Chamomile and Oat Moisturizing Hand Scrub

Chamomile and Oat Moisturizing Hand Scrub

1/2 c. Cornstarch
1/2 c. Glycerin
1/4 c. Chamomile tea, very strong infusion
2 T. Sweet Almond, Calendula or Arnica Oil
2 T. Oatmeal, very finely ground
2 T. Rice, very finely ground

Use a spice grinder for the oats and rice. Heat the glycerin and slowly add the cornstarch, stirring constantly to make a paste. Take off the heat and slowly stir in the chamomile infusion, then the oil, and finally the ground oats and finely ground rice. Store in a wide-mouthed jar or tin and use in the same way as you would a hand soap. It should keep for up to 2 months.

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Aromahead’s September Newsletter

Andrea Butje is a well respected aromatherapist who also educates and certifies aromatherapists. She sends out a very good monthly email, which I hope inspires you!

This month, the entire Aromahead team is excited about our webinar on how to become an expert in Aromatherapy!

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September 13, 2017
Aromahead’s September Newsletter

A Quick Update

So far, since using my colloidal silver solution, my own eyes are feeling so much better (I have a torn vitreous), and I am spraying the solution on my itchy places and on a benign cancer I have (don’t want to go through the cutting and scraping again when it just grows back). The itch has stopped, and the growth went from a charcoal to taupe in three days. I am impressed. Now I’m going to attack some skin tags. I have also started sipping a little…it tastes good, like fresh rain. I love it.

I do a lot of volunteering with the marginalized community as well as give treatments using complementary therapies for our local hospice, so I come into contact with a lot of people with various illnesses. I can’t give my colloidal silver out to hospice patients, of course, but to the folks on the street or in rooming houses who cannot afford much of anything, I am giving this out as they need it. I just gave one friend what would have cost $180 in the health food store, because it cost me less than $3.00! He is battling cancer as well as diabetes, but his wife is in a wheelchair and they cannot get the help they need from community nursing. He was grateful to try anything that might help him keep his strength up so he can care for her.

Another gentleman, a widower I know, has two cancers, one being on his skin. He’s been using it on facial lesions that won’t heal, and he says it is helping. All I know is two weeks ago I was worried, he was fading so fast and turning grey, now he seems much better again and has some colour back. If he wants to try drinking it, he’ll get his own big bottle, too.

But I am getting used to this sort of thing. Maybe it’s just having someone to care about you, but it seems whenever I get end-stage folks and do treatments, my assignment often runs out before they do…then months later I am called back in. And I know the power of herbs when people not getting treatments will actually used them. There are amazing cures the physicians know nothing about – but there is no money in that, is there!

(If you have premenopausal floods, is there a fast stop to that! No hysterectomy, no chemical castration, as I was offered. Just an herbal stop to it all. Just get in touch with me of the famous herbalist in the US, Susan Weed.)

In fact I once taught someone how to nurse a friend after the surgeon gave up and just closed her back up. I loaned them some heavy duty texts and gave them a regimen of raw fruits and juices to try with her friend. They followed it religiously, and a month later the surgeon and oncologist were stumped as they couldn’t find any cancer. She was still alive and thriving a year later. Meanwhile another woman i heard about at the same time and much younger, was told to only eat Ensure and tapioca by her oncologist. I shared how well the ‘dying’ woman was doing, but the mutual acquaintance there would not go against the doctor and feed her raw fruits and juices with the much needed enzymes, and she succumbed within a few weeks (as the other woman was supposed to have done) leaving a young child and husband behind.

I guess the Lord either wants me to be encouraged by His wondrous love, or give many of the people I’ve personally come across to have just a little more time here, because I have certainly been blessed to have such lovely folks in my life who seem to do so well after just a little tender loving care.

Soon…

 

 

 

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
¼ 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.

From a very busy girl sometimes blogging at
Shucky’s Kitchen
Nelsie’s Cupboard, and
Parkdale Knifty Knitters!

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.

Quick & Easy Help For Rosacea

Now that the summer sun and pollution are revving up, you can use this simple recipe that some of my clients say really helps within a couple of days. Make some…

Rosacea Tea

1 Chamomile teabag (or 1 t. loose herb)
1 t. dried parsley (or a full sprig of fresh, if you have it)
1/2 c. boiling water

Take the boiling water off the heat and let it sit for just a moment, as leaves and blossoms don’t need the higher heat that tea leaves, roots and stems do. Add your herbs and let them steep for four minutes, then strain into a glass jar and allow to cool.

Take a cotton cloth, wet it and as a compress, lay it across your face for a few moments a couple of times a day. This will help the inflamed capillaries externally.

For nutritional support on the inside, put a heaping teaspoonful of turmeric into your diet every day. In soups, salad dressings, rice, mayonnaise for sandwiches and salads, just get it in there. Or before bedtime, make

Golden Milk

1 c. very hot milk (heat releases turmeric’s power)
1 t. of turmeric
1 t. raw honey

If you have achy joints, you will find that turmeric soothes them as well. I find that 400 mg. of SAM-e with the daily turmeric regimen is also very helpful with inflammation of the joints.

If you have a real problem with turmeric, try its cousin, ginger root.

About Purchasing Essential Oils

IMO Best retail essential oils:

AromaForce … http://www.avogel.ca/en/brands/aromaforce.php

Aura Cacia … HTTPS://www.auracacia.com/

Eden’s Garden … https://www.edensgarden.com/

IMO Best aromatherapy courses:

Aromahead (U.S.) … HTTPS://www.aromahead.com/

Institute of Aromatherapy (Canada) … http://www.classicaromatherapy.com/

About Wholesalers

If you are purchasing your essential oils wholesale, ask for a ‘GCMS’ (proof of gas chromagraphy and mass spectrometry testing). A good wholesaler will have their oils tested and offer the graphs, with legible results, to their customers. Why?

Wholesalers buy their oils where they can, and what they can afford. If a company is short on an oil in high demand, they may have to go to a foreign supplier that buys up whatever lots they can, and wait. Some of these agents are upright and ethical, and some are not. Some will send your distributor a sample of good quality oil, then fill the drum with substandard oil. Bringing in oils from Asia is time-consuming and costly, and lawsuits difficult; and some companies will take advantage of North American companies that way.

So cut to the chase and ask for the GCMS right away, and then check those constituents. The things that have been found in essential oils range from canine feces, tobacco, insects, to naturally-derived and synthetic aroma chemicals. Naturally-derived constituents are added to blends like Lavender 40/42 to bring those constituent levels up for marketing purposes, when the original idea was to sell the best quality of Lavender Oil having those constituent levels naturally.

And You also want it right in the paperwork that the wholesaler is a member of the right ethical organizations, an ISO company, and has the certifications in writing for the oils you are purchasing.

Regarding certain retail distributors especially the ‘multi-level marketing companies’, Google their names, ‘FDA warning’ and Dr. Pappas’ as search terms, and you will learn what you need to about them.

And please remember that in North America, it is illegal to prescribe the internal use of an essential oil unless you are 1) licensed to prescribe, and 2) have certification in clinical aromatherapy. If someone is telling you to take these oils internally because their boss told them that, DON’T!!! You can find out how many ER visits and deaths have been made because of the ingestion of essential oils.

Nelsie’s Eye Oil

Carrot Seed for scarring and fine wrinkles, and Frankincense to strengthen the skin complement an oil’s nourishing properties.

1 oz./30 ml cold-pressed vegetable oil*
3 drops Carrot Seed essential oil (Daucus carota)
3 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)

Measure the base oil into a sterile dropper bottle, add the essential oils, and shake gently. Apply a drop or two around your eyes, avoiding the eye membranes, before bedtime.

*This may be any food-grade cold-pressed oil that you find pleasing to your skin, as follows:

  • For oily skin, use Coconut Oil.
  • For normal skin, Almond, Grapeseed and Jojoba are excellent.
  • For normal to dry skin, try Marula.
  • Andiroba, Argan,  or Avocado are nourishing if your skin is very dry.
  • Oat Oil is best for eczemic and psoriatic complexions.

Never use Canola or Soy oils, or any highly-refined cooking oils on your skin! Canola and Soy are genetically modified products, and the processing of oils that have been highly refined make them a threat to your immune system once the broken fats enter your blood stream.