Proper hand-washing is a first line of defence

Proper hand-washingProper hand-washing is a first line of defence

Virus is easily spread through respiratory droplets. These droplets can be transmitted through the surfaces we touched, such as grab handles on public transportation or door handles. The best way to prevent and reduce the spread of disease is for everyone to maintain good personal hygiene and proper hand-washing is one of the first lines of defence.⠀

But, what is the right way to wash our hands?⠀read more“Proper hand-washing is a first line of defence”

More foam = cleaner hair?

More foam = cleaner hair?More foam = cleaner hair?

When we first start to use natural hair care products, we was having doubt. “Why the shampoo is not foaming?” “How can that clean my hair?”. That is because the amount of foam we experienced in conventional synthetic shampoos has given us an impression that more foam = cleaner hair. But this is not necessarily true.⠀read more“More foam = cleaner hair?”

Eating raw honey has risk?

Eating Raw HoneyEating raw honey has risk?

Raw honey is made by extracting honey from the honeycombs of the hive and pouring it over a mesh or nylon cloth to separate the honey from impurities like beeswax and dead bees. Once strained, raw honey is bottled and ready to be enjoyed. Sound perfect! But…..⠀read more“Eating raw honey has risk?”

“Polish” your Christmas with Kompot

Polish Kompot“Polish” your Christmas with Kompot

Why don’t you “polish” your Christmas this year with Polish dried fruit kompot, a Polish traditional holiday beverage?

It uses summer’s bounty that has been preserved by drying, and then reconstituted with sugar or honey, water and spices. It is a traditional Christmas Eve (Wigilia) drinks and originally was made with 12 dried fruits to represent the 12 apostles. When made thicker, it’s wonderfully served on toast or ice cream.read more““Polish” your Christmas with Kompot”

Polish Christmas Eve Supper – Wigilia

WigiliaPolish Christmas Eve Supper – Wigilia

On Christmas Eve, December 24th, the appearance of the first star on the sky marks the beginning of one of the most beautiful evenings in the year for Poles. Families share Christmas water (opłatek) and wishes of good luck. After that, supper is served. Although the meal is reserved for the closest family, it’s customary to set an extra plate and seat for an unexpected guest, or even a vagrant.read more“Polish Christmas Eve Supper – Wigilia”

Fukubukuro 福袋, a hundred years tradition

FukubukuroFukubukuro 福袋, a hundred years tradition

Japanese Fukubukuro 福袋, is a tradition started 100 Years ago. It’s unclear how exactly the Fukubukuro originated – there are multiple stories told – but one version says they were sold as early the 1900s when department stores started cropping up in Japan. The oldest legends of the bag could go back to the Edo era (1603 – 1868) when Echigoya, the early incarnation of Mitsukoshi, started packing and selling the lucky bags.read more“Fukubukuro 福袋, a hundred years tradition”