Posts tagged ‘Sodium bicarbonate’

April 12, 2013

How to Treat a Bee, Ant, Wasp Sting Naturally

Treating Ant, Bee, Wasp Stings Naturally 

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Remove stinger if present. Baking soda neutralizes the formic acid of the sting. An acid and a base neutralize and balance each other. Formic acid is present in bee, wasp stings and ant bites and stinging nettle stings.

Peppermint essential oil will help ease pain and inflammation while providing antiseptic action along with baking soda to balance the ph level. Lavender and tea tree essential oil work well too.

Recipe:

Mix 2 drops of Peppermint, or Tea tree, Lavender essential oil

with 1 tablespoon of baking soda and enough water or witch hazel to form a paste.

You can add a bit of white clay if available, it help absorbs toxicity.

***If a bee sting allergy is present go to a hospital immediately, anaphylactic shock can be fatal.

Ants usually bite and don’t leave a stinger like a bee or wasp does, but if it does leave a stinger in, remove it as fast as you can no matter how! And then treat it with this baking soda recipe as fast as you can. It is important to remain calm. Put baking soda on right away while creating essential oil baking soda paste.

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April 10, 2013

DIY Aromatherapy Bath Recipes

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Aromatherapy Bath Recipe:

Mix together

½ cup baking soda,

1 cup Epsom salts,

½ sea salt, Dead sea salt or Himalayan salt 

5-10 drops of essential oil

Good for sore muscles, aches, pain and stress

Good essential oil combinations:

Black spruce and Lavender

Frankincense and Mandarin

Add ½-1 cup of mixture to each bath. Relax and enjoy!

Epsom salts increase magnesium levels in the body, which relaxes muscles,   removes lactic and uric acid, and decreases pain and spasms.

Himalayan and Dead Sea salts are for heavy detoxification, fluid balance, and treating infections and skin conditions. ***If you take a salt bath rinse off afterwards.

Baking soda helps prevent the toxins from re-absorbing.

Use this mixture as a body scrub if no bathtub is available.

Foot and Hand baths:  Soak hands or feet in essential oils with medium of your choice. Good to do if you have no bathtub.

Clay bath: Mix ¼- ½ cup of clay with 5-10 drops of essential oils.

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Directions:

First draw the bath to the ideal temperature. Close windows and doors.

Mix essential oils with the medium of your choice like Epsom salts, himalayan or sea salt, baking soda, clay or any type of milk or oil and put in the bath.

Caution with Essential Oils in the Bath

Do not use essential oils undiluted in the bath, they will float on top of the water because they are not water-soluble, and may cause skin irritation. Dilute 5-7 drops of essential oil in a medium such as carrier oil, bath gel, clay, nutmilk, baking soda, Epsom or bath salts.

Caution: When using carrier oil in the tub it becomes very slippery so make sure you don’t slip and fall. Clean the tub after each use or a greasy ring will build-up when using carrier oil.

Excerpt taken from my ebook Essential Oils and the Five Elements

June 3, 2012

DIY Natural Cleaning products

DIY and Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

Harsh chemical cleaners can sometimes be more harmful than the germs. Make your own  natural cleaners that are effective at killing germs, economical, and healthier for you and the environment.

Kill 100% of the germs by using an acid and a base. Germs cannot live in extreme ph values using an acid and a base.

Common acids are vinegar and lemon juice and common bases are baking soda and borax. Alternate the use of acids and bases so that germs cannot survive.

Add essential oils to boost antiseptic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, deodorizing power and give yourself an aromatherapy treatment while you clean.

Use traditional cleaning aromas like citrus oils such as Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange or tree oils like Pine and Spruce. I also use Clove, Tea tree, Lavender, Lemongrass, Ginger, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Thyme, but choose your favourites to create your own blends. I like lemongrass, ginger and mandarin. The lemongrass smell lasts longer than the quick to evaporate top citrus notes like lime and lemon.

Acid:

Vinegar surface spray: 1:1 ratio 50% vinegar to 50% distilled water.

Use 1/3 to half and half ratio of vinegar

Add essential oils to cover-up the vinegar smell and add antiseptic deodorizing action. Alternatively you can steep herbs in vinegar, but strain it well before use.

Put in spray bottle and label. Spray on surfaces such as counters, cabinets, fridges, shelves, walls and just about anything except certain tiles. Use with baking soda or borax when cleaning sinks, toilets to create an acid and base. Let the mixture sit for at least half an hour.

Base:

Baking soda: Mix 30 drops to one cup of baking soda in a wide mouth jar and label. I use a chopstick to stir it and mix it together. You can use giant salt and pepper shakers to spread on carpets or store in a jar. Let it marinate at least 24 hours. Use with vinegar to create an acid and base. Caution: the mixture bubbles up and foams when put together.

Hydrogen peroxide spray: (H202) the chemistry symbol for hydrogen peroxide which is water  (H20) with another oxygen bond on the end

Find food grade ultra pure hydrogen peroxide 35% aqueous solution at a health store or a seed sprouting supply store. Do not use hydrogen peroxide from the drugstore it has binders and it is not food grade. Be careful not to splash on skin or eyes at full strength when diluting. At full strength H202 can burn off warts and can discolour the skin white for a short period so caution is advised.

Use 3% solution which equals 1 part 35% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to 11 parts distilled water. Mix carefully in spray bottle and label.

You can use food grade H2O2 to clean fruit and vegetables as well as any surfaces including your toothbrush and ear buds. There are books written on all the uses for hydrogen peroxide. Anytime you see a product with the word ‘oxy’ chances are this is the magical ingredient. It gets rid of stains on clothes and I have used it to get rid of coffee stains on white shirts. It brightens and whitens. Happy natural health cleaning!

This is an excerpt from my ebook: Essential oils and the Five Elements: Easing Emotional Overload with Aromatherapy and Reflexology

January 5, 2012

DIY Natural Cleaning Products

DIY and Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

Harsh chemical cleaners can sometimes be more harmful than the germs. Make your own effective natural cleaners that are inexpensive and are much healthier for you and the environment.

Kill 100% of the germs by using an acid and a base. Germs cannot live in extreme ph values. Thank you grade school science! Common acids are vinegar and lemon juice and common bases are baking soda and borax. Alternate the use of acids and bases so that the germs cannot survive.

Add essential oils to boost antiseptic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and give yourself an aromatherapy treatment while you clean. Use traditional cleaning aromas like citrus oils such as Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange or tree oils like Pine and Spruce. I also use Clove, Tea tree, Lavender, Lemongrass, Ginger, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme, but you can choose your favourites to create your own blends.

Vinegar surface spray: 1:1 ratio 50% vinegar to 50% distilled water.

Add essential oils to cover-up the vinegar smell and add antiseptic action. You need a lot of oils to cover the smell of vinegar. I use 50 drops to 100 mls if using base oils like ginger use less.

Put in spray bottle and label. Spray on surfaces such as counters, cabinets, fridges, shelves, walls and just about anything. Use with baking soda when cleaning sinks, toilets to create an acid and base. Let the mixture sit for at least half an hour. Caution: When put together vinegar and baking soda will bubble up and foam. You can alternate use instead of putting them together.

Hydrogen peroxide spray: (H202) the chemistry symbol for water is (H20) with another oxygen bond on the end.

Use food grade ultra pure hydrogen peroxide 35% aqueous solution used in seed sprouting and found at the health store or from a seed sprouting supply store. Do not use hydrogen peroxide from the drugstore it has binders and it is not food grade. Be careful not to splash on skin or eyes when diluting. At full strength H202 can burn off warts and can discolour the skin white for a short period.

Use 3% solution which equals 1 part 35% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to 11 parts distilled water. Mix carefully in spray bottle and label.

You can use food grade H2O2 to clean fruit and vegetables as well as any surfaces including your toothbrush and ear buds. There are books written on all the uses for hydrogen peroxide. Anytime you see a product with the word oxy chances are this is the magical ingredient. It gets rid of stains on clothes and I have used it to get rid of coffee stains on white shirts. It brightens and whitens.

Baking soda: mix 30 drops to one cup of baking soda in a wide mouth jar and label. I use a chopstick to stir it and mix it together. You can use giant salt and pepper shakers to spread on carpets. Let marinate at least 24 hours. Use with vinegar to create an acid and base. Caution: When put together vinegar and baking soda will bubble up and foam.

This is an excerpt from my book: Essential oils and the Five Elements: Easing Emotional Overload with Aromatherapy and Reflexology

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