My bathroom cupboard holds an array of partially used natural deodorants. All of them now sit abandoned because they just don’t work well enough. I’ve tried everything – sticks, sprays, roll-on liquid, made by countless different brands -- but by the end of a long day and an intense workout at the gym, there is inevitably a moment when I realize the natural deodorant just isn’t cutting it. So I revert to conventional anti-perspirant, feeling confident that I won’t smell, but uncomfortable with putting myself at risk for breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease (not to mention the host of other toxic chemicals included in conventional anti-perspirant and deodorant). Read more
Coconuts are rich in lauric acid, similar to that found in breast milk. The lauric acid found in coconuts is said to have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Readily available in the tropics, this fruit has seen a recent resurgence in popularity. Here’s a list of a few uses of this amazing fruit.
1) Skin care
For dry and aging skin relief, a dab of coconut oil will leave your skin feeling refreshed and looking great. The oil helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles without irritating. Coconut oil also works wonders on skin problems like psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. The oil from the coconut forms a lipid barrier that wards off sun damage and keeps skin moisturized. The oil’s health-promoting nutrients pass readily through the skin, so using it topically brings benefits that go far beyond skin deep.
* As a Daily Moisturizer: use in place of over the counter lotions. In its natural form coconut oil replenhies dry skin and locks in moisture.
* Eye makeup remover: dab a small amount of coconut oil on a cotton swab and wipe your eye makeup off. Cleanse your skin as you would normally
The saturated fats in coconut oil have anti-bacterial properties that help control parasites and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. The fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making it a healthy addition to any meal.
3) Hair Care
Coconut oil provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair. Massage a bit of the oil onto your scalp to help keep hair moisturized. It also helps to reduce dandruff. Coconut oil can be found in many over-the-counter hair products. It is one of the most nutritious products you can put on your hair.
Virgin Coconut Oil is the purest form of cooking oil available. Coconut oil is much less vulnerable to heat damage when heated, making it suitable for cooking. And it helps to enhance the caramelized flavor of roasted sweet potatoes.
5) Overall Health
* Help you lose weight, or maintain weight
* Reduce the risk of heart disease
* Lowers cholesterol
* Improve conditions in those with diabetes and chronic fatigue
* Increase metabolism and promotes healthy thyroid function
* Boost your daily energy
These are just a few of the numerous benefits of the coconut. Go crack open a coconut today.
3. Remove card board center.
4. When using wipes, take from the center outward.
5. I stored mine in plastic/ziploc bags and kept the roll I wasn't using in the fridge (you can also store them in tupperware).
I kept them in the fridge because I felt like they were "fresher" than when I left them out. Of course, I would strongly suggest taking them out to warm up in advance to using them...not so cute when that cold wipe touches the bum :D.
BABY WIPE SOLUTION:
1 - 2 Tablespoons Liquid Soap / Shampoo of your choice
1 - 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 - 2 Cups Distilled Water
1 - 2 Tablespoons Calendula Oil
1 - 2 Tablespoons Tea Tree Oil
I used Calendula and Tea tree oils for their fantastic medicinal values but the soaps, oils, etc you choose to use in the recipe is what makes it uniquely yours! Calendula may be a little difficult to get here but Jojoba and/or lemongrass may be substituted.
Why you need to know what it is? Well to be an informed consumer helps you make better decisions for you, your family and the environment. Choose products that can be reused and recycled. By doing that you are reducing the amount of waste you produce.
Start recycling today!!
4. Recycling is good for the economy.
Recycling and purchasing recycled products creates a greater demand for more recycled goods. Goods made from recycled materials use less water, create less pollution, and uses less energy.
5. Recycling helps our climate problems.
Recycling produces considerably less carbon, which reduces the amount of unhealthy greenhouse gas emissions.
Add some more reasons why you do or do not recycle in the comments!
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How to use:
Apply to face liberally with fingers. Do not allow mixture to get in contact with your eyes. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off and wipe with a warm towel.
2. Cucumber Honey Toner
What you’ll need:
Use a blender and puree the cucumber. Take cheesecloth and sieve puree over a glass bowl, allow puree to stand for 15 minutes while the juice drains. Take the juice, put in a bottle and add honey.
How to use:
Stir or shake mixture until ingredients are combines. Using a cotton ball dap mixture on face.
Apply to face and neck. Solution will air dry within 5 minutes.
Note: Store remaining mixture covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
3. Facial Scrub (Great for Dry Skin)
What you’ll need:
Using a spoon mash Avocado into a smooth texture, little or no lumps would be best
In a small bowl mash the cucumber into a smooth paste, similar to the avocado. Dicing the cucumber into very small pieces would help with the mashing process. Be sure to remove the skin before dicing
Combine ingredients in a small bowl add sugar, avocado, cucumber, and honey. Mix the ingredients together add olive oil to the mixture until the consistency of the mixture is pasty.
How to use:
Apply scrub to face generously and rub with fingertips using circular motions. Leave scrub on skin for 15 minutes then wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry with a towel.
4. Facial Moisturizer
Coconut Oil is a great remedy for the body, hair, skin and immune system. A few drop of Coconut Oil applied to your face will keep it moisturized throughout the day
Ahh! Smell the sweet aroma of success. Make as many diffusers as you like. Your special mixtures and blends will definitely keep you delighted and enjoying the scents you have created. Tell us your thoughts on how your diffuser turned out.