The Delightful Dirt on Fulvic Acid

Fulvic acid is a two part genius. It takes out the cellular trash, while simultaneously inserting minerals into the correct receptors and restoring our proper electrical potential, combating oxidative stress and chelates toxins.   

Scientists and doctors are begining to recognize the important potential of fulvic acid, which is a by product of  humic acid.  Because fulvic acid is derived from humate, it usually contains 60 or more minerals and trace elements that are nutritionally essential for cell health and balance (including cell growth and replication). Throughout most of human history, we have received beneficial amounts of fulvic acid compounds through our normal consumption of plants, just as nature intended. In the last century, modern use of pesticides and fertilizers, inadequate agricultural practices, errosion, and mineral depletion, have contributed to decreased microbial activity in the world’s soil deposits. As a result, adequate quantities of fulvic acid have been missing from our food crops and our soil. Why is this a big deal?  Fulvic acid transports minerals to living cells, catalyzing vitamins within cells, and metabolizing proteins, RNA, and DNA. 


“You can trace every sickness, disease and ailment to a mineral deficiency.” – Two-time Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Linus Pauling


Put Out Fires

In the rural UK, the moss Fontinalis antipyretica was traditionally used to put out fires, as it held and retained so much water. Its Latin name means, “against fire.”

The molecule of the fulvic acid is so small that it works in a variety of ways within the cell, both inside and out, especially the mitochondria, the power plant of the system. Fulvic acid acts as both a delivery service and a garbage collector, putting vital nutrients into key receptors, while at the same time, gathering toxins and pathogens for discarding.

Humic acid, often seen together in fulvic supplements, is derived from the general group of humic substances,  highly complex compounds, that are resistant to further decomposition.


fulvic from plants

I have tried several different types, some say they are fulvic, but if the taste is very acidic, it may be more humic. I am not an affiliate or anything, so I can honestly say that the fulvic recharge, although a little pricey, had an immediate effect on my energy level and sense of well being. Not being very good with the concept of “balance”, the small bottle didn’t last long. Other types, like the Docdetox, can be used in a powdered form, so you can control the strength. I don’t get the same immediate kick from it, but all products are a little different. Some are derived from ancient plant material, while others are extracted from shale or leonardite deposits. I have tried both. and prefer the plant based. 



Why This Is Important to Know About Right Now.

With the Flu “Pandemic” running rampant, the exposure to toxins, regular old germs, and the heavy metals like lead, mercury, and aluminum that get inside of us in a variety of ways, knowing that taking a little fulvic acid compound will chealate, or dispose of said toxins and heavy metals is a big plus. 

In addition, it also seems to protect the cells from excess radiation, and because it fills key receptors with the correct minerals, things that might compete with those receptors are denied entry. 

So…What is Fulvic Acid, Anyway?

It’s Dirt, kind of. Fulvic acid in it’s naturally occurring state, contains over 70 minerals, amino acids, sugars, peptides, nucleic acids, phytochemical compounds, vitamins, and fragments of plant dna. It is a component of humis, which is the end result of the final breakdown of plant matter, harvested from specific types of peat bogs, rock formations, and ancient lake and riverbed deposits. These rich substances develop slowly over time, from decades and centuries in the making, and cannot be rushed. (I’ve tried, I couldn’t make my own.) It has been long used as a fertilizer, as well as a homeopathic aid, and it’s important that you make the distinction and not try to ingest the industrial type. It’s likely not safe.  


In a landmark research paper by Dr R. Klocking, she discusses the action of fulvic acid in relation to viral attachment.

 “Preliminary in-vitro studies with Coxsackie A9 virus, influenza A virus and herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) have already shown that (Humic Substances) are effective against both naked and enveloped DNA viruses (Klocking and Sprosig, 1972, 1975; Thiel et al., 1977).” “Further investigations corroborate the ability of (Humic/Fulvic Acid) to inhibit selectively viruses for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2), cytomegalovirus (CMV) and vaccinia virus (Schols et al., 1991; Neyts et al., 1992).” VIRAL FUSION INHIBITION “With most viruses, the inhibitory effect of (Humic/Fulvic Acid) is directed specifically against an early stage of virus replication, namely virus attachment to cells (Klocking and Sprosig, 1975; Schols et al., 1991; Neyts et al., 1992).” “…it appears likely that the poly-anionic Humic/Fulvic Acids occupy positively charged domains of the viral envelope glycoprotein’s, which are necessary for virus attachment to the cell surface (Neyts et al., 1992).”


The Good News!

As a special bonus, the complexities and potentials of fulvic acid are not well known, nor of particular interest to the scientific community at this point. Few attempts to synthesize it have surfaced, due to it’s anomalies and complexity, thus the opportunity for Big pharma to patent and exploit it’s benefits  remain relatively low.

Many of these health assertions are remarkable, and have shown that they could potentially prevent many conditions and diseases, as well as mitigate electro toxicity, and increase longevity. Many of our modern ailments can be traced to the fact that our food is largely devoid of any nutritional value, and even the term, ‘organic’, is essentially meaningless according to labeling standards and definitions.  

This information could at some point, pose a real threat to pharmaceutical companies and chemical based medicine providers, but it is excellent news for those of us who are willing to eat a little dirt in the name of staying alive.


In conclusion.

 It is may belief and assertion, that us humans, in our natural state, have a symbiotic and co dependent relationship with our home Planet. The little microscopic bugs on our skin and eyebrows are supposed to be there, as are the microbes in our guts, and the minerals in the dirt, which in a perfect world, get absorbed by the plants and converted into a form that is bioavailable and necessary to our optimal health. If these things are not allowed to do their fragile dance, everything goes sideways, and we end up with a lot of preventable ailments, or find that something novel becomes something deadly because our immune systems have been rendered inefficient and progressively compromised.

I am not suggesting we stop being sensible and conscientious, or lick the floors at WalMart, but somewhere there is a balance that needs to be maintained between positive technological and medical innovations being implemented to improve and enhance our health, and those lateral innovations that ultimately undermine it.

What Is Orgonite?

What Is Orgonite?

What is Orgonite?


Orgonite is the current common name for a product made from various resins, metals, and carbon, often with the addition of crystals and copper coils. It is associated with the accumulation, transmutation, and even generation of the basic Life Force that is a constant in all religions and metaphysics throughout history. Called Prana, Chi, Qi, or The Force, it is the power that runs through all living things, and animates our physical and bio electrical bodies.


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Orgonite has evolved through successions in science and understanding since 1897, in a quest to isolate and utilize the Chi, or life force field, which Wilhelm Reich termed, “orgone” energy, a reference to orgasms, after the improvements in libido he noticed in those he treated with his inventions. The unfortunate moniker selection proved to be his downfall, as he was branded a sexual deviant and was eventually subject to one the largest and most public display of censorship in modern history, when the FDA confiscated all of his books and equipment, Tesla-style, and sentenced him to jail for failure to cease and desist in his experiments and distribution of materials. Reich mysteriously died in jail of a supposed heart attack.



Reich explored many levels of energy manipulation in his quest to cure people and understand our relationship to the Earth’s natural bio-electrical system. His Orgone Accumulator was a large box, layered with organic and non-organic material, alternating the positive/negative conductivity by alternating steel wool, cotton, and wood. He found that this created an accumulation of what he termed, “Orgone”, which could be directed towards healing one condition or another. This theory was expanded upon by Karl Hans Welz who understood the research and reduced the size of the device by using different materials, frequencies, and layering techniques, adding his own education and experiences to the mix, along with research from Reich, which indeed had not all been destroyed, and had been circulated among interested parties and studied at length. There is another school of study which falls under the category of radionics, and claims to actually generate and manipulate this life force, but I’m not going to expand on that in this article, as I have not studied the principles of it well enough to discuss it.

Currently, you will find innumerable items online and in shops that freely call themselves orgonite, and claim all manner of healing, blocking harmful EMF’s and EMP’s, although they may or may not use any of the actual materials, theory or applications, and may even be selling items that are at best, aesthetic but useless, and at worst, harmful-collecting DOR energy, (the bad stuff that emits from from 5G, sickness, fluorescence, anger, ect) and distributing it.

At the least, an orgonite accumulation item should contain equal percentages of thoroughly mixed small metal particles, a carbon element, a copper coil wrapped crystal, and a resin binder. Again, the orgone “generators” are a slightly different breed, having to do with frequencies, radionics, and modalities that I do not claim to be an expert in.

Orgonite, made properly, will help to negate the interaction of electronic pollution with our bodies and emotions. A handheld Tri Field meter can confirm the numbers, and even more specialized equipment can break it down further. It can amplify the effects of the crystal generator if inserted, and re direct frequencies that can be harmful to biological units, like people, animals, and plants.

De bunkers will correctly tell you that a banana can block a tri meter reading, which is true, if it’s in the FRONT. These readings are taken with a disc attached to the back of the phone. Go figure.

Very simple orgonite pucks can be made and used to offset negative electronic emissions, like those that groups and individuals place around cities, and bury next to cell phone towers. They are typically made with industrial resin and aluminum. However-these are not the type you want to wear or have lying around your bedroom. At all!


A lovely crystal encased in resin is artful, but not orgonite, and the same goes for people who say there is a bit of amber or a flower in the unit, representing the organic part. They are missing the science of layering that occurs when the metal, resin, and carbon are combined in the correct amounts.


To the best of my understanding, shungite and tourmaline are the best carbons to use to diffuse EMF pollution, in combination with multi metal micro shavings, and an activated crystal. This is safe to wear or use in your house, and will create the desired effects. Shungite is particularly effective in negating erratic frequencies, and doesn’t have to be mixed or embedded in anything to be effective.


I make a lot of orgonite jewelry items, in conjunction with tensor coils and crystals. One of my favorites is this simple phone disc. It is made of shungite and tourmaline powder, powdered crystal quartz, sage and resin. I have tested the effects with the equipment at my disposal, and have seen that the addition of a disc to the back of a phone case can make a huge difference in the frequency exposure

This may simply be because it’s made of shungite-I really can’t say, but it works for me.


Side note-when I went looking up bad examples and incorrectly made specimens, I honestly found quite a lot of good ones online, and people really trying their best to understand and share this information. I am just one of those people, and I learn what I can from those who write books and bravely post their experiments online.

As always, do your own experimentation and investigation, and I hope you find this article helpful, and if you would like to try a phone disc, or any other item out of my shop. Go to:


Orgonite phone discs

Mandatory Minerals

Avoid Mineral Deficiency Naturally

Ain’t No Sunshine.
I am bringing up the subject of minerals today and inviting you to join me on another fascinating journey, as we explore why we need to care about our mineral intake, what happens when we don’t, and simple ways to make sure the bio electrical unit you inhabit has the correct type and amount of metals and minerals to keep your circuitry conductive, and your neurons merrily firing.

On the road to Somewhere, I have landed in Springfield Missouri. I will be here for another few months, then I’ll be traveling south. In the Autumn and winter months, in this particular region of the country there is great many days without sunshine. I mean, if you find yourself looking around a half deserted city street and wondering if you have accidentally taken up residence in a vampire colony, you might just be in Missouri. One friend of mine described this area in one word. “Gray.” I will extol the virtues, pro’s and con’s of Springfield on another post, but having come here from the unlimited sunshine of Florida, I began to feel weird, and strangely gray. I heard a few references regarding the popularity of people using vitamin D supplements, to make up for the lack of light, and I began to investigate.

Being me, and mostly vegetarian, I obviously don’t drink milk, which might be the second thing you would think of, after direct sunlight, so I started looking into sources for vitamin D, which led me to investigate the different forms of vitamin k, (which is hugely important, as it tells the calcium where to go) and ended up with a renewed respect and more current information on the mineral kingdom inside of me, it’s relationship to my vitamins, and what simply things I could do to make sure I did not join the legions of SADD camo wearing pale skins, shuffling through the isles of Home Depot and Wal Mart, looking for a happy thought. Or power tools and beer. Most likely, the latter.


Minerals: the top essentials

About 20 minerals have so far been identified as essential to human life.

Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium and chloride are required in amounts of more than 100mg a day.

The rest are known as trace minerals or elements, though some – iron, zinc, selenium, chromium, manganese, iodine and copper – are deemed more important than others, like silicon, molybdenum, and boron.

Sometimes you will see fluoride in that list. It has been a source of much controversy, and may have it’s uses, but it is most certainly not an essential mineral and I am obviously not a big fan of having it added to water sources.

So, sounds simple enough, right? You just eat an incredible variety of fruits, vegetables, Brazil nuts, ethically sourced fish, and related oils, some fermented cruciferous things, get plenty of sunshine, and maybe some pure butter, made only from consenting, grass fed pasture raised cows, lots of shitake mushrooms, and eat your Wheaties, sprinkled liberally with iodized table salt. Right?


Unfortunately, most people can’t create a perfectly balanced diet from available everyday sources. Even those of us who do care about such things, can’t be reasonably certain that any of those plants were grown in soil containing any of the required minerals at all. Soil has become increasingly depleted as it is over farmed, and supplementation has replaced the natural processes in a large percentage of the commercially available food sources. Many of the RDA’s set forth by the FDA date back as far as the 1920’s, and have never been officially questioned in any way.

“The first RDAs for protein, energy, and 8 vitamins and minerals were established in 1941 by the US National Research Council at the request of the National Defense Advisory Commission ” They were periodically updated.


A Precarious Balance

Essential minerals balance out the PH system, so blood and soft tissue do not become too acidic, or alkaline. They aid in transporting nutrients to the cells, regulate hormones, blood pressure, oxygen delivery, and the transmission of neurological signals to the brain, as well as the nervous system in general. The essential vitamins are co dependent on the essential minerals to do their jobs. The actions are inextricably related. For instance, calcium needs to be present to metabolize vitamin C, zinc for A, magnesium for B, selenium for A and D, ect. Your muscular-skeletal system is dependent on it, your brain is dependent on it.

In a perfect world, sunlight drenches the plants and oceans, the plants transform the minerals from the water and the soil into a form that is bio available to our systems, and we ingest them. The problems arise when the supplements and fortifications that are added to the food where these natural processes have been short shifted, are in the wrong form. This is how they have demonized certain minerals like copper, iodine and boron and explains how you can have heavy metal toxicity, and still be mineral deficient. We can’t eat pennies, or re bar, only plants can. We can only utilize a small percentage of minerals that may be offered in incorrect forms, the rest get stored in places they don’t belong, and may start a chain reaction of other issues that may be impossible to reverse engineer back to the root cause of the current distress. For instance, unregulated calcium, and fluorite without vitamin k or boron, will calcify your pineal gland, and other soft tissue, yet not always go to your teeth and bones, where it belongs.



Sidenote: Water. A huge villain in the heavy metal toxicity story is tap water. Often pipes or the sources themselves are terribly unsafe and overloaded with all manner of metals and other pathogens. If you can avoid it, don’t drink straight tap water. Most grocery stores have refill stations that offer filtered or RO water for just a few cents.

Solutions, Always A Solution

The best solution is obviously to eat a balanced diet.

Food grown as organically as possible from healthy soil, and minimally packaged. If you eat animals, choose fish and meat that live as normal an animal lifestyle as possible, which includes grazing on it’s native food sources, so the circle of life can function as nature intended. Avoid processed foods, and just because something has an impressive list of added vitamins and minerals, don’t assume they are in the correct forms to be assimilated.

There is a young Englishman featured in Food and Wine magazine, Henry Hargreaves, who drags a magnet through some cereals, and pulls out all the iron filings. Frightening! This is clearly not what we need in the way of additives. The irony, so to speak, is that people are warned away from copper, which helps with inflammation, arthritis, histamine tolerance, adrenaline regulation, and brain health, whereas excess iron causes inflammation, system stress, and reduces liver function. We do need iron, but not in the form of metal bits! That only works with plants. Copper also aids in the absorption and distribution of other minerals, including iron, so if you are low in copper, you can eat a bowl of filings, and still be mineral deficient, as well as toxic.

Other metals found in cereal include arsenic, mercury, lead and aluminum. These are NOT minerals meant to be ingested. Why are they in our food? (quote sources)

Find a reputable brand of a multi mineral liquid. There are several kinds on the market, depending on your personal needs, but most often these offer minerals in a form and amount that your body can process without unnecessary stress, build up or excess.

Sea Salt Water. This is by far the cheapest and easiest way to get a leg up on your mineral balance. Get some Himalayan pink sea salt, or any good mineral salt, mix a couple of teaspoons of it with filtered water, and take a few sips every morning. Sea salt can contain numerous trace elements. These elements exist in minute concentrations but work with other minerals to maintain optimal functions in your body. Trace minerals you may find in sea salt include phosphorus, bromine, boron, zinc, iron, manganese, copper and silicon. Your body uses some of these minerals, such as iron and zinc, to make enzymes involved in metabolism. Although phosphorus typically occurs in trace amounts in sea salt, it is actually an essential macro-mineral. Your body uses it as a structural component of bones, teeth and cell membranes, as well as for energy production.


Control the Things You Can. Obviously we live in the world we are presented with, but you can minimize the toxic metals in your life, like aluminum, lead, cambium, fluorite, and mercury, by minimizing the use of products that contain them. The most obvious being cooking utensils, coated pots and pans, cheap toys, cleaning chemicals, industrial chemicals, commercially produced cigarettes, questionable water, pre packaging on food items, pesticides, cosmetics, and the list goes on…..

Actual Metal should never be eaten in it’s elemental form. But, wearing silver, gold, copper, platinum, or titanium, can transmit trace molecules in small amounts that can be beneficial. (Why do you think Royalty wore all that gold?)

If you know for a fact that you are deficient in something particular, you might investigate colloidal minerals, which is a form that is already bio available and easily integrated into the system. This is not a blanket statement, however, and if you want some really good science, please read this article, by  Dr. John Switzer.  As always, check your sources, ask for credentials, and make sure your hard earned money isn’t buying empty promises. If you are an amateur scientist and investigator like myself, there are many tutorials regarding making your own. Don’t experiment on your friends, and buzz words are just trends. The internet has become a politically skewed dumpsite, but the science is still out there.

I hope you found this article helpful, and not at all hysterical or depressing. Because no one wants to be SADD.



The Amazing Versatile Classic, Baking Soda!!

What other product can brighten your teeth, de-funk gym socks, make chocolate chip cookies magical, minimize facial discoloration, put out fires, kill rats. and so much more??

Yes, it’s the beautiful, inconspicuous, but oh so familiar golden box of stuff that you have probably never noticed until you grew up, got your own apartment and went to the store. You bought a box, and put it on a shelf, not really knowing why it needed to be there, but now it felt like a real kitchen! Eventually, you read an article like this, or a friend made a few suggestions, and eureka! You began to unravel it’s mysterious usefulness. Now that you have grown up and become wise, you might keep a box in the kitchen, the bathroom, and in your gearbag, and you get to be the one to tell your friends why it’s so useful.  

I personally use baking soda on a regular basis for evening out my skintone, brightening my teeth, and adding to particularly odious loads of laundry.


How It Works: I could go through each individual item that baking soda can clean, but that would be rather redundant. Baking soda is a natural, gently abrasive type of salt crystal, found in it’s natural form in nahcolite deposits. It contains no harsh chemicals or corrosives, so it is safe to use on almost any surface. It has a mild antibacterial and anti fungicide reaction due to it’s alkalinity, and those attributes can be extended to a great many applications. It also deodorizes, by neutralization of the acidic decomposition activity.

When you introduce another element, like vinegar or table salt, you create a chemical reaction, due to the release of carbon dioxide that is activated by the acidic catalyst. This further activates the cleaning and deodorizing potential. When mixed with hydrogen peroxide, it becomes a whitening agent, that has been scientifically proven to whiten teeth, brighten skin tone, and reduce surface bacteria. (report).

Physical Benefits: Due to it’s organic composition, baking soda can be ingested in small quantities, and consumed with water, to alleviate common stomach acid, acid reflux, and heartburn. It may improve immune functions, and act as a mild deterrent to infection and colds. Before we had modern antibiotics, a common cure would have been a half teaspoon of baking soda, five drops of iodine, and five drops of colloidal silver in a glass of water, followed by a teaspoon of cod liver oil. (I am not a Doctor, just a commentator-this is not advice). I have tried it, however, with no negative effects, and I actually do use these suggestions for my own health when indicated. The same antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it an effective cleaning agent, can be translated to health and beauty when used in moderation, and the neutralizing chemical reaction that makes things puff up when you bake them, is the same agent that can relieve problems of over acidity in the body. Warning-the gas produced by the relief may cause you to burp or fart to release the excess gas. Small price to pay.

I also tried the baking soda hair removal protocol, (example video) with no success. I'm not saying it doesn't work, just that it didn't work for me.

Pest Control: I had a house a few years back that was great, until the next door neighbors did some remodeling on our shared roof access, and left an opening and a welcome mat out for the warf rats, which are an unfortunate but common squatter if you live near the beach. It gets cold in the winter on the Gulf Coast, and I could hear the rats scampering around in my attic. My cat would also pace up and down, growling at the ceiling, clearly disturbed.

I had read that if you can get a rat to eat a half tspn of baking soda, it will leave the building to look for water, and explode, because it can’t pass gas. This also works for cockroaches, and seagulls. (the seagull thing is illegal, I think). I’m not a big fan of killing creatures, but also not a fan of sharing my house with rats, so I made them some no-bake peanut butter and baking soda cookies. Shazam! No more rats. I only found one dead one that didn’t quite make it outside, and that was truly gruesome, I will say.

Rat Cookies

mix one half cup delicious peanut butter with two tablespoons sugar and one half cup baking soda. Roll into rat bite size balls, maybe with a cute little skull and crossbones stamp, and leave on a festive tray in the party area of the infestation room. 

Kid Stuff: Don’t forget the classic baking soda and vinegar volcano, dancing gummy worms, baking soda stalagmites, invisable ink, baking soda crystals, and the fire extinguishing process, in miniature.

It’s science!

I hope you enjoyed this article, and learned something that you can try or share with a friend. Many links and studies below.

For all of your healing crystal needs, don’t forget to visit Naked Fairy Apothecary shop!!

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kid stuff

T’was the night before Christmas, and I accidentally stabbed myself with a box cutter.

How to treat a puncture wound.

The following story is not to be taken as medical advise, or even as good advise, I would just like to relay an incident that occured about a week ago, and share how I handled it, and what I could have done differently.

The morning before Christmas Eve, I had gotten up at around 4a.m. to drive my relatives to the airport, for one of those great bargains at awkward times kinda flights. Returning to a dark and quiet kitchen, I decided that it would be a good idea to pry the mold covor off of an orgonite pyramid I had been working on, with a brand new, very sharp razor knife.

“I don't want to die without any scars.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

seven days after The Incident

It's dark, I am tired, I am holding a slippery object and a razor knife.

So, there’s the obvious errors. Needless to say, in one deft move, I plunged the pointy end deep into my palm, just under the thumb, and probably made it jaggedly worse when I jerked it back, in one of those slow motion moments of “uh-oh, I think this could be bad”.  

What I did

Not neccessarily perfect, but it was adequate

1. Make sure it's clean

To get an idea of the severity of the wound, and also to prevent infection, run it under cold water. Preferably using a sink or faucet, but whatever is available is better than nothing. Ask yourself if you’ve had a tetanus shot lately. (no).

3. Apply some kind of antibiotic

I released the pressure long enough to douse the wound, which was pretty much bleeding profusely, with iodine and colloidal silver. That is just what I happened to have onhand. Neosporan or something might have been useful, too. assessing the damages, I figured it  might require three or four stitches, but not unless I absolutely had to go that route. Hospitals are expensive, and full of sick people. I might come out worse than I went in. (I told myself, to justify my actions).

2. Attempt to stop the bleeding

Holding a washcloth, or whatever is handy, apply firm pressure, and hold the injured area up above your heart. I did this while deciding whether or not to seek medical attention. I probably should have, but decided against it.

4. Secure the injury with a non stick bandage of some kind, and wrap it up tightly, but not so tight that the remaining fingers lose circulation.

Again, using what was lying around, and digging through my gear, I came up with some gauze, first aid pads, and M3 waterproof masking tape. I realized the dressing was too tight when the rest of my hand got cold and turned a little blue. Re wrap.

5. Ask for help

Later in the day, I hunted down some friends to help me dress the mess properly. It was still bleeding a lot and hurting deep in the punctured area. My friends re washed the area, and held the wound shut while we applied a liquid bondo product. This is tricky, as it will seal the site, but it’s not all that strong, so once it dries a bit, hold it in place, bandage, and wrap up tight again, holding the site together. It was only then, when I was with others, and felt safe, that I had a nauseated cumulative emotional reaction. Funny thing about stress responses.  

6. Watch for signs of infection, change the dressings, keep it clean, and stabilized.

I didn’t change the dressing for a day or two, but the liquid skin bondo held up well. (note: this may not be an option in other types of  injury, I just got lucky on that). I kept it in place with a variety of creative stabilizers, and made my other hand black and blue by over using it, and trying to compensate for the lack of two opposable thumbs. I also stuck a flat piece of elite shungite in the bandages, and treated it repeadely with iodine and silver. It healed up really quickly, and I learned a thing or two.

What I learned is that, even if you think you know how to handle your own tools and weapons, we can still make careless mistakes. If this had been just a little worse, I would have sought professional treatment right away. Know people that will respond to a phone call, or better yet, will answer their door if you have to just show up needing help.

featured suggestion. Amber and pyrite
While you are healing up, you might want to wear or carry some baltic amber, shungite, bloodstone, or pyrite.

Why is Activated Charcoal suddenly so popular?

Charcoal is not a dirty word. In nature, we all know what it is-burned wood, right? Why is that substance now to be found in everything from face masks to pet products?

charcoal in it's natural state

Devils Advocate (common sense)

Beyond the hype, and the maddening sales pitches, charcoal does appear to have many benefits, as a valid natural remedy for many minor conditions. It is incredibly hard to prove or disprove these findings without using some of these  suggestions for yourself. While I was trying to read clinical trials, (of which there are hundreds! ) I came across some very well marketed campaigns both for, and against, the effectiveness of charcoal. One prominent “de bunker” with a sciency name cited the failed results of one particular test in which the charcoal did not rid the body of  certain substances. I looked up the study, and it was only partially reporting, based on their bias, and did not disclose the entire success rate. Although charcoal can be both positively or negatively charged, most commonly, when ingested, it is negatively charged, this will attract elements that are positively charged, and scurry them toward the removal end of the body processes. The word “toxic” can apply to just about anything you can stick in your mouth, so a black and  white evaluation has lots of room to play with bias.  

Top Ten uses for activated charcoal

  • Poison control and emergency detox
  • water purification
  • liver cleanse
  • exposure to hazardous material
  • whitens teeth 
  • aids in wound healing
  • controls diarrhea
  • controls internal parasites
  • aids healing of skin irritations and infections
  • natural skin care

How it Works

“Activated charcoal” is similar to common charcoal, but they are not interchangeable. Manufacturers make activated charcoal by heating common charcoal, typically made from hard wood or coconut shells, in the presence of a gas. This process causes the charcoal to develop lots of surface  space. Toxins are adsorbed and eliminated from the system. This is different from acting like a sponge. What it means is that positively charged particles, (positive, in this instance meaning the opposite) are attracted and adhere to the charcoal molecules. Much like a magnet sweeping an area for iron bits.

It does not suck away your anti oxidants or vitamins, as I’ve seen posted out there. It has a specific function. Find toxins. 

Activated charcoal is commonly taken by mouth to treat poisonings. It is also used for intestinal gas, loose bowels, high cholesterol, drug or alcohol over consumption, upset stomach, periodic system detox, and bile flow problems 

Activated charcoal is applied to the skin as part of bandages for helping heal wounds., and can be used in emergency situations when no antibiotics are available. 

These are a few of the forms available. Always check for purity and company reputability when selecting products.

As I always suggest, do your own research. I will provide some helpful links.


Easily the most versatile and least expensive forms of charcoal is a simple, pure powder.  Powders can be ingested in small amounts, mixed with other herbs to create salves or poultices, added to existing beauty products, or used in making your own products or DIY cures.


Capsules are an easy and exacting means of ingesting activated charcoal, or for transporting, storing, ease of use, and lack of mess.  You can use it the same way as a powder, but you won’t the bang for your buck if you want to take them all apart and make a face mask. Mostly used for internal health purposes. Little guesswork involved.  Read the directions.   make adjustments as needed

lotions and creams

There are many lotions and creams for health, first aid, and beauty products already on the market, or you may choose to create your own versions using the raw materials. Generally used in skincare or for first aid, these can’t really be abused, and need not be carefully monitored, as I know of no risks to topical application.


commercial product

My magic mud I am a big fan of charcoal toothpaste, I’ve used it for years, and I have a bright smile with no issues. 

charcoal face mask.

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