I have been using GOOT for three years – I first tried it when I had pneumonia for a freaking month. I was so lucky to have a M+BL Facebook follower mention this remedy to me and it is now my go-to natural remedy. I checked out this recipe and modified it a bit in hopes of intensifying the healing results. She used 3 cloves, I used 11, that is just how I roll. 🙂 If you are using this on a new baby, reduce the clove amount and test on a small part of the foot to make sure there are no reactions.
If you have a regular old virus, cold, fever, or flu, this is the stuff you need! Even better, this is perfectly safe for babies, toddlers and kids!!
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup olive oil
10 or 11 garlic cloves, peeled
Throw everything into your food processor and blend that baby up.
It turns it into this very smooth, milky texture. When the oil is room temperature it is runny, but in the fridge it hardens.
Put a lid on your mason jar (here are some small mason jars perfect for this recipe) or container and it will last in your fridge for about a month.
When you are fighting a cold or infection, slather it on your feet and cover with two pairs of socks. Use old socks because you never really get out the garlic smell. I even put two plastic bags around my socked feet to make sure that no oil gets through to my bed sheets (oil is very hard to wash out).
If you can bear it, when you have a cough/sore throat, put some on your chest. If you have a sinus infection, put it in your nostrils. Ear infection, in your ear. I kid you not, I have been slathering it on my abdomen to help prevent an infection from my last miscarriage.
Do not wash the socks with any other clothes. All your clothes will smell like garlic, TRUST ME!
So are you wondering why in the world you would put something slimy and stinky on your body instead of taking medicine? Well, for one, it WORKS! And if you are fighting an infection and have to take antibiotics, they will kill ALL of the good bacteria in your gut at the same time and that will really mess with your health.
Garlic is a natural antibiotic. I don’t know how or why, but it is. When you put this salve on your skin, it goes straight into your bloodstream to help you feel better.
For good measure, I eat a lot of garlic when I am fighting something as well. I saute them in olive oil and then eat them with cheese and crackers. It is delicious!
If you are a little braver and want a garlic remedy to eat, try this one.
So are you a GOOT believer?!