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Recipes for Healing

Coconut Oil Moisturizer (Whipped Coconut Oil)

Equipment

Stand mixer or Hand mixer

Directions

Scoop coconut oil into mixing bowl. I used 2 cups of coconut oil. Break the coconut oil up into chunks. Turn the mixer on high and whip the coconut oil. Scrap down the sides of the bowl and continue to whip until all the coconut oil is soft and fluffy. If you’re going to add essential oils, do so at this time. Scoop coconut oil moisturizer into storage container. Use in place of lotion and body butter.

Submitted by Jackie, more at http://thecoconutmama.com/

 

 

Lavender Body Butter



The Recipe:
1/2 C. Cocoa Butter 
1/2 C. Coconut Oil
1/2 C. Jojoba, Sweet Almond, or Olive oil (can do any combination as well)
1/4 C. Shea Butter 
1/4 C. Mango Butter 
1 T. Beeswax pastilles
2 T. Arrowroot Powder
2 t. Vitamin E Oil
15 ish drops of Lavender essential oil (you can use more or less, whatever you prefer)

Directions:
1. Double boil (or I just use two pots, one inside the other) the butters: cocoa, mango, and shea, and beeswax.
2. Once melted, add in the coconut oil until melted completely.
3. Remove from heat.
4. In another small bowl, mix slowly, the Jojoba/sweet almond/or olive oil, with the Arrowroot powder, vitamin e oil, and essential oil.
5. Once the powders are incorporated with the oils, mix the ingredients in the small bowl with the melted butters, beeswax, and coconut oil concoction (all ingredients by now). 
6. Let cool. This takes an hour or more to cool. You could set it in an ice bath (double boiler style), or just let it cool on its own.
7. Once the ingredients have cooled enough (not hardened), they will start to turn white, this is when you want to whip them with a hand mixer. This step is not necessary, but it makes for a nice thick, creamy texture that spreads well.

Note: 
For storing- the oils will harden if stored in a cool place. They get kind of hard here where I live in the winter because it gets so cold. That is okay, they will start to melt when in contact with body heat. If you live in a warm place, the body butter will be runnier in texture. This is okay as well.

STORAGE: It is important to keep this lotion in glass containers, as the essential oils will break down plastics. Ideally, the glass should be tinted to preserve the oils, but I do not have tinted, so I store mine in mason jars, and keep them out of the sunlight.

Directions for Use:
Use sparingly...a little goes a long way!
Because of the natural oils used in this recipe, it may feel greasy at first, but it will quickly soak in leaving skin silky, and soft! 
For Eczema: Use at least twice a day...if not more!

Recipes to help heal the body. 

 

Bone Broth

 

From the Heal Your Gut Cookbook, Boynton & Brackett

-Supports the immune system

Ingredients:

 

3-4 pounds beef marrow and knuckle bones

2 pounds meaty bones such as short ribs

½ cup raw apple cider vinegar

4 quarts filtered water

3 celery stalks, halved

3 carrots, halved

3 onions, quartered

Handful of fresh parsley

Sea salt

 

Method:

 

Place bones in a pot or a crockpot, add apple cider vinegar and water, and let the mixture sit for 1 hour so the vinegar can leach the mineral out of the bones.

Add more water if needed to cover the bones.

Add the vegetables bring to a boil and skim the scum from the top and discard.

Reduce to a low simmer, cover, and cook for 24-72 hours (if you're not comfortable leaving the pot to simmer overnight, turn off the heat and let it sit overnight, then turn it back on and let simmer all day the next day)

During the last 10 minutes of cooking, throw in a handful of fresh parsley for added flavor and minerals.

Let the broth cool and strain it, making sure all marrow is knocked out of the marrow bones and into the broth. Add sea salt to taste and drink the broth as is or store in fridge up to 5 to 7 days or freezer up to 6 months for use in soups or stews.

 -Submitted by Corin

 

Golden Milk

-Helps with sleeping issues, inflammation and joint pain

 

Step 1: Turmeric Paste:

 

Ingredients:

 

1/4 cup of turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper

1/2 cup of filtered water

Directions:

 

Mix all ingredients in a small a small sauce pan and mix well. Turn the heat to medium high and stir constantly until the mixture is a thick paste. This does not take long so don’t walk away from the pan.

 

Let this mixture cool and then keep it in a small jar in the fridge.

 

Step 2: Golden Milk

 

Ingredients:

 

1 cup of almond milk (hemp or coconut are also good options)

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1/4 teaspoon or more of turmeric paste

Honey

Directions:

 

Combine all the ingredients, except honey in a saucepan. Turn the heat to medium. While heating make sure to stir constantly and do not allow the mixture to boil. Add honey to taste.

 

Submitted by Corin

 

 

 

Cabbage is known to heal stomach ulcers and prevent cancer!

UN~STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS

Ingredients:

1 1/2 to 2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey
1 tablespoon oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small cabbage, chopped
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt

Preparation:

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and onion and cook, stirring, until ground beef is no longer pink and onion is tender.
Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.

Add the chopped cabbage, tomatoes, tomato sauce, pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until cabbage is tender.
Yield: Serves 6 to 8

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