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Salvia Ligustrum

Posted by Jay (London, United Kingdom) on 11/19/2012

Hi, does anyone know where I can get salvia ligustrum please in united kingdom? thanks

Selenium Yeast

Posted by Julie (Sydney, Australia) on 01/13/2012

Hi, Wondering if anyone could help me find Selenium Yeast in Australia. It is a supplement that Ted has suggested and I really would like to take it???? I am in Sydney Australia but am having trouble finding it.


Sheep Urine

Posted by Gail (Henderson, Nv) on 10/21/2012

Hi Ted, Do you know where I can purchase quality pregnant sheep urine? (quality) I'm referring to healthy sheep. Much appreciated!

Soda Ash

Posted by Prendyj (Chicago, Il, Usa) on 10/10/2010

soda ash or sodium carbonate: I can't find info about soda ash and what it is and where to buy it, in what form.

EC: Please see the threads in this section for more information: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/where_to_buy3.html#SC

Replied by Janet

I've previously bought Soda Ash here (http://www.inoxia.co.uk/catalogue/chemicals/inorganic-compounds/sodium-carbonate.aspx) they're based in the UK, but I'm pretty sure they can ship to Chicago.

Replied by Da
(Central, Sc, Usa)

Did you know you can make your own Soda Ash? It's really simple..Take baking soda (sodium bi-carbonate) and spread it on a cookie sheet or in an oven pan. Place in the oven @ 450 degrees F. for one (1) hour. That's it. Let it cool then place in an air tight container. Nice, huh?

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

To Dave from Central, SC;

Re your description on how to make Soda Ash.

Now...thanks to you... I know how to make it...and am fascinated by the uses of Baking Soda.

What do YOU typically use the soda ash for?

Dave (from Fountain Inn)

Replied by David
(Central, Sc, Usa)

Actually, Dave, I haven't used for any medical reason per say. A couple of years ago I was looking for a less expensive washing soda (i.e. soda ash) for cleaning of clothes, and I came across this do it yourself formula, as opposed to Arm 'n Hammer Super Washing Soda. Always trying to save a penny when possible. I (personally) abhor paying retail for anything.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

Hello again David from Central SC,

Well, the best and cheapest cleaner is Borax...as in 20 Mule Team.

Just this week, I cleaned beet stain from a white shirt and a dirt stain from a tan fishing hat.

I take a half teaspoon of Borax and dissolve in warm water. Dab and then rub the stain with a rough cloth and poof...the stain is gone. Of course, my mother and grandmother used Borax all the time in the washing machine.

You can wash your hair with Borax. If you suspect scalp issues (fungus) the Borax will kill the infestation. "Itchy" ears/ eyebrows are signs of fungus. Just make sure as you wash hair with Borax, you wash out ears and eyebrows also. Best used in dissolving a quarter cup in cup water and take into shower. Do not wet hair before dousing scalp with the dissolved Borax. So you are not wetting down hair first (like you'd do with shampoo).

I used to have very itchy scalp after eating tomato/chili products. Little outbreaks in back of scalp under hairline. But washing with Borax has ended that problem. I now think that instead of the issue being an alkaline/acid problem, rather it was fungal. And the Borax killed the fungus. So now I can eat chili and tomato products with freedom from outbreaks.

Sodium and Potassium Citrate

Posted by Carolyn (Hobbs, Nm Usa) on 09/19/2009

Ted, would you please give us a website where to buy sodium citrate and potassium nitrate in the granulated form so we can measure the 1/4 t. of each for acid reflux. We don't want to get the wrong stuff and start taking it. Most of the products I find are capsules. I don't know the equivelant of capsules when compared to t. measurements. We need help Ted. Thanks, Carolyn

Replied by Carolyn
(Hobbs, Nm Usa)

Is there anyone out there taking the 1/2 t. sodium citrate and 1/2 t. potassium citrate that Ted recommends for acid reflux? If so please tell us where to find it. Ted doesn't answer my emails and I'm still looking for a place to buy it. I can only find the potassium citrate in capsule form. Please help.


Replied by John
(Mn, Usa)

Hi Carolyn, I was wondering why you wanted those two products, now I see it is for acid reflux. Have you checked out all the other remedies on Earth Clinic for acid reflux? They are much simpler to find, like apple cider vinegar or apples, for starters! Sorry I can't help you. I like to stick to the most natural remedies for my issues. Good luck to you.

Replied by Devonviolet
(York, Pa)


I see that this was written in 2009, so you may have found an answer to your query, about where to buy Sodium and Potassium Citrate. I have been looking for Potassium Citrate, and while I have found several sources, in capsule form, the bulk, powdered form is not as readily available. However, I did just find a source on eBay. The seller is: The Chemistry Connection. http://stores.ebay.com/The-Chemistry-Connection.

They are each available in one pound bags.

Sodium Carbonate

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Posted by Jody (Sydney, Australia) on 12/10/2012

Hi, Can someone please tell me where I can purchase sodium Carbonate in Australia. I would like to try Ted's insomnia remedy. Thank you. Jody

Sodium Carbonate
Posted by Deb (Greenville, Sc) on 11/30/2009

I have a question about the sodium carbonate. Do you get it at a swimming pool store, or the grocery, I think you said Arm and Hammer Washing soap or something is it a laundry detergent? And just use the regular borax detergent in the liter of water? So far just the ACV and baking soda with the H202 have started to help with general aches of muscle pains in the first couple of days just don't want to use the wrong product! Thanks, Deb

Replied by Alain
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Sodium carbonate (also known as washing soda, soda crystals or soda ash), In Canada, Arm and Hammer Washing Soda contains additives. It might not be the case in USA. Check with the company. Some health food stores may also sell washing sodas. Always check if the product contains additives. Some swimming pool products are sodium carbonate. As said before, always check for purity.


Replied by Dan
(Whites Creek, Usa)

how to make your own sodium carbonate from sodium bi-carbonate [= baking soda]:

Since sodium carbonate that is called for in Bangkok Ted's remedy is hard to find, even in his neck of the woods, ... and since it is expensive to order off of the internet merchants; .... and when you do order it you are not sure if it is really food grade, ... and since you are not sure if the walmart swimming pool pH-up product is really up to food grade standards, or not; .....

you can easily & cheaply make it youself from sodium bi-carboanate that you KNOW is food grade material: by BAKING the baking soda in a oven @ 400 degree F for 1 hour [or longer]. Bake it in a inert glass dish. the bowl should be deep; because the sodium bicarbonate is supposed to jump & scatter around into the oven as the water leaves it.

The baking soda will undergo a change where it loses carbon dioxide molecules, etc, and becomes SODIUM CARBONATE. The baking soda will lose 1/3 of it's mass in the process. The pH of the finished product, SODIUM CARBONATE, should be 11 or 12 on a test strip.

You must store the SODIUM CARBONATE in a sealed glass jar to keep it from drawing moisture and degrading back into sodium bi-carbonate.
LINKS to information:
Infundibulum wrote:
Easy; just check the weight. The conversion of sodium bicarbonate to sodium carbonate is coupled with release of water and carbon dioxide. This makes the final product ~37% lighter, so if you bake 100g of sodium bicarb you should end up with just above 60g of sodium carbonate if the conversion is complete. Refer to the original tek for more details Wink

My friend who refuses to use the internet says he tried this and it worked exactly as you said! After ~4 hrs in the oven at 450F the weight dropped by almost *exactly* 37% (like, within 0.1 g). Pretty cool!

This is a fairly easy one-step tek suited for those who cannot find / afford to buy NaOH/lye, KOH or any other decent base. This tek relies on the manufacturing of sodium carbonate (which is not easy to find where I am coming from - same goes for NaOH, which is totally unheard of) from sodium bicarbonate

The idea is not new - it comes from another thread (http://www.dmt-nexus.com/forum/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=1404) and has already been tried by 69ron who wrote:

Yeah...SWIM made sodium carbonate from sodium bicarbonate before just by baking it in an oven. It is very easy to do but causes CO2 gas to form which causes the sodium bicarbonate to jump around in the pan. Make sure you cover the pan with tin foil or your whole oven will be covered in pieces of sodium carbonate.

Sodium bicarbonate powder (aka bicarbonate of soda, baking soda) can be easily found in supermarkets and bakeries. It is a raising agent added in doughs. DO NOT buy baking powder which is a mixture of sodium bicarbonate and tartaric acid.

The aim is to convert sodium bicarbonate which is a very weak base, (pH ~8 ) to sodium carbonate which is a moderately strong base that will easily give you a pH of >12. The reaction is:

2NaHCO3 ----> Na2CO3 H2O CO2
sodiun bicarb ----> sodium carb. water carbon dioxide

And you just need heat to do it. So,

1) Heat up the oven at 200 Celsius
2) put as much sodium bicarbonate as you want in your oven
3) cook it for 1 hour.

That's it, now you have sodium carbonate.

You can now dissolve 12.5 grams of it / litre water for a pH of ~12
.......or 25.0 grams of it / litre water for a pH of ~12.3
.......or 37.5 grams of it / litre water for a pH of ~12.4
.......or 50 grams of it / litre water for a pH of ~12.45
.......or 100 grams of it / litre water for a pH of ~12.5
.......or 200 grams of it / litre water for a pH of ~12.7

Note that upon baking sodium bicarbonate its weight will decrease; In fact, taking the stoichiometry of the reaction and the molecular weights of NaHCO3 and Na2CO3, your final product will be ~37% lighter. This is exactly what you will find, so if you cook 200g of sodium bicarbonate you will get ~ 125g of sodium carbonate.


[EDIT: EXTREME CARE should be taken when adding sodium carbonate in an acidic solution. Sodium carbonate neutralises acids and this process also liberates carbon dioxide which causes the solution to foam. Just mix some vinegar or lemon juice with sodium carbonate and see.

If one wishes to basify an acidic extract, then sodium carbonate needs to be added slowly, waiting for the foaming to settle, then add a bit more. When addition of sodium carbonate does not cause any foaming this is an indication that the solution is neutral and pH is around 7. From this point onwards one can add as much sodium carbonate as one desires for basification without fearing that foaming will happen.

Many thanks to SyZyGyPSy for bringing this issue up. ]

Sodium bicarbonate
>| Melting point
Sodium bicarbonate NaHCO3, or sodium hydrogen carbonate, also known as baking soda, bread soda, or bicarbonate of soda, is a soluble white anhydrous or crystalline chemical compound, with a slight alkaline taste resembling that of sodium carbonate. It is found in many mineral springs and also produced artificially.

Sodium bicarbonate, when exposed to an acid, releases carbon dioxide and water:

NaHCO3 HCl ?' NaCl H2O CO2 (gas) : NaHCO3 CH3COOH ?' NaCH3COO H2O CO2 (gas)

Above 60 ?C, it gradually decomposes into sodium carbonate, water and carbon dioxide, and at 200 ?C it is completely decomposed into sodium carbonate:

2NaHCO3 ?' Na2CO3 H2O CO2

Making Your Own Washing Soda [Sodium Carbonate] Out of Baking Soda [Sodium BiCarbonate] ?

Making Your Own Washing Soda [Sodium Carbonate] Out of Baking Soda [Sodium BiCarbonate]? on: September 24, 2008, 08:17:25 AM ? by ~CKMom~
Baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) slowly turns into washing soda (Sodium Carbonate, a.k.a. soda ash) when heated above 140 degrees F. The carbon dioxide released is what makes things rise. If you heat baking soda to 350-400 degrees, it'll turn into washing soda fairly quickly.


Making Your Own Washing Soda [Sodium Carbonate] Out of Baking Soda [Sodium BiCarbonate]
? Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008, 03:28:00 PM? by ~CKMom~
I've seen this listed - in various forms - at several sites. Some said not to do a large quantity at once, and others didn't mention it. Now that I think about it, the ones that seemed to be a little more technical in their explanation were the ones that said not to do huge quantities, rather than the ones that were more anecdotal. Still, I've only seen it mentioned about 4-5 times on the web from what I could find; that's why I asked.

One site did say that since the water molecules are released from the baking soda with heating, to be sure and place it in an airtight container to ensure that the water is not added back in.

One site I saw this afternoon said that you could heat a small amout in the microwave for about 10 seconds for the same effect. This is all news to me!

Making Your Own Washing Soda [Sodium Carbonate] Out of Baking Soda [Sodium BiCarbonate]
? Reply #3 on: September 24, 2008, 08:21:29 PM ? by healthybratt
Read these links.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16485&highlight=baking soda



And some other sites:
Soda ash is the active ingredient in washing soda. The chemical name for it is sodium carbonate, chemical formula Na2CO3. It is more basic, that is, less acidic, than sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), whose chemical formula is NaHCO3. The purpose of sodium carbonate is simply to increase pH.

Some forms of soda ash (e.g. that labeled as 'washing soda') contain more water molecules than others, which makes them weigh more and be larger for a given number of sodium carbonate molecules - this means that you need to measure out a larger quantity of the hydrated form in order to get the same results. If you buy sodium carbonate without the extra water molecules, then store it for several years in humid conditions, it will absorb some water and appear to lose strength, when in fact it has merely 'bulked up' and needs to be used in larger volumes.

The type of sodium carbonate used in washing soda is a decahydrate, so you need to use a lot more washing soda than you would anhydrous soda ash, perhaps three times as much - assuming that you are able to find pure unadulterated washing soda that is suitable for use in dyeing. (In theory, we should use 2.7 times as much washing soda as a substitute for soda ash, if measuring by weight, or 4.6 times as much if measuring by volume.)

Where can you buy soda ash?
Although you can buy washing soda in the grocery store, this is usually advised against, because some US brands in the past were known to contain optical brighteners, salt, and/or fragrances. However, Arm & Hammer brand "Super Washing Soda" does not now contain any additives, though you must use a larger quantrity due to its greater hydration level (see above). A better source is a swimming pool supplies store, or a hardware store that carries some pool supplies, which will carry pure sodium carbonate (a popular brand is pH Up), sold for the purpose of increasing the pH of pool water. This is typically cheaper than mail-ordering from a dye supplier, and just as good. Beware of suppliers that try to sell you sodium bicarbonate instead of sodium carbonate; bicarbonate is much less basic (it has a lower pH), and will not work for most dyeing recipes.


Replied by Peter
(Chicago, Il)

Washing soda is sodium carbonate.

I purchased 1 lb of the sodium carbonate from nutsonline.com under the baking category. I know some people are paranoid (Armour Hammer as washing soda), I was too. Just in case you want to share with other Earthclinic readers.


Sodium Carbonate
Posted by Nicole (Seattle, WA) on 05/18/2009

After many weeks of trying to hunt down Sodium Carbonate from local stores, I found the beer and wine making supply store to carry "Soda Ash" which is the same thing and costs very little.

Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) can be found at local stores but you can also find a natural or organic one in some better markets for a little more money. Not sure how much less chemicals and/or metals is in the latter but I can tell you it tastes much better and disolves easily compared to the most common household baking soda.

Sodium Carbonate
Posted by CC (Salt Lake City, Utah ) on 04/03/2009

For those who are trying to find Sodium Carbonate I found this site which sells it. 2 lbs for approx $18.00 + shipping.


You can also print out MSDS sheets (Material Safey Data Sheet) Thx.

Replied by CC
(Salt Lake City, Utah)

I feel I need to reply to my first post and mention that this company sells three different grades of Sodium Carbonate. Also another way to get 100% Sodium Carbonate is from Arm & Hammer All Natural Super Washing Soda. You can verify the ingredient for this product at www.thelaundrybasket.com

Sodium Carbonate
Posted by Alain (Ottawa, Canada) on 06/12/2008

First: Great Site-Really great Site, there may be still some hopes for the human race after all.

I live in Ottawa and I am trying to find Sodium Carbonate (a.k.a washing soda). I found two products at Wal...t, but ...

The first one is Arm & Hammer SoClean Super Washing Soda (UPC_CODE:6533300330). The box did not list any ingredients. So I emailed the company in both Canada and USA in order to know if it was 100% pure Sodium Carbonate. The US company replied the next day (no answer yet from the Canadian Company). Here is an excerpt from the answer:"This product is made from 100% Sodium Carbonate. However, the Canadian formulation has a fragrance added." Well ... we sure do not have the same understanding of 100%. I hoped it may help others to know.

My question: I don't think it is safe to use that product in the carbicarb formula? or is it? Anyone has an opinion?

The second product is a pool product called pH up (a kind of Wal...t noname product) which only says that "this product contains sodium carbonate", That's all there is as far as ingredients are concerned. I noticed that it, however, does not say "contains only sodium bicarbonate". Well, it does not say "contains only sodium carbonate". But my guess is, because it is for swimming pools, there is no need to add other garbage and therefore is probably "cleaner" than the "SoClean" product. Am I right? Anybody with an opinion?

So, my third question is: Does any of EC Canadian readers know how to obtain 100% pure Sodium Carbonate? I do not mind if it is only available online.

Again EC your a great site.

PS:One suggestion. I think it would be great if, beside an item in a list of remedies, you would indicate the yeas count, so it would make it easy to find the most popular remedy for a particular ailment.

Replied by Kay
(Toronto, Canada)

I want to try the carbicarb remedy for eczema also, and went to W..M..t today and found the Arm & Hammer washing soda. it MUST have fragrance in it. I went online and found the same info as you. It says the brand that we've both purchased contains 86% sodium carbonate and 15% water. It didn't say anything about fragrance, but it clearly has one. Hmm.. I wish someone would reply to your question because I'm anxious to try it. I've done some research on the carbicarb remedy in general, and it seems safe to take. better than using just sodium bicarbonate. Due to the fragrance though in the Washing Soda, I'm wary to take it. I checked the cautions for the Washing Soda "Warnings: May be harmful if swallowed. May irritate eyes. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact is made, flush with water. If swallowed, give water or milk. Contact a physician. Keep out of reach of children." Also "Ingestion: Slightly toxic. Ingestion may cause abdominal discomfort and irritation of the oral and alimentary mucosa. Ingestion may also present a potential aspiration hazard. Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None given". Here's the link. Useful info!... http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/brands?tbl=brands&id=3005006

Replied by Chris
(Blairsville, Georgia)

I bought a product called "Arm & Hammer ALL NATURAL Super Washing Soda" from www.soapsgonebuy.com It has the same warning label: "May be harmful if swallowed". Hope this helps!

Sodium Carbonate Peroxide

Posted by Pat (Andover, Ny) on 06/03/2013

Can you tell me what this is used for when taken internally and is it safe to ingest?

Sodium Molybdate

Posted by Jackie (Belfast, Ireland) on 07/04/2010

What is molybdenum (sodium molybdate) and where do I buy it in northern ireland. I went online to two popular health food stores and they don't seem to stock it. Also, are there any side effects with sodium molybdate?

Replied by Wydo
(Ventura, Ca, United States)

Yes, I also would like to know where to buy this. I found technical grade on ebay at 96% to 97% pure but this does not seem pure enough.

Replied by Wydo
(Ventura, Ca, United States)

Does Ted know if technical grade or reagent grade is good enough for the sodium molybdate?

Replied by Stefan

Can sodium molybdate dihydrate be used as sodium molybdate that Ted recommends?

Replied by Janet


It is what I use. Have for years.


Sodium Thiosulphate

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Posted by Saul42 (Ny) on 08/09/2011

Where can I purchase pure sodium thiosuphate. Some of the places I have seen add some other stuff to the mix. IS any of this other stuff dangerous?

Replied by Peter
(Chicago, Il)

They have it in Ebay.

Sodium Thiosulphate
Posted by Adele (USA) on 08/11/2006

I found the sodium thiosulfate at the pet shop 4 oz. $4.99

Replied by Wydo
(Ventura, Ca)

I have tried every pet shop around here and an aquarium store. Most of the declorinators on the shelf do not list ingredients. The ones that do don't list sodium thiosulphate. I have found some online that say Pentahydrate or lab grade. I also found lage amounts for over $100 but nothing afordable. I could sure use some help here finding a small amount. Is the Petahydrate or lab grade ok to use? If you know where to find it please post it here. If you know here at EC please email me.

Replied by Wydo
(Ventura, Ca)

If anyone is still having problems getting sodium thiosulfate at the pet store after reading all this here is what I did. Go to your local pet store and find where they keep the dechlorinators and write down the product names and the brand name. Then look them up on their website. You should be able to find a page with the MSDS or material safety data sheet. The MSDS will give you the ingredients. Some times the bottle will have the URL for the website on it so you can write that down.

Supplements, Xylitol

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Posted by Kathy (Ozark, MO) on 08/17/2008

Just wanted to let you know, I found a site that sells all of the herbs and other vitamins at low price. It's called VitaCost...


visit this site for Xylitol (cheapest price I found)

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