Canker sores can be a real pain, and are sometimes tough to heal. Thankfully I haven’t had one in years, although I used to get them more regularly when I was younger, and my husband had a terrible time with canker sores when he wore braces as a teenagers. In this post we’ll give a quick overview of the different types of canker sores, what causes canker sores, the difference between canker sores and cold sores, and some inexpensive home remedies for canker sores. Hopefully if you’ve come here for canker sore pain relief and prevention, we’ve got on option that will get you back on track ASAP.
Since I keep getting asked for this recipe on Facebook, I thought I ought to do a post about it. I’m pretty sure I got this coconut oil fudge recipe off the Tropical Traditions website – they have a TON of great coconut recipes there. It has no refined sugar (it’s sweetened with honey or maple syrup) and is loaded with healthy coconut oil. (Yes, coconut oil is good for you!) You can mix it up in just a few minutes – without turning on the stove – and it’s a great not-too-sweet treat to keep on hand in the fridge.
Imagine my surprise when I found a message from Dr. Mercola’s website team in my inbox. At first I thought it was a mistake, but they were indeed looking for Common Sense Homesteading. It turns out they wanted me to do a Fresh Shores Coconut Oil review. (Unfortunately, I couldn’t get them to offer a giveaway. Maybe if enough CSH readers contact them and ask for one they will reconsider.) Given that I have found quite a range of flavors in the different coconut oil brands I’ve tried, I was curious to taste and use Fresh Shores Coconut Oil as well.
How is Fresh Shores Coconut Oil Processed? [Read more…]
I used to enjoy mounds and almond joy bars years ago, but either they’re making them sweeter and more bland, or my taste buds have changed (or both). Enter this easy recipe set for homemade mounds bars and almond joy bars. You get the rich, full taste of coconut and chocolate, without the cloying sweetness of commercial candy. Make them with coconut and vanilla extracts for homemade mounds bars, or almond and vanilla extracts (and almonds! ) for homemade almond joy bars. There’s plenty of healthy coconut oil, and they’re sweetened only with honey. [Read more…]
These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are made with almonds, coconut oil, honey, chocolate chips, vanilla and a dash of salt, and can be coated with chocolate or served plain. (The first batch disappeared before I got a chance to dip them.) Once you try these tasty little cookie bites, you’ll be hooked. Even my somewhat finicky husband loves them. They’re a great way to get more coconut oil into your diet. (The Tropical Traditions website has a great recipe page with dozens of recipes using coconut products.)