any kind of vegetables,beans, fresh herbs and olive oil.

      We produce our pasta from the highest quality Greek traditional variety of durum wheat called “Mavragani”. The grain is stone ground into flour in order to maintain all of its natural characteristics.

      Our pasta production is made in small lots, slowly extruded through bronze dies in order to produce pasta with rough surface and exceptional texture which optimizes sauce adhesion.

      Finally pasta is slowly air dried at low temperatures ensuring that most of both natural aroma and flavor remain unharmed.

      Tagliatelles Ingredients:
      Durum wheat Mavragani, semolina, shellfish broth.

       

      Tagliatelles with shellfish

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        Olive leaf tea.

        NOTIO __Olive Leaf Tea__

        NOTIO olive leaf tea (35 gr.)

        Olive leaf tea has been enjoyed since the ancient times, in Greece and around the Mediterranean, as a full-flavoured,
        antioxidant and extremely healthy beverage. The olive leaf tea is a proven rich source of oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol as well as several other polyphenols and flavonoids, among the most powerful antioxidants and immunostimulators.

        Our Notio Olive Leaf Tea is a very special and unique product with a smooth, aromatic and a slightly bitter delicious taste. It is produced from the dried leaves of our sustainably grown olive trees, as well as the thick forests of wild olive trees in our family-owned estate in Kalamata, Greece.

        At the Notio οlive grove, we hand-pick selected new and tender leaves from our trees during late February through mid-May, in the morning hours, once the dews have dried.

        We naturally air dry the leaves for approximately four weeks, and keep them away from direct sunlight, so as to preserve their nutritional value. Then we pick every single leaf by hand, remove the stalks, slice, weigh, and pack without any mechanical means.

        Preparation;
        A full teaspoon (about 2 g) of dried olive leaves, makes 2-3 cups of olive leaf tea. Place the leaves in hot – not boiling – water. The leaves take a while to infuse (from 10 to 15 minutes). Strain and enjoy your healthy beverage, hot or refrigerated for an equally lovely iced tea.

        Characteristics;
        Variety: Koroneiki & wild olive trees (Olea oleaster)
        Harvest: Late February till mid May.
        100% Natural and Vegetarian product.
        This product does NOT contain sugar, alcohol, dairy, wheat or gluten.
        Caffeine and Tannin- free.
        No Artificial Ingredients.

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        “A taste of Crete”

        a taste of Crete.

        From the Island of Crete – Greece we bring you “a taste of Crete” a box full with 100% Natural and biologic products from the Island of Crete, ready for you to discover.

        Try now a fresh home-made hot cup of the famous Cretan Mountain tea, carob tea or the best 100% biologic coffee replacement carob caroffee. For the sweet lovers there is a jar of traditional Carob honey in the box to sweeten your tea or caroffee to your favorite taste.

        Treat yourself and family on a traditional home made Greek meal with our ready mixes consisting of only natural herbs and spices. Serve your family home made Tzatziki, served with Gyros or souvlaki, potatoes and chicken from the oven and served with a Greek salad. The chicken and souvlaki of course sprinkled and baked with traditional extra virgin olive oil from the mountains of Neapolis and your Greek salad sprinkled with our special olive oil mix with herbs for Greek salads.

        As a side dish with your family dinner some traditional green olives and some toast with black olive paste with Feta cheese. Your family will love you for this great meal and there are enough mixes for 3 meals for five guests in this box.

        Tread yourself as one of the Greek gods and discoverer the cleaning and heavenly scent of roses when you shower with our Glycerin soap with sea sponge, or traditional handmade olive oil soap both in this box. After the shower stay dry and fresh the whole day and use our 100% Natural crystal deodorant stick with essential sandalwood oil, suitable for him and her.

        Don’t forget before you leave the door to use some aloe Vera lip balm to attract that Greek god(dess) that you where looking for.

        Order the a taste of Crete box now for 99.00.

        What’s in the box ?

        Green olives 400 gr.
        Black olive paste with feta 100 gr.
        Mountain villages extra vigin oilive oil 750 ml.
        Mix for Tzatziki 140 gr.
        Mix for Greek Salad 45 gr
        Mix for Gyros- Souvlaki 60 gr.
        Mix for Patatoes 50 gr.
        Mix for Chicken  50 gr.
        Mountain tea 12 gr.
        Cretan diet olive oil for green salad 250 ml.
        Glycerin Face soap with Sea sponge-Rose 100 gr.
        Olive oil soap for Face & Body- Rose 90 gr.
        Natural Deodorant Crystal stick 120 gr.
        Carob honey 230 gr.
        Carob tea 500 gr.
        Caroffee 350 gr.
        Carob soap with Aloe vera 100-115 gr.
        Extra virgin olive oil Organic 250 ml. (CAN)
        Lip Balm Original. 8gr.

        Order the a taste of Crete box now for 99.00.

         

        A taste of Crete

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        Cretan Mountain Tea (Malotira).

        mountain tea
        mountain tea
        mountain tea

        A native of Greece and a selective few countries in Europe, Sideritis Syriaca – this is a very popular medicinal tea mostly known as “mountain tea”. It has a long list of beneficial properties, such as detoxifier, anti-anaemic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, disinfectant, bacteoriostatic, stimulant, and diuretic.

        The essential oil of Sideritis Syriaca is a very potent microbicidal and at the same time recognised for its ability to enhance bone strength and prevent osteoporosis. In order to provide these benefits, the administration of the herb should be on daily basis.

        Its anti-oxidant properties are put to good use in anti-aging herbal creams and lotions. It is also known to be able preserve the natural colour of the hair (preventing whitening) if used regularly. Sideritis Syriaca is also known to protect from sunburn, UV and generally skin diseases caused by over-exposure to the daylight/ sun UV radiation.

        A tea made out of this herb drank on regular basis would help keep the digestive system working perfectly well. It is also potent in treatment of a wide array of respiratory diseases, anxiety and symptoms of cold – sore throat, body ache and headache.

        Malotira herb.
        Malotira herb.

        Sideritis Syriaca has a special and very attractive smell for which reason it is used in many perfumes as well.

        Botanical Name: Sideritis Syriaca Common Name: Cretan Mountain Tea – Antiviral, Antibacterial, Diuretic, Tonic, Antioxidant, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Immune System, Colds.

        The Cretan Mountain Tea (Malotira) is being known since the age of Dioskourides (1st Century A.D), and took its name (Sideritis) from its ability to heal wounds made from iron pieces (sidiros means iron in Greek

        Glass of fresh mountain tea
        Glass of fresh mountain tea.

        language). According to greek tradition, it was used as a panacea for any illness, while recent studies have proved the special attributes of the plant. It will kill all kind of microbes, it will strengthen the bodys immune systen, it will give the body a boost, it is very good for colds in the winter and it is even good for eye problems if one rinses the eyes regularly with the tea.

        There has been some main research the last years which has uncovered many it its drastic ingredients and this has been proved by experiments. Around 99 different active ingredients has been idientified and one of the most interesting finds is that it can bee drunk in big doses and continually without negative effects. This means that it is an ideal herb to use in order to strenghten you bodys immune system and generally well feeling.

        Recent medical studies has also showed that this herb will fight cancer and will also help to cure and delay osteoporosis. The last finds about the positive effects as to osteporosis has been studied by a group of scientists at the University of Athens.

        Mountain tea.