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
- 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
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!)