5 Uses for Violet Oil

5 Uses for Violet Oil


5 Uses for Violet Oil

Do you have violets planted in your gardens? Or maybe you just have wild violets that are blooming in your yard? Did you know that violets are used as something other than just being a pretty flower? They are! Violets are turned into something called Violet Oil, or some even call it Violet Essential Oil. Violet Oil has many uses that have been used through out history including therapeutic uses for pain, headaches, as an expectorant, insomnia, stress and more.

One of the most common ways to use Violet Oil is by inhaling it. This can be done by either using an oil diffuser or placing a few drops of Violet Oil into pot with some water and heating it on the stove.

Nowadays you do not have to make your own Violet Oil from scratch as it is available for commercial purchase at many venues such as as health food stores or even online at places such as Amazon.

Here are five great uses for Violet Oil:

Pain Reliever: Apply 4-5 drops to a moist warm compress and place over the aching muscle or joint. Reapply as needed.

Inflammation: Massage a few drops into the inflamed area. Repeat 3-4 times a day as needed.

Headache: Put a few drops in an oil diffuser or burner and have a seat near it. You can also use a pot of boiling water with a few drops of violet oil in it. Relax and breath normal and the headache will ease up.

Insomnia: Place a few drops in your oil diffuser and have it on in the room when you sleep.

Bee Stings: Mix 1 drop violet oil and 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Soak a small cloth or cotton ball in the mixture. Then place on bee sting until pain subsides.

Have you used Violet Oil before? If you are a Violet Oil user, in what other ways do you use it/find it useful?

Note: None of this is meant as medical advice. I am not a doctor, and do not play one on the internet. Please consult a physician if you have any questions about using essential oils so your doctor can better explain to you the benefits, possible side effects, and any warnings about essential oils.


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2015 July 4th Fireworks Displays in Buffalo and Western New York

2015 July 4th Fireworks Displays in Buffalo and Western New York


2015 July 4th Fireworks Displays in Buffalo and Western New York

Independence Day is Saturday, July 4, 2015, and as part of national celebrations fireworks displays are happening in many communities across the United States! If you are looking for fireworks displays in Buffalo, NY, Niagara Falls, NY or in the Western New York are, here is the complete list including dates and times (please note many of the fireworks displays actually take place on July 3rd):

July 3, 2015 Fireworks Displays in Buffalo, NY and Western New York

Akron, NY Fireworks Display (10pm, July 3rd)
Veteran’s Park

Aurora, NY Fireworks Display (10pm, July 3rd)
East Aurora
Hamlin Park
(Rain Date July 4th)

• Batavia, NY Fireworks Display
Dwyer Stadium (After the Muckdogs Game, July 3rd)
252 State Street Dusk

• Buffalo, NY Fireworks Display
Coca-Cola Field (after the Bison game, July 3rd)

Cuba Lake, NY Fireworks Display (10pm, July 3rd)
9:30 PM – Ring of Fire around the Lake
10:00 PM – Fireworks display
Sponsored by Cuba Lake Cottage Owners Assoc.

Newfane, NY – Olcott, NY Fireworks Display (10pm, July 3rd)
Fireworks Over Lake Ontario
Fireworks over Lake Ontario – Best viewed from Lake Ontario Shoreline, Krull Park, and Olcott
6054 East Main Street

Niagara Falls, NY Fireworks Display (10pm, July 3rd, part of 2015 Summer Falls Fireworks Series)

Salamanca, NY Fireworks Display (Dusk, July 3rd)
Allegany State Park’s Quaker Beach
ASP 3, off Rt. 280

July 4, 2015 Fireworks Displays in Buffalo, NY and Western New York

Amherst, NY Fireworks Display (10pm, July 4th)
University of Buffalo
North Campus
Flint Entrance & Maple Rd

Andover, NY Fireworks Display (Dusk, July 4th)

• Angola On The Lake Fireworks Display (Dusk, July 4th)
8934 Old Lakeshore Road

Buffalo, NY Fireworks Display
Canal Side

Cheektowaga, NY Fireworks Display (Dusk, July 4th)
Town Park

Clarence, NY Fireworks Display (July 4th)
Clarence Town Park

Concord, NY Fireworks Display (Springville, NY)
Town of Concord and Village of Springville
Fiddlers Green Park at the corner of Buffalo Street and Franklin Street

Dunkirk, NY Fireworks Display (Dusk, July 4th)
Memorial Park
Lake Shore Drive

East Amherst, NY Fireworks Display (Dusk, July 4th)
Transit Valley Country Club
8920 Transit Road

Ellicotville, NY Fireworks Display (July 4th)

Elma, NY Fireworks Display (Dusk, July 4th)
Boys and Girls Club
2080 Girdle Road

Grand Island, NY Fireworks Display (Dusk, July 4th)
Martin’s Fantasy Island
2400 Grand Island Blvd

Lakewood, NY Fireworks Display (10pm, July 4th)
Hartley Park

Lancaster, NY Fireworks Display (10pm, July 4th)
Save-A-Lot Parking Lot

Lewiston, NY Fireworks Display (Dusk, July 4th)

Little Valley, NY Fireworks Display (July 4th)
Little Valley Speedway

Lockport, NY Fireworks Display (Dusk,July 4th)
Outwater Park

• Mayville Fireworks Display (10pm, July 4th)
Lakeside Park

Niagara Falls Fireworks Display (July 4th, part of 2015 Summer Falls Fireworks Series)

North Tonawanda, NY Fireworks Display (Dusk July 4th)
Niawanda Park and Surrounding Areas, City of Tonawanda
The annual T-NT display will be shot from Tonawanda Island again this year. Niagara Street in Tonawanda will be closed for pedestrian safety. The “Sugar and Jazz Orchestra” concert begins at 7:00 PM at the bandshell in Niawanda Park. The shells begin bursting at dusk, approximately 9:45 PM.

Olean, NY Fireworks Display (Dusk, July 4th)
Bradner Stadium
Route 417
For more details visit oleanfireworks.org

Orchard Park, NY Fireworks Display (Dusk, July 4th)
Fireworks at the Pavilion at Dusk
(rain date July 5th)

Royalton, NY and Gasport, NY Fireworks Display (10pm, July 4th)
Royalton Ravine
Gasport Rd
Gasport, NY

Tonawanda, NY Fireworks Display (Dusk July 4th)
Niawanda Park and Surrounding Areas, City of Tonawanda
The annual T-NT display will be shot from Tonawanda Island again this year. Niagara Street in Tonawanda will be closed for pedestrian safety. The “Sugar and Jazz Orchestra” concert begins at 7:00 PM at the bandshell in Niawanda Park. The shells begin bursting at dusk, approximately 9:45 PM.

Varysburg Fireworks Display (Dusk, July 4th)
1629 US 20A

Wheatfield, NY Fireworks Display (dusk, July 4th)
Oppenheimer Park


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Roasted Beet and Tomato Salad Recipe


Roasted Beet and Tomato Salad Recipe

A beautiful, delicious, unique salad recipe that makes great use of fresh produce! Roasted beets, tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar and salad greens combine for a truly tasty side salad dish.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 50 Minutes

Ingredients:

4 Beets, roasted
2 TBSP Olive Oil
2 large Beefsteak Tomatoes
2 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar
Dash Pepper
Dash Salt
2 cups Salad Greens
2 TBSP Feta Cheese Crumbles

Directions:

• Preheat oven to 400°.
• Cut off the beet-greens as close to the base of the beets as possible.
• Wash the beets thoroughly.
• Place the beets on a square of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil.
• Wrap the beets loosely in the foil, and place them on a baking sheet.
• Roast for 50 minutes or until a skewer slides easily to the middle.
• Allow the beets to cool enough to handle, then peel away the skins. They should peel away easily using your fingers and a pinch.
• Slice the roasted beets and beefsteak tomatoes.
• Season with salt, pepper and vinegar (mixed in a bowl or just topped).
• Place salad greens on top of a platter, then place sliced, seasoned, roasted beets and tomatoes on top of the greens.
• Top with feta cheese crumbles.
• Beets can be served warm or cold.

• Makes 4 servings Roasted Beet and Tomato Salad

Roasted Beet and Tomato Salad Recipe




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