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Surviving Summer Heat

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It's that time of year again. BBQ's, long nights watching fireflies dance, and there's nothing better than an ice cold beer after a long day in the sun.

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But for some, heat intolerance can be an issue. Certain medical conditions can make people highly succeptible to overheating.

And sometimes those triple digit numbers can make anyone irritable and miserable.

I have put together a few simple tips on how to use essential oils topically to cool yourself. These will work beautifully for athletes, hikers and backpackers, and even people who are enjoying a summer festival or concert.

Rose and Cucumber Mist
20 drops Rosewater Concentrate
6 drops Geranium
3 drop Lemon
2 drop Myrrh
4 drops Lavender
3 drops Thyme
1/2 oz Organic Cucumber juice, strained finely
1/2 oz Organic Witch Hazel
Distilled water

Pour all ingredients into a dark 2 ounce glass bottle with a fine mist sprayer. Add distilled water to fill. Shake the bottle before every spritz. I store mine in the refrigerator for added chill.

A bonus is this spray leaves your face with a dewy glow, does not ruin makeup, and the essential oils are have beneficial youthful properties for aging skin!

You can also double up on the recipe and use as an all over cooling spray. Add Pure aloe vera and it's a relief for sunburns and windburns.

Here are a few more things you can do to keep your cool!

Check out this slideshow with ideas on how to beat the summer heat anywhere.