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Clean Cooking Fats

The first thing I want to say is STAY AWAY FROM HYDROGENATED COOKING OILS! Being only one molecule away from plastic, do you really want to be ingesting it? I sure don't!!!

So instead I cook and bake with organic butter or organic raw coconut oil. Coconut oil works really well with sweet things. Butter works great with's butter!

Coconut oil has many non food uses as well. My mom uses it in her super curly hair, and it looks great (not greasy at all). I have made homemade toothpaste, lotion bars, and first-aide ointment with it (recipes below).  I love the stuff. The best place to buy it is at Trader Joe's. They have the best price. Just make sure that where ever you buy it, it us unrefined or raw. In fact, any oil you use you want it cold-pressed or expeller expressed, unrefined. Just an FYI, olive oil should not be heated higher than low heat. Otherwise it changes the molecules making it toxic to eat.

Lotion Bar

1 part raw coconut oil
1 part beeswax
3 drops essential oil (optional)
1 part shea butter (optional)

Melt the beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter in a crockpot or double boiler. Add essential oil and poor into desired mold. Let cool and pop out. It works great on lips too.


1 cup raw coconut oil
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp organic corn starch
2 TBL stevia
4 drops orange essential oil

Mix all together and store in a glass jar. My 4 yr. old daughter loves to eat it!

First-Aid Ointment

1 part beeswax
1 part raw coconut oil
1/2 tsp tea tree essential oil
1/2 tsp lavender essential oil
1/2 tsp lemon essential oil

Melt the wax and coconut oil in a crock pot, add essential oils, and poor into small mason jars. Let cool. Use just like you would for neosporin.


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