Thursday, February 18, 2010

Make Your Own Natural Health and Beauty Products Using Colloidal Silver

Colloidal Silver for Natural Health and Beauty

by Angela Kaelin

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Health and beauty aids are important not only to physical health, but to mental health. When we look and smell good, we feel good. The health and beauty industry takes in hundreds of millions of dollars every year, and their commercial beauty aids represents a substantial expense for many people.

Besides being a drain on your wallet, research has shown that some of the ingredients commonly found in these high-priced commercial beauty products -- such as aluminum, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium fluoride and dioxins -- can pose serious health risks.

Completely avoiding all of them may not be practical or even possible, but colloidal silver provides some ways to ease your body's toxic burden by providing a healthier alternative for some of the most common commercial beauty products.

Here are a few ways colloidal silver can provide a healthier alternative and save you money. You’ll be amazed to find that colloidal silver combined with some common items that you may already have in your cabinets or that you can cheaply and easily obtain from your local health food store, can actually do a better job than anything you’ve ever used before!

All of the following recipes are very simple. The essential oils recommended are only those considered very safe, but for the sake of additional safety, don’t get any of these products into your eyes. They are all relatively inexpensive and available at health food stores.

Colloidal Silver Aftershave

This recipe is ideal for men with stiff beards who are inclined to getting bumps and ingrown hairs. Colloidal silver helps to soothe and heal any bumps or scratches. Witch hazel is a natural astringent that tightens the pores, moisturizes without being oily and can greatly benefit skin that’s prone to acne.

2 ounces of distilled water
2 ounces of colloidal silver
4 ounces of witch hazel (available at any department store, drug store, or health food store).
6-8 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)

Blend these ingredients in a bottle. Shake well before each application.

Healing and Detoxifying Mask for Men and Women

Women are much more accustomed to using detoxifying masks, and know the immediate positive results they can provide.

But, this simple mask is also recommended for men who may be having problems with ingrown hairs, bumps or blackheads.

It's great for anyone who wants to gently exfoliate and detoxify their skin.

Here's how to do it:

Blend old-fashioned oatmeal to a fine powder in a blender.

Put 1/4 cup of powdered oatmeal in a bowl.

Add 2 to 3 tbsp. of colloidal silver and blend into a paste with a spoon.

When you have a thin paste, apply this mixture to your face and neck. Let it remain for 10 to 15 minutes.

Bonus Tips: For increased detoxification, you can add a tbsp. of bentonite clay (available at health food stores) to the above recipe. This will help remove blackkheads, pimples, etc., and pull toxins from your pores. You may have to add a little extra colloidal silver if you choose to add the clay.

For moisturizing and skin-tightening benefits, add 1 tbsp. of honey to the above recipe.

Underarm and Personal Deodorant Spray

Many people are very sensitive to the ingredients in commercial antiperspirants and deodorants. If you're sensitive or just want an alternative to dangerous aluminum-containing antiperspirants, try thoroughly mixing the following ingredients in an 8 to 12 oz. spray bottle:

2 - 3 ounces of colloidal silver
6 - 9 ounces of distilled water
8 to 10 drops of lavender oil
8 to 10 drops of rosemary oil
8 to 10 drops of sage oil

Sage has a light action as a natural antiperspirant. Perspiration odors on the skin are produced by bacteria. Colloidal silver works as an excellent antibacterial and is extremely beneficial to the skin as well.

Rosemary and lavender are not only aromatic, but they have profound soothing and healing properties, too.

Shake this mixture well before each application.

Healthy Feet Soak

Sweet-smelling feet are healthy feet. If your poor, tired feet spend long hours in hot shoes, they need special treatment in order to maintain your health.

Treating your feet to this colloidal silver soak not only keeps dangerous fungal infections away, but it soothes the feet and helps your whole body to relax.

Ladies, this is an excellent after-work soak or pre-pedicure treatment.

Combine the following in a little tub or pan that you can fit your feet into.

1 qt. water
6-8 ounces of colloidal silver
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup Epsom salts or baking soda
20 drops of peppermint essential oil
20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

Soak your feet for 15 or 20 minutes. Then dry feet and toes, thoroughly.

All-Natural Minty Flavored Mouthwash

Commercial mouthwashes are not safe products. Just the alcohol content alone in most of them can cause serious problems, including oral cancer.

You can use colloidal silver by itself as a safe, simple and inexpensive mouthwash. It stands on its own. But, if you insist on that “fresh minty taste” and want to make your own minty all-natural mouthwash, try combining the following ingredients in a bottle.

6 ounces distilled water
2-4 ounces colloidal silver
10-15 drops of peppermint oil or spearmint oil

Sometimes these two oils are available in the baking section of your grocery store. Or you can find them in just about any good health food store. They’re very inexpensive.

Like colloidal silver, both of these essential oils have natural anti-bacterial properties. Spearmint also has a reputation for healing gums and whitening teeth.

Shake this mixture well before each use.

Staying Healthy While Stretching Your Dollars

These are just a few of the many ways colloidal silver can help you stretch your dollars while providing you with some of the very best all-natural personal care products you'll find, anywhere.

Hollywood stars who are into natural health often end up paying through the nose to have all-natural recipes just like these made for them through local apothecaries. Yet they are extremely simple and inexpensive to make yourself.

Don't forget to share them with friends and family!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Safer Milk With Silver Nanoparticles

So now, science has discovered a way to use silver nanoparticles to detect whether or not milk has been tainted with toxic melamine (see news article below).

This is absolutely awesome news, considering the seriousness of the situation with melamine-tainted milk, which slowly kills anyone who inadvertently drinks it by destroying kidney function.

Unfortunately, certain environmentalist groups have been trying to force the EPA to heavily regulate silver nanoparticles, in spite of the fact that they're completely harmless.

Excessive Regulation Hinders Breakthroughs

I'd like to point out that incredibly beneficial technological breakthroughs like this simply cannot be achieved under excessive government regulation.

There comes a point at which we need to tell the fear-mongering "sky is falling" environmentalists to sit down and shut up, and let science and industry discover and innovate like they're supposed to, for the greater good of humanity!

Silver Nanoparticles to the Rescue!

The use of silver nanoparticles will revolutionize many aspects of business and industry, from providing far safer food and drink processing technology (and cutting way down on food poisoning in the process)... helping prevent unnecessary amputations for diabetics whose wounds get infected and won't heal... helping mitigate the current epidemic of MRSA infections... aiding the ability of prescription antibiotics to work against drug-resistant pathogens...and much, much more!

Yes, we'll soon have safer milk with silver nanoparticles. But only if the environmentalists who seek to regulate silver use into oblivion don't get their way.

-- Steve

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Safer milk with silver nanoparticles

10 February 2010

Silver nanoparticles can provide a highly sensitive colorimetric method to detect melamine in infant formula claim Chinese scientists.

The China milk scandal in 2008 when 300,000 infants became victims of melamine, a chemical usually used in fire retardants and fertilizers, contaminated milk and infant formula highlighted the need for the country to improve detection standards for chemical contaminants in foods.

Several improved techniques were developed following the crisis but they involved large specialised equipment, such as mass spectrometers.

Now, Cuiping Han and Haibing Li at the Central China Normal University, Wuhan, have developed a silver nanoparticle sensor that changes colour from yellow to dark green in the presence of melamine. And because the result can be seen with the naked eye, no other specialist lab equipment is required making the test more portable.

High levels of melamine in milk is harmful to children

'The unique instrument-free detection feature of this colorimetric method could allow for on-site detection of melamine and offers great potential for household diagnostic applications' say the researchers.

Colometric methods using gold nanoparticles have been tried previously but they require an additional stabilizer to detect the melamine which is difficult to synthesize and limits their practical application, explain Han and Li.

The silver nanoparticles are modified with p-nitroaniline (p-NA) and are easily prepared using commercially available materials. The electron donor-acceptor interaction between the melamine (donor) and p-NA (acceptor) results in aggregation of the silver nanoparticles, causing the colour change and allowing melamine levels as low as 0.1 ppm to be detected in as little as two minutes.

Paolo Ugo, a specialist in nanoelectrochemistry and sensors at the University of Venice Ca' Foscari, Italy, calls this “a smart application of recent advances in the chemistry of nanoparticles to a very real analytical issue.”

The next step for this sensor is to develop it into a more user friendly form, such as a test strip or reagent box that it can be used by the general public in their homes, say Han and Li.

Rebecca Brodie

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Monday, February 8, 2010

A Quick Look at My Daily Colloidal Silver Regimen

Here are just a few of the many different ways I use colloidal silver each and every day.

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8 Simple But Effective Ways I Use Colloidal Silver Every Day

1.) I spray my hair with colloidal silver after showering -- no more dandruff! (Dr. James Balch, M.D., says many cases of dandruff are simply low-level topical candida yeast infections. Colloidal silver works wonders against candida yeast fungus. Ever since I started using colloidal silver on my head, my dandruff has vanished!)

2.) I spray colloidal silver lightly onto my face after showering, and let it air dry. Now, my hair stylist, who is 20 years younger than me, keeps asking me "What do you use on your face each day to keep the skin so young and soft?" When I tell her the only thing I use is colloidal silver, she just can't believe it. But Dr. Robert O. Becker's work with electrically generated silver demonstrated time and time again that it was one of the best remedies for the skin, keeping skin cells supple and young and healthy.

BTW, our teenage friend who had severe acne found that spraying his face each morning with colloidal silver reduced his acne by over 70%. Drinking a few ounces of homemade colloidal silver each day took care of the other 30%! Why? Again, many cases of acne are simply staph infections under the skin, and colloidal silver works wonders against staph!

3.) I spray colloidal silver lightly into my eyes every morning after showering. Yes, I know this sounds weird but I haven't had a stye in years now, whereas I used to get them quite often. (Dr. James Balch, M.D. says many cases of stye are simply staph infections in the eye. Colloidal silver tends to decimate the staph pathogen --even antibiotic-resistant staph such as MRSA. See the four recent studies on colloidal silver's ability to wipe out MRSA infections at this link.)

4.) I spray colloidal silver directly onto my toothbrush along with my toothpaste each time I brush -- now, bleeding gums are a thing of the past!

5.) I also rinse my toothbrush with warm water after each brushing, and then spray it lightly with colloidal silver before putting it into the toothbrush holder. I just let it air dry in the toothbrush holder, so the silver particles stay on the toothbrush bristles. That way, there's no germ buildup on the toothbrush when I go to use it next. Experts say that your toothbrush is one of the filthiest implements in your home. But not when you spray it after each use with colloidal silver!

6.) After brushing my teeth, I briefly rinse the bowl of my sink out to get rid of any yucky toothpaste residue. Then I lightly spray the sink -- including the bowl, handles, faucet, etc. -- with colloidal silver and allow it to air dry. There's never any nasty bacterial buildup on or around my bathroom sink!

7.) At night, I run a cool mist vaporizer in our bedroom because here in the southwest U.S., humidity is very low and I often wake up in the middle of the night with a dry, scratchy throat. The cool mist vaporizer eliminates that problem. However, I found that by adding a few ounces of my homemade colloidal silver to the vaporizer's water bowl, it has cut down on colds and other respiratory ailments by at least 60% over the last few years!

8.) I take a "colloidal silver shooter" just before breakfast. That's a regular-sized shot glass full of micro-particle colloidal silver (about an ounce a day). If I feel I need more, I take more. But generally speaking about an ounce a day keeps me feeling healthy as a horse and infection-free!

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That's just a few of the many ways I use colloidal silver on a daily basis to boost my immunity, prevent infection and disease, and increase my overall health and well-being.

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