- Plan, Plan, Plan!
Depending on how hot it is where you are, there are times of day that you can take advantage of. Before the sun rises and after it sets you will usually have some hours of cooler weather. Take this time to water your plants, go for a walk/run or have a nice meal outside.
Invest in some type of hydration flask, water backpack or another type of insulated water bottle that keeps water cold throughout the day. Hydration during the warm months is key.
- Essential Oils? Yes, it’s true.
Peppermint and Spearmint Essential Oils both contain menthol which have cooling properties. Add a few drops to your diffuser at home, or make your own body mist for when you’re on the go. You can create specific scents and your own concoction of essential oils to suit your occasion.
- Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming!
Take a dip in a local lake, public pool, or even a kiddie pool in your backyard! There’s nothing better than submerging in cold water on a hot summer day, refreshing and calming at the same time.
- Take a bite outta heat…
Eat foods that are cooling to your internal systems. What are those? Refresh and be healthy with sweet and ripe summer fruits, fresh veggies, and foods that are bitter or astringent rather than salty or spicy and you will no longer be sweating at the table.
- Wonder Water Workouts!
Try new summertime workouts. It’s summertime, a fun time to explore and get out & explore new things! Seasons change and so should your workouts. Try surfing, wake boarding, kayaking, swimming laps or stand up paddle boarding.
- Infusion Works!
Infuse your water with fresh fruits! This will encourage you to drink more water and will help suppress your sugar tooth. Try using mint, citrus, and veggies & fruits in season such as strawberries and cucumbers, etc. Tasty and hydrating.
- It’s cool to meditate…
Sometimes cooling our minds as much as we cool our physical body makes a huge difference. When you are upset or engaged in too much, you work up the heat and your body needs the cool-down just like after a workout. Take time every day to slow down meditate, rest & reset you mind. A few minutes of deep breathing and relaxation will go a long way and keep your body in chill mode.
- Snack Time!
Make home-made popsicles and frozen fruits for your weekend adventures. Look up recipes and get creative. This can be fun and tasty to have cool down snacks for at home or on the go.
- Pulse point therapy, it’s true.
There are numerous pulse points on your body that can be used as cooling spots when in contact with cool water. You’re probably familiar with the points on your wrists and back of neck. Try putting a cool towel or running cool water over your feet, wrists, and temples. Wear a damp bandana when exercising outdoors. You would be amazed at the difference.
- Chrysanthemum Tea.
Chrysanthemum is a natural coolant. Sip on this hot or cold.
- Get Your Du done!
Summer is a great time for change and a new style. Get a haircut and switch things up and all the while (cool)ing down. Keep your hair off the back of your neck to keep body temperatures lower. (Or try an up-du LOL)
- Lighten it up.
Wear light colors and breathable fabrics, especially on those sweltering days. We suggest cotton, dry-wik and linen clothing. Some materials smother, make you sweat even more and hold the heat in.
- Showering Often.
There’s nothing like a cold shower in the midst of a scorching hot summer day. It doesn’t have to be an epic water-wasting shower—just a quick rinse will do the trick. Take them often! Not only does it cool you down, but also is a great stress relief for your body when fighting the heat to help you relax.
- Cucumber Cool!
Keep a cucumber in your fridge and cut a couple slices to soothe your eyes after a long summer day. It will not only reduce puffiness and dark circles around eyes, but bring down the overall temperature of your body. Also you can add them to your water & Treat yourself!
- Eat small meals…
The more you eat, the more heat your body creates. Your body will start to sweat to burn the calories you are eating. Eat small meals throughout the day to limit the metabolic process that create heat within.
- Cooling Breath.
Practice a slow cooling breath that will not only cool your body temperature but also anxiety and mood (which create heat). Breathing slows it all down so your body can relax and cool itself. Mind over matter in many cases.
- Aloe Vera.
We all know aloe vera is epic for cooling a sunburn, but it can also be used for overall cooling during the hot months of summer. Find a DIY recipe for an aloe spray and spray away!
- Chilly Sheets!
Cool sheets in the hot summer are the best! Have you ever put your pillowcases and sheets in your freezer before bed? Try it! Place them in plastic bags in the freezer for a couple hours and sleep in\fall asleep on, a cool and cozy bed. Also try sleeping with a cold-water bottle. Interesting eh…
- Hide and Seek.
Block out harsh sunlight with blinds or curtains. You can also use circulating/ceiling fans and limit your use of electrical products. Try opening your windows and using fans to circulate the air if you feel like the air is stagnant and hot.
- Ice Bath.
Your feet work hard to get you around town, they stay confined in shoes which can harness lots of heat. Treat yourself to an ice bath for your feet. They say your heat is contained in your feet and the top of your head. So a nice cool rag on your head does wonders.
- Sleep Naked.
Yup, I said it. Sleep naked. Nuf said.
- Just Chill.
Take it easy, especially if you tend to overheat. There’s plenty of hours in the day to accomplish your daily goals. Create time to relax and don’t over exert yourself running around town. It’s too dang hot! I know it’s easier said than done but slowing down is better for you and not worth the heat-stroke.
- Find Some Shade.
When you make plans to play outside, make sure to wear sunscreen, bring plenty of water, invest in a wide brimmed hat, have a portable chair to take a break and find a pocket of shade to hang out in when the sun is beaming.
- I am coo coo for coconuts!
Drink coconut water and keep coconut oil close by. It has natural cooling properties that can cool you from the inside out and so many other skin and cooking benefits, read up on this one.
- The Hills are alive with the Sounds of Music!
When you’re sitting at your desk at work, driving in your car, or at home making dinner, play some soothing to calm your mind, body, and spirit. Find joy in listening to the sounds of nature or whatever relaxes YOU. I especially find rainfall or ocean sounds to be cooling and calming as my go-to.
Light a rose or lavender incense before you go to bed to cool down from a long day and relax before bedtime.
Here’s to Happy Cooling Tips
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