Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth Day Triple Play

Thursday is Earth Day and to celebrate, there's a Two Day Sale going on at the Manor. From now until Friday the 23rd at midnight, buy two of anything on the website, and get a third for free. Yes, that's right... buy two of your Manor Hall Earth-friendly favorites, and get another one free.

Simply enter 2 in the quantity box when making your purchase, and we'll throw a third one of the same product in your order box... for free. For every two you buy, we'll give you a third.

Just use coupon code "EARTHDAY" at checkout to claim your triple play. (Sorry, no mixing and matching flavors)

And don't forget... you still get the April order box freebies, and shipping's still only $6.00 to anywhere in the U.S.!

How's that for an Earth Day celebration? Have a great one!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rose Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium plants were introduced to Europe in the 17th century from South Africa, Egypt and Morocco. There are over 700 varieties, though only about ten are used for the oil because of low yield. Rose geranium is a perennial shrub often used in hedgerows, it stands about three feet tall.

Distilled from the leaves and stalks, its scent is very floral and sweet, closely resembling that of a rose.

Antiseptic, astringent and deodorizing, rose geranium helps to tone and cleanse the skin. Also aiding the in the balance of sebum secretion, the skin's natural oil, it is helpful with acne, inflammation, and similar skin troubles. Rose geranium is uplifting to the spirits, helping to relieve anxiety and stress.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


The bright orange petals of the calendula plant have been used for many centuries in herbal preparations. Medieval monks used it to treat insect and snake bites. During the American Civil War, the flowers were used in numbers by doctors in their treatment of open wounds. Its use as a very able antiseptic helped to stem bleeding, aided in the prevention of infection, and quickened the healing process.

Its flowers are still used today by herbalists for varied health benefits. The natural chemicals found in calendula help with healing by increasing the flow of blood to the wounded area, and also by advancing the production of collagen proteins.

The high amount of flavonoids found in the plant, are believed to be the reason behind its anti inflammatory capabilities. Flavonoids are natural chemicals, and act as anti-oxidants to protect from damage caused by oxygen free radicals.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Crazy Days of April...

Known as the Month of Laughter... the Month of Poetry... and even the Month of Welding, the month of April starts with white-lying to a fool... and ends on a more truthful note. In between, are close on seventy days of celebration of one kind or another. Some celebrated widely, and others celebrated locally.

Feel free to tell lies on the 4th... you can always make up for it on the 30th. The former is "Tell a Lie Day"... while the latter is "National Honesty Day".

Patch things up on the 2nd with "Reconciliation Day", knowing that if all else fails you can really go to town on the 14th with "Ex-Spouse Day". On the 9th, give yourself whatever name you've always wanted, while the very next day being careful to take back all the names you ever gave to your brothers/sisters. Yes... "National Siblings Day" rides hot on the heels of "Name Yourself Day".

"Peanut Butter and Jelly Day" can be celebrated on the 2nd, with Caramel Popcorn Day coming in on the 7th, and Jelly Bean Day happening on the 22nd. Make sure to carry around the mints and parsley on the morning of the 20th though, because the day before on the 19th is "National Garlic Day."

"Big Wind Day" on the 12th... "International Day of Laughter" on the 14th... and "Titanic Remembrance Day" for the 15th. Of course... you might want to Plan Your Own Epitaph on the 6th ..., maybe Walk Around Things on the 7th... and even Look Up At The Sky on the 14th.

All sound a little too crazy for you...? Nah... crazy is happening on the 15th when the world celebrates "Rubber Eraser Day".

April... the Month of Humor. Laughter releases endorphins, the body's feel-good chemical. They say laughter is the best medicine. April is also Stress Awareness Month. So go on then... release some of that stress with a right old laugh. Err... did I mention Cheeseball Day on the 17th...?