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I have a hard time believing 100% in “cure alls”. I really believe that there is a balance to everything we use. Our bodies are so complex that I do not think there is ONE thing in particular that is going to heal all ailments. Lately there has been a big hype about coconut oil. Coconut is one of my favorite flavors and smells so the idea of it be medicinal peaked my interest. Click this link, www.coconutresearchcenter.org to read more about the possible benifts of using coconut oil. I knew coconut was powerful but I did not realize how versitale it was until I started seeing more products using coconut pop up on Pinterest. Seeing these DIY products insprired me to use coconut oil to heal a sunburn in one night. When I saw how amazing it worked for a sunburn I started experimenting with more home concoctions. I was given tips from one of my dear readers and friends, Tara, to try coconut oil deodorant. I also found a great idea on whipping coconut oil into a lotion and a neat recipe for coconut oil scrub! Recently I have used coconut oil lotion for diaper rash on my baby.
If those reasons are not enough to make you want to try coconut oil then maybe this next fact will be… Tara also shared with me that you can use coconut oil to pull toxins from your body! Read more about oil pulling HERE. I think there are many different ways to heal your body and though I do not think coconut is a cure-all I think it is definitely worth using on a daily basis. Below are links to and my suggestions on how to use coconut oil. I made the deodorant, scrub and lotion all at the same time and it took me 20 mins! It’s cost effective, the product lasts forever and its healthy! You can’t beat that!
I found this recipe at www.ourdailylegacy.blogspot.com Below reflects what I did, I put it into a four ounce canning jar. I think it will last me the rest of my life! (not sure how long the shelf life is tho!)
- 2 Tbsp baking soda
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder (I used potato starch because it was all I had)
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
Take your pointer finger, scoop a little bit (about a dime size or smaller) and rub it into your arm pit. Easy peasy! OH AND it’s little black dress friendly!!!
Verdict: I LOVE LOVE LOVE this deodorant! I quit using antiperspirant years ago to use all natural store bought deodorants. Since then have never found anything that works great for me. I either end up with a rash or I still smell oniony at the end of the day, UNTIL NOW! This coconut oil deodorant is my miracle deodorant I LOVE it, defiantly worth a try!!! I only apply once a day and I still smell pretty (and rash free) at the end of the day!
I found a ginger and coconut oil scrub on Pinterest. I love it! My hands, feet and body feel so soft after using it! Find the recipe HERE www.foodformyfamily.com The only thing I did differently was I used lavender essential oil.
- 1 cup coconut oil
Anti-aging Face Cream
- 2-4 drops frankincense essential oil
- 1 tsp rose oil
Diaper Rash Remedy
- 2-4 drops lavender essential oil
- coconut lotion base (recipe above)
Add oil while whipping or stir in once in storing container.
Verdict: ONE application is typically all it takes to cure my baby’s sore bum! If it’s a bad rash then it take 2-3 applications including an overnight application. The most amazing and wonderful thing about this is that it doesn’t hurt her when I put it on! I just slather her lil’ tushy up with the remedy, it is very soothing! Happy tushy, HAPPY BABY!
I hope you have the confidence now to go out and start making your own coconut oil remedies! If you made something PLEASE come back and tell me in a comment below! I want to hear about it!