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This week: “The Herbal Prepper Live” 7/24/16/2016
Self-Reliance Skill: Making Soap
If you want to stay healthy post-disaster, then you need to learn how to make soap. Soap making is both an essential skill, and an easy craft to learn. Some people, however, are nervous to try making soap at home because it involves lye. Lye is a toxic, caustic substance. But with simple safety precautions, you can use lye to make all the soap you will need to stay healthy.
In this episode of Herbal Prepper Live, I will explain how to make both cold process and hot process soap. I will explain what happens when soap cures, superfatting and how to do it, how to stay safe while soap making, plus my favorite soap supply resources.
Most importantly, I will share with you the one recipe for making soap that all preppers should know how to make. It is super simple, only requires 3 ingredients, minimal equipment, and can be customized for a bunch of different uses.
Soap is a critical part of good hygiene. The simple act of proper hand washing cleans more than just dirt and grime off our hands. The friction created by the soap’s lather removes both bacteria and viruses from our hands. This is our most simple and effective way to prevent the spread of disease.
I will warn you of one thing. Once you make soap for the first time, you will be hooked. It’s ok. It happens to everyone that learns how to make soap. You will want to try out several versions of what I consider the “Ultimate Prepper’s Soap”.
As you get more comfortable making soap, you will want to try new molds, colorants, herbs, and aromas. Perhaps You will want to experiment with soap for your dishes and your clothes. There is something deeply gratifying about making your own soap. Welcome to your new addiction!
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About: The Herbal Prepper Live
Tune in live every Sunday evening for Herbal Prepper Live, hosted by herbalist and preparedness author Cat Ellis. Cat will show you how a holistic approach to health using natural medicine will make you more prepared for any emergency.
Join us live to discuss both acute and chronic health conditions that will need care, even if the medical system were to collapse. Would you know how to help a loved one if there were no hospital or pharmacy available? From preventative measures to infections to first aid and emergency care, you need to know how to care for your health care needs.
Herbal Prepper Live is one herbalist’s opinion on alternatives to modern medicine during a total collapse of our way of life. In this hypothetical scenario, there are no doctors, EMTs, hospitals, or pharmacies. Herbal medicine can provide life-saving options in this kind of environment.
This show is also for the individual who prefers to step outside the system. Preppers, survivalists, and homesteaders are highly independent and self-sufficient people. Many of us just prefer to choose more sustainable, holistic health care, like that found in nutritional therapy with real and traditional foods, herbal remedies, mycology, midwifery, and therapeutic movement.
Whether you prefer to use natural medicine as your “plan B” or as your primary path to health is solely your choice, and no one else’s. That’s what health freedom is all about. Herbal Prepper Live can help you plot out your “plan B” and strengthen your independence from a vulnerable medical system.
However, the time to learn such skills is right now while times are still good. Be sure to listen every Sunday evening at 7pm E / 6pm C / 5pm M / 4pm P. Remember to join us live in the chat room!
Cat Ellis’ mission in life is to teach as many people as possible how to take charge of their health and well being so they can thrive in both good times and in bad. Cat has hosted her show, Herbal Prepper Live, since 2014.
Cat Ellis is the author of one of the top selling herbal remedy books on Amazon, Prepper’s Natural Medicine: Lifesaving Herbs, Essential Oils, and Natural Remedies for When There Is No Doctor. Her second book, Prepping for a Pandemic: Lifesaving supplies, Skills, and Plans for Surviving an Outbreak, consistently receives high ratings and impressive reviews.
Cat sees herbal clients in several locations around Southeastern Massachusetts, as well as through online appointments. She is the founder of www.HerbalPrepper.com where she offers online herbal and sustainable living courses. Cat is also a massage therapist, and is currently pursuing studies in midwifery.
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4/3/2016 Be Better Prepared with Primitive Skills Interview with Michael Douglas of Maine Primitive Skills School
6/8/2014 The Digestive System, Part II Rotovirus, Norovirus, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and Cholera