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Healthy Hair

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (7)

Coconut Oil To Defeat Dandruff

If long-time use of chemical shampoos, conditioners, styling products, or colorants has left you with itchy, flaky, dandruff – you can use coconut oil to heal your scalp. Just follow these easy steps daily and watch your dandruff problems disappear:


– At the end of the day or shortly before bedtime, wash your hair with an all natural shampoo and condition as usual.


– Gather the following supplies: a comb or hair pick, two small bowls of different sizes (one should fit inside the other), a towel or cloth to cover your head overnight, and your jar of organic virgin coconut oil.


– Scoop a small portion of coconut oil into the smaller of the two bowls then place it into the bottom of the larger bowl.


– Fill the larger bowl with hot water so the smaller bowl is partially submerged, but not floating or taking on water.


– While you wait for your coconut oil to come to temperature, use your comb or hair pick to remove any tangles.


– Once the coconut oil is completely melted, use your fingers to gently massage the oil into your scalp. (If you have long hair, it may be easier to flip your head upside-down in order to apply oil to your entire scalp.)


– Wrap your head with the towel or cloth and leave coconut oil on your scalp overnight for best results.


The following morning, you may wish to use an epsom salt treatment to remove excess shed skin cells from your scalp.

Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil for Gum Disease

Posted on June 26, 2016 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

So summer is here and you got some information on how to protect yourself with Coconut Oil while enjoying the sun. Well now we want to

make sure your simle is just as protected. Coconut Oil can be just as useful in your mouth and for your gums and teeth as it was for your skin. Oil Pulling for Peridontal Disease or to treat and prevent gum disease. Gum disease can be painfull and treatment can be expensive.  Oil pulling with coconut oil may be an effective means to treat gum disease at home.  Oil Pulling helps to cleanse toxins and bacteria from the mouth and may improve the sysmptoms of gum disease.

Coconut Oil is swished in the mouth, similiar to the manner in which mouthwash is used, while pulling through the teeth.  This can be done while accomplishing other task such as bathing or getting dress. The oil picks up dirt, bacteria, food particles and toxins.  Coconut Oil may be warmed into a liquid and used to treat gum disease; plus many people preer the mild, sweet flavor of coconut oil compare to other oils.

One tablespoon of coconut oil in the mouth, then pulling the oil through the gums and teeth.  After about 15 minutes the oil will become thin, DO NOT SWALLOW, spit ot the oil and rinse.  Oil pulling should be a part of a daily hygiene routine.  Over time, gum health will improve.  Gums will firmer an take on a pink color and stop bleeing and receding gums. 

follow us twice monthly for continued or new information on the many wonderful uses of coconut oil.  Of course you can order all the coconut oil you need right here at our website.

Your Sunsreen May Be Poisoning Your Body

Posted on June 2, 2016 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

It is summer again and many of us will be spending a lot more time outdoors going to the beach, hanging around the pool or just working in their gardens. Protecting the skin from harmful ultra-violet (UV) sun rays is important to protect the skin from sun damage and pre-mature aging. There are two types of UV, UVA and UVB. UVA is the type of sun rays most commonly associated with skin damage, pre-mature aging and certain types of skin cancer. UVB on the other hand is the more useful form of sun rays used by the skin to convert sunlight to well needed Vitamin D for the body. Managing your overall exposure to the summer sun through limiting outdoor activity, covering or shading skin, and using chemical sunscreens are some of the most popular ways to protect your skin from harmful effects of the sun. The use of sunscreens is the probably the most popular way to block the excess sunlight but it may introduce many toxic chemicals into your body.

According to the 2016 EWG Sunscreen Guide" target="_blank">https/, “Almost three-fourths of the products we examined offer inferior sun protection or contain worrisome ingredients like oxybenzone, a hormone disruptor, or retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A that may harm skin.” The many claims made about the protective value of sunscreens, especially with regards to preventing skin cancers, may also be very misleading. “Rates of melanoma – the most deadly form of skin cancer – have tripled over the past 35 years. Most scientists and public health agencies – including the FDA itself – have found very little evidence that sunscreen prevents most types of skin cancer”, according to the article. The sun-blocking effectiveness based on higher sun protection factor (SPF) has also been shown to be a myth. It is no more than a Numbers Game - CNN http/ The truth is sunscreens with very high SPF may offer only marginally greater protection than those with lower SPF, while introducing higher concentration of toxic chemicals into the body.

The best way best way to protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sunlight still remains limiting hours spent in direct sun and covering or shading the body. The use of a natural sunscreen like virgin coconut oil in conjunction with the reduced sun exposure along with covering up and shading may be all that is needed. Coconut Oil as Natural Sunscreen - ChiroHealth http/ has a SPF of 4 and blocks 75% of all UV radiation. So this summer reach for that virgin coconut oil and use it in conjunction with other natural means to reduce the harmful effects of the sunlight.