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This is a follow up post to go with the blog post Activated Charcoal poultices for Eyes where Wendy shared her story with us, she has MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities) so make sure to go check out that blog post as well.
In the first response below she explains her routine, in her second response below she describes more info on her eyes changing color that is mentioned in the first blog post.
So this blog post has the follow up from Wendy in 2 different responses for us to share with you.
We thank Wendy for not only sharing her info but the fact she shared in detail how she did the poultices.
Thank you so much for making Activated Charcoal available to so many. How we need it.
Regarding my eye poultices, since synthetic chemicals and plastics are a challenge, through experimentation, I have found wonderful and fantastic alternatives.
One: I do add a little more charcoal to my poultice mixture which creates a thicker like sticky dough. This is so I can work with it with my hands and/or a round glass jar for a ‘rolling-pin’. Before handling charcoal mixture, I dab my hands with a little water, makes it so I can work with it with ease. Whenever needed I just wash up with a little soap, water, and a nail brush…comes right off.
Two: With a glass round canning jar, I may roll out poultice on backing. Sometimes I just use my hands and fingers pressing it upon my backing. Getting the jar barely wet…it will glide across the black poultice mixture…into the shape I desire.
Three: For backing I use *’If You Care – natural home gloves’ that received a hole or two in them. I cut those up for backings. They keep moisture in while I do not react to them either. *I also use high count organic cotton barrier fabric (these are usually used on mattresses to keep dust mites out etc.). These have held up beautifully!!! When washing them, I let them soak in a little water first, then scrape off poultice and clean up with nail brush. Sometimes the poultice goes right on this fabric, or the fabric is used behind the rubber glove material to help keep moisture locked in. *At times for a disposable poultice backing I use ‘If You Care ~ sandwich wooden bags’. Cutting them open flat works is the easiest to work with.
Four: To wrap and assist holding poultice in place, I use fabric ace bandages made at home. Using old T-shirts or turtle necks, I cut the fabric in lengths and sewed them together to make long strips (double layer works best for re-folding them with ease). Then all it takes is serging the ends/sides. These work far greater/better than any synthetic ace bandage I have ever used! The breathe beautifully, yet are quite comfortable and washing through washing machine is not an issue, nor drying. I’m still using my original ones for many years now and I use them on a regular basis. No synthetic ace bandage can do that.:)
I hope sharing what I do, may encourage someone with MCS or similar conditions to know that there are alternatives that work wonderfully well as natural backings and wraps for poultices.
Blessings of joy be given unto you in large portion this day,
Second response from Wendy
I do use psyllium husk powder in my poultices, not flax. I find that the psyllium holds well, and is a great deal easier on clean up. Also much easier to work with. As far as extra AC that I use in the first step of mixing water and AC before adding binder, it would be about the amount of each TBSP being a packed heaping TBSP, other times I just add an extra TBSP depending on the quantity of the mixture needed at that time.
Well, my eyes changing colours is difficult to describe. The ‘whites’ of the eyes were turning hints of different colours…like gray, blue, etc., they were tints…I do have a great deal of heavy metal in my brain from very high exposure in womb. So I’m guessing it has had something to do with that. Yes, slowly the ‘whites’ of my eyes have become a more clear vibrant white. The brownish colour throughout the blue section of my eyes have become less brown and more blue/green. From study previously, toxicity can be monitored by looking at how much ‘brown’ is mixed in with the blue/green.
So thankful, Kimberly for all your patience in answering many questions that I have had. A blessing you are!!
Shalom be unto your home,
Thank you so much Wendy, for sharing, it is always a pleasure to hear from you and I am sure that you will encourage many who also have Multiple Chemical Sensitivities! Kimberly