My Favorite Oils are Not Essential - My Thursday Favorites #24 Contest Entry

in #esteem11 months ago (edited)

kjwdem.jpg

I use some oils for eating, skin and hair, but none for aroma hanging around my home. I don’t like smells too much and have never gotten into the idea of having oils around wafting into the air.

What I do like are oils that are not heavily processed, and use those as part of my healthy diet and lifestyle. This first on the list is coconut oil, which I try never to be without.

I use coconut oil for cooking, and also just pour it over cooked food I get off the streets. I love the flavor and need the calories, and so this is my go-to oil.

When I was in the states, I was a heavy user of hemp oil. This cannot be cooked or heated, but I added it to food at the table. I also made an infusion with oregano, and used this on any food I felt would be improved by the taste.

Both of those oils are good for my skin. I use coconut oil now, but cannot find hemp oil in SE Asia. This was a really good massage oil that would give me a very good sleep if I used it at night.

I slather my hair with coconut oil about twice a month. In the first days after using it, I have slicked back hair, and then it fades out over a couple of weeks and just makes it easier to take care of my long straight locks.

Other oils I use are nut oils and avocado oil when I can find them at a good price. Those are only for eating.

These may not be essential oils in the standard way people think of them. But I find them essential to my healthy lifestyle, and I am glad I found out about them during my weight loss days.

My post today is for the weekly Thursday Favorites Contest by @marblely for ccc. This week she wants to know about your favorite essential oils, so pick some, and you are in!

This is an Invitation to join #ccc for Guaranteed 👍 Daily Income 💵 and Payout 💸 for Newbies (2.0) 🐟 🐜 🐛 in #ccc 👣 and Follow 👣 the Honor Code 🏅 - the Creed (Conditions and Limits Inside)
AND
the latest update <<< please click to read.

What I do on STEEM

@fitinfun

  • freewrite daily with @mariannewest
  • Minnow Tips
  • Photography
  • Travel

@fitinfunfood

  • Food and ccc contest posts
  • Tasteem restaurant reviews
  • @pifc contest entries

@bxlphabet

  • dApp, tokens/tribes and gaming review posts
  • dpoll- STEEM and lifestyle questions
  • BitcoinMalaysia playing card posts; coming soon!

My most recent summary of Minnow Tips is here:

You CAN Succeed on STEEM

These tips will help you if you are new and struggling on STEEM. Tag me in any comment, and I will help you if you ask me to.

steemitmamas.png

fitinfun You can do it if I did! sharon before and after.jpg

Sort:  

🎁 Hi @fitinfunfood! You have received 0.1 STEEM tip from @dswigle!

@dswigle wrote lately about: Sailing Into The Week Feel free to follow @dswigle if you like it :)

Sending tips with @tipU - how to guide.

Hemp is legal only in the USA I think. Haha sadly. We would have loved to use it to help sleep and calm down the nerves and muscles too!

Posted using Partiko iOS

The rest of the world needs to catch up, @vincy! I was really surprised how well this worked. It really is calming and gave such good rest.

I use coconut oil as well - for cooking and for my skin :) But I do love the smelly essential oils as well. I actually use them not so much for just smelling good but also for their healing properties (only high-quality oils not mixed with chemicals)

I know I should get into them, but I'm sensitive to perfume and just never developed the habit.

perfumes are usually full of chemicals - and sometimes, essential oils are too. There are a few reputable companies, but I don't know what you can get your hands on there...

I used coconut oil for eating and on my. I also use almond oil on my hair and skin. I do love the essential oils too!

Thanks for always giving great ideas and hints, Sharon! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

!tip

You too, Denise, @dswigle. I think I am behind the times on the essential oils. And thank you so much for the tip :)

I drink 1 small mouth full of coconut oil 2 or 3 times a week. I add 10 drops each of tea tree oil, thieves oil, clove and peppermint oil to my non fluoride toothpaste.

Yes, it's a bit spicy when I loose count.

And I have some blended essential oils (tranquility) that I put a few drops on my pillow at night.... it helps me to not kill too many people at work. 😂

Cheers

Posted using Partiko Android

Thanks for using eSteem!
Your post has been voted as a part of eSteem encouragement program. Keep up the good work! Install Android, iOS Mobile app or Windows, Mac, Linux Surfer app, if you haven't already!
Learn more: https://esteem.app
Join our discord: https://discord.gg/8eHupPq

I add coconut oil to my oats breakfast and it is delicious. I love the taste of coconut oil too. I haven’t use them directly on my skin but I am using a natural scrub made of sugar and coconut oil. That is nice :)

Posted using Partiko iOS