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#22. June 22, 2022 ~ World Rainforest Day

What is a rainforest? Rainforests are characterized by a closed and continuous tree canopy, moisture-dependent vegetation, the presence of epiphytes and lianas and the absence of wildfire. Rainforest can be classified as tropical rainforest or temperate rainforest, but other types have been described. Estimates vary from 40% to 75% of all biotic species being indigenous to the rainforests.[1] There may be many millions of species of plants, insects and microorganisms still undiscovered… Fortsett lesing →

#21. WooCommerce / part 2

Introduction: See WooCommerce / part 1. The newest WordPress templates, not a good advise for a transition of an old theme During several months, I have been working at the WordPress Astra website in Cloudways. The template TwentyTwo had been advised by WordPress in a discussion with them about all the WooCommerce problems I met with this template,… Fortsett lesing →

#20. Arbor Day

«Arbor» is the Latin word for «tree». «Arbor» sounds a bit like the French word for tree: «arbre». On «Arbor Day» trees are planted, by groups of people, on well-chosen places. Of course one can plant a tree in one’s own garden, alone. How? There are important details to read about it. Arbor Day is… Fortsett lesing →

#19. WooCommerce / Part 1

Updated: June 13, 2022 Questions: Why took it such a long time before the Cretan-Garden shop could be opened? Answer: «Because of WooCommerce!» What is WooCommerce? WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. Launched on September 27, 2011, the plugin quickly became popular for its simplicity to install and customize and for… Fortsett lesing →

#18. Global Recycling Day

From the website: Global Recycling Day Excerpts: Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to help recognize, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet. Each year the ‘Seventh Resource’ (recyclables) saves over 700 million tonnes in CO2 emissions and this is projected to… Fortsett lesing →

#17. Women’s Health

Introduction to information about vulvovaginal (genital) health The following article about the role of female hygiene in vulvovaginal health is created by three employees of Reckitt Benckiser LLC[1], a company that manufactures cleaning products. The Company produces cleaners, disinfectants, and deodorizers for household use. Reckitt Benckiser’s products serve the chemical and household products industries. This… Fortsett lesing →

#16. Washing hair with herbal olive oil soap

Already for about four years I use handcrafted olive oil soap for the total body care, but I never dared to use it to wash my hair with, till some months ago. Before, I really believed that shampoos and only shampoos are good for hair, and used the shampoo that is promoted as the most… Fortsett lesing →

#15. Sustainability Day

Original article: What is Sustainability Day? Did you know we celebrate Sustainability day every year in October? Never heard of it? No worries, in fact sustainability day means: a day dedicated to being sustainable and rethinking our rituals and habits. The term sustainable contradicts the word waste, the throw-away society. Reuse, recycling, reduce are characteristics… Fortsett lesing →

#14. The colour of lavender soap

The first time I saw and smelled a real lavender[1] plant, was in the year 1986. The plant was growing against the outside wall of the gîte rural[2], where I stayed for some weeks together with my family. It was the only plant there. The gîte was located in the surroundings of the (then) small… Fortsett lesing →

#13. Wood ash

The most discussed and criticized part of the soap making process is the so-called lye. Lye is the chemical substance that transforms vegetable oil into soap. There are two kinds of lye: the lye from wood ash[1] —potassium hydroxide— and store-bought lye —sodium hydroxide—. The lye from wood ash is lesser caustic and should therefore… Fortsett lesing →

#12. Sappho, and the origin of soap

The following article is a machine-translation of «Η οικογενειακή επιχείρηση του Οδυσσέα Ελύτη που έφτιαχνε σαπούνια», «The family business of Odysseas Elytis who made soaps», published in News on July 21, 2017. Odysseas Elytis (1911-1996), was a Greek poet, essayist and translator.[1]. His real name is Odysseas Alepoudelis. The name Alepoudelis[Αλεπουδέλης] is also the name… Fortsett lesing →

#11. Shampoo

Shampoos are just another kind of soap, a liquid soap, and with as many chemicals as the most of the industrial soaps and detergents. Even the neutral shampoos can contain chemicals. Read therefore the information on the box or container before buying a soap or shampoo. Soap is per definition alkaline. Shampoos therefore as well…. Fortsett lesing →

#10. Rosemary-infused body oil

The benefits of the herb rosemary, or rosmarinus officinalis[1][2][3], were already hailed in the Minoan Civilization[4]. Rosemary is a kitchen herb, but a medicinal herb as well. Medicinal herbs[5][6][7][8] are available as tinctures, tablets, pills, teas and essential oils. These are for internal use, oral use. Essential oils however are also used externally. The term… Fortsett lesing →

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