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Remedies & Therapies => Medicinal Herbs & Oils => : SC September 24, 2006, 02:45:14 PM

: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: SC September 24, 2006, 02:45:14 PM
I was making up a batch of Goot today (with dried plantain mixed in) and pondering the couple of reports I've seen of a Goot application burning very irritated skin.  :-\ So far, everyone seems to think it may be the severity of the irritation that is causing the discomfort, but I have one other guess.

The recipe calles for 3 tablespoons of MINCED garlic cloves. For me, this takes anywhere from 6 to 7 plump cloves. While I was chopping the cloves, it occurred to me that some of you may be using a kitchen gadget called a garlic press instead of mincing the cloves. If this is the case, it will take quite a few more cloves of garlic to get 3 tablespoons worth of garlic as it compresses the material.

That would explain the burning sensation that someone might feel during the application of this batch of Goot as the ratio of garlic to oil is much greater than in the actual recipe.

If you haven't been doing so, mincing the garlic by hand is your best bet. In addition you'll reap all sorts of benefits by taking the time to mince your own cloves as the garlic will penetrate the skin of your hands and give your own bloodstream a healthful dose. Thought I'd pass this along.
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: dara September 24, 2006, 02:54:25 PM
What's Goot?
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: SC September 24, 2006, 03:03:06 PM
Sorry, Goot is a garlic oil ointment that uses 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 3 tablespoons of finely chopped garlic. For more information on how it is made and it's uses, click here (http://www.nacd.org/more_information/health/goot.html). It is antibiotic, antifungal and antimicrobial. In addition, it can penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream by topical application and is safe to use on sensitive areas.
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: queentea September 24, 2006, 03:15:08 PM
I have just started trying goot and LOVE it!  I had three kids come down with sore throats all in a row and it wiped it out in two days for two kids and one day for the other.  I did the goot on the feet a.m. p.m. and also rubbed in on the outside of their throats a few times also.  I did also give immune booster, vit C and odorless garlic capsules (only two could take those).  But I must say that I believe it was the goot that did the trick as I have done the other things and have never been able to get rid of it that quickly.  The only draw back is that our house smelled like an Italian resteraunt for several days making me hungry for garlic bread!

I also found a use for the "left over" at the end of the two weeks when you are supposed to make more.  My dd was making eggplant Parmesan and she stuck the rest of the goot in with the olive oil to saute the eggplant in.  (thankfully I wiped my fingers before sticking them back in the jar after rubbing on feet! :P/).  Anyway, I don't know if we reaped any health benefits, but it sure tasted good!! 

Oh, I also stirred in some GSE into the goot when I made it.

Thanks SC for turning me on to the smelly stuff, won't be without it!! :D!

I also rubbed it on my dd legs as she had literally tore up her legs from scratching at poison ivy.  Some of the open wounds were looking like they were getting infected and it cleared it up nicely.  She didn't complain of it burning, but I also mince my garlic. (actually I cheat and use a PC chopper).  It did leave grease stains on the sheets, but it was better than an infection!!

I highly reccomend the goot and it is so easy and pretty cheap!
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: 4myhoonie September 24, 2006, 03:30:31 PM
Thanks SC!  i love it too!!   ;D 

i believe i smashed mine in a press, and have no complaints of burning.  have tried it on myself just a bit, but mostly used it on the dog so far.  will chop it next time though.  i didn't strain it out, cuz it was much to thick to strain. 
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: boysmama September 24, 2006, 03:38:32 PM
I've had some burning and I mince the garlic...... :-\
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: SC September 24, 2006, 04:42:34 PM
I've had some burning and I mince the garlic...... :-\

LOL! Stumped again! >:( ;)
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: Amey September 24, 2006, 06:04:23 PM
Gee, I came to read this thread because I thought it said "GOAT mystery solved". How disappointing. I wanted to hear all about your goat. Oh well. Maybe I'll look into this "goot" stuff too.  ;D
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: SC September 25, 2006, 02:07:46 AM
Gee, I came to read this thread because I thought it said "GOAT mystery solved". How disappointing. I wanted to hear all about your goat. Oh well. Maybe I'll look into this "goot" stuff too.  ;D

 ;D ;D ;D
Dh doesn't like it when I refer to him as such! :-X ;)
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: SC September 25, 2006, 07:12:14 AM
Okay. I was just in the kitchen chopping up more garlic for some beans, and a mayonnaise/salad dressing. It occurred to me that I never asked if those of you who got reports of burning with a topical application of goot used organic garlic cloves or not?
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: Pennie September 25, 2006, 07:34:34 AM
I did not.
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: SC September 25, 2006, 07:59:59 AM
:-\
I would suspect that this could be the cause. It would also explain why children seem more sensitive to this reaction than adults. Children don't need as much of a chemical, herb, or whatever to get a reaction. My guess is that there were pesticides, chemicals, and/or synthetic fertilizers used in the soil the cloves were grown in.

At least, that's my guess until someone pops up and says they used organic cloves and had the same reaction  ::).
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: queentea September 25, 2006, 08:57:18 AM
Sorry to blow your new theory SC, but I don't use organic garlic either and I have had no burning problems.  I didn't even strain the garlic like the directions said...even rubbed it on open sores on my dd legs and she didn't have any burning.  Out of anyone, she would be the most sensitive as she skin issues all the time.
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: SC September 25, 2006, 09:35:17 AM
Queentea, your example doesn't COMPLETELY blow my theory, although it does give me pause.

Just because something isn't organic, doesn't mean that it is necessarily full of pesticides and/or chemicals. Non-organic just means that there is no way to certify that the product hasn't been exposed to these things. So, it is possible that you benefited from a nice batch of non-organic garlic -- which is a good thing. I'm trying to figure out (with the help of all of you) what the variable is in those couple of instances where we got reports of a batch of goot which burned.

It also just occurred to me that if mama applied the goot right after having made the batch. There is another possibility. If the person who made the goot didn't wash hands before applying the ointment to an irritated part of the skin, straight garlic oil (from when it was minced) would have still been on her fingers and been transfered to the irritated skin. THAT would hurt.
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: Julia September 25, 2006, 10:30:04 AM
The GOOT is great, SC! Thanks for the link!

I wonder if some of us are just more sensitive to garlic? Like some people have more trouble eating spicy food. I eat lots of raw garlic and even chew it up raw sometimes when I'm sick. It's never bothered me before. My kids have never been burned from a poultice and the GOOT doesn't even make the skin pink or anything. I like spicy food and can eat it when I'm pregnant or nursing. My kids are even getting used to spicy food.  8)

I will say, though, that my garlic is not the freshest garlic ever. I bought a big 3 pound bag from Costco and after I finished that up I bought a bunch more bulbs from WalMart. I don't want to run out!

I mentioned this on another thread - but the garlic you strain out of the GOOT is easy to turn into pesto if you put it back in the blender with some fresh herbs!
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: wardermom September 28, 2006, 05:37:56 AM
Would goot be good for scrapes? My kids are pretty active, and my oldest son is covered in scrapes from bike and skateboard accidents on a continual basis right now!
I often just pour peroxide on the scrapes, sometimes put antibiotic ointment on, and sometimes just diluted vinegar with or without some lavender and/or tto.
I've done the garlic in the socks before for them when sick, but goot sounds like it would go on easier and be more comfortably than chunky cut up garlic! My kids have had burns because of it though on their feet. How much of a problem is that?
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: queentea September 28, 2006, 06:21:44 AM
I used goot on open wounds on my dd legs (she dug up the poison ivy she had).  She didn't complain about any burning, but others have reported burning on raw flesh.  You could try a small area and see what he says (if he is stoic enough to try).  It cleared up my daughters legs nicely though she smelled like an Italian resteraunt!  I love the goot!
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: Maria/NHM September 28, 2006, 08:04:39 AM
I do wonder if some people might just be more senitive than others. This is true in our family as far as taking garlic internally at least.

I've just had garlic (not organic) that was stronger than some. The last batch that I bought was sooo strong. I only took about 1/4 of a clove and ad a tummy ache for a half hour. Usually I'm not that sensitive.

I also read on here somewhere that pesticides are not used on even non-organic garlic. Supposedly the smell keeps the bugs away. Anyone know if thats true? O do remember my mom planting garlic around other plants to keep the pests away.
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: Julia September 28, 2006, 09:08:32 AM
As far as I know, garlic will kill bacteria and fungus and viruses but doesn't undo poison ivy or insect bites. I think it helps a little with healing, by increasing blood flow. If you really want something to undo poison ivy or draw the poison ivy out of bites, try plantain, comfrey, or jewelweed. I read in the book Practical Herbalism that if you see poison ivy, look around you and within eyesight you should see one of those plants. You can chew them up and spit them on the wound in an emergency, or make a salve out of one of them.

This is a simple salve with plantain in it and it works wonders. We had friends over who were "nonbelievers" in herbs and their daughter went outside and got a bunch of mosquito bites, whcich she is allergic to. They asked if I had benedryl, which I didn't, so we put the salve on her, and they were gone by the time they went home! It's a good place to start and you can alter it however you need. If you don't want to use Vaseline and you can't find beeswax, you might try Bag Balm, which is in the pet section at WalMart and is made of lanolin.

http://www.bulkherbstore.com/sharing-remedies/simple-green-plantain-salve
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: SC September 28, 2006, 09:37:01 AM
As far as I know, garlic will kill bacteria and fungus and viruses but doesn't undo poison ivy or insect bites.

I would have agreed with juliaofsunnyside before I had used goot. I agree with her promotion of plantain as an astringent and pain reliever. I use it myself in my first aid kit.

However, keep a batch of goot on hand for insect bites. I have seen that stuff stop fire ant bites and leave the victim without any hint of itching or swelling, no marks or whelps. It's a good first line of defense until you can apply something additional to it, and it will keep the area from getting infected. This is something you can only appreciate after using. I haven't tried it on poison ivy, but I wouldn't hesitate to do so if I hadn't a batch of something else handy. I've seen it halt itching too many times to discard its use easily.
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: Julia September 29, 2006, 08:05:40 AM
Okay, SC, I'm going to try it! We have a lot of mosquitos in the back yard now so I'm going to go out there and get a mosquito bite and put some goot on it  :).

Yesterday I hit the side of my eye socket, that delicate-seeming bone, on the corner of an open cupboard while I was putting a dish in the dishwasher. I put some GOOT on it to see if I could stop it from bruising. I'll let you know if it worked. I also put some plantain on it, but I wasn't sure if it would penetrate the skin deeply enough.
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: Pink Lady September 30, 2006, 04:16:12 PM
I did a search but nothing with the recipe came up. What is in it and what is it used for?
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: SarahK September 30, 2006, 04:25:44 PM
Try here:

http://www.nacd.org/more_information/health/goot.html

GOOT contains Coconut oil, Olive oil & Garlic.

Sarah K
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: naturalmom October 06, 2006, 06:14:39 PM
really curious, what is GOOT?
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: amazonmama2five October 06, 2006, 06:23:57 PM
http://www.nacd.org/more_information/health/goot.html
THIS is GOOT!  Excellent salve.
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: SC October 07, 2006, 04:29:05 AM
Okay, SC, I'm going to try it! We have a lot of mosquitos in the back yard now so I'm going to go out there and get a mosquito bite and put some goot on it  :).

Yesterday I hit the side of my eye socket, that delicate-seeming bone, on the corner of an open cupboard while I was putting a dish in the dishwasher. I put some GOOT on it to see if I could stop it from bruising. I'll let you know if it worked. I also put some plantain on it, but I wasn't sure if it would penetrate the skin deeply enough.

juliaofsynnyside, let me know how it goes with the eye thing. I've never heard of it in an application for bruising -- only for skin irritations and yeast. It wouldn't be my first choice for the bruises, but let us know how it goes.
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: Julia October 07, 2006, 08:32:45 AM
Well, I had some plantain salve, but I wasn't sure that it would really get under my skin down to where the bruise was. I've used it on my kids before, and it seems to work, but since this seemed like it was going to be a really bad bruise and on my eye, I thought I'd try more than one thing. So I put some on and then put the GOOT on. I thought that the GOOT would go down to where the bruising was, and the garlic would get the blood flowing through the area. It never did bruise badly. It was a little bit swollen and I noticed about a week later that there was an old-looking light yellow bruise there, but it was never a dark bruise. So I guess I can say it seemed to work, but it may have also been the plantain ointment, and it may not have bruised that badly anyway, so really I'd have to experiment a little more to know for sure!
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: SC October 07, 2006, 09:17:05 AM
Well, let's just call it a success. I'd hate to think about what a test trial would be like (leave all the cabinets open and have a race through the kitchen  :P)! Glad you're better. :)
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: healthybratt October 07, 2006, 10:45:58 AM
Well, let's just call it a success. I'd hate to think about what a test trial would be like (leave all the cabinets open and have a race through the kitchen  :P)! Glad you're better. :)
:o
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: 4myhoonie October 12, 2006, 02:50:30 AM
my GOOT doesn't seem to be working.  i have applied it a couple times a day on 3 kids with snotty noses.  (pretty much coveredt them with it) now one is coughing too.  they are still congested. 

is it possible that if it got too hot when i warmed the oil, it would kill the important properties in the garlic? 

i think it's time to start feeding them raw garlic!   ;) ;D :o
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: SC October 12, 2006, 03:45:46 AM
is it possible that if it got too hot when i warmed the oil, it would kill the important properties in the garlic? 

i think it's time to start feeding them raw garlic!   ;) ;D :o

Yes, the oil is only to be warmed enough to make it liquid. If you live in a warm climate, this may not even be necessary. If you HEAT the oil (like in cooking) it will cook the garlic and destroy the allinase in the clove. The healthful properties of garlic are fragile and subject to be destroyed when heated.

When garlic is crushed or broken, the enzyme allinase is released. This is one of thousands of constituents all interacting together in garlic. Allin(which becomes allinase) holds many of garlic's health-promoting properties and is just one of thirty sulfur compounds found in garlic.

When garlic is processed (cooked, dried, heated, ect.) and utilized outside of its raw state, you are receiving it in a diminished form. In it's natural state, scientists are still unable to discover all of the interworking properties that make it so effective. These agents are packaged in garlic in a way that make it effective in that it is very bio-available. In other words, your body recognizes it as a food -- something the human body was created to process, utilizing what it needs and disposing of that which is not needed. In their processed forms, extracted vitamins and/or supplements don't contain (cannot contain) the "whole package" as was given in nature and are at best a helpful substitute -- at worst, a false hope.

"Well, my bottle of garlic capsules says that it contains allinase," you say. Yes, the original garlic clove had that chemical in it. The label only tells you what went into the product. It does not measure what remains in the finished product. That's why even supplements that state they are from whole food sources, may not be best. A lot depends on the method they used in the processing. Everything from the binding agents, the capsules, and/or filler material could all damage and/or render the nutrient component useless. You'll want to be as educated about your supplements as you are about your herbs and foods. (sorry, that was off subject)
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: SarahK October 12, 2006, 04:07:07 AM
Thanks for including this info - I really appreciate these 'basic facts' posts that give me the tools to figure out why things work... or didn't work.  Keep makin' me smarter!

Sarah K
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: 4myhoonie October 12, 2006, 12:11:00 PM
thanks SC!  that helps!  so olive oil doesn't need to be warmed at all then. cool!   8)
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: chrysalyde October 12, 2006, 10:38:18 PM
Hello,
Is there any way to make odorless goot ? I made my first batch of goot ten days ago. It's not conclusive yet, as my children still have runny noses, but I want to keep trying. I rub their feet and chests with it, but am getting tired (as my husband is too) of having garlic-smelley babies... is their any way to have the beneficial effects of garlic without the smell ? Thanks for your advice.

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: heatheronthehill October 13, 2006, 02:10:58 AM
Wow!  Thanks for all the info. SC!!  That's very good to know!  So is there much benefit at all in cooked garlic, or is it only in the raw?
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: SC October 13, 2006, 03:18:12 AM
IMO garlic in any form is of a benefit. It's just that in the case of illness, you want to give yourself every opportunity to fend off sickness, and raw garlic offers the MOST benefit.
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: 4myhoonie October 14, 2006, 01:09:22 PM
feed it to them raw, wash it down with water.  i put it on a spoon & cover it w/ honey.  then they aren't greasy & only have garlic breath!   :P  i think it has more benefit to get rid of it faster. 
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: YoopreMama October 18, 2006, 04:35:24 AM
Hey, all!

Made my 1st batch this week...think it's working on our coughs/sore throats, and an irritated UTI.  However, we have some small rashes on the chests...garlic irritating the skin or drawing something out?  It was after using it for 2 days.

Drank my 1st garlic tea, too (1 clove crushed w/ ACV and honey and hot water)...not as bad as I thought, and it seems to have helped my cold quickly.  That and the yummy smelling cinnamon foot oil!    :D

You all are helping our little household in Upper Michigan feel and (arguably  ;)) smell better!  Thanks!  :-*
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: blessedmamadp October 19, 2006, 01:47:20 PM
I just had to share this...

I was telling a friend about Goot and this is the way our conversation went:

"The stuff is supposed to be anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and something else..."

She finished with, "Anti-relationships?"

LOL! :P
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: healthybratt October 19, 2006, 09:11:26 PM
I just had to share this...

I was telling a friend about Goot and this is the way our conversation went:

"The stuff is supposed to be anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and something else..."

She finished with, "Anti-relationships?"

LOL! :P
*titter*  *snicker*  *snort*

were you looking for anti-fungal?  maybe  ::)
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: Keetonmamma October 20, 2006, 02:46:32 AM
Has anyone tried goot on warts?
Hubby has awful warts on his hands that he has tried many over the counter stuff to get rid of them and nothing works.  He is now doing some internal natural things to rid himself of the wart causing virus, but I thought maybe goot would work as a topical.  Anyone out there tried this?
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: rebekahgrif October 20, 2006, 03:32:06 AM
I'm not sure about GOOT on warts (although I don't see why not), but I thought warts could be a signal of a (zinc maybe?) deficiency?  ANYWAY.  Can you add other essential oils to GOOT.  I'm thinking Lavendar or Tea tree.
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: healthybratt October 20, 2006, 05:26:12 AM
Has anyone tried goot on warts?
Hubby has awful warts on his hands that he has tried many over the counter stuff to get rid of them and nothing works.  He is now doing some internal natural things to rid himself of the wart causing virus, but I thought maybe goot would work as a topical.  Anyone out there tried this?
Goot works internally as well as externally as it readily absorbs through the skin.  Garlic is a very strong antiviral.  He might be a little stinky, but I'm sure it couldn't hurt.
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: blessedmamadp October 20, 2006, 05:58:03 AM
Just thought I'd post this warning.

I found out recently that Tea Tree Oil is poisonous if ingested.  So, if you add it to GOOT, please be sure to not eat it.   ;)

Blessings,
Dawn
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: mexmarr October 20, 2006, 06:36:30 AM
Just thought I'd post this warning.

I found out recently that Tea Tree Oil is poisonous if ingested.  So, if you add it to GOOT, please be sure to not eat it.   ;)

Blessings,
Dawn

Where did you hear this?  I use mine on my gums a lot.
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: SarahK October 20, 2006, 06:48:49 AM
This topic is about Tea Tree oil:
http://welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,593.msg3771.html#msg3771

This topic says Poison Control has inhalation concerns:
http://welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1908.0.html

Sarah K
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: SC October 20, 2006, 08:26:03 AM
Quote from http://www.evitamins.com/healthnotes.asp?ContentID=2173003
While tea tree oil can be applied to minor cuts and scrapes, use caution for more extensive areas of broken skin or areas affected by rashes not due to fungus. The oil may burn if it gets into the eyes, nose, mouth, or other tender areas. Some people have allergic reactions, including rashes and itching, when applying tea tree oil. For this reason, only a small amount should be applied when first using it. Tea tree oil should never be swallowed, as it may cause nerve damage and other problems.
For this reason, I hesitate to use tea tree oil in anything that I am using on small children. Although I have read reports of people using it on infants, I would not do so.
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: blessedmamadp October 20, 2006, 08:44:54 AM
I got this book from the library, The Woman's Book of Healing Herbs from Prevention Health books for Women.

Here's a portion of what it says on page 371 about Tea Tree Oil:

"Like other essentioal oils, it is meant for external use only (don't drink it) and it should be kept well out of children's reach.  Even a few teaspoons can be fatal."
I don't know if it applies to adults, but if it is fatal to children it should at least be harmful, if not deadly as well to adults.

Just a side note, it says: "In the laboratory, evidence shows that tea tree oil inhibits the growth of candida and other yeast and fungal infections."  I just read that and didn't know it before.   ;)

Anyway, that's where I read that TTO was toxic.  Hope that helps!

Blessings,
Dawn
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: blessedmamadp October 24, 2006, 09:50:09 AM
Made my first batch of GOOT yesterday!  Finally got my hands on some Coconut oil (hard to find in these here parts...and expensive!  $14 for a 15 oz jar!)

Anyway, my dd has diaper rash right now that I suspect is yeast.  It looks a lot like what my son dealt with for months on end before a doc finally told us it was a fungus.  So, I washed her bottom, coated it with GOOT and sent her to bed.  There was a moment of fussiness where we thought it was irritating her bottom.  DH said to me, do you think we need to wash it off?  I chose to wait and in 30 sec or so, she was fine.

I was worried about it.  I thought it called for 3 cloves and so I used a press on 2 LARGE cloves and left it at that.  Not sure how many tablespoons it was.

She looked a bit better this morning, but that's the way the store bought creams do too.  We washed her again and coated her bottom before nap time.

How often should we put it on?  I thought we'd continue a while just nap time and bed and see how it goes.  How long should I wait before I decide it is not working?  I  can be an impatient person - or I should say I AM one!

Blessings,
Dawn
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: SC October 24, 2006, 10:49:08 AM
Made my first batch of GOOT yesterday! 
. . . .  I thought it called for 3 cloves and so I used a press on 2 LARGE cloves and left it at that.  Not sure how many tablespoons it was.
Dawn

Dawn, because the recipe calls for 3 tbsp of minced garlic, I don't use a press. Depending on the size of the cloves, I find that it takes anywhere from 4 to 6 cloves of garlic to equal 3 tbsp. If you are using the elephant cloves, it may take only 2 or 3 -- however, I've not seen a garlic press that would handle that size. IMO the press removes too much of the bulk of the clove from the garlic in this application to be beneficial.  :-\
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: Clementine October 24, 2006, 07:29:13 PM
My family has had wonderful success with GOOT. I am completely sold on it.  I gave a friend a batch a few days ago when she had a respiratory ailment, and she was impressed.  She has several children, and was also able to get some well needed extra rest because they hated the smell.  :D
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: Whiterock October 25, 2006, 03:42:23 AM
I have heard that Parsley helps get rid of the odor when you take garlic internally, so maybe adding Parsley to the GOOT would work. Anyone tried it?

I have been reading the posts on GOOT but have not made any because of the smell... my husband does work around other human beings and the kids and I do go out in public about once or twice a week. LOL!
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: barrybunch November 01, 2006, 08:54:14 AM
Hello,

Can I make GOOT withouth the coconut oil? I have a little "sickie", running a fever, sore throat.....

Thanks !
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: KatieMac November 01, 2006, 11:16:31 AM
Many of us on here have used garlic oil on our children with great success. I let garlic sit in olive oil and rub the oil on my child's chest, throat, and the soles of his feet. If I have leftover oil I strain out the garlic after I feel the oil is strong enough and keep it in the fridge for next time. Garlic oil is also great for ear infection.
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: barrybunch November 01, 2006, 01:57:59 PM
 :)
Thanks, KatieMac!!  (i'm a katie, too!)  I did the poultice on the feet, with paper towel once today and already noticed some improvement. I will try the olive oil and garlic tonight, *After* we get home from Bible Class!  ;)

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: savedbygrace November 13, 2006, 04:24:05 PM
Do you have to use high quality Coconut oil or can it be the cheap stuff from Walmart? Can I put it on my 2 month old? She has a horrible congested cough. I tried the garlic in a paper towel but I used a garlic press. It was a bit burny. It seems like you could get more of the juice of the garlic by using a press. But maybe the healing qualities are not necessarily in the juice? By "mince" you mean just cutting it up real small? Sorry for all the questions!
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: queentea November 13, 2006, 04:30:08 PM
I would think that the high quality CO would be best, but use what you have available.  You can even do just the olive oil and the garlic.

Yes, mince is to chop up very small, though a garlic press would do okay, as you do want the "juice".

Using it on the 2 month old should be fine, just be sure to strain it well so that the garlic doesn't burn her (not sure if you said her?).

HTH
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: savedbygrace November 13, 2006, 04:47:38 PM
GREAT! I will try it tonight!  ;D  Yes, my baby is a girl  ;)
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: SC November 13, 2006, 05:13:40 PM
I do NOT recommend using a garlic press to make Goot. You want the full clove to be in the mix as much as possible.

A garlic press doesn't allow for this. Also, this would require many more cloves to equal 3 tablespoons than would mincing. IMO, this would be far too potent to put on skin -- especially sensitive skin -- and possibly lead to a burn.

It doesn't take but 10 minutes to cut up the cloves. Use the flat side of your knife, lay it on top of the clove and smash the clove by hitting the flat of the knife with your other hand. The clove will slip easily out of the skin. Then, all you have to do is chop it up, measure, put it in a measuring cup with the oils and whirl with your hand wand mixer. Remove any bits that didn't get pulverized and you've got GOOT.
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: KatieMac November 13, 2006, 05:21:07 PM
I'm confused as to why using a press does not entail getting out the whole clove. I peel my garlic, and then press it, then I use the cleaner to get out the rest of the clove and I add it in to whatever I am preparing. If done this way, is it still a problem?
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: healthybratt November 13, 2006, 06:07:47 PM
I'm confused as to why using a press does not entail getting out the whole clove. I peel my garlic, and then press it, then I use the cleaner to get out the rest of the clove and I add it in to whatever I am preparing. If done this way, is it still a problem?
Someone else mentioned earlier that using a press also may make the combo more concentrated (if measured after pressing rather than before) and may be more likely to burn the skin.
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: SC November 13, 2006, 06:29:17 PM
I'm confused as to why using a press does not entail getting out the whole clove. I peel my garlic, and then press it, then I use the cleaner to get out the rest of the clove and I add it in to whatever I am preparing. If done this way, is it still a problem?
I do NOT recommend using a garlic press to make Goot. You want the full clove to be in the mix as much as possible.

A garlic press doesn't allow for this. Also, this would require many more cloves to equal 3 tablespoons than would mincing. IMO, this would be far too potent to put on skin -- especially sensitive skin -- and possibly lead to a burn.

It has to do with the measurements. Goot is for 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 3 tbsp coconut oil and 3 tbsp of MINCED garlic. If you are running the garlic through a press, it will measure differently. You will end up with much more garlic if you are doing 3 tbsp of pressed garlic versus 3 tbsp of minced garlic. This will throw off the ratio of garlic to oil.
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: Julia November 15, 2006, 05:29:27 PM
What exactly is the purpose of the olive oil? I was thinking about leaving it out next time because it's expensive and I end up throwing a lot of GOOT out at the end of three weeks when it "expires." Plus I thought then I could leave it on the changing table or whatever to have when I need instead of keeping it in the fridge so it will be solid. Or is it refrigerated to keep it more fresh? Anyway, I was wondering if the only purpose of the olive oil was to liquefy the coconut oil.
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: SC November 15, 2006, 05:40:21 PM
If you don't refrigerate Goot, the minced garlic won't keep. Olive oil is a moisturizer and skin protectant. The recipe will only require 3 tablespoons of the oil every three weeks. Also, Coconut oil is much more expensive than olive oil. However, coconut oil is an antimicrobial that works in concert with the garlic. If you remove the olive oil from the ointment, then you will have less ointment, use it more quickly and increase the expense of each application. Additionally, you will increase the ratio of garlic to oil as you will only have 3 tbsp of garlic and 3 tbsp of coconut oil (a 1:1 ratio). This could be irritating as it will be a greater strength of garlic.
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: Julia November 15, 2006, 06:42:14 PM
Interesting, so the olive oil is good for the skin. Isn't the coconut oil a moisturizer and skin protectant also? I'm not on board yet with ordering the nice coconut oil; I'm still buying it from WalMart, so it is quite a bit cheaper than olive oil ($2.50/32 oz or so vs. about $9 for the olive oil). What if you put some vitamin E or rosemary or thyme in the GOOT as a preservative? Would it need to be refrigerated? I can't help tinkering with recipes for some reason  :D.

On the expiring of the GOOT - I had a jar that was pretty old but it was still sitting in the fridge. My three year old had what I decided was a yeast infection and I didn't have time to make a new batch right then, so I used the old stuff. It worked! I'm not saying you should never make new stuff but you might as well always have some in the fridge, even if it's old!
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: SC November 16, 2006, 03:43:03 AM
Interesting, so the olive oil is good for the skin. Isn't the coconut oil a moisturizer and skin protectant also? I'm not on board yet with ordering the nice coconut oil; I'm still buying it from WalMart, so it is quite a bit cheaper than olive oil ($2.50/32 oz or so vs. about $9 for the olive oil). What if you put some vitamin E or rosemary or thyme in the GOOT as a preservative? Would it need to be refrigerated? I can't help tinkering with recipes for some reason  :D.

On the expiring of the GOOT - I had a jar that was pretty old but it was still sitting in the fridge. My three year old had what I decided was a yeast infection and I didn't have time to make a new batch right then, so I used the old stuff. It worked! I'm not saying you should never make new stuff but you might as well always have some in the fridge, even if it's old!

The coconut oil (organic, extra virgin) is also an antimicrobial which will fight yeast, fungus and help fight against bacteria.

For those of us that like to tinker with recipes (and I am one of you) GOOT is a great temptation. Since I am of your tribe, I know that nothing I say here will keep you from it. LOL!  So, I will just say this, after years of tinkering with the formula, I've not found a better one. I find that the simplest remedies are often the best for two reasons: (1) you have the items on hand (2) you use them more often.

I'm not saying that you shouldn't play around with it. Just know that if you do, you won't really have GOOT as your final product -- it will be your own version of something else. When you substitute something other than the organic, extra virgin coconut and olive oils, and the organic garlic cloves -- you've made something different. IMO the benefits will not be as great and you might quit using it when the genuine article would have had a better chance of working. If you're going to take the time to make the stuff, you may as well get the greatest benefit.

Just my $.02
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: Whiterock November 16, 2006, 05:14:07 AM
The cheap stuff from Wal-Mart is not antimicrobial. It has been over processed. A good clue is that it doesn't have a strong coconut smell. I used it for cooking for a long time before finding NOW brand virgin coconut oil at our local herb shop ($8 for 12oz, or $11 for 20oz). The cheap stuff is better than shortening or canola oil, but if you use it in GOOT just be aware that the only thing it's going to add is the ability to firm-up in the fridge.
WR
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: Julia November 19, 2006, 11:54:27 AM
I thought the coconut oil helped carry the garlic to the bloodstream.
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: SC November 19, 2006, 12:23:11 PM
I thought the coconut oil helped carry the garlic to the bloodstream.

The property of raw garlic is that it will penetrate when placed on the skin. This is why you taste the garlic when you chop it up, even though you didn't eat any. The garlic has penetrated the skin of your hands and is already in your bloodstream. This also works when garlic is applied to the sole of your feet. GOOT will already be a benefit to whomever makes it -- before it's even applied!

GOOT is a good treatment for systemic conditions that manifest as skin irritations. The olive oil soothes the skin, as does the coconut oil with the added benefit of being an antimicrobial. The garlic addresses bacteria both on and in the body.

HTH
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: MQM December 11, 2006, 05:37:50 AM
I made some GOOT last night for the first time, and my husband told me I could not sleep in his bed if I used it.  :( So after I took a shower, I had him sniff me to see if I could sleep in his bed.  ;) 

I want to use it again today but I have to wait until after I run errands.
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: sixweechillens December 11, 2006, 05:54:05 AM
I made up my first little batch of GOOT about two days ago. Is it supposed to melt reallly fast and drip? I had a spot on my calf I was putting it on, but it melted instantly and ran down my leg to my sock.  ??? I just used a little bit, too. Has anybody else had trouble with this?  :-\
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: Simply Kristen December 11, 2006, 06:58:19 AM
I made up my first little batch of GOOT about two days ago. Is it supposed to melt reallly fast and drip? I had a spot on my calf I was putting it on, but it melted instantly and ran down my leg to my sock.  ??? I just used a little bit, too. Has anybody else had trouble with this?  :-\

Did you put it in the fridge for an hour before using it?
That will harden the GOOT and make it easier to work with.
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: 4myhoonie December 11, 2006, 08:19:02 AM
I made up my first little batch of GOOT about two days ago. Is it supposed to melt reallly fast and drip? I had a spot on my calf I was putting it on, but it melted instantly and ran down my leg to my sock.  ??? I just used a little bit, too. Has anybody else had trouble with this?  :-\

sounds like maybe you could just use less.  i always have to hurry with it, so it doesn't drip on something. 
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: sixweechillens December 11, 2006, 09:43:49 AM
Yes, I did put it in the fridge... overnight, in fact. I guess I was just a little surprised because I thought it would be thick, like ointment. Also I just realized that I had pressed the garlic instead of mincing it... but I didn't put in a whole 3 T. because I got tired of all the pressing! Maybe I used 2.... anyway, I'll mince it next time. One more thought.... does anybody else dislike smelling to the ceiling of garlic?????  :D :D :D
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: herbalmom December 11, 2006, 01:30:27 PM
Yes, I did put it in the fridge... overnight, in fact. I guess I was just a little surprised because I thought it would be thick, like ointment. Also I just realized that I had pressed the garlic instead of mincing it... but I didn't put in a whole 3 T. because I got tired of all the pressing! Maybe I used 2.... anyway, I'll mince it next time. One more thought.... does anybody else dislike smelling to the ceiling of garlic?????  :D :D :D

The trick is to have everbody else you know use it at the same time so everybody else smells like garlic :P & nobody notices that you do too. ;D ;D
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: Julia December 11, 2006, 03:21:41 PM
Why exactly do you put garlic on feet? Is there another place that's comparatively good to put GOOT? My kids are always barefoot (maybe this should be in the redneck thread) and even if I  get them to sit still for a while to be sure the garlic has soaked in, I still have greasy feet running around, which is good for the hardwood but not for the carpet ::). If they are wearing socks and shoes, then it's a matter of getting them all off and on every time I want to put GOOT on, or just putting it on at morning and night, which doesn't seem to be enough when they are sick. Plus, I always wonder if it's soaking into the sock more than into the skin.
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: healthybratt December 11, 2006, 04:02:07 PM
Why exactly do you put garlic on feet? Is there another place that's comparatively good to put GOOT? My kids are always barefoot (maybe this should be in the redneck thread) and even if I  get them to sit still for a while to be sure the garlic has soaked in, I still have greasy feet running around, which is good for the hardwood but not for the carpet ::). If they are wearing socks and shoes, then it's a matter of getting them all off and on every time I want to put GOOT on, or just putting it on at morning and night, which doesn't seem to be enough when they are sick. Plus, I always wonder if it's soaking into the sock more than into the skin.
It's a good pathway through the skin into the body and it's probably less likely to burn than other more sensitive areas on the body, but you can rub it on anywhere that is comfortable and doesn't burn.  It'll get there. ;D
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: 4myhoonie December 11, 2006, 04:06:24 PM
Why exactly do you put garlic on feet? Is there another place that's comparatively good to put GOOT? My kids are always barefoot (maybe this should be in the redneck thread) and even if I  get them to sit still for a while to be sure the garlic has soaked in, I still have greasy feet running around, which is good for the hardwood but not for the carpet ::). If they are wearing socks and shoes, then it's a matter of getting them all off and on every time I want to put GOOT on, or just putting it on at morning and night, which doesn't seem to be enough when they are sick. Plus, I always wonder if it's soaking into the sock more than into the skin.

i just put it on their feet at night and if they are really sick, their upper body in the morning. 
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: 4myhoonie December 11, 2006, 04:09:52 PM
Yes, I did put it in the fridge... overnight, in fact. I guess I was just a little surprised because I thought it would be thick, like ointment. Also I just realized that I had pressed the garlic instead of mincing it... but I didn't put in a whole 3 T. because I got tired of all the pressing! Maybe I used 2.... anyway, I'll mince it next time. One more thought.... does anybody else dislike smelling to the ceiling of garlic?????  :D :D :D

yeah, we get tired of the smell.  my kids have a cow when i put it on, and always want to know who is getting it!  but they get over it.  and usually the smell goes away or we get used to it, not sure which!   ::) 
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: mexmarr December 12, 2006, 06:24:28 AM
Ok, I am going to make goot someday.... just as soon as I can get coconut oil.  My concern is this.  I am concerned about the goot making messes on everthing.  Will it get on the furniture, or carpet or their beds.  Will there clothes be full of grease stains?  If so, is it going to require tons of extra scrubbing to take care of.

I'm pregnant withtwo toddlers, and morning sick most of the time.  I can barely keep my dishes washed and laundry done.  I just can't bring extra work in intentionally.

I sure hope that my perspective on all the extra work it would be is wrong?  Is it?  I would like some specifics.  Thanks!
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: 4myhoonie December 12, 2006, 06:49:37 AM
Ok, I am going to make goot someday.... just as soon as I can get coconut oil.  My concern is this.  I am concerned about the goot making messes on everthing.  Will it get on the furniture, or carpet or their beds.  Will there clothes be full of grease stains?  If so, is it going to require tons of extra scrubbing to take care of.

I'm pregnant withtwo toddlers, and morning sick most of the time.  I can barely keep my dishes washed and laundry done.  I just can't bring extra work in intentionally.

I sure hope that my perspective on all the extra work it would be is wrong?  Is it?  I would like some specifics.  Thanks!

hi!  i don't find it to be a problem.  it soaks into the skin pretty quickly and yes their pjs do smell of garlic but we just wash everything as normal.  sheets every couple of weeks, etc.  it is such a blessing to me not to take my little ones to the dr. and remembering what a big pain it was to give antibiotics twice a day, and all the harm those do to their systems i much prefer to use GOOT!  ;D  my youngest just got a bad cold. he was miserable.  green snot, couldn't sleep, i'm sure it had went to his ears, though i didn't check.  i just mixed up the GOOT fresh and applied it twice a day.  he is almost well in 3 days!!!! PTL!  i just love this stuff! 

also, if you don't have the coconut oil, just use olive.  it should set up in the frig, i think and it's soooo easy to make!  do you have a pampered chef chopper or something similar? that's what i've been using to make mine and it works great.  then puree it in a mini food processor or blender and strain.  it's much better to use it without the coconut oil if you don't have any, than not to use it at all.  i just put it on their feet at night with socks, and if your kids would leave socks and slippers on in the day you could do that.  i totally understand your feeling tired and sick.  i hope the smell of it doesn't bother you!  i don't have nice furniture, so don't worry about it much, but i don't think it gets on anything.  HTH!   ;)
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: mexmarr December 12, 2006, 06:59:10 AM
  it is such a blessing to me not to take my little ones to the dr. and remembering what a big pain it was to give antibiotics twice a day,

  i hope the smell of it doesn't bother you!  i don't have nice furniture, so don't worry about it much, but i don't think it gets on anything.  HTH!   ;)

Thanks for your imput!  We don't do doctor unless we absolutely have to, but my girls have taken turns being sick for the last 6 weeks.  It is getting old, and I am ready to nip it in the bud.

As for the smell.... Garlic is yummy, it my dh who wouldn't like it too much.  But he understands that, "no pain, no gain."  He'll put up with it willingly.

And furniture...  We moved to the US with none, and we got it all at the thrift store.  I don't know why I would even worry about it.  Nobody would notice another spot anyway!  ;)
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: petrimama December 12, 2006, 09:36:27 AM
In the past 2 weeks my batch of goot has cured:
1.  me of mastitis
2.  my friend & her son of a stomach bug
3.  an elderly woman of the flu
4.  my son of an ear infection
5.  2 of my friend's daughters of the flu
  Man that stuff goes a long way!  It works quickly, too!  Lovin' it!!  ~L
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: MQM December 13, 2006, 05:48:42 PM
In the past 2 weeks my batch of goot has cured:
1.  me of mastitis
2.  my friend & her son of a stomach bug
3.  an elderly woman of the flu
4.  my son of an ear infection
5.  2 of my friend's daughters of the flu
  Man that stuff goes a long way!  It works quickly, too!  Lovin' it!!  ~L

So how often do you use it/reapply, all day long for how many days? How much do you use for each application? Does your entire house smell like an Italian restaurant?  DH would tolerate it if I served pizza and other wonderful Italian entrees every day.  (Unfortunately, I can't because he is on a very strict diet right now--but I keep reminding him that at least it smells like pizza which is his absolute favorite meal.)

I did use it on my DD on feet and chest, but her cold continued to worsen. (Same for me, except not as severe as hers, which sounds even more bronchial.)   I guess the way everyone talks about it, I assumed the efficacy of it was enough to see noticeable results.  But after applying it a few times and observing no visible improvement, I was kind of frustrated.

So I didn't bother using it yesterday except in the morning and last night she woke up during the night with a bad fever and had the worst trouble breathing--rattling in chest, short breaths--since her cold began.  If I had been convinced by experience that it was really helping, I would have applied it in the middle of the night also.  But because it didn't seem to make any difference the couple of times I used it, I didn't want to bother with slime, odor, and maintenance--towel under DD on bed, socks on her feet, endless handwashing to reduce odor, etc.  I ended up giving Tylenol and cooling her down with a damp cloth.  Her fever finally broke  around 6:30am and she was a little better today than yesterday.

Perhaps I should have "bitten the bullet" and gone through the trouble?  I really want this to work...seeing how the oils aren't cheap and I've got a whole batch of it in my fridge. Not to mention, I do not like OTC meds etc.  DH says if she isn't better by Friday, then I need to take her to the doctor.

Her breathing is much better tonight (so far), but I gave her an expectorant from the health food store with guaifenesin because DH and I thought she needed an expectorant to clear up the mucus once and for all.

Any thoughts?  For those of you who use it to treat colds, how quickly do you see improvement? 
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: rosy December 13, 2006, 06:02:12 PM
When my children are about to get sick or are very sick I give them Sambucol and a clove of garlic with each meal(I grate it over their food, they can't see it and it enhances the flavor of the food so they eat better)  I can't say enough about Sambucol, it has done wonders with our viral illnesses.
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: KatieMac December 13, 2006, 06:27:55 PM
I recently got my kids the Pediacare Gentle Vapors night light and I'm convinced it helped my son sleep through the night when he had his bad chest cold. The vapors actually smell good and they really permeate the room. Each refill lasts 8 hours.

I use garlic oil too...and I'm not sure if it helps. But it was just garlic oil, no garlic solids, and no coconut oil either. I am getting pretty sick of the smell of garlic...but I do want to keep plugging away.
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: 4myhoonie December 13, 2006, 07:23:18 PM
i used it morning and night for 2 days and saw major visible improvement.  then continued to use it, though i think not long enough.  you have to remember it also makes a difference how strong the immune system is of the child you are using it on.  sambuccol is great too. 

katiemac~~do you use the childrens version of sambuccol?  i found the adult version to bother the tummy of my 1 year old.  would do the kids version next time. 

i don't bother with all the towels, etc.  the oils aren't cheap, no, but think how much you would spend if were using over the counter products, antibiotics, etc.  it really takes so little to make a batch.  i also put it down their backs.  then i just put on clothes and socks, like i would anyway.  in fact i think i will make all my kids wear it tomorrow afternoon, and bedtime.  they are all "slightly" sick, but not enough to make them miserable.   ::)

keep it up 4 or 5 days.  in addition, try other things. sambuccol, immune boosters, tummy tune up, etc.  good luck!
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: SC December 13, 2006, 07:37:07 PM
I know we live in a more is better society, but let's all just step back and think for a minute.

GOOT helps your body do what it was designed to do. It isn't a magic pharmaceutical drug. It is a herb mixed with specially formulated oils. I'm not sure where all of the staining and stuff on the bed linen is coming from. I've used GOOT a number of years now. My method is to rub it on the chest as I would an application of Vicks. I rub the chest until it the oil is mostly absorbed, put a t-shirt on the kid and send him to bed. If congestion isn't a major issue, just rub it on the feet, put on a pair of socks and send him to bed. The next morning you should have either a pair of socks or a t-shirt to wash.

As long as symptoms persist, I apply GOOT at least three times a day. That's easy for me to remember because we eat that often. Then I re-apply at bed time if we are really fighting a bad sickness. I don't wake a child up during the night if he is resting nicely. If he's coughing or sniffing, I may go in there and GOOT him.

Remember, within a few minutes of application GOOT is in the bloodstream and doing its work. I find that the key to success with GOOT is to act early and often. In other words, if I hear a little one sniffing, I put some GOOT on his chest before he runs out to play and repeat at the next meal and so on until he is no longer showing symptoms. I don't wait until the passages are completely clogged and a fever is raging. I act when I hear the first sniffle and monitor the symptoms carefully.

In the long run, I find that I actually use GOOT less often by using this approach. Their little immune systems get just the boost they need to fend off the little invaders and they seem to improve quickly.

It does have an odor, but if your whole house has a vibrant aroma, I'm wondering if the problem isn't that too much is being applied at a single application (you only need less than a tablespoon) with too much time being left between applications?
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: MQM December 13, 2006, 08:20:11 PM
Hmmm...

About 3-1/2 weeks ago, we started getting colds, but it passed quickly for all of us except DD who seemed asthmatic for a day.  I used eucalyptus oil and a natural homeopathic cough syrup with ipecac and seemed to knock it out.  Then we were out of town for 4-1/2 days-- 2000 miles driving, 35 hours total--and were exposed to other illnesses and unfamiliar climates for 2 days in between--SIL, who was also there, has bronchitis--and the cold started up again for all of us (dh, kids, and me) last week when we returned, with a vengeance I might add.

We can't seem to shake it.  When I first noticed symptoms, I gave the syrup again, upped the probiotics, bought an echinacea herbal supplement formula for kids (echinacea/goldenseed formula for me), and have used eucalyptus oil consistently either on a damp cloth for them (DD and DS) to inhale, a few drops on their pillows and mine, in their baths, or in a room vaporizer.  It seemed to help relieve the congestion but now that it is in her chest, it doesn't seem to help much. 

I've given meringue for fevers.  We drink peppermint tea all the time.  I've added propolis and honey to it.  And sometimes I mix peppermint tea with licorice root tea.

Maybe I'll just use Nyquil like DH, who got better after 3 days. ;) Although, he got to sleep for 3 whole days, too. 

you have to remember it also makes a difference how strong the immune system is of the child you are using it on.  sambuccol is great too.

We used a whole bottle of sambucol, between DD, DS, and me the last time we had a cold, and I didn't notice any benefit from that either.  The cold passed after 5-7 days as usual and symptoms persisted for the duration. 

I asked DH if he thinks our dc have strong immune systems.  He said with no hesitation, "Yes!"  How do you gauge strong, though? They've never had antibiotics, ear infections, strep, etc. (Breasted ds almost 15 mos. and dd 19 mos.)  Have only ever had common colds and stomach virus.  We eat mostly natural, unprocessed foods, supplement probiotics, avoid sugar, etc.  I know there are a lot of other factors, but by and large, I just don't see how they can't.

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: herbalmom December 13, 2006, 08:33:41 PM
Meek & Quiet Mommy,
 
I would use GOOT on chests, back, & feet & check out the thread in men's health on bronchitis. HTH ~herbalmom
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: MQM December 13, 2006, 09:37:06 PM
I know we live in a more is better society, but let's all just step back and think for a minute...It isn't a magic pharmaceutical drug.
WHAT!!! :o But, but, but.... the GOOT info page says "A formula that will produce MIRACLES"! :'( And I thought...;)

Not sure if that statement was for my benefit ;D, but just to be clear, this is what I was getting at...
As long as symptoms persist, I apply GOOT at least three times a day.
I was wondering from those who have success with it, how often it was applied, since after I used it for 2 days, instead of our symptoms subsiding, they continued to worsen for both myself and daughter.  This was particularly surprising and disturbing, since because of garlic's potency, I was certain it would help when nothing else had.

I wasn't expecting magic or a CURE--I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to obtain antibiotics with the symptoms my daughter has if that's what I was after ;)--but at the very least thought we might see some improvement, and certainly not worsening.
I'm not sure where all of the staining and stuff on the bed linen is coming from... next morning you should have either a pair of socks or a t-shirt to wash.
 Again, not sure if this was for my benefit... DH obligingly told me I could try GOOT but he is not completely sold on all this herbs stuff, is sensitive to odors, and will only tolerate so much garlic odor in the household.  So in my case, as much as possible, I'm simply trying to prevent DH from detecting the odor as he passes through. ;)  Thus, towel on the bed beneath DD--for oil on chest that might seep through her shirt to sheets and blanket-- and two pairs of socks on my feet and hers to keep oils from soaking through, and lots of handwashing. ;)
I don't wait until the passages are completely clogged and a fever is raging
Once again, if intended for me ;)... In our case, there was very little nasal congestion for any of us, I think due to the eucalyptus oil.   After everything else we tried, DD's coughing wouldn't quit and her breathing was becoming more difficult.  Then I read this on the info page...
Rub on chest for chest colds, pneumonia or rub into nostrils for sinus infections.
so I thought I would try it on her chest cold.  DD's fever had been gone for several days, but came back again even after the use of GOOT.  Maybe it all comes down to the fact that, different herbs have different effects on people.  What works for some, may not work for all.  Oh well, I'll give it another whirl, but this time, I won't expect any "miracles".  ;)

It does have an odor, but if your whole house has a vibrant aroma, I'm wondering if the problem isn't that too much is being applied at a single application (you only need less than a tablespoon) with too much time being left between applications?
I'm sure I used less than a tablespoon because I didn't want to use anymore after the first little scoop melted so quickly and became runny.  Is that how yours works?  Do you think different brands of oil could  affect the consistency of it? 
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: SC December 14, 2006, 03:53:03 AM
Meek&Quiet, you made me chuckle all of the way through your post :D

No, my comments were not directed at any one particular person. It was a response to the recurring comments that I see about widespread staining (Should I replace the mattress?), limbs not growing back (I put goot on, but the it didn't restore the severed leg!) and etc.

Goot is what it is. Goot helps support your immune system as it fends off attack.

It does a great job of that BUT there are variables in its use. These include things like whether or not it was made according to the instructions (I know, I have played with the formula myself & haven't yet improved on it), the application (how it is applied and how often) and the health of the patient.

In regards to the last variable, GOOT is one of the more effective things you can do to help even those in fragile health. However, you must understand that if someone's system is very depleted, and the immune system overworked, that body may not have the tools to do the work GOOT is supporting. In other words, the immune system may be so depleted in an individual that he/she does not improve when others (in the same circumstances and with healthy immune function) do see results.

In these instances, diet, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle go a long way towards helping to restore the immune system to the function it was intended. So, to say it better: GOOT is one tool in your journey -- a very good tool -- but one of many.

As for these  :D :D :D
Not sure if that statement was for my benefit
Again, not sure if this was for my benefit...
Once again, if intended for me

You remind me of my baby sister that I dearly love. Being the youngest and a girl, she is a novelty in our family of mostly boys. We spoiled her lavishly and then handed her off to her bewildered husband. I visited them recently and noticed that he had gotten her a pair of pajamas. On the shirt, there was what looked like one of those adhesive name tags. It said, "Hello, my name is HIGH MAINTENANCE!"
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt December 14, 2006, 04:49:02 AM
For goot, is it ok to use Louana cocunut oil, or should I wait until I can afford the real stuff?
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: SC December 14, 2006, 04:52:46 AM
For goot, is it ok to use Louana cocunut oil, or should I wait until I can afford the real stuff?

If I'm responding to illness and don't have time to make a run to the store, I use what I have on hand until I can secure better products.

BUT, realize that there are REASONS for the ingredients as listed and BENEFITS that you may not get without them.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: petrimama December 14, 2006, 06:54:36 AM
What's Louana Coconut Oil and why wouldn't it work?  Is there a specific brand recommended?  I thought just using what I had already was OK, so that's what I did and I've had good results.  ~L
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: MQM December 14, 2006, 07:04:30 AM
As for these  :D :D :D
Not sure if that statement was for my benefit
Again, not sure if this was for my benefit...
Once again, if intended for me

You remind me of my baby sister that I dearly love. Being the youngest and a girl, she is a novelty in our family of mostly boys. We spoiled her lavishly and then handed her off to her bewildered husband. I visited them recently and noticed that he had gotten her a pair of pajamas. On the shirt, there was what looked like one of those adhesive name tags. It said, "Hello, my name is HIGH MAINTENANCE!"
Ummm… Honestly, I wasn’t trying to be difficult. The reason I did that was because I wanted to be careful to acknowledge that although some of what you said seemed pertinent to my situation, I have read the entire thread and did realize you were addressing many in your post.  But I guess instead I just came off sounding like I was “high maintenance” and that is the last thing I wanted to do.  :(

I like the idea of GOOT and since I really want it to work, I guess I wanted those who swear by it to understand where I am with it so they can help me understand what to do differently or better, then we can reap the benefits, too.  :) Thanks for all the help!
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: SC December 14, 2006, 08:00:13 AM
Ummm… Honestly, I wasn’t trying to be difficult.

NO! You WEREN'T being difficult. I enjoy a good laugh. I grew up in a house FULL of boys and enjoy kidding around. I found the exchange humorous and was trying to lighten the mood. I didn't mean to be insensitive. Sorry.  :-X
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: Blessedw/3 December 15, 2006, 03:49:30 AM
Does goot have to be refridgerated? If so, why? My kids hate it being cold on thier chest.   :D
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: 4myhoonie December 15, 2006, 07:12:30 AM
Does goot have to be refridgerated? If so, why? My kids hate it being cold on thier chest.   :D

yes, to keep the garlic's potency for 2 weeks.  could you melt it between your hands before applying?  HTH
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Blessedw/3 December 15, 2006, 07:59:24 AM
Thanks, I can do that it just is more messy and I was looking for an easy way out.  :P ;D I haven't been keeping my last batch in the refrigerator the whole time. It still smells garlicy, do you think it will still work?
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: diaperswyper December 15, 2006, 08:08:44 AM
  For those of you who don't want to mess with GOOT, put a garlic clove in  the garlic press and start squeezing the garlic til the juice starts to come out. Rub on the bottom of their feet and put socks on. We've also rubbed it on their chest, just make sure there's no garlic pieces left on their skin, it can blister. They will smell like Oive Garden but works great. Even my babies bm's will smell like garlic.  :P
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: 4myhoonie December 15, 2006, 07:57:40 PM
Thanks, I can do that it just is more messy and I was looking for an easy way out.  :P ;D I haven't been keeping my last batch in the refrigerator the whole time. It still smells garlicy, do you think it will still work?

probably, i suppose it just depends on the time spent out of the frig.  i left my out overnight accidentally, and put it in the frig in the morning.  i found it to work just fine.  i don't think garlic will ever lose it's smell...... ::) 
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt December 16, 2006, 04:34:53 AM
Removing Garlic Odor from Hands

Q How do you remove garlic odor from hands?
--Carol Cole, Brooklyn, NY

# A You can avoid the problem by wearing thin, disposable gloves when you handle garlic, onion, fish or other pungent foods. Here are three sure ways to get rid of that nasty smell: Pour a little salt or baking soda on hands and rub them together. Rinse with water.
# Squeeze toothpaste or pour a small amount of mouthwash on one palm, then rub hands together. Rinse with water.
# Rub hands across a stainless steel utensil under running tap water.

from Good HouseKeeping (http://magazines.ivillage.com/goodhousekeeping/heloise/heloise/qas/0,,284578_644462,00.html)

More Links.

Remove Garlic and Onion Odors from Hands (http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf162345.tip.html)
How to Remove Garlic Smell from Hands (http://mideastfood.about.com/od/tipsandtechniques/qt/garlicodor.htm)
Removing Smell of Garlic from Hands/Nails (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061130060126AAIQpdg)
Never tried this, but read it the other day and thought it sounded worth a try except for the toothpaste (SLS -  ::)).
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: abbilynn December 18, 2006, 08:29:47 AM
Well, I think I justed messed up my first batch of GOOT  :'(  I minced three tablespoons of garlic, added it to three tblsp coconut oil and three tblsp olive oil.  Then I stuck it in a pan of hot water to melt the oil so it would mix.  I may have heated it too long and destroyed it.  How would I know?  Then I went to strain it and accidentally dumped most of it in the pan of water  :o  So, I have about 1 1/2 tblsp now in the fridge, but it may not be any good b/c of heating it.  Any tips for next time?  I only heated it for about three minutes or so and the water wasn't boiling yet.  Thanks  :)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: SC December 18, 2006, 09:19:43 AM
The coconut oil isn't heated -- only WARMED until it gets to a liquid state. THEN the other ingredients are added and blended. At our house during the summer, I don't even have to heat the coconut oil because of our warm climate. As a matter of fact, I've been known to make GOOT without warming the coconut oil to a liquid state. If it is soft, blending it with the other ingredients kind of "mushes" it nicely.

If you put the garlic in the pan and left it for any length of time you likely killed off many of its beneficial qualities.

HTH
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: abbilynn December 18, 2006, 09:48:42 AM
Yeah, I'll have to dump this first batch.  :-\  Bummer.  I'll try again tomorrow.  I have extra virgin olive oil, but just organic coconut oil (not virgin).  Is that bad?  Thanks for the tips.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: SC December 18, 2006, 10:08:22 AM
Yeah, I'll have to dump this first batch.  :-\  Bummer.  I'll try again tomorrow.  I have extra virgin olive oil, but just organic coconut oil (not virgin).  Is that bad?  Thanks for the tips.

The good news is that even a failed attempt to make GOOT ensures that the beneficial properties of garlic have made it to your bloodstream as you handled the cloves.  :)

If I had to list the ingredients in order of importance, I would say that it is most important to use organic garlic cloves. Secondly, I would say the organic EV coconut oil and then the EV olive oil. It's a qualified opinion from years of use, but an opinion nonetheless.

Use what you have on hand. Once you decide the grade of oils you prefer to use, purchase that. This is a very forgiving salve. I wouldn't worry.
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: abbilynn December 18, 2006, 10:17:32 AM
Thanks.  :)  I'll go with what I have for now, then purchase the higher grade stuff when I can.  Looking back I think "duh!" I should've warmed the coconut oil FIRST then added the other stuff.  But hindsight is 20/20 eh?!   ::) ::)  I was just so excited about trying it out.......well now I know  :P I'll let you know how it turns out tomorrow.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: petrimama December 18, 2006, 01:26:43 PM
What's Louana Coconut Oil and why wouldn't it work?  Is there a specific brand recommended?  I thought just using what I had already was OK, so that's what I did and I've had good results.  ~L

Any Answers yet???
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: Whiterock December 19, 2006, 01:29:34 PM
What's Louana Coconut Oil and why wouldn't it work?  Is there a specific brand recommended?  I thought just using what I had already was OK, so that's what I did and I've had good results.  ~L

Any Answers yet???

Yep.  ;)

The cheap stuff from Wal-Mart (the Louana Coconut Oil) is not antimicrobial. It has been over processed. A good clue is that it doesn't have a strong coconut smell. I used it for cooking for a long time before finding NOW brand virgin coconut oil at our local herb shop ($8 for 12oz, or $11 for 20oz). The cheap stuff is better than shortening or canola oil, but if you use it in GOOT just be aware that the only thing it's going to add is the ability to firm-up in the fridge.
WR
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: petrimama December 19, 2006, 02:32:43 PM
iMuchas gracias!      ~L
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: abbilynn December 21, 2006, 10:30:40 AM
Yay!  My GOOT turned out this time!  ;D  I'm glad b/c I made it for my DH's grandmother who is sick with cold/congestion so I hope it helps her.  I know it won't completely work b/c she already has a compromised and weakened immune system, but I'm hoping it will at least help a little..... we'll see  ;) 
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: smileyface December 27, 2006, 08:55:42 AM
My kids were all sick this past weekend. I made a batch of GOOT and put it on their chest and backs before their naps. My 2 year old woke up a couple hours later with a huge rash where I had put the GOOT. It looked almost like hives and was really itchy. I gave her a bath to wash it off. That was a few days ago and it's still a little rashy. I was just wondering if anyone else had this happen. She's not allergic to any of the ingredients, I cook with them all the time. She does have sensitive skin though, and her eczema has been flaring up lately. But this is the 3rd time I've used goot on her. The first time, it worked really well. I used it a day or two and she got better, no rash or anything. The 2nd time, it was fine at first, but her skin was already a little rashy before I started the goot. I started using Arbonne baby oil about the same time as the goot, and she started breaking out real bad. So I assumed it was the Arbonne, so I quit using it. I also stopped using the goot at the same time, since her cold was pretty much gone. The rash went away after a couple days. But now, I'm wondering if it was the goot and not the arbonne. My sister thought maybe it was just the goot drawing toxins out through her skin.  ??? She's better now, but now I don't know if I should try using the Goot again. And it worked so well.  :(  Any thoughts?
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: Laurie December 27, 2006, 09:27:55 AM
Smileyface ~ I don't have an answer for you but I did have a similar experience.  I used GOOT on my son a couple of weeks ago and there was no skin irritation.  On the second day of the cold I spread it on his chest and he woke up with a terrible rash...all over his body and legs but it was most definitely worse in the area that I had put the GOOT.  Turns out he had fifth disease.  So, like you, I'm wondering if the GOOT was drawing the toxins out through the skin and causing a worse rash in that area.  I stopped using the GOOT just because I'm not experienced with it and he was so miserable I was afraid of doing anything to make it worse for him. 
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: smileyface December 27, 2006, 10:17:34 AM
What is fifth disease?  ???
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt December 28, 2006, 06:45:48 AM
My kids were all sick this past weekend. I made a batch of GOOT and put it on their chest and backs before their naps. My 2 year old woke up a couple hours later with a huge rash where I had put the GOOT. It looked almost like hives and was really itchy. I gave her a bath to wash it off. That was a few days ago and it's still a little rashy. I was just wondering if anyone else had this happen. She's not allergic to any of the ingredients, I cook with them all the time. She does have sensitive skin though, and her eczema has been flaring up lately.
It sounds like die off reaction.  What I mean is that if she has eczema, there's a good chance she has yeast.  The garlic may have killed enough candida to cause a die off reaction.  If this is the case, you may want to treat internally for candida.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: smileyface December 28, 2006, 06:51:27 AM
What would be a safe way to treat her for that? She just turned 2 (actually today is her birthday!  :) ). We just ordered some original blend tt, would just using that on her food be enough?
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt December 28, 2006, 07:01:44 AM
What would be a safe way to treat her for that? She just turned 2 (actually today is her birthday!  :) ). We just ordered some original blend tt, would just using that on her food be enough?
That's an excellent start.  You need to control the sugars in her diet.  Here's the link on it for adults.  You can use most of this information for all ages, but there's also a thread on candida for kids.

I Think I Have Leaky Gut and/or Candida:  What Now? (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,2698.0.html)
Treating Children for Candida/Yeast (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3461.0.html)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: uptrapperdansgirl December 28, 2006, 08:00:14 AM
hi everyone, just wondering if someone could tell me what "dying off" means. the goot treatment kills yeast, dying off means what????thanks a ton
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: queentea December 28, 2006, 08:11:44 AM
don't throw out the old goot...I have been using it on my daughters rash on her bottom.  She is still in pull ups at night and they make her butt break out, but the goot takes care of the rash.  I wouldn't use old goot for treating anything other than the topical application as it probably wouldn't work to get rid of a cold or flu, but this stuff is more than a month old and still works on her bottom.  I don't make fresh till I need it and I haven't needed it lately, thank the Lord! ;)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt December 28, 2006, 01:49:01 PM
hi everyone, just wondering if someone could tell me what "dying off" means. the goot treatment kills yeast, dying off means what????thanks a ton
When there is an overabundance of yeast, and you kill it quickly, there is a reaction called dieoff.  This is believed to be caused by a release of toxins by the dying organisms which cause symptoms mimicing yeast type infections and symptoms.  So when you are killing yeast, it most likely will appear that it's getting worse before it gets better.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: smileyface January 03, 2007, 04:45:42 PM
It sounds like die off reaction. What I mean is that if she has eczema, there's a good chance she has yeast. The garlic may have killed enough candida to cause a die off reaction. If this is the case, you may want to treat internally for candida.

Ok, another question. I think I have some yeast issues. I can't use the yeast assassin because I'm pregnant. But I did just order the tummy tuneup, and am eliminating sugar and yeast from my diet. If the Goot killled off the yeast in my daughter, would it work for me? Could I just put it on like I did her, and would it help get it out of my system? I would like to get rid of this as soon as possible, because my baby is due soon and I don't want to have to deal with it then. Also, I think I read somewhere, and I can't find it now, that you shouldn't take Supermom while treating for yeast, because that will make it worse. Or something like that. I just finally ordered some Supermom, and I can't wait to start taking it, but I really want to get rid of the yeast. Any suggestions?
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt January 04, 2007, 05:11:38 AM
Ok, another question. I think I have some yeast issues. I can't use the yeast assassin because I'm pregnant. But I did just order the tummy tuneup, and am eliminating sugar and yeast from my diet. If the Goot killled off the yeast in my daughter, would it work for me? Could I just put it on like I did her, and would it help get it out of my system? I would like to get rid of this as soon as possible, because my baby is due soon and I don't want to have to deal with it then. Also, I think I read somewhere, and I can't find it now, that you shouldn't take Supermom while treating for yeast, because that will make it worse. Or something like that. I just finally ordered some Supermom, and I can't wait to start taking it, but I really want to get rid of the yeast. Any suggestions?
I don't know anything about Supermom making yeast worst.  I'll leave that to the Beeyoutiful experts to answer, but Goot couldn't hurt.  It should help you with your yeast issues.  You could just eat the garlic.  I chop it up and swallow it like pills.  You still smell like garlic all the time, but you're not greasy.  Read the following links for more info on how to treat yeast.

I Think I Have Leaky Gut and/or Candida:  What Now? (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,2698.msg24679.html#msg24679)
Candida Cleanse without Supplements (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1113.0.html)
Treating Yeast/Candida While Pregnant (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,2592.0.html)
Natural Antifungals (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,695.0.html)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: joyful_mommy_03 January 05, 2007, 05:03:21 PM
Has anyone used GOOT on an ear infection - the same way you would use regular garlic oil drops?  I think my 10mo old may have an ear infection and I have freshly made GOOT.  Didn't know if the addition of coconut oil might do something bad to eardrums.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: herbalmom January 05, 2007, 05:19:45 PM
Has anyone used GOOT on an ear infection - the same way you would use regular garlic oil drops?  I think my 10mo old may have an ear infection and I have freshly made GOOT.  Didn't know if the addition of coconut oil might do something bad to eardrums.

I don't think that the cocoanut would do anything but I'm not sure. I would be more inclined to think that the pureed garlic would tend to leave the ear a mess. While you're figuring it out, onion juice works for ears. Just cut an onion in half, bore at the cut edge with the tip of a spoon to press out some juice (just like using a reamer on a lemon) & use in the ear. HTH & I hope your little one feels better soon. Blessings ~herbalmom
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: SC January 05, 2007, 06:58:02 PM
Has anyone used GOOT on an ear infection - the same way you would use regular garlic oil drops?  I think my 10mo old may have an ear infection and I have freshly made GOOT.  Didn't know if the addition of coconut oil might do something bad to eardrums.

GOOT is great for ear infections. Just rub behind the ear & lobe. It's penetrating qualities make sure that it will get into the deeper tissues. I would use it in the ear, but some people don't remove all chunks of garlic and others make theirs way too strong by using a garlic press (which could make it strong enough to burn). If yours is a smooth paste, without chunks, you can rub it in the ear using a cotton swab. The coconut oil will be kept soft by the body temperature and is anti-microbial -- good for infection.

http://www.nacd.org/more_information/health/goot.html
GOOT, rubbed into the skin, transfers raw garlic oil directly into the blood stream. Apply on the feet of children or infants to fight infections. Rub on chest for chest colds, pneumonia or rub into nostrils for sinus infections. Apply directly to sores inside the mouth. Rub on Athlete's foot or genital area for jock itch. Insert GOOT into vagina or rectum for yeast or other related infections. Apply on rashes any place. Place on cotton swab for ear infections. GOOT kills Candida, parasites, bad bacteria and virus by direct application. In addition, it treats systemic infections by absorption through the skin into the blood supply and travels throughout the body.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: joyful_mommy_03 January 23, 2007, 05:00:40 AM
I was wondering if anyone knows what happens to the GOOT after two weeks?

I'm assuming it just looses some of its potency.  I made some about three weeks ago and its been in the frig.  My oldest is saying he just doesn't feel right this morning and I was hoping to put some on his feet since I don't know exactly whats wrong yet.

Any thoughts?  Has anyone used GOOT after the two week period?
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: wardermom January 23, 2007, 06:01:11 AM
I just used GOOT that's been in my fridge for months on my daughter who had a fever. It was interesting  to see her fever drop so fast without Tylenol.
Melanie
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: 4myhoonie January 23, 2007, 07:44:32 AM
I just used GOOT that's been in my fridge for months on my daughter who had a fever. It was interesting  to see her fever drop so fast without Tylenol.
Melanie

wow!  thank you so much for this info!  i will use this first next time!   ;D

i  :-* GOOT!!!!!
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: abbilynn January 23, 2007, 08:50:30 AM
I just used GOOT that's been in my fridge for months on my daughter who had a fever. It was interesting  to see her fever drop so fast without Tylenol.
Melanie


How often did you use it?  A couple weeks ago two of my kids had fevers over 104 degrees - I practically coated them in fresh GOOT (neck, chest, and feet) three times a day and it didn't do much for the fevers.  At least not right away.  It took them about 12 hours for the fever to break.  I do think it helped any infection, but didn't work too fast on the fevers.  I still love the stuff though!!  ;D ;D

abbilynn
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: wardermom January 24, 2007, 05:22:42 AM
Surprisingly, I only used it once, on her chest/tummy, back, and feet. I don't think it was a very strong virus though. The only symptoms she had were a mild fever of 101.8, a headache, and a sore tummy.There was no diarrhea or vomiting or cold symptoms, it was kind of weird. Anyway, she is over it. I really don't know what it was, or why the GOOT worked so fast, but it did and I'm thankful. :)
Melanie
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: herbalmom January 24, 2007, 07:48:58 AM

A couple weeks ago two of my kids had fevers over 104 degrees - I practically coated them in fresh GOOT (neck, chest, and feet) three times a day and it didn't do much for the fevers.  At least not right away.  It took them about 12 hours for the fever to break.  I do think it helped any infection, but didn't work too fast on the fevers.  I still love the stuff though!!  ;D ;D

Fever is part of the immune response & shows that the body is fighting the illness. Fever impares bacterial & viral growth & boosts immune function so I usually let a fever run it's course. See the book How to Raise A Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor By Dr. Robert Mendelsohn It sounds like once the GOOT & the fever did their work on what was making them sick then the fever came down on it's own. HTH Blessings ~herbalmom
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: abbilynn January 24, 2007, 07:52:18 AM
Yeah, I was proud of myself for not giving into the "ibuprofen."  I usually don't ever give them that unless the fever is bad, but this time it was bad and I let it go.  I think it helped them get over it faster.  That and GOOT!  ;D  Plus, I was giving them garlic orally and GSE.  During the fevers I gave them ginger baths.  All combined I think it did the trick!  ;D

abbilynn
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt January 25, 2007, 09:57:06 AM

A couple weeks ago two of my kids had fevers over 104 degrees - I practically coated them in fresh GOOT (neck, chest, and feet) three times a day and it didn't do much for the fevers.  At least not right away.  It took them about 12 hours for the fever to break.  I do think it helped any infection, but didn't work too fast on the fevers.  I still love the stuff though!!  ;D ;D

Fever is part of the immune response & shows that the body is fighting the illness. Fever impares bacterial & viral growth & boosts immune function so I usually let a fever run it's course. See the book How to Raise A Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor By Dr. Robert Mendelsohn It sounds like once the GOOT & the fever did their work on what was making them sick then the fever came down on it's own. HTH Blessings ~herbalmom
My guess is that goot does not bring fevers down directly but indirectly by helping the body do it's own work.  This would explain why it works fast for one incident and not another.  The fever that came down quickly was probably not as severe infection as the fever that took several hours to come down.  JMO.   ;D
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Whiterock January 25, 2007, 10:29:51 AM
I made my first batch of GOOT. My ds has a cold and was miserable the night before last. So yesterday I made the GOOT to rub on his feet and chest. He slept so well last night! And today he is almost back to his old self. Good Stuff.
WR
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: kittyninja January 25, 2007, 12:36:32 PM
ok i don't think GOOT is good for Ezcema type blotches, but then i don't know if it's not working because i used preminced garlic from a jar. my sis in law gave it to me and it's all i had at the time. the ingredients are garlic, water and PHOSPHORIC ACID! what does that do? would the garlic render my GOOT useless? i haven't actually used it on anythign else other than my sons grossy grosses.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Julia January 26, 2007, 07:11:54 AM
The garlic probably starts going bad once it's chopped up. Since it's already chopped up and in a jar, the phosphoric acid is probably a preservative. I'd think the jarred garlic would work better than nothing if that's all you have on hand, though not as well since some of the valuable components may be broken down. Fresh garlic is inexpensive and easy to find at the grocery store, though.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: christajean January 28, 2007, 03:09:16 PM
This thread is like being on a roller coaster!  Ups and downs, sucesses and failures, "it worked great!", "it didn't work for me".  The majority of you have had success and reply with zeal and enthusiasm...  I was sooo hoping to be in the majority, but alas, my GOOT failed :'(  It was my last resort and I was so disappointed.  I've been trying to fight a terrible rash on my 8mo. old dd for 2 weeks now...have tried almost everything advised on this site and am fighting yeast in myself.  I'm at a loss now and she is so sad.  I'm sure I followed the recipe exactly(especially after all the back and forth about tinkering  ;)LOL), but when I applied to her bum, her little legs stiffened up and she screamed!  I washed it off and then tried it on her feet, she cried more, but I continued and applied it to her chest.  She grabbed at her chest and cried harder, so I washed it off and went back to the Lotrimin the dr. had prescribed--sulking!  Not sure what the next plan of action should be...
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: herbalmom January 28, 2007, 03:30:19 PM
This thread is like being on a roller coaster!  Ups and downs, sucesses and failures, "it worked great!", "it didn't work for me".  The majority of you have had success and reply with zeal and enthusiasm...  I was sooo hoping to be in the majority, but alas, my GOOT failed :'(  It was my last resort and I was so disappointed.  I've been trying to fight a terrible rash on my 8mo. old dd for 2 weeks now...have tried almost everything advised on this site and am fighting yeast in myself.  I'm at a loss now and she is so sad.  I'm sure I followed the recipe exactly(especially after all the back and forth about tinkering  ;)LOL), but when I applied to her bum, her little legs stiffened up and she screamed!  I washed it off and then tried it on her feet, she cried more, but I continued and applied it to her chest.  She grabbed at her chest and cried harder, so I washed it off and went back to the Lotrimin the dr. had prescribed--sulking!  Not sure what the next plan of action should be...

Try these two threads:
 http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3248.0.html (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3248.0.html)

 http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3194.msg51579.html#new (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3194.msg51579.html#new)

HTH Blessings ~herbalmom

PS The links are fixed, I had entered them as email links instead of web links. Oops... ::) ::) ::) Sorry everyone. ~herbalmom
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Whiterock January 28, 2007, 04:40:48 PM
christajean,

Try making some with less garlic in it. If it was so strong that it burned her skin then I wouldn't put it on her either. The batch I made had less garlic in it than what was recommended on this board but I figured that some garlic was better than none (and this being their first experience with it, I didn't want it to be a bad one).

My dd caught cold from her brother and I used GOOT on her last night and she did even better than he did. I put it on again today and will reapply tonight before she goes to bed and I think she will be all better in the morning.

I also think that getting the GOOT into my system (from applying it to them) has kept me from getting very sick --- I'm sure I have a cold because the first sign the dc had was a sore throat and I have had a some scratchiness off and on for a couple days but it has gone no further than that. Of course I have also been taking echinacea, but only sporadicly.

WR
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Julia January 29, 2007, 08:40:39 AM
This thread is like being on a roller coaster!  Ups and downs, sucesses and failures, "it worked great!", "it didn't work for me".  The majority of you have had success and reply with zeal and enthusiasm...  I was sooo hoping to be in the majority, but alas, my GOOT failed :'(  It was my last resort and I was so disappointed.  I've been trying to fight a terrible rash on my 8mo. old dd for 2 weeks now...have tried almost everything advised on this site and am fighting yeast in myself.  I'm at a loss now and she is so sad.  I'm sure I followed the recipe exactly(especially after all the back and forth about tinkering  ;)LOL), but when I applied to her bum, her little legs stiffened up and she screamed!  I washed it off and then tried it on her feet, she cried more, but I continued and applied it to her chest.  She grabbed at her chest and cried harder, so I washed it off and went back to the Lotrimin the dr. had prescribed--sulking!  Not sure what the next plan of action should be...

Did you try the Fungal/Bacterial Infections thread? That may be what herbalmom linked to, but for some reason when I clicked on them the links didn't work so in case they didn't work for you, I'm adding the link here... http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3248.msg30397.html#msg30397
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Lavender~Rosemary January 29, 2007, 07:00:03 PM
Tonight I made my first batch of GOOT!  But...I accidentally put in 3 cloves of garlic instead of 3 tablespoons of minced garlic.  Could I put it back in the pot and melt the oils again then add some more garlic?  It seems like this would be fine to do, I'm just not sure.  This is all new to me.
Thanks,
Stacy
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: mishy January 29, 2007, 08:04:18 PM
Tonight I made my first batch of GOOT!  But...I accidentally put in 3 cloves of garlic instead of 3 tablespoons of minced garlic.  Could I put it back in the pot and melt the oils again then add some more garlic?  It seems like this would be fine to do, I'm just not sure.  This is all new to me.
Thanks,
Stacy

I actually use three cloves in my GOOT and it always works great!! 
:)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: christajean January 29, 2007, 08:25:09 PM
UGH!  I just reread my post and grimaced at the amount of despair in my tone!  If I had truly been honest with myself last night, I wouldn't have blamed all the failure on the GOOT...it would've been my lack of patience!  I am finally putting all the pieces together and feel like I am on the right track, yes, GOOT is helping now, but even more, I am ATTACKING the yeast in my body--NO sugar/refined flours, etc. and mega Acidopholus(Florajen) 3x a day.  Now with a little more patience, I am already seeing results, i.e. a wart that I've had for years is gone!


Did you try the Fungal/Bacterial Infections thread? That may be what herbalmom linked to, but for some reason when I clicked on them the links didn't work so in case they didn't work for you, I'm adding the link here... http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3248.msg30397.html#msg30397
Thanks, JuliaofSunnyside, it did work and helped too! :-*
christajean,

Try making some with less garlic in it. If it was so strong that it burned her skin then I wouldn't put it on her either. The batch I made had less garlic in it than what was recommended on this board but I figured that some garlic was better than none (and this being their first experience with it, I didn't want it to be a bad one).

WR
Thanks, WR, I will do that for my next batch.  I tried it again on her feet and she didn't cry at all, so the first time, she may have just been crying still from her bum burning!  But I wonder if my garlic was too potent or maybe even past it's prime?  I'm remembering now that it seemed to be sprouting ???Hmmm...
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: ILoveGodsWisdom January 29, 2007, 11:37:36 PM
My thoughts would be that if you killed the enzyms in the garlic that you may have destroyed some of the antibacterial action of the garlic.  You only need to heat it above 42 oC to do this.  I personally have noticed that cooking with garlic is not the same as using raw garlic in my 'home' formulas for colds and sore throuts.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: herbalmom January 30, 2007, 04:30:43 AM
Did you try the Fungal/Bacterial Infections thread? That may be what herbalmom linked to, but for some reason when I clicked on them the links didn't work so in case they didn't work for you, I'm adding the link here... http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3248.msg30397.html#msg30397

Yes, that was the first link, the second was for the eczema thread. Thanks for catching my goof. Both links are fixed, I had put them in as email links, instead of web links. Oops.... ::) ::) ::) Sorry everyone. Here they are again:

http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3248.0.html

http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3194.msg51579.html#new

HTH Blessings ~herbalmom
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Lavender~Rosemary January 30, 2007, 05:21:03 AM
Tonight I made my first batch of GOOT!  But...I accidentally put in 3 cloves of garlic instead of 3 tablespoons of minced garlic.  Could I put it back in the pot and melt the oils again then add some more garlic?  It seems like this would be fine to do, I'm just not sure.  This is all new to me.
Thanks,
Stacy

I actually use three cloves in my GOOT and it always works great!! 
:)
Thanks Mishy.  I appreciate you taking the time to let me know.  Before anyone had replied I actually added a little more garlic.  So we will see how it works.  I made it last night so have not had a chance to use it yet.
Thanks again,
Sacy
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: DaysofGrace February 02, 2007, 02:36:52 PM
I have a question about making GOOT. I actually made some, but didn't see the instructions to put in a blender or coffee grinder?

Warm three tablespoons of Coconut oil over stove until melted and add three tablespoons of olive oil. Remove from heat and add three tablespoons of fresh chopped garlic. Blend at slow speed, then at high speed for two minutes. Use a blender or coffee grinder. Pour mixture through a screen to remove chunks of garlic that the blender may have missed. Pour into a wide mouth jar and label it "GOOT." Place in a refrigerator.

I just warmed the oil and then strained it. What does the blender do? Chop the garlic up more? Also, how does the garlic properties get into the oil so quickly? Seems like warming slowly over the stove might give it more time or something? Just wondering.

Also, do you all keep your goot in the frig? And does it go bad? I saw it said to make more in 2 weeks.

Thanks!!
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: SC February 02, 2007, 02:52:44 PM
I have a question about making GOOT. I actually made some, but didn't see the instructions to put in a blender or coffee grinder?

Warm three tablespoons of Coconut oil over stove until melted and add three tablespoons of olive oil. Remove from heat and add three tablespoons of fresh chopped garlic. Blend at slow speed, then at high speed for two minutes. Use a blender or coffee grinder. Pour mixture through a screen to remove chunks of garlic that the blender may have missed. Pour into a wide mouth jar and label it "GOOT." Place in a refrigerator.

I just warmed the oil and then strained it. What does the blender do? Chop the garlic up more? Also, how does the garlic properties get into the oil so quickly? Seems like warming slowly over the stove might give it more time or something? Just wondering.

Also, do you all keep your goot in the frig? And does it go bad? I saw it said to make more in 2 weeks.

Thanks!!

Sweet picture DaysofGrace!
You actually grind the garlic into the oil with your hand wand mixer (a cheap appliance). You don't want to strain the garlic out of your paste, but only the chunks that didn't get pulverized when you ran your blender. You only warm the coconut oil to turn it into a liquid. The olive oil is already liquid and doesn't need warming. This isn't to bring any qualities out of the oil or the garlic, only to make it less solid and easy to mix. So, it isn't like you are cooking anything. During the summer where I live, I don't warm the coconut oil as our temperatures keep it rather squishy. If you use enough heat to cook, you'll lose the benefits of the raw garlic. HTH
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Whiterock February 02, 2007, 05:58:34 PM
I press the garlic cloves, put them in the warm oil and mash with the back of a spoon, let it sit for a good while, and then strain out the garlic. Works for us.
WR
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: DaysofGrace February 02, 2007, 07:41:56 PM
So basically, you are blending to chop up or liquify as much of the garlic as you can before straining?
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: SC February 02, 2007, 08:42:36 PM
So basically, you are blending to chop up or liquify as much of the garlic as you can before straining?
Yes, and you should save that baby picture to be used as part of a slide presentation at her wedding reception. It just cracks me up!
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: Amey February 03, 2007, 04:56:28 AM
Just popping in to say, I made goot for the first time earlier this week, and it seems to be helping a stubborn fungal rash (Vick's Vaporub didn't clear it up nearly as well as the goot is). The rash isn't gone yet, but it looks much better. I should have taken before/after pictures.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt February 03, 2007, 05:29:37 AM
So basically, you are blending to chop up or liquify as much of the garlic as you can before straining?
Yes, and you should save that baby picture to be used as part of a slide presentation at her wedding reception. It just cracks me up!
I've tried this and was unable to strain.  The tiny chunks of garlic just clogged up my strainer.  I suppose if I could figure out a better way, I might try it again...maybe  ::)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: koco February 03, 2007, 05:45:14 AM
you could try a coffee filter to strain, but then you won't get any little chunks of garlic.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: SC February 03, 2007, 05:50:18 AM
So basically, you are blending to chop up or liquify as much of the garlic as you can before straining?
Yes, and you should save that baby picture to be used as part of a slide presentation at her wedding reception. It just cracks me up!
I've tried this and was unable to strain.  The tiny chunks of garlic just clogged up my strainer.  I suppose if I could figure out a better way, I might try it again...maybe  ::)
You know, GOOT is very forgiving. I've gotten to the point that I actually skip the straining step and just pour it into little babyfood jars to keep in the fridge. If I see any chunks, I just fish them out with a fork.

I figure if a remedy is just too complicated or cumbersome, you won't use it regularly, and you won't receive the benefits. I really appreciate simple, basic solutions because I feel like I can share those knowing that the results will encourage the user to continue with the remedy without being discouraged by the process.

Also, it takes a little patience with yourself. I sigh to think how much patience I have with my children and other people. Then I remember how much patience God has had with me  ::). Too often, I don't take the time to have patience with myself and allow for a time to learn things. I could have been learning, discovering and exploring when instead I sat and wallowed in my frustration.  :P :-\ Just shared that so if any of you are there, you'll be encouraged that it won't always be like trying to work without thumbs  :D ;)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt February 03, 2007, 06:42:13 AM
you could try a coffee filter to strain, but then you won't get any little chunks of garlic.
Then I wouldn't get anything.  The filter would absorb all of the oil.  I don't know how you guys do this one.  Tried it and I thought it was messy, gross, and did I mention messy and gross?  LOL

I figure if a remedy is just too complicated or cumbersome, you won't use it regularly, and you won't receive the benefits. I really appreciate simple, basic solutions because I feel like I can share those knowing that the results will encourage the user to continue with the remedy without being discouraged by the process.

Personally, I just like the fresh is best.  Chop it and eat it.  It's simple, not messy and it works every time. ;D
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: DaysofGrace February 03, 2007, 01:36:24 PM
So basically, you are blending to chop up or liquify as much of the garlic as you can before straining?
Yes, and you should save that baby picture to be used as part of a slide presentation at her wedding reception. It just cracks me up!

SC,

You crack me up!  ;D 

Sophia is a little sweetie, I have more pictures on my blog of her, (should be a link below).

Anywhoo...can you or anyone else who uses GOOT regularly list all of the uses you have used it for? I have some made in my fridge, but am afraid I won't use it because...no one is sick and I don't know what to do with it. (BUT I have some..that is key!  ;) )


HB,
I just minced, put in warm oil, and then strained...no chunks (maybe I didn't mince finely enough) but it was pretty simple. Not messy or gross? It smells nice and garlicy too. Maybe you should try again. (or not). I also don't see how a coffee filter would work.

Debra
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Whiterock February 03, 2007, 06:08:43 PM
HB,
I just poured mine through one of those metal, mesh, strainers. No clogs, no mess.
WR
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt February 03, 2007, 07:21:50 PM
HB,
I just poured mine through one of those metal, mesh, strainers. No clogs, no mess.
WR
Me too and it got all gummed up and wouldn't go through.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: sierra February 03, 2007, 07:31:43 PM
Can you use GOOT daily as a preventative measure?  Can GOOT work like garlic, ie lowering blood pressure?
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt February 03, 2007, 07:35:03 PM
Can you use GOOT daily as a preventative measure?  Can GOOT work like garlic, ie lowering blood pressure?
It will prevent you from getting close to anyone.  LOL

Garlic is a good addition to anyone's diet for building of the immune system.  Eating it raw is always the best, but any way you can get it in or on the body is good for you.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: herbalmom February 03, 2007, 09:29:59 PM
HB,
I just poured mine through one of those metal, mesh, strainers. No clogs, no mess.
WR
Me too and it got all gummed up and wouldn't go through.

I think it depends on how fine the strainer is. I have 1 that puree will go through but not chunks & I have 1 that anything that has the slightest bit of pulp &/or fiber in it will clog. I can use it to strain tea if the plant material doesn't get smashed into the mesh but not puree. Maybe that's the difference? Food for thought. HTH Blessings ~herbalmom
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: 4myhoonie February 04, 2007, 03:59:31 AM
Can you use GOOT daily as a preventative measure?  Can GOOT work like garlic, ie lowering blood pressure?

hey i think that would be great to know!  maybe you can be the first to find out! 

I  :-*  GOOT!!!
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Gigi February 04, 2007, 06:28:15 AM
I have some made in my fridge, but am afraid I won't use it because...no one is sick and I don't know what to do with it. (BUT I have some..that is key!  ;) [\quote]


I suppose that, since you are Ready For Anything, something will Most Certainly crop up right around, let's see . . .  the day when your GOOT expires!  So that you have to throw out what you made and make a new batch!

Kinda like hanging the laundry out just to make sure your garden gets a good rain that day  :D


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: daisey February 04, 2007, 10:50:53 AM
Just wanted to post another satisfied family.   My son has had some kind of fungus on his one foot for years.   It was itchy and red and looked like it was rotting away.   The Dr. said athletes foot then said no it was something else,  but what he didn't know.   We tried his salve and it didn't work.   Why doesn't that surprise me.    :(     Anyway, over Christmas break I made some GOOT and he used it faithfully.   Took it back to school with him and when I asked the other day how he was he said it is GOOD!!!    Thank you to however first posted this!   We are grateful.   It also helps me save face so to speak because one of my weird healthy ideas really worked!   Wahooooo!     :D
God Bless
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: freshisbest February 06, 2007, 11:47:26 AM
Woops! Left it on the stove too long and I guess too hot cuz the garlic has browned. Did I ruin it? Still smells delicious!!
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: SC February 06, 2007, 11:51:12 AM
You've got a nice side dish or a spread for toast, but you can't make it GOOT. The recipe doesn't call for placing garlic on the stove as part of the process. :-\
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: MotherOfBlessings February 06, 2007, 12:04:03 PM
Garlic Toast.  Yummmmmmmm ;)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Melissa D. SC February 07, 2007, 07:18:32 AM
Ok ladies,
I just heard about this recipe today...

here is the situation:
I've been sick for 2 weeks, major nasal congestion, and now I believe I have bronchitis....

1 year old ds, lots of nasal congestion and croupy cough

4 year old dd, runny nose, slight ear ache

2 year old ds runny nose

husband just getting over walking pneumonia with antibiotics

The children and I have not been taking anything other than vitamin C and water


Questions:

Can this help us when we have been sick for this long?

Where did you all buy your coconut oil at?  I don't have a health food store in my town.

there seems to be some confusion over the coconut oil and melting it.  if you don't want to heat it on the stove, do you just put it in a glass container and run that under lukewarm water?  Or do you just leave it sit out on the counter like under a lamp ... how is one to get it to melt without using the stove?

Ok I think this is the list for now....I have to figure out where to get the coconut oil in order to make this work.....and will it work when we are deep into infections and want to rip out our nasal passages along with coughing up our lungs!!!
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt February 07, 2007, 07:57:53 AM
Ok ladies,
I just heard about this recipe today...

here is the situation:
I've been sick for 2 weeks, major nasal congestion, and now I believe I have bronchitis....

1 year old ds, lots of nasal congestion and croupy cough

4 year old dd, runny nose, slight ear ache

2 year old ds runny nose

husband just getting over walking pneumonia with antibiotics

I'm not the goot expert.  I'll leave that for someone else, but I can provide you with some other links for alternative treatments.

Ear Aches:  Causes & Cures (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php?topic=3307.0)
Cold, Cough, Phlegm, Congestion & Sore Throat Remedies (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3079.0.html)
Sinus Infections:  Causes & Cures (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3241.0.html)
Boosting Your Immune System:  Avoiding Illness (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,2545.0.html)

I would also urge you to put anyone who's had antibiotics on a probiotic as soon as possible to counteract the effects that antibiotics have on the immune system.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: 4myhoonie February 07, 2007, 08:31:05 AM
Ok ladies,
I just heard about this recipe today...

here is the situation:
I've been sick for 2 weeks, major nasal congestion, and now I believe I have bronchitis....

1 year old ds, lots of nasal congestion and croupy cough

4 year old dd, runny nose, slight ear ache

2 year old ds runny nose

husband just getting over walking pneumonia with antibiotics

The children and I have not been taking anything other than vitamin C and water


Questions:

Can this help us when we have been sick for this long?

Where did you all buy your coconut oil at?  I don't have a health food store in my town.

there seems to be some confusion over the coconut oil and melting it.  if you don't want to heat it on the stove, do you just put it in a glass container and run that under lukewarm water?  Or do you just leave it sit out on the counter like under a lamp ... how is one to get it to melt without using the stove?

Ok I think this is the list for now....I have to figure out where to get the coconut oil in order to make this work.....and will it work when we are deep into infections and want to rip out our nasal passages along with coughing up our lungs!!!

SC is the expert, so maybe she will disagree, but i've made it with just olive oil or olive and cheap coconut oil from walmart if i didn't have the real thing.  for colds and stuff this should work fine.  if you wanted to fight a fungal infection of some kind you would need the real thing. 

i would suppose it depends on your diet, the health of your immune sys, and many other factors, but what have you got to lose???  it's real cheap to make and you'll smell like lasagna!   ;D
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Melissa D. SC February 07, 2007, 09:33:46 AM
Is this Coconut Oil found in the Cooking Oil section of the grocery store or is this something in the pharmacy department?

We do not shop at Wal-mart so if it is something that I might find at another Grocery store then I can try there.  I live in SC so I have Bi-Lo, Publix, and Ingles grocery stores here.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: 4myhoonie February 07, 2007, 12:56:30 PM
Is this Coconut Oil found in the Cooking Oil section of the grocery store or is this something in the pharmacy department?

We do not shop at Wal-mart so if it is something that I might find at another Grocery store then I can try there.  I live in SC so I have Bi-Lo, Publix, and Ingles grocery stores here.

yes, found by the oil.  not sure if you'd find it elsewhere or not.  with the sickness you have in your family, i wouldn't worry about it.  make it with olive oil and begin slathering it all over everyone ASAP!!  that many people sick you'll need a new batch in a week or so, and you can begin looking around for the coconut oil in the meantime.  put it on the front, back up the neck, around ears if bothering and down the back, & bottoms of feet.  hopefully this will help.  also try any way you can to get raw garlic into them.  guacamole, salsa, put smashed or chopped garlic onto a spoon and cover with honey and spoonfeed.  HB eats several cloves a day to get over illness.  try searching garlic and you should find these ideas and more.  hope you all get well soon. 
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: freshisbest February 07, 2007, 01:08:29 PM
Just this week 2 of my my kids ( 9,13) started taking raw garlic, chopped fine, by the teaspoon and washed down with water or juice. No problems! They say its easier than pills. One of 'em had pneumonia over Xmas and I heard a cough last
weekend so I'm on the Garlic Patrol. My 'failed' GOOT hardened up in the fridge and looks like its supposed to...I guess browning the garlic may have reduced the medicinal quality but it sure smells good! You could smear it on the soles of your kids feet and put socks on and they could sleep in it.
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: Amey February 08, 2007, 04:53:09 AM
Let me just say: This stuff works miracles with fungus.
H a l l e l u j a h ! ! !
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: healthybratt February 10, 2007, 05:20:38 AM
Is this Coconut Oil found in the Cooking Oil section of the grocery store or is this something in the pharmacy department?

We do not shop at Wal-mart so if it is something that I might find at another Grocery store then I can try there.  I live in SC so I have Bi-Lo, Publix, and Ingles grocery stores here.

Coconut Oil:  Good Brands & Good Deals/Sales (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3699.0.html)
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: freshisbest February 11, 2007, 05:20:00 AM
GOOT Testimony..this is so exciting! My Brother-in-law severly damaged a lower leg in a motorcycle accident many many years ago. It plagues him now and then...a couple of years ago he fractured it messing around in the backyard. My Husband has been working with him the last couple of months ( carpentry) and has been coming home with stories of pain and suffering and his brothers inability to think clearly because of this pain in his leg. He keeps taking more and different OTC pain meds and still he can hardly walk and has even begun talking of getting some crutches it is so bad. I said to hubby I thought it sounded like an infection had burrowed itself in there...wondering if he shouldn't try some garlic my new wonder-cure. I happened to have made a batch of GOOT this week and last night he joined us for dinner so I handed him a bowl of it and said " try this..just for kicks. Rub it on and put on a sock. Maybe try a warm footbath with fresh garlic as well."
I just got a call from him....he says his leg feels better than it has in 2 weeks! He " doesn't know what that stuff is but I want some more!!"
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: savedbygrace February 26, 2007, 12:13:29 PM
My daughter had this funky bumpy red rash behind both knees. 3 goot applications and 3 days later, it is completely gone! Thanks SC!
I got the good coconut oil from mountain rose herbs. It was a great deal! 

Carrier & Vegetable Oils (http://coldfusion.affiliateshop.com/AIDLink.cfm?AID=079749&Redirect=/bulkoil/a-c.php)
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: steadygirl February 26, 2007, 12:53:38 PM
I was putting it on my little guys feet for a cold and it got rid of the mild eczema on his elbows and legs. :D (didn't seem to do much for the cold though, but he had it for a while before I started putting the goot on him :-\)
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: Julia February 26, 2007, 01:33:30 PM
All I can say is, GOOT is wonderful for yeast infections! The oil soothes the irritated skin and the garlic brings relief within the half hour. You can make it into capsule shapes and freeze those for suppositories. You might want to dilute it a little with more oil if it stings. Of course there's the GOOTy smell so that limits when you can use it but it's worth it!
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: littlemama24 February 26, 2007, 07:40:56 PM
Thank you all so much for introducing me to this!  It has already dome wonders for all sorts of things around here: coughs and eczema and yeast infections all over!  I bought some little mason jars so I can make batches to give away!  Miracle stuff here!
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: twitterpated4hubby February 27, 2007, 02:42:17 PM
I dint have time to read all the replies so i hope this wasn't already asked. Why is it important to throw out the batch of goot after two weeks? Will it go bad? Mine is about a month old and in the back of my fridge. I want to try it on my weird rash, but i really hate to make a new batch. I'm being lazy tonight.
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: momof2wifeof1 February 27, 2007, 03:00:03 PM
Made my first GOOT on Saturday for my daughter who tends to be sensitive in her privates.  I have to testify that this really worked well.  I have used garlic oil (for ear drops) in the past and it always worked pretty well.  I like that this just melts and is absorbed so quickly into her skin.  It is smelly though but she doesn't mind at all! Hubby even let me put it on his feet that have some sort of a skin thing going on ~ and he usually doesn't participate in my home brews! Get brave if you haven't tried this and just go for it~what do you have to loose?
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: Simply Kristen February 27, 2007, 05:13:25 PM
I took a GOOT bath last week.  :D :D

I woke with a sore throat and had an old batch of GOOT in the fridge. SO, I massaged MY ENTIRE body with GOOT in the bath.  It felt like a spa treatment.

I drained the water, then took an eucalytpis bath to get the GOOT of out the air. LOL

Anyone else done this??

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: YoopreMama February 27, 2007, 05:40:02 PM
Thank you all for reminding me of how great garlic is--espcially in GOOT form!  I finally made a new batch (it keeps longer than 2 weeks, but obviously, it's efficacy does diminish.)...I was inspired by posts of it helping skin...I have a slight cold and besides eating lots of onions and garlic, I like getting it in my system this way.   :D
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: Mom_to_12 February 28, 2007, 04:17:33 AM
Does this have to be stored in a mason jar?  Can I use a stainless steel tin, or a double-wall container for creams (like Miracle Salve comes in)?  Also, I don't have any Olive oil, can I use Rice Bran oil or Almond oil?
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: Simply Kristen February 28, 2007, 04:21:41 AM
Does this have to be stored in a mason jar?  Can I use a stainless steel tin, or a double-wall container for creams (like Miracle Salve comes in)?  Also, I don't have any Olive oil, can I use Rice Bran oil or Almond oil?

I use a glass baby food jar.
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: screasy March 01, 2007, 04:17:53 AM
I just used GOOT that's been in my fridge for months on my daughter who had a fever. It was interesting  to see her fever drop so fast without Tylenol.
Melanie

I have scanned this thread for shelf-life info, and this is the only thing I could really find.  Does anyone else have any info on this?  I assume it needs to be stored in the fridge to increase shelf-life?

How much do you usually make, just the recipe given?  What size jar does this yield?

We have all the ingredients, and everyone is fairly well right now, so we didn't want to make a batch and have it all go to waste.  That coconut oil is EXPENSIVE!

Thanks for being such wonderful, informative folks!  (getting my first Kombucha starter soon....thanks SarahK!)
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: SC March 01, 2007, 04:31:06 AM
I have scanned this thread for shelf-life info, and this is the only thing I could really find.  Does anyone else have any info on this?  I assume it needs to be stored in the fridge to increase shelf-life?

Here is the original information from the following link:
http://www.nacd.org/more_information/health/goot.html

Anti-infective/Anti-fungal/Anti-parasites Warm three tablespoons of Coconut oil over stove until melted and add three tablespoons of olive oil. Remove from heat and add three tablespoons of fresh chopped garlic. Blend at slow speed, then at high speed for two minutes. Use a blender or coffee grinder. Pour mixture through a screen to remove chunks of garlic that the blender may have missed. Pour into a wide mouth jar and label it "GOOT." Place in a refrigerator.

GOOT turns into a thick soft paste after one hour. GOOT, rubbed into the skin, transfers raw garlic oil directly into the blood stream. Apply on the feet of children or infants to fight infections. Rub on chest for chest colds, pneumonia or rub into nostrils for sinus infections. Apply directly to sores inside the mouth. Rub on Athlete's foot or genital area for jock itch. Insert GOOT into vagina or rectum for yeast or other related infections. Apply on rashes any place. Place on cotton swab for ear infections. GOOT kills Candida, parasites, bad bacteria and virus by direct application. In addition, it treats systemic infections by absorption through the skin into the blood supply and travels throughout the body. After two weeks, make a new batch of GOOT.
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: Rene March 01, 2007, 05:37:22 AM
I am going to make this today.  We've all been sick for 6 weeks and I am so tired of it!  I was taking raw garlic internally, but after about 3 days with no improvement I stopped.  I was also making a garlic poultice for the kids, but wasn't consistent - having GOOT on hand would be much easier.
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: Mom_to_12 March 01, 2007, 06:18:56 AM
I have scanned this thread for shelf-life info, and this is the only thing I could really find.  Does anyone else have any info on this?  I assume it needs to be stored in the fridge to increase shelf-life?

How much do you usually make, just the recipe given?  What size jar does this yield?


I made my first GOOT yesterday.  I had to double the recipe because it was too little to work in my blender. 
I used:

This batch made 6 oz. of GOOT (I filled a 4 oz. and a 2 oz. double walled jar - the kind body creams come in).

Now my question is, I have so much of this, can I freeze one, or will that ruin it? 
It sounds like it is only supposed to last 2 weeks.
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: Julia March 02, 2007, 10:53:21 AM
Hey, I found a new quirky way to identify yourself as a WellTellMe member...

I've been putting my cold coconut oil in the GOOT jar before I make it, with the lid on, and carrying it around in my pocket. It melts pretty quickly and that's one less pot to clean and I don't have to worry about forgetting about it and overheating it. Just make sure you have the lid on tight if you try this, or you'll end up with a greasy pocket!
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: Mom_to_12 March 02, 2007, 11:12:15 AM
Anyone know if this can be frozen?
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: Julia March 03, 2007, 10:34:09 AM
I don't see why not and if you have so much you might as well. I finished up a batch that I had left out numerous times and it was over a month old and it still worked. I think garlic has enough good properties you can spare a few. But, I'm not a GOOT perfectionist and others may disagree with me.  ;)
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: daisey March 03, 2007, 06:19:55 PM
Anyone know if this can be frozen?

I wondered this same thing but thought maybe it might kill some of the GOOD stuff and then wouldn't work as well.   Anybody??????????????
Daisey
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: Mom_to_12 March 07, 2007, 10:07:40 PM
I have been putting GOOT on my 1yo's legs that have an eczema-like rash on them.  Sometimes it seems to help, then it flares up - I don't know why. ???  So my luck with that has been spotty, BUT he hasn't had a runny nose in a whole week!  ;D ;D ;D
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: herbalmom March 07, 2007, 11:17:29 PM
I have been putting GOOT on my 1yo's legs that have an eczema-like rash on them.  Sometimes it seems to help, then it flares up - I don't know why. ???  So my luck with that has been spotty, BUT he hasn't had a runny nose in a whole week!  ;D ;D ;D

Check these threads:

 Fungal-Bacterial Infections  (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3248.0.htm)

Eczema: Causes, Treatments & Cures (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3194.0.html)

HTH Blessings ~herbalmom
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: new2herbs March 27, 2007, 03:45:50 PM
Just to add emphasis here, GOOT is only supposed to keep for 2 weeks because oil and garlic together breed bacteria.  I had a friend who went to culinary school tell me this.  So, be carefull how long you keep it.  I never keep it longer than a week to be safe.
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: savedbygrace April 01, 2007, 02:47:58 PM
Just to add emphasis here, GOOT is only supposed to keep for 2 weeks because oil and garlic together breed bacteria.  I had a friend who went to culinary school tell me this.  So, be carefull how long you keep it.  I never keep it longer than a week to be safe.

even if it is refrigerated?
I've got alotta goot to use tonight :o :P ;)
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: Helpmeetmom April 12, 2007, 08:51:08 AM
I know this is a very old thread, but I'm totally new to GOOT.  We do the garlic pultices that the Pearls recommend.  This sounds awesome!  WE don't have any coconut oil.  There probably is no substitute huh.  I also wondered if one might mix some cinnamon powder in with it and make sure not to apply it to the sensitive areas.  Would this make it stronger?  Mrs Pearl sure likes cinnamon, or should you just put some in some herbal tea and keep it separate? 
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: hollyolly123 April 12, 2007, 08:58:55 AM
cinnamon can really burn your skin- worse than garlic.    I've used it on an infected lip.  OUch!  It worked really great though!  My kids get rashes on their cheeks if I let them chew on a cinnamon stick.  I'd try it on myself on the inside of my arm if I really wanted to see if it worked.

Just blending goot and olive oil would make a nice way to rub it on even without the coconut oil, but I think it might take longer to solidify in the fridge.  Doesn't really matter though.  It melts when you rub it on anyway.  I use goot all the time and I love it!  The coconut oil adds it's own antifungal and skin soothing properties though, so it's great to include if you can.
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: pjandbk May 17, 2007, 03:58:03 PM
I would like to share our success with GOOT.

My dh had severe sinus congestion beginning the month of April.  We tried everything, even OTC allergy pills.  Finally by the end of the month, we were so desparate, we decided to try the "dreaded garlic" :o.

Anyway, I made some and it really didn't smell that bad.  Good, actually ;).  I put it on his feet and he put socks on overnight.  He also rubbed it over the bridge of his nose, and the next morning *voila!* he could finally breathe!!  We were SO thankful!!  It even helped him get rid of the infection symptoms he was having, as I think the congestion had digressed into an sinus infection.

He still has sinus trouble now and then, but when he gets to where he can't breathe at all, it's the GOOT that gives relief.

Thanks for sharing the wonder cure!!

Belinda
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: DHW May 17, 2007, 04:39:36 PM
Screasy, GOOT makes a great edible spread or dip!  I would reserve half for topical use and half for culinary use - IF your containers are very clean.  It makes a really good garlic toast when you sprinkle on a dash of oregano and a bit of Parmesan.
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: SC May 17, 2007, 06:43:24 PM
Screasy, GOOT makes a great edible spread or dip!  I would reserve half for topical use and half for culinary use - IF your containers are very clean.  It makes a really good garlic toast when you sprinkle on a dash of oregano and a bit of Parmesan.

LOL! :D :D
Goot, goot! It's goot on your feet.
Goot, goot! It's goot to eat!
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: smalltown mom June 13, 2007, 05:53:09 PM
Ok, I'm starting to lose my faith in garlic here. I've had this awful sore throat (it hurts from ear to ear) for a week, along with some mild congestion and cough. I've been using my garlic press and eating 3 to 4 cloves (raw) on toast with butter and parmesan cheese twice in the last 24 hours (a fairly tasty way to eat it, I might add), and I don't feel any better. I've got a 2yo with a fever for the past couple of days, and I put goot all over her little body two nights in a row, but have seen no improvement. Also, way back when, when I tried poultices, they didn't work either. I followed the instructions, didn't cook the garlic, etc. but seems like I should have at least seen some benefit.

Any input would be great--how often do you apply the stuff for respiratory infections, colds, and junk? Maybe just once a day is not enough??

Of course, now thinking back even further, my husband is a garlic believer, because he had a toothache/infection and was in need of a root canal. Well, he ran out of antibiotics, and we really couldn't afford any more, so he started eating raw garlic in the days before the procedure, and the toothache/infection symptoms were completely relieved. When he went to the dentist and was asked what he had done, he told them he had used garlic, and they were like "What"?? Like he was from another planet or something. It's just funny, because most of the world out there believes medications are the answer to everything.
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: AllinHisTime June 13, 2007, 07:39:24 PM
Smalltown Mom,

I can not give you any real direction on GOOT considering I've not used it YET.......However,  for sore throats I have found ginger, sage and thyme teas work great.  Ginger, for our family, being the most soothing.  I also give my children ginger baths which seems to help relieve them.  I also take garlic by cutting up the cloves in two-three pieces (depending on how big they are) and swallowing them like pills.  Works great everytime! 

A few more ways to get the garlic down for my children is homemade garlic and chicken soup!  LOL!  You make it real garlicy but the chicken noodle soup is such a favorite they usually do not complain.  Also I steep a clove in hot water for 20 mins, add a 1-2 TBSP of Bragg's apple cider vinegar and LOTS of raw honey and they will drink it.  Raw honey is also soothing for the throat. 

Just wanted to throw a few tips your way.....stick with the GOOT though, cuz that is what got me interested in WTM in the first place!  I just HAD to figure out what it was and how it was made!
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: 4myhoonie June 14, 2007, 01:47:03 AM
Any input would be great--how often do you apply the stuff for respiratory infections, colds, and junk? Maybe just once a day is not enough??

hi smalltownmom!  well, in using GOOT on my kids i usually do it along with meals or diaper changes to remember, putting it on 3 times a day.  are you smearing it all over your throat?  i have had excellent luck with Beeyoutiful's odorless garlic for myself taking 3 with each meal for a few days and the cold was gone.  i had even let it drag on for a week before i started.  i always had great success with the GOOT on my little ones, bringing their fevers down, and could see a difference in them pretty quickly.  i'm sure there are other remedies on here for fevers you might try.  love your story about the toothache!  that is awesome!  my parents think i'm crazy for all my garlic and stuff too, but my doctor had to see my little guy when he was 18 months or more, and he was shocked i had kept him well for over a year!   :o  he didn't want to hear about garlic though!   ::)  same thing happened when my 3 yo. had stitches.  they looked at her records shocked, cuz the last time they saw her was almost 3 years ago when we first moved here!  PTL and thank you welltellme!!!  we have all learned a ton!   ;D  hope your little one and you get to feeling better soon! 
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: smalltown mom June 14, 2007, 04:06:03 PM
Thanks for the replies, ladies! I'm new to this site, and I'm really excited about all the wonderful information here.
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: NotLuckyButBlessed June 18, 2007, 07:45:03 AM

Weeeelll, I am going to use GOOT for a GOAT! heehee

Our doe kidded last week and her udder is still congested. Am going to rub it on there and see what happens. Hopefully the babies won't be put of by their mother's strong garlic aroma.

Also, our oldest goat has some cyst looking things on her udder and is due to kid any minute. I am going to GOOT that GOAT too and see what happens:) Will report back to you in a couple days.
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: Simply Kristen June 25, 2007, 05:04:02 PM
Listen to SC tell us about GOOT:

www.backtobasicspodcast.com

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: NotLuckyButBlessed June 26, 2007, 06:17:51 AM

I took GOOT camping. It was used for bug bites,bruising, a puncture wound and a snotty baby nose. Bug bites did not heal but it did take the itch out (me). Bruise and puncture wound were helped alot (my brother). Snotty nose did not seem to improve (my baby). Will keep using for other situations.
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: snickerdoodle July 01, 2007, 10:09:22 AM
My son had an allergic reaction to the cows or kittens or chickens or hay or ??? at the dairy farm yesterday.  We came home, he got a bath to wash all the allergens off and he seemed a little better...  This morning he came into our room all snotty-headed and swollen eyed, so I figured that GOOT couldn't hurt...

His head was clearing up in 20 minutes.  His eyes look normal and he's back to his old self.

GOOT scores again! 
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: NotLuckyButBlessed July 02, 2007, 05:57:22 AM
Just curious about where you rubbed it on him?
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: snickerdoodle July 02, 2007, 08:30:49 AM
All over his feet.  Then put some socks on him.   

My husband was kinda shocked.  He curled his nose at the smell, but humored me.  He was sitting with the boy on his lap and after a bit he looked up at me and said, "He's not snorting anymore."  with a hint of surprise in his voice.  Within an hour he informed me that his eyes looked normal too. 

I tried not to show it but I was almost as surprised as he was.  I didn't really expect it to work on an allergic response.     
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: all2Jesus July 02, 2007, 09:08:58 AM
 Hi all,
 I listened to the Goot Podcast, it was nice to hear Kristen & SC's friendly voices :)
giving good instuctions.  I'm wondering (for DH's sake) is thier anything to cut the smell down? My Dh may ban me from Goot, if I can't mask it somewhat. :-\
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: Simply Kristen July 02, 2007, 09:58:04 AM
Hi all,
 I listened to the Goot Podcast, it was nice to hear Kristen & SC's friendly voices :)
giving good instuctions.  I'm wondering (for DH's sake) is thier anything to cut the smell down? My Dh may ban me from Goot, if I can't mask it somewhat. :-\

Thanks!

Maybe you could boil eggs and leave them around. That might mask the smell of GOOT.  ;D
(I hate boiled eggs right now).  :P

Or, cook a big garlic dinner. He may not notice the extra Garlic.

OR, while you are making the GOOT salve.....make a massage type salve to use later... with nice essential oils.  ;) ;)
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: Whiterock July 02, 2007, 10:44:46 AM
So, Kristen, what's the next topic to be covered on the podcast?
WR
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: snickerdoodle July 02, 2007, 10:53:58 AM
My Dh may ban me from Goot, if I can't mask it somewhat. :-\

I was afraid of the same fate until DH saw it work so quickly.  Now I think he may even let me use it on him some day.... maybe...   :-\ 
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: 4myhoonie July 02, 2007, 06:25:33 PM
The GOOT is great, SC! Thanks for the link!.................................
I mentioned this on another thread - but the garlic you strain out of the GOOT is easy to turn into pesto if you put it back in the blender with some fresh herbs!


the other day, for my sick kids i was making GOOT and just dumped the strained Garlic into a pot with my chicken broth soup that i was making.  they are getting used to all that extra garlic and some even liked it!   ;D  i'm sure lots of you already do this, but just thought i'd post.  the first few times i made GOOT i actually threw away the strained garlic!!!!   ::)  silly me!
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: healthyinOhio July 03, 2007, 01:42:49 AM
I just wanted to say that GOOT is 10x more powerful with fresh garlic from your garden.  I made a recent batch and I can't tell you how wonderful its healing properties are.  It has always worked great for our family, but works much faster when you use your own!
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: 4myhoonie July 03, 2007, 09:04:38 AM
I just wanted to say that GOOT is 10x more powerful with fresh garlic from your garden.  I made a recent batch and I can't tell you how wonderful its healing properties are.  It has always worked great for our family, but works much faster when you use your own!

wow!  cool, thanks!  so is it time for me to dig the garlic i planted last fall?  some of it has brown tops, but i thought it was supposed to get seedy things on top. 
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: HeyMom July 03, 2007, 09:25:36 AM
I just wanted to say that GOOT is 10x more powerful with fresh garlic from your garden.  I made a recent batch and I can't tell you how wonderful its healing properties are.  It has always worked great for our family, but works much faster when you use your own!

wow!  cool, thanks!  so is it time for me to dig the garlic i planted last fall?  some of it has brown tops, but i thought it was supposed to get seedy things on top. 

try this link - it has a lot of great garlic tips.....
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1557.msg13176.html#msg13176
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: healthyinOhio July 03, 2007, 01:02:12 PM


wow!  cool, thanks!  so is it time for me to dig the garlic i planted last fall?  some of it has brown tops, but i thought it was supposed to get seedy things on top. 

Well, it was for me, and I didn't even know it.  I got ZERO scapes this year.  They browned, fell over dead, and I harvested mine.  Weird summer.  ;D
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: 4myhoonie July 03, 2007, 05:17:20 PM


wow!  cool, thanks!  so is it time for me to dig the garlic i planted last fall?  some of it has brown tops, but i thought it was supposed to get seedy things on top. 

Well, it was for me, and I didn't even know it.  I got ZERO scapes this year.  They browned, fell over dead, and I harvested mine.  Weird summer.  ;D

hey, thanks!  sounds like mine.  maybe soon they will fall over dead! 

and thanks Peace4all for the thread--very helpful! 
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: 4myhoonie July 05, 2007, 04:41:25 AM
Have you tried the hot, garlic, ACV, and honey tea? That always works for sore throats around here.
WR

hey WR, will it make it go AWAY?  or just make the person feel better for a while, like an over the counter med?  i'm sorry, i moved my initial post to the colds, phlegm, etc. thread, cuz i found it after, thinking it would more appropriately go there.  thanks!  i will give it a go.  my kids hate that stuff.   :P 
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: CountyCork July 05, 2007, 09:22:44 AM
Just learning about GOOT and wondering - can it be taken internally?  As in swallowed?  Sounds like it could help with stomach stuff, and also sore throat stuff.
Anyone ever downed it straight?
Let me know, I'm game for anything!
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: 4myhoonie July 05, 2007, 05:25:15 PM
Just learning about GOOT and wondering - can it be taken internally?  As in swallowed?  Sounds like it could help with stomach stuff, and also sore throat stuff.
Anyone ever downed it straight?
Let me know, I'm game for anything!

i don't think it would be a bad idea.  i put it in my kids' ears when i think they are infected.  also, people have used leftover goot in cooking.  :D  lots of people just cut garlic up in pieces and swallow like pills.  you could try that too. 
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: CountyCork July 06, 2007, 08:51:04 AM
Thanks for the advice -just as I was thinking.  Confirmation is a wonderful thing . . . from wise sisters!
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: cecac July 13, 2007, 02:35:11 AM
I made GOOT last week for the first time.

My two youngest came down with a cold (the one year old had been in nursery for church).  I rubbed it on their feet/chest two to three times per day.  Mostly just their feet with Vicks Vapo on the chest.  (That's an interesting smell.)

Anyway, no one else here is getting sick.  I didn't put it on anyone else although I knew I should have.  There are 7 other children, my husband, and myself.  That is unusual for us to not spread it, at least a little.

Is that because I used GOOT on the babies?  That would be a neat benefit if it is true....

By the way, last night I was tired and was putting those two littles to bed with Vics.  I decided to skip GOOT, until my sweet 3yo dd said, "Mama, garlic feet?" 

Thanks,
Cara
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: YoopreMama July 22, 2007, 05:18:37 PM
My most recent GOOT experience...

I had 4 skin biopsies 10 days ago.  All required a couple of stitches and were in sensitive areas.  I am allergic (itchy bumps break out--very common, I'm told) to Neosporin/Triple Antibiotic Ointments (I'd avoid them even if I wasn't), and the Dr. wanted something on it to keep it from drying out as well as to prevent infection.  Well....I was using Vitamin E oil at first, but when redness, hardness and yucky fluids started draining, I knew that it was time to make GOOT. 

Within a day, there was noticeable improvement re: all symptoms.  As long as I remember to put it on several times a day--things look "goot".   ;)  :D  I think as it heals, I'll be able to use the Vitamin E oil to prevent scarring.
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: Nickole August 12, 2007, 03:32:45 PM
Just learning about GOOT and wondering - can it be taken internally?  As in swallowed?  Sounds like it could help with stomach stuff, and also sore throat stuff.
Anyone ever downed it straight?
Let me know, I'm game for anything!

I figure it's a great way to get garlic into their bodies too.  I've been rubbing GOOT on my almost 2 year old's bum that is covered in a rash, and also giving her big globs of it to eat.  She loves it.  Last time I put it on her bum, she opened her mouth wide for me to feed her some too!  My little birdie. 
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: havasmama_05 August 12, 2007, 06:23:17 PM
I made GOOT last week for the first time.

My two youngest came down with a cold (the one year old had been in nursery for church).  I rubbed it on their feet/chest two to three times per day.  Mostly just their feet with Vicks Vapo on the chest.  (That's an interesting smell.)


I just made mine for the first time 2 weeks ago  :).

A friend of mine told me about adding 8-10 drops each of tea tree and eucalyptus EO to 1 tsp of a carrier oil (olive oil b/c I've got it on hand) and use that on the chest, back and feet instead of the vicks. I did that on my dd tonight before bed with the GOOT in all the same places. She started with a cold this morning. Last time she had a cold I didn't have GOOT yet, but I still did the oil after a garlic poultice. She was 75% better by the next morning and her bedroom smelled like a pizzeria  :D.
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: Lauralee August 15, 2007, 01:18:41 AM
I have been using GOOT for chest congestion (lots of coughing) I have had for a week. I put it on 2-3 times per day for three days and on my feet at night. It doesn't seem to be helping much. Is there something I am missing? Should I have used it the first signs of congestion?
My dh won't come near me because I stink! :D
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: YoopreMama August 15, 2007, 01:54:57 AM
GOOT is really helping fight off infection w/ DD's motorcycle muffler burn...applying it around the burn (it had been red and swollen), as well as on feet.

Has anyone ever tried GOOT when "healthy" just to see what happens?   :o  ;D
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: threeblessings August 16, 2007, 05:59:55 AM
Hi everyone.  I am new at this and was wanting to make some GOOT.  My question is where do you get Coconut oil??  Our health food store did not have it.  What is it?  Is it a liquid or a suave??  They had it at the drug store, but it was in capsule  form.  I went to Wal-mart and found imitation Coconut oil (in the spice aisle).  I used it, made the GOOT, but it didn't turn out like a suave.  It was a little runny.  My son is complaining with his ear, so I wanted to try this before going to the Doc.

I would appreciate anyone's help.
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: naturalgirl August 16, 2007, 06:18:32 AM
We get our coconut oil from our local co-op. It is completely unrefined and is eather runny or solid depending on if you have it above or below the 75 degree temperature. If I want a salve I refridgerate it after soaking selected herbs in it, but if you want it to stay a salve above the 75 degree range you could easily warm some if it up with a little beeswax in it I'd think. Just some thoughts :).Here's the web address off our jar: www.nonipacific.com. 
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: threeblessings August 16, 2007, 06:27:48 AM
Thank you I never thought about the Co-op.  We have two close by I'm going to give them a call.

Thanks again.
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: makingchanges September 11, 2007, 04:41:08 AM
I am making some GOOT for a friend. Does anyone know if you can use it while you are pregnant? She needs to do something natural for chest cold. Or any other ideas?
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: Roehrmomma September 11, 2007, 04:42:28 AM
Yes you can use it while pregnant.And if she can eat or swallow a few cloves that would help a lot.

Em
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: berthday September 11, 2007, 07:25:31 AM
My kiddos woke up with headachs and fever this A.M. and so I made some goot -got sidetracked and left it on the hot burner after I had put the garlic in it. It came to a boil b-4 I could get it off--Do you think it's still ok?
Thanks
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: SC September 11, 2007, 08:31:55 AM
My kiddos woke up with headachs and fever this A.M. and so I made some goot -got sidetracked and left it on the hot burner after I had put the garlic in it. It came to a boil b-4 I could get it off--Do you think it's still ok?
Thanks
Sorry, but the antibiotic/medicinal properties of garlic are fragile. Cloves should not be cooked. The only reason I ever even place the oil on the stove is if I am making it in the cold of winter and need a way to liquefy the coconut oil. That's the only reason for heating it, because the coconut oil isn't liquid enough. All of the other ingredients: olive oil and garlic are not to be warmed.

You've got a nice topping for garlic bread and/or a nice seasoning for a main dish, but you don't have GOOT.  :-\ :)
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: 4myhoonie September 12, 2007, 03:14:09 AM
i had a GOOT miracle the other day!  my son (2) started not feeling well in the morning and by 11:00 had spiked a 102.7 underarm fever!  so i made fresh GOOT which we applied.  i also gave him TTU and 3 garlic softgels.  the fever dropped considerably, but was still there before bed.  his big sis gave him a ginger bath, applied more goot and gave some Motrin for sleeping comfortably.  he woke up in the morning and it was totally gone!!!!  it was a miracle!  i thought my sister and her new baby would have to leave (they had just arrived from an 8 hour trip!) again!  GOOT is awesome!  i applied it again that day twice just in case.  Praise the Lord for the awesome garlic herb He gave us!!
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: makingchanges September 12, 2007, 04:03:07 AM
How do you do the ginger bath?
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: healthybratt September 12, 2007, 05:47:35 AM
How do you do the ginger bath?
Ginger Root: Uses & Recipes [Bath, Tea, etc.] (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,60.0.html)
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: kittyninja September 13, 2007, 07:52:27 AM
OK I can't read through this thread without getting motion sickness so i need a quick question answered.

   Can you make GOOT without the olive oil? what benefit is the OO? i made it before with the 3 components and didn't like the fact that everything was oil stained with the olive oil and for some reason i don't like the smell of the trio.
   ALSO i read the first part where SC said that mincing was better than the press...when i mince i notice most of the juicy goodness stays on my cutting board...when i press the good stuff goes right on in the mix! Just my opinion.
anyways
 thanks for any help
 kittyninja
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: SarahK September 13, 2007, 08:31:40 AM
   Can you make GOOT without the olive oil? what benefit is the OO?

You can make it w/o oilve oil and sub in more cocnut oil instead.  As far as I can tell, it's added to make the end produce a bit more liquidy than the coconut oil is alone.

So, instead of 3tb Olive & 3 Tb coconut, it's 6 Tb coconut.
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: Simply Kristen September 13, 2007, 08:53:53 AM
Olive oil makes it softer. Not adding it will make a brick of a salve.
Also, olive oil helps it soak into the skin.
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: Roehrmomma September 13, 2007, 09:01:53 AM
Do you think it would be ok to us aloe Vera gel to soften it and get it in the blood stream faster then?

Just thinking...

Em
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: Simply Kristen September 13, 2007, 09:04:05 AM
Do you think it would be ok to us aloe Vera gel to soften it and get it in the blood stream faster then?

Just thinking...

Em

IMO a garlic poutice is best and easiest. Anyway to get Garlic in the sytem works for me (so aloe is cool too)!

Also, garlic is most potent right after squashing it. It looses some potency during the GOOT hardening (in the fridge) process.
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: kittyninja September 13, 2007, 10:17:02 AM
ok....i haven't been able to keep my little one's still enough to keep a poultice on them. my 5 year old YES but my 3 yr old and the 4 month old are to wriggly. SOO i thought the GOOT will be a GOOT solution...OH i'm silly...

  what if i made a small amount of garlic and coconut oil to smear on them right now...so i don't have to put it in the refrigerator and lose the garlic properties? how long can i keep it out..say like a tablespoon of each?

Never mind....i just made it the oldfashioned way...gonna smear them up like a piece of toast...
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: Simply Kristen September 13, 2007, 11:11:33 AM
Never mind....i just made it the oldfashioned way...gonna smear them up like a piece of toast...
That works great too!!!!
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: SC September 13, 2007, 12:32:41 PM
WHY CAN'T I MAKE IT BETTER!? >:(
Just remember, each of the oils and the garlic has specific properties that make GOOT most effective IN THIS FORM (i.e. not frying the garlic in the oil or adding other ingredients). If you brainstorm for an alternative and/or use whatever you happen to have one hand (for instance, no extra virgin organic coconut oil, or organic cloves, or extra virgin olive oil) then you might just come up with something that has SOME benefits, but it won't have the same properties as -- and it won't actually be -- GOOT. A distant relative, but not GOOT.

I know it's hard to believe that three Tbsp of three ingredients could do so much and you don't even have to cook them. (BTW, refrigeration helps preserve the properties, not diminish them.) But GOOT is just one of those simple things that works without our fine tuning.

HTH
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: kittyninja September 16, 2007, 06:52:52 AM
I left my GOOT out overnight! is it still ok? it's all liquidy since our house stays in the high 70's 80's.
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: SC September 16, 2007, 07:16:48 AM
We take GOOT with us camping and it is often left out on such trips. I would think it is still good (since it hasn't been over 80 degrees), but would make a fresh batch within the week.  ??? HTH
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: kittyninja September 16, 2007, 07:33:02 AM
Ok THANK YOU!!
 The whole botulism thing worries me. since i am using it on my 5 month old.  i guess it would take a bit longer for that to happen though! thanks again! gotta make a new batch anyhoo!!
kittyninja
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: mamatomany September 16, 2007, 03:04:16 PM
Quick qeustion on GOOT -  I made my first batch as my kids are going to kill me if I garlic poultice them one more time  :D.  It came out like a thin hummus looks - wouldn't strain was thick.  I pushed is and maneuvered it through the strainer with a spoon pushing it back and forth until it looked dry, but is it o.k.  I got  maybe 1.5 ounces in a plastic tupperware container?  It doesn't make a lot hugh?  Can I put this directly on my kids chest and their feet as I have been with the Poultice?  What kind of skin reaction should be I expect?  Thank you  :)
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: 4myhoonie September 16, 2007, 07:55:42 PM
Quick qeustion on GOOT -  I made my first batch as my kids are going to kill me if I garlic poultice them one more time  :D.  It came out like a thin hummus looks - wouldn't strain was thick.  I pushed is and maneuvered it through the strainer with a spoon pushing it back and forth until it looked dry, but is it o.k.  I got  maybe 1.5 ounces in a plastic tupperware container?  It doesn't make a lot hugh?  Can I put this directly on my kids chest and their feet as I have been with the Poultice?  What kind of skin reaction should be I expect?  Thank you  :)

no, you don't get a lot, but a little goes a long way.  and i usually keep the used garlic and right away or later that day make a big pot of garlic, chicken noodle soup.  that way they get it both ways.  you should expect no skin reaction, just really "fragrant" kids and very soft skin!   ::)  now they will be complaining about stinking like an italian restaurant instead of the poultice!  great stuff, hope you have good luck with it!
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: mamatomany September 17, 2007, 01:25:37 AM
Does the consistancy sound right - not very thick hummus?  It is a little grainy too?  I put some grapefruite seed extract and a little eucalyptus oil in it, but is sure is stinky  :o  My husband was helping me this weekend put it on 4 of the kids and he was gagging with the poultice#  :D
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: 4myhoonie September 17, 2007, 03:39:50 AM
yup, the consistency sounds normal.  once it's chilled it can be pretty hard, and hard to get out.  but once it touches your warm hands it melts.  i don't put anything extra in it, we have all just gotten used to it and been using it for about 2 years i think.  none of us have ever had an antibiotic in that time!  it's awesome!   ;D  wouldn't trade it for anything.   ::)  i need a bumper sticker that says I LOVE GOOT!!!!   ::) 
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: MamaJ September 24, 2007, 02:25:26 AM
I made the GOOT and I love it, it worked wonders on my kids.  Now, my oldest daughter has a chest cold again, and I have no olive oil.  I know that olive oil is the best thing to add to it, but all I have is vegetable oil, is that a sufficient substitute?  I didn't get any concrete answers in the previous posts.  It's not a huge deal, I can get to the grocery store, but I'm babysitting my nephew these days, and it's a little harder to do groceries with three toddlers in tow!

Mama J.
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: Roehrmomma September 24, 2007, 02:30:47 AM
I would just use only coconut.I think it it healthier.

Em
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: homekeeper September 25, 2007, 09:22:42 AM
After reading all 9 pages of posts on this topic, I decided that Goot is what I needed for my 2 year old. She had an infected tear duct, it was leaking green puss and made her eye tear, so she had redness under her eye from the constant wetness.  Otherwise,  it wasn't bothering her, but it had been going on for over a week.  I wanted to nip it in the bud before it got worse. My father, who is a Physician Assistant, looked at it, and told me he would give her an antibiotic as opposed to eye drops for that particular thing.  So, I got on here and read and read.  Well, I made Goot that very day, and since I knew I couldn't put it into her eye, I started by rubbing it on her feet and chest and even her forehead.  It wasn't making a big difference.  I did that for a day, and then a friend of mine said she had an antibiotic ointment she rubbed under her son's eye.  So, I thought-duh-why not.  So I rubbed it under her eye and up the inside near the nose-right by the tear duct.  (I rubbed my fingers in my eye just to be sure it wouldn't hurt her to badly if it did get in there-It just felt a little warm)  And after 2 applications it was much improved, after 4 it was gone!  That was sooo fast!  I am definately a beliver!
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: littlemama24 September 25, 2007, 02:23:14 PM
I am teaching an herbal enrichment class to our homeschool group soon and I want to teach the girls how to make goot.  I will be making it in a large batch in the church's kitchen and I am nervous because I have never made a larger batch than the original one posted.  Any suggestions on how to make enough to send 11 people home with some and make it all in one swoop?  I have about 40 minutes to prepare it in. I suppose I could always make up a bunch of batches beforehand and then just do one "live".
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: healthybratt September 27, 2007, 04:25:52 AM
I am teaching an herbal enrichment class to our homeschool group soon and I want to teach the girls how to make goot.  I will be making it in a large batch in the church's kitchen and I am nervous because I have never made a larger batch than the original one posted.  Any suggestions on how to make enough to send 11 people home with some and make it all in one swoop?  I have about 40 minutes to prepare it in. I suppose I could always make up a bunch of batches beforehand and then just do one "live".
Make sure you peel your garlic before you get there, maybe except one clove, so you can show them how it's done.  ;)
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: Gigi September 27, 2007, 08:24:28 AM
You know, I think that for sample purposes, one regular batch of goot could be split and sent home with 2 girls.  So, I would only make 6 batches total, maybe. That would help lessen the batches.   

Yeah, peel all the garlic first, except one, for example purposes, like HB said.

Maybe even have your olive oil/coconut oil all pre-measured in separate containers for the batches you'll make so that you just dump it all in?

Also, maybe on the computer, type out the recipe for each family, print, cut out and stick/tie it to the jar that you will pour their Goot in.  If you can do this all before that will make it easier.

Just throwing out random ideas!
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: Mrs. B September 27, 2007, 08:46:29 AM
Ditto the other ideas.  I made goot this summer with 4 other people and main issue was the overwhelming smell.  I think I peeled 2 whole heads of garlic and my house and blender definitely took a while to air out. 
Just have every thing prepared in advance and you'll be fine....just beware the smell for making that quantity.
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: healthybratt September 30, 2007, 06:07:15 AM
Ditto the other ideas.  I made goot this summer with 4 other people and main issue was the overwhelming smell.  I think I peeled 2 whole heads of garlic and my house and blender definitely took a while to air out. 
Just have every thing prepared in advance and you'll be fine....just beware the smell for making that quantity.
Provide everyone with noseplugs ???   ::)
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: littlemama24 September 30, 2007, 07:49:58 AM
You know, I think that for sample purposes, one regular batch of goot could be split and sent home with 2 girls.  So, I would only make 6 batches total, maybe. That would help lessen the batches.   

Yeah, peel all the garlic first, except one, for example purposes, like HB said.

Maybe even have your olive oil/coconut oil all pre-measured in separate containers for the batches you'll make so that you just dump it all in?

Also, maybe on the computer, type out the recipe for each family, print, cut out and stick/tie it to the jar that you will pour their Goot in.  If you can do this all before that will make it easier.

Just throwing out random ideas!

Yeah, I think you're right.  I don't think we need that many full doses.  I'm sure it'll be fine. 

Thanks for the suggestions, I hadn't considered the smell! :o
I hope it clears before their church services!  hee hee
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: ArmyWife September 30, 2007, 02:40:50 PM
Queentea, your example doesn't COMPLETELY blow my theory, although it does give me pause.

Just because something isn't organic, doesn't mean that it is necessarily full of pesticides and/or chemicals. Non-organic just means that there is no way to certify that the product hasn't been exposed to these things. So, it is possible that you benefited from a nice batch of non-organic garlic -- which is a good thing. I'm trying to figure out (with the help of all of you) what the variable is in those couple of instances where we got reports of a batch of goot which burned.

It also just occurred to me that if mama applied the goot right after having made the batch. There is another possibility. If the person who made the goot didn't wash hands before applying the ointment to an irritated part of the skin, straight garlic oil (from when it was minced) would have still been on her fingers and been transfered to the irritated skin. THAT would hurt.

I know I'm jumping in without having read the other 8 1/2 pages to see if SC's theory about the organic/non-org. garlic got figured out.  But I just made my first batch of goot and was wondering if the burning could have to do with the freshness of the garlic.  I have definitely had garlic that is dry/very little oil, and other times very plump and oily, and I'm guessing much more potent.  Perhaps that could be the difference (and most likely this idea is somewhere else in this thread).

My real reason for looking at this thread though was to see if there was something else I could do with my leftover strained garlic.  Seems a waste to just toss it...  Any suggestions?  The goot is for my baby, she's the only one with a cold so far...
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: 4myhoonie September 30, 2007, 05:15:17 PM
My real reason for looking at this thread though was to see if there was something else I could do with my leftover strained garlic.  Seems a waste to just toss it...  Any suggestions?  The goot is for my baby, she's the only one with a cold so far...


what i usually do when i make the goot is to throw the used garlic into a pot of soup that my kids call "garlic soup", even though it's my usual chicken noodle recipe, just with LOTS of added garlic!  that way we kick the cold two ways!  also, if you don't have a use for a big pot of soup, you could freeze it for a hour or so, then break it into chunks to be used in recipes. 
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: queentea October 01, 2007, 02:27:35 AM
Queentea, your example doesn't COMPLETELY blow my theory, although it does give me pause.

Just because something isn't organic, doesn't mean that it is necessarily full of pesticides and/or chemicals. Non-organic just means that there is no way to certify that the product hasn't been exposed to these things. So, it is possible that you benefited from a nice batch of non-organic garlic -- which is a good thing. I'm trying to figure out (with the help of all of you) what the variable is in those couple of instances where we got reports of a batch of goot which burned.

It also just occurred to me that if mama applied the goot right after having made the batch. There is another possibility. If the person who made the goot didn't wash hands before applying the ointment to an irritated part of the skin, straight garlic oil (from when it was minced) would have still been on her fingers and been transfered to the irritated skin. THAT would hurt.

I know I'm jumping in without having read the other 8 1/2 pages to see if SC's theory about the organic/non-org. garlic got figured out.  But I just made my first batch of goot and was wondering if the burning could have to do with the freshness of the garlic.  I have definitely had garlic that is dry/very little oil, and other times very plump and oily, and I'm guessing much more potent.  Perhaps that could be the difference (and most likely this idea is somewhere else in this thread).

My real reason for looking at this thread though was to see if there was something else I could do with my leftover strained garlic.  Seems a waste to just toss it...  Any suggestions?  The goot is for my baby, she's the only one with a cold so far...

Make spaghetti, garlic bread, whatever you would add garlic to.  We have even taken goot and spread it on our toast or pasta.  Yumm!
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: ArmyWife October 04, 2007, 03:35:09 PM
Can leftover Goot be frozen to use at a later time?
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: naturalgirl October 05, 2007, 01:12:43 PM
I did a search and nothing came up about Goot and Athlete's foot. A friend of mine has had Athlete's foot for years and has used Goot with reasonable success. She does not eat healthy and will probably always have the problem, but I thought I'd post this here in case someone here has had problems with that and has recently turned to eating more healthilly. Athlete's foot is most commonly caused by an overgrowth of yeast, so when you work on cleaning out your body of toxins and getting everything back into balance again--or for the first time--you probably will easily get rid of that annoying itch on the bottom of your feet, or in between the toes. My observation with talking to my friend was that Goot is a good boost to whatever you do to get rid of it. If you begin to eat right, the Goot is a wonder medicine because it has your new immune system to support you, and the healing becomes amazingly fast. Also,when I go to the farm, I've tried to make it a point recently to put some on my feet as well because dirt and bugs are everywhere.That  plus seeing stagnant water from the recent emptying of the canals and all the, um, things that crawl in it make me jittery. :P Goot is a great peace of mind medicine, and I don't mind the Italian smelling farm shoes :).
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: 4myhoonie October 05, 2007, 05:03:57 PM
Can leftover Goot be frozen to use at a later time?

i don't think i would use it medicinally, but it could be frozen in 1/2 or 1 tsp. pieces for cooking. 
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: ArmyWife October 07, 2007, 12:06:46 PM
Can leftover Goot be frozen to use at a later time?

i don't think i would use it medicinally, but it could be frozen in 1/2 or 1 tsp. pieces for cooking. 

Thanks, 4myhoonie!
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: amy3js October 12, 2007, 03:10:04 PM
I have finally made and used GOOT. I love it! I felt a chest cold coming on, coughing, pain in chest, the works. I used it once and felt great the next morning. Still using it to make sure I kick this thing, but I love it!  ;D
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: wlwest November 03, 2007, 04:09:23 PM
Ok.  So I'm confused.  I always thought I was making this GOOT stuff.  I just use some minced garlic and some olive oil.  I think I got it from NGJ website. 

Anyway, I guess I never noticed the coconut. 

Wendy
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: joshs_rebekah November 12, 2007, 08:54:37 AM
******NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!!!!******

A couple weeks ago, my husband had chapped lips REALLY bad.  We had some Goot in the fridge, so one morning he put it on as "chapstick."  When he came home at noon, he told me that his lips had stopped hurting for three whole hours!

Goot Chapstick, anyone?

Caution...kissing may need to be optional!
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: Julia November 12, 2007, 10:51:38 AM
Ok.  So I'm confused.  I always thought I was making this GOOT stuff.  I just use some minced garlic and some olive oil.  I think I got it from NGJ website. 

Anyway, I guess I never noticed the coconut. 

Wendy
The coconut oil is also antibacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. Since it hardens  at about 76 degrees, it also gives you more of a salve than just a liquid oil that can be messy. Using just garlic and olive oil is still going to serve you well, though!
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: CountyCork November 26, 2007, 08:45:33 AM
Ok, I am a new GOOT convert.  We have "influenza" at our home and trying to kick it quick.  DD had 104.5 fever and between GOOT on the feet and peppermint oil on the head, she smelled great, slept great, and fever broke. 
QUESTION:  SIL wants to try goot but is a ninny about garlic smell.  She asked if they can use the "odorless" garlic oil that they use for ear infections at their house and have good success.  Will it work?
I told her the raw garlic was key, but then I guess why do they have success with odorless, processed garlic oil for ear stuff?
Any wisdom?
We did not mind the smell one bit!
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: Roehrmomma November 27, 2007, 01:52:46 PM
I am making goot but my olive oil went rancid.  :-[  So should I use more coconut or just use my rancid EVOO?

Em
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: Sparkys9 November 27, 2007, 02:01:42 PM
I am making goot but my olive oil went rancid.  :-[  So should I use more coconut or just use my rancid EVOO?

Em
Pitch the evoo and use the co. If you ingested the evoo, it could make you sick, so it stands to reason you wouldn't want to use it for health problems, right?
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: Roehrmomma November 27, 2007, 02:34:50 PM
I am making goot but my olive oil went rancid.  :-[  So should I use more coconut or just use my rancid EVOO?

Em
Pitch the evoo and use the co. If you ingested the evoo, it could make you sick, so it stands to reason you wouldn't want to use it for health problems, right?

Thank You!

Em
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: *MommaJo* January 11, 2008, 05:00:43 PM
I don't have coconut oil, could I just use more olive oil?  It wouldn't get pasty, would it?  My neighbor is a bee keeper.  Maybe he has some beeswax. 
I should've read this before I started the antibiotic for my boys (both boys) double ear infection.
If I can substitute beeswax, would anyone know how to do this?



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: Simply Kristen January 13, 2008, 06:51:20 AM
I don't have coconut oil, could I just use more olive oil?  It wouldn't get pasty, would it?  My neighbor is a bee keeper.  Maybe he has some beeswax. 
I should've read this before I started the antibiotic for my boys (both boys) double ear infection.
If I can substitute beeswax, would anyone know how to do this?


Why don't you just use garlic oil ear drops?

Ear infections thread: (includes tons about garlic oil)
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3307.0.html

Garlic Oil thread:
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,8226.0.html
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Simply Kristen January 13, 2008, 11:51:08 AM
I don't have coconut oil, could I just use more olive oil?  It wouldn't get pasty, would it?  My neighbor is a bee keeper.  Maybe he has some beeswax. 
I should've read this before I started the antibiotic for my boys (both boys) double ear infection.
If I can substitute beeswax, would anyone know how to do this?


Why don't you just use garlic oil ear drops?

Ear infections thread: (includes tons about garlic oil)
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3307.0.html

Garlic Oil thread:
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,8226.0.html


i like using the GOOT for ears for several reasons. 

1. it is already made and available, not being made fresh each time
2. it is easy to put in the ear if you do it quickly before it melts without making a mess.
3. and i can smear it all over the baby/child too for added benefits.

I think GOOT is great also....
But her children have ear infections and she doesn't have coconut oil.

IMO, here is the best option:
1. Diet overhaul.... only foods that boost the immune system and decrease mucous
2. freshly made (each time) Garlic Oil in the ears (where the infection is)
3. GOOT/Herbal Teas/Tinctures/Poultices, etc


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: healthybratt January 14, 2008, 07:04:23 AM
I don't have coconut oil, could I just use more olive oil?  It wouldn't get pasty, would it?  My neighbor is a bee keeper.  Maybe he has some beeswax. 
I should've read this before I started the antibiotic for my boys (both boys) double ear infection.
If I can substitute beeswax, would anyone know how to do this?




Just a warning, olive oil has a really thick oily consistency, whereas the coconut oil is lighter and soaks into the skin better.  Personally, I really do not like putting olive oil in any mixture onto my skin because it takes hours to soak in.  :P  If it's in the ears, I would just go with the garlic oil recommendation.
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: Farm Wife January 22, 2008, 05:33:52 PM
We love and hate goot here!  ;D Love how it works but hate the smell!!!   :P I make it without the olive oil so it keeps longer. I put it into a Tupperware snack cup and after it harden pop out the disc and rub it on! (wearing plastic gloves or a baggie over hand of course!) GOOTSICLE! This works well and no need to set it out to soften. I used it for athletes foot, cleared in 2 nights of use. Far faster than the Lotrimine!
I'm wondering if you can apply goot and after a hour or so wash it off and get the same benefits, or do you need to leave it on all night????  ::)
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: hicchik January 22, 2008, 08:23:10 PM
We love and hate goot here!  ;D Love how it works but hate the smell!!!   :P I make it without the olive oil so it keeps longer. I put it into a Tupperware snack cup and after it harden pop out the disc and rub it on! (wearing plastic gloves or a baggie over hand of course!) This works well and no need to set it out to soften. I used it for athletes foot, cleared in 2 nights of use. Far faster than the Lotrimine!
I'm wondering if you can apply goot and after a hour or so wash it off and get the same benefits????  ::)
We eat so much Italian around here, no one hardly notices the smell! ;D :D
Actually what I do for my babies, is: Warm some oil, mince a few cloves, put the minced garlic into the oil in a small bowl, add a good dash of Cayenne pepper, then put it on their feet.  They think its great.  They just lay down on the living room floor, and wait for about 2 minutes.  Then I wipe it off w/ a dry cloth, put some light socks on them, and send them to bed.  Ever since I started doing this, they've slept like babies when they have colds!  Thanks WTM for the great garlic tips!!!
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: amenking February 04, 2008, 12:03:35 PM
I just made a fresh batch of goot to use on my baby.   I am wondering if he might have parasite, so I thought I would use it around his anus just in case.  I added 20 or so drops of GSE to the mixture too. 

Well, I just put some on him and he cried.  I think it must have burned him.  Does it usually burn or do you think it is because of the GSE I added in?

He does not cry when I put it on his feet.  Do you think that it will be effective against parasites on his feet?

Thanks
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: Roehrmomma February 04, 2008, 12:19:03 PM
I just made a fresh batch of goot to use on my baby.   I am wondering if he might have parasite, so I thought I would use it around his anus just in case.  I added 20 or so drops of GSE to the mixture too. 

Well, I just put some on him and he cried.  I think it must have burned him.  Does it usually burn or do you think it is because of the GSE I added in?

He does not cry when I put it on his feet.  Do you think that it will be effective against parasites on his feet?

Thanks

  Does He have any kind of rash? That could burn. He may just not want you to put stuff there. Try plain coconut oil and see what he does.

Em
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: SC February 04, 2008, 06:45:05 PM
I just made a fresh batch of goot to use on my baby.   I am wondering if he might have parasite, so I thought I would use it around his anus just in case.  I added 20 or so drops of GSE to the mixture too. 

Well, I just put some on him and he cried.  I think it must have burned him.  Does it usually burn or do you think it is because of the GSE I added in?

He does not cry when I put it on his feet.  Do you think that it will be effective against parasites on his feet?

Thanks
I've never had GOOT burn a red bottom. I've been using it about 5 years.
I've never added GSE to the mix. I've also never put GSE onto a baby's bottom.
So, while I can't say for certain that's what's causing it, I would certainly suspect it.

My rule of thumb is that before I put anything on a baby's privates, eyes, ears, nose, mouth or skin, I first test it on a most sensitive area of my own body (tongue, privates, soft skin) and wait for a reaction so that I am sure I don't cause a little one pain.
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: corriebeth March 05, 2008, 06:57:12 PM
I have made GOOT several times, but this time mine turned out sticky! When I rub it all over my 3 mo old DS (for RSV), I feel like I have to wash my hands afterwards. Usually I would just rub it right into my hands like lotion, but I feel residually sticky if I don't wash. Any ideas of what happened?
Thanks,
Corrie
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: 4myhoonie March 06, 2008, 03:20:34 AM
I have made GOOT several times, but this time mine turned out sticky! When I rub it all over my 3 mo old DS (for RSV), I feel like I have to wash my hands afterwards. Usually I would just rub it right into my hands like lotion, but I feel residually sticky if I don't wash. Any ideas of what happened?
Thanks,
Corrie

i never know what causes that either, but sometimes it is worse than others.  sorry i am not much help, but just thought i'd let you know you're not alone.  :-\ 
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: Roehrmomma March 06, 2008, 03:47:02 AM
I have made GOOT several times, but this time mine turned out sticky! When I rub it all over my 3 mo old DS (for RSV), I feel like I have to wash my hands afterwards. Usually I would just rub it right into my hands like lotion, but I feel residually sticky if I don't wash. Any ideas of what happened?
Thanks,
Corrie

i never know what causes that either, but sometimes it is worse than others.  sorry i am not much help, but just thought i'd let you know you're not alone.  :-\ 

I think it is just the feel of the juice at times. :-\

Em
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: NotLuckyButBlessed March 06, 2008, 05:31:55 AM
That happens to me soemtimes when I peel garlic. When thathappens to me I think it is like when oil collects around a pan and sticks to it through a few washings. As it gets old, it gets sticky.

How old were your garlic cloves? Maybe it was on the older side so more concentrated? Or were they large cloves so alot of oil could have collected on the outside where more air could get to it?
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: Melie March 17, 2008, 06:26:13 AM
Can someone tell me if I can make goot with Coconut butter instead of coconut oil?  I mistakenly purchased the butter instead of the oil last time.  I can't affort a jar of oil right now and I'm finally desperate enought to try goot.
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: MamaSong March 17, 2008, 09:15:54 AM
Can someone tell me if I can make goot with Coconut butter instead of coconut oil?  I mistakenly purchased the butter instead of the oil last time.  I can't affort a jar of oil right now and I'm finally desperate enought to try goot.

Same stuff...it's sometimes called coconut "butter" instead of oil when it's in solid form.
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: NotLuckyButBlessed March 17, 2008, 09:23:42 AM
Make sure it is coconut butter and not cocoa butter!
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: Melie March 17, 2008, 09:32:41 AM
Make sure it is coconut butter and not cocoa butter!

Well, it's says coconut butter but I am sure that it is not the same as coconut oil because it says on the label "Whole Coconut Flesh, not just Oil".  It is much thicker and chalkier and doesn't melt as smoothly as the oil.  Do you think it would work?
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: MamaSong March 17, 2008, 09:37:05 AM
Make sure it is coconut butter and not cocoa butter!

Well, it's says coconut butter but I am sure that it is not the same as coconut oil because it says on the label "Whole Coconut Flesh, not just Oil".  It is much thicker and chalkier and doesn't melt as smoothly as the oil.  Do you think it would work?

I say go for it!  You're going to blend it anyways (and strain, if desired).  It certainly won't hurt you.
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: cecac May 31, 2008, 06:00:13 AM
My dd17 has some sores in her nose (possibly nose strep that we will have observed by the doctor next week).

They are continually crusting up.  So last week I had her begin the nasal rinse with neti pot twice per day which helps a little.

Last night we finally got some goot made and I told her to try and put a little on a cotton swab and swab those sores.

It made her throat scratchy/hoarse, she feels a little congested in her nasal/throat area, and it burned on the actual sores a little bit.  She sneezed after the application.

Since,  :D, she declared she wouldn't do THAT again this morning, we decided two tabs of odorless garlic down the hatch three times per day instead.

But, was that a detox reaction, or was that her body saying the goot was too much used like that?

Thank you for any thoughts,
Cara
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: healthybratt June 12, 2008, 02:29:35 PM
Just a note.  I made a garlic oil for my ear and I added eucalyptus, lavender and sage essential oils.  It smells more like a tasty Italian meal than a rancid vegetable.  For those with the finicky uber nose, maybe adding these oils would help tone it down a bit.
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: simplyscraphappy September 30, 2008, 01:37:06 PM
Has anyone ever made GOOT without the coconut oil in a pinch?  I would love to put some on my son before bed tonight.  Have never tried it.  My son (4) suffers from colds so often and they are so long with tons of drainage and coughs in the night.  I appreciate any advice on that, too (root cause?)

Do you think it would help even without the second oil?

Thanks so much


Rebecca, expecting number #3 ... um, anytime!
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: SarahK September 30, 2008, 01:51:31 PM
GOOT isn't GOOT w/o coconut oil. 

But you could make garlic oil with olive oil & garlic.  WellTellMe: How to Make Garlic Oil (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,8226.0.html)

Here's a few topics about frequent illnesses & colds:

Recurrent Illness in Spite of Healthy Living (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,15857.0.html)
Cold, Cough, and The Like (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3079.0.html)
Sinus Infections (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,728.0.html)

Sarah K
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: pennylynn October 01, 2008, 02:39:58 AM
I'm a believer but not a strict follower (because of laziness) anyway I put goot on my 3yr old's feet and wrapped his feet over night mostly so the oil didn't get on the sheets. If the allicin is gone after 10-15 min. is over night even necessary?
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: MamaSong October 01, 2008, 04:11:31 AM
I think the "overnight" recommendation is due to smell (which I happen to like, but I avoid putting it on my kids just before we go out!) and less likelihood that you'll rub it off by walking around.  It works whenever you use it.
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: pennylynn October 02, 2008, 03:21:00 AM
I guess I new that. I was having one of those Duuu moments. The point is that it works EVERY time.In fall and winter I can't keep him well, he seems to be very sensitive to everything (it seems) but then again I'm not as organic as I know I should be. I'm a freak in a Lg family of extremely unorganic (is that a word) people.
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: mominmo October 02, 2008, 07:09:48 AM
I made garlic oil, without the coconut oil, only because we were in a pinch.  It worked very well on the bug bites we put it on, the only complaint was it's oil so it ran, but the itch went away and the bite healed quickly.  Made a believer out of the family.  I have bought some coconut oil and I am going to make the GOOT the right way.  Should stay in place better.
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: ArmyWife October 06, 2008, 05:53:39 AM
Anyone had the experience of GOOT causing a rash on the chest/neck (that's where I've been applying it mainly)  My dd was congested last night, so I put goot on, and this morning she has a light rash all over her chest. 
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: queentea October 06, 2008, 01:17:34 PM
Anyone had the experience of GOOT causing a rash on the chest/neck (that's where I've been applying it mainly)  My dd was congested last night, so I put goot on, and this morning she has a light rash all over her chest. 
sensative skin had the same problem.  Try putting it on her back and feet, maybe those areas will be less sensative
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: braydensmama October 06, 2008, 03:12:18 PM
I would love to make some GOOT but when I click on the link provided nothing comes up. :( I tried to google it to with no success. :(
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: Mrs. B October 06, 2008, 03:18:58 PM
I would love to make some GOOT but when I click on the link provided nothing comes up. :( I tried to google it to with no success. :(
You can also go to the articles section of WTM and find it here:
http://www.welltellme.com/articles/recipes/home-remedies/goot (http://www.welltellme.com/articles/recipes/home-remedies/goot)
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: ArmyWife October 06, 2008, 03:43:49 PM
Anyone had the experience of GOOT causing a rash on the chest/neck (that's where I've been applying it mainly)  My dd was congested last night, so I put goot on, and this morning she has a light rash all over her chest. 
sensative skin had the same problem.  Try putting it on her back and feet, maybe those areas will be less sensative

Thanks queentea.  I had noticed that where I'd applied it on her back there didn't seem to be a rash, or at least it was just very very faint.  Good to know.
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: SC October 07, 2008, 03:18:16 PM
I would love to make some GOOT but when I click on the link provided nothing comes up. :( I tried to google it to with no success. :(
You can also go to the articles section of WTM and find it here:
http://www.welltellme.com/articles/recipes/home-remedies/goot (http://www.welltellme.com/articles/recipes/home-remedies/goot)
I found this with a Google search:
http://nacd.org/health/goot_garlic_oil_ointment.pdf
GOOT Garlic Oil Ointment
A formula that will produce miracles -
Anti-infective/Anti-fungal/Anti-parasites Warm 3 tablespoons of
Coconut oil over stove until melted and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
Remove from heat and add 3 tablespoons of fresh chopped garlic.
Blend at slow speed, then at high speed for 2 minutes. Use a blender
or coffee grinder. Pour mixture through a screen to remove chunks of
garlic that the blender may have missed. Pour into a wide mouth jar
and label it "GOOT." Place in a refrigerator.
GOOT turns into a thick soft paste after 1 hour. GOOT, rubbed into the
skin, transfers raw garlic oil directly into the blood stream. Apply on
the feet of children or infants to fight infections. Rub on chest for chest
colds, pneumonia or rub into nostrils for sinus infections. Apply directly
to sores inside the mouth. Rub on Athlete's foot and genital area for
jock itch. Insert GOOT into vagina or rectum for yeast or other related
infections. Apply on rashes any place. Place on cotton swab for ear
infections. GOOT kills Candida, parasites, bad bacteria and virus by
direct application. In addition, it treats systemic infections by
absorption through the skin into the blood supply and travels
throughout the body. After two weeks, make a new batch of GOOT.
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: petrimama November 02, 2008, 11:15:21 AM
At what temp does allicin die?

I was making goot and I thought I shut off the stove but actually had turned it up so I slightly cooked my goot to about 120*F.  Is it ruined?    ~L
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: snickerdoodle January 01, 2009, 06:57:46 PM
I would love to make some GOOT but when I click on the link provided nothing comes up. :( I tried to google it to with no success. :(
You can also go to the articles section of WTM and find it here:
http://www.welltellme.com/articles/recipes/home-remedies/goot (http://www.welltellme.com/articles/recipes/home-remedies/goot)
I found this with a Google search:
http://nacd.org/health/goot_garlic_oil_ointment.pdf
GOOT Garlic Oil Ointment
A formula that will produce miracles -
Anti-infective/Anti-fungal/Anti-parasites Warm 3 tablespoons of
Coconut oil over stove until melted and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
Remove from heat and add 3 tablespoons of fresh chopped garlic.
Blend at slow speed, then at high speed for 2 minutes. Use a blender
or coffee grinder. Pour mixture through a screen to remove chunks of
garlic that the blender may have missed. Pour into a wide mouth jar
and label it "GOOT." Place in a refrigerator.
GOOT turns into a thick soft paste after 1 hour. GOOT, rubbed into the
skin, transfers raw garlic oil directly into the blood stream. Apply on
the feet of children or infants to fight infections. Rub on chest for chest
colds, pneumonia or rub into nostrils for sinus infections. Apply directly
to sores inside the mouth. Rub on Athlete's foot and genital area for
jock itch. Insert GOOT into vagina or rectum for yeast or other related
infections. Apply on rashes any place. Place on cotton swab for ear
infections. GOOT kills Candida, parasites, bad bacteria and virus by
direct application. In addition, it treats systemic infections by
absorption through the skin into the blood supply and travels
throughout the body. After two weeks, make a new batch of GOOT.

OK...  I have a baby girl with yeast...  long story short, I tried using brewers yeast to up my milk production, she got sick with a fever, I believe the fever killed off the good bacteria in her gut and incubated the yeast...

She seems to have it bad.  Her tounge is very coated with white.  Her vaginal area is very red/irritated/itchy. 

So my question is, if GOOT kills bad bacteria, wouldn't it also kill good bacteria?  And if so, is it advisable to use GOOT as a therapy for Candida? 

 
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: 4myhoonie January 02, 2009, 03:26:20 AM
i'm pretty sure it doesn't kill off the good.  just like eating garlic builds the good bacteria in you, it will in the goot.  i rubbed it on my belly and it really helped my yeast symptoms.  i wouldn't put it directly on the vag. infection, but you could rub it all over the rest of her and i think it would be really helpful.  try plain coconut oil down there.  some have mixed it with TTU.  hope you find her some relief soon. 
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: snickerdoodle January 02, 2009, 11:57:41 AM
Her vaginal yeast symptoms are almost cleared up completely! 

Wantta know what did it? 

Bacteria baths. 

I would run the sink full of warm water and add one or two capsules of tummy tune-up Acidopholis Blast.  After the bath I would dry her well and cover her liberally with coconut oil.  It worked... and FAST!

Now, her tounge is still coated... so there's still some internal work to be done, but we are getting there. 

Thank you 4myhoonie.  I just have a hard time figuring out how something (garlic, fever, etc.) can kill bad bacteria... but not good bacteria.  Maybe I'm too logical for my own good.  ::) 

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: snickerdoodle January 02, 2009, 03:27:01 PM
I just have a hard time figuring out how something (garlic, fever, etc.) can kill bad bacteria... but not good bacteria. 

Ok... this statement got me to thinking... which led to an entire day of research.  Research that I did not take notes of the links that I followed...  ::)  Sorry...  I started with wikipedia studying bacteria, fever and lactobacillus acidophilus and I went from there. 

What I found is: Fever does not kill bacteria.  Fever inhibits bacteria from reproducing allowing the white blood cells to multiply, attack and overcome the bacterial invaders that are harming the body. 

With this in mind, fever does indirectly reduce the amount of both good and bad bacteria in the body because as it inhibits the reproduction, and the bacteria (both good and bad) die off at their normal rate, the bacteria is not replaced as quickly as it usually is... therefore it is reduced.  The amount of reduction depends on the length of the fever and the virility of the bacteria.

SO... If you have a prolonged fever, it really may be best if you take a good probiotic to replenish the gut of the good bacteria needed...

Guess how garlic works as an antibacterial agent...
http://www.vitalnutrients.net/hq_handouts2.asp?VitaminName=Garlic (http://www.vitalnutrients.net/hq_handouts2.asp?VitaminName=Garlic)
The sulfides in garlic may also work in a way similar to that of penicillin and sulfa drugs, to counter the growth of bacteria.

Much like a fever, it seems to slow the reproduction rate of bacteria... so again, if you are taking garlic for an extended period of time, you may want to add a probiotic to your diet. 

I thought this science fair project was interesting...http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2004/Projects/J1310.pdf (http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/History/2004/Projects/J1310.pdf)

though this study does indicate that garlic is stronger against pathinogenic bacteria than lactic acid bacteria... I'd have to be curious enough to pay for the article to find out how much so...  and I'm not.  ;)
http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=15223846 (http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=15223846)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: WI Cheesehead January 18, 2009, 05:30:28 PM
I'm new to this website, although not new to trying home remedies rather than store bought.  Actually, I just tried a neti pot for the first time.  That was interesting! :lol:  Anyways, I just made some goot with organic cloves and the expensive cocnut oil.  It's in the fridge.  My question: I started the colds on Monday and am feeling better.  However, 2 of my kids are still pretty sick, one with a croupy type cough (I think - is that dry and barky?) and one went to bed at 4:00pm feeling like throwing up.  She woke up white as a sheet and wretching, but not throwing up.  That is something new.  Can I do the goot treatment now, after they're already pretty sick?  Will it help at all?
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: boysmama January 19, 2009, 07:24:28 AM
Goot might help. I use it liberally when I have it made up and we are staying in. Even if it doesn't help much or not as fast- it can't hurt!
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Pennie February 12, 2009, 04:04:52 AM
I am really bummed.  I needed the link to GOOT so I went to one of SCs first posts where she has the link and I can't get it to come up.  ??? Then I googled GOOT and got NOTHING about our GOOT.  Is it just me or just a fluke?  Can someone help me get the website?  Thanks.  :)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: WI Cheesehead February 12, 2009, 05:58:33 AM
The recipe is under "articles" at the top of the page.
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: Pennie February 12, 2009, 06:29:31 AM
Oh, I have the recipe, I just wanted the "original" webpage where SC got it. But thanks. :)  I did some research and there are other websites w/ that link and it is just not working.  I called that company and she said it's there.  She did go ahead and email me the recipe but I wanted that page. :) 
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: 4myhoonie February 12, 2009, 10:28:12 AM
http://nacd.org/health/goot_garlic_oil_ointment.pdf

i think this is it.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: WI Cheesehead February 12, 2009, 01:51:34 PM
The last time I made goot, it became hard in the fridge.  I had to scrape it off to apply it.  Is it supposed to do that?  I'm trying it again and straining it this time.  I didn't strain it last time, and the garlic just settled to the bottom anyways.  I just had a thought.  I took the strained garlic and threw it in my soup.  All the ingredients are used in cooking anyways!  :D
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Mrs.Visser February 13, 2009, 02:52:17 AM
http://nacd.org/health/goot_garlic_oil_ointment.pdf

i think this is it.

Thanks for the link 4myhoonie! It worked great and was very helpful.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: 4myhoonie February 13, 2009, 03:30:24 AM
The last time I made goot, it became hard in the fridge.  I had to scrape it off to apply it.  Is it supposed to do that?  I'm trying it again and straining it this time.  I didn't strain it last time, and the garlic just settled to the bottom anyways.  I just had a thought.  I took the strained garlic and threw it in my soup.  All the ingredients are used in cooking anyways!  :D

yes, it's usually a soft paste in the frig.  great minds think alike, that's wahat i do too. it makes great soup!
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Marisa August 28, 2009, 12:57:27 PM
Thanks for this thread:)
I put some goot on my baby boy's stubborn ring worm rashes and they look so much better after one application! My toddler said,"Mommy, why does Coleman smell like a pizza?"
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: becken September 22, 2009, 01:04:16 PM
Could I use odorless garlic capsules in a batch of GOOT - say for a husband who doesn't want to smell to high heaven at work? My concern is that it wouldn't be as effective, if at all. Has anyone tried it?
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Mrs_H October 11, 2009, 07:23:35 PM
Help! I cannot find the Goot Recipe and how to make it? I've searched many different terms- I need to make this! I made it about 4yrs ago but have totally forgotten! Thanks so much!
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: morningglory October 11, 2009, 07:32:16 PM
There was a link at the beginning of this thread, but it's broken.  This is the same recipe.  HTH! :)

http://calebnoblebaron.blogspot.com/2008/07/first-ear-infection-at-3-months.html
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Mrs_H October 11, 2009, 08:04:29 PM
Thank you morning glory!!! I am going to make it first thing in the morning!
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: hi_itsgwen November 18, 2009, 07:34:52 PM
This is, in my experience and opinion, simpler and more effective than GOOT for treating illness and getting the full antibiotic power out of garlic:
Garlic Poultice (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,2138.msg244540.html#new)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: sarajane November 18, 2009, 07:55:12 PM
Yeah, I've never been a big fan of GOOT. I just soak my garlic in olive oil for about 10 minutes before using. I'm sure you could even strain the garlic and leave the oil in the fridge after infusing for a few hours. I just make it as I need it though seeing as it doesn't take much time.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: hi_itsgwen November 19, 2009, 03:56:03 AM
This is why I recommend fresh garlic be used for antibiotic actions:

"The intact cells of garlic contain an odorless, sulfur-containing amino acid derivative known as alliin. When the cells are crushed, alliin comes into contact with the enzyme alliinase located in neighboring cells and is converted to allicin. Allicin is a potent antibiotic, but it is highly odoriferous and unstable.
Preparation of garlic, such as heating, microwaving, or drying, can substantially reduce the allyl sulfur compounds (allicin and alliin). Crushed raw garlic is highest in these components.

Garlic Essential Oil
No allicin or water-soluble components, not well standardized
Volatile Oils: Contains 1% or less oil-soluble sulfur compounds

Aged Garlic Extract
Water-soluble compounds: S-allyl cysteine, S-allyl mercaptocysteine, saponins
Volatile Oils: Small amount of oil-soluble sulfur compounds, including alliin, small amount of allicin, ajoene, diallyl trisulphide; terpenes such as citral, geraniol, linalool
Other constituents: S-methyl-l-cysteine sulfoxide, protein, minerals, vitamins, lipids, amino acids, prostaglandins (A2 and F 1 alpha)
Enzymes: Alliinase, peroxidases, myrosinase

Crushed raw Garlic
Volatile Oils: Contains most allicin (approx. 3.7 mg/g), alliin, ajoene, diallyl trisulphide; terpenes such as citral, geraniol, linalool
Water soluble compounds: S-allyl cysteine, S-allyl mercaptocysteine, saponins
Other constituents: S-methyl-l-cysteine sulfoxide, protein, minerals, vitamins, lipids, amino acids, prostaglandins (A2 and F 1 alpha)
Enzymes: Alliinase, peroxidases, myrosinase"
This info is from the Sloak Kettering Cancer Center website (http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/11570.cfm).  Their about herbs section is wonderful, but the information they present on study results is limited by the quality of the studies that have been dones, so you have to take that with a grain of salt.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: lavendergirl November 19, 2009, 07:19:00 AM
   I was just thinking of making up some more goot ,but this sounds much easier. My 16 yr. old ds has a swollen lymph node right by his ear. Right by the little flappy part ::) Does that make sense to anyone,hehe. It just came up. No other symptoms other than that. Do you think the garlic poultice might help?

             Becky
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: hi_itsgwen November 19, 2009, 09:57:34 AM
   I was just thinking of making up some more goot ,but this sounds much easier. My 16 yr. old ds has a swollen lymph node right by his ear. Right by the little flappy part ::) Does that make sense to anyone,hehe. It just came up. No other symptoms other than that. Do you think the garlic poultice might help?

             Becky

Yep!  I bet it would, if it's an infection.  Let's move garlic poultice discussions over to that board:
Garlic Poultice (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,2138.msg244540.html#new)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: stevemuch December 21, 2009, 03:48:58 AM
how do you exactly make goot and how much should you take for cold and sore throat and how long to take it?  Three times a day or two etc.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: boysmama December 21, 2009, 06:40:38 AM
how do you exactly make goot and how much should you take for cold and sore throat and how long to take it?  Three times a day or two etc.
Click here to take you back to the post with the recipe (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3310.msg204695.html#msg204695)

Usage varies. Many folks have posted to this thread with their experiences. Some only use it morning and evening, others 3x per day. I find applying goot or garlic poultices every hour during waking hours to be most helpful, but perhaps not entirely necessary.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: stevemuch December 22, 2009, 08:15:04 PM
Is the goot you made just crushed garlic cloves?  Also can you just crush garlic and then rub it onto your skin even if it burns a little?  I just crushed up 1 clove and rubbed it onto my neck area and up my nose which burned a little.  Also do you do this one time a day and for how many days?  I have a bad cold and cough.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: boysmama December 23, 2009, 08:00:09 AM
Stevemuch, did you find the goot recipe? It's posted earlier in this thread and in my last post I made a link you can click on so you won't have to search for it.

GOOT is made with minced garlic, virgin coconut oil and olive oil.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: GibsonTown January 23, 2010, 04:13:50 AM
The recipe at the beginning of this huge thread  ;D is WAY stronger than the one I used to use. 

The past couple years I've stuck with super fresh garlic presses.  In things like sore throats, they work amazingly well.  And, fresh every time I do one (not recycling)  ::)

There is so much great information here about Garlic!  This weekend I have a Garlic 101 article on line (below) and I would greatly appreciate any comments FROM garlic users (there is a comment box at the bottom of the page below the article). 

I'm sure my (normal!) local readers will think I'm nuts suggesting garlic for strep throat*...so anyone want to get my back?

*I do so gladly after several experiences of getting strep diagnoses, returning home, and curing it with garlic within a few hours!   (The problem of the strep test being an entirely different issue...)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: vdubmama February 04, 2010, 02:46:26 AM
would this be good to apply to my face directly for boils/acne?
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: GibsonTown February 04, 2010, 03:58:16 AM
would this be good to apply to my face directly for boils/acne?

Hi Vdubmama.   ;D   I've never thought about garlic for acne/boils.  Have you tried tea tree oil?  We don't have many experiences with acne, and none for boils, but I have had really nice results on occasional spots by dabbing on Bentonite clay before bedtime.  It really draws out the infection, by the next morning even.

If you try garlic, I'd love to hear the results.    8)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: boysmama February 04, 2010, 04:32:12 AM
would this be good to apply to my face directly for boils/acne?
I think garlic poultices  (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,2138.msg244540.html#msg244540) work better than GOOT for boils.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: GibsonTown February 04, 2010, 05:10:56 AM
I would guess that is accurate.  We dabbled with goot a few years ago, but it doesn't seem nearly as effective as fresh crushed garlic. 

I think the major anti-biotic/viral effect happens within a few minutes of crushing it....so 'old' garlic or oil, may not offer the same benefits - not sure.  Our experience is fresh is so obviously effective, we don't even do goot the past few years.

For an infant, I would oil the skin, then do a brief, fresh garlic press for anything serious - or mix fresh crushed garlic in a bit of olive or coconut oil, and apply it to feet or chest immediately.  I would no longer store goot as I used to, because the effectiveness seems to drop quickly.

I have an article, with links, about garlic and how it works on infection at my column link in blue below if any is interested.

Where did goot originate, anyway?
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt February 05, 2010, 08:47:02 AM
would this be good to apply to my face directly for boils/acne?
It might work, but be careful, if you make the stuff too strong, you could burn your face.  Just pay attention to the tingling.  I rub it on my face for sinus infections, but I generally wait about 15 minutes for the garlic to penetrate and then wash it off in the shower.  This seems to help prevent skin irritation, plus I get to wash off the garlic crumbs (feel like sand).

NOTE:  I make my GOOT fresh daily if I'm using it.  The old stuff doesn't seem to work well for us.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: GibsonTown February 05, 2010, 11:52:22 AM
Wow!  15 minutes is a long time for fresh garlic on skin.  ;D  Sounds powerful - Especially for a sinus infection.   :P

We do garlic presses right in the bathroom, before stepping in the shower - 2 minutes on the chest.  They seem very effective.  One of our girls seems to react very strongly to the press (red, burning skin) so she routinely puts coconut oil on her chest or neck first - which prevents the irritation (and cuts it immediately if she forgets and puts the press on first.)

The rest of us don't seem to notice burning - but we do just a minute or 2 each hour at most.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt February 08, 2010, 04:47:45 AM
Wow!  15 minutes is a long time for fresh garlic on skin.  ;D  Sounds powerful - Especially for a sinus infection.   :P
a garlic press will burn more than the goot, I think.  The garlic goodies are diluted a bit in the goot.  When using goot on other parts of the body, I don't wash it off.  Usually I reapply throughout the day and then wash all the crumbs off before bed.  I only do the face because it's more tender and it tingles, so has more potential to burn and sometimes itch from the crumbs.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: GibsonTown February 08, 2010, 05:15:21 AM
My 6 yo has a sinus infection right now, and thanks HB, for the info.  I hadn't considered garlic right on his sinuses, but it seems VERY effective so far.  You are definitely right, it is strong as a press.  If he were much younger, I wouldn't trust myself to not harm his skin or cause him undue pain doing this.

I oiled his face, right before his bath, and had him close his eyes.  I applied the press for just 10 seconds or so, waiting for him to cue me it was stinging.  We removed the press immediately when he reported stinging.  The oil prevented any skin burns from the strong garlic. 

I held the press to his chest, then each foot for a minute or 2 also.

I've only done 2, 12 hours apart, but he seems dramatically improved.  Glad I read your note about sinus infection!  Thank you!


OK - WAY, WAY off topic here, but as a side note, my teen dd came home and mentioned our friend helped her relieve sinus congestion by pressing her right index finger for a moment.  (Actually, my dd passed out!  long story). 

So, I decided, without saying anything, to try this on my six year old.  He was distracted but I pressed and rubbed his index finger...and right away he noticed and said, 'Mom, you're making my nose itch.'  It seems mildly helpful.  : )
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: crystaldew March 16, 2010, 03:24:47 PM
unintentional roast....i just made some GOOT, but i let the garlic go too long in the oil...it kind of got roasted and the GOOT is now brown rather than green. is it still ok to use? i think the "good stuff" entered the oils within the first couple minutes of it being cut and in the oil, right? wondering if i need to do it over again...?
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: 4myhoonie March 17, 2010, 08:19:14 AM
unintentional roast....i just made some GOOT, but i let the garlic go too long in the oil...it kind of got roasted and the GOOT is now brown rather than green. is it still ok to use? i think the "good stuff" entered the oils within the first couple minutes of it being cut and in the oil, right? wondering if i need to do it over again...?

YES! start ALL over! if it makes you feel better, i think we've all done this a time or two. i learned to just stand there and wait for my coco oil to melt then take it off the heat and add the garlic and olive oil.  good luck!
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: crystaldew March 17, 2010, 08:36:13 AM
thanks! just to make sure i'm right here, warm the coconut oil, then add olive oil and garlic...let set a min or two, blend, drain, refrigerate. i always added all ingredients while on the stove warming...no?
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: hi_itsgwen March 17, 2010, 03:11:42 PM
Heat, time, and acids destroy the antibacterial component of garlic, which is one reason why I prefer garlic presses (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,2138.msg244540.html#msg244540) to GOOT.  Goot is most effective in the first hour or so after you make it, as far as the antibacterial properties.  You really don't want to get the oil hot, just warm enough to be liquid, and then add your other ingredients. 
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthybratt March 18, 2010, 07:29:21 AM
Heat, time, and acids destroy the antibacterial component of garlic, which is one reason why I prefer garlic presses (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,2138.msg244540.html#msg244540) to GOOT.  Goot is most effective in the first hour or so after you make it, as far as the antibacterial properties.  You really don't want to get the oil hot, just warm enough to be liquid, and then add your other ingredients.  
i don't heat my goot at all and i make it fresh every time i use it for just these reasons.  i only make it if we need alot (everyone is sick at same time) or i just need something potent.

i do not strain, either.  i use the emulsifier wand--the one with the blade-- (see picture (http://www.hbps-imagebank.com/imagebank/KGOH_01/HamBeach/Images/59780/Preview/59780.jpg?1108132029000)) and just blend the tar out of it while the coconut oil is still hard.  i never have any problems getting it to mix and it's plenty strong since i don't strain.  be careful not to get too much garlic in your mix or you'll burn yourself, but if you get the measurements right on, the sting is only temporary  ;)  

i've put this stuff directly on my face.  if i get it too strong, i might have to wash it off after a few minutes, but usually i can leave it on for at least 15 and then shower it off (this is a very effective cure for sinus infections).  i've never had any problems with stinging on other parts of the body (chest, arms, back, etc.)

if it's a one or two time deal, i go with the poultices like gwen recommended.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: jessica February 09, 2011, 02:36:53 PM
Does anyone know if it is ok to use GOOT on the eyelid?  My son has broken out in a herpes I virus on his eyelid and I'd like to get rid of it as soon as possible.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: healthyinOhio February 11, 2011, 09:48:00 AM
Jessica,

Do you have any Goldenseal? I would make a strong tea of Goldenseal, cool, and apply with a dropper and use as a compress on it.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: boysmama February 12, 2011, 10:53:38 AM
I don't think GOOT is appropriate that near the eye both because of the oil base and the garlic. Personally I would try a strong infusion of lemon balm to dab on the lesion.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Redheadedmama April 26, 2012, 04:14:47 AM
What's the best way is mincing the garlic? I'm new at mincing stuff.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: DHW April 27, 2012, 06:22:12 AM
A garlic press is a good option.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Sewbusy April 27, 2012, 10:18:21 AM
A garlic press can get it too small and thus too concentrated. I just chop mine fairly small but I'm not too concerned about getting it TINY.
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Mommyof4 February 21, 2013, 11:16:15 AM
Can someone please toss out the list of what we can use Goot for? Thank you:)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Mommyof4 March 09, 2013, 05:44:52 AM
Found it:)
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: donnapinaire May 02, 2013, 01:33:23 AM
Can someone help with the recipe for Goot? Every time I click on it I get an error page. I know the ingredients just not the instructions. Thanks
: Re: GOOT - Garlic Oil Ointment [Treatment]
: Sewbusy May 07, 2013, 01:30:58 PM
I'm not too precise but the ratio is 2 parts oil (of you choice, coconut makes a salve, olive would just make it an oil) to one part chopped garlic (fresh). I make mine fresh every time as it is WAY more potent. I just use one clove (chop it pretty small but you don't have to be too picky) and mix with warm (about like a hot bath 105ish), not hot, oil. Hot will cook it. Let it set for 5-15 minutes testing strength often. I taste a tad and when it has a garlic flavor its ready and I slather it on. If it is at all tingly when you taste it is too strong and may burn the skin. Simply dilute with a little more oil. Hubby always has me taste it because he likes fire food and says its not too hot (meaning spicy) until its like lava. Hope this helps. Remember TASTE test it to prevent burns.