By itself, aloe oil is not a true, pure oil. It is prepared by mixing the aloe vera plant with a fatty oil.1 This plant oil basically contains the properties of aloe, from which it is extracted. However, since it is combined with a carrier oil, its nutritional properties may be enhanced or reduced. Most of the health benefits provided by aloe vera come from its water-retaining, fleshy leaves2 — specifically the nutrient-rich gel extracted from them. It is usually the leaves or gel that is used to create the oil.
Uses of Aloe Vera Oil
1. Aloe vera is commonly used by the cosmetic, food, and beverage industry. It is widely used in personal care products, such as lip balms, lotions, and other skincare treatments. Of course, the aloe vera plant by itself is also a popular skincare agent. 2. Some people use its gel to relieve itching, accelerate the healing of wounds, and as a moisturizing agent. Other uses of aloe vera oil include: 3. Massage oil, due to its ability to relieve pain and inflammation. 4. Aromatherapy oil. Aromatherapists often mix aloe vera oil with other carrier oils in order to make use of its healing and rejuvenating activities. 5. Haircare product. It can be used as a conditioner to help treat dry scalp and dandruff. 6.Treatment for insect bites. This plant oil can also be used to help treat swelling and inflammation caused by insect bites from bees and wasps. 7.
Dental care product. Nutrients in aloe vera have been found to aid in the treatment of periodontal disease. Used as a massage oil for the gums and teeth, this oil can help reduce the risk of caries, plaque, and even gingivitis
Aloe Vera oil contains the therapeutic properties from the base oil as well from the nutrients that it provides to the oil.
Emollient – Aloe Vera oil is a brilliant moisturiser for the skin. Anti-Inflammatory – It reduces inflammation and other signs related to it. Anti – Bacterial – It has the ability to kill certain bacteria. Anti-Viral – This property makes it suitable for use on herpes and shingles rashes. Anti-fungal – This oil can be used to kill fungi that cause conditions like ringworm. Anti-oxidant – The oil protects the skin from free radical damage. Cicatrizant – Aloe vera oil speeds wound recovery.
budiliscious: A lot have been said about comedy in the church in the modern day Christianity. Recently, I stumbled on a Rev. Olusola Areogun's view about this controversial topic and it got me thinking deep. Here is what he has to say:
"You can't play with Quran and the Muslims leave you alone, why should we let it be done with the Bible? have you heard of a comedian going to Osun shrine before? Or have you heard of a comedian doing comedy in the mosque and begin to joke with verses of the Quran? WHY ARE WE DESECRATING THE ALTAR OF GOD? Where have we gotten these pastors that didn't understand the terms and the consecrations of the calling?"
These days,stand-up comedy, comedy drama and all sorts are everywhere in the church. I don't want to mention names because the intention of this thread is not to judge anyone but allow us to rethink and act right. My view is that we need to ask ourselves if the essence of the gospel is to pass a message to the world about the birth, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus for the salvation and transformation of our soul or to entertain the world. Please let's get it right. What is your view?
Emmahunk: As we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, Christians all over the World are joyous because without His resurrection, our faith would have been in vain. It is also pertinent to know that without the betrayal of Christ by one of the disciples, Judas, Christ would not have been killed and the resurrection would not have taken place. This automatically means that the SCRIPTURES would not have been fulfilled. As crazy as it sounds, I have been wondering why the name of someone who played this vital role is today synonymous with leprosy. It's so bad that you hardly find people answering the name Judas. Why is this the case? What do you really think is the reason for this? Please men of God in the house, help me with answers. Should Judas be seen truly as a traitor or hero? Or both?
abefedammy: A lady, identified as Sandra Novo-Jacob, recently went on social media to call out the comedian for allegedly abandoning her and her baby girl
She wrote on Facebook during the week, “Klint da drunk is the father of my child. I cannot hide it anymore because I am tired of caring for this child alone. I need him to play the role of a father to (our) child, Annora Uchechi Klint Igwemba.”
To show proof of the communication between her and the comedian, Jacob posted screenshots of her chats with Klint, bank credit alerts, and a photo of the child’s birth certificate bearing Klint’s full name.
The 26-year-old woman explained to Sunday Scoop, “We were friends on social media for some years before we eventually met in Benin in 2013. That’s all I can say about that. When I told him about the pregnancy, he asked me to get rid of it. But I couldn’t do that as I didn’t want to abort the innocent baby.
Lamenting about how hard it has been for her to solely take care of the baby, she said, “The last time I saw him was in October 2017. Since I shared the story on Facebook, he has not reached out to me. He has not even seen the baby. I chat with him on WhatsApp, but he replies only whenever he feels like.”
Meanwhile, Klint, who is married with three kids, has not made any statement about the issue. All attempts to get Klint’s reaction to the story were abortive.
sirlekzy: Popular street singer Small Doctor, whose real names are Temitope Adekunle was accused some few weeks back by an upcoming artiste, Jurji Versal of poisoning his drink in a failed attempt to kill him.
In his post that went viral on social media Jurji Versal, wrote:
“Right from day one, I’ve never seen you as a competition and I always wish you success, but I never knew all you wish for me is death because of envy and jealousy. You guys made several attempts to take my life but God was merciful to me.
“From the day Ebay (Small Doctor’s friend) gave me a poisoned drink at Small Doctor’s house to the day you maneuvered dangerously on high speed in an attempt to crash the side of the car where I was seated (sic). You have failed and it has inspired me to write a song, which will be dropped in the next 48 hours, titled 1000 Friends to foe.”
Small Doctor, in his reaction to the allegation when contacted by Sunday Scoop, said he deliberately kept silent when he heard about the allegations made against him because he knew Jurji Versal was only looking for cheap publicity.
“All those things you read are false accusations; they are mere rumours. The guy is just looking for cheap publicity. You know he is an artiste as well and he wants to be popular. That is all I can say about it.”
Small Doctor’s manager, Olusegun Raheem, aka Senator, said they were not surprised when their attention was called to the story. He said:
“The guy just wanted attention from people. We didn’t reply him because he didn’t pay us to promote him. No doubt, they used to be friends, but what he has done amounts to defamation of character as he is trying to dent the image of my artiste. That very night he said they wanted to poison him, Small Doctor didn’t even step out of his house.”
On whether Small Doctor would take legal action, he said,
“At the right time, the steps taken will be communicated to the public.”
LasgidiOnline: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peaceful co-existence and sacrifice for one another, stating that development and growth can only occur in the nation when all tribes and tongue unite and speak with one voice.
Governor Ambode, in his Easter message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, said such fundamental values would go a long way in promoting and strengthening the foundation of love, peace and harmony in the country, adding that the season should serve as a reminder to the selflessness, love, sacrifice and tolerance of Jesus Christ throughout His earthly sojourn, his death and his resurrection.
Stressing the essence of the season, the Governor said Jesus exemplified the virtues of selflessness, love and tolerance during his period on earth, and thereby urged Christians to use the season as a period to reflect on their individual and collective roles towards promoting and sustaining that foundation of love, peace and harmony in the nation.
“We must therefore see this period as a time that presents us the viable opportunity to think about how we can help to steer our nation back on the road to peace, stability and prosperity, by working in the spirit of togetherness,” the Governor said.
He said there was no better time for the country to unite together and eschew bitterness along ethnic and religious lines, adding that no challenge is insurmountable where unity of purpose thrives.
“No doubt, Nigeria will surely make faster progress towards the achievement of the peaceful, united, strong, progressive and prosperous country that we all desire if, as a nation, we eschew all divisive, parochial, ethnic and religious sentiments and rivalries, and begin to live more harmoniously with one another, as Jesus Christ enjoined us to,” he said.
Governor Ambode commended Lagosians for their continued demonstration and promotion of mutual understanding and peaceful co-existence in spite of existing ethnic, cultural and religious diversities, saying that the cooperation of residents for government programmes and policies was responsible for the massive development across the State in the last 34 months.
While wishing all Lagosians a happy Easter celebration, Governor Ambode enjoined them to continue to support his administration to deliver more developmental projects that would make life more comfortable for them.
Samsimple: April Fools' Day (sometimes called All Fools' Day ) is an annual celebration in some European and Western countries commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes . The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes often expose their prank by shouting " April fool " at the unfortunate victim(s). Some newspapers, magazines and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in smaller letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.
TreMain: A Nigerian twitter user, @nwikyernest, revealed that he does never check through his partner's phone or stalk on her, while he condemn d act.
According to him, spying or stalking on your partner can be very disastrous to the health of any relationship, he however never deny finding some bitter truth, he said " when u break that, U inevitably find it".
Secretly checking partner's phone has destroyed a lot if relationship, does it in any way even strengthen relationship??
Eze4tonyTc: Just to enlighten us more about easter
Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. In the New Testament of the Bible, the event is said to have occurred three days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans and died in roughly 30 A.D. The holiday concludes the “Passion of Christ,” a series of events and holidays that begins with Lent—a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and sacrifice—and ends with Holy Week, which includes Holy Thursday (the celebration of Jesus’ Last Supper with his 12 Apostles), Good Friday (on which Jesus’ death is observed), and Easter Sunday. Although a holiday of high religious significance in the Christian faith, many traditions associated with Easter date back to pre-Christian, pagan times. Easter 2018 WHEN IS EASTER? Easter 2018 occurs on Sunday, April 1. However, Easter falls on a different date each year. Easter Sunday and related celebrations, such as Ash Wednesday and Palm Sunday, are considered “moveable feasts,” although, in western Christianity, which follows the Gregorian calendar, Easter always falls on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25 . In Eastern Orthodox Christianity, which adheres to the Julian calendar, Easter falls on a Sunday between April 4 and May 8 each year. In some denominations of Protestant Christianity, Easter Sunday marks the beginning of Eastertide, or the Easter Season. Eastertide ends on the 50 day after Easter, which is known as Pentecost Sunday. In Eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity, Easter Sunday serves as the start of the season of Pascha (Greek for “Easter”), which ends 40 days later with the holiday known as the Feast of the Ascension. Despite its significance as a Christian holy day, many of the traditions and symbols that play a key role in Easter observances actually have roots in pagan celebrations—particularly the pagan goddess Eostre (or Ostara), the ancient Germanic goddess of spring—and in the Jewish holiday of Passover . RELIGIOUS TRADITION OF EASTER The resurrection of Jesus , as described in the New Testament of the Bible, is essentially the foundation upon which the Christian religions are built. Hence, Easter is a very significant date on the Christian calendar. According to the New Testament, Jesus was arrested by the Roman authorities, essentially because he claimed to be the “Son of God,” although historians question this motive, with some saying that the Romans may have viewed him as a threat to the empire. He was sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate , the Roman prefect in the province of Judea from 26 to 36 A.D. Jesus’ death by crucifixion, marked by the Christian holiday Good Friday (the Friday before Easter), and subsequent resurrection three days later is said, by the authors of the gospels, to prove that he was the living son of God. In varying ways, all four of the gospels in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) state that those who believe in Jesus’ death and resurrection are given “the gift of eternal life,” meaning that those of faith will be welcomed into the “Kingdom of Heaven” upon their earthly death. PASSOVER AND EASTER Notably, Easter is also associated with the Jewish holiday of Passover, as well as the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, as described in the Old Testament. These links are clearly seen in the Last Supper, which occurred the night before Jesus’ arrest and the sufferings Jesus endured following his arrest. The Last Supper was essentially a Passover feast. However, the New Testament describes it as being given new significance by Jesus: He identified the matzah (or bread) he shared with his 12 apostles as his “body” and the cup of wine they drank as his “blood.” These rituals would come to symbolize the sacrifice he was about to make in death, and became the basis for the Christian ritual of Holy Communion, which remains a fundamental part of Christian religious services. As Jesus’ arrest and execution were said to have occurred during the Jewish observance of Passover, the Easter holiday is often close to the former celebration on the Judeo-Christian calendar. EASTER TRADITIONS In western Christianity, including Roman Catholicism and Protestant denominations, the period prior to Easter holds special significance. This period of fasting and penitence is called Lent. It begins on Ash Wednesday, and lasts for 40 days (not including Sundays). The Sunday immediately prior to Easter is called Palm Sunday, and it commemorates Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem , when followers laid palm leaves across the road to greet him. Many churches begin the Easter observance in the late hours of the day before (Holy Saturday) in a religious service called the Easter Vigil. In Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Easter rituals start with the Great Lent, which begins on Clean Monday (40 days prior to Easter, not including Sundays). The last week of Great Lent is referred to as Palm Week, and it ends with Lazarus Saturday, the day before Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, which ends on Easter. EASTER EGGS Irrespective of denomination, there are many Easter-time traditions with roots that can be traced to non-Christian and even pagan or non-religious celebrations. Many non-Christians choose to observe these traditions while essentially ignoring the religious aspects of the celebration. Examples of non-religious Easter traditions include Easter eggs, and related games such as egg rolling and egg decorating. It’s believed that eggs represented fertility and birth in certain pagan traditions that pre-date Christianity. Egg decorating may have become part of the Easter celebration in a nod to the religious significance of Easter, i.e., Jesus’ resurrection or re-birth. Many people—mostly children—also participate in Easter egg “hunts,” in which decorated eggs are hidden. EASTER BUNNY In some households, a character known as the Easter Bunny delivers candy and chocolate eggs to children on Easter Sunday morning. These candies often arrive in an Easter basket. The exact origins of the Easter Bunny tradition are unknown, although some historians believe it arrived in America with German immigrants in the 1700s. Rabbits are, in many cultures, known as enthusiastic procreators, so the arrival of baby bunnies in springtime meadows became associated with birth and renewal. Notably, several Protestant Christian denominations, including Lutherans and Quakers , have opted to formally abandon many Easter traditions, deeming them too pagan. However, many religious observers of Easter also include them in their celebrations. An Easter dinner of lamb also has historical roots, since a lamb was often used as a sacrificial animal in Jewish traditions, and lamb is frequently served during Passover. The phrase “lamb of God” is sometimes used to refer to Jesus and the sacrificial nature of his death. Today, Easter is a commercial event as well as a religious holiday, marked by high sales for greeting cards, candies (such as Peeps, chocolate eggs and chocolate Easter bunnies) and other gifts.
BrandSpurNG: Nigeria’s Keystone Bank Limited has been honored in faraway United States for its efforts at empowering women entrepreneurs through its different banking packages created for them.
The award, the organizers noted is in recognition of Keystone Bank’s leadership role as in expanding access to funds for women entrepreneurs in Nigeria and the rest of Africa where it operates.This feat they further said has brought about unprecedented growth to the business sector and by extension, the nation’s economy and that of Africa.
The lender was conferred with The Global Impact Leadership Award – Best Bank In Women Entrepreneurs Empowerment Category.
Present to receive the award was the Group Managing Director/CEO, Keystone Bank Limited, Mr. Obeahon Ohiwerei, who did not hide his joy at the event.
The ceremony was the Africa Women Forum (AWF) held In New York, US.
Kyliegame: The community head of Ekpan, Uvwie Council Area of Delta State, Chief Newton Agbofodo, has been sentenced to death after being found guilty of all the charges preferred against him in court.
Agbofodoh, who one of the highest ranking chiefs of Uvwie Kingdom, was arrested on June 17, 2016, and arraigned in court for crimes bordering on murder. He was alleged to have been linked to series of killings within Ekpan and its environs, including the murder of one Edigbe Ikpesa sometime in October 2012. He was also implicated in the Delta Mall robbery/wanton destruction in January, 2016.
He has been sentenced to die by hanging by the Delta State High Court 4, in Asaba, after being found guilty of all four count charges preferred against him. Charges preferred against him were conspiracy to commit murder, the substantial offence of murder, conspiracy to commit attempted murder and an attempted murder.
BoneBlogger: A husband has been arrested for allegedly beating and brutalizing his wife in Port-Harcourt, Rivers. The woman who was injured - had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment. According to Human rights activist, Emeka Ugwuonye, the husband beat her and also destroyed her phone in the process.
The man was reported to the police who arrested the man for battering and domestic violence.
According to the report, steps are being made to charged the alleged wife beater to court to serve as a deterrent for others.
It was also revealed that the wife no longer wants to continue in the marriage any longer.
lodgerill: A twitter user @tcheedy1 narrates how her brother was attacked by his girlfriend after leaving her for over 15 minutes tochat with another lady.
According to her, she, her brother and her girlfriend went to have a nice time in a club, when the other girl who was a singer sang beautifully to him, after the girl had finished, she left her girlfriend to chat up with her, and then his girlfriend turn everything down.
Happening now at a garden in Abuja. Brother comes in with a girl for karaoke night, few minutes later another girl sings reggae so beautifully. Brother gets up, leaves his girl, grabs a chair and has been gisting with the reggae chic for over 15 minutes. His girl threatens to break his head then leaves. She comes in a minute later with a bottle, and now brother is on the floor shouting. As I'm tweeting this, I'm on my way to my house - to your tents oh Israel"
GistRealm: Nigerian On-Air-Personality, OAP Vick has taken to her IG to disregard the act of kneeling down on Good Friday, describes it as an "annual punishment " as she drove pass catholic worshippers kneeling down.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.
CeoNewshelm: The member representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, late Buba Umar Jibril was on Friday buried at Kabawa Cemetery in Lokoja, amid tears and prayers from families, friends and colleagues.
Jibril, 58, a three-time member of the House of Representatives, died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja.
AlexReports: The recent developments, challenges and reactions in the All Progressive Congress (APC) has indeed stumbled on an objective democratic decision by President Muhammadu Buhari, which many have applauded to be a bold step for sustainable democracy in Nigeria.
However, the proposed uncontitutional extention of tenure in the ruling party for Chief John Oyegun and other executives in the party did give birth to a myriad of inconsequential crisis, which is indeed an omen for the party in the forthcoming general elections. Reponsively, several party faithful members did condemn the move, stating that it is a flaw on the structure, vision and prospects of the party.
The “change-led party” has been criticised for it's unconstitutional modus operandi and it's inability to embibe the spirit of democracy, thereby sustaining the misconception that the ruling party is preacher of hypocritic change.
Contrarily, the wednesday National Executive Council meeting gave birth to a new decision that torpedoes the move for tenure extention of executives in the ruling party. However, the decision upholds the selfless considerations and democratic frontline of President Muhammadu Buhari, not only as the party head, but as a distinguished leader, says the national chairman of Labour Party.
The LP Chair, Dr. Mike Omotosho also commended Buhari for his bold step and unusual wisdom in managing the internal crisis of All Progressive Party, stating that Chief John Oyegun and his allies must learn to abide by laid down constitutions so as to be good examples to the new generation of leaders.
Mike Omotosho captured the moment to wish Nigeria a splendid Easter Celebration stating that the death and resurrection of the Christian Icon has introduced a new phase for sustainable democracy in Nigeria.
We all know that food is an essential part of our lives. Some people choose to boil what they eat electrically and some choose to use the traditional cookware, the cooking pots.
The choice of material for cookware and bakeware items has a significant effect on the item's performance, particularly in terms of thermal conductivity and how much food sticks to the item when in use. Some choices of material also require special pre-preparation of the surface—known as seasoning—before they are used for food preparation.
Food creates culture and gives us a sense of being. The cookwares we use adds taste to the food we prepare.
What to look out for When Buying Kitchen Pots & Pans
When purchasing cookware, there are few things you need to consider. Here below;
Heat conductivity – Some metals are better heat conductors than others. For instance, copper is a particularly good heat conductor whereas stainless steel is not. What this means in terms of Pots & Pans is that the higher the heat conductivity, the better and the more evenly your food will cook.
In ranking Diamond comes first, then the Metals, followed by thermal insulators like Glass and Aluminates
It’s Stickiness? – How often things can stick to the surface of your cooking pans or pots contributes to its value. This is usually determined by how hard the material in which it’s made with.
How Resistant the material is - This singular factor also decided how easily your pots will scratch.
Here again, diamond rank first on the list, followed by ceramics, steel, aluminum and copper comes last here because they are really soft metals.
This is the reason why Aluminum pots are coated with Aluminate on the inside and Copper/Stainless Steel by Teflon.
Price – The amount you pay for your cookware will most likely be a determining factor in what you end up buying. It may not always be true but often times, the more expensive the cookware are, the more value you will get.
Durability – How long will they last? No one wants to lose their precious pots because it slipped off their hand while holding it, right? Exactly.
So also, some types of cookware will maintain their good look and last longer than others. Stainless steel is considered to be one of the best in this regard.
In terms of how long they will last, you know? coated cookwares like aluminum, copper and stainless steel, because they are made up of two or more different materials. The different materials will not expand evenly when they are heated. Added to that they will not return to their normal form at the same rate together during cooling. This pull and push effect damages the lifetime of your cookware faster, if they are coated components.
Cast iron and Ceramic pots take the lead because they are made of single material.
Reactivity – Some metals react with certain foods. Aluminum, for instance, has a tendency to react with tomato and other acidic dishes.
The reason why you will see molds on some pots that haven’t been used in a while. Also discoloration of the top of your soup, when kept there for a while.
Maintenance – If you would prefer to not to have to shine your cookware every night just to keep it looking good then you will need to consider the amount of maintenance required to keep it in tip-top shape.
Johnnyessence: One time deputy senate president, Ibrahim Mantu, has confessed to helping his party, PDP, rig elections in the past. Mantu made his confession when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television. During the interview, Mantu said he has mentioned he helped the party rig elections before. When asked to elaborate, he said he offered bribe to electoral officials and security agents during elections. “Let me tell you one thing, yes I did. I am now confessing the truth. I don’t have to go and change election (results) but when you provide money, you give money to INEC boys that if they see any chance they should favour you, you provide money to the security personnel. I tell you it’s not necessarily when I am contesting election but when my party sponsors a candidate, I will like that candidate to win'' he said Watch a video of him speaking below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWCvc8W0hks