August 21, 2019
When your child develops an illness, whether temporary or chronic, what do you do to take care of them?
For some, they reach for a bottle of “Miracle Mineral Solution”, a type of bleach product that is marketed as a cure or medical treatment for a variety of health ailments, including autism, the flu, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. While the bottle may say it can work miracles, the FDA is strongly urging consumers to avoid these bleach products at all costs. And this isn’t the first time.
Since 2010, the Food and Drug Administration has been warning consumers about bleach products that are labeled as “Miracle Mineral Solution”, “MMS”, “Water Purification Solution (WPS)”, and the like. Why? Because these products actually cause a variety of very serious and even life-threatening side effects.
The FDA has not approved any sort of Miracle Mineral Solution product, but that hasn’t stopped people from ingesting what they think is a cure-all. In fact, many mix the MMS products with citric acid before drinking. However, this can make the product even more dangerous. Mixing the sodium chlorite solution with citric acid turns the liquid into chlorine dioxide, which is an incredibly powerful bleaching agent. When ingested, it can cause severe vomiting, life-threatening low blood pressure, diarrhea, and acute liver failure.
As an agency, the FDA’s goal is to ensure that consumers and patients receive drug products and medications that are both safe and effective. Due to the severe side effects of MMS products, the FDA has not approved them, and they have stated that drinking MMS products is essentially the same as drinking bleach. In addition, there is no scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness or safety of MMS products, which can be a dangerous route for consumers choosing to use such products.
There are so many safe and natural options to care for or treat both temporary and chronic conditions. We understand that, in some situations, people have already tried seemingly countless treatment options that haven’t worked, and it can get discouraging. But it is important to remember to use products and medicines that are safe and tested. Using such products can help you avoid making matters worse.
Some alternatives to using MMS products, including natural products, are:
Another way to protect yourself and your family from the harsh and harmful chemicals in MMS product, you can replace those products (and other bleach products) with these natural alternatives. Even if you use MMS products for cleaning instead of a medical treatment, the fumes that you breathe in and the chemicals that linger on your home surfaces can cause damage to your health over time. Toss the chemicals all together, and replace them with these all-natural cleaners!
Mix all ingredients together in a glass spray bottle. Shake well to combine. Use spray to wipe down countertops, cabinets, sinks, toilets, and other hard surfaces in the house.
For an easy-to-use, pre-mixed all-purpose cleaner, try our Tohi Household Multi-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate. Just mix with water, and you’re ready to start cleaning!
Add all ingredients to a spray bottle. Shake well to combine. Spray on mirrors, windows, or stainless steel as needed. Wipe off with a paper towel or microfiber cloth.
Combine baking soda, salt, and essential oil together in a small bowl. Add just enough vinegar to make a paste. Mix thoroughly. Use a damp cloth or sponge to apply the paste to bathroom tile, drains, or the stovetop. Rinse well with warm water.
Add all ingredients to a glass bowl or measuring cup, and mix well. If you mix in a measuring cup, store mixture in a glass, sealable container. Apply mixture to tile or grout, and scrub with a bristle brush for best results. Rinse off with warm water.
Mix all ingredients in a large measuring cup or bowl. Be careful when you add the vinegar, as the whole mixture will fizz up. Mix ingredients together well. Pour mixture into a squirt bottle. Spray inside the toilet bowl, and on the rim and seat.
Put the baking soda in a polythene bag or glass jar with a lid. Add the essential oils, and mix well to combine. Seal the bag or jar tightly, and allow the oils to permeate the baking soda for at least 24 hours. When ready, sprinkle the mixture over the carpet. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes, then vacuum.
Combine all ingredients in a plastic spray bottle. Shake to combine. Use sparingly, and hand wipe loose boards or wood tiles to keep excess water out of cracks. Work in small sections of the floor. Dry mop the floor after washing.
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake vigorously to combine. Lightly spray the areas of your wall that need cleaning, and wipe with a clean, damp sponge.
*Disclaimer: Rocky Mountain Oils is not liable for any damage caused by the use of these recipes. RMO employees first test recipes and share those that did not cause damage to home or person; however, we still implore our customers to use caution before using a recipe in their home. Test recipes in small areas before applying them to the entire surface, and do not apply recipes to areas that are potentially sensitive (ie: priceless Victorian tubs, Baby Grand pianos, etc.).