10 secrets to writing killer blog posts!

Wondering how to write a great blog? What the heck should you talk about? This will help you even if you are brand new. From blogging 5-7 times per week for over 5 years, these 10 little known blog writing secrets should help you attract more people and build your brand. Thank you…

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This is one of my favorites(Peppermint).

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Biblical Herbs and Treatments (Figs).

Isaiah 38:21 – For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay [it] for a plaster upon the boil, and he shall recover.

Figs:

Figs are an amazing fruit. I planted a fig tree in my back yard 3 years ago and I am amazed by the way it survives the harsh winters here in southwest PA. My fig tree started producing figs the very first year and every year it gets bigger with more delicious fruit. There is no comparison to eating fresh figs straight from the tree.

Health benefits of figs:

Internal use of figs :

1. Prevent cancer
Coumarin content of the figs, may also reduce the risk of Prostate Cancer. Eating figs regularly can help reduce the risk of breast cancer and colon cancer.
2. Reduce cholesterol
The soluble fiber found in figs called Pectin helps in reducing blood cholesterol.
3. Prevent high blood pressure and heart attack
The content of Potassium, Omega 3 and Omega 6 on fig fruit helps to maintain blood pressure and coronary heart attacks.
4. Help cure diabetes
Figs leaves have healing properties. Decoction of fig leaves can help patients with diabetes reduces the amount of insulin intake.
5. Consuming  figs can reduce fatigue, improve brain memory and prevent anemia.
6. Because of the laxative effect, consuming  the fruit is very helpful for treating chronic constipation.
7. Daily consumption of figs is an effective drug for the treatment of hemorrhoids cure.
8.  Figs are rich in calcium and calcium is an excellent alternative for the therapeutic treatment of people who are allergic to dairy products.
9.  Figs are rich in natural Benzaldehyde as Phenol and Anti-Tumor Agent and Micro-organisms can kill pathogens, fungus and virus in the human body.
10. Fig fruit is rich in dietary fiber, which makes them very effective for weight loss program (Obesity).
11. Content of Calcium and Potassium in figs prevent bone thinning (osteoporosis), and helps to increase bone density.
12. Content of Tryptophan in figs, induces good sleep and helps get rid of sleep disorders such as insomnia.
13. Figs are known to prevent and cure sexual impotency.

External use of figs:

1. When applied to the skin, baked figs can cure inflammations like abscesses and ulcers.
2.  Due to its high water content, mashed figs acts as an excellent skin cleanser and helps in preventing and curing acne.
3. Cut a fig in half and place on boils, bumps and other skin abnormalities.
4. Application of fig paste on the face helps to transport important nutrients into the dermal layers of the skin to replenish it from within. Take some fresh figs and process them in a mixer with 1 tablespoon of yoghurt to make a fine paste. Apply this all over the face and massage you skin gently with it for a few minutes. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. If you cannot find fresh figs then soak some dried figs overnight and blend them to form a smooth paste.
5. Not just the flesh, the peels of figs too contain active enzyme which act as an exfoliator to clear the dead cell debris from the skin. All you need to do is wash and clean the peels, and scrub the skin with the inside of the peel for flawless and smooth skin.

Fig Leaves:

A tea made from fresh fig leaves lowers insulin levels. Individuals with diabetes should take the fig leaf remedy with breakfast to receive full benefits throughout the day. The fig leaf remedy also protects cardiovascular health by lowering triglyceride levels in the bloodstream. Other reported benefits of fig leaf tea includes  lowering blood pressure.

You can make stuffed fig leaves, wrap fig leaves around fish for grilling and drop into your favorite soup for an interesting flavor. For more fig recipes got to the figfest website.  Who centers whole  celebrations  around cooking figs and their leaves.

Thank You for visiting. Hope this helps.

Until later your friend Bill

 

 

 

Have you heard of Soap Berries?

Warning, do not take internally!

Tired of  commercial detergents which contain contain chemical surfactants,? Some of which (such as 1,2-Dioxane have been shown to be carcinogenic and volatile. But soap berries (AKA Soap Nuts) are all-natural and have been used for centuries around the world.

Soap Berries contain saponin which are a class of chemical compounds found in particular abundance in various plant species. More specifically, they are amphipathic glycosides grouped phenomenologically by the soap-like foaming they produce when shaken in aqueous solutions, and structurally by having one or more hydrophilic glycoside moieties combined with a lipophilic triterpene derivative.[1][2].  (Courtesy of Wikipedia) 

You can dry out the soap berries place six of them in a muslin bag and toss in washer.( It can be reused approx six times.

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You can also crush  the dried Soap Berries into a fine powder and mix with water. Use this to replace all your store bought detergents, shampoos, soaps and scouring powders which are toxic.

How to Grow Soap Berries:

The soap nut tree (Sapindus Mukorossi) gets very large.

 

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and must be grown in frost free climates. It takes about ten years for it to produce fruit from seed. An alternative would be to buy  online or your local health store. You would be surprised how much money you would save verse store bought cleaners.

Hope this helps. Thanks for visiting. Until Later your friend Bill

 

Biblical Herbs and Treatments (Hyssop)

Hyssop (Aka Hyssopus officinalis):

Psalms 51:7 – Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Hyssop is used for digestive and intestinal problems including liver and gallbladder conditions, intestinal pain, intestinal gas, colic, and loss of appetite. It is also used for respiratory problems including coughs, the common cold, respiratory infections, sore throat, and asthma.

Other uses include urinary tract infection (UTI), poor circulation, HIV/AIDS, and menstrual cramps.

Some people use hyssop as a gargle; in baths to cause sweating; and on the skin for treating skin irritations, burns, bruises, and frostbite.

In foods, hyssop oil and extract are used as a flavoring.

In manufacturing, hyssop oil is used as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.

Courtesy of WebMD!

How to use:

Make a Tea

Hyssop leaves have been used for centuries in teas. Hyssop tea has a lot of antibiotic properties which are produced from the leaves it’s made from, so drinking it may be a sure way to slow down and stop the growths of harmful bacteria in the body. The flavonoids present in it also have many antibiotic qualities to it which make it useful in helping to treat internal infections in the body such as throat and nasal infections.

Make a Tincture:

Hyssop can be used for colds and flu’s. Hyssop is an expectorant so it will relieve congestion. Take 2 teaspoons twice a day.

Make your own essential Oil:

Hyssop  has proven itself as a beneficial antiseptic since it has the ability to help heal cuts and bruises when applied topically. Its antibacterial properties can also help prevent any open wounds from getting infected. This property also makes it useful in treating certain types of fungus on the skin as well. Some also claim that regular usage can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and offer relief for pain and swelling.

How to Grow Hyssop:

Hyssop can be started in containers, indoors or outdoors.  If you plant in a container make sure the pot is deep enough to accommodate a large root system. Sow seeds indoors or directly in the garden in early spring. Hyssop prefers full sun to partial shade with a well drained, even dry, soil.  You can amend soil with organic matter. Sow seeds just beneath the surface, approximately ¼-inch deep.  Germination generally takes between 14 and 21 days, but can take as long as a month, so be patient.  Transplant if sown indoors after all threat of frost has passed.  Space between 6 inches and 12 inches apart.

Did you know?

On the cross Jesus was given a mixture of gall extended with a hyssop branch.

Hope this helps. Until Later your friend Bill

 

 

 

Essential Oil Blend of the Week – Citrus Bliss


Citrus Bliss, dōTERRA®’s Invigorating Blend, merges the benefits of citrus essential oils. We combine the powerful essences of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Clementine with a hint of Vanilla Absolute to form this unique and harmonious blend. With benefits that extend beyond elevating mood and reducing stress, Citrus Bliss has natural, potent compounds with cleansing properties. Mixed with water, Citrus Bliss is a perfect solution for disinfecting countertops and other surfaces while producing a fresh, sweet scent.

Ingredients:

Wild Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Grapefruit Peel, Mandarin Peel, Bergamot Peel, Tangerine Peel, Clementine Peel essential oils and Vanilla Bean Absolute.

About the Ingredients:

Orange Peel (Citrus aurantium) – The peel of an orange can be used to boost appetite as well as also being used for weight lost. Other parts of the fruit are used for stomach issues, as well as nasal congestion.

Lemon Peel- Lemons can improve digestive and immune system health, and improve eye health and even reduce weight.

Grapefruit Peel- Grapefruit can disinfect, help with depression, be used as an aperitif, and can improve overall heath.

Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) – Mandarin can protect the destruction of cells from certain harming agents, improve circulatory and digestive health, help with spastic muscles, and calm nerves.

Bergamot – Bergamot oil has been known to be an antidepressant, an antibiotic and disinfectant, and has even been used to cover body odor

Tangerine(Citrus reticulata blanco)- can be used to relieve spams of involuntary muscle, relieve stomach pain, be used as an antiseptic and can be used as a sedative as well.
Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia)- Used for many unique properties like antidepressant, sedative,carcinogenic, and is overall very aromatic and relaxing to the human body

Uses:

For menstrual discomfort, rub three to five drops on the abdomen.
Apply to feet or pulse points to help relieve symptoms associated with PMS.

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Essential Oil Blend Of the Week -Breathe

Well,  Fall is upon us and Winter is around the corner . When congestion hits ( I hope it doesn’t, But just in case).  I would recommend Breathe Essential Oil it really opens up the airways.

Primary Benefits:

  • Apply topically to the chest and breathe deeply to enjoy a cooling, invigorating vapor.
  • Promotes a restful night’s sleep
  • Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats

Ingredients:

Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus Leaf, Peppermint Plant, Melaleuca Leaf, Lemon Peel, Ravensara Leaf, Cardamom Seed essential oils

Aromatic Description:

Minty, hot, fresh, airy

 

Description:
doTERRA Breathe is a remarkable blend of essential oils including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Ravensara, and Cardamom. doTERRA Breathe maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing while minimizing the effects of seasonal threats. doTERRA Breathe can be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet, or diffused at nighttime to calm the senses and promote a restful sleep.

Uses:
Diffuse, inhale directly from palms, or rub on chest or feet when seasonal and environmental threats are high.
Use when outdoors to minimize the effects of seasonal threats.
Diffuse at bedtime for a restful night’s sleep.
Diffuse or inhale directly from palms, or rub on chest when environmental threats are high.

Directions for Use:
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Cautions:
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

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