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Clay and Essential Oils

I have made the comment a number of times about doing a discussion on clay. This is sort of out there because none of the companies doing essential oils, that most are familiar with, does anything with clay.

Clay is used in a wide range of industrial applications,healthcare products, and herbal applications. In many aspects clay is a very useful item. When used in Herbal or Natural Product applications it is used both internally as will as externally. Now don't get me wrong, I am not telling you to use it internally, I am simply discussing what some people do with it. Got that straight? Good!

Clay is simply volcanic ash. There are many different settings where it can be found and depending on the settings, you will find various types of clay. Also, there are different colors of clay. This is generally attributed to the dominate mineral content of the clay itself. Red Clay usually has a high Iron content. White clay usually has a high calcium content, Grey clay usually has a...

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Small farm Production Part 2

In Part #1 of this series we discussed the situation where small farmers are trying to succeed in growing veggies for the local market.  Many of them are really struggling and facing a bleak future. So in this part we will look at the nature of the issue.

One of my mentors, in a weird sort of way, is Albert Einstein. I am a huge fan of this man as I feel that he had a rational scientific mind, yet recognized the fact that there is an intelligent design in the universe. I enjoy studying his theories and his practical advice.  One part of the practical advice he gives says the following; " To understand the solution to a problem one must understand the nature of the problem." So in part 1 we threw out a problem. In part 2 we will understand the nature of the problem and in part 3 we will present some solutions and how to work with with them.

The very first concept that we have toexamine is Rural Flight. This is the name given to the flight of people from the rural areas...

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Memes and memory (Rosemary)


According to a study, the increase in memory actually ranged from 60 to 75 percent. You can read details here:

The memory-boosting qualities of Rosemary were known even to William Shakespeare. According to the linked article, “Rosemary has been long been linked to memory, with the most famous literary reference found in Hamlet when Ophelia declares: ‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray, love, remember.’”

Rosemary essential oil also supports and strengthens natural immunity. However, when those defenses are breached, Rosemary helps relieve coughs, bronchitis, sinusitis and ear aches (but NEVER use an essential oil INSIDE the ear). It even helps relieve pain in joints.

Other areas Rosemary essential oil boosts the body: circulatory system, liver, gallbladder and the endocrine system, especially the adrenals.

Although it is non-toxic, non-irritating and...

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