Did you know that the majority of breast cancer can be linked to the use of conventional deodorants/antiperspirants (along with many other hormonal and environment factors)?
All of the chemicals in conventional deodorants serve to kill or inhibit the growth of “bad” or undesirable bacteria that cause unwanted natural
stink scent. Meanwhile, they kill the “good bacteria” too…leaving our bodies defenseless.
There are many reasons why we should be concerned about using antiperspirants and commercially prepared deodorants!
Here are just a few:
- There are hidden dangers in the active ingredients of conventional deodorant (i.e. Aluminum, Parabens, Propylene glycol, Phthalates, and Triclosan). Current research shows a strong link between antiperspirants containing aluminum and breast cancer, birth defects, allergies, and hormonal imbalances. These potentially hazardous chemicals have no place in our homes and certainly no place under our arms.
- Let the body do what the body will do! I believe that when we attempt to inhibit the natural functions of the body we negatively affect the rhythms created for a purpose.
Fortunately, you can make your own deodorant for almost nothing in just a few minutes, and it WORKS!
Here at the ranch we daily use one of the following deodorants…
- Homemade Probiotic Deodorant (this will always be dear to my heart)
- Homemade All-Natural Deodorant for Men (for the man of the house)
- Deodorant Cream (the older girls love that they can apply this after their showers at night and not have to worry with it for another 24 hours)
…but now — I think — I have a new fave!!!
The ingredients used to make this Super Strength Herbal Deodorant Spray are both astringent and antimicrobial. Standing the true test of farm chores, cooking over a hot stove, and working until the wee hours of the morning.
This stuff keeps me feeling fresh all day!
And I happen to think it’s AMAZING!
Super Strength Herbal Deodorant Spray
*Use local, organic ingredients whenever possible.
- 1 fluid ounce witch hazel (I buy mine in bulk from Mountain Rose Herbs.)
- 1/2 fluid ounce flower water (hydrosol), optional (I buy mine in bulk from Mountain Rose Herbs.)
- 1/2 fluid ounce colloidal silver (I get mine here.)
- 20 drops essential oils, your choice
- 10 drops grapefruit seed extract
Add all ingredients to a 2 ounce mister bottle. Shake well. Apply to underarms as often as needed.
I love these 2 oz amber boston round glass bottle with a fine mist sprayer. They come in a pack of 6 — perfect for sharing or keeping one at home, work, or in your workout bag!
Using the “Base Ingredients” list as a guide allows you the creative freedom to use the items you have on hand to make something beautiful.
Here are a few examples of flower water (hydrosol) and essential oil combinations I love:
- Patchouli + Vanilla — patchouli hydrosol, patchouli essential oils, and vanilla absolute
- Lavender — lavender hydrosol and lavender essential oils
- Geranium + Lime — rose hydrosol, geranium and lime essential oils
- Citrus — lemon verbena hydrosol and essential oils of orange, lemongrass, and bergamot
Where Can I Get This Stuff
–Mountain Rose Herbs…they have everything you’ll need by way of Bulk Herbs and Natural Products for Healthy, Natural Living! It’s your one-stop-shop!
Through my studies at the Herbal Academy of New England, I am learning that health doesn’t come from plastic bottles. Vitality grows naturally from the way you live your life. If you want to learn more about herbs as medicine and as food, and if you’re just too busy to enroll in an in-person program, join ME and others from around the world at the Herbal Academy of New England for a comprehensive and convenient online herbal course you can complete anywhere and anytime!
Could you make your own hydrosol?
Hi Juli! Yes you can…and I’m actually going to start making my own this spring with the bounty from my garden! However, from the research I’ve done, the only way to make quality hydrosol is by using an old-time copper still. I have my eye on one and look forward to making fresh hydrosol very soon:)
This looks easy with no special equipment??? What do you think?
Yes! I love that recipe 🙂
Yes! I believe this is exactly how my friend set up her pans to make the rose water! She was explaining it to me and some of it got lost in the translation, but now that I see the pictures, I know that this does work!!! Thanks so much for posting that link!
Thank you so much!! I may come out of this smelling like roses!! I have some rose hydrosol homemade by a friend. I have been looking for a heavy duty deodorant because I have my own greenhouse business and I don’t want to drive any customers away!! I need heavy duty in there, trust me!! I am not a “light sweater” anyway and I need to lose a few pounds. I have been making many changes to the natural, but this is one thing that has been worrying me. Thanks again. I will be trying this!!
I feel ya Lori 🙂 Let me know how it goes…homemade rose hydrosol sounds DIVINE!
Grapefruit seed extract is made by mixing crushed grapefruit seeds with chemicals (not with water or alcohol, like most naturally made extracts). This yields an extract that is more than one-half diphenol hydroxybenzene-a quaternary ammonium chloride that is like benzethonium chloride.
It doesn’t matter if the grapefruit seeds came from organic or non-organic fruits, it’s still contaminated.
Plus, it can cause inflammation.
I’m trying to get away from quaternary ammonium chloride and chemicals and inflammation from anything!
Do you think that the alcohol in the witch hazel would be enough to act as a preservative, if I eliminated the grapefruit seed extract?
For Wilson, the colloidal silver is fantastic as a microbial and a preservative. I’m betting you could skip the grapefruit seed extract. I currently use just colloidal silver, but I will be ramping it up with some of these other ingredients.
Omitting the GSE — given the witch hazel, essential oils, and colloidal silver — I’d give it a shelf life of 6-8 months at least.
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Thanks for the info. I purchased grapefruit seed extract last summer before doing any research on it. I haven’t dared to use it because I did a quick search and found nothing good. This is a great explanation and confirmation I should just dump it.
I’m glad this issue has come up — and of course everyone must do their own research and come to a conclusion of their own — I’ve personally used GSE for years and have noticed no ill effects only benefit. Not to mention, upon further exploration on topics of conflict, I tend to find the naysayers (i.e. Pubmed, etc.) take a “big pharma” lean in their publications…not always, but frequently.
Yet — please, please — I encourage everyone to do their own research.
Here’s a particularly helpful forum thread (http://community.babycenter.com/post/a4130245/the_truth_about_grapefruit_seed_extract_gse), where a user cited a letter from the company whose product I personally use and recommend (NutriBiotic) stating that Citricidal, the ingredient they use, is completely safe and has been known to reveal false positives in tests for benzethonium chloride. The company representative also said that due to recent news about Triclosan in the last few years, they test every batch of Citricidal to prove the absence of Triclosan. (read more here http://simplehomemade.net/gse-grapefruit-seed-extract/)
Again…please do your own research and talk to your medical professional, naturopath, chiropractor, etc. before deciding if GSE is right for you (especially because of potential interactions with certain medications).
By NO means am I an expert…I just share my own experiences and private research.
Isn’t it the truth…as natural health seekers, we are always weighing the arguments and choosing between our doubts and “what feels right” when it comes to controversial remedies. I’ve personally found GSE to be effective, and in my research the companies whose product I use and recommend seem honorable and trustworthy to date.
I’m with you on this one Andrea! I trust Nutribiotic and will keep using their GSE until further notice :)) I just made a batch of your deodorant and we all love it 🙂 Thank you!
Lena Erickson says
With all due respect, it seems like applying silver to your underarms should have the same concern as aluminum. It is still a metal and can still be deposited in your organs and cells. Just a logical deduction on my part, however. Colloidal silver is listed as “likely unsafe” on webmd… not that I trust webmd as any kind of reliable source… but it does give me pause.
The problem with aluminum is that it actually plugs the ducts under our arms, preventing our body from being able to sweat (a.k.a. release toxins from the lymph system). Colloidal Silver does not act in this way, rather it is antimicrobial in it’s properties.
Silver is not harmful. It is safe for people and animals. There are a lot of people that trust it every day and it kills over 650 pathogens. People way back when knew the antimicrobial qualities of silver so they made baby rattles out of it. (The baby would be putting silver in their mouth.) I read all the studies where they say if you take it you will turn silver…It still wouldn’t physically hurt you even if you did turn silver. Luckily that will not happen. I am so glad that I was able to treat my dog’s leg when the vet couldn’t find out which antibiotic to give her. We had tried several and her leg wouldn’t heal. I heard about silver and started putting it on the wound and it healed. No need for more expensive cultures and more pain. Also, my cat has had a reoccurring sinus infection for almost a year with 3 rounds of antibiotics, and now I can treat it without antibiotics and trips to the vet for him. He still sneezes, but it doesn’t turn into an infection any more. I love my silver! Also, the bad “bugs” can not outsmart the silver and become resistant like they can with the drugs. Anyway, I hope you will be open to trying silver!
Lena E. says
Thanks for the information, guys. I will keep an open mind about it. 🙂
The problem is that this “over 650 pathogens” thing isn’t really validated in any way. I have yet to ever find this statement coming from the mouths of anyone who’s not selling colloidal silver, never in any scientific studies, and companies have gotten into trouble with the FTC for making this unsubstantiated claim. Silver as a dissolved ion does have antiseptic properties, but the number 650 comes out of thin air. Furthermore, there actually are potential toxicity issues, and there are potential adverse side effects. While I support effective, scientifically-backed alternative medicine and disinfectants, this kind of thing really, really troubles me. People really need to inform themselves before recommending products as totally safe or claiming that they do certain things.
Yes, Pixie, I agree. The use of colloidal silver concerns me as well. I am also wondering why the assertion that bacteria cannot develop resistance to colloidal silver?
I’m not saying colloidal silver is necessarily bad, but I would definitely like to see hard facts backing the claims that are made about it. All studies I’ve seen suggest that as a nutritional supplement it’s useless (because the body doesn’t need silver at all) and that by itself it’s not effective orally to treat diseases, though silver as a dissolved ion can boost antibiotics. According to Scientific American’s article ‘Silver Makes Antibiotics Thousands of Times More Effective,’ “it makes the cell membrane more permeable, and it interferes with the cell’s metabolism, leading to the overproduction of reactive, and often toxic, oxygen compounds.” But that, again, is in tandem with antibiotics, and the article makes this clear that the silver is not the primary agent here, and it also takes care to note the potential toxicity.
As for outside the body… it could have some use, but again, I’d like to see some studies confirming that and a little more consumer caution exercised. Don’t take it at face value just because it was on the internet!
I heard about it from my brother who had a double transplant. (kidney and pancreas) He was having some weird infections that started about a year out…he was hospitalized about 4 different times and had a cocktail of antibiotics. It kept coming back, whatever it was, and finally he started using silver on his own. He had a lot at stake. He could have lost the organs and been right back on dialysis. Well, he got better and has never been back in the hosp. He still goes for his check-ups and all, but they are not as often. He had surgery about 11 yrs ago. I picked some up and used it for my dog when she had an infection that wasn’t going away. It went away right after that. I believe it’s good stuff, and I don’t give much credence to the “studies” done by the western medical drug pushers. But, you all have brought up a lot of points. You just don’t know who to believe anymore, drug manufacturers vs. natural cures… are they just trying to sell you something?
The FTC will never tell you that an over the counter natural element is safe. Otherwise how would they sell the Antibiotics that are harming us?
My son sweats a LOT, to the point of embarrassment. Is there anything that could be added which will help to cut down on the sweat issue? I know sweating is good, but when you can’t even raise your hand in class without someone commenting on the 6-7 inch across sweat spot under your arm in an air-conditioned classroom, it’s serious.
Sheri, I was just doing some reading about essential oils, and I came across this oil that has been know to help with excessive sweating!! I was so excited to tell you. I am quoting from Young Living Oils’ Website… Petitgrain (Citrus sinensis) is mentally refreshing and emotionally balancing when used aromatically. This oil is also beneficial for skin and hair health. Traditionally, petitgrain has been used to support a healthy nervous system—particularly with nervous exhaustion and stress—as well as to improve instances of excessive perspiration and oily skin and hair. I don’t see why Petitgrain couldn’t be added to a deodorant. You are welcome to send me a friend request if you want to private message me if you want to know where to get it. I am not trying to sell something, but I can get it for you if need be. I used to also sweat excessively from nerves in HS and it was really embarrassing. Anyway, I hope you see this and it helps your son out!
Kitrin Crane says
By eliminating the hydrosol and essential oils(or using pine essential oil)
Could this be used as a scent eliminating spray for bowhunting? I have seen other recipes but they use ALOT of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and I like the idea of using the colloidial silver. I know that there are commercial scent prevent products that utilize silver in them.
Sarah Caraway says
Andrea, another great sounding deodorant to try. I have a recipe I love but this spray one sounds pretty nice to have too. Thanks!
Leslie A says
Amazon says the colloidal silver is unavailable. Is there another good place to get it?
I get mine at the Vitamin Shoppe. It is cheaper there than at the Health Food store. Vitamin World doesn’t carry it where we go, but that’s in a mall. The brand I get is called Sovereign Silver.
Thanks so much for this recipe. I am always on the lookout for a good deodorant to make. I have made solids and creams, and deal with it melting in summer and keeping it in the fridge. (Not really a bit dear) But this looks great. I’t s the first deodorant spray recipe I have encountered. Can’t wait to try it.
For the naysayers regarding silver, I have been research it’s use for over 20 years, and using it all that time. It is, IMO, the most underrated and underutilized product of our time. I am still finding more uses for it. I drink an ounce every day during flu season and have yet to have any adverse effects. Topically it can’t be beat for sores, burns, incisions, anything like that. I even know someone who tried it on their child’s chicken pox, just on one side, and after 3 hours they sprayed the other side – it helped with itching and with healing. I believe it has healing properties beyond just killing microbes, but have not found conclusive studies on that aspect yet. I use it very successfully to treat any kind of stomach upset in people and pets. Works immediately, and I mean within an hour dosing accutely. You want properly made colloidal ionic silver, 10ppm is plenty and most health food stores and farm co-ops carry a good brand. Do not use silver nitrate, it’s no good for internal use, unless you want to turn blue.
Here’s a sampling of some of the microbes it’s been tested on:
From Brigham University, back in 2002:
Humanitarian Aid: …Colloidal silver as an antibiotic alternative, for use in its hospitals and water treatment units in Africa, South America, and Asia.
American Silvers Antibacterial Product (PRWEB) March 9, 2002
The following results suggest that The NEW Silver Solution is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent — it is able to effectively stop the growth of, and in fact kill, a variety of bacteria.
The NEW Silver Solution has been tested against the following organisms.
Tuberculosis type B (tuberculosis is the number one human-killing bacteria world wide)
Staphylococcus aureus (Pneumonia, eye infections, skin infections (boils, impetigo, cellulitis, and post-operative wound infections), toxic shock syndrome, meningitis, food poisoning, osteomyelitis, and many others) inhibited @ 2.5 ppm[c] and killed @ 5 ppm. 1/22/99 BYU Report.
Shigella boydii (Bacillary dysentery–characterized by severe cramping abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea) inhibited @ 1.25 ppm and killed @ 2.5 ppm. 1/22/99 BYU Report.
Salmonella arizona (Food poisoning, etc.) inhibited @ 2.5 ppm and killed @ 5 ppm. 1/28/99 BYU Report.
Salmonella typhimurium (Food poisoning and enteric fever) inhibited and killed at a concentration of 2.5 ppm. 6/7/99 BYU Report.
E. coli (Food poisoning, urinary tract infections, travelers diarrhea, diarrhea in infants, respiratory tract infections, and wound infections) inhibited and killed @ 2.5 ppm. 1/22/99 BYU Report.
Haemophilus influenzae (Otitis media (ear infection), pneumonia, meningitis, throat and sinus infections (including epiglottitis in children and sinusitis), and suppurative arthritis in children) inhibited and killed @ 1.25 ppm. 1/22/99 BYU Report.
Enterobacter aerogenes ( wound infections, urinary tract infections, bacteremia, and meningitis) inhibited and killed at a concentration of 2.5 ppm. 6/7/99 BYU Report.
Enterobacter cloacae ( causes ilnesses similar to the E. aerogenes) inhibited and killed at a concentration of 5 ppm. 6/7/99 BYU Report.
Klebsiella pneumoniae (lower respiratory tract infections, nosocomial infections (infections spread in hospitals), urinary tract and wound infections, and bacteremia) inhibited and killed @ 2.5 ppm. 1/28/99 BYU Report.
Klebsiella oxytoca, (Similar to those infections caused by K. pneumoniae) inhibited and killed at a concentration of 2.5 ppm. 6/7/99 BYU Report.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (severe burn and wound infections, keratitis, pneumonia, meningitis, nosocomial infections, urinary tract infections, etc.) inhibited @ 2.5 ppm and killed @ 5 ppm. 1/22/99 BYU Report.
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumonia, meningitis, sinusitis, otitis media (ear infection) inhibited @ 2.5 ppm and killed @ 5 ppm. 4/21/99 BYU Report.
Streptococcus pyogenes (skin infections, upper respiratory infections (i.e. strep throat) impetigo, hospital-acquired infections, scarlet fever, etc.) inhibited and killed @ 1.25 ppm. 1/22/99 BYU Report.
Streptococcus faecalis (Urinary tract infections, endocarditis, wound infections, etc.) inhibited @ 2.5 ppm and killed @ 5 ppm. 1/22/99 BYU Report.
Streptococcus mutans (A major cause dental plaque and tooth decay etc.) inhibited and killed @ 5 ppm. 2/3/99 BYU Report.
Streptococcus gordonii (Tooth decay, also implicated in infective endocarditis-an infection of the heart valves) inhibited and killed @ 5 ppm. BYU Report 2/12/99 .
David A. Revelli
Brigham Young University
Dr. Ron W. Leavitt , Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology/Molecular Biology
Brigham Young University
http://www.coralconnection.net/cgi-bin/ … 333005221/
Regarding the topical use of silver for bone infections.
The Use of Silver-Impregnated Packing Strips in the Treatment of Osteomyelitis: A Case Report
Michael F. Moore, MD, FACS, CWS; Nanci Dobson, RN; Jeffrey T. Glattly, BBA
Authors and Disclosures
Posted: 10/18/2006; Wounds. 2006;18(9):271-276. © 2006 Health Management Publications, Inc.
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Abstract and Introduction
The treatment of osteomyelitis is multifactorial and requires surgical debridement of the infected bone as well as the use of systemic antimicrobials for an extended period of time. Traditionally, these wounds are packed open to allow healing by secondary intent, and the dressing has only a passive action. The case reported here employs the use of an interactive silver packing strip that facilitated healing because of its antimicrobial activity for which the authors believe further evaluation is justified.
The incidence of neurotropic ulcers is reported to affect between 4% and 6% of the diabetic population and is associated with significant morbidity. It has been reported that 85% of lower leg amputations initially present as a foot ulceration. Complicating the initial clinical presentation of the ulcer is the extent and degree of pathology involved. The sensory deprivation and lack of pain associated with these ulcers causes the initial clinical presentation to include significant tissue necrosis requiring extensive surgical intervention. Deep-seated abscesses with extensive undermining and osteomyelitis often accompany the small ulceration that initially brings the patient to seek medical attention. The diminished immune response found in the diabetic population also factors into the degree of pathology associated with these ulcers.
The diagnosis of osteomyelitis is problematic with these ulcers. Though it is suspected clinically when probing to bone is present, the classical radiographic findings often lag behind the clinical picture. Additionally, the use of systemic antimicrobials can be ineffectual in achieving suitable levels at the ulcer site. The polymicrobial flora that is often present in the chronic wound may limit the use of topical antimicrobial agents because of the lack of sensitivity, potential toxicity to the host cellular components, and the potential for the development of resistant strains.
The use of topical silver dressings has expanded in the chronic wound care setting due to the broad antimicrobial spectrum, low toxicity, and resistance profile of silver. The recent introduction of silver-impregnated wound packing strips (SilverSeal® packing strips with X-Static®, Noble Biomaterials, Scranton, Pa) affords the clinician the ability to deliver the antimicrobial effect of silver using recommended treatment protocols. Silver-impregnated packing strips are similar to existing packing products on the market in that they come in varying widths (Figure 1) to accommodate diverse clinical presentations. Unlike standard gauze, the strips are manufactured using nylon fiber that has been metalized with pure silver (Figures 2 and 3). The nylon resists absorption of wound fluid, enhancing the wicking effect and allowing the metalized silver fiber greater surface area to interact in the wound environment. The hydrophobic effect of the nylon fiber prevents saturation of the dressing, allowing it to function over longer periods of time, thereby decreasing dressing changes. The following case presentation represents the clinical use of this modality, resulting in resolution of the patient’s ulcer in a shorter period of time than the usual 6 weeks stipulated for such treatment.
Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tubes and Incidence of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Silver is the key to reducing pneumonia associated with breathing tubes. From Journal of the American Medical Association, Aug. 20, 2008. Full study at:
http://www.wellnessresources.com/studie … _infection
People have long prized silver as a precious metal. Now, silver-coated endotracheal tubes are giving critically ill patients another reason to value the lustrous metal. In a study published in the Aug. 20, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the NASCENT Investigation Group, report that the silver-coated tubes led to a 36 percent reduction of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
VAP can strike up to 15 percent of people who are intubated to aid breathing and can cause death in an estimated 20 percent to 40 percent of those stricken.
“VAP is a relatively common infection and increasingly one caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria,” says the study’s lead author, Marin H. Kollef, M.D., a Washington University pulmonary specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. “There have been many attempts to prevent VAP, most of which have revolved around modifying hospital practices. The silver-coated endotracheal tube has an advantage in that it doesn’t require any additional effort by nurses, therapists and doctors, who may already be over burdened.”
Past efforts to prevent VAP included elevating the head of a patient’s bed, repeatedly checking ventilator tubing and emptying condensates, monitoring feeding to prevent reflux into the lungs, frequent handwashing and isolation of infected patients. The silver-coated endotracheal tube is structurally identical to a typical tube, so its adoption would not require any change in standard hospital procedures.
Studying 1,509 patients in 54 centers who were intubated for 24 hours or more, the research group found that 7.5 percent of those with uncoated tubes developed VAP. In comparison, 4.8 percent of those with silver-coated tubes developed VAP, a 36 percent reduction.
Kollef indicates that about 80 percent of patients are intubated for less than 10 days. Looking at just the first 10 days of intubation, the silver-coated tubes were associated with a 48 percent reduction in VAP, and when VAP occurred in patients with silver-coated tubes, it occurred later on average than in those with uncoated tubes.
Silver kills bacteria and yeast by sticking to the organisms’ enzymes, genetic material and other molecular components, preventing basic functions and interfering with reproduction. These organisms very rarely develop resistance to silver, and the metal has no known side effects in humans.
The new endotracheal tubes are coated with a silver-containing polymer, created by C.R. Bard Inc., that releases silver ions to the surface of the tubes. There, silver exerts a broad-spectrum antimicrobial effect, reduces adhesion of bacteria to the tube and blocks the formation of biofilms, communities of microorganisms that build up special protective structures on surfaces.
The number of antibiotic-resistant organisms is on the rise, making it ever more vital to prevent VAP and related infections, says Kollef, professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Even when an infection can be treated with antibiotics, it takes a physical toll on a patient, he notes.
Kollef, also medical director of the medical intensive care unit and of respiratory care services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, says the silver-coated tubes are likely to be more expensive than uncoated tubes, but that the cost is easily recovered if the silver-coated tubes can reduce the number of VAP cases.
“I think this is just the beginning for this kind of technology,” Kollef says. “The silver-polymer coating will most likely be applied also to tracheostomy tubes and also become available for use in pediatric medicine. In the future, we could see other types of coatings with other functions placed on devices that come into contact with the body.”
Kollef MH, Afessa B, Anzueto A, Veremakis C, Kerr KM, Margolis BD, Craven DE, Roberts PR, Arroliga AC, Hubmayr RD, Restrepo MI, Auger WR, Schinner R. Silver-coated endotracheal tubes and incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Journal of the American Medical Association, Aug. 20, 2008.
Funding from C.R. Bard Inc. supported this research. None of the study authors is associated with C.R. Bard Inc. Marin Kollef received speaker fees from the company.
NASCENT is the North American Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tube Investigation Group, which includes members at 11 institutions in the United States and one in Germany.
Marin H. Kollef, MD; Bekele Afessa, MD; Antonio Anzueto, MD; Christopher Veremakis, MD; Kim M. Kerr, MD; Benjamin D. Margolis, MD; Donald E. Craven, MD; Pamela R. Roberts, MD; Alejandro C. Arroliga, MD; Rolf D. Hubmayr, MD; Marcos I. Restrepo, MD; William Silver-Coated Endotracheal Tubes and Incidence of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia JAMA 2008 August 300(7):805-813.
Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri.
I still have some “pause” about using the colloidal silver in this recipe, is there a substitute you could recommend or should I just omit it in the meantime? I feel I need to do a bit more research on that product before I commit to purchasing and using it.
Emily, I have been using Super Silver Solution since 2001. Every day I spray my eyes because it stops the itching. I also take it internally if I’ve been exposed to something or have an infection. As my doctor explained to me, silver becomes a problem when people make it at home using a battery-powered machine rather than electricity. I get it from International Health (ihsite.com).
I love your blog! I am just converting myself and my Family over to natural, healthy cleaning and beauty products and I really like this but wondered if this recipe would still work without the Silver please?
Thank you 🙂
I’m not sure if this posting is still being monitored, but does anyone know if these ingredients are safe to use in this way for someone pregnant?