Summer is here and we are feeling the heat. These 5 unusual tips provide quick relief from the warmth and will help you cool down quickly!
Listen to your body! This is especially important at this time of year because high temperatures can quickly become too much for us. In addition to wearing the right clothes, staying hydrated and cooling down rooms, there are a number of unusual tips that you may not know about to stay cool this summer!
1. Repurpose a hot-water bag
Creativity is sometimes needed when trying to cool down, and a hot-water bag can help! It’s as simple as this: Fill the hot-water bag with water, place it in the refrigerator or even the freezer for a while and enjoy the pleasant cold after a while.
2. Use essential oils
Menthol, i.e., the oil of peppermint, and also a number of other essential oils, such as that of lemon, have a thermally cooling effect. When applied to the skin, they may provide an immediate, pleasant feeling of cold and thus stimulating the senses. For a constant feeling of freshness, products enriched with menthol or other essential oils should therefore be applied regularly to the back of the knees, the insides of the wrists and the temples. Our favorite: The “Peppermint Organic” oil from PRIMAVERA.
3. Do not forget the feet
While an ice-cold full-body shower is unfortunately not advisable, you can experience fast, pleasant and, above all, really effective relief all over your body by cooling your feet. This can be done with a cold-filled hot-water bag, calf wraps or a nice foot bath. A cold foot bath should ideally be between 12-18°C, as it should neither be too cold to avoid a shock effect on the body, nor too warm, so that it can still have a sufficiently refreshing, relaxing and soothing effect.
4. Use the tried and tested in new ways
Fast acting and easily accessible helpers like cold water and ice cubes are always reliable! Granted, this is not revolutionary, but their cool temperatures transfer to the blood vessels and stimulate your blood circulation and are thus simply always a good idea. Cold water works best on your temples, the back of your neck, and the insides of your wrists. And instead of enjoying ice cubes in your drink, have you ever brushed them over your forehead or let them melt in the crook of your arm? That works wonders!
5. The DIY refreshing spray
A refreshing spray can easily be made at home! All you have to do is pour 250 ml of boiling water over two bags of green tea of your choice, let it cool down, fill it into a small spray bottle and shake it well. Optionally, you can also add a few drops of essential oils or other ingredients such as mint or rose petals. But beware: if you add essential oils to your spray, it is not suitable for use on the face. There is a risk of irritation of the mucous membranes.
And when all else fails, we simply do it like Monica Geller 😉
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Edited and translated by April Verite.