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Miron Violetglass – Why the bottles we use are unique  // Γιατί οι συσκευασίες μας είναι μοναδικές στον κόσμο

March 9th, 2020 Posted by blog 0 thoughts on “Miron Violetglass – Why the bottles we use are unique  // Γιατί οι συσκευασίες μας είναι μοναδικές στον κόσμο”

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Είναι τα μόνα στον κόσμο που λειτουργούν ως φυσικό «βιοφωτονικό» φίλτρο και προστατεύουν το περιεχόμενο από τη βλαβερή επίδραση που έχει το φως. Περίπου όπως το αντηλιακό προστατεύει το δέρμα μας.

Παράλληλα όμως διατηρούν τη ζωτικότητα του περιεχομένου επειδή επιτρέπουν στο ωφέλιμο τμήμα του φάσματος του φωτός να επιδράσει.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Το υλικό τους λέγεται Miron Violetglass, φαίνεται μαύρο, αλλά το πραγματικό χρώμα, αν τα δει κάποιος στο φως, είναι βαθύ βιολετί (όπως λέμε Violet…)

 

 Γιατί συμβαίνει αυτό με το MIRON Violetglas

Επειδή είναι κάτι πολύ περισσότερο από ένα πολυτελές, χρωματισμένο γυαλί. Είναι μια εφαρμογή της βιοφωτονικής επιστήμης, που προέκυψε μετά από πολλή έρευνα και συνεργασία με επιστημονικούς φορείς. Κατασκευάζεται από ειδικό μείγμα ορυκτών και είναι κατοχυρωμένη ευρεσιτεχνία της Miron.

 

 

 

 

 

Θέλετε να δείτε παραδείγματα;

Ντοματάκια αποθηκεύτηκαν για 7 μήνες, το ένα σε διάφανο γυάλινο βάζο και το άλλο σε Miron violetglass, σε θερμοκρασία δωματίου, σε σημείο όπου έβλεπε το φως του ήλιου. Το αποτέλεσμα ήταν μετά από 7 μήνες, ο καρπός που ήταν στο Miron Violetglassνα μην έχει καμία απώλεια χρώματος και να μην έχει αφυδατωθεί. Το τι συνέβη στον άλλο καρπό που ήταν στο διάφανο βάζο, φαίνεται στην αριστερή πλευρά της φωτογραφίας (και χωρίς φωτογραφία θα μπορούσαμε να το φανταστούμε…) 

 Δείγματα από βότανα αποθηκεύτηκαν σε διάφανο βάζο, σε καφέ (καραμελέ) βάζο και σε MIRON violetglass. Για 2 μήνες έμεναν για κάποιες ώρες τη μέρα εκτεθειμένα στον ήλιο ή παρέμεναν σε εσωτερικό χώρο. Μετά τους 2 μήνες, τα δείγματα που ήταν στο διάφανο και στο καφέ βάζο είχαν αποχρωματιστεί και είχαν χάσει το άρωμά τους, ενώ αυτό που ήταν στο MIRON Violetglassείχε διατηρήσει αναλλοίωτο το χρώμα και το έντονο άρωμά του.

 

Πώς λειτουργεί η ευρεσιτεχνία της Miron;

Το Violetglass γυαλί της miron, λειτουργεί ως φυσικό φίλτρο για το ηλιακό φως.

O ήλιος είναι μεν απαραίτητος για την ανάπτυξη, ωστόσο η παρατεταμένη έκθεση στο ηλιακό φως επιταχύνει τη μοριακή φθορά.

Ο ήλιος εκπέμπει υπεριώδη ακτινοβολία (UV), η οποία διακρίνεται σε UV-A, UV-B και UV-C. Είναι αυτή από την οποία μας προστατεύουν τα αντιηλιακά, αλλά είναι η ίδια, που μας χρειάζεται για την ενεργοποίηση της βιταμίνης D.

Το Miron Violetglass αποκλείει όλο φάσμα του ορατού φωτός, εκτός από το ωφέλιμο ιώδες τμήμα. Παράλληλα, επιτρέπει να περνά το ωφέλιμο υπεριώδες UV-A, καθώς και το ωφέλιμο τμήμα του υπέρυθρου, που αποδεδειγμένα προστατεύουν και βελτιώνουν την ποιότητα των ευαίσθητων και πολύτιμων ουσιών.

 

 

Με την προστασία του Miron Violetglass, το άρωμα, η γεύση, το χρώμα, η ζωτικότητα, η βιοενέργεια και όλες οι ιδιότητες του περιεχομένου παραμένουν αναλλοίωτες για μεγάλο διάστημα. Βρήκαμε την καλύτερη συσκευασία στον κόσμο, για να διατηρούνται τα προϊόντα μας όπως είναι τη μέρα που συσκευάζονται. Φρέσκα, αγνά και αναλλοίωτα, για όσο γίνεται περισσότερο.

 

Δηλαδή τα άλλα είδη γυαλιού δεν προστατεύουν;

Το πράσινο, το καφέ (καραμελέ) ή το διαφανές γυαλί επιτρέπουν, το καθένα σε διαφορετικό ποσοστό όπως φαίνεται στα γραφήματα, να περάσει το ορατό φως, που αποδεδειγμένα προκαλεί αλλοιώσεις.

     

                   Πράσινο γυαλί                                       Καφέ γυαλί

 

      Το απλό μαύρο γυαλί από την άλλη, εμποδίζει και την ωφέλιμη επίδραση που έχει το UV-A τμήμα του φάσματος του φωτός.    

              Μαύρο γυαλί

 

Τι είναι η επιστήμη της βιοφωτονικής;

Ο όρος βιοφωτονική προέρχεται από τις ελληνικές λέξεις «βίος» και «φως».

Η βιοφωτονική είναι ένας νέος επιστημονικός κλάδος – «συγχώνευση» της βιολογίας και της ηλεκτρονικής-τεχνολογικής επιστήμης. Mελετά την αλληλεπίδραση του φωτός (φωτονίων) και της βιολογικής ύλης (κύτταρα), δηλαδή την παραγωγή και την αξιοποίηση του φωτός (φωτόνια) στην απεικόνιση, τον εντοπισμό και τον χειρισμό βιολογικών υλικών. Έχει πολλές εφαρμογές στην ιατρική, την παραγωγή τροφίμων, τη φαρμακοβιομηχανία, τη βιοτεχνολογία.

Λίγα πράγματα που μάθαμε για το φάσμα του φωτός με αφορμή τα Miron Violetglass.

Το φως είναι ηλεκτρομαγνητική ακτινοβολία, δηλαδή συνδυασμός ηλεκτρικών και μαγνητικών πεδίων. Ταξιδεύει ως κύμα, μπορούμε να το σκεφτούμε πχ όπως τα κύματα της θάλασσας.

Εμείς μπορούμε να δούμε μόνο ένα πολύ μικρό μέρος του φάσματος του φωτός, τη ζώνη του ορατού φωτός (από τα 400 nm -ιώδης ακτινοβολία- μέχρι τα 700 nm -ερυθρή ακτινοβολία-. Όλο το υπόλοιπο φάσμα είναι αόρατο για το ανθρώπινο μάτι. Αυτό συμβαίνει επειδή τα μάτια μας έχουν προσαρμοστεί στο να βλέπουν μόνο την περιοχή που ο ήλιος εκπέμπει το μεγαλύτερο ποσοστό της ακτινοβολίας του.

 Για να καταλάβουμε πόσο μικρό είναι το τμήμα του φωτός που μπορούμε να δούμε:

Αν απλώναμε όλο το φάσμα της ηλεκτρομαγνητικής ακτινοβολίας πάνω στην Ελλάδα και το αντιστοιχίζαμε σε μια απόσταση από την Καλαμάτα μέχρι την Αλεξανδρούπολη (περίπου 1.000 χλμ), τότε το ορατό από εμάς τμήμα του, θα αντιστοιχούσε μόνο σε 30 εκατοστά του μέτρου. 

 Δηλαδή, σε σχέση με την απόσταση Καλαμάτα – Αλεξανδρούπολη, βλέπουμε μόνο μια ζώνη, λίγο μεγαλύτερη από την παλάμη μας!!

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Να, αυτό συμβαίνει όταν ξεκινάς να γράψεις σε τι διαφέρουν οι συσκευασίες σου από τις υπόλοιπες, και καταλήγεις 5 ώρες μετά να έχεις δει σχεδόν ό,τι μάθημα υπάρχει στο youtube για την ηλεκτρομαγνητική ακτινοβολία…

(special credits στον  Σταύρο Λουβέρδη, που σε αυτό το βίντεο, μας έδωσε να καταλάβουμε όσα μας μπέρδευαν από το σχολείο μέχρι σήμερα   για να αγαπήσουμε ακόμη περισσότερο την Miron και τους ανθρώπους της!)

Να δούμε τι θα γίνει όταν αποφασίσουμε να γράψουμε για το μικροβίωμα και το αιθέριο έλαιο της ρίγανης..

 

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Miron Violetglass – Why the bottles we chose are unique

They are the only ones that act as a natural “biophotonic” filter and protect the content from the harmful effects of light. Almost like sunscreen protects our skin. But at the same time they allow the beneficial part of the spectrum of light to penetrate, enhancing and preserving its vitality!

Why does this happen with Miron Violetglass?

Because it is more than a luxurious colored glass. It’s a unique patented, including a special mix of minerals, miraculous type of glass, backed by scientific research.

Some examples:

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A cherry tomato was stored for 7 months in a white glass and another one in a MIRON violet glass. They were kept at room temperature where sunlight could reach them. Above you can see the result after 7 months. The tomato stored in MIRON Violetglass shows no loss of color and no signs of drying out, whereas the microbiological changes of the tomato stored in white glass can be clearly seen (we could imagine them, even without the photo…)

 

Several herbs and spices were stored for 3 months in several types of glass (white, brown, Violetglass), and were either exposed to the sun for several hours a day or kept inside.

After 2 months, the visible quality change was recorded with photographs, and the difference in smell was determined in a blind test with volunteers. The illustration shows clearly that the chive samples that were exposed to the sun in brown and white glass have bleached, whereas the sample stored in MIRON violet glass shows no color change. The smell of the chives stored in MIRON violet glass was also clearly stronger and fresher.

How does Miron Violetglass work?

It’s all about the effect of light: Sunlight enables growth. But continuous exposure to sunlight accelerates the molecular decaying process. MIRON ‘biophotonic’ Violetglass filters out harmful rays, while filtering in IR, ultraviolet and violet light which prolongs the shelf life and efficacy of the product inside.

   

This naturally enhances and preserves the nutrients and vitality of the ingredients! The protection of the glass assures that taste, smell, colour, bioenergy and content’s properties remain longer preserved.

 

What about the other types of glass? Don’t they protect the content?

Green, amber or clear glass is, to certain percentage, transparent for the destructive influences of visible light.

     

               Green Glass                                      Amber Glass

   

 Regular black glass blocks the positive elements of UV-A light.

      

         Regular black glass

 

 

What is the science of biophotonics?

The term biophotonics is made up of two Greek words: “bios” and “phos”. “Bios” means life and “phos” stands for light.

The field of biophotonics is interdisciplinary. It combines biology and photonics, studying the interaction between light (photons) and biological materials.(Photonics is the science and technology of generation, manipulation, and detection of photons, quantum units of light).

It has various applications  on medicine, food production, pharmacy and bio-technoogy.

 

In a few words, we have chosen the best quality packaging out there, so that you can enjoy our products fresh and pure, full of their vital energy. Exactly as they are when we bottle them.

 

 

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A few more things we learned about the light spectrum, because of  Miron Violetglass

Light is a combination of electric and magnetic fields. It travels like a wave, let’s think of it like the waves of the sea.

We can only see a very small part of the spectrum of light, the band of visible light (from 400 nm – violet- up to 700 nm – red -). The rest of the spectrum is invisible to the human eye, because our eyes are adapted to seeing only the area where the sun emits most of its radiation.

It is really impressive when you realize who small this visible part is. If we compare the whole light spectrum with a 1.000 klm distance, then the visible part equals to 30cm!!

So, apparently this is what happens when you start writing about why you love Miron Violetglass, why it is so special, and end up 5 hours later having watched almost every youtube video about the spectrum of light…. Special credits to Stavors Louverdis  who though this  video in his youtube channel answered all our questions that had remained unanswered since schooltime!

Let’s see what we will end up studying when we decide to write about why we love microbiome…

How to use the essential oil of oregano 

April 18th, 2018 Posted by blog, Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “How to use the essential oil of oregano ”

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Although oregano is such a pleasant aromatic herb, its essential oil can be a bit of a shock to the senses. It has a sharp, herby flavour and even one drop can make your throat burn and your ears pop. Remember what happens to Asterix every time he drinks the magic potion? That’s what we are talking about. It’s all well worth it, but it can be a bit brutal if you don’t know the ropes. To be precise, the more an oregano essential oil burns, the more potent it is in its antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (more about its properties in our previews post). So, you do want your oregano oil to be strong, but you don’t want to choke one afternoon in the middle of your apartment while getting your healthy fix. Fear not, friends; because we put so many methods to the test (no guinea pigs were used for this, just friends and family) and we are here to share what works… 

First, let’s start with some (boring but) important information. Oregano essential oil is US FDA approved and is indeed approved as a potable item (granted that you buy a high-quality oregano essential oil like ours, intended for internal as well as topical use). It is a hot essential oil, so you should always dilute it. Note that although its use is approved and its benefits are backed up by numerous studies, you still need to check with your doctor or naturopath before using it, to make sure that it is safe for you personally. Also, you should avoid continued use over long periods of time or exceed the recommended amount mainly because it will reduce the body’s response to the instant antimicrobial effect that the oil has. Our body cells metabolize oils through complex chemical reactions (that scientists are still studying), so we shouldn’t exceed this metabolic capacity of the cells. 

Lastly, we want to make clear that not all essential oils of oregano are the same; these guidelines are formed based on the Aetheleon oregano organic essential oil, which is of high quality, purity and potency. Weaker or diluted oils might require different treatment. 

 So, let the fun begin… 

Internal use 

  • The classic

a small shot of water with one drop of oregano essential oil. It’s quick, it’s easy and it gets the job done without faffing around. Our personal favourite for days that we feel a cold coming. Make sure it goes directly to your throat. Holding your breath before and after swallowing helps you avoid the burning sensation. A bite of bread or cheese also takes away the spicy feeling from your mouth. 

  • Last straw 

As above, but using a straw, so the solution goes straight down without burning the mouth. 

  • Oil + oil 

a drop of oregano essential oil in a spoonful of olive oil. Jug that down with water. One could say that this even tastes pleasant. Some prefer it on a slice of bread (toasted or not). Tested and approved! 

  • Chef’s special 

if you just can’t be bothered with taking oregano oil as a medicine, just throw a drop (or two) in your salad’s oil, mayonnaise, your Mexican salsa, a warm bowl of lentil soup. It adds some zing in your food, plus, you get all the benefits. 

  • Syringe 

This one came from a friend who is a doctor himself so, for treating his 10-year-old daughter’s cough, he came up with the idea of a loaded syringe (needle removed of course) with about 20ml of water and one drop of the essential oil. The taste can be too sharp for the children; however, when the watery solution is shot down their throat, they don’t taste it at all. (Reminder: only children above 7 years of age and only after medical advice!) 

  • Bread

Another classic. A small piece of soft bread with one drop of the oregano oil, rolled into a tiny (lentil-sized) ball, seems to keep the tang away for whoever doesn’t like a bit of a sting.  

  • Desserts 

Same as above. Just replace the piece of soft bread with a small sugar cube. Who eats sugar nowadays, though, so scratch that off and add a drop of oregano oil in a teaspoon of yummy honey.  

  • The capsule

For elaborate DIY-ers, you can always get a kit that helps you make your own capsules, simply by filling them with one-two drops of our oregano essential oil. This might be a helpful method for some. However, keep in mind that the rest of the methods mentioned have the extra benefit of letting the oil pass through the mouth and the esophagus, giving some love to the upper part of your GI tract as well. 

  • Flu cocktail

Oh, haven’t we been creative with this one. Juice some apple and ginger. Add in a bit of honey, turmeric, cayenne pepper and a drop of oregano essential oil. Shake, blend, or stir even. You can use a straw or one of those ridiculous umbrellas (it won’t make it taste any better). This doesn’t exactly sound like an ideal Friday night drink, but it will make sure that you fight rapidly those flu symptoms. If you want to take it up a notch, throw some garlic in that juicer too.  

  • Inhale

A choir teacher told us that she hasn’t had a stuffy nose since she started adding a drop of oregano essential oil in a bowl of steamy water. She traps the steam by throwing a towel over her nose (protecting her eyes) and inhales for a few minutes. In fact, she has the entire choir following her practice now and they all swear by it. (Note to self: try this weekly treatment and see what happens to my acne.) 

Nerdy reminder: Internal use should be kept to no more than two weeks in a month, and no more than twelve weeks every year.  Of course, keep out of eyes, ears, or nose and note that its use is not allowed for children under 7 years of age. For older children or during pregnancy and breastfeeding, always ask a professional medical practitioner before use.  

 

External uses 

  • Antimicrobial healing oil

A few drops of oregano essential oil added in a carrier oil like almond or sesame seed oil. This can be kept in a dark tinted glass bottle and used on wounds, insect bites, a variety of skin conditions and fungal problems. A cotton ball soaked in this blend and left on the nails, should keep any nasty nail fungus at bay, if repeated often.  

  • Muscle balm

A few drops of oregano along with other essential oils like sage, carrier oils and thickening agents such as with beeswax, shea or cocoa butter, makes a beautiful balm that can be used for muscle pain, strains and spasms. Just apply it in topically whenever you need to relief a sore muscle. 

  • Happy feet

Dilute 1-2 drops in your favourite carrier oil (coconut, olive, castor etc) and rub the soles of your feet to help boost your immune system. 

Your skin here is less sensitive than the rest of your body (especially if you like walking barefoot), so you are less likely to have an allergic reaction. Plus, there are more nerve endings per square centimetre in the foot than any other part of the body, so your nervous system will get the memo fast.  

  • Diffuse (Burner)

When having sick people at home, make a light blend of essential oils which include oregano, eucalyptus and orange and add them to the essential oil diffuser, just to keep the air clean. Some friends who had a major mold issue in their house, kept diffusing oregano essential oil for weeks, with impressive results. There is something about oregano essential oil that just makes the air feel pleasantly fresh. 

  • Toothpaste

A few drops of oregano essential oil in your DIY toothpaste will give it a good antibacterial kick. Some of our friends have been using this over a year and they swear that their teeth have gotten healthier. You can find many recipes online, but a basic blend of coconut oil with a dash of baking soda, cinnamon and turmeric, is all it takes. It feels awkward at first but it leaves your breath surprisingly fresh too. We thought it would smell like souvlaki to be honest. 

  • The Clean-Freak

If you don’t mind spending a few of these precious drops for your home, there are endless ways you can use oregano essential oil purely for its antimicrobial effect on surfaces. We know people adding a couple of drops of oregano essential oil in some water and spraying down surfaces or the sofa. You can even use oregano essential oil on your nail clippers, your retainer and earrings to keep things clean. A brilliant solution for us that make our own natural cleaning products at home.  

Nerdy reminder: Αs with any essential oil, always do a skin patch test before use (Take a small quantity, dilute it in a carrier oil and apply it to sensitive areas of the body like the inner wrist or inner elbow, wait for 12-24 hours to see if it causes any skin reactions – if not, go for it!) 

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That’s the information we have gathered so far, but we keep hearing more and more people using the essential oil of oregano in a lot of creative ways. If you have been using our oregano essential oil in a different way, let us know and we will keep experimenting and sharing. If you haven’t, it only takes one drop to be converted.  Just order yours online from Oliveology and join the tribe!

What’s the buzz about oregano essential oil?

March 25th, 2018 Posted by blog 0 thoughts on “What’s the buzz about oregano essential oil?”

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It gets a bit boring seeing one miracle ingredient popping after the next. Don’t get it wrong, it’s good that people get more and more interested in looking after themselves; especially when it’s done in a natural, holistic way. But hasn’t it gotten too far? Didn’t you just cringe when you read the word “holistic”? People used to consume news about pop stars; now they seem to feed off of information on that special natural ingredient that will improve their health. And then there is the next. And the next after that. Do these remedies even work? You can never be certain.

Let’s be specific and take for example the essential oil of oregano. Is it another trend? Even Whole Foods makes an immunity shot with a couple of drops of this potent ingredient (tasted weird but did work!). People take oregano oil to fight colds, skin diseases and all sorts of ailments. Its use has spread so much so fast, that even the conventional research started picking up on it, proving that oregano essential oil has unique antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. So, it seems only fair that it’s trending, right?

Well, not exactly. Oregano has been used in herbal medicine for centuries and is even mentioned in ancient biblical texts. It isn’t something new. But the research is. The tradition goes hand in hand with the scientific evidence here; both roads leading to this little, beautiful, aromatic herb. Oregano has been used not only in herbal medicine but in the kitchen as well. Most Mediterranean food is laced with some of its aroma. It has been said that many herbivores eat it to balance their gut health (and it also partakes in the secret recipe of Feta; you see, feta is not just a white cheese. Its distinct taste comes from the herbs that the wild goats eat on the rocky mountains of Greece).

If only all these powerful properties could be condensed so that we don’t have to chew on oregano leaves all day at work…  we would get a very potent vial full of oregano essential oil. And that’s exactly what we do. Aetheleon oregano organic essential oil is a product of personal passion and a lot of love. We figured that we put so much time and effort into this, we might as well make the best oregano oil possible. From the moment we picked our land, the organic native species to cultivate, caring personally for each and every plant, following all the way to getting that first drop of the finest oregano essential oil… we did nothing more but followed our vision to create excellence. Every step of the process has been fine-tuned in order to offer the purest possible essential oil of oregano. Not all oregano oils are created equal, but we can proudly say that our product deserves a place in every natural medicine cabinet.

Now that antibiotic resistance is on a whole new level and bacteria seem to survive even the strongest of antibiotics, we have a chance to look into those ancient ingredients that provide a natural alternative. Unlike conventional antibiotics, oregano essential oil does not strip our gut flora but is a strong immune booster. Moreover, this oil has a wound-healing effect if used in an ointment, reducing bacterial contamination at the same time. Oxidative stress is correlated with a number of degenerative disorders; however, the strong antioxidant character of oregano essential oil will help combat oxidation and aid proper detox. What is more, oregano is very rich in essential phytochemicals that we might be missing from our every-day diet. Phytochemicals provide positive mineral elements which are vital to fighting certain diseases. Lastly, oregano essential oil seems to be very active against certain fungi and bacteria such as candida albicans and epidermal staph infections.

The oil itself has a very strong taste and leaves behind a burning sensation. It doesn’t sound pleasant, but it’s all worth it, regardless. We have chosen one of the best tinted glass bottles, to preserve our essential oil and you only need a drop or two, so the bottle will last you a very long time. If you want any tips and tricks regarding its various uses, stay tuned. We will share all of our secrets and you won’t have to gag on oregano oil ever again. Starting here with some tips, order yours online from Oliveology and welcome on board!

Can consuming herbs harm biodiversity?

April 24th, 2017 Posted by blog 0 thoughts on “Can consuming herbs harm biodiversity?”

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When it comes to herbs, most of us think it’s only natural to harvest them from the wild. Especially in places like Greece, when you notice herbs like oregano, cistus or thyme, growing even in the most unexpected places like rocky surfaces or on the roadside, tempting you with their abundance and their resilience.

 But how sustainable is picking wild herbs nowadays?

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Simple mayonnaise, with a healthy twist

April 18th, 2017 Posted by blog 0 thoughts on “Simple mayonnaise, with a healthy twist”
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Some time ago a friend told us that he enjoys a drop of our oregano essential oil added to mayonnaise into his sandwich.

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