for Personal Hygiene
Coconut Oil! You gotta love it and and it has so many uses! Even for oral hygiene and beautiful teeth. If you've heard of oil pulling for your teeth and gums, this is a great oil to use. If you are not familiar with it, the link above is very informative on oil pulling.
Gingivitis and loose teeth respond well to oil pulling, as mine did. The results are tighter gums and healthier feeling gums with a side benefit of whiter teeth.
Coconut oil mixed with baking soda as a toothpaste, was our granddaughter's solution, when she was having problems with sensitive teeth and gums. Her teeth actually got whiter as a result as well.
However, if you don't want to venture into making your own toothpaste, here is a great product.
I have used this in peppermint flavor. Also available in Cinnamon, and Classic.
It leaves your mouth fresh and clean feeling and your teeth really smooth.
All natural coconut oil toothpaste.
This 100% natural cleaner for your teeth contains no fluoride and no foaming agents such as SLS. Along with organic Virgin Coconut Oil, other natural ingredients include: purified water, organic virgin coconut oil, baking soda, xanthum gum, wildcrafted myrrh powder, stevia, and organic essential oils.
If you are searching for a natural beauty cream and economical facial moisturizer, this is it. We have used it for 3 years now. It also works as a sunscreen. Just a short testimonial about CO's effectiveness as a sunscreen:
When I started using it daily as a moisturizer about 3 years ago, I was working at our church summer camp. I would usually sunburn the first few days and then my nose and cheeks would peel. That year I started using it as my moisturizer and since then, I haven't burned at all.
A very small amount of peppermint essential oil can be added to, to help it double as a skin toner as well.
It is a great face and eye makeup remover, (without the peppermint oil) and is also antibacterial, so it can be used as a facial moisturizer at the end of the day as it cleanses. Just be careful not to get it in your eyes. If you do, it causes mild blurriness for a bit, but doesn't hurt or cause harm.
If you have ever suffered with psoriasis and the maddening itch, you can get some relief with CO, my mom and I did. It didn't clear up the psoriasis completely, but it did improve and helped us to tolerate our skin a little more. Taking Diatomaceous Earth, was the final solution to clearing the psoriasis up. That's another powerhouse mineral with some great benefits for you body.
As a family, we have used coconut oil regularly for the past three and a half years. We have nothing but praises for this wonderful ingredient that God placed on this earth for our use.
Yet another hygiene use is a treatment for athletes foot. If you have dry, itchy, cracked feet, it is tried and true for clearing it up. Our son had tried everything. He heard us talk a lot about the wonderful uses of coconut oil, so he decided on his own to give it a try.
An effective way is to put it on your feet every night and in the morning before putting your socks on. That's how our son used it and Lo and behold, it cleared up completely. He said the itching stopped, no more cracks, he still uses it and it still keeps the athletes foot at bay!
CO is also good as a salve, to soothe burnt skin and you can use it as a base for various face masks. Our daughter creates her own blend, of ingredients with CO, for a face mask.
I personally believe, that God in his infinite love and wisdom provided everything we need for both our physical and spiritual well being. He gave us his awesome creation for our sustenance and health, then made provision and hope for our eternal destiny . Click on the link if you would like to know more.