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Going Crazy for Coco Oil

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Having a good day? Use coconut oil!

Having a bad day? Use coconut oil!

Coconut oil literally fixes everything! That's why we go crazy for the coco.

Here are 5 reasons we love coconut oil:

  1. Can be used in homemade soap for laundry. We are big fans of green cleaning our clothing and not using harsh detergents that can irritate the skin and can be bad for the environment. So we suggest using coconut oil as a laundry soap. Find out how to make your own laundry soap here.

  2. Oil pulling with coconut oil and a drop of oregano oil helps improve gum health. Place 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil and drop of oregano in your mouth and swish around for 20mins. Keep oil at the front of your mouth, do not gargle, and continue to swish. If you get tired of swishing, take a break and let oil sit in mouth, then continue for the remainder of the 20min.

  3. As a replacement for vegetable oils in any recipe or in cooking. Veggies taste best when cooked in coconut oil; it adds a flavorful zest to the food.

  4. Can help improve sleep when taken daily. Add a couple tablespoons of coconut oil melted in a cup of herbal tea per day to help give the body the building blocks to make sleep hormones.

  5. Use by itself as a natural deodorant. Sign me up!!

Enjoy!!

 

The journey of our food

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Living sustainable is not only in the products we purchase, but in the foods we eat as well. Most of the foods we eat travel up to 1500 miles before they land on our plates! Talk about a journey! Thats why we are all about eating local & supporting our local farmers market. ❤

Check out this amazing smoothie recipe from our friends at Clean Food Dirty City. Depending on what region of the world you live in, most of these ingredients can be found at your farmers market then you can opt for organic or natural products for the rest. Enjoy!

green mango spa smoothie (banana – free) 
-1 cup coconut water
-2 big handfuls greens
-½ cucumber
-½ avocado
-Few chunks of frozen mango
-Dash of cinnamon
-Dash of turmeric
-3 cubes of ice