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June, 2014

A Cure For Swimmers Ear

Swimmers ear also known as Otitis externa is a condition that causes inflammation (redness and swelling) of the external ear canal (the tube between the outer ear and eardrum). Repeated exposure to water can make the ear canal vulnerable to inflammation.

Swimmer’s ear is when bacteria or fungus grows in the ear canal. This happens when water, sand, or other small debris irritates the delicate skin in the ear canal. Other things that can irritate the ear canal include hearing aids, lots of ear cleaning, and eczema of the ear canal.

Mix garlic oil and coconut oil and put a few drops in the affected ear for about 10 minutes. Do this 2-3 times a day. Swimmers ear should be gone within one or two days.

Soothing “homemade” Coconut Oil Lip Balm

If not chapped winter lips, it is dry and crackly summer lips. We all at some point in time would have had this experience. It is both painful and uncomfortable.

Coconut oil is a natural, homemade lip balm recipe. Try it and say goodbye forever to “chapped, dry, cracked” lips.

On extremely low heat, melt 2 Tbsp coconut oil in a small stainless steel bowl or pot. After the oil is liquid, add 1 Tbsp of dried scented flowers of your choice and stir well. Allow to steep (again, on extremely low heat) for 1 hour. Strain oil into a bowl through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth. Wipe out your first heating pot/bowl, pour oil back in, and return to heat. Add 1 Tbsp dried cocoa butter and stir until melted. Remove from heat and add vitamin E oil. Transfer to a small container and let stand for 3 hours (or until fully set).

Coconut Oil Remedy For Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways within the lungs that affects over 17 million people in the United States.

An asthma attack occurs when these airways narrow and the muscles around them tightly contract. The membranes lining the inner walls of the airways become swollen and inflamed, and the glands within these walls produce excess mucus.

An asthma attack can be brief, or it can last for several days.

Asthma sufferers whom incorporated coconut oil in their diets have seen a reduction in their asthma symptoms.

Gum Disease/Gingivitis? Try Coconut Oil

Not only does Coconut Oil taste delicious but it is also perfect for cooking, gum disease/gingivitis. It does not form harmful by-products such as trans fats, when heated to normal, medium or even high cooking temperatures.

Many affected by gum disease or gingivitis can use coconut oil as a toothpaste. The coconut oil kills bacteria that cause gum disease and cavities. It also prevents periodontal disease and tooth decay.