Friday, October 3, 2014

Bullet Ants - My Detox Pads Won't Work on Bug Bites!

My detox foot pads are amazing at pulling out toxins via your lymphatic system. The best way to get access to your lymphatic system is through the palms of your hands or the bottoms of your feet.

And the foot pads even work amazingly well on injured areas that are swollen.

But they don't seem to work on bug bites!

I haven't worn my foot pads for almost a week, because last Saturday I was hanging my laundry out to dry while wearing sandals, and I apparently was standing on an ant hill. But not just ANY ant hill, this one just happened to be a BULLET ANT HILL!



And boy were they angry at me for stepping on their home. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia about them:

Sting

The pain caused by this insect's sting is purported to be greater than that of any other hymenopteran, and is ranked as the most painful according to the Schmidt sting pain index, given a "4+" rating, above the tarantula hawk wasp and, according to some victims, equal to being shot, hence the name of the insect. It is described as causing "waves of burning, throbbing, all-consuming pain that continues unabated for up to 24 hours".

So, you can imagine the pain of getting bit or stung by these ants as they swarm up your feet... and of course I took my sandals off, doing my ninja dance as I was trying to fling all these ants off me (they were the size of regular house ants too, so their looks were very deceiving!) And taking my sandals off to remove them made me.... barefoot... in their grass!

Nonetheless, I have to say that it was a painful experience for me and now I hate doing laundry even more.

My feet itched too much to wear my detox foot pads so I didn't wear them for almost a week.

I wanted to point out that while my foot pads are amazing, I have tried them in the past on insect bites and THEY DID NOTHING.

So while they are amazing and will help detox your body and allow your immune system to be strong and heal from illness, they won't help with this.....

But.... witch hazel sure was helpful! I mixed witch hazel and lavender essential oil and dabbed that on my battle wounds. And it took the sting and pain and itch away for.... 5 minutes at the most. Then it came roaring back.

So, next up in my arsenal.... BENTONITE! I made a Bentonite clay poultice...and it saved me.

Here is how I did it:

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

What you do is mix equal parts oil and water. I use whatever oil I have, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, or if you only have olive oil, that should be fine. For this I just grabbed my avocado oil.

Both the oil and water should be heated.... (the heat allows you to mix the clay a lot easier).

Then, add the bentonite clay until you get to a consistency that you like. I go with a toothpaste thickness.

Lastly, put this on your "battle wounds" and wrap in a bandage or gauze tape. Try to keep it on for at least an hour or so.

The clay will draw out the venom from the bites. And it works AMAZING.

It works on:
  • spider bites (including brown recluse and black widow)
  • poison oak and ivy
  • bullet ant bites/stings
  • wasp and bee stings
  • stinging nettles rash
Enjoy the blessed relief!

MORAL OF THE STORY: Don't do laundry.

About Me: Hi! I am Rebecca :) I am the owner of Purify Your Body Detox Foot Pads. I love natural health and wellness, and I love to eat real food. :) 

I love my family, and my pets. I actually love all animals -- they are much nicer than most humans! I don't watch TV and haven't watched a movie in the theater for more than 9 months. I would much rather read a book!

I love to garden and make homemade products -- body butter, toothpaste, perfume, cheese, yogurt, etc. It tastes better when it's made from scratch!  Contact me here: sales@purifyyourbody.com

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