Mama’s Coconut Favs!

5 May

Sometimes I feel like a nut or maybe I should say Coconut or “Coconut Oil” to be exact!   Oh my goodness, what to say about Coconut Oil?  I am going to sound like Bubba Gump from the movie Forest Gump because just like Bubba came up with many ways to use shrimp, I can say that much about the many uses of Coconut!  I honestly am not an expert that can prove  Coconut or Coconut oil to be a super food, but this Mama says, “Coconut Oil is Super!”  Although there are hundreds of uses for Coconut Oil, I wanted to share my top 10 uses.  I’ve also included another one of Mama’s Concoction Recipes using Coconut Oil! I hope that you will enjoy it!

My top 10 Uses for Coconut Oil!

1.  Coconut Oil is great for healthy cooking! Fry or bake, as replacement for all vegetable oil and   margarines. 

  1. Lotions such as my favorite Mama’s DIY Lavender Moisturizing Lotion
  2. I love to use it as a moisturizer in Mama’s DIY Soaps Body wash!
  3. Excellent Mama’s DIY Shaving Cream!
  4. Soothing Mama’s DIY Mandarin Orange Body Scrub to soothe and exfoliate the skin.
  5. Coconut Oil is my #1 carrier oil for use with my Essential Oils!
  6. Mama’s DIY Toothpaste
  7. Mama’s DIY Deodorant
  8. Coconut Oil is excellent by itself for Chap Lips but is even better mixed with Lemon or Peppermint Essential Oil
  9.   Wonderful chemical free sunscreen! Coconut has a SPF of around 4-6 by itself by mixed with either Carrot Oil or Raspberry Oil it raises the SPF to around 25-40!

 

Mama’s Mandarin Orange Scrub

Ingredients:

1 cup                             Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

1 cup                              Sugar

2 to 3 tsps                      Orange Juice

5 drops                          Wild Orange Essential Oil (Doterra Essential Oil)

1                                      Glass Container ( I use pt Canning Jar w/lid)

Directions:

In a glass bowl combine Virgin Coconut Oil with sugar and mix well with a spatula.

Cut Mandarin Orange in half and squeeze juice ( usually yields about 2 to 3 teaspoons) directly into the bowl

Pour in  the 5 drops of  Doterra Wild Orange Essential Oil and continue to mix.

When all ingredients are mixed well pour into glass container or jar and enjoy!

I love to double the recipe and give keep one and give the other as a gift!

Simply tie a Ribbon around the jar and Voila!  ( I love the little Embellished Jute Ribbon)

As you can see Coconut Oil is so very versatile.  I love the fact that I get the wonderful benefit of replacing it to replace a lot of the unhealthy chemicals that are in the products that my family uses every day!  If you have enjoyed my blog post and Mama’s DIY Recipes I would love to hear from you!  Until next time, I hope that you to will feel like a “Nut, or at least a Coconut!”

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