Treat 10 Common Summertime Problems With This One Ingredient!

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4.  Stops Chapped Lips

Sunburned lips or dried out, chapped lips are not only unattractive but they can also be painful. Prevent chapped lips by putting a dab of coconut oil on them before you go out. If you want some longer lasting protection, mix equal parts of coconut oil and beeswax with one or two drops of the essential oil of your choice (warming these ingredients will help you to blend them more easily) and then put them in a small container to harden. (Old lip gloss containers work well) Use this two or three times a day to prevent your lips from drying out or to help them heal if they got a little too much sun.

 

5.  Stops Body Odor

Higher summertime temperatures mean more sweating and more body odor. It’s not really the sweat that smells bad; it’s when the sweat mixes with bacteria in a warm environment that it causes odor. Coconut oil works well as a natural deodorant. It contains both lauric acid and antibacterial compounds that stop most types of bacteria from growing and causing a stink. After you shower, rub a bit of virgin coconut oil into your skin, especially in places where you tend to sweat to help keep you smelling sweeter all day long. Read more how to control body odor.

 

6.  Stops Itchy Insect Bites

Spending more time outside means spending more time with the bugs that live outside. If you get bit, applying thin layer of coconut oil over the area will stop that annoying itch in a minute! Coconut oil is a natural anti-inflammatory and is soothing to the skin, which should give you some quick relief from that painful itching.

 

7.  Calms the Frizzies

Many people find that their hair is dry and frizzy in the summer months, which can make it very hard to manage. Extreme humidity, heat, and exposure to the sun, salt water, or chlorinated swimming pools only add to the problem.

Manage that frizzy hair with some coconut oil. Coconut oil can help to seal in your hairs natural moisture. Melt some coconut oil and apply it to your hair. Cover with a shower cap and wrap a hot towel from the dryer around your hair to encourage your hair to soak in that oil. Leave this on for 20 to 30 minutes, and then simply shampoo your hair as you normally would. Give your hair this hot oil treatment two or three times each week for best results.

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