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coconut oil | The Green Beagle

DIY Organic Body Butter

DIY Body Butter

DIY Body Butter

 

 

I have just run out of body butter. This annoys me to no end and lately I have been annoyed at the prices of good quality body butters as well. I like my skin to be smoothed and moisturized just like everyone else but I don’t appreciate paying an arm and a leg for good ingredients. I am not sure why it didn’t occur to me to make my own as I have made plenty of other beauty products. I have almost all of these items at home with the exception of the raw shea butter. I have looked at a bunch of recipes for body butter so below is a compilation of a few I liked best. If you make your own you can customize the scents and as you get better at it you can add other ingredients specific to your skin type. A little goes a long way with making your own so even if the ingredients may be a little costly you can make much more than what you would purchase at a store.

Ingredients:
1 cup Organic Raw Shea Butter
½ cup Organic coconut oil
½ cup Organic almond oil
Several drops essential oils like these Organic Pure Essential Oils Set (a few drops goes a long way so be careful) *Not all essential oils are skin friendly or child friendly. Please do your research before adding.
Glass or plastic jar or canister to put the butter in.

Instructions:
1. Melt shea butter and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler.
2. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes.
3. Stir in almond oil and essential oils of your choosing.
4. Place oil mixture in freezer or outside to chill for 20 minutes.
5. Whip until the mixture has a buttery looking consistency.
6. Put in canister or jar.

Tips:
You can use what ever oils you prefer if you have allergies or preferences, just make sure you keep the ratio recipe ratio is 75% solid to 25% liquid.
The chilling step is the most important. If you don’t let the mixture cool properly, your butter won’t whip correctly or stay whipped. About 20 minutes in the freezer for this recipe works best. Make sure you scrape down the sides before mixing.

CocoTherapy For Your Pet

Coco Therapy

Coco Therapy

I take coconut oil for myself and I know the benefits coconut oilhas on humans but apparently Coco Therapy is just as healthy for your cat or dog. Coco Therapy has pretty much the same benefits as it does for us. There is nothing more important than making sure your pet is well cared for and healthy. Coco Therapy used as a regiment can really be beneficial to the overall health of the pet you love so much. I would start off in small doses to make sure you pet doesn’t have any allergies to coconut oil.
You can bake coconut oil into treats, add it to their food or even let them lick it right off of your hand.

Features:
Coco Therapy Coconut Oil is by far the best and richest natural source of lauric acid (the other source- human breast milk). Lauric acid fights and destroys viruses and various pathogenic bacteria.
Coco TherapyCoconut Oil besides being a great source of dietary fiber, provide animo acids and antioxidants; are rich in medium chain fatty acids (lauric, capric, and caprylic acids), and provide many other health benefits. Coconut chips will also gently elevate the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, speeds healing, and can help overweight pets lose weight and sedentary pets feel more energetic. Even more it can enhance the skin and coat, improve digestion, and reduce allergic reactions.
These treats are the perfect alternative to yucky, over processed pet treats that are made with artificial ingredients.
Recommended Dosage: 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight or 1 tablespoon per 30 pounds of body weight. Start slowly and then build up.
A great way to feed: place the coconut oil in your palm and let the warmth of your hard melt the oil, then let your dog or cat lick it from your hand. This is a great way to bond.

Benefits:
•Clears up skin conditions such as eczema flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin.
•Makes coats sleek and glossy.
•Deodorizes doggy odor
•Reduces bad breath
•Regulate and balance insulin and thyroid levels
•Help with arthritis or ligament problems
•Speeds health of cuts, wounds, hot spots, and insenct bites and stings when applied topically.
Coco Therapy Coconut Products are 100% pure and natural:
•Non-GMO (genetically modified organism)
•Cold pressed
•Hexane-free
•Unrefined
•Non-bleached
•No trans fat
•No hydrogenated fat

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