Coconut Oil Tablets for Mouthwash or Oil Pulling

These coconut oil tablets are simple to put together and make oil pulling easy—just pop one in your mouth, and swish around for 5–20+ minutes. When finished, spit out in the trash (not in a sink, as coconut oil can clog pipes).

Oil pulling is said to reduce plaque and may prevent cavities. Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and can help freshen your breath by killing the bacteria that causes halitosis (and cavities). Oil pulling gets its name because as you swish, you are pulling the oil through your teeth so it can reach even the hard-to-get spots that often develop cavities. Oil pulling expert Bruce Fife says that to maximize the benefits of oil pulling, it’s best to swish the coconut oil for 20 minutes. Even if you only use these as a mouthwash (and swish for only 5 minutes), you’ll still get a lot of benefits to your oral health from these little tablets.

Coconut Oil Tablets

  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients & Supplies:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Essential Oil(s) of choice (see recommendations below)
  • Candy mold or small ice cube tray

Instructions:

  1. Place 1–3 tsp. (4–12 g) of coconut oil in each section of your mold or ice cube tray.
  2. Add 1–2 drops of essential oil per 1 tsp. (4 g) of coconut oil to each section. Use a toothpick or spoon to stir the oils together. Note: If you have a favorite oil or oil combination, you can simplify the process by melting down 1/2 cup (96 g) coconut oil and adding 20–40 drops of essential oil. Then pour or scoop the oil into the molds.
  3. Place the coconut oil tablets in the refrigerator to solidify.
  4. To use, pull out a coconut oil tablet from the refrigerator, place in mouth, and swish around for 5–20+ minutes. When done, spit the oil into the trash. Note: If you don’t like the feeling of oil on your teeth when you are done, try rinsing your mouth with a little salt water.

Essential Oil Suggestions:

Any of the following oils (or a combination) can be used for everyday oil pulling: lemon, orange, grapefruit, peppermint, or spearmint.
Any of the following oils (or a combination) can be used for oil pulling when battling a sickness or infection: clove, cinnamon, tea tree, or Protective Blend.

Pink Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

This delicious cake was loved by all who tried it—including those who don’t normally like grapefruit! The cake is a perfect balance of tart and sweet with an incredibly moist texture. It is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party, essential oil class, bridal or baby shower, or wherever you choose to share it. Continue reading

Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Bites

If you need a grab-and-go breakfast, give these Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Bites a try! You’ll also give your breakfast a boost in flavor and health benefit by adding a drop of essential oil. For easier eating on the run, just insert a wooden craft stick into each bite before freezing.

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Sunshine & Rainbows Diffuser Blend

Looking for something to diffuse for St. Patrick’s Day? Try this blend in your diffuser! It is a great spring scent that may remind you of sunshine and rainbows!

Essential Oil Breath Spray

No one likes to have bad breath. Rather than keeping mints or gum in your pocket or purse, try using this simple breath spray instead. Not only is it made of all-natural ingredients, but you can customize the flavor or scent.

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Some essential oils to try:

  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Protective Blend
  • Respiratory Blend
  • A combination of lemon, orange, and grapefruit

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Essential Oil Breath Spray

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Ingredients & supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Place a few drops of emulsifier or a small pinch of Epsom salt in the spray bottle (this helps disperse the essential oils through the water).
  2. Add desired essential oil(s), and fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water. Screw lid on, and shake to combine.
  3. To use, shake the bottle, then spray a few times in your mouth as needed.

Note: Some great essential oils to use as breath fresheners are peppermint, spearmint, Protective Blend, Respiratory Blend, or a combination of lemon, orange, and grapefruit.

Diffuser Blends on a Budget

We know essential oils are often expensive, and diffusing them may use up more oil than you would like. So we have come up with a list of diffuser blends using 5 of the least expensive essential oils, as well as 4 of the most common essential oils that most people have on hand and that are still fairly inexpensive.

These oils include the following (from lowest to highest in price):

  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Lime
  • Eucalyptus
  • Rosemary
  • Grapefruit
  • Melaleuca
  • Peppermint
  • Lavender

Diffuser Blends

Say Good Morning!:
3 drops orange
3 drops peppermint
It’s a Great Day!:
2 drops lavender
2 drops lemon
2 drops rosemary
Be Energized:
2 drops rosemary
2 drops peppermint
2 drops lemon
Fresh Air:
2 drops melaleuca
2 drops lemon
2 drops lime
Breathe Easy:
3 drops eucalyptus
3 drops peppermint
Sparkling Clean:
2 drops lemon
2 drops lime
1 drop lavender
1 drop rosemary
Be Happy:
2 drops peppermint
2 drops orange
2 drops lime
Relaxation:
3 drops lavender
3 drops lemon
Lift Me Up:
4 drops lavender
2 drops rosemary
Relieve Your Sinuses:
3 drops peppermint
1 drop lavender
1 drop eucalyptus
1 drop orange
Citrus Bomb:
2 drops orange
1 drop lemon
1 drop lime
1 drop grapefruit
Summertime
2 drops grapefruit
2 drops lavender
1 drop lemon
1 drop peppermint

Moisturizing Citrus Hand and Body Wash

This moisturizing hand and body wash smells delightful and will leave you feeling refreshed each time you use it!

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Moisturizing Citrus Hand and Body Wash

  • Servings: Yield=3/4 cup of soap concentrate
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients & supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a glass bowl, and whisk gently to combine.
  2. Pour roughly 1/4 cup of soap solution in the 8 oz. foamer bottle; fill the rest of the bottle with water.
  3. To use, shake to combine as needed and pump a little out to wash your hands or body as you normally would.

Notes:

  1. Because foamer bottles need water added, this recipe will fill three 8 oz. foamer bottles. If you only have one bottle to fill, you can store the solution in a glass container until you need to refill your soap bottle.
  2. We liked the foaming action of the 8 oz. foamer bottle, but if you would rather use the soap solution undiluted, you can also use an 8 oz. plastic bottle with pump top, an 8 oz. glass bottle with a pump top, or two 4 oz. glass bottles with pump tops.

Citrus Spice Diffuser Blend

This combination of citrus and spice essential oils will make your house smell wonderful when diffused!
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Grapefruit


Grapefruit essential oil is cold-pressed from the rind of a grapefruit and has a fresh, citrusy scent. Many of the uses for grapefruit oil are similar to other citrus oils. However, grapefruit oil does not cause as much photosensitivity as other citrus oils do, so it can be used in their place when immediate exposure to the sun is unavoidable.

Grapefruit is primarily used for addictions (drugs), anorexia, suppressing appetite, bulimia, cellulite, dry throat, edema, gallbladder stones, hangovers, decongesting the lymphatic system, mental stress, miscarriage (after), obesity, overeating, performance stress, PMS, slimming/toning, and withdrawal.

Grapefruit oil may also help with cancer, depression, eating disorders, fatigue, jet lag, liver disorders, migraine headaches, premenstrual tension, stress, and sympathetic nervous system stimulation. It may also have a cleansing effect on the kidneys, the lymphatic system, and the vascular system.

Aromatically, grapefruit oil is balancing and uplifting to the mind and may help to relieve anxiety. It blends well with basil, bergamot, cypress, frankincense, geranium, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, and ylang ylang.

If you are looking for a great way to share grapefruit essential oil with your friends and associates, we suggest you check out our Grapefruit Sample Card. You can give this card away with a sample vial of grapefruit essential oil. The card also has space on the back so that you can include your personal contact information.

We want your feedback! Tell us how using grapefruit essential oil has changed your life in a meaningful way. If we use your testimonial on our new Grapefruit Premium Sample Cards, we will send you a packet of them for free once they are printed!

Source:

Modern Essentials, Sixth Edition, p. 96

Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie

  • Servings: 1
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This smoothie is so yummy and a great way to stay hydrated!

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole banana, peeled
  • 3 large strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 2 drops wild orange, grapefruit, or lemon essential oil
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter (for protein)
  • 3 ice cubes

Instructions:

Put all ingredients in the blender, and blend until smooth.

This recipe was submitted by Jayne Ross.