Had what I’d consider a “cheat meal” for dinner last night, because I’m human and occasionally crave cooked, high “good” fat comfort foods: toasted organic seeded bread with melted coconut butter and garlic, a bowl of brown sugar baked beans and a whole avocado topped with hot sauce. My belly was happy.
Growing 3 kinds of mint. Candy mint, pineapple mint and spearmint.
- Massage Oil – Coconut oil soothes tired and sore muscles. Add a few drops of essential oils for more effect.
- Athletes Foot – The powerful antifungal properties of coconut oil make it perfect for any fungal infection. Add a few drops of oregano or tea tree oil for more antifungal power.
- Acne – Coconut oil gently fights the bacteria that cause acne. Dab it directly on the offending pimples and watch them shrink.
- Cleanser – Coconut oil makes an effective and gentle cleanser to remove the grime of the day.
- Lice – Coconut oil kills and removes this pesky problem.
- Stretch Marks – Prevent and soften stretch marks from pregnancy with coconut oil for soft and supple skin.
- Warts and Moles – Rub oil into area and cover with a bandage. Rub in fresh oil and place a new bandage each day.
- Moisturizer – Coconut oil is an excellent way to soften and hydrate dry, rough, or damaged skin.
- Face Scrub – Mix coconut oil with baking soda, sugar, or cinnamon and oatmeal for the perfect face scrub and exfoliator.
- Dandruff – Massage coconut oil into the scalp to ease symptoms of dandruff, both itching and flaking.
- Curb Appetite – Take a spoonful before meals to curb appetite so you don’t overeat.
- Wrinkles – Rub into lines, creases, and wrinkles to rehydrate skin and soften those wrinkles away.
- Sore Throat – Dissolve a spoonful in your mouth and let it slowly roll down the throat. This will coat and protect the throat, boost the health of mucus membranes, and fight any infection.
- Ring Worm – Rub coconut oil onto affected area to kill the fungus that causes unsightly ringworm. Add tea tree oil to clear the infection even faster.
- Lip Balm – Coconut oil hydrates and protects lips. Coconut even offers some protection from the sun, about an SPF 4.
- Cold Sore – Coconut oil has antiviral properties that will help the body get rid of the virus that causes cold sores. Rub it on when needed and add a drop of oregano oil to speed healing.
- Lubricant – Coconut makes an all-natural personal lubricant for intimate moments without chemicals.
- Gum Removal – Coconut oil gets the sticky stuff out of hair, carpet, and anywhere else it doesn’t belong.
- Pet Health – Coconut oil can do a multitude of things for pets, both topically and internally. It improves breath, makes for a shiny coat, eases joint problems, cleans ears, gets rid of fleas, and much more.
- Stys/Pink Eye – Rub a small amount of coconut oil on the sty or around the eyes to get rid of these painful and annoying infections quickly.
- Earaches – Earaches, swimmer’s ear, and ear infections clear up fast with a few drops of coconut oil mixed with garlic oil.
- Cradle Cap – Coconut oil is gentle and safe for infants and helps ease the itching, pain, redness, and flaking associated with cradle cap.
- Diaper Rash – Coconut oil can help heal mild diaper rash gently and effectively.
- Bruises – Rub coconut oil into bruised skin to speed healing and watch the bruises fade fast.
- Age Spots – Coconut oil has beneficial effects on any skin blemish. Use it to help fade age spots with powerful antioxidants.
- Shaving Cream – Coconut oil keeps the razor gliding smoothly while leaving skin smooth and soft.
- After Shave – Don’t want unpleasant bumps and rashes after shaving? Coconut oil soothes sensitive skin and promotes healing.
- Toothpaste – Mix 1 part coconut oil with 1 part baking soda and add a couple drops of peppermint oil. This makes a refreshing, natural toothpaste that whitens and cleans without added preservatives, fluoride, sweeteners, or other chemicals.
- Chicken Pox – Ease the itch and encourage healing with dabs of coconut oil. It also works on poison ivy, poison oak, mosquito bites, and other insect stings or bites.
- Yeast Infections – Coconut oil fights these fungal infections internally and externally.
- Makeup Remover – Coconut oil removes oil-based makeup easily, like mascara. It cleans, hydrates, and makes skin glow.
- Conditioner – Coconut oil conditions, strengthens, and repairs hair. Massage it in and rinse it out after ten minutes. A small amount can be rubbed in to dry hair to tame frizz.
- Polish Furniture – Coconut oil gives a protective shine to wood furniture. Just make sure you test it out on a small area to make sure you like the outcome.
- Energy – Coconut oil and its medium chain triglycerides make it an excellent energy source to improve stamina, endurance, or just to give you a boost through the day.
- Deodorant – Mix coconut oil with cornstarch, baking soda, and your favorite essential oils for a natural deodorant that smells fantastic.
- Eye Cream – Reduce puffiness and dark circles with a few dabs of coconut oil.
- Eczema – Coconut oil reduces the itchiness, pain, flakiness, and dryness of eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
- Sunburn – Coconut oil can help prevent sunburn for short exposures. When you burn, it will also speed healing and take some of the sting away. Make sure you wait until all the heat has dissipated before applying it or you trap the heat in. Wait 24 to 72 hours depending on the extent of the burn.
- Hemorrhoids – Coconut oil eases the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids and encourages natural healing both internally and externally.
- Nose Bleeds – Rub a bit of coconut oil in nostrils to fight the dry cracking that can lead to nose bleeds and pain.
- Canker Sores – Dab coconut oil on canker sores to kill infection and speed up healing. Coconut oil is also a far tastier way to treat canker sores than most other methods.
- Toothaches – Coconut oil eases the pain and strengthens teeth. You can mix it with a drop of clove oil to almost instantly relieve pain.
- Acid Reflux – Take a small spoonful with meals to keep acid reflux and heartburn at bay.
- Urinary Tract – Treat urinary tract infections with a spoonful of coconut oil. It may even ease the painful passing of kidney stones.
- Nursing – Coconut oil works great to repair dry, cracked skin, including sore nipples from nursing.
- Alzheimer’s – Some research points to coconut oil as a way to slow the progression of or prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
- Bones – Coconut oil aids the body in the absorption of calcium and magnesium. Both minerals are important for strong bones and teeth.
- Epilepsy – Coconut oil may reduce the incidence and intensity of epileptic seizures.
- Fitness – Coconut oil boosts energy, increases metabolism, improves thyroid function, and aids healthy weight loss. It is the perfect addition to any workout or fitness regimen.
- Cooking – Coconut oil doesn’t form harmful by-products when heated like most other oils and animal fats. Use it to replace butter, cup for cup in recipes. Sauté, cook, bake, broil, braise, and more using coconut oil as a healthier alternative.
Coconut oil is the only thing I use for literally everything. Great post to bookmark for future reference!
The response you gave to freelovefortheworld .... I've been developing as an investigative journalist & an article I've been working on is centered around my citys food culture. I'm trying to point out how unhealthy we are &give a boost to our vegan culture. I come off a bit "militant" & I was going to publish under a pseudonym bc of that. Now I don't think I will. I should proudly publish under my own name and have no shame in voicing the truth or fear of backlash. Thank you.
There’s nothing I could type in to this little space that would truly express how much this message means to me. For every discouraging word you may receive in response to publishing the truth, know that there are thousands of us who support your message and will stand with you in complete solidarity.
Sending you lots of hugs! ~ ea
So I checked out your grocery list and I was wondering, do you buy everything organic? Or just whatever is available that is organic? How do you preferably wash your food? And what do you think about the "dirty dozen" list?
Oh hey! Well first, here’s my average grocery list for those who haven’t given it a gander yet. To answer your questions:
- I try to buy organic when possible, it really is important… lately I’ve been eating almost exclusively bananas, melons, greens and oranges which are all organic and inexpensive where I shop. I’d say about 90% of what I purchase is organic and the other 10% are things that can be peeled. Never non-organic apples, corn, berries or greens…
- I wash my produce in a vinegar rinse, like this.
- You mean this “dirty dozen” list? It’s a pretty good guide but many of the “least contaminated” foods on the list are almost exclusively GMO foods when not organic (corn and papaya, specifically).
Hope this is informative! xx
i really don't like melon too!! it's good to know there's hope. i want to eat more raw & vegan... but not liking that much fruit really hinders me. i thought if i just repeatedly think "love fruit" (hence my url) that i'd start to love it! thanks for the continual inspiration girl xx
Yes! I believe in you, lol! But really though, I do believe you will learn to like more fruit in time. Just takes practice and time, stick with it! :)
yesterday I had an agurment with my very carnivore boyfriend that led me to tears. for the first time, I tried explaining him my views on veganism, and when he used the canine argument, my voice started shaking and I lost myself. It wasn't a violent argument, just a sad one. I love the man to death, but I don't know how to cope with our differences.. I'm not a vegan 'activist',I won't push my beliefs down no one's throath,I do it because it feels right for me. thanks for your precious insight<3
I cover this topic pretty extensively here, but I do want to address one aspect of this message:
Being an activist has nothing to do with “shoving your views down people throats” and everything to do with seeking the truth and sharing that knowledge with others in an attempt to rectify a systemic injustice. All peaceful movements need vocal activists, people willing to stand up and speak the truth
even when especially when it’s a difficult truth for ‘the masses’ to digest.
I will not shame others for their personal choices but as long as billions of animals suffer needlessly I will continue to speak up and challenge anyone who wishes to deny the truth.
Hand pressed watermelon juice + spearmint from the garden. #eaeatsraw
Puréed watermelon in a watermelon bowl. #eaeatsraw
I have no excuses not to eat healthy when synergistic food combinations like this are so easy to throw together and super satisfying. Poked a hole in my lemon with my pocket knife and squeezed it over individual red lettuce leaves. Salad on the road, bro!
Raw green pea salad dressing
1/2 cup of green peas
1/2 a peeled lemon
1 tbsp each of rice vinegar
1 tbsp Bragg amino acids
Black pepper and nutritional yeast
2 cloves fresh garlic
Blend in a food processor until smooth.
Keeps in the fridge up to 5 days. Toss with chopped greens for an amazingly vibrant salad, so creamy and tart! xx
Eating dinner in the driveway tonight, just because. Romaine and roasted chickpea salad with raw green pea dressing + a romaine, cucumber, pineapple, orange and spirulina smoothie.
I am the queen of unlikely color combinations. #madeby_ea
Hearts of romaine salad with raw green dressing recipe