Aug 20, 2013
1. Don't boil the seeds indoors. The fumes are awful. It makes your eyes water and your nose run and takes forever to get out of the house.
2. Use your outdoor grill to boil the seeds in water and then distill as you would rose water.
3. WEAR Plastic Gloves!!!
4. Mix the distilled pepper juice sparingly in an inexpensive moisturizing cream until it is the strength you want. This can take a few days so allow time.
5. Take notes so you know how you made it and what you want to keep or change.
6. You will have a very good inexpensive capzasin cream made just the way you want it.
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If you're reading this message, I would assume that you're vertical,
breathing and your heart is beating.
I want to help you stay that way for as long as possible.
So I'm going to tell you about 8 common foods and drinks (or food ingredients) that should be labeled with a skull and crossbones because they will help make you horizontal and without a pulse long before you should be.
These foods that are so deadly and harmful that eating (or drinking) them on a regular basis will most assuredly chop years off your life, and guarantee that the years you have left will find you facing sickness, disease and very likely obesity.
I call them the Evil Eight.
Here they are:
1) Soda (soft drinks)
ANY soda -- diet or regular -- is literally acid in a bottle (or can). Soft drinks are SO acidic that it takes 32 CUPS of water to neutralize the acid in just ONE can of soda in your body.
This massive amount of acid in your system puts a huge strain on your kidneys, which filter acid out of your bloodstream and put it into your urine.
Your body also uses its own alkaline minerals (including calcium from your bones and magnesium from your muscles) to neutralize the acid. Eventually that can lead to osteoporosis, weak muscles, tooth decay and brittle, porous bones that fracture easily.
Plus, soda contains the worst form of sugar -- high fructose corn syrup (more on that further down).
And please don't think diet soda is any better -- because here are the dangers of artificial sweeteners...
2) Artificial sweeteners
Simply put, they're poisons. No other way to say it.
Take aspartame (NutraSweet), for example--the artificial sweetener found in diet sodas.
A recent comprehensive study showed that drinking just ONE 12 oz. diet soda a day increases your risk of leukemia by an alarming 42%!
Plus the study also showed a 102% higher risk of multiple myeloma and 31% increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men!
So another way of saying this is, diet soft drinks kill.
Note that diet soda is by far THE largest source of aspartame in the US. Every year, we consume about 5,250 tons of aspartame in total, of which about 86% (4,500 tons) comes from diet sodas.
Plus here are some other documented side effects of aspartame:
-Blindness in one or both eyes
-Decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as blurring, flashes, tunnel vision
-Eye pain; Dry eyes/decreased tears
-Severe drowsiness and sleepiness
-Numbness of the arms and legs
-Slurring of speech
-Heart palpitations/rapid heart beat
-Shortness of breath
-High blood pressure
-Diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools
-Stomach pain/pain while swallowing
Skin and Allergies:
-Itching without a rash; Hives
Endocrine and Metabolic:
-Loss of control of diabetes
-Thinning or loss of hair
-Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
-Severe PMS symptoms
But wait! There's more:
The most severe effects of aspartame poisoning are:
-Irreversible brain damage
-Birth defects, including mental retardation
-Aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets
-Hyperactivity in children
I know what you're thinking at this point.
What about Splenda?
It's no better.
Studies are now associating Splenda with a growing list of medical problems that include:
- Flushing or redness of the skin; rashes
- Anxiety; panic attacks
- Nausea; bloating; diarrhea; vomiting
- Stomach cramps
- Depression; becoming withdrawn
- Feeling forgetful; memory loss
- Feeling irate, impatient, hypersensitive, moody
- Chest and body pains
If you want to use a non-calorie sweetener, use Stevia. It's been around for centuries and has a proven track record of SAFETY.
3) High fructose corn syrup
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is directly associated with the following conditions:
- Kidney disease
- High cholesterol
- Raised insulin levels (leading to diabetes)
- High uric acid levels (which can result in arthritis)
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Plus studies have shown unsafe levels of mercury in high fructose corn syrup.
Mercury is a poison to your brain and nervous system. It has been linked to fertility problems, memory and vision loss, chronic fatigue, neuro-muscular dysfunction, autism, heart disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.
What makes this problem SO huge is the fact that HFCS is found in just about EVERY type of product on the store shelves.
So what should you do?
Read labels and find alternatives. Organic products typically don't contain HFCS.
Plus, the less you rely on packaged foods, the better (more on that below).
4) Hydrogenated oils
Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils contain trans-fats, which are fats that don't exist in nature, so your body CANNOT metabolize them. Instead, they just accumulate in your tissues, clog your arteries and cause inflammation, cell damage and heart disease.
These Franken-fats are found in deep fried foods, margarine, baked goods, powdered and artificial coffee creamers, and most processed (packaged) foods.
Look for the words "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated" on package labels. If you see them, do NOT buy the product.
5) Nitrite cured meats
Cured meats made with sodium nitrite (or sodium nitrate) include hot dogs, lunch meat, bacon, ham and corned beef.
When you eat nitrites, they can be converted into nitrosamines (which are potent cancer-causing chemicals) in your body. The primary types of cancers associated with nitrite consumption are colo-rectal, stomach and pancreatic.
In addition, children born to women who ate a lot of cured meats during pregnancy have a two to three times greater risk of developing a brain tumor than those born to mothers who did not eat cured meats.
6) Processed foods
Processed "foods" include all packaged foods (in boxes, cans, jars, bags or frozen cartons) that contain ingredients other than a real food.
Although the appeal behind them is convenience and an indefinite shelf life, they are extremely dangerous and loaded with chemicals and preservatives that your body was never meant to ingest.
Besides the chemicals they contain, processed foods are deadly to your health for these reasons:
* They provide no usable naturally occurring nutrients; they use up loads of your digestive enzymes, and then basically turn to nothing but waste.
* They contain no water to transport nutrients or carry away wastes from your body, like fruits and vegetables do. Instead, they add to the waste pile, making you very toxic.
* Since processed "foods" don't nourish you, even though your stomach may be physically full, your body thinks it still needs more food because it hasn't gotten nourished from what you've eaten...so your hunger bell will ring again soon, my friend.
That's why you can polish off an entire family-size bag of Doritos then feel hungry again an hour later.
It's no wonder that 1 out of 3 people in the US is obese and those numbers continue to climb, huh?
7) Farmed salmon
Farmed salmon are crammed into little pens and fed things they were never meant to ingest like soy, poultry litter, and hydrolyzed chicken feathers.
As a result, farmed salmon is lower in vitamin D than fresh caught and higher in contaminants such as carcinogens, PCBs and pesticides like dioxin and DDT.
Fresh caught salmon (and ALL other kinds of fish) is always best.
8) Tap water
Tap water used to be fairly clean...
Not any more.
Since our bodies are alkaline, our water must be alkaline too. But thanks to acid rain and the chemicals added by municipalities, that's not always a given.
Regular (unfiltered) tap water is highly acidic and contains harmful toxins like fluoride and chlorine.
Avoid tap water (this includes water fountains) at ALL possible cost, no matter what you may read in the news or your local politician may tell you.
Strive to drink bottled or filtered water of some type.
So there you have them--the Evil Eight.
May 28, 2013
1 It's a bath oil and after shower moisturizer.
2 It can be used to remove makeup.
3 Great tanning oil (no sunscreen).
4 Hot oil treatment to soften cuticles.
5 Great massage oil for tired muscles.
6 Cleans off tape marks left from bandages on skin.
7 Cleans ink off the skin.
8 Insect repellent.
9 Helps relieve itching caused by dry skin.
10 Cleans oil and grease off of skin.
11 Painting something? Use SSS to remove paint from the hands. (Instead of turpentine).
12 It soothes light sunburn.
13 Rub hands with it before washing, it helps get them cleaner.
14 Rub on dry, cracked skin.... helps heal skin in 2-3 days.
15 Put 1-2 cap fills in liquid soap and use it for shaving legs and under arms.
16 Pour a little into your Foot Saver to help moisturize your feet while you relax them.
17 It removes chewing gum from hair, skin, and most nonporous surfaces.
18 Cleans permanent ink off stamps.
19 Bath Oil works GREAT on Head Lice!!!!! Saturate head and let it set for 15 minutes. Then rinse under an outdoor faucet, lice will be gone! Of course shampoo hair a couple of times to get the oil out, but the lice were gone and stayed gone!
20 It kills ants instantly.
21 Spray on skin to relieve dry itching skin. Helps skin retain it's elasticity
22 Wash hair with shampoo and conditioner like always and after it dries.... Use a dime-sized dab of SSS and rub it in your hair. It goes straight in and leaves hair as shiny as the ads on TV, not greasy at all, just soft and shiny.
23 Use bath oil towelettes -- cover window sill with towelettes to keep ants out.
24 (LICE) Sometimes, using a bath oil, like Avon's SSS, will work to loosen the glue, which holds the nits to the hair. There is a product called Neon Nits, which when sprayed on the hair, will highlight the nits so you can see them to then snip them out with a small scissors.
25 If you have psoriasis on your elbows, an internist recommended trying Avon's SSS bath oil spray. After using SSS, it eliminated the psoriasis on my elbows.
26 Bath use, fill bath with water and add a little SSS, very relaxing and gets rid of dry skin.
27 Sponge it around doors, windows, and on screens to keep crawling bugs out.
28 It's a good wood cleaner and conditioner for natural wood.
29 It removes price tag and label glue from glass, metals, and most plastics.
30 It removes soap scum from shower doors and curtains, and bathroom and kitchen figures.
31 It removes lime and hard water deposits from fixtures, tile, shower doors and windows.
32 It's an oil lubricant for fitting pipe joints that won't slip together.
33 It cleans ink off most vinyl and painted surfaces.
34 It cleans heavy oil and grease from nonporous surfaces.
35 It takes fur off of clothing.
36 Rub on brass ornaments or figurines to help keep them from turning dark.
37 Removes crayon from appliances and most painted surfaces.
38 Wash cupboards with it mixed in your cleaning water to keep ants off and out of the cupboards.
39 Use it to discourage hornets from building their nests. After using a hornet killing spray, remove the nest and keep the area sprayed with SSS. They will not rebuild there.
40 Use it to clean leather; it will also keep it soft and supple.
41 Use it on your air conditioning screen (filter)--your incoming air will smell fresher and the filter is easier to clean.
42 Rub all over windowsills to keep ants out.
43 It cleans paintbrushes easily and leaves them soft as new.
44 It removes gum from carpets.
45 It removes scuffmarks from patent leather shoes.
46 Use it on running rails for sliding glass doors and windows.
47 It removes "ring around the collar".
48 It removes liquid nail (paneling glue).
49 Two glass bowls or glasses stuck together? Drizzle a little SSS down the sides and they'll come apart easily.
50 It removes candle wax from furniture, carpets and clothing.
51 Hummingbird Feeders: To deter bees try rubbing SSS on the feeder surface by the feeder ports.
52 Maggots too!! Apply SSS inside the can and lid, then later, flush with soapy water. You shouldn't have any maggots for the rest of the summer!
53 It is a great furniture polish!
54 Put SSS in one of those insecticide sprayers on the garden hose. Spray the back yard! This will cut down on ants, mosquitoes and fleas!
55 Spray it on your prized roses and even on flowers you place at the cemetery. Keeps both bugs and animals from eating the flowers.
56 Kills spiders.
57 It cuts grease and cleans dirt from range hoods.
58 Add a capful to wash water of clothes...acts as a fabric softener and keeps the bugs off clothes.
59 Spray on orchids and other flowers for moisture and to keep bugs away.
60 Cleans baseball caps. Just spray on and rub with toothbrush.
61 Mix one part SSS and 2 parts water and spray on your tomato plants every 2-3 days to keep tomato worms off.
62 SSS bath oil also does a great job cleaning cherry wood cabinets.
63 Put a little in your mopping water to help keep crawling bugs out. (Not too much or the floor gets slippery.)
64 Use to clean windows.
65 Removes crayon from most surfaces.
66 It's a great insect repellent (or you can use Bug Guard, the actual SSS repellent).
67 Screens can be lightly sprayed with Avon SSS to repel no-see-'ums and tiny gnats that otherwise might slip though the screens.
68 Another use for SSS is it will kill those pesky earwigs. Spray it on & they don't return to life.
69 Also if you ever make candles, use clear melted wax and put SSS in as it harden. Works great for outdoor use to keep the mosquitoes away.
70 As a deodorizer, spray into air and let settle, kills those nasty pet orders.
71 Kids rooms if a child wets the bed, spray the bedding and sheets before washing and will give it a fresh clean smell.
72 It's a great insect repellent for your pet. (As recommended in "Outdoor Life" and "Field and Stream").
73 Mix 5 parts water, 1 part SSS and mist on animals. Brushing it in makes their coats gleam and keeps insects off so the animals don't fidget in the show ring.
74 Mix in your pet's bath water. It takes the fleas off of them...and in between sprays them with the same mixture as in #2 to help keep them off.
75 Rub on your hands before and after working with your pets and farm animals. It will remove the strong smells.
76 Black Fly Spray For Dogs: Use as a spray or a dip. 1 cup SSS, 1/2 cup liquid detergent and 3 gallons of water.
77 For dogs dry skin mix 1 tablespoon of SSS per gallon of water and use as an after bath rinse. Or spritz your pet's coat once per week.
78 If your dog should get tar or asphalt on the pads of their feet rub on SSS and then wipe off.
79 Flea Bath: Use a flea and tick shampoo. Rinse, rinse, rinse so no soap residue is left. Follow with final rinse of 2 gallons of water mixed with flea dip and 1 capful of SSS. The SSS helps replace the oils lost in bathing and has the added benefit of repelling insects.
80 Flea Repellent: Avon's SSS Bath Oil. 1-1/2 ounces per gallon of water; used as a sponge-on dip (or as a spritz) has been tested and proven to have significant, but not complete, flea-repellent activity for a 6-day period. It should help those dry coats, too.
81 If you have a Chow, they are notorious for dry, flakey skin. Add SSS bath oil on their skin and it does wonders!
82 I use the following on my horses and on my dogs when necessary. 1-cup Avon SSS bath oil 1-cup white vinegar 1-cup (or more) water 5 cc of essential oil of citronella (from the health food store NOT the type you burn to keep insects away that is available in a drug store) Mix in a spray bottle. Straight SSS works well for mosquito’s too but really makes your dog greasy.
83 (Barns) Use of an inexpensive fly control spray or a diluted mix of Avon SSS in water can be sprayed on barn walls and floor to discourage insects from hanging around or to eliminate them before putting in the new bedding. As time permits, and if you can keep your goats out of the barn for a few hours - let the barn stand and air out before re-filling with bedding.
84 Rub on your hands before and after working with pets and farm animals, takes away pet odor.
85 Avon's SSS bath oil massaged directly into the skin of your Rottweiler acts not only as a successful repellant and makes their dogs smell good but helps prevent drying and itchy skin.
86 A natural way to help cats with flea problems and flea allergies is to rub Skin So Soft into the skin. Once a bug, always a bug. Fleas don't like it either! Spread the word!
87 Cats: SSS IS SAFE FOR FUR LICKING -------The SSS plus is safe as long as it is the one without sunscreen.
88 Don't overuse the SSS. I just use the lotion, and rub it into the skin, not more than every few days. My cat's sensitive and we're being careful. Common sense is the rule. Sprinkling Yeast on the cat food helps, too. My cat's fur is medium-length; he's part Persian, and he's doing fine, no ill effects from the SSS. You can check with your vet to be sure if it's okay.
89 SSS can be used as a hoof polish. This will put a nice shine to the hoof without drying it. The farrier's wife will appreciate this one!
90 SSS can be used as a muzzle, eye, and ear enhancer. Generally we used baby oil but it was so messy. I tried SSS and it works great and still helps keep bugs away.
91 I have a show mare that has allergies and also gets dry skin very easily so I started giving her baths in SSS. What I do is bathe her like normal and then I put a capful of SSS in a 5-gallon bucket of warm water and sponge this all over her. Her hair coat dries silky soft and she quits itching. Works for her.
92 When I have to band (braid) their manes I use SSS Bath Oil. It seems to help hold the braids a lot better and they don't try to rub them out.
93 It removes tar spots from the car without damage to the paint.
94 Use it to clean vinyl dashboards, seats, and tops. It not only cleans, but also keeps it soft and helps to prevent any cracking.
95 After washing your car, use it as a tire dressing to keep them looking like new.
96 Put some on a small washcloth and leave in the car to help keep the air fresh and clean.
97 Wipe down vinyl surfaces inside your car. Cleans nicely and removes smoke odors left by cigarette smokers.
98 It gently cleans heavy grease and oil from skin and nonporous surfaces (great for Mechanic's Hands).
99 It removes tree sap.
100 Prior to traveling...rub SSS on headlights and grill. It makes insects and bugs easier to remove.
104 Open a towelette and use as an automotive air freshener.
May 23, 2013
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Ever since I started using Hydrogen Peroxide to get rid of armpit stains, to clean cookie sheets, as a miracle cleaner in my kitchen and bathroom, and to make my own “ oxiclean”…I ALWAYS have at least one bottle of the stuff under my kitchen sink, under my bathroom sink, AND in the laundry room. This stuff is amazingly versatile!
But it wasn't until recently, after doing some IN DEPTH research on the subject, that I came to realize what a “miracle substance” hydrogen peroxide really is! It’s safe, it’s readily available, it’s cheap, and best of all, it WORKS! It works for a LOT of stuff!
Hydrogen peroxide should really be called oxygen water, since it is basically the same chemical makeup as water but with an extra oxygen atom (H2O2). Because of this it breaks down quickly and harmlessly into oxygen and water.
Some other interesting facts about hydrogen peroxide:
It is found in all living material.
Your white blood cells naturally produce hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to fight bacteria and infections.
Fruit and vegetables naturally produce hydrogen peroxide. This is one of the reasons why it is so healthy to eat fresh fruit and vegetables.
It is found in massive doses in the mother’s first milk, called colostrum, and is transferred to the baby to boost their immune system.
It is found in rainwater because some of the H20 in the atmosphere receives an additional oxygen atom from the ozone (O3) and this H2O2 makes plants grow faster.
Next to Apple Cider Vinegar, hydrogen peroxide ranks up there as one of the best household remedies.
Besides the obvious (cleansing wounds), did you know that it is probably the best remedy to dissolve ear wax? Brighten dingy floors? Add natural highlights to your hair? Improve your plants root systems? The list goes on and on!
There are SO many uses for this stuff that I've started replacing the cap on the hydrogen peroxide bottle with a sprayer because it’s easier and faster to use that way.
I have compiled a rather impressive list of uses for 3% hydrogen peroxide that I hope will have you as thrilled and bewildered as I was!
Wash vegetables and fruits with hydrogen peroxide to remove dirt and pesticides. Add 1/4 cup of H2O2 to a sink of cold water. After washing, rinse thoroughly with cool water.
In the dishwasher, add 2 oz. to your regular detergent for a sanitizing boost. Also, beef up your regular dish soap by adding roughly 2 ounces of 3% H2O2 to the bottle.
Use hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash to freshen breath. It kills the bacteria that causes halitosis. Use a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water.
Use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to make a paste for brushing teeth. Helps with early stages of gingivitis as it kills bacteria. Mixed with salt and baking soda, hydrogen peroxide works as a whitening toothpaste.
Soak your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide between uses to keep it clean and prevent the transfer of germs. This is particularly helpful when you or someone in your family has a cold or the flu.
Clean your cutting board and countertop. Let everything bubble for a few minutes, then scrub and rinse clean. (I've been using it for this a LOT lately!)
Wipe out your refrigerator and dishwasher. Because it’s non-toxic, it’s great for cleaning places that store food and dishes.
Clean your sponges. Soak them for 10 minutes in a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and warm water in a shallow dish. Rinse the sponges thoroughly afterward.
Remove baked-on crud from pots and pans. Combine hydrogen peroxide with enough baking soda to make a paste, then rub onto the dirty pan and let it sit for a while. Come back later with a scrubby sponge and some warm water, and the baked-on stains will lift right off.
Whiten bathtub grout. First dry the tub thoroughly, then spray it liberally with hydrogen peroxide. Let it sit — it may bubble slightly — for a little while, then come back and scrub the grout with an old toothbrush. You may have to repeat the process a few times.
Clean the toilet bowl. Pour half a cup of hydrogen peroxide into the toilet bowl, let stand for 20 minutes, then scrub clean.
Remove stains from clothing, curtains, and tablecloths. Hydrogen peroxide can be used as a pre-treater for stains — just soak the stain for a little while in 3% hydrogen peroxide before tossing into the laundry. You can also add a cup of peroxide to a regular load of whites to boost brightness. It’s a green alternative to bleach, and works just as well.
Brighten dingy floors. Combine half a cup of hydrogen peroxide with one gallon of hot water, then go to town on your flooring. Because it’s so mild, it’s safe for any floor type, and there’s no need to rinse.
Clean kids’ toys and play areas. Hydrogen peroxide is a safe cleaner to use around kids, or anyone with respiratory problems, because it’s not a lung irritant. Spray toys, toy boxes, doorknobs, and anything else your kids touch on a regular basis.
Help out your plants. To ward off fungus, add a little hydrogen peroxide to your spray bottle the next time you’re spritzing plants.
Add natural highlights to your hair. Dilute the hydrogen peroxide so the solution is 50% peroxide and 50% water. Spray the solution on wet hair to create subtle, natural highlights.
According to alternative therapy practitioners, adding half a bottle of hydrogen peroxide to a warm bath can help detoxify the body. Some are skeptical of this claim, but a bath is always a nice way to relax and the addition of hydrogen peroxide will leave you – and the tub – squeaky clean!
Spray a solution of 1/2 cup water and 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide on leftover salad, drain, cover and refrigerate. This will prevent wilting and better preserve your salad.
Sanitize your kids’ lunch boxes/bags.
Dab hydrogen peroxide on pimples or acne to help clear skin.
Hydrogen peroxide helps to sprout seeds for new plantings. Use a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution once a day and spritz the seed every time you re-moisten. You can also use a mixture of 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 32 parts water to improve your plants’ root system.
Remove yellowing from lace curtains or tablecloths. Fill a sink with cold water and a 2 cups of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Soak for at least an hour, rinse in cold water and air dry.
Use it to remove ear wax. Use a solution of 3% with olive or almond oil. Add a couple drops of oil first then H2O2. After a few minutes, tilt head to remove solution and wax.
Helps with foot fungus. Spray a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry. Or try soaking your feet in a peroxide solution to help soften calluses and corns, and disinfect minor cuts.
Spray down the shower with hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria and viruses.
Use 1 pint of 3% hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of water to clean humidifiers and steamers.
Wash shower curtains with hydrogen peroxide to remove mildew and soap scum. Place curtains in machine with a bath towel and your regular detergent. Add 1 cup full strength 3% hydrogen peroxide to the rinse cycle.
Use for towels that have become musty smelling. 1/2 cup Peroxide and 1/2 cup vinegar let stand for 15 minutes wash as normal. Gets rid of the smell.
Use hydrogen peroxide to control fungi present in aquariums. Don't worry, it won't hurt your fish. Use sparingly for this purpose.
De-skunking solution. Combine 1 quart 3% H2O2, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1 teaspoon Dawn dish detergent, 2 quarts warm water.