A dear friend had a problem – her baby wouldn’t sleep. As a mother of a couple of kids, the first of which was bad but not nearly as bad as this friends’ baby… I felt for her.
When I say that I felt for her, I felt it in my bones. Exquisite in all the remembered gory details of the sheer desperation for some shut-eye.
I thought about it a little and suggested some magnesium cream for both and some halva (a sweet treat made from ground sesame and honey) for the breastfeeding mum… ’cause we can eat 😉
My first batch was quite firm, which isn’t bad to help it last, this batch is much softer… also not too bad lol!
Quoting from this friend “I’m blown away. I haven’t slept this well in forever.”
I’m delighted 🙂
I’m offering this batch for sale… suggesting $10 for the little jars and $35 and $30 for the two larger ones. It took me all the spare time I had this evening to make and pop it up for sale 🙂 Totally worth it in my opinion… for just one more mum to get just a touch more sleep!
Let me know if you want some (I’m getting some jars and deodorant containers in) and please express your interest in either Lavender; or Frankincense and Myrrh. The second option is recommended by my divining friend for a foot rub at the end of the night… it is absolutely good for adults wanting to prevent cancer and assist the body to detox. (check them out on Google Scholar, you’ll be surprised how amazing our botanicals on Earth are, almost as though they were designed for the job lol).
Morley Robbins – gotmag.org – has been doing some excellent readings of old and new research. What’s he’s uncovered might well be the smartest set of supplements recommended for our generation.
What’s new, once was old. Old fashioned remedies actually nailed a lot of what Morley recommends based on the science (forgotten though it might be). Bee pollen as a super food for energy, this is old folklore 🙂 Kids’ constipation remedy using cod liver oil and orange juice…. and you’ll see how both of these are part of his protocol.
The other element that is hugely interesting – get rid of excess unbound metals including copper and iron. Iron is not the goodie it has been made out to be!
This blog is just to get the list on record so people I’m chatting with can refer to it. I’ve gotten it down fast so I hope it is easy enough to follow.
What I’m covering in summary:
Ceruloplasim protocol – making yourself more energetic with good-copper protein 🙂
Suggested scheduling Magnesium Supplementation
Dark Leafy Greens, pumpkin seeds, sprouted mung beans (biodynamic)
The cheapest and most readily available tablet if you’re really low – Doctors Best. Click the header above if you want the types that are OK according to Morley Robbins.
For those that only ‘do’ wholefoods – Amena’s Minerals – basically sea water with the sea salt taken off and all the goodies left behind.
Epsom salt baths – take approx 1 cup epsom salts (magnesium sulphate), about the same of baking soda and a teaspoon or so of borax (boron, a mineral missing in soils needed to use magnesium and good for healthy teeth and bones).
1/2 tspn sea salt
1/2 tspn cream of tartar for the potassium
juice of an orange or other citrus (oranges have good potassium)
This is enough for one day – a double batch.
The idea behind the adrenal cocktail is to replenish what you lose from being constantly stressed and producing adrenaline – a chemical made from potassium, salt and Vitamin C! If you’re totally shattered, you can buy the ingredients for the adrenal cocktail at the supermarket – have a nice Epsom salt bath and see how you feel.
If you’re fancy pants, you can find alternative ingredients! (This website shows you all the various mineral profiles of foods … here is ginger http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2447/2)
Sweet potato chips with salt are like an adrenal cocktail for kids.
Detox Iron from the gut/brain
Also, you can use Frankincense! Morley is a wealth of info and he suggested through the olfactory nerve ie. smelling… might be the logical point for detox for the brain. Buy from me – if you’re local I can help with rollerballs and accessories.
Scheduling On rising, diotomaceous earth to help clear heavy metals, kill parasites and give a scrub to your innards
With breakfast, bee pollen- contains B vitamins, skip anything listing folic acid as some 30%+ of the population can’t handle it – get these from your local markets, wholefood C Shower and use magnesium chloride spray for deodorant if it doesn’t itch too much (otherwise on feet before bed)
Water for the day with Amena Sea Minerals (dilute until you can’t taste it much)
Taurine mid morning on empty stomach, while you’re making your cocktail
Adrenal cocktail at 10am
Lunch, with magnesium tablets
Adrenal cocktail at 3pm
Dinner with magnesium tablets and Vitamin C. To support digestion, preceed dinner with warm water with apple cider vinegar (adrenal & digestive tonic)
Supper – Cod liver oil with a little cream (can make into a fruity icecream or simply on a spoon), if constipated shake with fresh orange juice, a couple of hours before bed.
Bath – Epsom salts, Baking soda and Boron in your bath (if you don’t do baths look up the boron concentrate mix and take a teaspoon of the liquid premix each day).
Stabilised rice bran before bed, on an empty stomach to help clear toxic metals. In bed, and this tip comes from David, Give yourself a food rub with Frankincense, Myrrh and olive oil (Vitamin E). Happily, I’ve got some mag cream for that and it is lush. Olive oil, beeswax, cacao butter, magnesium chloride, essential oils 🙂
There was a beautiful little Plastic Free July workshop that I sort of planned on attending today about getting rid of single use plastics in your home (think cling wrap) but didn’t in favour of spending some one on one time with my littlest at the markets this morning and then, going to vote with the family at lunch time and having a little play after 🙂
After a challenging evening with this same little girl teething and not being able to sleep until 9pm (eek!) I found my mind returning to this and really wondering if I could do a bit better than I have been. Well, it couldn’t be easier really… start with a really low benchmark and the improvement can be really impressive!
I totally put bread ingredients into the bread machine tonight, plus a snack … then my mind wandered back to Plastic Free July. Persistent thoughts. I credit my mate Michele (the one with the pet homing pigeon Wally) for two years of updates on her progress going totally plastic free… I recall that she was really disappointed that postage stamps come with a freaking plastic backing!Some things do require structural change.
I’ve decided I’m going to have a bash at making these.
I already have bees wax and lovely little pieces of fabric for jam covers. I’ll bum some resin off a local with access to acacias and conifers… or even marri would be great. Perhaps marri would be the best because it is antibacterial and anti viral! Probably it might rival manuka honey from New Zealand.
We can avoid buying plastic to make these 😉 Sweet! I might even sew a button and barter one or two away. Can’t wait to rock up to playgroup with the kids snacks wrapped in these lol… awesome!
If you’d like to make a public commitment… The website is http://www.plasticfreejuly.org and happily they have options for either all plastic (eek!) or only the top 4. You could possibly do all plastic but we typically buy meat wrapped in cling film, so I decided it would be a bit hard to really try to avoid that.
The top four are straws, plastic bottles, plastic bags & coffee cup lids. This is an easy one 🙂
I made some whipped moisturiser to help my little girl with some troubled skin… she loves learning how to wash the dishes but the detergent is not great for her skin. Of course, it’s great for mine as I’m not the one washing the dishes! (just kidding, I totally try to help her)
1/2 cup shea butter
1/2 cup cocoa butter
1/2 Cup apricot oil
30 drops of your choice of essential oil
Measure (glass or metal instruments help as you can melt the oils off later), melt in a double burner (as you do for chocolate), chill briefly, whip with hand held or electric beaters.
To easily dispense, put in sandwich bag, seal, push down to one corner and cut that corner off… pipe in.
I had some nice small glass containers to hand and knew that I was making more than I needed… so the desire to barter was born.
Of course, I’d been lurking around the wonderful world of Facebook to see how bartering worked for a while. I took as nice a photo as I could manage, saving myself the trouble of writing the essential oils down so I wouldn’t forget their names… by including them in the photo below.
The fancy black background is our stove 😉
To date, just for two of my spares, I’ve received a nice pink frangipani cutting, a lot of citrus fruit and a killer sense of getting a bargain. Like that special sense that superheroes use when they are needed… like that… except for a bargain!
I’m still waiting on my homemade slice and the pasta sauce… for another two jars… one lady had a sick little baby so delayed somewhat and another lady wanted to catch up soon. So I’m assuming that will go ahead.
In terms of cost, it wasn’t that cheap an exercise… the little containers were $1.10 each, with perhaps 12 drops of essential oils in each. (see this table for costs if you’re setting yourself up to do the same)
However 2/3rds of the oils were a result of a barter which I consider a total bargain (my usual sweet potatoes with a half dozen eggs). And I’ve got heaps left… plus wax as well.
So I think I’ll do this one again… when the creative urge rises 🙂
By the way, for those that are interested in those blasted sweet potatoes (just kidding, I love them a little too much), I managed to sell a few. It’s late in the season as I’ve given away a number of full bags of them, plus armfuls to any local neighbourhood kid who is interested enough to have a dig when I’m doing the same. In time, some of these kids might do all the work for me… wouldn’t that be awesome? I tell them we’re hunting for treasure. What’s your retirement plan? 😉
We’ve been lucky enough to get gifted some Who Gives a Crap toilet paper.
I’m happy to report that it seems very lovely to me… although I have to admit to being something of a hard arse. So to speak…
Give it a go!
They do bamboo as well as chemical free conventional stuff… a significant proportion goes towards helping build toilets in the developing world and they even do gift vouchers, for the people who hate giving useless crap. Sorry about the language 😉
A lovely shout out to Kath and Barb (and Barb’s mate who helped her obtain some)… leaders in our community.
I’m doing something different. This is a whole new category to my normal kinds of weird behaviour (like chatting to strangers about the merits of humanure composting as though it was necessary for the survival of our society) and I begin to feel that it is the solution to the consumer madness that eats everything and steals our joy. It’s pretty funny that I’ve finally figured it out, and it might not be obvious to you that you are over-stimulated either. A deep breath is needed and a pause. A long pause. Being patient with yourself and not launching into the ‘next thing’. Taking the time to not even smell the roses… simply to ‘be’.
It builds the capacity for joy. This kind of joy, where you can be present and chock-a-block full of happiness for the cuddle you’re both giving and receiving.
Each morning, instead of doing something like looking at a screen or loading up on caffeine… or even doing something exciting like going outside and gardening vigorously and getting some long awaited job done 🙂 … I just sit down in the front lounge and chill with a cup of tea.
The wonderful thing is that the rest of the family come to find me and I am available to make eye contact (after a few minutes lol).
Usually the half Burmese cat Sir Patch Paddington is sleeping on the same long couch and is able to sleepily smile at the children too. He smiles and lets our little girl stroke him gently. He runs away very fast when she approaches with anything in her little chubby hands.
These things can be understood from a spiritual perspective but we are spirtual beings living in biological bodies… both true and valid … your biochemistry can change your spirit and vice-versa.
I’ve been reading social media and blogging articles and the one thing that I find I observe in the authors… almost without fail… are the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. In a world of technological slave equivalents like washing machines… we are harried and frantic because we spend our time doing what? Work, childcare, exercise, and screens. Books by contrast are soothing 🙂 Different kettle of fish.
So stop reading this blog, now and maybe forever. I have a few other things I could say but I can say them another day. If you don’t read them I won’t know. Go out on this windy and blustery day and start some seeds. Or not. Just sit there. Don’t feel compelled to do a single thing. Motivation grows and it doesn’t need industrial agriculture neither 😉