35 Uses for Coconut Oil


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The last time I went to the grocery store, I bought three giant tubs of coconut oil. As I was setting them down at the checkout line, the lady behind me tapped me on the shoulder and asked “So….what do you use coconut oil FOR?” She had never heard of it before, and had no clue why I would need so much. I didn’t even know where to begin. I couldn’t even think where to start so I finally replied “Ummm…everything.”

I’m not kidding when I say its good for everything. Calling this stuff versatile would be a huge understatement. When I discover things like this it blows my mind that God could create something so useful for so many different things.

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Epsom Salt Detox Bath


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I try my best to rid our world of toxins, but sometimes coming into contact with harmful substances is unavoidable. They’re practically everywhere, in our food, in our water, even in the air we breathe. I mean I HAVE to breathe!!! At some point we have to give our health to God and go outside and be a part of the world.
This is why detox baths have become one of my favorite things to do for my family’s health, because they help your body eliminate toxins after you have come into contact with them. While we can’t avoid coming into contact with all toxins, we can reduce unnecessary exposure and help our body to eliminate them more efficiently.

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Two Ingredient Natural Deodorant


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Right around the time we hit middle school, we are all told that we have to use deodorant.

I still remember the day in fifth grade when they dedicated an entire class period to this subject. They sat us down, handed out a little tube of deodorant to each kid, and taught us that from now on we must use it every single day. And if you choose not use it, then you have bad hygiene. And ten year old me did NOT want to have bad hygiene right as I was entering into middle school. So I started slathering this mystery substance onto my underarms every morning, and continued to do so for years.

I used it for an entire decade before I even thought to look at the ingredients list. And when I did I was not sure anymore if the pros outweighed the cons

Pros of using synthetic deodorant:

  • You smell nice!

Con’s of using synthetic deodorant: 

  • It prevents the excretory system from purging toxins, and those toxins stay trapped inside your body, causing damage.
  • It is filled with aluminum, parabens, toxic synthetic fragrances and chemicals
  • These substances may contribute to cognitive impairment, poor breast health, hormonal issues, and stress on the body’s skin while irritating the skin and central nervous system

Looking back, I can see now that using store bought deodorant couldn’t have been good for me. A 90 pound, mostly sedentary girl should not be sweating so much that they need “clinical strength” deodorant. I can’t believe I’m sharing this on the internet, but I used to be so sweaty that my sweat stains sometimes reached all the way down to my hips. Obviously, something was wrong. But ever since I switched over to my homemade recipe I sweat a normal, healthy amount. It’s like something got balanced out in my body.

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That’s why I’m so excited about this recipe, and I hope you think about trying it out too! It only require two ingredients: coconut oil and baking soda!

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How to Use Your Premium Starter Kit


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The best thing about essential oils is how beneficial they are to our bodies. We apply them to our skin every day to support different body systems like immune, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, circulatory….I could go on and on, but basically any part of your body can benefit from the use of essential oils.

I have also used essential oils to make our home free from chemicals that can harm our health. I am on a mission to replace all of my home cleaners and personal care products with safe, natural alternatives that work just as well, if not better, than store bought products. I made this post to show that is very possible to achieve this using ONLY the premium starter kit from Young Living.

 

If you’re brand new to essential oils, then Young Living’s premium starter kit is the perfect introduction for you! This kit includes such a wide variety of multipurpose oils, so you are completely set when it comes to the basics. But then you’ll fall in love with them, and then you’ll learn about all the other kinds of essential oils and the wonderful things they do, and you’ll want to buy them ALL, and then you’ll become an oil addict like me! 😉 If you want to learn more about essential oil safety and why my family and I only uses Young Living oils, read this article.

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How to Use DiGize Essential Oil


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This blend contains Ginger, Peppermint, Anise, Fennel, Tarragon, Lemongrass, Patchouli, and Juniper.
Each of the individual oils found in this blend have therapeutic benefits for your body!
Ginger – supports digestive system, and endocrine system
Peppermint – supports digestive system, and relieves minor aches and pains
Anise – supports digestive system, and respiratory system
Fennel – supports digestive system, and excretory system
Tarragon – supports digestive system, and excretory system
Lemongrass – supports digestive system, and excretory system
Patchouli – supports digestive system, and respiratory system
Juniper – supports digestive system, and urinary system
When you add all of these oils together you get DiGize, a blend specifically formulated to support your digestive system, It can help you deal with pretty much any minor stomach issue you can think of, so I always have it on hand!

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How to Use Stress Away Essential Oil


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Stress Away is an essential oil blend containing Lime, Copaiba,
Cedarwood, Ocotea, Lavender, and Vanilla

If I listed every single benefit these oils provided individually, this post would be too long to read! Here are just two benefits of each essential oil found in this blend!

Lime – supports digestive system, and urinary system

Copaiba – supports lymphatic sysem, and the body’s natural response to injury and irritation

Cedarwood – supports lymphatic system, and urinary system

Ocotea – supports circulatory system and digestive system

Lavender – supports nervous system and skin wellness

Vanilla – makes blend smell sweet!

All of these oils come together to make one of my favorite blends, Stress Away. On top of all of the other benefits I just listed, this oil’s main purpose is to combat normal stresses that creep into every day life. I have a lot of experience when it comes to dealing with strong emotions, so whenever I find a tool that offers some relief, I want to share it with everyone I meet! Below I’ve listed some of the ways I’ve incorporated this essential oil into my everyday life!
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