The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that
without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.
Pearl S. Buck
I swear I feel the same way sometimes
Once you have tasted flight you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return.
—Leonardo Da Vinci (via katefitzpatrick)
So I just so happen to be sitting here with my hair tied up, soaking in some organic coconut oil that I picked up from Whole Foods for about $7!
If you can’t tell I’ve been kindling a health kick (the tea obsession, the organic food shopping), and I’ve been reading all about organic coconut oil. I did some beauty treatments with it back in high school but then randomly stopped, and I’m thinking it’s time to pay homage to my old flame.
I’m a big believer in Edgar Cayce’s theory that everything we need to sustain ourselves and to keep ourselves healthy and in top condition can be found naturally and organically in nature. The earth provides us with everything we need to keep ourselves healthy. Organic coconut oils is one of those organic wonders, and I love everything about it so far.
After doing a little research I realized that this goes way beyond beauty, and crosses the boundary into health uses too - you can literally do anything with it:
- It gives you an energy boost if you eat a spoonful
- eat a spoonful with vitamins to help absorption
- great to add to body lotions or use as body wash or shave gel in the shower
- acts as a natural deodorant if you dab a little under your arms
- it can condition your wooden cutting boards in the kitchen
- moisturizes your lips
- can be used as a substitute for cooking oil or vegetable oil while cooking
- put some in bath water for a moisture soak
- can be used to remove makeup
- soothes skin irritation, bug bits or stings, athlete’s foot or other fungal infections
- can be used on cuts and burns (use a thin layer only) to facilitate healing
- improves thyroid function if you eat 5 spoonfuls a day, as well as overall immune health
- prevents wrinkles and sagging if you put a little under your eyes
- can be used as massage oil
- helps reduce migraines
- coat your cooking and baking dishes instead of cooking spray
- it acts as a natural sunscreen
- for hair: leave in for several hours for a natural conditioner, use as a shampoo, mix with honey for a moisturizing hair mask
- for mamas: helps milk flow, helps reduce visibility of stretch marks, and can help heal diaper rash, and you can use it down below to to relieve discomfort or dryness while healing
You must use raw, (extra) virgin and UNrefined. Other than that everything said is so true. I love coconut oil and use it daily!
Poets are people who can still see the world through the eyes of children.