Remedies

Fight Colds and Flu with GOOT!

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 an MBL 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. πŸ™‚ 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.

Fight Colds and Flu with GOOT!

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.

GOOT recipe- an all natural antibiotic for colds and flu.

It turns it into this very smooth, milky texture. When the oil is room temperature it is runny, but in the fridge it hardens.

GOOT salve, garlic, olive oil and coconut oil, a natural antibiotic.

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 littleΒ braverΒ and want a garlic remedy to eat, try this one.

So are you a GOOT believer?!

Fight colds and flu with GOOT. It WORKS!

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  • Melissa Smith
    February 8, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    I’m certainly willing to give it a whirl! I have a nasty cold right now that doesn’t seem to have any intention of going any where. Thanks for the advice.

    P.S. My daughter is Penelope too!

    • Stephanie
      February 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM

      Let me know if the GOOT helps! Love that name, great minds think alike!

  • Kim
    February 8, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    I so am! I believe garlic has a lot of health benefits for sure.So sorry to hear about your miscarriage I hope you are doing o.k blessings~Kim

    • Stephanie
      February 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM

      Thanks so much, Kim.

  • Michelle
    February 8, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Would this be safe to use one kids? I can’t think of why not, but wondering if you had any experience, thanks!

    • Stephanie
      February 8, 2012 at 7:02 PM

      Oh yes, I forgot to mention that in the post, I will add something about that right now, thanks! I use this on Penelope whenever she has a bug, which is very, very rare, thank God. She does not like the slimy feeling, but puts up with it.

      • Rebecca
        February 9, 2012 at 12:24 AM

        Be careful though! I used it in my daughter and 2 out of the the 3 times she has ended up with red “burn” marks (for lack of a better word) and I have to wash it off after an hour because she wakes screaming. I have used it on myself and been fine though. Maybe try between two layers of socks for littles.

        • Stephanie
          February 9, 2012 at 12:51 AM

          Hmm, yeah I could see it being sensitive on face skin for some little ones with sensitive skin. I have only ever put it on my daughter’s feet.

          • Rebecca
            February 10, 2012 at 1:23 AM

            I did put it in her feet. I don’t know why, i handle it fine. Just though I would put it out there.

          • Stephanie
            February 10, 2012 at 2:29 AM

            Ah. I was thinking you put it on her face for a sinus infection or something. That is really interesting that you put it on her feet and her cheeks got red. Thanks for letting me know.

          • Antonietta
            October 7, 2013 at 7:01 AM

            I think she reacted to the garlic….that is a lot of garlic…the original recipe is 3 Tbsp coconul oil 3 Tbsp olive oil AND 3 Tbsp garlic…. garlic in that quantity burns for sure especially kids sensitive skin.

          • Stephanie
            October 7, 2013 at 2:31 PM

            It is a lot of garlic, but my recipe has more oil so the ratio is only a little bit more garlic. And garlic can burn sensitive skin, in any amount, it’s dependent on the person, allergies and skin sensitivity. That’s why putting it on the feet is a good idea, because it is not as sensitive as other areas of skin. But if you have any inkling that your child is more sensitive or allergic to garlic, you can just put the tiniest dab on the wrist and see what happens.

        • Jessica C
          March 26, 2012 at 1:57 AM

          Its possible your little one is allergic to coconut oil. My son and I are allergic to beeswax and get the burning sensation and scalded skin when it touches our skin… Maybe try it in a spot minus one ingredient at a time to see what the reaction is to? My guess is the coconut because I’ve never heard of anyone being allergic to olive oil… Hopefully not garlic!!

          • Stephanie
            March 26, 2012 at 2:41 AM

            Good point! Thanks for sharing.

  • Emily Kilseimer
    February 9, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    Definitely trying this! My fiance and I both have a nasty bug but hate antibiotics!! How long would you leave it on your feet?

    • Stephanie
      February 9, 2012 at 12:23 AM

      Over night is best, but even a couple of hours is great.

  • Tara E
    February 9, 2012 at 6:11 AM

    thx for the awesome all-natural remedy! i’m always looking for new ones to add to my “arsenal”, especially now with an almost 2 yr old, who isn’t breastfeeding anymore. REALLY hope this works to prevent infection for you. i had a miscarriage at the end of last year (#2), and was really hoping for it to be natural, at home, like my first one (which i also buried in my flower garden like you did)… but my body held on for dear life to my baby and i wound up in hospital with an infection/fever the week before xmas. hope your heart and body are slowly healing. πŸ™‚

    • Stephanie
      February 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      I totally know what you mean. When I found out about this remedy it took away a lot of anxiety I had about Penelope starting preschool without having breast milk to help her immune system. Thanks for your comment about my miscarriage. I think that is exactly what was going on, I was refusing to really “let go” and thus my body was holding on to the last little bits of tissue. Lots of love to you.

  • Barbara
    February 12, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    I just this on Dr. Oz the other day minus the oils. He chopped up garlic and put it on his feet and swears by it. Of course the audience was grossing out!

  • BekaM.
    February 14, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Love this idea and will be trying it! We usually use coconut oil and Thieves oil on our feet. My girls ask for it when they aren’t feeling good. It’s their special oil!

    • Stephanie
      February 14, 2012 at 6:44 PM

      I have heard such great things about Thieves oil, but have never tried it. I have several other Young Living Oil blends that I love.

  • Jenny
    February 18, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    I’ve got a cold now but am afraid to try this because I’ll stink like garlic when going to work. Obviously Id shower but I know garlic is so strong. Is there any lingering garlic smell after you showered the next day?

    • Stephanie
      February 18, 2012 at 2:47 PM

      If you only put it on your feet, you wont have any lingering smells. I could sometimes still smell it on my chest or face or hands after washing it off, but feet will be fine. Feel better!

    • Janet
      December 27, 2012 at 2:23 PM

      It is possible that sleeping with this on your feet could result in garlic breath the next day. Just the concentration of it could even make your perspiration have a light garlic smell. Years ago I used to laugh at our Amish friends because in the winter they smelled of garlic. When I asked why they said they use it heavily in the winter to stave off colds. Our friend said he hated smelling like a garlic clove, but his whole family did, so no one in the home noticed. This may not happen, but it could. Just be aware. Nevertheless, smelling like garlic is a whole lot better than spreading colds and germs πŸ™‚

      • Stephanie
        December 28, 2012 at 11:41 PM

        LOL, never thought of that. I never noticed, but maybe I am living in my own little garlic bubble and not aware of it. πŸ™‚

  • Bel
    February 19, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    Couldn’t you spread it on toast or use in cooking also? Taking garlic and coconut oil internally is also very good for you

    • Stephanie
      February 19, 2012 at 1:23 AM

      I haven’t tried that, but yes, you could totally eat this if you wanted.

  • Amanda
    February 21, 2012 at 3:52 AM

    I used GOOT on my 2 year old after she had a fever all day and nothing else worked. Two hours after putting it on her feet and sending her to bed, her 103 temp was a perfect 98.6!!! I was amazed. The garlic was strong but in the morning there was no scent of it left and my daughter was happy again πŸ™‚

  • Tina G.
    February 26, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Sorry to hear of your miscarriage…hope you are healing well, both physically and spiritually. Was wondering if you could use 1/2 cup of olive oil and just omit the coconut oil all together? Or perhaps use an alternate oil? Hubby has allergies, coconut being one of them. I would think with 11 cloves of garlic, it wouldn’t matter if you used motor oil πŸ™‚

    • Stephanie
      February 26, 2012 at 12:24 AM

      Hi Tina. Thank you. I think omitting the coconut oil would still be very beneficial. Coconut oil has many health properties and benefits, but you are right, the garlic is the work horse in this remedy.

  • Sarah
    February 26, 2012 at 5:19 AM

    YAY! I can’t believe I am just now seeing this post but I am soooo glad it helped you. Thanks for passing it forward for everyone else to learn about. After all you share with everyone, I’m excited that I was able to share this with you! God knows I love my GOOT.

    Take care Sweets!!!

    • Stephanie
      February 26, 2012 at 5:28 AM

      I was hoping you would see it!! Thanks again. πŸ™‚

  • Laura Bickmore
    February 27, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Sooo maybe I did this wrong – but after using my GOOT, garlic ended up everywhere! I read from your post to blend in a food processor, and I am thinking I should have used my Vitamix Blender instead of my Cuisinart Chopper – because even though it was smooth and milky, it turned out it wasn’t THAT smooth because I ended up with couscous sized garlic flakes all over my sheets! ACK! Talk about smelly. I had a moment and dumped about a tsp of rosemary oil in the washer after saoking them and I am pretty sure the garlic smell is gone, now.

    So my question – should I blend the GOOT smoother next time? Or double/triple wrap my feet in socks? Perhaps both?

    On a side note, either the GOOT or eating almost 2 bulbs of roasted Garlic destroyed the evil bugs attacking my throat, but the nose/head congestion is strill trying to stick around.

    • Stephanie
      February 28, 2012 at 12:56 AM

      Oh no! Yes, I blend till the GOOT is very, very smooth. And I double up on socks. I wash them by themselves and put them in a plastic baggy in my sock drawer in case their is any residue garlic small. For the congestion, have you tried cutting out sugar and dairy for a couple of days? That might finish it off. Or search my Netti Pot post and check that out too. Hope you feel better soon.

  • Lindsay Tosky
    February 29, 2012 at 4:06 AM

    Would this be safe to do while 21 weeks pregnant? I am miserably sick with a horrible cold, and I will try anything! We don’t use any antibiotics and use all natural remedies, but this is a new one to me. Thanks for your insight!!

    • Stephanie
      February 29, 2012 at 4:13 PM

      oh yes! this is perfect for pregnancy. It is not detoxing or anything. It is just going in and killing all the germs. Coconut oil and olive oil are very nutritious too, so that is always great during pregnancy. I hope you feel better soon!

  • Nandi A. Crawford
    March 15, 2012 at 3:55 AM

    I came on this site via my Kindle and lost this page, so was happy I found it again and wrote down the recipe. down here where I live, sinuses reign and I bought the stuff today. couldn’t get the coconut oil like I wanted but that’s ok, I got more here. I plan to use it tonight for the sinus. I even wrote it down and personally I don’t care about no garlic, in my household, we are aware of the healing properties of garlic so I don’t mind and thank you.

    • Stephanie
      March 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM

      Glad you found it again! Hope you are feeling much better, very soon!

  • Jess
    March 16, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    I am glad I found this on Pinterest! My son is battling some weird virus right now, and his fever comes back every night. I’ve been feeding him garlic in all his meals, and giving him smoothies with veggies and fruit, but I bet this will be the added kick to get rid of that bug. I think I’m going to go mix some up right now and put it on his feet – he’s already asleep so it should be pretty easy. ; )

    • Stephanie
      March 16, 2012 at 3:45 AM

      That is amazing he will actually eat garlic! I try and try to get my daughter to eat and she is having none of it, so putting it on her feet, is the only way to get it in her! Hope your son feels better soon!

    • Jessica Sutherland
      March 28, 2012 at 1:53 PM

      Hi,

      My kids had a similar symptoms and finally took them to Dr. and it ear infection. They would scream in the middle of the night but couldn’t explain what causes them to pain. During the day their fevers went away.

  • michelle
    March 22, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    I LOVE garlic!!! I used to eat so much garlic and onions before I had kids I never had to wear bug spray….lol…my husband would get eaten alive, but not one bite on me….lol

    • Stephanie
      March 22, 2012 at 12:56 AM

      That is a great added benefit! It’s getting to be skeeter season around here, so I will have to remember to keep my garlic intake up even after flu season is gone. πŸ™‚

  • Jessica Sutherland
    March 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Hi,

    We are currently station in central texas area.. My daughter and I have severe allergy to the pollen in the area.. Do you happen to have natural remedy. We have used chinese herbs and honey but to certain point it help some but still major problem in Texas area. : (

  • Jenny
    April 2, 2012 at 5:14 AM

    I am totally a GOOT believer. Was skeptical, but after a week plus with a bad flu I was willing to try anything. Slathered it on last night and woke up this morning a new woman! Sickness not all the way gone, but the improvement was incredible. Will do it again tonight! Thanks Stephanie!

    • Stephanie
      April 2, 2012 at 5:07 PM

      Yay! So glad to hear you are feeling better.

  • Laura Bickmore
    May 30, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Hello again! So after getting another cold I am ready to try your GOOT again, but just wondering, have you ever considered putting some strong onion in the mix? I was just reading some posts/comments on this article (http://www.no-dig-vegetablegarden.com/onions-can-flu-virus-be-absorbed-in-onions.html) about putting onions on your feet and it got me thinking… πŸ™‚

    • Stephanie
      May 30, 2012 at 7:52 PM

      I know that people do that, but I just stick to garlic. πŸ™‚

  • Erika
    July 20, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    Could you use already minced garlic in a bottle? Or is it more effective using whole garlic cloves and chopping it up?

    • Stephanie
      July 20, 2012 at 2:20 AM

      I have never tried! I bet it would work fine, great idea!

      • Scarlett
        October 17, 2012 at 1:25 AM

        Hi Erika and Stephanie, as a pharmacist, I thought I might be able to help out a little bit. I just wanted to let you know that the active component of garlic is allicin which is responsible for the antimicrobial activities. With that, it is released with active chewing (or recently blended). If it’s already minced, you may not achieve the full effect as you would using whole cloves. Therefore, garlic capsules or powders would not give you the same benefit. Hope this helps! πŸ™‚

  • Erika
    July 24, 2012 at 2:32 AM

    Hi, you may have already answered this but is this safe to use on children under 2? I have a 15 month old who is very stuffed up and we leave for vacation in two days πŸ™

    • Stephanie
      July 24, 2012 at 2:48 AM

      Yes! Penelope is not a big fan of the feeling on her toes, but she puts up with it.

  • Daisy
    September 24, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Curious about using this on my abdomen after a miscarriage, like you mentioned… Mostly how long (and when, how often, etc) do you leave it on and does the smell come off easily? I typically shower at night (just easier with kids and our busy mornings!). But wondering how I can fit using this into the mix (without going around smelling like garlic). Does the scent wash out of your clothes easily, too? Esp when you use it on that area, since it’s not on socks but a top or your pants that would get smelly. πŸ˜‰

    And I wanted to give you a HUGE thank you for your miscarriage post. I’m so sorry you went through that. At the same time, I’m so thankful that you shared your experience. I’ve been meaning to comment on that post to say so – it was so very helpful! We’ve been dealing with recurrent miscarriages and the most recent was a missed miscarriage. I had time then to scour the internet for tips on going through it naturally, and your post was a huge help!! We think there is still tissue remaining (was just a teeny bit last time we checked – but haven’t heard results from the u/s we had last week yet) – the miscarriage occurred July 3rd, and I have no signs of infection, so we’re hoping that’s b/c of some of the natural methods I’ve been using. But now that it might still be there after so long, I want to take any measures to help ensure nothing develops while we wait to decide if we can continue waiting or if we need surgery (hopefully not!). Anyway, I thought I might try the garlic to help make sure things stay infection-free – couldn’t hurt! Thanks again!!!

    • Stephanie
      September 24, 2012 at 11:12 PM

      When I put it on my abdomen, I didn’t leave it on overnight. I toss and turn a lot and I didn’t want to get it all over my sheets. So I just got myself set up on the couch after Penelope went to bed to watch TV for the night and put some on, then I washed it off before I went to bed.
      So sorry to hear about your recurrent miscarriages. Acupuncture/homeopathy was a big help in helping me expel the last of the tissue, so you might want to look into that if you haven’t already.

      • Daisy
        September 25, 2012 at 12:43 AM

        Thanks!! I will make this up asap and try it out! And I definitely want to look into some more natural ways to treat this, if possible, before we head to our new fertility dr next month. Any tips on finding someone in homeopathy? I just don’t really know where to start there. I do have an acupuncture rec from a friend, as well as a chiro that a couple friends have recommended. I was going to do acupuncture when we were waiting for the miscarriage to start, but it ended up happening before we called. I even spoke with a local herbalist when going through the miscarriage and used a tincture she sells at a birth center not far away once I was already having contractions (I think it really did help them be more effective). I always am interested in finding someone in homeopathy, etc – just not sure where to start! Thanks so much for your tips!

        • Stephanie
          September 25, 2012 at 1:35 PM

          I would ask the chiropractor and acupuncture dr if they have a good homeopathic dr recommendation. Usually these kinds of health practitioners are apart of alliances that help promote others in related fields. And there is always good ole Google. πŸ˜‰

  • David
    October 3, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    I am going to try this and see how it works out for me. I have never use antibiotics, just suffer and wait for the body to take care of the cold and flu. My cold just started so I want to see if this will take care of it before it gets worse, I hate having the cold. grrr… Thanks for this info. πŸ™‚

  • Andrea
    November 5, 2012 at 5:40 AM

    Glad I found this! My 3 month old caught a cold this week and now I have it too. I’m going to whip up a batch tomorrow! 2 things I have learned. Raw Garlic is TOO STRONG for little ones sensitive skin ( it will burn them). My midwives warned me of this ahead of time. I put fresh crushed garlic in a squirt bottle with olive oil. That way it’s marinated and still have the properties but garlic does not come in contact w skin (stays in bottle). The other thing is once garlic is heated it loses the good stuff. So freshly crushed or pressed garlic is what you want.

    • Stephanie
      November 5, 2012 at 2:53 PM

      Maybe for babies, but my daughter has never gotten burned from the raw garlic. I only put it on the bottom of her feet though. Yes, raw garlic is what the recipe calls for. But eating cooked garlic is still good for you.

  • Shirley
    December 27, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    This is awesome! My hubby has been battling a cold for almost 2 weeks now…how quickly does this work?? THANKS so much!!! I’ll be saving this one for sure!

  • Juanita
    December 27, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    I read through most of the comments…..looking for an answer to my DUH! question……but could not find it!
    What does GOOT stand for??

    • Stephanie
      December 27, 2012 at 3:28 AM

      LOL. I totally did not mention what it means! It stands for Garlic, Oil (olive), Oil (coconut), Treatment. πŸ™‚

  • hilary chala
    April 26, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    What is the dosage? When should I notice an effect?
    Has anyone tried just eating it?

    • Stephanie
      April 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM

      Dosage is whatever you want it to be, If I am really, really sick I will re apply every couple of hours, if I am just under the weather fighting a virus or cold I will just put it on at night. I have tried to eat the GOOT as it is, but I do like to eat raw garlic, especially when I am not feeling well.

  • healing herbal tea
    July 12, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Yes! Finally something about chinese herbal products.

  • April
    October 7, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    My 3 year old has a terrible cold and I saw your recipe today and put it on his feet before bed. Just went into his room to check on him and his entire bedroom smells like garlic! LOL. He is being a great sport sleeping with 2 pairs of socks. Thanks for the remedy. I hope it works wonders. Also, since it only lasts for a month, what do you do with any unused amounts? Thanks.

    • Stephanie
      October 7, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      Yes! It is so stinky! You could cook up some veggies with it!

  • Rebecca
    November 8, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    I’m SO glad you said put it on your feet I thought you about to say drink it and I was about to hurl. LOL

    • Stephanie
      November 11, 2013 at 5:19 PM

      LOL! No, but there are some people who do a similar recipe and EAT it. I can swallow raw coconut oil, but I prefer it in coffee or tea. And I can do raw garlic too, but I don’t think I could ever just do a tablespoon of GOOT down the hatch!

  • Natasha
    November 11, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    I love this recipe and can’t wait to add it to my families flu fighting repertoire this winter! Thanks so much and I absolutely love your site!

  • Maureen
    November 12, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    I didn’t read through all of the comments, so sorry if this was already asked. Just whipped up a batch tonite, and applied to Nora’s sick feet. How often do you apply to a sick baby? Also, do you use it profalactively, or just when sick? If yes, have you noticed it beneficial to your over well being? Thanks, Steph!

    • Stephanie
      November 12, 2013 at 5:41 PM

      You could do it once on the hour, ever hour till better if you want. Or you can just apply at nap and bedtime.

  • Maureen
    November 12, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Update. I put on her feet while she was sleeping, and two hours later she woke up in the silliest, sweetest mood ever, and her fever was gone. I reapplied and put it on her chest, b/c she was coughing. I put it on her feet again this morning, but she is nearly symptom free. Yay!

    • Stephanie
      November 12, 2013 at 5:38 PM

      Hallejuah!

  • LoriB
    November 21, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    I’m son has horrible allergies and within the last month has developed a horrible cough associated with it. We have tried everything to get his cough to subside especially at night. Nothing was working and he would just cough all night and never get any rest. Last night, we tried GOOT and while he still coughed some, it was a remarkable improvement. Everyone in our house actually got sleep last night.

    Thank you so much for your blog. It has helped me time and time again!

    • Stephanie
      November 21, 2013 at 4:37 PM

      You are so welcome!

  • Sheena
    January 3, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Isn’t there a concern for botulism growth because of the garlic and oil?

    • Stephanie
      January 4, 2014 at 1:03 PM

      If you were to make a huge batch and let it sit out for a long time and then eat its possible, but highly unlikely. But this small of a batch, stored in the fridge, and used topically, no.

  • Keisha
    January 10, 2014 at 3:21 AM

    My 4 month old has a cold, could I use goot on her? Should I do less garlic? I just made some I am sick too I am going to try it on myself. Please let me know if anybody has put goot on a baby that young. She is still breast feeding and some formula. Thanks

    • Stephanie
      January 13, 2014 at 3:17 AM

      Yes, it is fine, but just be very watchful if her skin is too sensitive. you could always just put coconut oil and no garlic if that would make you feel better. she will get garlic through your breast milk too, so if you eat some raw she would get it that way too.

  • Lisa Bertolini
    August 28, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Yes! Ever since Jacque told me about GOOT it became a household item. I also make a similar recipe as a salve and add oregano essential oil.

    • Stephanie
      August 29, 2014 at 9:50 AM

      Great idea to add oregano oil! I will take that seperatly, but great idea to add it and take it together!

  • Chelsie
    October 5, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    i am wondering can i use this method during my pregnancy i have a really bad cold that sometimes turns into sinus infections and i was wondering if this is safe for my pregnancy or not?

    • Stephanie
      October 8, 2014 at 12:07 PM

      YES!!

  • Sabrina
    October 27, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Hello, I am not sick but my husband is. My kids and I made this and applied just for preventive measures. I’ll apply to him later and see how it works. I put it in a tiny jar and had leftovers which I put on some breAd and baked in the oven. Was pretty good. I as is eat raw garlic… Well more like swallow crushed up garlic so the taste doesn’t bother me and I happen to LOVE LOVE LOVE the smell of garlic. I keep sniffing my kids lol. While house smells delicious!

    • Stephanie
      October 29, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      I love the smell of garlic too!

  • Paula
    February 17, 2015 at 12:11 AM

    I have a four month old baby with a wet cough. I had to take him to the emergency room today because he couldn’t spit out the phlegm and seemed he was choking. The Md didn’t prescribe anything because he is too small. We came home and had two more episodes of choking with the phlegm. I want to try the GOOT. Do I follow the recipe or decrease the amount of garlic? Also if I apply at night, do I leave it the whole night or only for a few hours?
    Thank You

    • Stephanie
      February 18, 2015 at 9:07 PM

      I would not decrease the amount of garlic, but you should always go with your gut. You should test some on his skin, just a tiny dab, and see how he does with that. Garlic can burn sensitive baby feet. I would do it before bed and naps. Hope he feels better soon!

  • Andrea
    February 28, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    I have 3 grandaughter I’ve been raising and it seems every year the colds and flu gets worse lasts longer and antibiotics don’t work at all. Ages 1,3,5 and the youngest has it the longest a month this time. Fever cough runny nose body aches and pains and then the rest follow suit. This is the first time I have tried this I did the skin test to make sure no allergies. Then got them all that night feet socks. They all slept through the night and the oldest starting getting sick last 2 days she is perfectly fine no more fever no more aches and pains lil bit of runny nose left and a lil congestion will try feet and chest tonight. This stuff is a life saver seriously.

    • Stephanie
      March 3, 2015 at 11:24 AM

      So glad to hear that Andrea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Britni Monaco
    August 17, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Hi
    Our 1 year old has recently started getting stuffy noses at night. Will this help? Should I use the exact recipe or use less garlic? Thanks!

    • Stephanie
      August 18, 2015 at 6:08 AM

      It may. But a stuffy nose not associated with a cold, is more likely allergies. Try eliminating the top 8 food allergens and she how she does. And if you are breastfeeding,then you would need to eliminate as well.

  • Grandma Juli
    May 30, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    My daughter came to visit from Colorado Springs with my grandson, and I was so ill with an upper respiratory infection. She slathered “Goot” on my chest and bottoms of my feet, put socks on me, and put me to bed. I was so stuffed up that I couldn’t even smell the garlic! We continued for 3 nights. Started feeling much better! She’s crunchy, I’m not. But it sure got me thinkin’! By the time she left, I was off of caffeine and drinking organic Echinacea tea, and completely off dairy, using organic coconut milk in it’s place!

  • Shubha
    July 31, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    Will goot be as effective if I use coconut oil only instead of olive oil + coconut oil?

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