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DIY: Goot {And How to Use It}

Danielle April 25, 2016

Written by Danielle and updated by Sarena-Rae Santos in February of 2024. 

You may have clicked this link because you have no idea what GOOT is. That’s OK – neither did I. But, as the lazy mom I am, I combined garlic and whatever oils I had on hand to make a powerhouse antidote I used on the go (which is all the time).

Come to find out, it’s a real thing! It’s been used for centuries to treat everything from warts to the common cold. GOOT stands for garlic oil ointment treatment and has more uses than crunchy moms in Whole Foods. Goot can be:

  • Applied to the chest for a deep cough
  • Applied to the feet and covered with socks for general immune support
  • Consumed on a teaspoon (or two!) for immune support
  • Applied topically to any skin rashes, especially ringworm or warts
  • Rubbed on the throat and lymph nodes when illness is going around
  • Applied to the inside of the nostrils to fight a cold

Garlic has natural antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and antiseptic properties and outperforms pharmaceuticals time and time again. Ingesting garlic is wonderful for your system, but applying it topically can deliver the healing properties of garlic to organs that need it faster. GOOT is great to have on hand to apply to an ailment or for immune support.

Today, I keep GOOT on hand and slather it on any ailment, and at the first sign of illness. Who knew such a funny-named remedy could do so much?

How to Make GOOT

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 bulb of organic, raw garlic
  • 1/4 cup of organic liquid oil (olive, almond, castor)
  • 1/2 cup of organic, cold-pressed coconut oil

Directions:

Step 1: Warm the coconut oil slightly (if you live in the tundra, like me, and it’s only soft 2 days a year), and mix in your liquid oil. A pint-size mason jar works perfectly.

Step 2: Add minced garlic (as small as possible) to the mixture.

Step 3: Allow mixture to set and refrigerate.

Note: Store in the refrigerator. Use within 2-3 weeks.

Here’s how to make it in video (it really is easy!)

Have you made GOOT? What do you use it for?

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Danielle was born and always will be a farm girl, searching for God’s natural truths in an unnatural world. She’s a doula, health coach, natural health activist, and currently obtaining her naturorthopathic doctorate degree. When she isn’t reading about holistic healing, you will likely find her chasing a sweet little boy or a small flock of rebellious chickens in the Midwest mud.
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19 Comments

  1. Can this be used on a 3 month old?

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  2. Does this make you smell like garlic? Like if you consume it?

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  3. Thank you so much!

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  4. This sounds wonderful! Once made, must it be kept refrigerated?

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  5. my mother used to put olive oil directly into our ears when we had ear infection. Could you do that with Goot?

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  6. Hi there! Just curious on who this can be used on? Can you be used on babies?

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  7. I made this once when when of my children were very small. The youngest child was 6 months old and got a respitory sickness from her siblings. I put it on the soles of her feel every time I changed her diaper and it kept her symptoms at bay. I knew it was the ointment because when I thought she was over it I stopped using it and within an hour or two she started being raspy again. Great stuff!

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  8. Hi, my daughter is very picky when it comes to smells. Are there any essential oils or herbs to add to this to make it smell better if we put it on the bottom of her feet?

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  9. Can you add a note about the shelf life of this remedy? I’m super excited to incorporate it into our routine, but I think mentioning a shelf life might need to be addressed considering garlic and oil together create a an environment for botulism to grow. Considering the option that one might ingest this, it seems pertinent to factor in food safety standards.

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  10. Is there something else that I can use in place of coconut oil in this recipe? My daughter is allergic to it.

    Thank you, in advance for responding to my question.

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  11. What type of blender do you have? It looks awesome!

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