Health/Natural beauty Recipes / Wise Woman Wednesday

For Adults Only: One Ingredient Wonder

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by Angela

 

**As a woman of faith, I used to get quite embarrassed talking about sensuality and intimacy, let alone conversations about S-E-X. Moving into a faith that embraces mystery, including the mystery of our bodies, has given me courage to learn about my own body and how it works – and has given me the courage to speak with other women about caring for our bodies in addition to our spirits. I believe part of a holistic, healthy life is love making. It’s right up there with diet, exercise, and laughter.**


As someone trying to move to an “all natural” lifestyle, there are a few products where I’ve gotten stumped. Dishwashing liquid that actually works, toilet bowl cleaner, moisturizer for cracking heels. Chief of these, personal moisturizer. (AKA Lubricant, but I really, really hate that word.) After searching for a few days for a “natural” “organic” solution, I found a  (slightly crazy) woman who made it a goal to make love with her husband every day for an entire month. Her choice? Coconut oil.


What the? I mean, I use coconut oil all the time – to cook, to moisturize skin and hair, to make soap and various bath and body concoctions. But for THAT? Uhh…. not so sure about that. And besides, it’s a solid, so how does THAT work?


Well, one day I felt a little adventurous and gave coconut oil a shot. It’s been my go-to ever since.


Just scoop some out, hold it in your hot little hands for a few seconds to melt, and apply liberally.


Who knew coconut oil had so many uses?


Click here to buy some organic coconut oil from Amazon. In bulk. (You know you want to.)

 

 

 

Angela is partner to Matt, foster mom to O and J, Truth-chaser, and education addict. She loves to play with words, workflow rules, herbs, and dirt. Angela lives in rural Illinois, where her family is part of an intentional Christian community. When she gets up the gumption, Angela blogs over at Leaping Greenly andhatch*.
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