Monthly Archives: January 2015

StILl CraZy for CocoNUt (OiL)

I used up my small batch of coconut oil, baking soda and essential oil toothscrub and thought, hmmm, what else should I do with my coconut oil love affair?  Jillee blogs “One Good Thing” and on it the other day was 20 Natural Ways to Sleep Better It included a recipe for Dream-y Sleep Salve. I just received my order from Spark Naturals (I used the coupon code Jillee and recieved a discount) including the Dream Essential Oil blend and glass jars with covers and organic beeswax. Within twenty minutes, I had followed the recipe and my salve was in liquid form, cooling in the jars! The organic olive oil gives the product a pretty pale green color which seems to go very well with the scent. By the time I was ready for bed, the liquid had become a soft salve. I slathered this on my feet, inhaled the lovely scent and put on plush socks. I awoke the next morning more refreshed than I have been in many nights! I fell asleep fast and stayed asleep! This stuff rocks! Not only is the scent wonderfully soothing but the oils seep into the soles of my feet rendering them as soft as a baby’s bottom. I know what my sister is getting from me! Make up a batch and try it for yourself! Dream on, Friends!


Crazy for Coconut (oil)

I was over at my friends house having dinner when she asked me if I had tried the new way to brush teeth. Nope. Didn’t hear of any new way. Well, it’s with equal parts baking soda and organic coconut oil. I went home and opened my cupboard, got out the ingredients and a spatula and littl bowl. Presto, in a matter of seconds I had a small batch. I added orange essential oil (Young Living)

to help with the soda taste. I have yet to recieve my peppermint oil. The results were quite good. I even think my teeth looked instantly whiter. The orange flavor was nice, but I think the mint will do more for the refreshing aspect. This may not be my regular dental routine, but I think I will use it now and then. Please try it for yourself and share your thoughts.

Today was another day above freezing in Minnesota! Thirty-three degrees with sunshine lead me to go snow shoeing with my sister-in-law and her daughter! We stomped over snow (what little there is left) and dead meadow grass clumps. The short hike left us feeling like we just licked a peppermint stick! It also left us feeling like we can handle the remaining winter season, no matter what Mother Nature throughs our way!