#24. Mobiltelefonen og nettbutikken Cretan-Garden

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hjemmesiden starter jeg med å nevne at på denne nettsiden er ikke WordPress-innstillingene for telefonbruk aktivert, og hvorfor ikke. Jeg viser til bloggartikkelen om at mobiltelefoner ikke er bærekraftige. Men det er mer: siden 1970-tallet, så for mer enn 50 år siden, har det blitt utført uavhengig vitenskapelig forskning på virkningen av menneskeskapte industrielle elektromagnetiske felt på menneskers helse. Siden den gang har tusenvis av studier, som advarer mot helsefarene ved EMF, blitt publisert i PubMed, Research Gate, Science Nature, De Gruyter, etc.. Disse studiene har økt enormt, spesielt etter at internett ble lagt til en mobiltelefon , så med introduksjonen av «Generasjonen», 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G og nå 5G-telefoner.

Tabell: verdensomspennende mobildatabruk, fra 2011-2025 / Se også: Statista

Advarslene er svært alvorlige. Seriøst nok til å seriøst vurdere hva du skal gjøre med den mobiltelefonen: samarbeide med telekomindustrien, ja eller nei. På bekostning av egen inntekt, ja eller nei, fordi kunder som bruker mobilen som datamaskin ikke vil like den, og forlate nettsiden.

Jeg har bestemt meg for «nei», for ikke å samarbeide med telefonbransjen som optimaliserer og utvider tilgjengeligheten for kunder og bedrifter. Fordi en mobiltelefon også gir tilgang til nettbank, stenger jeg en stor dør for meg selv her, døren til mer salg av produktene mine. Min bevissthet sier at dette er riktig.
Jeg gir meg ikke.
Hvis jeg gir etter for kundenes bekvemmelighet og dermed bidrar til de påviste farene for menneskers, dyrs og planters helse, er jeg medskyldig i disse konsekvensene. Fordi jeg kjenner disse konsekvensene, etter å ha studert vitenskapelige dokumenter om de biologiske effektene av EMF av toppforskere daglig, i fem år nå, fra og med 2017, kan jeg si at jeg vet i dybden hva jeg skriver om. Ikke bare her, men spesielt i bloggen min Multerland.

Hvilke helsefarer er involvert?

Når du tar en titt på Multerland-bloggen, spesielt arkivene fra 2017 – nåtid, og hvis du også vil ta en titt på listen over lenker som er samlet i «EMF-lenker», og vil også se og lytte til videoene og spillelistene som Jeg har publisert i YouTube-kanalen Multerland, så her, da er du så godt informert at du er i stand til å bedømme selv, og å forstå at mobiltelefoner virkelig er en fare for menneskers helse, alt liv, og at jeg ville være en hykler hvis jeg var enig med en mobiltelefoninnstilling på denne nettsiden, hvor jeg selger økologiske produkter (naturvennlig).

Kjente helsefarer: kreft, DNA-skader, overvekt, hudproblemer (eksem, rød hud, tørr hud), munn: sår, blemmer og metallsmak i munnen, hjertebank, pusteproblemer (astma), svimmelhet, tinnitus, neseblødninger, (alvorlig) hodepine, grå stær, uskarpt syn, infertilitet, fødselsskader, spontanaborter, leddsmerter, svekkelse av beinmineraltetthet, nevrologiske lidelser som ADHD, oksidativt stress, tretthet, søvnforstyrrelser, depresjon, angst, problemer med konsentrasjon og fokus, nummenhet , etc. Anbefalt: Blogg Einar Flydal, Nettsted EMF-consult, Nettsted Folkets Strålevern, Nettsted FELO

Fordi jeg jobber med ethernet, på en brukt og kablet bærbar datamaskin, vet jeg at det er mulig å bruke internett uten mobiltelefon, uten Wi-Fi, og med enda raskere OG sikrere internett. I tillegg er skjermen på en bærbar datamaskin minst seks ganger større enn skjermen på en mobiltelefon. Og: en bærbar datamaskin koster i dag halvparten av hva en mobiltelefon koster. .
Jeg har en brukt mobiltelefon for nødstilfeller. Også for mottak av tekstmeldinger fra postselskaper når en pakke har kommet til postkontoret. Også for å motta bekreftelseskoder for å logge på WordPress. Det er alt. Mobiltelefonen min er stort sett i flymodus.

Mobilapper

Det som gjør mobiltelefonbruk enda mer problematisk, er appene for sosiale medier som kan installeres på den, som Facebook og Instagram. Apper gjør mobiltelefonen til en uunnværlig dings som er på 24/7/365. Brukere blir avhengige, får et forvrengt syn på virkeligheten, og ender opp med å bli pasienter. En app som heter Vipps, er veldig populær i Norge. Betalinger skjer med denne appen, overalt, også til nettbutikker, men den nettbutikken må eie en mobiltelefon med aktivert internettforbindelse og installert Vipps-app. Det er derfor ikke mulig å betale med Vipps når du bestiller produkter i Cretan-Garden nettbutikk. Betalinger er kun mulig med bankoverføring. Kontonummeret finner du i bunnteksten.

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#24. The mobile phone and my webshop n

On the homepage I start with the mention that on this website the WordPress settings for telephone use are not activated, and why not. I refer to the blog article (when in the post, scroll down for English) that mobile phones are not sustainable. But there is more: since the 1970s, so, more than 50 years ago, independent scientific research has been conducted into the impact of man-made industrial electromagnetic fields on human health. Since then, thousands of studies, warning against the health hazards of EMF, have been published, in PubMed, Research Gate, Science Nature, De Gruyter, etc.. Those studies have increased enormously, especially after the addition of internet to a mobile phone, so with the introduction of the «Generation», the 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G phones.

Table: worldwide mobile data usage, from 2011-2025 / See also: Statista

The warnings are very serious. Serious enough to seriously consider what to do with that mobile phone: cooperate with the telecom industry, yes or no. At the expense of my own income, yes or no, because customers who use their mobile as a computer will not like it, and leave the website.

I have decided not to cooperate with the telephone industry that optimizes and expands accessibility for customers and companies. Because a mobile phone also provides access to internet banking, I close a big door for myself here, the door to more sales of my products. My consciousness says this is correct.
I don’t yield.
If I yield to the convenience of customers, thereby contributing to the proven dangers to human, animal and plant health, then I am complicit in those consequences. Because I know those consequences, after studying scientific documents about the biological effects of EMF by top scientists daily, for five years now, starting in 2017, I may say that I know in depth on which I am writing. Not only here, but especially in my blog Multerland.

What health hazards are involved?

When you take a look at the Multerland blog, especially the archives from 2017 – present, and if you also would take a look at the list of links as collected in «EMF links», also would watch and listen to the videos and playlists that I have published in YouTube channel Multerland, so here, then you are finally so well informed that you are capable to judge for yourself, and to understand that mobile phones are indeed a danger to human health, all life, and that I would be a hypocrite if I agreed with a mobile phone setting on this website, where I sell ecological products.

Known health hazards on this moment: cancer, DNA damage, obesity, skin problems (eczema, red skin, dry skin), mouth: sores, blisters and metallic taste in the mouth, palpitations, problems breathing (asthma), dizziness, tinnitus, nose bleeds, (severe) headache, cataract, blurred view, infertility, birth defects, miscarriages, joint pain, weakening of bone mineral density, neurological disorders like ADHD, oxidative stress, tiredness, sleeping disorders, depression, anxiety, problems with concentration and focusing, numbness, etc.

Because I work with ethernet, on a (second-hand) cabled laptop, I know that it is possible to use internet without a mobile phone, without Wi-Fi, and with even faster AND safer internet. In addition, the screen of a laptop is at least six times bigger than the screen of a mobile phone. And: a laptop nowadays costs half of what a mobile phone costs. .
I have a cell phone for emergencies. Also for receiving text messages from postal companies when a package has arrived at the post office. Also for receiving verification codes to log in to WordPress. That’s all. My mobile phone is mostly in fly-modus.

Cellphone apps

What makes cellphone use even more of a concern, are the social media apps that can be installed on it, such as Facebook and Instagram. These apps make the cellphone an indispensable gadget that is on 24/7/365. Users become addicted, get a distorted view of reality, and end up being patients. An app called Vipps, is very popular in Norway. Payments are made with this app, everywhere, including to webshops, but that webshop must own a cellphone with an activated internet connection and an installed Vipps app. It is therefore not possible to pay with Vipps when you order products in the Cretan-Garden webshop. Payments are only possible with a bank transfer. The account number can be found in the footer.

#23. Mobiltelefoner er ikke bærekraftige

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Les ågso: #15. Bærekraftsdagen

Bærekraftsdagen feires 26. oktober. Cretan-Garden-såpene er økologiske og bærekraftige: de er laget av organisk olivenolje, organiske urter og organiske eteriske oljer. Oljen og urtene, som har en holdbarhetsdato, er omgjort til et bærekraftig produkt, nå som de har blitt brukt som råvarer til den håndlagde såpen, som ikke har noen holdbarhetsdato.

Viktig kunngjøring: Innstillingene for mobilbruk er deaktivert på nettstedet til Cretan-Garden. Dette har en grunn:

Mobiltelefoner er ikke bærekraftige, ikke økologiske, forurenser miljøet, er knyttet til menneskerettighetsbrudd, barnearbeid, folkemordet i den Demokratiske Republikken Kongo, og fremskynder klimaendringene. Råd: besøk denne nettsiden med en datamaskin, helst koblet til Ethernet.

Helse – Mobiltelefoner, alle trådløse enheter, Wi-Fi, smartmålere og mobiltårn forårsaker helseproblemer. Strålingen disse forårsaker er menneskeskapt og samsvarer ikke med den naturlige elektrisiteten i naturlige organismer til mennesker, dyr og planter, insekter, amfibier, fugler, fisk, hvaler etc. Lenker

Sikkerhetsretningslinjene er ikke pålitelige – Sikkerhetsretningslinjene blir utarbeidet av ICNIRP[liste over 59 parafraser med påstander mot ICNIRP][rapportere], en gruppe med interessekonflikt med telekomindustrien, som er telekom-økonomi vennlig, men ikke helsevennlig: de avviser tusenvis av (alarmerende) uavhengige vitenskapelige studier om biologiske effekter av EMF. ICNIRP validere kun de termiske effektene. Dette har banet vei for en enorm vekst i telekom økonomi.

Norge’s DSA følger ICNIRPs retningslinjer. Det betyr at Norge tåler alt for høy stråling. Fordi ICNIRP har et omfang som er verdensomspennende, kan vi konkludere med at strålingen fra mobiltelefoner, trådløse bærbare datamaskiner og datamaskiner, iPads, rutere, videre fra mobiltårn, smartmålere, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 5G og fra satellittene i verdensrommet, utgjør en trussel mot et sunt liv på jorden for alle livsformer.

Klimaendringer – Telekomindustrien skaper også et enormt karbonavtrykk, akselererer global oppvarming, og bruker alt for mye vann mens vann blir knappere i et økende antall land.

Konfliktmineraler – Mobiltelefoner inneholder konfliktmineraler. Disse utvinnes under svært farlige forhold, av barneslaver. Minene er farlige og korridorene for trange for voksne. Totalt mistet 6.000.000 mennesker livet i Kongo på grunn av utvinning av coltan, mineralet som trengs for batteriet i mobiltelefonen din. Kilde

Ikke bærekraftig – Mobiltelefoner i seg selv er ikke bærekraftige: spesielt Apple produserer telefoner med batteri som er limt inn, slik at fagfolk som jobber i grønne verksteder ikke kan reparere dem. Det trengs en Apple-«ekspert» til dette, og praksis viser at svaret ofte er at telefonen ikke lar seg reparere, selv om den er det. OBS: Det er selskaper som selger «bærekraftige» og «etiske» mobiltelefoner. Dette er basert på feilinformasjon.
Mer om dette snart.

Ytterligere:

Stråling synliggjort. Ikke på bildet: mobilmaster

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Read also: #15. Sustainability Day

#23. Cellphones are not sustainable

Sustainability Day is celebrated on 26 October. Cretan-Garden soaps are organic and sustainable: they are made from organic olive oil, organic herbs and organic essential oils. The oil and herbs, which have an expiration date, have been transformed into a sustainable product, now that they have been used as raw materials for the handmade soap, which has no expiration date.

Important announcement: The settings for mobile use are disabled on the Cretan-Garden website. This has a reason.

Cell phones are not sustainable, not ecological, pollute the environment, are linked to human rights violations, child labor, the genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and accelerate climate change. Advice: visit this website with a computer, preferably connected to Ethernet.

Health – Cell phones, all wireless devices, Wi-Fi, smart meters and cell towers cause health problems. The radiation these cause is man-made and does not match the natural electricity in natural organisms of humans, animals and plants, insects, amphibians, birds, fish, whales etc. Links

Safety guidelines are not reliable – The safety guidelines are drawn up by ICNIRP[list of 59 paraphrases with claims against ICNIRP][report], a group with a conflict of interest with the telecom industry, which is telecom-economy friendly but not health friendly: they reject thousands of (alarming) independent scientific studies on biological effects of EMF. ICNIRP only validates the thermal effects. This has paved the way for enormous growth in the telecom economy.

Norway’s DSA follows the ICNIRP guidelines. This means that Norway tolerates far too much radiation. Because ICNIRP has a worldwide scope, we can conclude that the radiation from mobile phones, wireless laptops and computers, iPads, routers, further from mobile towers, smart meters, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 5G and from the satellites in space, constitute a threat to a healthy life on earth for all life forms.

Climate change – The telecoms industry also creates a huge carbon footprint, accelerates global warming, and uses way too much clean water while clean water is becoming scarcer in a growing number of countries.

Conflict minerals – Mobile phones contain conflict minerals. These are extracted under very dangerous conditions, by child slaves. The mines are dangerous and the corridors too narrow for adults. A total of 6,000,000 people lost their lives in the Congo due to the extraction of coltan, the mineral needed for the battery in your mobile phone. Source1 Source2 Source3

Mobile phones are not sustainable – Apple in particular produces phones with batteries glued in so that professionals working in green workshops cannot repair them. An Apple «expert» is needed for this, and practice shows that the answer is often that the phone cannot be repaired, even if it is. Attention: there are companies who sell «sustainable» and «ethical» cellphones. This is based on misinformation.
More on this soon.

Additional:

Invisible electromagnetic radiation made visible. Not on the picture: celltowers, base stations.

#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. To make a shampoo more neutral, by lowering the alkalinity, the industry uses mostly chemicals, acidic chemicals. To make a shampoo lather the industry adds special chemicals, named sulfates. An informational article about it: The facts about shampoo lather. Lather is not a guarantee that your hair and scalp become clean though.

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

Shampoos, all sorts of shampoos, the many brands, all are claiming to be the best for your hair, offering for every hair type another shampoo, another conditioner, another hair mask. I have used for as long as they exist pH nautral shampoos, hair conditioners, masks, but my hair was, despite the neutral pH of the shampoos, and the beautiful natural conditoners, and masks, never really okay. My hair is thick, curly, dry, fluffy, and now I am becoming grey it is even dryer. I have tried everything. Because of the mentioned characteristics of my hair it is impossible to have it long. Not even half long.

Herbal olive oil soap as a shampoo bar

I have started lately to use my own herbal olive soap for hair washing, to see what happens. It looks better and better. . The most significant difference is that I do not need to wash my hair more than once per week. My hair looks and feels normal, is so much easier to be dressed. I was wondering why.

Though pH neutral shampoos can be used every day, the question is if washing your hair every day is really okay for hair and scalp. My thoughts go far back in time when hair was washed just once per week. That had a reason: the skin of the scalp is not the same skin as on the rest of your body. Every single hair is growing out of the scalp-skin and it is the skin that keeps the hair in a good condition. We need indeed hair conditioners and hair masks when we wash the hair daily. But if we offer the skin of the scalp the time to do their work in their own natural way, and if we do not immediately destroy their work, by daily taking away what the skin itself produces, namely sebum, we do not need hair conditioners as we do now. Daily washing the hair is maybe okay according to shampoo manufacturers, but it is a matter of logic thinking that the natural resistance of the skin and the hair will decrease because of exhaustion, or will become overactive at the very beginning, when the daily shampoo attacks start, even when the shampoo is pH neutral. Using a neutral shampoo once per week was for me not the solution. Reason to use it more. And that did not work either.

A natural conditioner: argan oil

My own experiences with my oily cold process herbal olive soaps are that washing my hair with it once per week is really enough. After making my hair towell dry I use a teaspoon pure argan oil and spread it over and through the towel-dry hair and massage it into the scalp and hair. I let the hair dry naturally. My fluffy, dry hair is gone, but I expect that hte condition of my hair will improve more. In a few weeks I will add an update here.

To make it more personal I have added about 20 drops of rosemary essential oil to the 50 ml bottle, and stirred it very good. Argan oil and essential oils can be bought at House of Deli, Crete:

Additional information

  1. What ages hair? – PubMed
  2. Hairloss due to electromagnetic radiation from overuse of cellphone – ResearchGate

My personal experiences with EMF and hair loss: during the time that I was not aware of the impact of EMF on my health, not informed about symptoms of overradiation, I was indeed losing so much hair that I was wondering what was going on. I have written about this in my blog Multerland, in several posts[Archives 2017-2018]. It was the start of a private study about EMF. The consultation of an osteopath was helpful to stop my bad physical condition: she worked on my scalp, neck, and it felt as if a layer of glass broke and my scalp was back to normal again. After several treatments my hair was growing again. The new hair looked like baby hair, but after some months it was back to normal. The only way to get rid of the effects if wireless radiation is to live in an EMF free environment. I bought the Acousticom2. This calibrated device is able to measure EMF. In this way I could find the rooms where the radiation is almost zero, or at least the less, where to put the bed, where the desk with computer. Of course all wireless is turned off, the smart meter is turned off, the Wi-Fi is turned off, also in the computer and printer. All is cabled, I do not have internet on my cellphone and mostly the cellphone is on flymodus.

#09. The Minoan Lady

In September 2015 I was for a week on Crete and visited Knossos, and the Minoan Palace, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site[11]. I had already seen many pictures of the palace on the web, but when there I was touched by the atmosphere in a surprising way. Because thousands of tourists visit this site day after day, and so many tourist buses and cars fill the parking places, I expected that it would become a noisy, stressy experience, but the visitors were silent, calm, and did not even talk with each other. The atmosphere was so intense peaceful that it is justified to comparethe site with a holy place. I remember what I once read about powerful energy spots on earth, in the magnetic field of the earth, in the soils, and all the layers beneath the surface.

Monasteries were also built on these special spots. Stonehenge[12] is another example. The Minoans who lived in the palace of Knossos were highly civilized, not only rationally, but also spiritually. Priestesses were also living in the palace of Knossos, an enormous complexity of buildings with even four storeys. The Minoan Lady, also named La Parisienne, was a priestess[1]. Continue reading below the picture.


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Cretan Garden

When I decided to start a web shop to sell the seven soaps, made out of Cretan olive oil, herbs and essential oils, and searching for the picture that could be used for the logo, the icon in the media and blog, my thoughts went almost immediately to that one picture[17] that I made in the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion, in 2015. It was an intuitive choice. For me the Minoan Lady was and is what I would like to represent in my products: ethics, values, respect, dignity, esthetics, beauty.

It is a pity that I lost the article that I once read about Minoan priestesses in Knossos and their role in the herb garden: only priestesses were allowed to pick the herb salvia fruticosa, or Greek sage. For that sage ritual they had to wear a white dress, because that herb was holy. When I smelled dried Greek sage some years ago -for the first time in my life- I understood. Because of that intense smell I also understand why it is used in rituals to clean the atmosphere in rooms, in buildings with negative energies, graveyards, in a diversity of cultures, world wide[16].


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The use of soap in the Minoan Civilization

It is not certain if the Minoan Lady has used soap herself. There is nothing written about the use of soap in the palace of Knossos, though the first soaps seem to have been made in Greece, during the Minoan time. Here are some articles with information that explain for instance the use of salt in bathing rituals:

«Before modern medicine, salt water treated patients as a healing remedy. Before modern spa day, firm believers of its healing created a concept of therapeutic bathing. In order to cleanse the body, they infused salt with herbal blends, lavender and bay laurel leaves that extracted daily toxins. Another contribution salt progressed into was basic soap making. Dated around 2800 BC, the Greeks were one of the first soap makers who created mixtures of alkaline salts with local vegetable oils, animal fats and wood ashes to form soaps and detergents. By contrast, today an individual uses soap for bathing or personal hygiene, in ancient times, it was produced for cleaning cooking utensils, goods and medicinal purposes.»[18]

«The oldest archaeological findings in Europe related to bathing habits date from the Bronze Age (2,400–800 BC). In the palaces of Knossos and Phaistos in Crete, the population of the Aegean Minoan civilization has left traces of special chambers devoted to bathing. Alabaster bathtubs excavated in Akrotiri (in Santorini Island), as well as wash basins and feet baths, showed how people from the Minoan civilization maintained their personal hygiene.»[19]

«Lustral Basins were first identified by Arthur Evans[15] at Knossos and consist of a sunken rectangular room reached by an L-shaped or dog-legged stairway. There is often a balustrade running alongside the stairway, normally ending with a pilaster supporting a column. All of the examples at Knossos, like the one at Mallia (above) were lined with gypsum and so Evans thought they were used for bathing—a clay tub was even found in one of them. However, a few of them were found in areas of the palace, the Throne Room for example, where relaxing in the tub seems unlikely. In those cases Evans believed they were used for ritual purification through lustration—hence the name»[20]


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Sources and additional information

  1. Minoan woman or goddess from the palace of Knossos (“La Parisienne”) – Khan Academy
  2. Appendix Two, La Parisienne – Erenow, Biographies and Memoires
  3. Knossos and the Minoan Civilization – World History
  4. Journal article – Water, Fertility and Purification in Minoan Religion – Oxford University Press
  5. How ‘ritual’ were the Palaces? – The Secret of Civilization
  6. Minoan Religion, Ritual, Image and Symbol – Nanno Marinatos, Academia
  7. Hydro-technologies in the Minoan Era – IWA
  8. Minoan civilization – YouTube playlist
  9. Archaeological Museum Heraklion – Photo album Flickr
  10. Minoan Art, Archaeological Museum Heraklion – Photo album Flickr
  11. The archaeological site of Knossos, Crete – Photo album Flickr
  12. Stonehenge – Wikipedia
  13. Herbs for health and beauty in Minoan Crete – Explore Crete
  14. The Minoan Harem : the Role of Eminent Women and the Knossos Frescoes [article] – Nanno Marinatos
  15. Sir Arthur Evans and Minoan Crete – Nanno Marinatos
  16. Salvia fruticosa and rituals – Scholarly articles
  17. Picture Minoan Lady – Flickr
  18. Importance of salt in Ancient Greece – Greek Boston
  19. Ancient Greek and Roman bathing – Blog Stella
  20. Lustral Basins in Knossos – Odyssey

#06. Essential oils and their aroma

A short history

The use of aromatic plants and trees, goes far back in history, to the time of the Egyptians and Babylonians, 3000 – 4000 before Christ. It is told however that the oldest knowledge of essential oils.is to be found in China.

The Egyptians used the essential oils from plants and resins to mummify the dead, because of the cleansing and anti-sceptic properties. Cleopatra used essential oils to enhance her attraction. Also in the bible essential oils are mentioned, like myrrh, incense, cloves, sandalwood, rose, and cedar.

Those who worked as perfumers during the Black Death plague epidemic were not contaminated by the plague: they inhaled the aerosols which were mixed with the anti-sceptic aerosols from the plants while working with it, and also the anti-sceptic properties of the plants entered the body via the skin.[Additional: The Forgotten Pollution: Dr. Schnabel’s Hepa Filter]

Essential oils

Essential Oils are the highly concentrated, volatile, aromatic essences of plants. Essential oils are derived from the leaves, flowers, wood, seeds, roots, bark and resins of trees and plants.. Essential oils are composed out of diverse aromatic volatile liquids, which are distracted from the plant parts via steam distillation. To create one litre essential oil one needs many kilos aromatic plants. To create one litre of for instance rosemary oil one needs 50 kilos rosemary leaves, and about 5000 kilos for a rose and jasmine oil.

Essential oils and the chakras

There is hardly any information about essential oils in the combination with the term «chakras«. There seem to be essential oils however that could be helpful in the healing of blocked or disbalanced chakras. I have just one but excellent advice: the smell you are searching for on that moment, and absolutely your favourite, fits for all chakras. If you want to read more about it then this article could be helpful.

Hydrosols

Hydrosols, also known as «flower waters,» or «herbal waters», are the water condensates from the steam distilling process of essential oils. Hydrosols have similar properties and scents to essential oils, but these aromatic waters are much less concentrated. Hydrosols are especially suited for children, because they can hardly create irritations. One or two soup spoons in a baby bath are helpful in cases of inflammations, or eczema. Consult a certified aroma therapist for the right information before experimenting with it. The pH values of hydrosol varies from 4,4 to 7. This means that it could neutralize a too alkaline skin or a too acidic skin, into a natural skin condition. Read more about the pH value in Scientific Research, scroll down to pH values.

Aroma therapy

The use of essential oils is rather safe when using these in an aroma lamp diffuser, or in massage oils and body-oils, if one is following up the advice about the total of drops on a certain total of water for a bath, footbath, or aroma lamp. Also when using essential oils in a carrier oil, like olive oil, to create a body-oil or a massage-oil, or to dilute it for just a small spot on the skin, one must be well informed about the total of drops essential oil on how much carrier oil. Internal use of essential oils is dangerous, unless one follows up the advice of a well-trained and certified aroma therapist.

Photo by Anna Tarazevich from Pexels

Quality criteria

There are many different brands on the market with all several different essential oils, and all smelling different from another brand with the same oil-name, and not smelling so nice at all. It can be related with the own nose, of course, and preferences, but it can happen that not only you dislike a certain smell: it can also depend on the brand, and the country, the climate, the height of the area, the hours of sunshine, the soil, the pH of the soil, even the entire community of plants and trees, animals, the so-called biotope where the plants grow where the essential oil is extracted from, are creating the chemotype, the ct, and the scent. It is impossible to smell an essential oil when one orders it from the web. It is therefore wise, if possible, to buy an essential oil in a good health shop.

Steam distillation is a delicate process. It needs professional experience and a constant control. The essential oil must be for hundred percent natural and may not be denaturised by half-synthetic molecules and not be mixed with essential oils with the same scent, but less expensive and of a lesser or even inferior quality..

Books

Article

  • What Are Essential Oils, and Do They Work? – Healthline

Scientific Research

  • An Overview of the Biological Effects of Some Mediterranean Essential Oils on Human Health – PubMed
  • Essential oils and Health – PubMed
  • Essential Oils, Part I: Introduction – PubMed
  • Oregano essential oil as an antimicrobial additive to detergent for hand washing and food contact surface cleaning – ResearchGate
  • Antiviral efficacy and mechanisms of action of oregano essential oil and its primary component carvacrol against murine norovirus – PubMed
  • Antibacterial activity of oregano (Origanum vulgare Linn.) against gram positive bacteria – PubMed
  • Essential Oils of Oregano: Biological Activity beyond Their Antimicrobial Properties – PubMed
  • Carvacrol, a Plant Metabolite Targeting Viral Protease (Mpro) and ACE2 in Host Cells Can Be a Possible Candidate for COVID-19 – Frontiers in Plant Science [[oregano’s principle component is carvacrol, admin]]
  • Oregano Oil and Its Principal Component, Carvacrol, Inhibit HIV-1 Fusion into Target Cells – PubMed
  • Why aromatherapy is showing up in hospital surgical units – Mayo Clinic


#05. Effect of olive oil on skin

«Effect of olive oil on skin» is a chapter in the book: Olives and Olive Oil in Health and Disease Prevention, (pp.1125-1132).

Parts of the abstract, published in ResearchGate, in 2010, by Diana Badiu, Rafael Luque, and Rajkumar Rajendram:

The popularity of cosmetics derived from natural sources is increasing. Such products are ecologically «ethical» and are effective and safe to use.

Vitamin E is the main lipophilic antioxidant that inhibits peroxidation, especially if associated with «natural» moisturizers such as the lipids in olive oil and olive extract. Vegetable oils containing EFAs have proven to be of great use in the production of cosmetics as either active incipient or raw materials for the synthesis of novel compounds. EFAs are easily integrated into the skin’s hydro-lipid film and are nourishing, moisturizing, and protective.

Some of these substances have been used for centuries yet can still meet the needs of today’s consumers. Apart from their moisturizing and soothing effects, and anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory function, these products reduce aging of the skin with their antioxidant, stabilizing action on the cellular membranes. Treatment with olive oil has no side effects. Olive oil does not burn or traumatize the skin.

More scientific research:

  • Virgin olive oil as a fundamental nutritional component and skin protector – ReasearchGate
  • Olive Oil in Botanical Cosmeceuticals – ResearchGate
  • Enhancement of antioxidant and skin moisturizing effects of olive oil by incorporation into microemulsions – ResearchGate
  • The foundation for the use of olive oil in skin care and botanical cosmeceuticals – ResearchGate

Article:

  • How to Use Olive Oil on Your Face – WikiHow

More scientific research on the website Cretan Garden: go here

#04. Skin rash

Despite all care, by practising good advice, using natural and safe products, living a healthy life-style, it is possible that you keep suffering from skin-rash. It is important to contact an officially registered therapist, who works with for instance medicinal plants, acupuncture, reflex-zone therapy, aroma therapy, Bach flower therapy, or homeopathy. If these do not offer you any insight and progress, it is necessary to consult your general practitioner.

Industrial electricity and EMF disturb natural electricity

There is a phenomenon however, that cannot be healed, by not anyone: being allergic for artificial (which means man-made) electro magnetic fields/radiation. This phenomenon is ignored/rejected by industry, governments, and the with governments/industry related health care practitioners, which means: the most of them. They believe that your problem is psychological, imagination. Well, it is not. Birds, bees, amphibians, mammals, water, trees, plants, insects, the ionosphere, atmosphere,. all life and life-phenomenons suffers from it. This has been researched in science already for many decades, by for instance. Dr. Alfonso Balmori, Dr. Daniel Favre, Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy, Dr. Lennart Hardell, Dr. Joel Moskowitz, Dr. Devra Davis, Dr. Louis Slesin, Dr. Robert O. Becker, Dr. Martin Blank, Dr. Martin L. Pall.[Sources in the additional information in this post.] The so-called world-wide applied safety guidelines created by ICNIRP, are based on thermal effects from EMF, while they should be based on the biological effects as well. The biological effects are ignored by all governments in the entire world. Reason for sounding the alarm. There are several appeals from medical scientists, doctors, natural healthcare practitioners, acupuncturists, etc., even to the secretary of the United Nations Antonio Guterres. Without any result. The WHO does not help you. They have applied the ICNIRP guidelines. There are on the moment several ongoing investigations and lawsuits against ICNIRP and the FCC.

Natural electricity is life energy

All life works electrically. Natural electricity is a normal and unmissable energy. Man-made electricity however affects natural electricity: natural electricity goes one direction, is named direct current, DC ~ man-made electricity, goes two directions, forth and back. This is named alternating current, AC. Alternating current disturbs natural current.

Man-made electricity, industrial electricity and EMF, create symptoms. In animals, plants, trees. One of the symptoms experienced by humans is skin rash. The only way to get rid of it is to protect yourself against man-made radiation, by using your cellphone only when necessary and keeping it in fly mode during the rest of the time. Also: by using ethernet, by cabling your laptop and turning off WIFI, also in the computer, and turning off smart-meters.

You can help your body, nerve system, organs, heart, skin and eyes by being in nature, away from EMF, as often as possible. The power and density of man-made electro magnetic fields is increasing very fast. Today, 24/7 all life on earth is bathing in man-made electro-magnetic radiation. Telecom ignores the medical research, while telecom itself has not invested one dollar in researching the biological health effects of wireless. They know however that it is dangerous. EMF is the new tobacco.

Blog Multerland

You can find in-depth information about EMF in my blog Multerland, in my YouTube channel Multerland and on Twitter. If you do not have the time for all the scientific articles, PDF files, papers, documentaries and educational videos that I collected and categorized, you could start reading EMF health effects – understanding impacts on health.


Additional information

#03. Huden

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Huden er et ekstremt følsomt organ som holdes sunt på grunn av et konstant regenererende, genialt sirkulasjonssystem av vann, lymfe, blod og fett. På grunn av kompleksiteten til huden, for å forstå hvordan huden er bygget opp, hvordan dette organet fungerer, er det nyttig å se en eller flere pedagogiske videoer om det. Jeg har samlet disse i en videoliste.

Photo by cottonbro 

Hvordan opprettholde en sunn hud?

Siden næringen av huden foregår i selve huden via kroppens systemer og ikke på overflaten, er det viktig å spise sunn mat og drikke nok vann (1-2 liter per dag) ved siden av andre væsker som kaffe, te, suppe, juice, etc.. Kaffe og svart te dehydrerer kroppen. Å puste inn frisk luft, samtidig være fysisk aktiv, bidrar til en optimal fordøyelse og dermed også for en sunn hud. Dagslys er også en del av den naturlige hudpleien. Dagslys skaper et naturlig vitamin D som tas opp og transporteres av huden inn i kroppen. Vedlikehold av huden utenfra er en del av den daglige hygienen for å holde vond lukt, bakterier, virus og sopp unna, for å unngå sykdommer. Hudvennlige kroppsoljer fukter huden, og sammen med eksfoliering og massasje er den en måte å holde den vital, elastisk og skinnende.

1. Såpe

Det er forbløffende at såpeprodusenter av for eksempel den så populære Aleppo-såpen Savon de Marseille og Castilla-såpen ikke gir informasjon om pH-verdien. pH-verdien på alle natursåper er 9. Cretan Garden-såpene er natursåper, sammenlignbare med Aleppo-såpene, og har også en pH-verdi på 9. Dette pH-nivået er relatert til formelen for håndlagde naturlige såper i henhold til gamle tradisjoner. Det finnes produsenter av de såkalte nøytrale såpene, eller såkalte økologisk nedbrytbare såper som heller ikke gir noe informasjon om det. Det finnes natursåpeprodusenter som tilsetter naturlige sure stoffer av for eksempel aloe vera for å senke pH-nivået. For meg har det vært et bevisst valg å følge opp de gamle tradisjonelle metodene og formlene. Selv om Cretan Garden olivensåpen er alkalisk, trenger huden bare 15 minutter på å komme tilbake til sin egen pH. Fordelene med olivenolje, urter og essensielle oljer i såpen er fortsatt tilstede i den tynne filmen som forblir på huden, nærer, beskytter og holder huden elastisk.

*Råd. I tilfelle såpen brukes til hodebunn og hårvask: bruk rosmarin såpe, og arganolje etter vask, på håndkletørt hår hvis du har tørt og/eller krøllete hår. Grått hår kan også være veldig tørt. Arganolje brukes også i den såkalte marokkanske oljen, men arganolje er ren olje, inneholder ikke parfyme eller andre kjemikalier. For å gjøre arganoljen mer din kan du blande en dråpe eterisk olje med arganoljen i håndflaten før du sprer den over håret, og gni den inn i håret og hodebunnen i omtrent ett minutt.

*Råd for bruk av såpe på huden i ansiktet: Ikke bruk såpe for ofte. Bruk lunkent vann og tørk ansiktshuden.

2. En hudvennlig kroppsolje

Lag din egen hudbalsam: Kjøp økologisk olivenolje, og den eteriske oljen som brukes i såpen. Tilsett 200 ml olivenolje / 20 dråper eterisk olje [kun for ekstern bruk!] i en tom og godt rengjort flytende såpeflaske med pumpe. Tilsett bare en liten håndfull av den hjemmelagde kroppsoljen umiddelbart etter vask til den våte og varme kroppen fra ansikt til tær, fordel den over hele huden. Tørk deg deretter med et håndkle. En veldig tynn lag er igjen. Den gir en matt effekt på huden, uten å veie den, uten å etterlate fete spor. Det forbedrer hudens elastisitet samtidig som det forhindrer fuktighetstap som kan bidra til aldringsprosessen. Den holder huden glatt og myk, samtidig som den etterlater en naturlig sunn glød, et yngre resultat og den fantastiske duften av den eteriske oljen. Du kan kjøpe eteriske oljer på BioAroma, Kreta, Hellas.

OBS: den anbefalte summen av dråper eterisk olje på 200 ml olivenolje, for en kroppsolje er en sikker total. På nettstedet til Aroma Therapy Foundation står det skrevet at totalen avhenger av kraften til hver enkelt eterisk olje: de er alle forskjellige i vekt, noe som betyr at en dråpe lavendel er lettere enn en dråpe oregano, for eksempel. De anbefaler for en kroppsolje 20 – 40 dråper på 100 ml olivenolje. Jeg anbefaler maksimalt 20 dråper på 200 ml olivenolje, for bruk på kropp og ansikt. Huden din kan reagere på det uansett. Råd: prøv din hjemmelagde kroppsolje på en liten flekk på armen, og vent å se hvordan huden reagerer før du bruker den på hele kroppen. Ikke bruk kroppsoljen som sololje. Du kan bruke den som en ettersolbehandling. Beskytt huden din mot solen med en krem ​​med høy beskyttelsesfaktor. Den beste beskyttelsen er imidlertid å unngå direkte sollys, ved å bruke solhatt eller å sitte i skyggen.

3. Eksfoliering av huden

Eksfoliering er prosessen med å fjerne døde hudceller fra det ytre laget av huden din. Hvis du gjør dette bra, på den måten som passer med din hudtype, skaper dette en lys, sunn hud fordi sirkulasjonen i huden har blitt bedre. Den riktige måten å eksfoliere på gir bedre absorpsjon av kroppsoljer og kremer. Se også Cretan Garden-blogginnlegget: Eksfoliering av huden.

*Råd: huden i ansiktet ditt må ikke eksfolieres på samme måte som kroppens hud. Fordi ansiktets hud er konstant avdekket, håndterer variasjoner i temperaturer, luftforurensning, overdose av aggressivt sollys, tørr luft inne i huset om vinteren, airco om sommeren og vinteren, trenger ansiktets hud et mildt vedlikehold Ikke noen form av eksfoliering er mild, med mindre man bruker en vaskeklut forsiktig.

4. Terapeutiske massasjer

Siden Wikipedia tilbyr en veldig utmerket artikkel om massasje, typer massasje, massasje i historien og terapier med massasje, vil jeg bare legge til noen merknader.

Massasje stimulerer muskler, blodsirkulasjon, organer, metabolisme i cellene, balanserer kroppssystemene, fjerner blokkering av chakraer, skaper en bro mellom sinnet og kroppen din, og aktiverer huden også, fordi huden er mediet mellom hendene. av terapeuten og kroppen under huden. For å venne seg til en terapeutisk massasje kan man begynne med fotmassasje. Videoer: spilleliste 1, spilleliste 2

Den profesjonelle og terapeutiske thaimassasjen er et mulig neste trinn: du har på deg komfortable klær. Videoer: spilleliste.

Den profesjonelle og terapeutiske Abhyanga («oljemassasje») er en form for ayurvedisk terapi som involverer massasje av hele kroppen fra hode til tå med Dosha-spesifikk varm urte-olje. Selvmassasje er også mulig. Abhyanga-massasje forbedrer hudhelsen. Healthline publiserte en artikkel om det. Video: Abhyanga self-massage. Video: Abhyanga massage India

5. Frisk luft

Huden er vår naturlige grense mellom vår indre fysiske kropp, vår indre verden, vårt selv og omverdenen. Den menneskelige utviklingen, knyttet til den såkalte sivilisasjonen, førte til endringer i vaner, også i klær. Våre forfedre hadde ikke på seg klær, de brukte huden og pelsen til dyrene de drepte til mat, for å beskytte mot kulde. De bodde ikke i lukkede hus, men i huler, hytter eller telt. Frisk luft var en konstant faktor. Luften var ikke forurenset på den tiden. Huden kunne bade dag og natt i ren luft. Frisk luft, oksygen, er nødvendig for å holde huden i god stand. Å åpne vinduer, minst en time eller to per dag, er et must for å holde lufthygienen optimal. Om sommeren gjør jeg dette hver morgen, etter å ha våknet rundt klokken seks, og lukker vinduene etter en time eller to. Om vinteren gjør jeg dette to ganger om dagen, i bare fem minutter: det er ekstremt kaldt i de norske fjellene.

Å gå en daglig tur, også om vinteren, i et miljøvennlig område, skaper en sunn blodsirkulasjon. Blodet anrikes ved å puste inn rent oksygen. Blodsystemet transporterer oksygenet til også huden.

6. Dagslys

Vi er avkom av menneskene som levde i friluft, med overflod av dagslys. Vi må innse at huden vår ikke endret seg så mye under evolusjonen som våre vaner i klær og liv. Vi bor nesten konstant i et lukket hus, kontor, arbeidsplass, bil eller enhver form for offentlig transport, med kunstig lys. Naturlig lys, dagslys, er avgjørende for vårt velvære, og for å opprettholde en sunn hud. Merk: dagslys skapes av solen, men å være i full varme fra en brennende sol er ikke sunt. Skyggen gir også naturlig dagslys.

7. Vann og sunn mat

Hva du spiser og drikker kan påvirke hudens helse betydelig. Drikk minst en liter vann per dag, ved siden av alle andre væsker som kaffe, te, juice eller suppe. Healthline tilbyr utmerket informasjon om god mat for en sunn hud.

Photo by Arnie Watkins

Relaterte blogginnlegg:

Ytterligere informasjon

  • Cretan Garden: Vitenskapelig forskning om olivenolje, bruk av olivenolje på huden, essensielle oljer, kaldbehandlet olivensåpe og urter.
  • Medical News Today: Fordeler med olivenolje for hud og ansikt.
  • Mayo Clinic – et non-profit amerikansk akademisk medisinsk senter fokusert på integrert helsevesen, utdanning og forskning – Gir drikkevann hydrert hud?
  • Healthfully: Effektene av sollys[dagslys, admin] og frisk luft på kroppen
  • HealthfullyVitamin D & Ekstrem Svette

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#3. The Skin

The skin is an utterly sensitive organ that is kept healthy because of a constantly regenerating, ingenious circulation system of water, lymph, blood, and fats. Because of the complexity of the skin, to understand how the skin is built, how this organ functions, it is helpful to watch one or more educational videos about it. I collected these in a playlist.

Photo by cottonbro

How to maintain a healthy skin?

Since the nourishment of the skin takes place in the skin itself via the body systems and not on the surface, it is essential to eat healthy food and drink enough water (1-2 litres per day) next to other liquids like coffee, tea, soup, juiceses, etc.. Coffee and black teas de-hydrate the body. Breathing fresh air, being also physical active, contribute to an optimal digestion and therefore for a healthy skin as well. Daylight is also part of the natural skin care. Daylight creates a natural vitamin D that is adopted and transported by the skin into the body. The maintenance of the skin from the outside is part of the daily hygiene to keep bad smells, bacteria, viruses and fungi away, to avoid illnesses. Skin-friendly body oils moisturize the skin, and together with exfoliating the skin and massages a way to keep it vital, elastic, and shining.

1. Soap

It is astonishing that soap manufacturers of for instance the so popular Aleppo soap, Savon de Marseille, and Castile soap do not offer information about the pH value. The pH value of all natural soaps is 9. The Cretan Garden soaps are natural soaps, comparable with the Aleppo soaps, and have a pH value of 9 as well. This pH level is related with the formula for handcrafted natural soaps according to old traditions. There are manufacturers of the so-called neutral soaps, or so-called ecological degradable soaps who do not offer any information about that either. There are natural soap manufacturers who add natural acidic substances of for instance aloe vera to lower the pH level. For me its has been a conscious choice to follow up the old traditional methods and formulas. Though the Cretan Garden olive soap is alkalic, the skin needs just 15 minutes to come back to its own pH. The benefits of the olive oil, herbs and essential oils in the soap are all still present in the thin film that remains on the skin, nourish, protect and keep the skin elastic.

*Advice. In case the soap is used for scalp and hair washing: use argan oil after washing, on the towel-dry hair if you have dry and/or curly hair. Grey hair can be very dry as well. Argan oil is also used in the so-called Moroccan oil, but argan oil is pure oil, does not contain perfumes, or any other kind of chemicals. To make the argan oil more yours you can mix one drop essential oil with the argan oil in the palm of your hand before spreading it over the hair, and rub it in the hair and the scalp for about a minute.

*Advice for the use of soap on the skin of the face: Do not use soap too often. Use luke warm water and pat the skin of the face dry.

2. A skin-friendly body-oil

Make your own skin conditioner: Buy organic olive oil, and the essential oil used in the soap. Add 200 ml olive oil / 20 drops essential oil [for external use only!] in an empty and well cleaned fluid soap bottle with pump. Add just a little hand full of the homemade body oil immediately after washing to the wet and warm body from face to toes, spread it all over the skin. Then dry yourself with a towel. A very thin film is left. It offers a matt effect to skin, without weighing it, without leaving oily traces. It improves skin elasticity while preventing moisture loss that can contribute to the aging process. It keeps the skin smooth and soft, while leaving a natural healthy glow, younger looking result, and the wonderful scent of the essential oil. You can buy essential oils at BioAroma, Crete.

Attention: the advised total of drops essential oil on 200 ml olive oil, for a body oil is a safe total. On the website of the Aroma Therapy Foundation is written that the total depends on the power of each single essential oil: they are all different in weight, which means that one drop of lavender is lighter than one drop of oregano, for instance. They recommend for a body oil 20 – 40 drops on 100 ml olive oil. I recommend the maximum of 20 drops on 200 ml olive oil, to be used on body and face. Your skin could react on it anyway. Advice: try your home made body oil on a small spot on your arm, and wait to see how the skin reacts, before using it on the entire body. Do not use the body oil as a sun-oil. You can use it as an after-sun treatment. Protect your skin against the sun with a high protection factor cream. The best protection however is to avoid direct sunlight, by wearing a sun-hat, or to sit in the shadow.

3. Exfoliating the skin

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin. If you do this well, in the way that fits with your skin type, this creates a bright, healthy looking skin because the circulation in the skin has improved. The right way of exfoliating allows a better absorption of body oils and creams. See also the Cretan Garden blog post: Exfoliating the skin.

*Advice: the skin of your face may not be exfoliated in the same way as the skin of the body. Because the skin of the face is constantly uncovered, dealing with variations in temperatures, air pollution, overdose of aggressive sunlight, dry air inside the house in winter, airco in summer and winter, the skin of the face needs a mild maintenance Not any kind of exfoliating is mild, unless one uses a wash cloth carefully.

4. Massages

Because Wikipedia offers a very excellent article about massage, types of massages, massages in history, and therapies with massages, I only would like to add some notes.

Massages stimulate the muscles, blood circulation, organs, metabolism in the cells, are balancing the body systems, unblock chakras, create a bridge between your mind and your body, and activate the skin as well, because the skin is the medium between the hands of the therapist and the body beneath the skin. To get used to a therapeutical massage one could start with foot massages. Videos: playlist 1, playlist 2 The Thai yoga massage is a possible next step: you wear comfortable clothes. Videos: playlist.

Abhyanga («oil massage») is a form of Ayurvedic therapy that involves massage of the entire body from the head to the toe with Dosha-specific warm herb-infused oil. Self-massage is also possible. Abhyanga massage improves skin health. Healthline published an article about it. Video: Abhyanga self-massage. Video: Abhyanga massage India

5. Fresh air

The skin is our natural border between our inner physical body, our inner world, our self, and the outside world, The human eveolution, related with the so-called civilization, brought changes in habits, also in clothing. Our ancestors did not wear clothes, they used the skin and fur of the animals they killed for food, to protect against cold. They did not live in closed houses but in caves, huts or tents. Fresh air was a constant factor. The air was not polluted in that time. The skin could bath day and night in clean air. Fresh air, oxygen, is necessary to keep the skin in a good condition. Opening windows, at least for an hour or two per day, is a must to keep the air-hygiene optimal. In summer I do this every morning, after waking up at about six o’clock, and close the windows after an hour or two. During winter I do this twice per day, for just five minutes: it is extreme cold in the Norwegian mountains.

Taking a daily walk, also in winter, in an environmentally healthy area, creates a healthy blood circulation. The blood is enriched by breathing in pure oxygen. The blood system transports the oxigen to also the skin.

6. Daylight

We are the offspring of the humans who were living in the open air, with abundancies of daylight. We must realize that our skin did not change so much during evolution as our habits in clothing and living. We live almost constantly in a closed house, office, working place, car or any kind of public transport, with artificial light. Natural light, daylight, is essential for our well-being, and to keep a healthy skin. Note: daylight is created by the sun, but being in the full heat of a burning sun is not healthy. Also the shadow offers natural daylight

7. Water and healthy food

What you eat and drink can significantly affect your skin health. Drink at least a liter water per day, next to all other liquids like coffee, tea, juices or soup. Healthline offers excellent information about good food for a healthy skin.

Photo by Arnie Watkins

Related blog posts:


Additional information

  • Cretan Garden: Scientific research about olive oil, the use of olive oil on the skin, essential oils, cold processed olive soap, and herbs.
  • Medical News Today: Benefits of olive oil for the skin and face.
  • Mayo Clinic – a non-profit American academic medical center focused on integrated health care, education, and research – Does drinking water cause hydrated skin?
  • Healthfully: The Effects of Sunlight[daylight, Admin] & Fresh Air on the Body
  • Healthfully: Vitamin D & Excessive Sweating

#02. Hygiene

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Hva er «hygiene»?

Hygiene er en rekke rutiner som utføres for å bevare helsen. I følge Verdens helseorganisasjon (WHO), «Hygiene refererer til forhold og praksis som bidrar til å opprettholde helse og forhindre spredning av sykdommer.» Personlig hygiene refererer til å opprettholde kroppens renslighet. Hygieneaktiviteter kan grupperes i følgende: hjemme- og hverdagshygiene, personlig hygiene, medisinsk hygiene, søvnhygiene og mathygiene. Hjemme- og hverdagshygiene inkluderer håndvask, åndedrettshygiene, mathygiene hjemme, hygiene på kjøkkenet, hygiene på badet, vaskehygiene og medisinsk hygiene hjemme.

Mange setter likhetstegn mellom hygiene og «renslighet», men hygiene er et vidt begrep. Det inkluderer slike personlige vanevalg som hvor ofte du skal dusje eller bade, vaske hender, klippe negler og vaske klær. Det inkluderer også oppmerksomhet på å holde overflater i hjemmet og på arbeidsplassen rene, inkludert baderomsfasiliteter. Noen vanlige hygienepraksiser kan anses som gode vaner av samfunnet, mens forsømmelse av hygiene kan anses som ekkelt, respektløst eller truende. [Kilde]


Norge, Cretan Gardens residens

Cretan Gardens nettside, blogg og nettbutikk ligger i Norge og følger derfor opp reglene til Norsk Handelskammer, og det såkalte Matttilsynet, Mattilsynet. Kosmetikk, som også såpe hører til, er en avdeling av denne myndigheten. Hygiene er et nøkkelord. Følgende tekster er en oversettelse av begrepet «hygiene» i Big Norwegian Medicinal Encyclopaedia. Når det var relevant la jeg til informasjon om hygiene i forbindelse med å lage, herde, oppbevare, pakke og sende håndlaget såpe. Disse tilleggene er merket med «Cretan Gardens tilleggsinformasjon». «I dagligtalen handler ordet hygiene om det som er rent, friskt og fremmer det som er sunt, i motsetning til det som er usunt og fører til sykdom. I tradisjonelt legespråk er hygiene ofte en samlebetegnelse for helsefremmende arbeid og forebyggende medisin. Det legges ofte særlig vekt på tiltak fra det offentlige for å sikre folkehelsen. I universitetsundervisningen av medisinstudenter er hygienebegrepet erstattet med forebyggende medisin eller samfunnsmedisin.» Kilde


Håndhygiene

«Håndhygiene er håndvask med såpe og vann eller hånddesinfeksjon med alkoholbasert desinfeksjonsmiddel. Vask og desinfeksjon fjerner store deler av den midlertidige, overfladiske bakteriefloraen på hendene, som består av hvite stafylokokker og difteroider.

Vann og såpe sammen med mekaniske bevegelser av hender og fingre løser opp bakterier og smuss, og rennende vann skyller det vekk. Tørk av hendene med et papirhåndkle og skru på kranen igjen med det brukte papirhåndkleet. Riktig håndvask er den enkleste, billigste og mest effektive måten å hindre spredning av infeksjoner på. Å unngå nysing eller hosting for hånd og i stedet bruke enten et papirhåndkle eller albuekrok er også viktig for å redusere mengden bakterier eller virus på hendene til enhver tid. Kilde


Mathygiene

«Mathygiene omfatter tiltak for å sikre at vann og mat er egnet til konsum, og ikke gjør mennesker eller dyr syke. Tilsynet med dette er lagt til Mattilsynet. Tiltakene er i stor grad basert på felles europeiske regler.» Kilde

Håndlaget såpehygiene

Cretan Gardens tilleggsinformasjon: For å få lov til å selge håndlaget såpe i Norge må man være registrert i Brønnøysundregistrene, en organisasjon med strenge regler for hygiene i kategorien «kosmetikk» hvor også hjemmelaget såpe hører hjemme. Reglene om hygiene er laget av Mattilsynet.

Jeg følger strengt opp deres regler, ikke bare om hygiene, men også om informasjonen som må skrives i informasjonen til nettbutikken, og emballasjen til såpen. Hver Cretan Garden-såpe er pakket inn i en papirinnpakning: informasjonen er trykt på innsiden av omslaget.


Internasjonale avtaler

«Gjennom Verdens helseorganisasjon (WHO) er det etablert internasjonale avtaler om hygieneregler for personer som reiser mellom ulike land og i internasjonal godstransport. Se internasjonale helseforskrifter.» Kilde


Generelle hygienetiltak

«I praksis er det ofte en nær sammenheng mellom tiltak for å sikre hygiene og det som er gjort av estetiske årsaker. Dette gjelder for eksempel arbeidsplasser og i offentlige bygg hvor rot og manglende renhold er de første tegnene på at tilstanden kan bli uhygienisk Godt teknisk vedlikehold, for eksempel av ventilasjonsanlegg, er også avgjørende for å opprettholde et hygienisk forsvarlig innemiljø Det er viktig at tiltak iverksettes i tråd med faglige vurderinger Det kan forebygge overdrevne tiltak som i seg selv kan være skadelige. miljøriktig helsehjelp i kommunene står begrepet hygienisk skjønn sentralt Dette er skjønnsmessige vurderinger av hvilken risiko tekniske og miljømessige forhold kan være for redusert helse og sykdomsutvikling Vurderinger av estetiske forhold, som rot og manglende renhold. , er sentrale i dette arbeidet, som nevnt ovenfor.» Kilde

Cretan Gardens tilleggsinformasjon: Cretan Garden-såper lages i et hygienisk og godt ventilert rom. I et spesialoppsett for dette formålet støvfritt og tørt, middels varmt rom, kan såpene tørke, oppbevares hygienisk når de er herdet, og pakkes hygienisk ved bestilling.

English:

#2. Hygiene

What is «hygiene»?

Hygiene is a series of practices performed to preserve health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), «Hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases.» Personal hygiene refers to maintaining the body’s cleanliness. Hygiene activities can be grouped into the following: home and everyday hygiene, personal hygiene, medical hygiene, sleep hygiene and food hygiene. Home and every day hygiene includes hand washing, respiratory hygiene, food hygiene at home, hygiene in the kitchen, hygiene in the bathroom, laundry hygiene and medical hygiene at home.

Many people equate hygiene with ‘cleanliness,’ but hygiene is a broad term. It includes such personal habit choices as how frequently to take a shower or bath, wash hands, trim fingernails, and wash clothes. It also includes attention to keeping surfaces in the home and workplace clean, including bathroom facilities. Some regular hygiene practices may be considered good habits by the society, while the neglect of hygiene can be considered disgusting, disrespectful, or threatening.- [Source]


Norway, Cretan Garden’s residence

The Cretan Garden website, blog and webshop are located in Norway and therefore following up the rules of the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, and the so-called Matttilsynet, the Norwegian Food and Safety Authority. Cosmetics, whereto soap also belongs, are a department of this authority. Hygiene is a keyword.

The following texts are a translation of the term «hygiene» in the Big Norwegian Medicinal Encyclopaedia. When relevant I added information about hygiene within the context of making, curing, storing, packing and sending handcrafted soap. These extras are marked with «Cretan Garden’s additional information».

«In everyday speech the word hygiene is about what is clean, fresh and promotes what is healthy, opposing to what is unhealthy and leads to disease. In traditional medical language, hygiene is often a collective term for health-promoting work and preventive medicine. Special emphasis is often placed on measures from the public sector to ensure public health. In the university teaching of medical students, the concept of hygiene has been replaced by preventive medicine or community medicine.» Source


Hand Hygiene

«Hand hygiene is hand washing with soap and water or hand disinfection with alcohol-based disinfectant. Washing and disinfection remove large parts of the temporary, superficial bacterial flora on the hands, which consist of white staphylococci and diphtheroids.

Water and soap together with mechanical movements dissolve bacteria and dirt, and running water flushes it away. Wipe your hands with a paper towel and screw the tap back on with the used paper towel. Proper hand washing is the easiest, cheapest and most effective way to prevent the spread of infections. Avoiding sneezing or coughing by hand and instead using either a paper towel or elbow hook is also important to reduce the amount of bacteria or viruses on your hands at all times.» Source


Food hygiene

«Food hygiene includes measures to ensure that water and food are suitable for consumption, and do not make people or animals sick. The supervision of this has been added to the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. The measures are largely based on common European rules.» Source

Handcrafted soap hygiene

Cretan Garden’s additional information: To be allowed to sell handcrafted soap in Norway one must be registered in the Norwegian «Brønnøysundregistrene«, an organization with strict rules about hygiene in the category «cosmetics» whereto also home made soap belongs. The rules about hygiene are created by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, Mattilsynet.

I strictly follow up their rules, not only about hygiene, but also about the information that has to be written in the information of the web-shop, and the packaging of the soap. Each Cretan Garden soap will be wrapped in a paper wrapper: the information is printed on the inside of the the wrapper.


International agreements

«Through the World Health Organization (WHO), international agreements have been established on hygiene rules for persons traveling between different countries and in international goods transport. See international health regulations.» Source


General hygiene measures

«In practice, there is often a close connection between measures to ensure hygiene and what has been done for aesthetic reasons. This applies, for example, to workplaces and in public buildings where clutter and lack of cleanliness are the first signs that the condition can become unhygienic. Good technical maintenance, for example of ventilation systems, is also crucial for maintaining a hygienically sound indoor environment. It is important that measures are implemented in line with professional assessments. It can prevent excessive measures which in themselves can be harmful. In environmentally sound health care in the municipalities, the concept of hygienic judgment is central. These are discretionary assessments of what risk technical and environmental conditions may be for reduced health and the development of disease. Assessments of aesthetic conditions, such as clutter and lack of cleanliness, are central to this work, as mentioned above.» Source

Cretan Garden’s additional information: Cretan Garden soaps are created in a hygienic and well ventilated room. In a special for this purpose set up dust-free and dry, medium-warm room, the soaps can dry, to be stored hygienically when cured, and to be packed hygienically when ordered.


#01. Olivia

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«Olivia» er navnet på kroppsoljen som jeg brukte da jeg var gravid, i år for femti år siden (jeg er fra 1948). Denne oljen forhindrer de såkalte striae eller strekkmerker i huden på magen, forårsaket av vekst av babyen inne i livmoren. Navnet «Olivia» er selvfølgelig relatert til oljen: det er olivenolje.

Dette var første gang jeg ble kjent med olivenolje.

Olivenolje ble på den tiden (begynnelsen av syttitallet) kun brukt som kjøkkenolje, men kjøkkenolje ble heller ikke brukt så ofte, ikke så hyppig som noen år senere, da det kom mer og mer interesse for sunt kosthold med sunt fett. Sunt fett skaper et godt kolesterol (HDL). Jeg husker at da jeg begynte å bruke Olivia, føltes det litt rart å massere huden på magen med olivenolje. Men det luktet nydelig mildt, ikke fet, og huden ble faktisk mer elastisk.

Den andre gangen jeg ble kjent med olivenolje, annet enn å bruke den som kjøkkenolje, skjedde da jeg ble interessert i terapeutisk massasje, på begynnelsen av nittitallet. Massasjeoljer er en blanding av en bærerolje (som olivenolje, mandelolje, kokosolje, etc.) og en fantastisk luktende eterisk olje. Da jeg begynte med terapeutisk massasje fant jeg de fantastiske Weleda-oljene å jobbe med. Jeg var (og er) veldig entusiastisk over produktet. Da jeg leste informasjonen på esken, oppdaget jeg at hoveddelen består av olivenolje. Jeg bestemte meg for å prøve å lage min egen massasjeolje. Det så ut til å være veldig enkelt. En liten flaske økologisk ekstra virgin olivenolje kan kjøpes i alle supermarkeder. De eteriske oljene finnes i alle slags og dufter tilgjengelig i gode helsebutikker. Den hjemmelagde massasjeoljen lukter nøyaktig det samme som en massasjeolje av det utmerkede merket, men koster mye mindre og har samme kvalitet.

Jeg bruker fortsatt olivenolje: på kjøkkenet, men også på badet, overalt hvor jeg vasker hendene mine, som hjemmelaget kropps-, hånd- og fotolje, og i såperommet, hvor jeg lager olivensåper.

Hvordan lage en hjemmelaget kroppsolje

Formel: 200 ml olivenolje / 20 dråper eterisk olje [kun for ekstern bruk!] Legg dette i en tom såpeflaske med ren væske med pumpe. Tilsett litt i håndflaten og fordel oljen etter vask over den våte og varme kroppen fra ansikt til tær, og tørk deretter med et håndkle. En veldig tynn film er igjen. Den gir en matt effekt på huden, uten å veie den, uten å etterlate fete spor. Det forbedrer hudens elastisitet samtidig som det forhindrer fuktighetstap som kan bidra til aldringsprosessen. Den holder huden glatt og myk, samtidig som den etterlater en naturlig sunn glød og et yngre utseende. Mer om hudens struktur: her


English version:

#1. Hygiene

«Olivia» is the name of the body oil that I used when I was pregnant, this year fifty years ago (I am from 1948). This oil prevents the so-called striae or stretch marks in the skin of the belly, caused by the growth of the baby inside the womb. The name «Olivia» is of course related with the oil: it is olive oil.

This was the first time that I got acquainted with olive oil.

Olive oil was in that time (early seventies) only used as a kitchen oil, but kitchen oils were not so often used either, not as frequent as some years later, when there came more and more interest in healthy diets with healthy fats. Healthy fats create a good cholesterol(HDL). I remember that, when I started to use Olivia, it felt a bit strange to massage the skin of the belly with olive oil. But it smelled beautifully mild, not oily, and the skin became indeed more elastic.

The second time that I got acquainted with olive oil, other than using it as a kitchen oil, happened when I became interested in therapeutic massages, in the beginning of the nineties. Massage oils are a mix of a carrier oil(like olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, etc.) and a wonderful smelling essential oil. When I started myself with therapeutic massages I found the wonderful Weleda oils to work with. I was (and am) really enthusiastic about the product. When I read the information on the box, I discovered that the main part exists of olive oil. I decided to try to make my own massage oil. It seemed to be very easy. A small bottle of organic extra virgin olive oil can be bought in every supermarket. The essential oils are in all sorts and scents available in good health shops. The home made massage oil smells exactly the same as a massage oil of the excellent brand, costs much lesser though, and has the same quality.

I still use olive oil: in the kitchen, but also in the bathroom, everywhere where I wash my hands, as a home made body-, hand- and foot oil, and in the soap room, where I make olive soaps.

How to make a home-made body oil

Formula: 200 ml olive oil / 20 drops essential oil [for external use only!] Put this in an empty clean fluid soap bottle with pump. Add a little bit in the palm of your hands and spread the oil after washing over the wet and warm body from face to toes, then dry with a towel. A very thin film is left. It offers a matt effect to skin, without weighing it, without leaving oily traces. It improves skin elasticity while preventing moisture loss that can contribute to the aging process. It keeps the skin smooth and soft, while leaving a natural healthy glow and younger looking result.

More about the structure of the skin: here

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