7 Marvelous Ways to Use Coconut Oil for the Fourth of July
We can’t believe it’s already the 7th month of the year! With 4th of July plans in full swing, we wanted to share a couple of ways you can use coconut oil for the holiday weekend. In short, make sure you always have plenty of coconut oil with you because you never know when you might need it.
- Helps with Chafing
Coconut oil can easily soothe stubborn chafing by applying it on areas of high friction on your body. Think about using it if you know you will be walking around a lot this weekend!
- Protects Your Skin from UV Rays
Did you know coconut oil blocks about 20% of the sun’s UV rays? This is great prevention because it will lower your risk of skin cancer and lessen the likelihood of getting wrinkles and brown spots.
- Protects Your Hair Against Damage
Keep the proteins in your hair strong and healthy. Lauric acid, the main fatty acid in coconut oil, penetrates the hair shaft in a way no other oils can. “I used one of the packets as a little hair mask and OMG the shine my hair has gotten is incredible!!! I’m so in love, they are not only the cutest but the most nourishing coconut oil I’ve ever used!”
- Heals Ragged Cuticles
Hangnail? No worries. Apply a small amount of coconut oil to your cuticles and massage for a few seconds.
- Makes Great Homemade Salad Dressing
Skip the sugar and preservatives. This weekend make your own salad dressing with coconut oil. It’s not only delicious, but it also will make you full because it’s a healthy fat!
- Prevents Ingrown Hairs
Folliculitis, most commonly known as an ingrown hair, is an infection of the hair follicle caused by blockages from dead skin cells. Due to coconut oil’s natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, CoCo can be used to spot-treat those funky follicles while also moisturizing the skin to help prevent future blockages.
- Tanning Oil
There’s a good chance that we are all going to be outside at some point during 4th of July weekend. Applying coconut oil to your skin will help to strengthen the surface and make it more resilient and less prone to sunburns. It also helps restore your skin’s pH levels, leaving your skin smooth. Soft and glowing? Yes, please.