Proverbs 24:13-14 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off. My child, eat honey, for it is […]
Jesus Appears To Mary Magdalene
At Christmas, we celebrate the time when our Great God gave the world the greatest gift of all. God became man in the flesh whom we know as God’s Son, Jesus Christ. He came to give all who believe in Him and His message of love and forgiveness eternal life.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. John’s Gospel Chapter I:1-4
Cayenne Pepper Salve
Cayenne Pepper is probably one of the most popular and hottest spices in the world, and is truly a remarkable spice with many health benefits, but for the purpose of this writing, I will focus on my home made Cayenne Pepper Salve and pain relief.
This beautiful colored Cayenne pepper is a member of the Capsicum genus, Cayenne is well known the world over for easing pain, acute and chronic, from sore and tired muscles, joint pain, sciatica pain, back ache and back pain, arthritis, bruises, tendonitis, closed wounds and so forth, and even nerve pain associated with diabetic neuropathy.
When Cayenne Pepper Salve is massaged into an area of pain on the body, one will most likely feel a burning sensation, or heat in the area where applied. This is quite normal, even on closed skin. The heat a person feels is caused by the Cayenne Pepper constituent capsaicin, and can vary among the various species. In other words, the more capsaicin the Cayenne Pepper has, the more heat the pepper will give.
Cayenne Pepper is known to reduce pain by working on the central nervous system in conjunction with a “Substance P”, a neuro -transmitter located in the spinal cord and brain related to the inflammatory process that causes pain, studies have shown. When applying Cayenne Pepper Salve to the area where you have pain; for instance your back, the capsaicin in the Cayenne Pepper will transmit a signal to the “Substance P” to help block or reduce the pain you feel. This is an amazing phenomenon!!
As shown in the photo, my home made Cayenne Pepper Salve, made with pure red/orange Cayenne Pepper Powder, organic extra virgin Olive Oil, and natural Beeswax takes on the brilliant reddish- orange color of the Cayenne Pepper Powder.
As with any chronic pain, such as arthritis, or back ache, there is no “quick fix” as it may take up to two weeks or more before you will notice results so it is important to use your Cayenne Pepper Salve on a daily basis to reduce the chronic pain. As Cayenne Pepper will burn, it is imperative that you wear gloves when applying and be careful so as not to get any in your eyes or mucous membranes, and be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after applying to your source of pain.
For those interested in receiving one of the best natural pain relievers on the planet, Cayenne Pepper Salve made by yours truly, you can email me @ toni.organics @ymail.com.
Calendula Herb And Calendula Infused Oil
With Rosemary Essential Oil
Today was a fun-filled busy day, and it hasn’t ended yet. Last evening and early today, I started infusing my Organic Calendula Herb I had set aside a few weeks ago with some Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Rosemary Herb and its essential oil has always been a favorite of mine, even more so now that research has shown Rosemary Essential Oil to have pain relieving, anti-inflammatory medicinal uses as well as a host of other cosmetic, hair and skin uses. I was very excited when I discovered the research documentation from PubMed.gov and the Rutgers University Study, so much so that I just had to put some of this beautiful gift from God into my now infused anti-inflammatory Calendula Oil to enhance the already anti-inflammatory properties of the Calendula Oil even more!
Both the oils, Calendula and Rosemary essential oil have anti-inflammatory properties which make for an excellent natural pain reliever for sprains, sore muscles, tendonitis, rheumatism and arthritis without the dreadful adverse reactions and side effects of steroids and NSAIDS. The Calendula infused oil combined with the Rosemary Essential Oil makes for a delicious aroma and can also be used to add to home made soaps.
Calendula Herb is a wonderful herb that has been around hundreds of years and is very effective in promoting superficial wound healing because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. It is also a very good treatment to use on burns. I burned my arm a month ago on a hot tea pot through the entire first layer of skin, (OUCH!) and I immediately cleansed the wound and put some of my home made Calendula Salve on the burn. The burn is now healed after using my Calendula Salve daily, without leaving any scar. It is a wonderful treatment to use on rashes and insect bites, which are prevalent this time of the year. Combined with the Rosemary Essential Oil, you couldn’t want a better over-all natural and organic combined product to treat what ails you!
For those interested in obtaining this multi-purpose Organic Calendula Infused Oil, you can email me at Toni.Organics@ymail.com
Beautiful flowered plants
Homemade children’s picnic tables with stools & planters
A fresh fruit & vege stand
The 2015 Bath, New York Saturday Farm Market is taking off in full steam in the park in Bath, New York and pictured above are a few of the vendors participating with their produce and homemade products. This year’s Saturday Bath, New York Farm Market is free for all vendors interested in participating.
Even though the day started off a hot, and “muggy” one, that didn’t stop the faithful vendors, and local residents from Bath, New York and surrounding communities including Almond, Hornell, Corning and Dansville from going to the market to purchase the best honey in New York State, of all varieties, from local bee keeper, ‘Phil’, shown in the above photo, plants, local produce, and of course, “yours truly” was there with my homemade, all natural and organic body creams, soaps, salves and more.
The season is just getting started, but we anticipate a fun filled get together, and look forward to seeing all of our wonderful old friends who visit the market routinely, as well as meeting new friends and out of town visitors who visit the Finger Lakes Region and Saturday Bath, New York Farm Market, and enjoy the beautiful area during the summer time.
The Bath, New York Saturday Farm Market will run through October every Saturday from 9 a.m. ’till 2:00 p.m. in the downtown park. See you there!.
Who would have thought that by adding the brilliantly red colored crushed saffron herb to your homemade soap batter you would end up with a gorgeous light tan colored body soap with natural white twirls? From my most recent creations, that’s exactly what happened when I made this Saffron Herbal body soap over a week ago.
I was thrilled with the final outcome of the soap that I made. I have discovered that one of the most exciting and surprising things about making homemade body soap is that you never know what color you will end up with in the process because the natural chemical reaction of the saponification process is full of surprises and can change one natural color to another.
This beautiful Saffron Herbal Soap is also a Castile body soap, containing for the larger part pure Organic Olive Oil. To make for a bubbly lather and skin conditioner, I added organic Coconut Oil along with Caster Oil, a wonderful oil that attracts and holds moisture to your skin as well as contributes to a hard bar of soap, along with a nice stabilizing, creamy lather as well.
This batch of soap will now remain on the rack to cure for months to obtain a desirable ph of 8.5-9, and to obtain a nice hard bar of soap. I ran into a soap maker selling her soap at a local farm market in my area over the weekend who said she cured her soap for only three weeks. I couldn’t believe my ears. Many new soap makers often make the mistake of being in a hurry to sell their soap at the local farm markets which will more than likely leave the customer very dissatisified with the product they have purchased and not return for more in the future.
One of the most important things to remember is that there is no short cut or cutting corners in producing a high quality body soap that will cause a customer to return over and over for more in the future. I think that is the best principle to follow in any passion or dream you may have.