coconut oil remedy

DIY Lip Balm

One of the most common things that I suffer with during the cooler months is dry, chapped lips. I have a bad habit of licking my lips which makes them even worse because your saliva strips the natural oils from your lips. You can try buying one of the many lip balms that are on the market but, from personal experience, I have never found one that really works. It is always a temporary relief for my lips and than I just feel like I’m reaching for the lip balm again in a couple of hours to reapply. So, what […]

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DIY Dry, Cracked Foot Relief

Dry, cracked feet are a continuous problem of many people. Did you know that the skin on your feet is naturally dry, unlike the skin on the rest of your body? The skin on our feet has no oil glands, so it relies on hundreds of thousands of sweat glands to keep our feet moisturized. This can be problematic for people who do not properly moisturize their feet on a regular basis or use my favorite option, coconut oil. Coconut oil tends to keep your feet, and skin, filled with moisture keeping your skin soft. You may ask if I have a […]

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DIY: Coconut Oil Vapor Rub

With cold and flu season in full effect, I like to make sure I’m prepared! One of my favorite remedies for congestion is a soothing vapor rub. I decided to make a standard rub for bedtime and one that can be used in the shower. Both are wonderful for relieving congestion and clearing nasal passages. I’ve listed the ingredients and directions for both rubs below. Bedtime Vapor Rub 2 Tablespoons Kelapo Coconut Oil Eucalyptus or peppermint essential oil Small, plastic container with a lid ( I used a small, shallow container from my local grocery store) Directions for the bedtime vapor […]