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16 FANTASTIC USES OF COCONUT OIL

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Coconut oil has been deemed a miracle food by many. It can keep your body running smoothly in many ways. From reducing cholesterol levels, to boosting energy, to promoting better dental care and bone health, coconut oil’s health benefits are manifold. While consuming it will do a world of good for you, this superfood shines in practical uses outside the kitchen too. In fact, it is unbelievably versatile.

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Try these 16 handy household and beauty uses for coconut oil.

1. It heals cuts
Coconut oil is a great antiseptic, and can be used in place of traditional over-the-counter pharmacy treatments to help a cut heal faster. Simply dab a bit over the area and cover with a bandage.

2. Use it for brighter, whiter teeth
Coconut oil has been found to stop tooth decay, and can also be used for a brighter smile. Simply swish the oil in your mouth for 15 minutes, four to five times per week. Spit the oil into a trash can (it can solidify) and rinse with water.

3. Use it to polish furniture
Coconut oil can be used to make wood furniture shine. Combine 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, 4 tablespoons distilled white vinegar and 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Store in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray on wood and wipe with a clean cloth.

4. Use it to eliminate odors
Coconut oil can be transformed into an easy, homemade deodorant. Take 1/4 cup cornstarch, add 6 tablespoons coconut oil and mix well with a fork. Store in a small glass jar.

5. Use it to repel insects
Coconut oil is a natural insect repellent. Mix 8 ounces of coconut oil with 40 to 50 drops peppermint essential oil and apply on your skin.

6. Use it to soothe your dog’s paws
Walking can do a number on your dog’s feet. If they appear cracked and raw, rub some coconut oil on their paws. Besides moisturizing the area, coconut oil’s antiseptic properties will promote faster healing.

7. Use it to soothe sunburn
Coconut oil can also be used to soothe a sunburn. Put the oil in the fridge allowing it to cool, then rub over your skin.

8. Use it to relieve constipation
One of coconut oil’s main benefits is its laxative effects. Get things moving again by ingesting 1 tablespoon in the morning on an empty stomach. If you don’t see a difference in a couple of days, up your dose to 2 tablespoons.

9. Use it to make stainless steel shine
Remove splotchy stains from your stainless steel with coconut oil. First clean the surface then apply a small amount of coconut oil on the surface, rubbing it on, then buff it out using a cloth for a glossy finish. Take care when using on a stove top, the heat can cause the oil to discolor.

10. Use it to restore a wooden cutting board
Coconut oil is a key ingredient in restoring an old cutting board. To do so, coat the board with a very thin layer of coconut oil every once in a while to keep it resistant to water and bacteria.

11. Use it to season cast iron
To make your cast iron skillet last, as opposed to seasoning it with lard or duck fat, use coconut oil for a healthier alternative. Coconut oil can also stand high temperatures and won’t cause food to stick.

12. Use it for healthier hair
Coconut oil can be used as a rich hair treatment. Simply combine 2 tablespoons melted coconut with 2 tablespoons raw honey and 1 large egg yolk. Whisk the ingredients together and apply to dry hair, covering it completely. Let it sit for as long as possible then rinse with warm water.

13. Use it to remove stains
For a natural stain remover combine one part coconut oil with one part baking soda. Apply to upholstery and carpets and let sit for a few minutes before wiping away.

14. Use it to cleanse your face  
Use coconut oil to wash your face. It can help draw out dirt, oil and toxins. To reap the benefits, mix 2 teaspoons coconut oil with 1 teaspoon castor oil, massage into the skin and apply a warm, wet facecloth over your face until it cools. Wipe the salve off. Use more coconut oil for dry skin and less for oily skin.

15. Use it to soothe insect bites
Coconut oil’s anti-inflammatory effects can be used to soothe insect bites. Prior to using, allow the oil to cool in the fridge. Once it has hardened up, rub into the affected area.

16. Use it to condition your dog’s coat
Coconut oil’s deep conditioning effects can be used to give your dog a bath, making his coat shiny and soft. The oil will also help moisturize his skin and remove his strong dog scent.

READ: HOW TO KNOW WHEN COCONUT OIL GOES BAD

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9 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE USING ESSENTIAL OILS

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Essential oils are basically oils containing the concentrated form or the essence of a plant from which it is obtained. They are usually extracted through distillation or mechanical pressing. As a result of it’s many beneficial properties, they have become widely used and with up to 600 types of them available for sale.

A common misconception is that natural products are safe, a lot of people feel safe using organic products forgetting that they are chemicals too, and should take precautions while using them.
For the most part, essential oils are considered safe when used rightly. In using them, however, one must take certain precautions in order to avoid certain side effects such as:
• A rash
• Headaches
• Allergic reactions and more.
Undoubtedly, one of the ways we like to use essential oils is to incorporate them into our skincare routine.

Skincare benefits of essential oils include:

• Boosting collagen production
• Alleviating oily skin issues
• Anti-inflammatory properties
• Antibiotic properties

However, before using essential oils for skincare, there are things you should bear in mind.

1. DILUTE WITH A CARRIER OIL.

The first safety top to consider before using essential oils is never to rub them on your skin directly.
Always dilute your oils before use to prevent issues such as an adverse reaction to it. These oils are highly concentrated and volatile and this is where carrier oils come into play. They aid the absorption of essential oils into your skin, help spread your essential oils over a large area of your body while also preventing quick evaporation.

In fact, with carrier oils, you will be getting the most out of your essential oils. If you’re not sure about how the right way to dilute your essential oils before use, follow this tip:

1 teaspoon of carrier oil for one drop of essential oil gives 1% dilution.

2. INCREASE YOUR RISK OF GETTING SUNBURNED

Essential oils such as lemon oils, grapefruit oils, orange oils, mandarin oils, rue oils, bergamot oil, and fig leaf oil increases your chances of getting sun burned because they increase your skin’s sensitivity to ultraviolet (UV) light .
Asides from getting sunburned, you can also get blisters and redness of skin along with other effects that might not be visible until after a few days.

3. PREGNANCY

Caution must be observed before using essential oils in pregnancy. Due to the fact that your body absorbs essential oils and they may cross your placenta to your fetus, serious harm can be done to your developing baby.

In order to avoid uterine contractions or other adverse effects, experts recommend not using essential oils in your first trimester as your baby is still in it’s early stage of development. Some essential oils are, however, safe to use in the 2nd and 3rd trimester and these include: lavender, chamomile and ylang ylang essential oils. Other oils like rosemary, cinnamon and clove should be used in caution.
We recommend that before you use essential oils in pregnancy, consult your healthcare provider.

4. INGESTION

Many unanswered questions revolve around whether essential oils are safe to ingest. Like has already been established, these oils are very concentrated and can cause you to overdose without realizing which can in turn cause systemic toxicity.
One fact that experts agree upon is that essential oils can cause irritation to the mucous membrane tissues. Taking them orally can burn your mouth, down to your gut lining and even beyond your digestive tract.

Ingestion can also cause other adverse effects like stomach pain, nausea, numbness and neurological discomfort. Before Ingesting any essential oil, make sure it’s under the supervision of a trained expert.

5. CHILDREN

It has been established that natural does not mean safe and as such, using essential oils for skincare issues in children without proper precautions is not safe either. Children have thinner skin than adults and do not have a fully developed immune system.

Before using any essential oil for children, make sure that it is properly diluted even though some experts warn against using them at all.
Avoid using these essential oils on kids: pepper mint, rosemary and winter green oils.

6. HIGHLY FLAMMABLE

Extreme caution should be taken when disposing of essential oils or spilling them. Their bottles cannot be recycled unless the oil is washed off.

All essential oils are considered flammable but some are even more so. These include: teatree oil, lavender oil and citrus oil.
When disposing of an essential oil bottle, it is advisable you trash them or you use it with a passive diffuser.

7. DO A PATCH TEST

To make sure you don’t get an allergic reaction from using essential oil, a patch test is recommended before use.
To do this, dilute a drop of your oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil and rub on the inside of your arm. Wait for at least 24 hours to see if you’ll get an allergy.

8. AVIOD SENSITIVE AREAS

When using essential oils for skincare purposes, make sure to stay away from sensitive areas such as the eyes and ears as they can be greatly irritated.

9. PURITY

One major factor to consider before buying essential oils is their purity. You want to make sure what you’re buying is of good quality and worth your money.
To test the purity of an essential oil, put a drop of oil on a piece of what paper and watch out for a stain. Pure essential oils will not leave a stain as that only means dilution with a carrier oil. Pure essential oils should evaporate.
To maintain the purity of your oil, store in tightly closed and dark coloured containers in a cool place.

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6 PARTS OF YOUR BODY YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW THEIR NAMES

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The human body consists of several parts. During our infancy and kindergarten days, most, if not all us were taught “parts of the body“.

In this article we have compiled six “parts of the body that most of us were probably not taught at kindergarten.

1. Philtrum

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The philtrum is the midline groove in the upper lip that runs from the top of the lip to the nose. The way the philtrum appears is determined genetically. In some syndromes this grove is shortened.

2. Rasceta

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Rasceta is the wrinkling and creases on the inner surface of the wrist.

Apparently, the word rasceta (also rascette or rascetta) refers to the wrinkles running across the wrist at the base of the palm.

3. Glabella

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The glabella is the skin in the middle of the eyebrows and superior to the nose. It also stands for the underlying bone which is somewhat indented, and connects the two superciliary ridges. It is just superior towards the nasion and is a cephalometric marker (For study of the dental and skeletal relationships of a human skull). The pineal gland is located about 7 cm posterior towards the glabella.

Glabella creates a rounded protrusion in adult males and is generally flat in children as well as adult females.

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The prominence of forehead, on either side, the frontal eminence is evident above the eyebrow.

The frontal prominence is typically more pronounced in children and adult females.

4. Lanula

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The lunula, also called little moon takes an area of about one fifth of the fingernail and has the clear edge. The lunula usually tells the disease of a person in the form of color change or disappearing crescent. After the person regains the health from regulation, the little moon will gradually appear again.

5. Columella

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The columella is the most anteroinferior portion of the nasal septum and forms the central fleshy portion between the two nostrils when looking at someone’s nose. It is a single midline structure composed of cartilage and overlying skin, extending posteriorly from the tip of the nose. The lateral aspects form the medial wall of each nostril.

6. Purlicue

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This isn’t quite a body part, it’s more a gap in body parts. It’s the space between your thumb and extended forefinger – it’s the L that indicates your left hand.

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INFORMATIONS ON THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DENTURES (ARTIFICIAL TEETH & GUMS)

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INFORMATIONS ON THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DENTURES (ARTIFICIAL TEETH & GUMS)

What are dentures?
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are formed to your mouth and created by your dentists to replace lost or removed natural teeth. Dentures can either be full or partial, meaning they can either replace all teeth on either the top or bottom gum line, or just a few that are missing. Regardless of what kind of dentures you may need, they will be custom designed to fit your mouth, and visually matched to your existing teeth.

What are they made out of?

In the past, the artificial teeth that make up dentures were made out of porcelain or plastic, but more modern dentures are generally made out of a hard resin. The materials used to make denture teeth are known to be more fragile than natural teeth and can easily chip or crack if dropped or otherwise uncared for. This material also wears down much quicker than natural teeth and thus must be replaced with a new set of dentures every five years or so.

INFORMATIONS ON THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DENTURES (ARTIFICIAL TEETH & GUMS)

The supporting structure of dentures that holds the artificial teeth in place and resembles the natural gum line is often made out of a similar resin used for the teeth, or a more flexible polymer material that fits snugly on the natural gum line.

Why wear dentures?

Dentures not only improve the appearance of a smile that has multiple missing teeth, but they also keep the structure of the mouth sound by supporting the structures around the cheeks and lips.

Dentures also make it possible to eat foods that require chewing, making it possible to keep your diet the same and ensure that you are properly nourished. Lastly, dentures are a viable solution to replace teeth that are causing serious pain and oral health issues, such as those with rotted roots or severe damage. Having dentures fitted means that troublesome teeth are eliminated and replaced with a strong and beautiful alternative.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures are often used instead of other tooth replacement methods when the surrounding natural teeth are not strong enough to support structures such as dental bridges, or when more than one or two teeth are missing.

The partial dentures are fitted to the part of the gum line that they will sit on, and fasten to nearby natural teeth to keep from falling out of place. They are not permanently fastened, however, and can be easily taken out at any time for cleaning and while sleeping.

Full dentures

Full dentures, otherwise known as complete dentures, are dentures that replace all of your natural teeth. You can have them fitted for your top or bottom gum line, and are held in place by suction and/or the help of an oral adhesive. Just like partial dentures, they are easily removable.

How to clean dentures

Regardless of what kind of dentures you may have, all dentures need to be cleaned daily, just like regular teeth. Even though dentures are made up of artificial teeth, bacteria, plaque, and tartar still build up on them and can harm existing teeth and gums.

To clean your dentures, take them out of your mouth and run clean water over them to dislodge any food particles that may be stuck between teeth, along the gum line, or underneath the structure. Then brush the dentures all over with a denture brush or very soft toothbrush using a mild soap or denture cleaner. Be sure not to use any other cleaners, regular toothpaste, or electric toothbrushes as these are all too abrasive and can damage and wear away the denture materials. After cleaning, make sure to rinse them well.

While your dentures are out of your mouth, be sure to clean your gums and any natural teeth with a very soft and wet toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste if needed. If your toothbrush is too harsh, wrap your finger in a wet, soft washcloth and gently rub your gums, making sure to cover all surfaces.

Preserving your dentures
Always remove your dentures before sleeping to avoid damaging them, dislodging them, and to give your gums some time to relax. Submerge your dentures fully in warm, but not hot, water to keep them from drying out and becoming misshapen. Only use denture soaking solution if your dentures do not have metal components as the solution can tarnish the metal.

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