- Using ice cubes to keep cool - A tried-and-true method
is to wet the pulse point near your wrist joint with cold water. This
point is usually three finger widths above your wrist. Keep that spot cool
by holding against it an ice cube wrapped in a clean cloth to prevent a
- Relief can be immediate, and this method will cool down
your entire body -- by as much as three degrees Fahrenheit -- for up to
- HoT Weather Spritzer
- When things get hot, refresh by spraying on a lemon and
- You can make it just lemon or just mint too. Some like
just lavender or lavender-mint. If you do that add 5 drops of the single
- Lemon Mint Spritzer
- 1 cup pure, filtered or mineral water
- 3 drops lemon essential oil
- 3 drops mint essential oil
- 1 tsp witch hazel
- or if you have dry skin, omit witch hazel and use
- 1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerine
- 1/2 teaspoon almond oil
- Mix all ingredients together and pour into a PET or blue
glass spray bottle. For an extra refreshing feeling, keep your spritzer
- HoT Weather Tip
- To me, anything over 75 in the Puget Sound region is
unbearable, 102 is obscene. I grew up for 34 years in the East where is
gets to be 100 with 100% humidity on a regular basis in the summer. This
led me to believe that for a decade or more Seattle was not humid, then
I moved to East of the mountains.
- I moved to WA in 1978 when Seattle was still in the domain
of what was known as "Lesser Seattle". For those that missed
this, you really don't know Seattle.
- I recall a few of these really hot days in the late 70s
and early 80s. Now its just too dark and wet in the winter for me, I need
sun and an escape from mold.
- But for these "Dog Days" my favorite hot weather,
anti-humidity drink and all-around health booster is one I just shared
with my friends at Swinomish -
- Stop off at your local co-op (as I'm not for the corporate
mind at Whole Foods that is trying to take over the health food market
place with UNFI and corporate takeovers of the product base) and get a
bottle of organic raw apple cider vinegar.
- There are several brands but my all time favorite is
Solana Gold; Bragg's is good too.
- Make sure you are using fluoride and chlorine free water,
and fill a glass with about 8 - 10 ounces of that refreshing wet stuff,
and add just one teaspoon of ACV. Stir, sip and enjoy.
- You'll find out much more about the health benefits of
raw apple cider vinegar on my website: <http://www.leaflady.org>www.leaflady.org.
- Stay cool and enjoy!
- And by the way, your pets will like you too if you add
one teaspoons ACV to one quart of good water. It will keep them cool and
it will scare fleas away too (something E. WA doesn't have, yeah!).