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Many people are moving over to natural, plant-based, organic personal care products and for good reason! There are many reasons to start making your own products, here are a few:

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1.) It is beneficial for your health to limit the amount of exposure of toxic chemicals to the skin.

2.) It is also beneficial to the environment as less toxins will be going down the drains.

3.) You will be producing less waste from bottles and other packages.

4.) Over time, if enough people started doing this it could help put an end to animal testing.

5.) Making your own everyday personal care products can be very economical over time.

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6.) It can be fun to customize and experiment with your favorite smells and oils.

7.) Making your own products can bring peace of mind as you know exactly where the ingredients are coming from and – what they are.

At first, when you look at the ingredient lists of these products, you might be thinking well, that stuff is very expensive, how would this be saving me any money? Just keep in mind that only a few of these products are expensive, but they should last you a long time. Luckily, some of the ingredients listed in the products are actually really cheap and will certainly make up for the more expensive ones. Overall, making your own everyday personal care products will save you money 100%.

1.Deodorant

If you are still using anti-perspirant then you should definitely consider some new options! Yes, this stuff does wonders to keep your underarms dry and smelling fresh, but do you ever wonder what happens to the sweat that would have been expelled via the armpits but never was? Our bodies sweat; it is a natural process that assists with the elimination of toxins within the body. Not only do anti-perspirants stop that from happening but they leave aluminum and parabens in its place! Have you ever had a white shirt that eventually gets yellowish colored stains on the under arms? Those are not sweat stains; they are actually caused by the aluminum that is in the anti-perspirant.

For those of you who already use natural deodorant, how well does it work? For me it never has really worked at all except for a few hours after the application. It has a smell, which covers up some odor, but wears off fairly quick and has to be reapplied several times throughout the day. Not only that, but it is fairly expensive as well.

I have heard of homemade deodorant before, but I never really believed that it would work considering that I wasn’t having any success with the natural store bought deodorant. I figured if this worked so well, why wouldn’t these brands that make natural deodorant have figured out the recipe by now? It wasn’t until recently when a friend told me about how well this homemade deodorant actually works, that I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did! It works so well, and I kid you not, it lasts all day! Even through strenuous exercise and hot days in the garden, it is a miracle! And here is the recipe: (from wellnessmama.com)

  • 6 T coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup (4 T) baking soda
  • 1/4 cup (4 T) arrowroot or cornstarch
  • essential oils (optional)

Mix all of the ingredients together and then store in a container. In the summer months or in hotter climates this mixture will get very soft and even turn to liquid, so just be aware of that. Apply a small dad to each underarm area and rub it in. That’s it!

2. Toothpaste

Toothpaste is another product that generally contains a lot of chemicals and can be beneficial to switch to a more natural option. Again, many of these natural toothpastes that are available can be quite expensive. Why not make your own? There are many recipes on the web, but here is one that I found to be economical and works great! Here is the recipe: (from diynatural.com)

  •  2/3 cup baking soda
  • 1 tsp. fine sea salt (optional – direct application of the minerals in sea salt is great for teeth, but can be left out if the taste is too salty)
  • 1 – 2 tsp. peppermint extract or 10-15 drops peppermint essential oil (or add your favorite flavor – spearmint, orange, etc.)
  • Filtered water (add to desired consistency)

3. Shampoo

Here is a product that seems to be so complicated as there are literally thousands of different types for literally every single hair type and every single color, dyed hair, natural hair, thick hair, thin hair, flat hair and everything else in between. This recipe is so simple you may not believe it until you try it. Yes, there are many great natural plant based shampoo products available, especially at health food stores. But did you know that you can make your own using one, dirt cheap ingredient?

  •  Baking soda

That’s it, unless you include water as an ingredient. Simply use between 2 and 4 tablespoons of baking soda mixed with 3 times as much water (depending on length and thickness of your hair) I use a squeeze bottle and it works great! Start on your roots on dry or wet hair and distribute evenly through your hair. You may want to avoid your ends unless they feel particularly greasy. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes and then rinse it all out. There are a few benefits to this:

  1.  Seriously, this definitely one of the cheapest ways to wash your hair.
  2. You should be able to wash your hair less often.
  3. This method is all-natural and you won’t be piling gunk and chemicals all over your hair that actually cause it to get greasy over time.
  4. You will be helping the environment by eliminating the waste produced from shampoo bottles and harmful chemicals that go right down the drain.

Don’t knock this method until you try it! It works great and is well worth a shot!

4.Conditioner

This is pretty much just as simple as the shampoo recipe above, one ingredient only: apple cider vinegar. It may seem strange to put vinegar in your hair after washing it, but this method works exceptionally well especially after washing it with the baking soda method. You will be surprised how well and soft this makes your hair feel, even if it is thick, curly, frizzy or all the above. This treatment even works wonders for those who experience dandruff. You will want to make sure that you use unpasteurized apple cider vinegar to be sure all of the beneficial nutrients are still in tact. Simply put 1 part ACV to 4 parts water into another squeeze bottle or a spray bottle even works well for this and apply all over hair and again wait for a minute or two before you thoroughly rinse off with cool water. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to comb through your hair and how soft and shiny it will be after it dries. Please note that this can leave your hair smelling slightly vinegary, feel free to add a few drops of essential oil to the mixture to help lighten up the vinegar smell.

5. Hand, Face and Body Lotion

Women across the globe spend billions of dollars on skin care products and anti-aging creams annually. Yes, men do too, but nowhere near to the same extent as women, all in the name of beauty. The interesting thing here is that a lot –actually most of the products contain a large amount of chemicals including parabens, and fragrances that are actually very toxic to us. In the pursuit of youthful glowing skin it seems that in some cases we are actually making it worse, less glowing and less elastic. Anything that goes onto your skin goes into your bloodstream as well. So, I think it is safe to say that we shouldn’t be putting anything onto our skin that would be unsafe to ingest. Makes sense right? The same way that what you put in your skin can get into your bloodstream, what you are eating can directly effect the appearance of your skin. Be sure to drink plenty of water, and try out this natural homemade body lotion.

  •  ½ Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp. Liquid Vitamin E Oil
  • 5-7 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil or Rosewater

Combine all ingredients and store in a little jar. A little dab is all that is needed morning, evening or both.

Do you have a recipe for a homemade hygienic product? Please consider sharing below in the comments or on the home page  on our forum for everyone to see!

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Investigation Shows The MMR Vaccine Was Approved Based On Small Studies Showing Disturbing Results

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    A FOIA request by Del Bigtree reveals that the 8 studies supporting the release of the MMR vaccine were only 6 weeks long, used only 800 children, and led to damaging respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses to many of the children.

  • Reflect On:

    Are we ready to collectively deal with the implications of ongoing revelations of industry malfeasance with regards to vaccines that for some may require a shift in long-held beliefs?

Amidst a rash of efforts to bring forward mandatory vaccination in pockets of the United States is the recent move in New York City to declare a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak and order mandatory vaccinations in one neighborhood for people who may have been exposed to the virus.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the unusual order to address what he said was a measles “crisis” in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg section, where more than 250 people have gotten measles since September. The order applies to anyone living, working or going to school in four zip codes in the neighborhood. The declaration requires all unvaccinated people who may have been exposed to the virus to get the vaccine, including children over 6 months old. People who ignore the order could be fined $1,000.

Challenging Assumptions

This kind of invasive move gives rise to several serious questions, including challenging many of the assumptions that are necessarily made to justify such a move.

Assumption #1: People who may have been infected with the measles should get vaccinated immediately. De Blasio wants people who may have been infected with the measles to get vaccinated. The assumption here is that the vaccine would actually help someone who has the virus by preventing them from getting the measles or preventing them from spreading it to others. But this just doesn’t stand to reason. If someone is already infected, getting a measles vaccine will not prevent the outbreak. That’s not what a vaccine is designed for. And while the person is going through the 2-week period it takes for the vaccine to take hold, it’s quite possible that this will weaken the immune response to the actual measles infection the person has. Quarantining people suspected of being infected would be the sensible response, not vaccinating. If they happen to have the measles, no problem. Once they recover they will then be immune for life.

Assumption #2: The MMR Vaccine Can Create Herd Immunity. There is an article in the Huffington post entitled ‘I’m No Anti-Vaxxer, But the Measles Vaccine Can’t Prevent Outbreaks,’ in which Dr. Gregory Poland, who strongly advocates for vaccines, notes that outbreaks are often initiated and spread by people who have been fully vaccinated against the measles–over 50% in the case of a 2011 outbreak in Quebec. How is this possible? While this Quebec outbreak happened within a community that supposedly had achieved herd-immunity status of over 95% vaccinated, the facts are, as the article notes, that “9 per cent of children having two doses of the vaccine, as public health authorities now recommend, will have lost their immunity after just seven and a half years. As more time passes, more lose their immunity.” Therefore, herd immunity for measles is simply impossible to achieve with this vaccine.

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Assumption #3: The MMR Vaccine, in de Blasio’s words, is ‘safe, effective, and life-saving.’ The claim that the MMR vaccine is ‘life-saving’ does not stand up to simple statistics, as we detail in our article ‘Statistics Show The MMR Vaccine Kills More People Than The Measles Does.’ Whether it is effective, we have already seen that it is incapable of creating herd immunity, wanes over time, does not work at all for some people, and in some of the latest outbreaks the majority of people infected were fully vaccinated. Is it safe? This is the important question we cover in the next section.

The Studies That Stand Behind The Approval Of the MMR Vaccine

The pharmaceutical industry, as well as governmental regulatory bodies like the CDC and the FDA, assure the public that they take the safety of vaccines seriously, and that there is irrefutable science behind the notion that vaccines are safe in terms of the studies that their approval is based on.

However, a Freedom of Information Act request by Del Bigtree has revealed absolutely startling information about the studies that supported the approval of the MMR vaccines that have been injected into our children. To begin with, only 8 studies were conducted and the total combined number of children participating in the studies was only a little over 800! Furthermore, the studies only recorded symptoms for the first 6 weeks after the vaccines were given, unlike many other drug studies that follow symptoms for 5 years or more. And finally, the study revealed serious side-effects in those receiving the vaccine, including a highly significant number of participants who suffered upper respiratory illness and gastrointestinal illness, which has been linked to autism.

In our latest episode of The Collective Evolution Show on CETV, Joe, Arjun and I discussed New York’s mandatory vaccination order as well as Del Bigtree’s analysis of the MMR studies he received and the reason that Big Pharma not only does not want to do proper, large-scale studies on the safety of vaccines, but they also want to try to prevent other researchers like Dr. Christopher Exley from doing so as well.

You can watch the full episode of The Collective Evolution Show where we talk about this subject in more detail here.

You can go here to see the full episode of ‘The Highwire’ where Del Bigtree breaks down the MMR studies in question.

The Takeaway

The veils of illusion that have been masking the truth are lifting as our consciousness awakens. Transparency is coming, though how long it takes will depend on our continued efforts to dig for and spread the truth far and wide.

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Merck’s Julie Gerberding Wins Industry ‘Woman Of The Year’ Award For Putting Profits Ahead Of Human Health

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  • The Facts:

    Julie Gerberding, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association 'Woman of the Year,' is a prime example of someone who has gone through the revolving door between government regulatory agencies and the corporations they are supposed to be regulating.

  • Reflect On:

    It is becoming clear that our authorities in government and business alike are making decisions purely for their own interests, in utter disregard for human safety and well-being. How does this realization play a role in our awakening?

If you are not already clear about how the Corporatocracy that we live in is able to consistently serve their own power and wealth interests at the expense of our heath, well-being and prosperity, then the case of Julie Gerberding should provide some excellent insight. Her career path makes her the poster child for people who want to succeed in the world by embracing the corrupt, deceitful system that is currently in place.

Here is the blueprint: first, become an expert in a very specific area through a good old fashioned Western education. Use the talent and intelligence you have been blessed with to move up the ranks in your chosen industry to gain a position of power within the highest government agency in your field. Work in close collaboration with the corporations you are supposed to be the watchdogs for, and display a particular talent to get away with murder, not only deflecting obvious conflicts of interest and preventing them from materializing into lawsuits, but also demonstrating a highly developed ability–and willingness–to garner public trust around the safety and effectiveness of the products being pushed by the corporations you are colluding with.

Julie Gerberding

Julie Gerberding completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at UCSF, where she also served as Chief Medical Resident before completing her fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Infectious Diseases. She earned an M.P.H. degree at the University of California, Berkeley in 1990.

Before becoming CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator, Gerberding was Acting Deputy Director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID). She joined CDC in 1998 as Director of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCID, where she developed CDC’s patient safety initiatives and other programs to prevent infections, antimicrobial resistance, and medical errors in healthcare settings.

But it is perhaps her talent in knowing how to speak with quiet authority, and a persona that people felt they could trust, that not only helped her rise up in the ranks of the government’s regulatory bodies, but also made giants of the corporatocracy take notice and treat her as one of their own. Knowing how to appeal to people emotionally, with eloquence and persuasion, is something you cannot force, nor can you teach it. Some people just have that power. What they decide to do with it is another matter.

Less than a year after she resigned from her CDC post in in January 2009, she was hired as president of Merck’s vaccine division. Now we can look at the low-hanging fruit and remark that during her tenure at the CDC, Merck became the manufacturer of 14 of the 17 vaccines ‘recommended’ for children by the CDC, and 9 of the 10 vaccines ‘recommended’ for adults by the CDC. The conflict of interest here is beyond obvious, and one would be reasonable to assume that this appointment, which garnered over $5 million in stock options alone, amounted to payback for favors done to Merck while head of the CDC.

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But I believe Merck saw genuine value in the type of leadership Gerberding brought to the table: a cold and calculating devotion to the bottom line, covered over by a veneer of compassion-like-symptoms and a trustworthy tone of authority. In the pharmaceutical industry, these qualities are gold.

CNN Interview

During our bi-weekly broadcast on CETV, Joe Martino and I had a discussion about the ‘revolving door’ between government regulatory agencies and the corporations they serve. We look at statistics that would literally make your head spin about the hordes of people who have enjoyed the freedom to move from working on one side of the aisle to the other. Typically this pattern serves those willing to ‘play ball’ with corporate powers in their capacity as government regulators, to then be rewarded by the wealthy corporations with cushy jobs and board appointments.

In the case of Julie Gerberding, we dove deep into a CNN interview Gerberding did with Sanjay Gupta while she was at the CDC around the time that the Hannah Poling case was making headlines and getting widespread public attention. (Hannah Poling was the first child to receive money from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for her vaccine injury; in essence, the government conceded that vaccines caused Hannah Poling’s autism). Big Pharma seemed to be in need of a reassuring voice directed at the public to prevent a massive exodus of parents from the growing vaccine schedules being lined up for their children.

Joe and I talked about the various techniques Gerberding uses to deftly move the conversation from a very vague ‘admission’ of what the government had conceded to assurances that all caring parents should continue to have their children vaccinated.

By some accounts, Julie Gerberding had a significant impact at this time in preventing a complete loss in confidence in vaccine safety, which would have been a major disaster for the pharmaceutical industry. Makes you wonder why she didn’t win the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association ‘Woman of the Year’ award sooner.

The Takeaway

As difficult as it is for some of us to accept, the belief that those in authority have humanity’s best interests at heart has long run its course. It is an important part of our collective evolution that we realize we cannot count on our elected officials, corporate leaders, bureaucrats or other authority figures to make decisions that are in our best interests, because by and large we are seeing that they are only making decisions in their own interests, for the expansion and consolidation of their power. As individuals we must seek to become sovereigns, and as sovereigns to link together and awaken to our collective power to consciously create the type of world we really want to live in.

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Legal Challenge Against Forced Vaccination Filed in New York City

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On April 15, 2019, a legal challenge was filed in the New York State Trial Court by Robert Krakow, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Patricia Finn against the New York City Department of Health and Human Hygiene for their forced Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccination. The legal team asked for a temporary restraining order against the mandate that the Judge will likely review and provide an ex parte decision. Children’s Health Defense is supporting these efforts.

Last week, Children’s Health Defense reported that the NYC Commissioner of Health declared a public health emergency, ordering all people who live, work or reside in four Brooklyn zip codes to be vaccinated with the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine. Non-compliance with the order is a misdemeanor subject to criminal and civil fines, including imprisonment. Only those with documented immunity, medical contraindications or infants under six months are exempt from the vaccine mandate.

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