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This programme contains podcasts of segments from books, special offers, pages and posts from my website Megan Publishing Services

    Herbal Skin Care

    Herbal Skin Care

    Herbal Skin Care

    Herbal Skin Care

    The topic of skin care is not one of only recent times. Indeed, people have been worrying about it since ancient times, when natural, herbal products were presumably the only means of taking care of the skin. However, skin care has been transformed in a big way. Herbal skin care routines have been largely replaced by synthetic, chemical-based products. The herbal skin care concoctions, which once used to be commonplace are not so popular today. One could even say unknown to a large proportion of the population).



    This conversion from herbal to synthetic skin care, can probably be attributed to three things: 1] urbanisation, which makes herbs harder to find or grow; 2] laziness (or just the faster pace of lives); 3] the commercialisation of beauty treatments in general. It is funny, but even herbal skin care products have been commercialised! These commercial herbal skin care products have to be mixed with preservatives in order to increase their shelf-life, although this makes them less effective than the fresh ones made at home.



    However, things are changing fast; fashions change, there is now a movement of more and more people opting for natural, herbal skin care routines. We still haven't overcome the laziness aspect - or found more time - because sti;; not that many adherents want to make the items themselves at home, and so, the commercial market for herbal skin care products continues to rise.



    So what are these herbs or herbal skin care remedies? We only have time to discuss a few, but some are:



    Aloe vera, which is an extract from the common plant of the same name. It grows widely around the world, yet is one of the best examples of herbal skin care products. The freshly extracted juice from the leaves of the Aloe vera is a natural hydrant that helps to soothe the skin. It is also a potent aid for healing cuts and treating sun burns.



    A number of common herbs are known to possess cleansing properties. Dandelion, chamomile, lime flowers and rosemary, are a few examples of such cleansers. Their herbal skin care properties are usually activated when infused in hot water.



    Antiseptics are another important part of Herbal skin care. Lavender, marigold, thyme and fennel are good examples of herbs that are known to possess antiseptic properties. Lavender water and rose water also form good toners.



    Tea plays an important part in herbal skin care. Tea extracts are used for the treatment of skin that has been damaged by UV radiation.



    Oils prepared from herbal extracts present another means of herbal skin care. Tea tree oil, Lavender oil, borage oil and primrose oil are some popular ones used in herbal skin care. Some fruit oils (e.g. extracts from fruits like banana, apple and melon) find use in shower gels (as a hydrating mix)



    Homeopathic treatments also come under the umbrella of herbal skin care remedies.



    Herbal skin care is good not only for the routine nourishing of your skin, but also for the treatment of skin disorders like eczema and psorasis. Most herbal skin care products don’t have any side effects, which is a very important reason for preferring them over synthetic products, especially for those prone to allergies. Herbal skin care products can be easily made at home, which can make a great hobby.



    This doesn't mean that you have to disregard synthetic products completely, especially if your doctor or dermatologist recommends them (although you could ask whether there is a herbal, organic alternative). I hope that this short article will inspire you to find out more about the fascinating world of herbal skin care and traditional remedies.



    This article is part of one of 125 highly focussed PLR books in English (some have been translated too). See the articles on uses for PLR and the PLR collections...

    • 3 min
    The Rôle of PLR in Internet Marketing

    The Rôle of PLR in Internet Marketing

    Internet Marketing



    The Rôle of PLR in Internet Marketing



    The Internet has been around for more than twenty-five years now, but there are still a lot of novice or would-be sales people who don't realise that Internet marketing is basically the same as any other type of marketing, except that you have more possibilities and that it can be cheaper.



    Cheaper? Cheaper to reach more people who might be interested in whatever you have to sell – your potential customers - and on an industrial scale. Traditionally, a salesperson would be advertising to the inhabitants of his or her town. Television increased the scope to nationwide, but the Internet has made that global.



    If you are a one-man band, this potential can be daunting, and you will soon come to understand that you are just not able to source your goods; create and maintain your website; write sales literature for it; take orders and dispatch them; deal with inquiries, complaints and returns; plus maintain records for tax purposes, stock, etc., etc., all on your own. You will soon decide that you need help.



    There are two ways to go: taking on (more) staff, or outsourcing work.



    Taking on staff will free you up to learn about corporation tax, sales taxes, payroll, income tax, workers' rights, health and safety, and other employment laws, whereas outsourcing will only mean a little more paperwork, It will actually create more time for you.



    What you outsource is obviously up to you, but I am going to recommend that one of the things that you could outsource quickly and cheaply is the writing of your sales material and website content. By 'website' here, I am including the far more interactive and responsive blog. This is the easiest and cheapest way of getting your Internet-based business up and running quickly.



    If you have gone down this route, like it or not, you are now an Internet Marketer with a mail order business. Congratulations!



    There are five basic points that every Internet Marketer has to to learn about the mail order business in order to increase their profits:





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    that the Internet is just another (or perhaps the most superior) vehicle for direct response marketing, but it contains within itself the potential to make you rich! However, because the marketplace is so huge, and therefore has many participants in it, it evolves extremely quickly.



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    that there are hardly any markets where fashion or current trends do not play a rôle, and you will need to keep abreast of those fast-changing trends



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    that prices move quickly, some tend to rise, whereas those in older technology fall



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    international law changes – bans, embargoes, tariffs and trade wars are becoming more and more common



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    it has never been easier to reach so many people so quickly







    When you have sorted these obstacles out, you may like to outsource your marketing as well as drop-shipping, but in the beginning, you will probably need to provide your own marketing material. This raises two questions: do you have the talent to write it, and, if so, do you have the time to write it?



    If not, then again, you have two possible solutions: either hire someone to write bespoke articles for you, or find relevant off-the-peg articles and modify them to suit your needs.



    The name given to these off-the-peg articles is PLR, which stands for Public Label Rights, and once again, there are two sorts: the first kind is usually free, but old articles that have been around for quite some time, and can be spotted on numerous sad-looking blogs; and the second, so-called fresh material, which has to be bought,

    • 6 min
    Massage - International Means to Well-Being

    Massage - International Means to Well-Being

    Massage



    Massage



    by



    Owen Jones



    narrated by



    Jordan Moore



    The information in this ebook on various aspects of massage techniques, styles and related subjects is organised into 15 chapters of about 500-600 words each.



    I hope that it will interest those who enjoy a massage or would like to enter the booming massage industry.



    As an added bonus, I am granting you permission to use the content on your own website or in your own blogs and newsletter, although it is better if you rewrite them in your own words first.



    You may also split the book up and resell the articles. In fact, the only right that you do not have is to resell or give away the book as it was delivered to you.



    The manual is also available in Dutch and Portuguese and other formats, such as Kobo, and on all platforms including Apple's iTunes.



    Amazon ebook     Audible audiobook







     

    • 3 min
    Home Movie Theatre Systems

    Home Movie Theatre Systems

    Home Movie Theatre Systems



    Home Movie Theatre Systems



    by



    Owen Jones



    narrated by



    Dena Darvish Derakhshan



    The information in this audio book on home movie systems and related subjects is organised into 17 sections.



    It will help you set up a home movie theatre system, and it may even help you venture out into a new career. The least that it will do is save you hundreds on professional advice.



    As an added bonus, I am granting you permission to use the content on your own website or in your own blogs and newsletter, although it is better if you rewrite them in your own words first.



    You may also split the book up and resell the articles. In fact, the only right that you do not have is to resell or give away the book as it was delivered to you.



    If you use formats other than these (like Kobo), you will find the books on your main retailer's site including apple iTunes.



    Amazon ebook     Audible audiobook

    • 2 min
    The Ghouls of Calle Goya – International

    The Ghouls of Calle Goya – International

    The Ghouls of Calle Goya in Swedish



    The Ghouls of Calle Goya



    When malice results from good intentions!



    by



    Owen Jones



    When Frank, a staid, middle-aged, confirmed bachelor takes his new, diplomat Thai bride to a friend’s apartment on the Costa del Sol for their dream honeymoon, they are in Nirvana… until the ghouls of a secret Scandinavian society torment the superstitious young woman to the point of seeking death to end her suffering. Frank is way out of his depth... What is he to do to save the first love of his life?



    The Ghouls of Calle Goya is the perplexing story of how Evil can result from the happiest of circumstances and good intentions, and how madness can be the result.



    It is based on a true story and is set in Norway, the UK, Spain and Thailand.



    The Ghouls of Calle Goya is available in several languages in several ebook formats (Barnes & Noble, GooglePlay, iTunes, Kindle, Kobo), paperback and possibly even audiobook (Amazon/Audible) too.



    The cover is an original in crayon by Aliya.



    Click a link below to learn more about the availability of the book in the language of your choice:



    English   Norsk   Português   Español   Svenska

    Lock-Down Experiences

    Lock-Down Experiences

    Lock-down

    Lock-Down Experiences

    Three things happened  to me in the last 24 hours, which I don't think have anything to do with lock-down or cabin fever, because I don't think I suffer from those conditions. I have always spent a lot of time on my own - since leaving home at eighteen anyway.









    1) I saw next-door's cat try to leap from our garden up onto the 3' wall and through the railing fence, as it does a dozen times a day, but it fell back into our garden. It tried twice more, but with the same result. Then I noticed that it had a big fish in its mouth - the equivalent of a three-pound carp. I shouted at the cat; it dropped the fish, leaped through the fence and stood there watching me. Neem came over to see what the commotion was about and asked why I had put the fish she was going to cook for our dinner in the flower bed.









    2) It is 42c here, so the windows are open and the fan on 24 hours a day. Yesterday evening, a big, 3", green insect landed on the fly screen in front of my desk. When it turned around, it was a mantis. I tried to explain to Neem that we call them Praying Mantises and why, but she said that this was probably not the same one, as they call them Boxing Mantises. When threatened, they sway from side to side a little, and shadow bow with their front 'arms'. It did that at me when I got too close.









    3] I dreamed I was walking along a long road heading out of town, when I saw a sign saying 'Free Showers', so I went in. It was empty, but there were bottles of shampoo, and bars of soap, so I got started. I could see the water coming out of the shower head, and I could see the shampoo in my cupped hand, but I wasn't getting wet or soapy. An Arab boy came in, watched what I was doing for a moment and left smirking. A short while later, I woke up with my hands in my hair. I guess that's how I knew I wasn't getting wet despite the fact that my eyes were telling me that I should be. Don't believe everything you see?

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