I’m not talking about gold, silver and oil. What I’m going to suggest is that the next time you go to your favorite value store that you consider stocking up on four items: Epsom salts, baking soda, granulated sugar, apple cider vinegar.
These items aren’t terribly expensive and they are extremely useful with lots of applications. Epsom salts has real therapeutic value and can be applied in dozens of ways. Some people find it useful in the garden as a plant stimulant because of the magnesium. However, as Mother Earth News points out one has to be very careful and only use Epsom salts if a soil test calls for it:
“You should never use Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate), lime or other single-ingredient soil amendments unless you have had your soil tested, and the results confirmed that you need to add that particular ingredient. Adding Epsom salts would benefit some soils, but it could be harmful in others. The only way to know which situation you have is to get a soil test.”
Around our house, the Epsom salts bath is considered a big treat.
Dr. Mark Sirius has written an entire book on the medical uses of baking soda. Dr. Sirius says:
“Baking soda is a neutralizer of many other compounds, which makes it extremely helpful as a medicine in the age of toxicity, which we are all presently passing through.”
Baking soda is, of course, alkaline. Most disease thrives in an acid environment. Here’s a protocol which I’ve experimented with (with some success) to ward off illness. Baking soda, as well as Epsom salts, can be helpful in cleansing radiation from our bodies.
“So useful and strong is sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) that at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, researcher Don York has used baking soda to clean soil contaminated with uranium.” Or, you can just use it as toothpaste. My favorite.
Sugar can give us the blues and be addictive as food but is useful as a preservative in the canning process. One fascinating thing about sugar is that you can use it in emergency first aid to pack wounds, something that used to be done routinely and is now making a comeback.
Apple cider vinegar is one of nature’s medicines and can be used in dozens of ways
plus it doubles as a house hold cleaner. Most of the stuff we can calls for apple cider vinegar.
If you are trying to figure out some inexpensive items that keep well and will have a myriad of uses long term consider stocking big supplies of epsom salt, baking soda, granulated sugar and apple cider vinegar. As it happens all of these items are usually available at Costco in big packages or gallon jugs and at affordable prices.