Coconut Oil is good for many many uses! Not only can you cook your food with it, you can make many different natural and healthy products with it.
For example, I mentioned in the past that Coconut Oil is great for making your own deodorant. I still make my own today. By mixing equal parts coconut oil with baking soda and cornstarch. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and you have yourself a deodorant that is better, in my opinion, than store bought!
I also use my coconut oil to remove my eye make-up at night, and also for intimate uses. (MUCH safer, silkier, and healthier than KY-Jelly or other lubricating jellies anyday)
It is a safe and healthy product for all over the body...the uses are endless. I usually just buy a big jar of this solid oil in the food aisle of the grocery store, why pay double for the same thing, in the pharmacy? Just melt it for mixing purposes.
Now, for garlic...
It is one of the most revered foods/medicines on this Earth!
It is anti-biotic, anti-viral, anti-cancer, anti-fungal, etc. etc !!
Whenever I or my family have felt ill or under the weather, I just grab some garlic and use it in my foods or use it outside the body.
(For example, although I have rarely had yeast infections in my lifetime, they are quite common and many women and men use over the counter products to cure it. I recently had a bad case of it (too many sweets lately) and had forgotten about my garlic remedies and picked up the strongest prescription formula to obliviate it. After several tries, I had no success...it kept returning!
So, frustrated, I finally remembered my garlic cures from the past, and was soon onto doing this remedy below:
"How to Treat a Vaginal Infection with a Clove of Garlic
by Judy Slome Cohain, CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife)
Garlic kills yeast. Those who bake bread know not to add garlic while the dough is rising or it will kill the yeast. Instead, garlic is added to the dough after it has risen, just before baking it in the oven.
A fresh garlic clove can easily cure a yeast infection. The trick is to catch the infection early. A woman who suffers from frequent yeast infections knows the feeling well. The first day, she feels just a tickle of itchiness that comes and goes. The next day, or sometimes two or three days later, the vaginal discharge starts to look white and lumpy like tiny bits of cottage cheese. By this time, she has a full-blown yeast infection and the lips of the vagina are often red and sore.
If a woman can pay attention to the first tickling of the yeast infection, she can use the following treatment. Take a clove of fresh garlic and peel off the natural white paper shell that covers it, leaving the clove intact. At bedtime, put the clove into the vagina. In the morning, remove the garlic clove and throw it in the toilet. The garlic often causes the vagina to have a watery discharge. One night's treatment may be enough to kill the infection, or it might have to be repeated the next night. Continue one or two days until all itchiness is gone. The reason that the treatment is done at bedtime is that there is a connection between the mouth and the vagina. The moment the garlic is placed in the vagina, the taste of the garlic travels up to the mouth. Most people will find this strong flavor annoying during the day, so the treatment is recommended for nighttime.
If the infection has advanced to the point that a woman has large quantities of white discharge and red sore labia, it can still be treated by garlic but with a higher dose. Use a dry tissue to remove some of the discharge, then take a clove of garlic and cut it in half. Put it in the vagina at bedtime and repeat this for a few nights. If there is no improvement, she might consider a conventional over-the-counter treatment because it is a shame to suffer for many days. Remember that a woman should never douche during a vaginal infection. Yeast loves water and any water will make it grow faster.
Any cut in the clove makes the activity of the garlic stronger. Thus, the more of the inside of the clove that is exposed, the higher the dose. Each woman should learn the dose that works best for her, from the lowest dose, an uncut clove, to a clove with one or more small fingernail slits, to a clove cut in half.
If a high dose of garlic, a cut-open garlic clove, is inserted in a healthy vagina, it will often "burn" the healthy skin. When the woman is suffering from an advanced yeast infection, the skin is already red and "burned" and the garlic cures the infection by killing the yeast. Then the skin repairs itself. By the way, veterinarians have been using garlic to heal infections in livestock for many years. If drug companies could patent garlic and make money off of it, they would be advertising it everywhere!"
So after just one night, I was cured and back to perfect health! Yeah!
I remember, when my children were small, whenever they suffered from Ear Aches, I quickly made garlic olive oil drops and put this into their ears...to which they quickly healed! What a blessing and great relief for a loving and caring mother!
Garlic and Coconut Oil have many more uses, I could go on, however, these are just a few uses I have done over the past year, and felt that I would like to share with my family and friends these great tips.
Good Health to you all ♥