Friday, December 23, 2011

neti pot danger, bubble bath, and Holiday Greetings

  Happy Holidays to all! Hard to believe it has come so quickly. This morning's news was about tornados in GA and AL, snow storms in the Texas area, gee, we are lucky here. Some rain but fairly warm for this time of year.
  Before I get to rambling on, I am giving you a website, seems neti pots have a real danger if tap water is used, you are okay if you boil the water. But if you think about it, you are drinking and bathing in this same water, scary. Here is the link:
  Ran out of bubble bath this week, so brewed up a new batch, its so easy. Do you not have a bottle of shampoo tucked away that you didn't like for your hair? Well, here is how to use it. 
 Mix 1/2 cup of shampoo with
        3/4 cup of water. I added 1 Tablespoon of glycerin, its a softening agent, but you can skip that if you want. After blending, stir in 1/4 teaspoon of salt and stir til it thickens slightly. Put in container, thats it. I use Himalayan Pink salt, but its what I have used for years now.
  If you have any infections brewing, I have had  something on my finger, brew some sage tea and soak several times a day, it draws out the infection. After the first few days, I switched to epsom salts, and seem to have gotten rid of the problem.
  Also did a little research on fungus problems, there sure are a lot of viewpoints on that. Most are similar, use vinegar, either white or cider, and soak as long as possible. One site said to use 1/3 cup of apple cider, 1/3 cup hydrogen peroxide and 1/3 cup of water, mixed, and soak for 20 minutes. Some opposing views think that fungus is caused by excess moisture to begin with, thus soaking is not the way to go, they think just dabbing a few drops of white vinegar on affected nail twice a day is better. I have been trying out a recipe I got from Dr OZ on a toe I dropped a milk bottle on way back when, thought it was funny from the injury, but by pumice stoning it and filing it, and applying a mix of 4 Tablespoons of olive oil, 2 smashed cloves of garlic and 3 drops of Tea Tree oil, mixed together, twice a day, I have a pretty normal looking nail again.
  Dr Oz also told us how to get rid  of an ingrown toenail, and this really worked well. Cut the nail down straight across, and stuff cotton, thin shreds, under the edges of the nail. Pack it in good with a manicure implement,and keep pushing it down. Change after shower or bath each day. It took about 4 months to see a change, and when I quit, it started to grow back so  I just keep the cotton tucked in now, and it works fine.
  Lastly, Goat milk soap is good for eczema. The only thing you may want to watch is, it contains coconut oil, and for some reason I have a really bad allergic reaction to that, internally or externally. If it doesn't bother you, go for it.
  Hope you have family and friends to spend the holidays with, and the coming year is good to you in every way.

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