My Two Best Laundry Tricks

Liquid Laundry Detergent (1/2 Gallon)

1/4 c. Borax
1/4 c. Washing Soda
1/4 c.Blue Dawn Dish Detergent
ΒΌ t. Essential Oil, if desired for smelly laundry
Hot tap water

In a plastic 2-liter bottle put the sodas and fill halfway up with water. Shake well, then add the Dawn and essential oil. Gently top up with hot water and shake again before using. Use 2 T. For a medium load, and use undiluted for pre-treating dirty spots. Clearly mark the bottle with a permanent marker.

Anti-Static Dryer Balls

For each, take about 18 of aluminum foil and wad up into a ball. Bank the sides well until smooth; you dont want sharp little edges pulling on fine fabrics. Toss into the dryer with your clothes, but if you have concerns about a fine article, put the ball inside a sock.

This works as well as a tennis ball, without the hot rubber smell and chemicals that leach out into the steam. And if you are sensitive to fabric softeners, you wont really need any with this, as it will leave your towels as absorbent as if left on the line to dry, but fluffy as when dried in a dryer. This approach will extend the life of your fabrics as the chemicals and waxes in commercial fabric softeners actually degrade the fibers.

If you want, you can drive a nail or awl into the ball to make a deep hole into which you can drip a little essential oil.

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Make Your Own Colloidal Silver

I was in the doctor’s office some time ago, and overheard a very good-looking but obviously ill young man telling a friend his disability worker was cutting off his funding for the colloidal silver that had been keeping him going. I felt heartbroken by this, because Big Pharma has no interest in healing people, just making money from their pain by monitoring and controlling symptoms. And the AMA and CMA have signed off on this approach as well.

What really angers me is that the research done by natural health practitioners is largely ignored until money can be made from their discoveries. Weed has been known to help reverse cancer since the 70’s but how do you make money from a weed? So now Big Pharma wants to criminalize the use of herbal cannabis so they can sell more synthetic crap for a huge buck. And that won’t heal.

A few years have gone by since I overheard the young man. I now am retired and work with four missions, and a few people I care about are on the decline from cancer and other illnesses. And I myself am slowing down, so I thought it would not hurt to have some colloidal silver in the house. What a shock to see how bloody expensive this stuff is, so I have decided to make my own and give it to anyone I know who wants it to see if it will help. Because the stuff is so CHEAP to make…

So what I am doing for external use only is, wrapping two wires around the terminals of a 9-volt battery so they don’t touch. Alligator clips and electrical wires of red and black are good, if you are good with playing with electricals, but not absolutely necessary.

In a sterile container put 1 cup of steam-distilled water and a scant half teaspoon of sea salt or pink Himalayan salt – DO NOT USE IODIZED TABLE SALT (that stuff with its nasty take on iodine is about as healthy as the wheat products you buy that are heavily laced with Monsanto’s Roundup here in North America). This will give you the saline solution you need for some arcane chemical reason.

Ensuring the two 99.999 colloidal quality silver wires do not touch (or it will short out the battery), lower the wires into the saline. Crossing the mouth of the jar with a skewer to stabilize the battery might be helpful.

Immediately you will see tiny bubbles and a white smoke arise. This is good. Leave it for an hour, or even overnight if you want a higher amount in solution, but do your research on how to use it. You can learn more From Tony…check out some great videos on remedying ways to reverse or cure what ails you at youtube.com/user/HerbsPlusBeadWorks . Tony is a bit of an acquired taste, but for my money, he is the best herbalist in Canada (my favourite American herbalist is Susan Weed). He has proven far more helpful to me than my own physician.

I have tried his remedies when I can make them and gosh-darn it all, if they don’t work. I weaned off some medications prescribed for fibromyalgia by using some of his honey pastes until I got the correct regimen for Vitamin D3 therapy underway (yes, that works very well for the depression and helps with fibro fog). But the biggie for me was his tooth-building mouthwash. I would encourage anyone to get off the commercial toothpastes laden with the SLS that rip your gum tissues apart, and use use his solution. Not that I’ve used commercial toothpaste in years, but my gums, which were stripped years ago, have grown back, and my teeth have tightened up considerably since I began using it, regardless of the bone loss with which I was diagnosed.

Anyway, I hope this musing helps someone. I only wish it could help that young man.