Lettres, Ladies, and Libraries

 

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This past weekend Honest Aromas was a vendor at the Oil City Belles Lettres Club bazaar. It occurred to me that I didn’t know why the Belles Lettres started. I mean, I used to take my children to their building downtown to perform for the Jr. Schubert club, and my husband and I held formal youth group dinners there, but I was not sure what the ladies at the Belles Lettres actually did.

Well as it turns out, the founders of this club were amazing!

The Belles Lettres Club was formed for the purpose of studying literature and maintaining a library (the name Belles Lettres comes from a French phrase for fine writing, and is a general term for a type of well-crafted literature). An active member of Belles Lettres, Cora Hull Ramage, began corresponding with Andrew Carnegie of Pittsburgh. She requested that Mr. Carnegie donate money for a library. He agreed to donate $44,000 to build the library, provided that the citizens provide a site and guarantee $3,000 annually to maintain it.

Andrew Carnegie once said, “A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” Over his lifetime, Mr. Carnegie contributed an estimated 150 million dollars to nearly three thousand libraries in the United States and Great Britain. Oil City was fortunate to be one of the recipients, but the library hasn’t received any Carnegie money since.

CarnegieLibrary-300x199The women of the Belles Lettres Club went to work and raised over $11,000 to purchase the present site at the corner of Central Avenue and West Front Street.

On July 6, 1904, the Carnegie Library of Oil City opened its doors with five thousand books that were donated by the Belles Lettres Club.*

WOW! You go ladies!

 

*Information from http://www.oilcitylibrary.org/index.php/information/history/

Honest Aromas Now Supports A21 Campaign!!

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Yesterday, Honest Aromas decided on an amazing idea! What if we could take some of the revenue that comes in and really make a difference in the world? We decided that A21 campaign meets all of the criteria that we wholeheartedly support!

Every day, hundreds of women get abducted and sold into human sex slavery. Did you know that? Currently 99% of the women never escape and the most deviant acts that we should not even be able to humanly comprehend, occur.

A21 is dedicated to eradicating this travesty in the 21st Century, hence the name. They cannot do it with out support- it is a world wide, God sized problem, even happening close to home. A suburb of Nashville, TN recently broke a ring and there was a sting outside of Akron, OH! It is real, it is happening, and it is the fastest growing crime in the world!

We encourage YOU to donate to this amazing organization. But we want you all to know, that a percentage of what Honest Aromas earns every month is going directly to this organization, so YOU are also supporting it when you purchase our products!

The repair and therapy that these women have to receive when they are found is extensive and expensive. If it were not for selfless physicians, therapists and donations, they would probably not be able to recover. Many many women before being found, took their own lives. Isn’t it so exciting and amazing to think WE CAN HELP?

Here is Katja’s Story that I have linked so you can get an idea of the bigger picture. Let us turn for good what evil means for harm and fight a good fight together<3

UTI’s and Essential Oils:-)

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I have a lot of people, when I am at festivals, talk to me about the help they receive from natural products! They’re eyes have been opened to these new methods that they have not considered before and a lot of it does come from multi- level network Essential Oil Companies home parties! Now, there are things that I do not agree with that are being taught, and I think there is a lack of personal education on the subject matter, but the fact that people are starting to see that they hold a large measure of their own health in their hands is a good thing!

I told you last week I was starting to get sick….well it went full tilt! Then, out of  no where it seemed, I started having symptoms of a UTI!! I went to Sustainable Baby Steps and read the great article that I have highlighted above. I immediately went to kitchen took 4 cranberry pills,a Kyo- Dopholis capsule, drank a glass of water and took a bath made with mineral salt, Lavender and Juniper Berry. Finished with another glass of water, which I continued to drink. The next time I went to the bathroom, there was NO STABBING PAIN!! Amazing! Thankful!!

I have used essential oils for many of my female issues, with quick and healthy results. We blogged about some of these in For The Ladies at Honest Aromas.

Read the enclosed article and take a baby step of health, especially during this cold and flu season! We are right here with you! How can we help with your health goals?