Suprise in the Garden today!

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Awesome beautiful crisp day out and while I was just breathing in the beauty, I noticed that the hummingbirds have arrived back!
I can't tell you how much they brighten up my day! I love their swift movement and how they just zip in and grab a little nectar and they are on their way!

It really gives me a break for a few minutes to just forget about everything else
and enjoy nature. Seems like while I'm out watching them, I forget everything else.
Its sort of like a power nap! It Re-energizes me!

In my busy life this is certainly a welcome! Now I have a little something to look forward to everyday. Even if it's just for a few moments, It takes me somewhere else and I could sure use that break!

How to make Bleach Alternative and have a safe and healthy home!

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Just the smell of bleach is enough to make you not feel well!
Makes breathing difficult & eyes water. Bleach is a strong corrosive. It will irritate or burn the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. It causes pulmonary edema or vomiting and coma if ingested.
WARNING! Never mix bleach with ammonia it may cause fumes which may be deadly.
So what do you do?

Chlorine bleach is very hard on your clothes. Not to mention the
environment. Definitely not safe for our kids!

To whiten clothes add a cup of lemon juice to the wash cycle to boost the whitening
action of your laundry detergent.
If stains are heavy them pour the lemon juice over the stain then rub the area with salt. Then place the garment out in the sun for several hours.Wash as usual.


Counter tops and hard surfaces Mix a paste of Lemon juice and baking soda. Apply the mixture to the stain, allow it to sit for several hours. Wipe clean and the stain should be gone.

Some hard core stains require a second treatment.


Plastic storage containers Make a paste of lemon juice and baking soda to remove stains.


To Sanitize Fill a spray bottle with the juice of 1 lemon, fill with water.

Spray the area then rinse with water.



WHY THIS METHOD WORKS!


The citrus acid in the lemon acts as a natural stain remover, bleach and sanitizer.



What are the benefits of using lemon as bleach?



*Chlorine free


*Gentle on clothes and surfaces


*inexpensive


*Kid & Pet Safe (I think this is the best idea yet!)


*fume free!


*effective whitener and stain remover


*natural sanitizer



NEVER:

** Use lemon on marble or granite as it may cause etching **

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Powder Puff Tree Attracts Butterflies

Herb Festival

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Salmonella Outbreak in 42 States!

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Salmonella Outbreak Hits 42 States !

An outbreak of Salmonella
food poisoning has hit 42 states. Nearly 400 people have become sick
from this outbreak. About one in 5 victims has ended up in the hospital.
One elderly woman died.

It is the same type of Salmonella bacteria that has been confirmed in at
least 388 cases so far. CDC has not determined which foods are causing
the problem.

Symptoms are diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps
approximately 12 to 72 hours after being infected. The illness lasts
about 7 days and most people recover without treatment.
The problem is the elderly, very young and those with a compromised immune system are at high risk!

CDC says, the best way to avoid this problem is repeated hand washing and to be careful when preparing raw meat.

It may be weeks or months until information is released about where it might be coming from. There are more then 2000 types of salmonella. Yearly they are about 40,00 cases reported. The most common type is Typhimurium. This type is found in meat and eggs.

The cases that are active now are different from last years cases which were related to vegetables, jalapeno and serrano peppers from Mexico

In my option the safest way to go is to practice a Vegan or Vegetarian diet, Its a healthier lifestyle with no threat of Salmonella poising that we has been on the up rise these last few years.

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A quiet moment in the garden!
Monarch

Green Clean in the Laundry Room and more! What are Soap Nuts?

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If you are
going green then you will definitely want to incorporate Soap Nuts into
your healthy living program!
Soap Nuts have been around for thousands of years!

Soap Nuts are the dried fruit of the Chinese Soapberry tree. They come from Nepal and India.
They contain saponin, a natural cleaner used to clean clothes. Soap nuts come in two sizes the smaller one sapindus infoliatus and the larger one sapindus mukorossi. Both work great although the larger one is the one that is most commonly used.

Soap nuts get rid of nasty odors. If you have really tough stains, you can add 1/2 cup of lemon into your wash.

Soap nuts are natural and free from chemicals and fragrances. No need to worry about allergies. They are 100% non allergenic.

Soap nuts are so easy to use! Simply drop 4 to 5 nuts into a muslin bag
(I recommend adding 2 drops of Mother Earth Lavender Essential Oil to the nuts)
You now have scented laundry soap with medicinal additives!
Remove the muslin bag before putting the clothes into the dryer.

Another way to use soap nuts is to boil about 15-18 of them in 1.5 quarts of water.
You now have a concentrated liquid. You can add about 3 tablespoons of this to each load of laundry.

Soap nuts can be used to clean every room in the house! It can be used as a window and glass cleaner.
It repairs oily or dry hair.
Soap Nuts are a great multi-purpose cleaner.
Makes being green that much easier!

Soap nuts are anti-microbial (capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms)
They help break down the "gray" in your septic system.

Save water with Soap Nuts!


You don't have to use your rinse cycle with soap nuts. This can save you tons of gallons of water.
Just in case you forget to turn off the rinse cycle the saponin in the soap nuts acts as a softener

Soap Nuts are 100% environmentally friendly!



Do you know what's in your child's vaccine?

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Do you know what's in your Vaccine?

Once you have the information then YOU can make the decision!

Get to know the laws for your state on Vaccinations.

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You can easily "EXEMPT" your children from vaccinations for daycare, school or college
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Find your State! http://909shot.com/state-site/state-exemptions.htm

Why are products that produce known symptoms similar to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, autism, and countless other neurological and other disorders included in these vaccines?

Known carcinogens, toxins, and neurotoxins found in vaccines: [#1]
- Benzethonium chloride [#2]
- Formaldehyde [#3]
- Phenol [#4]
- Thimerosal [#5]

Commonly Used Vaccine Ingredients:
- Acetone (toxin)
- Aluminum (neurotoxin)
- Benzethonium chloride [#2] (toxin)
- Calf serum
- Chick embryo
- Cowpox pus
- Decomposed fecal matter from ill typhoid patients for typhoid serum
- Dog kidney tissue
- Ethylene glycol (antifreeze)
- Formaldehyde [#3] (carcinogen, toxin)
- Horse blood
- Monkey kidney cell culture
- Mucous from the throats of ill children with colds and whooping cough for whooping cough serum
- Neomyoine
- Phenol [#4] (toxin)
- Phosphate
- Pig blood
- Pulverized felt hats for tetanus serum
- Pus from sores on diseased cows for small pox serums
- Rabbit brain tissue
- Rotten horse blood for diphtheria toxin and antitoxin
- Sodium
- Sweepings from vacuum cleaners for asthma and hay fever
- Thimerosal [#5] (neurotoxin) -- MOST TOXIC

Phenol: [#4]
Phenol is a petrol chemical used to make propane.
"Irritation eyes, nose, throat; anorexia, weight loss; lassitude (weakness, exhaustion), muscle ache, pain; dark urine; cyanosis; liver, kidney damage; skin burns; dermatitis; ochronosis; tremor, convulsions, twitching."

Benzethonium chloride: [#2]
A disinfectant used in vaccines, "medications, deodorants, mouthwashes, in the food processing and pharmaceutical industries, in surgery, and also as a preservative," is already known to cause a "neuromuscular blockade" or transmission failure.

This is typical of what is seen in most Parkinson's patients, and several others suffering from various neurological diseases.

While the elderly and chronically ill who have these very diseases that ingredients in vaccines are known to produce, this is even more alarming since infants are prime targets for vaccination.

The amount of immunizations a child receives from 0-2 years of age has tripled since 1983, and has risen from 8 to 29 doses. The majority of these vaccines from 1983 to 2007 contained the highly potent neurotoxin, thimerosal.

The CDC began to reduce the amount of thimerosal-containing vaccines that US children received beginning in 1999, dropping down to 46%. Presently in 2007, it stands at 7%.

Childhood vaccines, and adult for that matter, still contain thimerosal. Most of which are for influenza, and nearly all still contain trace amounts of thimerosal.

On top of this, 26.25% of adult vaccines contain thimerosal, creating a prenatal exposure in pregnant women
who are also prime targets for vaccination against influenza with thimerosal-containing flu shots.
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Why I am an Essential Oil and Healing Herbs Practitioner

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I am an essential oil and healing herbs practitioner.

I have been interested in ridding my home and body of harsh chemical since forever! Even when I was young, I remember that some "smells" from cleaning agents make me feel "not so well" and even at that young age, it raised flags. I just sort of knew that it couldn't be good for you if it made you feel blah! Later I recall the evenings of sitting out in our yard and smelling the herbs that were growing and how that scent made me feel so good! I just knew I wanted to learn as much about them as I could!

Lately I've been researching the herb Lavender. Lavender is adorned with its rich luscious purple/blue flowers but most of all it has an incredible aroma! A sweet fragrance.

The healing properties of this incredible herb goes on and on! It is the Oil extracted from the fresh flowers of the plant that is used for medicinal purposes.

The herb lavender is anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, it is known to increases circulation. It is anti-bacterial and is effective against the E-coli. It has anti-flatulent properties.


It is also known as a sedative. (Ever wonder why your sheets at the bed & breakfast smell like Lavender?) Also helps with sleep disorders. It has a balancing effect on the nervous system. Its works great for a nervous stomach. Lavender stimulates the liver to increase bile production. It is said to be the best anti-inflammatory in our arsenal when used by itself or in combination of other herbs.

I always keep a spray bottle handy of distilled water with drops of pure essential lavender oil for misting the kids bed nightly. Its calming, helps them to sleep and the aroma is so relaxing!

20 drops in the bath will relax and bring calm right to you! try it in a massage blend!

Lavender helps to relieve headaches. It can be used as an antiseptic. It heals very rapidly and is one of the very best oils for burns.

In fact, French chemist, Rene'-Maurice Gattefosse discovered Lavender's healing powers by accident. While working in his perfume lab in the 1920's, he accidentally burned his hand. He quickly plunged in into the nearest liquid vat, which just happened to be lavender oil. He then pulled his hand out and voila... the pain quickly disappeared. The burn healed without a trace of a scar!

It can be used on open sores, bites, inflammation of the skin or other skin disorders.

I keep a bottle in my first aid kit; I wouldn't be caught without it!

Lavender is also must for skin care! Mother Earth Skin care clay, Mother Earth Skin care oil, Mother Earth Skin care salve even Mother Earth Toothpaste.

Essential oil Lavender massaged into the scale helps with hair loss. A study of 86 people with alopecia areata (a disease that causes hair loss) massaged the lavender oil into their scalp for 7 months. They experienced significant hair re-growth as compared to those who massaged their scalp without the essential oil.

A recent study found that the use of Lavender oil may improve postoperative pain control. Fifty patients undergoing breast biopsy surgery received either oxygen supplemented with lavender oil or oxygen alone. Patients in the Lavender group reported a higher satisfaction rate with pain control than patients in the control group.

Lavender is also a great tool for replacing cleaning agents around the home! It’s used in kitchen and bathroom cleaners. It is also used in an herbal combination to control and replace harmful bug spays (pesticides) used around the home.

Think about this... when you spray a bug watch how the poison affects the nervous system of that bug. How the legs begin to shake and the bug eventually dies. That is exactly what we are delivering to our system and our children's systems in smaller doses. (It is believed Parkinson's disease is related to pesticide)

Along with this practice, it is important to remember to clean up your environment...
We are a product of our work play and home environment.
Sick Building Syndrome is a real health risk; it is recognized by the EPA and AMA. We must reduce indoor chemicals that pose a health risk.

Lavender on Breast Tumors and Ovarian Cysts
Not many people know the therapeutic effect on breast tumors and ovarian cysts.

First of all Lavender has class compounds known as monoterpenes, perillyl alcohol and limonenes. These are reported to have anticancer activity in vitro and experimental animals. As we speak, Lavender is being investigated for treating breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.


Dr Michael N. Gould announced at the American Association Cancer Research annual meeting held in Orlando, Fl that the use of perillyl alcohol and limonenes from Lavender oil was reducing cancerous tumors in rats. Dr Gould reported that 60% to 80 % of the tumors completely regressed when the lab rats were feed perillyl alcohol.

Dr Gould states "The nature of their effectiveness is as follows: as agents of prevention, these compounds appear to spur enzymes that detoxify dangerous carcinogens."

We recommend 4 to 6 cups of Lavender tea daily along with direct application of Lavender Essential oil and baths of Lavender Essential oil. Lavender tea’s flavor is the Essential Oil with its flavonoids & therapeutic properties.

Results
Breast tumors: 9 out of 10 clients reported their tumors reduced 50% in 3-4 days, disappearing in 25-30 days. According to examination by their allopathic physicians.

Ovarian cyst 9 out of 10 clients reported significant cyst reduction within 35-45 days according to examination by their allopathic physicians.

Amazing results within 30-45 days tumors and cysts shrunk and in some cases disappeared. As recommended with any Complementary Alternative Medicine Practice, it is important to inform your primary care physician and of course to continue allopathic medical treatment.

I just believe these are amazing results and that information is the best antidote we can possibly have!

Thanks for reading my blog and please bookmark or subscribe as I hope to impart some of the wonders of herbs and oils to you and help you have a healthier home and life.

Namaste,
Jan

Effective Combinations You can also get from Mother Earth Healing Herbs!

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  • Pain Management: Muscle Ache Plus Synergy and Muscle Ache Tea Blend. (Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Relaxing)
  • Acid Reflux: House Tea & D-Stress Oil Synergy
  • Bleeding Gum: Aromaclay Toothpaste
  • Acne: Skincare Clay & Skincare Oil Blend
  • Insomnia: Insomnia Tea & Essential Oils
  • Headaches: Headache & D-Emotion Synergy
  • Psoriasis: Skincare Salve & D-Stress Synergy
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Here are our the Herbal Tea Formulas from Mother Earth Healing Herbs

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  • House Blend- Lavender, Chamomile, Jasmine, Calendula Flowers with Peppermint and Spearmint. Our most popular blend is relaxing and flavorful, can replace morning coffee. Recommended for acid reflux, relief felt within one or two cups.
  • Sinus & Cold- Lavender, Eucalyptus, Rosehip, Chamomile, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Plantain Leaf. Effectiveness felt within a few sips.
  • Muscle Ache- Sage, Lavender, Marjoram, Red Raspberry, Chamomile. A mix of anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxing herbs; relieves aches and pains within first cup. Recommended for lupus, fibromyalgia, arthritis and general joint, and muscle aches
  • Insomnia- Lavender, Chamomile, Valerian, St Johns Wort, Melissa, Peppermint & Jasmine. This combination will put you to sleep; one cup before bedtime
  • Energy/Alert- Lavender, Rosemary, Peppermint, Basil Leaf, Spearmint. This combination is a great pick-me-upper
  • Cleansing- Ginger, Red Clover, Chamomile, Hawthorn Leaf & Flowers, Peppermint, Dandelion Leaf & Root, Blessed Thistle. Warming and cleansing.
  • Antioxidant- Green Tea (Sencha Leaf), White Peoney, Lavender Flowers, Peppermint Leaf.
  • Meditation- Immortal, Sage, Lemon Balm, Valerian, Hibiscus & Jasmine Flowers. An exotic blend, with a unique taste, very relaxing.
  • Ocho Flores- Calendula, Lavender, Passion, Chamomile, Red Hibiscus, Red Clover, Immortal & Jasmine Flowers. A mix of eight relaxing flowers, with anti-inflammatory properties.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO HAY OR RAG WEED, TEA CAN BE BLENDED WITHOUT CHAMOMILE

How to Use MEHHO Products
  • Tea Brewing: Place one level teaspoon of herbal tea in a cup filled with steaming water. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes, enjoy hot or cold. One level tablespoon per 5-cup pot.
  • Balneo Bath: Full Bath: Fill the bathtub with warm water and add 10-15 drops of the essential oil or desired blend just before entering, swirl the water to distribute evenly. Soak for at least 20-30 minutes while breathing deeply and relaxing. Do not take a soap shower after bathing; this will interfere with the aroma and the therapy itself.
  • Foot Bath: Fill a pan with warm water and add 4-6 drops of the desired essential oil or blend. Soak feet for 20-30 minutes.
  • Olfactory/Smell: Apply one to two drops of the blend or oil to fingertips and rub between your fingertips before gently applying to nostrils. Cup hands over nose and gently breath-in deeply for a few seconds. Can be also applied one drop to palm, rub hands together and gently smell.
  • Headache Blend: Apply the recommended blend, one drop between fingertips and gently touch/apply to the left and right temple before following the above olfactory/smell directions.
NOTE: If your skin is sensitive, essential oils/blends can also be affective by placing a few drops in a tissue and breathing in deeply for a few seconds. Uses only when needed, do not exceed more than eight times per day

Aerotherapy/Room Diffused:
  • Air Conditioning System: In a 16 to 24-ounce heavy-duty spray bottle add 20-25 drops of desired oil or blend and fill with water. Spray directly into A/C vents and filter on a weekly basis
  • Humidifier or Dehumidifier: Follow your appliance directions, fill with water and add 20-30 drops of desired essential oil/blend

Here are some of the Synergies You can get from us

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  • D-Stress: This synergy of the very relaxing aromas of Sweet Orange, Ylang-Ylang and Patchouli has been used in our practice for over twenty years, with results felt within seconds of smelling
  • D-Emotion: Recommended for those times when emotions cloud our thinking; relationship problems or the death of a loved one, or any situation where someone might “push” our emotional buttons.”
  • Headache: This very effective synergy of oils alleviates headaches upon application.
  • Sinus & Cold: A combination of Eucalyptus, Pine Needle, Cypress & Lavender, known for its ability to fight infections
  • Energy/Alert: An "energizing" synergy of essential oils useful at times of needed energy or alertness. It has rosemary, so we do not recommend it for anyone with high blood pressure. It is ideal for those with low pressure. Effectiveness upon smelling, also recommended in bath and room diffusion
  • Appetite Control Inhaler: Smell before sitting for a meal, it will reduce the amount of food you would normally eat, and smell during the day to control the cravings
  • Muscle Aches Plus: This combination of muscle relaxing and anti inflammatory essential oils perform upon application. We recommend this blend for arthritis, muscle ache soreness, and cramping problems
  • Fever blister: Apply directly to the area when it begins to "itch", it has been known to prevent the blister from opening. If applied after opening, it normally will close within 24 and 48 hours
  • PMS: A synergy of relaxing aromas known for its hormone balancing,soothing, calming, and anti-inflammatory qualities, makes this blend an effective fusion for those times of needed balance
  • Sick-Building Syndrome: For home and/or office, this blend of essential oils reputed for their ability to control mold/mildew, and airborne bacteria
  • Meditation/Visualization: Blended with Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, and Valerian. These Essential Oils have been used through generations to induce prayer and meditation. This blend is formulated to aid in the meditation and visualization process
  • Personal Mosquito Repellent: This combination of Essential Oils has been"Everglades Tested,” with excellent results
* We also carry over 75 MEHHO Certified Essential Oils, Aromaclays, Toothpaste, Custom Made Soaps and Non-Toxic Cleaning Products.
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