Updated: Mar 12, 2020
Try these natural tricks to cool your body down during the hot summer months.
Some of us may enjoy the warm sunshine on bare skin, and look forward to spending the weekend playing outside. But no matter how much you enjoy the warmer months, everyone needs ways to cool down when the summer heat rises. There are plenty of ways to find that cool energy and seek cooler experiences without blasting the air conditioner. Here are 5 natural ways to help you balance your hot summer adventures with cool breezy activities.
1. Plan Your Day.
Depending on how hot your locale is, there are definitely certain times of day that are essential to capitalize on. Before the sun rises and after it sets you have a few golden hours of cooler weather. Take this time to water your plants, go for a jog, or enjoy a meal outside.
Invest in a Hydro Flask, S’well, or another brand of insulated water bottle that keeps water cold throughout the day. Hydration during the warm months is crucial.
3. Essential Oils.
Peppermint and Spearmint Essential Oil both contain menthol which has 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 even create event-specific essential oils by mixing different scents together.
Take a dip in your community’s pool or nearby beach/swimming area! There’s nothing better than submerging in cold water on a hot summer day.
5. Eat Cool, Be Cool.
Consume foods that are cooling to your internal systems. Go for sweet and ripe summer fruits, fresh veggies, and foods that are bitter or astringent rather than salty or spicy.