Ear mites in cats are quite common for cats that spend time outside. Since most of our kitties adopted us after living outside or in a barn, they still want outside time. They are also working cats, patrolling the garden and orchards for rodents. There are commercial earmite control products available, or you can get your vet to clean kitty's ears. Because cats put everything they groom/lick into their mouths, I wanted to use a non-toxic ear mite control instead of a pesticide. I cleared this technique with our vet. She said that coconut oil or olive oil are both safe to use. [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.) [Read more…]
This coconut oil fudge recipe 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.
Canker sores can be a real pain, and are sometimes tough to heal. 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.