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Organic coconut oil can be used not only for cooking, but also for skin and hair care. Use warm organic coconut oil on elbows, feet, and other especially dry areas. Add a bit of coconut oil to the bath. It’s even safe to be used on babies as a diaper rash cream! Learn more about organic coconut oil.
Health and Community info
Want to eat more organic food? A food forest is a great way to do that.
Permaculture design identifies seven layers in a food forest, from the tallest trees in the canopy continuing down below the soil layer.
There are many varieties of plants that are routinely available in Illinois garden centers, including a few examples below.
Surviving in temperatures above -27°F, the pawpaw is in the Custard-apple family. It’s scientific name is Asimina triloba, and it has a Low drought tolerance.
The pawpaw has a Mid Spring bloom period. Propogated by Bare root, Container, Seed, the fruit/seed period of the pawpaw lasts from Spring to Summer.
The pawpaw requires between 36 and 80 inches of rain per annum. It is Native to IL.
While a plant may be listed as fruit-bearing in Illinois, you might not have the best growing conditions in your specific area.
Talking to your local garden supplier is a great way to learn more about the plants, shrubs and ground species that will be the perfect fit for your new food forest.
Are you growing an awesome food forest? Submit a picture and we may feature you on this site.
How To Cook With Coconut Oil – The Coconut Mama
. . . Resources FREE Essential Oils E-Course Real Food Meal Plans Search How To Cook With Coconut Oil April 2, 2014 by The Coconut Mama 22 comments Are you new to cooking with coconut oil? Here are some tips that will help you learn how to cook with . . .
Best Natural Remedy For Eczema! Coconut Oil Eczema Relief?
. . . Every time I would start to itch again I would apply more. (Which was often!) Using coconut oil turned out to be one of the best things I did for my skin! The open sore on my wrist healed. The itch on the bottoms of my feet went away. The knots on. . .
Coconut Oil and Health
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How To Boost Your Energy Naturally Using Coconut Oil!
. . . particles of fat are released along the way and stored as body fat! The MCFA’s in coconut oil are sent directly to our liver and quickly converted into energy (not body fat). . . speeding up our metabolism. How to Speed Up Metabolism (. . .
How Much Coconut Oil Should You Eat A Day? – The Coconut Mama
. . . Resources FREE Essential Oils E-Course Real Food Meal Plans Search How Much Coconut Oil Should You Eat A Day? January 8, 2014 by The Coconut Mama 83 comments How much coconut oil should you eat a day? This is a question I’m asked often. To . . .
Coconut Oil vs. Butter—thoughts? Chef Amber Shea
. . . are weird and cyclical. Palm oil used to be pure evil, but it gets rebranded as coconut oil and it is in everything. While probably better for you than shortening, I like butter. I [don’t] mean to disparage palm oil users. It actually makes a l. . .
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
. . . See if that helps! Reply Kristin says December 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm I love to use coconut oil topically, in homemade deodorant and lotions. I also cook with it all the time. It is great for everything! Reply Jesse M says December 11, 2012 at 5:35. . .
Coconut Oil Fudge Easy, Delicious, No Cooking Required!
. . . it into a glass loaf pan, or use the 8×8 pan but just have thinner pieces. I buy my coconut oil in bulk from Nutiva . I think they have the best fresh coconut flavor, and shipping is free on the gallon containers. Whatever you do, don’t use re. . .
Coconut Oil for Hair Conditioning! Your #1 Best Hair Oil!
. . . Pre-Wash For a pre-wash conditioning treatment . . . massage a generous amount of coconut oil onto your scalp and throughout your hair before you shampoo. You can apply it before you get in the shower if you want to leave it on your hair longer. . .
Avocado Coconut Oil Tartine Recipe 101 Cookbooks
. . . Kitchen July 16, 2013 I am kicking myself now for never thinking of spreading coconut oil on toast. What a great idea. Avocado toast is phenomenal but it's hard to come up with new variations. I love the addition of nuts, so creative! Averie. . .
The Coconut Oil, Bacon Grease And Sugar Cookie Diet
. . . which didn’t go well. (Check out My Thyroid Journey .) Instead, I turned to coconut oil for weight loss, along with other full fat foods, while still indulging in some treats, like sugar cookies. Low Fat Eating Plus Lots of Exercise Didn’t W . . .