Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Clever Cures At Home With Healing Oils

(for Wintertime)

By Cal Orey

Did you know olive oil isn’t the only healing oil 
that provides healing perks? There are so many different cooking oils with amazing do-it-yourself home cures...

Nov. 2015--63 years young-no makeup 

Available this month! 
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After I wrote the first edition of The Healing Powers of Olive Oil, I used extra virgin olive oil for home cures, including an earache, cracked skin, to a spider bite and wasp sting—all culprits that have paid me a visit while I enjoy the mountain lifestyle. These days, my kitchen pantry is stocked with other oils, too, including coconut oil and macadamia nut oil—that can and does the job.
So, take a look at some of these healing oils including almond oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, hemp seed oil, macadamia nut oil, red palm oil, sesame oil and canola oil that can be used in cooking but also as home cures. Do consult with your health care practitioner before using any new healing oil for an ailment. (And don’t forget, olive oil can also be used for most if not all of these home remedies, too.) 
1. AGE SPOTS (Preventing brown blotches with coconut oil) Brown freckle-like circles on your face, hands, arms and legs seem to appear on both men and women when Old Man Time pays a visit. Some people may be more prone to getting these spots due to sun exposure or genes. The way I see it, we can go with the flow and embrace our spots like wrinkles and gray hair—or fight it with cosmestic surgery or naturally.
What Oil Remedy to Use:  Rub a bit of coconut oil onto age spots, whether they are on your face or hands. Do this three times per day.
Why You’ll Like It:  No promises all of your age spots will be gone forever and the skin will look like it did in your twenties, however, the odds are good that your spots may appear lighter, skin smoother and that in itself may make the spots seem less noticeable. Proponents of coconut oil believe the anti-age spot potential is due to the antioxidants perks.  Evidently, these good guys may win the battle of oxidation (think of an apple cut and let out in the air and how it browns due to exposure to light).
2. ATHLETE’S FOOT (Zapping inflamed feet by using the right oil and vinegar) Age spots like aging has its woes, but athlete’s foot can occur at any age, is pesky. too. This ailment is often picked up in gym locker rooms if you go barefoot, since you are exposed to the environment where the bugs are found. This, in turn, can result in red, feet, especially in between the toes.
What Oil Remedy to Use: Mix 1 tablespoon coconut oil with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Use this mixture twice a day.
Why You’ll Like It: There’s many reasons why you may find this treatment to your liking. It’s natural, it’s inexpensive, and it doesn’t smell as some over-the-counter remedies. This home cure contains lauric acid, an ingredient that makes it an antiviral and antibacterial worker, much like vinegar. You have the anti-fungal properties in vinegar paired with the anti-inflammatory effects of the coconut oil. So, if you let the oil and vinegar team do its job, you may just beat a bout of athlete’s foot.
3. BACK PAIN (Curbing aches with oils) Itchy feet are annoying but an aching back is miserable and doesn’t discriminate with gender or age. Personally, I endured a bout of sciatica in my middle years to a sore back from shoveling snow.  Often, the back can hurt when we overdo work or play. Worse, muscles can tense up and the pain worsens and is a challenge to put it out of mind. A heating pad and hot tub or massage can help to loosen tight muscles—that’s where healing oils come into play.
What Oil Remedy to Use: Try using a generous amount of warm oil, including almond or sesame oil massage base with other healing oils, such as coconut or olive oil. You can do your upper back and lower back without a partner or professional masseuse. Try twice a day. Shower after.

Why You’ll Like It: A good massage with a healing oil will relax your mind and body. The 

aroma of almond oil is soothing and can help you to chill, making aches lessen. It’s healthier 

than taking medication and it is inexpensive.

4. BLOAT (Beating water weight with the best oil) Back pain is a pain but feeling and looking bloated isn’t just a cosmetic woes Years ago, I wrote an article on fat-burning foods. Popcorn was one of the 14 edibles. It’s high in fiber, low-fat,  low-cal, no trans fat especially if you lose the fake butter and salt. It’s a super stress relieving food because of the crunch, and it can help you to get rid of extra water weight, too.
What Oil Remedy to Use: Drizzle 1 or 2 tablespoons of warmed up red palm oil on top of 2 cups of air popped popcorn.
Why You’ll Like It:  Pairing red palm oil with nutritious popcorn is going to give you a double punch of nutrients. This oil contains antioxidant vitamins A and E. Plus, it has a buttery flavor that’ll titillate your taste buds and combined with fiber-rich popcorn will fill you up not out.  As a popcorn lover, I did give this healing oil recipe a go and discovered it was different, and gave it an exotic flair.
Size 4, XS, 117 lbs, 5'5"
Pairing butter/oils and less sugar
keys to curbing appetite!
5. BODY FAT (Fighting pudge by enjoying fatty oils) Did you know extra weight and body fat can trigger back pain? It can. And adding good fat to your diet can help you lose unwanted fat and lower your body mass index.  Move over olive oil, because avocado oil and macadamia oil can help you to burn fat. These oils boost your energy. Also, they trigger the release of a hormone that signals your brain that you’re full and should stop eating.
What Oil Remedy to Use: Opt for avocado oil or macadamia oil in a salad full of fat-burning seasonal vegetables.
Why You’ll Like It: You’ll get a nice change as well as the monounsaturated fats that’ll give you the feeling of satisfaction after eating a meal.

Excerpt from The Healing Powers of Olive Oil, Revised and Updated (tradecover, E-book and mass market formats)


  1. Anonymous--the book is better! So much to share about healing oils, from stories, recipes, home cures, and health perks! Not to forget brands and companies who sell these wonders.