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Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the centre of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.
The dream catcher has been a part of Native American culture for generations. One element of Native American dream catcher relates to the tradition of the hoop. Some Native Americans of North America held the hoop in the highest esteem, because it symbolised strength and unity. Many symbols started around the hoop, and one of these symbols is the dream catcher.
Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he or she is dreaming. The bad dreams not knowing which way get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day.
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Toxicity in the body can show itself in different ways in different people. Most detox products have side effects pulling heavy metals and toxins out of the tissue and flooding the bloodstream with these toxins. When the body is hit with all these toxins at which it can cause unpleasant side effects. With Zeolite, when the toxins and heavy metals are pulled out of the tissues, they are trapped in the zeolite cage and you body is not re-exposed to them, therefore reducing the possibility of any negative side effects.
What is Zeolite
Zeolites are natural volcanic minerals that are mined in certain parts of the world. When volcano's erupt, molten lava and thick ash pour out. Because many volcanoes are located on an island or near an ocean, this lava and ash often flows into the sea.
Thanks to a chemical reaction between the ash from the volcano and the salt from the sea, amazing minerals like zeolites are formed in the hardened lava over the course of thousands of years. What makes zeolites so amazing is the fact that it's not only one of the few negatively charged minerals found in nature, but it also has a very unique structure. Zeolites have large vacant spaces - or cages - that allow space for large positively charged ions to be attracted to it, then trapped and eliminated from the body.
What makes Zeolite so Valuable?
The silicon building block in Zeolite is electrically neutral, but the aluminum building block carries a negative charge, which creates charged sites throughout the entire crystal structure.
A three-dimensional framework produces net negative charge that traps environmental pollutants and is balanced by the exchangeable cations Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphate.
The clinoptilolite attracts positive minerals such a calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and iron. These common positive cations then are displaced by heavy metals such as cadmium, mercury, nickel and arsenic and removed safely from the body.
Smaller Ions such as Mercury and Cadmium and pulled deeply into the cage of the zeolite and held securely for safe elimination.
Top 5 Zeolite Benefits
Peppermint oil can be used for many purposes including arthritis, appetite suppression, back issues, candida, cold sores, concentration, dermatitis, digestive issues, eczema, fungal infections, gallbladder issues, headaches, herpes zoster, human papilloma virus, inflammation, itchy skin, lumbago, memory, nausea, obesity, pain, parasites, pneumonia, psoriasis, respiratory infections, rheumatism, scoliosis, skin conditions, tuberculosis, varicose veins, viral infections and weight control.
It has many different uses due to the fact that it is made up of many different compounds. Some of these compounds have analgesic (pain relieving) properties, appetite suppression properties, anti inflammation properties, antiparasitic (worms) properties, antiviral properties. Other peppermint oil uses are as digestive stimulants and yet others relate to gall bladder issues. One of my favorite stories for peppermint oil is one I would like to share with you. My friend Kay uses this oil for headaches. She puts a drop or two in the palm of one hand, uses the index finger of the other hand to make three clockwise circles in the palm of her first hand, and then she puts this across her forehead....be careful not to get it in your eyes though. She swears by it.
Peppermint oil can also be combined with other oils for more power and effectiveness when treating certain ailments. Combine Peppermint with the essential oil of basil, marjoram, lavender and cypress and it produces an anti inflammatory and muscle relaxing blend that promotes circulation. This blend helps muscles that are aching, tight, spasmed, or inflamed from fatigue, injury or stress. This blend is a favorite of massage therapists.
Did you know that peppermint oil can be used for:
Finally, if you’re into aromatherapy then you should try peppermint oil for:
I have an electric vaporizer and like to regularly burn peppermint oil while I sleep- especially after a stressful day.
Paper shower is a unique product that is a combination of wet and dry pre- packaged towelettes......they are a 'refreshing body wipe on the go'. They are strong and hold a good amount of liquid, and easily absorbed left over moisture from wet towelettes. Also good to note that this product is not anti-bacterial, which basically means it isn't loaded with alcohol to dry out your skin.
GETTING RID OF MOULD
At this time of year, mould and mildew is the scourge of many households.
The house is shut tight to keep out the cold, so ventilation is poor and relative humidity is high – especially if cooking, shower and clothes dryer moisture is trapped indoors.
On top of that, wet winter weather makes everything damp – and mould loves dampness.
Mould is a fuzzy growth on moist organic matter by several types of fungi. Mildew is mould growing on fabric. Both are toxic to your health.
If you are caring for a person who is already frail, disabled or unwell, then the toxic burden of being exposed to mould may make them more vulnerable to extra health upsets and can compromise their immune system.
Besides inhalation, people can become exposed to mould through skin contact and through eating mouldy food – which should always be avoided.
Moulds can produce several toxic chemicals called mycotoxins that can damage your health in many different ways. These chemicals are present on the mould spores and small mould fragments that are released into the air.
In high concentrations, mould fragments, spores, and mycotoxins can trigger symptoms even in individuals who have no allergies or other health problems.
Ailments known to be linked to mould are asthma and other respiratory problems, chronic sinusitis, including constant runny nose or red, watery eyes, lung infections, fever, headache, fatigue, allergies and a weakened immune system.
Hardy and versatile, moulds love high humidity environments (above 60%) and thrive in temperatures between 10 deg C to 32 deg C.
Mould spores can travel thousands of kilometres on the wind and can hibernate for up to 40 years before hatching.
Mould will eat almost anything organic – including the paint on your walls, carpet, clothing, curtains and other fabrics, hair, glue, paper, feathers, leather, cement grout, wood, and foodstuffs.
Water leaks are the primary cause of mould. They might be leaks in the roof, the downpipes, leaking kitchen or bathroom plumbing, your house’s foundations, or a leaking window – any of which can cause part of your household structure to remain damp – the perfect breeding ground for mould. You must have these leaks repaired professionally or mould will be an ongoing problem.
Also, the steam from cooking, showering and using the clothes dryer can make the air very humid – creating the ideal environment for mould to thrive. Ventilation fans should be used and these should vent outside and be cleaned regularly.
Now you know how bad mould is for you – how can you get rid of it?
Well, people recommend a variety of approaches and some work better than others.
First and foremost: fix the source of the dampness. Then, the mould treatment you choose has a chance to be effective.
Clove Bud Oil - one of the most effective and safest mould treatments – has been championed by Shannon Lush, Australia’s cleaning guru.
Shannon says you need just half a teaspoon of oil of cloves in a one-litre spray bottle of water. Lightly mist this solution onto the mouldy surface and leave for 20 minutes. Wipe off with a cloth, and then re-mist the entire surface and leave overnight. This will kill the mould spores.
The solution works best on hard surfaces like timber bookshelves and cupboards, tiles, and painted surfaces.
For mildew on a shower curtain, just spray the solution on, leave 20 minutes, and then launder in the washing machine.
Clothes that smell musty or mouldy can be washed the normal way but add half a teaspoon of oil of cloves to the water to kill the mould spores.
You can clean mouldy shoes and handbags by putting half a teaspoon of oil of cloves into a bottle of baby oil and using the well-mixed solution on a soft cloth to clean the item.
Pure Destiny Clove Bud Oil is a 100% Pure Essential Oil that gets rid of mould the natural way.
There are so many benefits of colloidal silver. Colloidal silver supports the natural defence system of the body and is powerfully alkaline and has been recognised as a powerful, natural antibiotic, it has been reputed by various studies to be able to kill over 650 micro-organisms.
A wealth of medical research has revealed that a chemical to make hard, clear plastic called bisphenol A (BPA), such as those found in baby bottles, food storage containers, plastic drink bottles and the linings of soft drink cans has reached epidemic proportions.
Peppermint oil has been used for centuries, dating back to ancient Greece. The oral form is acknowledged for improving the symptoms of gas, bloating and pain from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It has also been used to dissolve gallbladder stones and shown benefit in combating dyspepsia, a cause of upset stomach and heartburn. Simply applied to the skin, peppermint oil can help relieve tension headaches and pain from muscle tightness.
Using Essential Oils to clean around your home.
Cleaning your house does not have to be hazardous. Throw away those nasty chemicals and start healthy cleaning with Essential Oils! Refresh your house and your senses!
Essential Oils can be used to create many effective non-toxic ( and wonderfully fragrant) cleansers and disinfectants. Just imagine your kitchen pleasing with the smell of lemon, grapefruit, cinnamon or rosemary. Your living room inviting with fragrant cushions of peppermint – a natural insect repellent.
Choose rose, ylang ylang, jasmine, geranium and lavender for a calming and romantic environment in the bedroom. Scent your office with basil, rosemary and lavender for concentration and don’t forget to scent the pet pillow with flea deterring lavender and peppermint.
Some essential oils can be an irritant to the skin so wear gloves and use a natural sponge because oils can react with plastic.
Label all your ingredients and keep them out of reach of children. While some of these all natural cleaners are not poisonous, some can be harmful or even fatal if swallowed by children or pets.
Choose oils that are pure, cheap oils give cheap results. Be smart! Buy Pure!
¼ cup baking soda
1 teaspoon vinegar
6 drops lemon essential oil
Mix ingredients to make a paste. Apply to interior or microwave with a sponge. Rinse and leave door open to dry for 15 minutes. Wash the glass turntable by hand. This recipe will get rid of food odours.
¼ cup vinegar
5-10 drops of lemon oil
5-10 drops of pine oil
Liquid castile soap if needed
To clean hard floors, add ¼ cup vinegar to a bucket of water. Then add 5-10 drops of lemon oil and pine oil. If the floor is especially dirty, add several drops of dish washing soap. This will clean even the dirtiest floor.
To make a carpet freshener, add 16-20 drops of essential oils to a cup of baking soda. Mix well and place in a covered container overnight so that the oil can be absorbed. Sprinkle over your carpet the next day and then vacuum the powder up.
You may also saturate a disposable cloth or tissue with several drops of essential oil and place it into the collecting bag of your vacuum cleaner. This will diffuse a pleasant odour as you clean.
Homemade Soft Scrubber
½ cup baking soda
Liquid Castile Soap
5 drops Lavender oil and or 5 drops Tea Tree oil
Place the baking soda in a bowl. Slowly pour in liquid soap stirring constantly, add liquid soap until the consistency resembles frosting. Add the essential oils. Scoop the creamy mixture onto a sponge, scrub surface and then rinse. If you add a little pure vegetable glycerine to the baking soda, the mixture will stay moist for a long time in a jar with a tight lid.
Basic Wood Cleaning Formula
This formula is for well used furniture. The vinegar works to pull dirt out of the wood. It doesn’t leave an oily residue because the little bit of oil keeps the wood from drying out. It will store indefinitely in a lidded jar.
¼ cup white distilled vinegar
¼ cup water
½ teaspoon liquid castile soap
5 drops jojoba oil
Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Saturate a sponge and squeeze out the excess. Wash surfaces of tired and dirty wood. The vinegar smell with disapate. Dry with a soft cloth.
Tea tree oil is not only an effective treatment for all of man kind’s ailments, it has also been found to be an effective remedy for pets and animals. It is said to be an effective deodorizer, fur detangle, and external parasite repellent and is also used to relieve hotspots, rashes, and irritations caused by flea or other insect bites as well as many other conditions.
In this life we eat to survive, sustain our energy, grow and reproduce. Our food is partially digested in the alimentary canal, mouth, stomach and finally in the intestine, where the partially digested food is ultimately metabolized by millions and millions of micro-organisms working simultaneously and synergistically. It has been said that there are more bacteria in and on one person at one time than there are people on this earth.
Improving our digestion is the foundation to good health. Energy levels improve, our immune system is strengthened, our complexion becomes clearer, and our skin feels softer.
A lack of essential nutrients, the wrong diet and a sedentary lifestyle often results in poor digestion, a lack of absorption, abnormal gut reactions including bloating and inflammation, but infections and poor waste disposal. This then has a knock on effect throughout all our body systems.