3 Natural Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

You’d think we’d all be used to the summer days by now, especially  living in Southern California where the temperature can get up to 100 degrees and more. We look forward to the cool when the heat is on and we look forward to the heat when it gets too cold. And, in the middle of nature’s way to balance life, we find our way to survive the season we are in.

While wearing cooler clothes, turning on the AC or not leaving the house until the temperature drops in the evening is a given, sometimes we forget there are other ways to keep ourselves cool during the summer heat.

Here are 3 Natural Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

Drink
Hydrate and hydrate some more and include some coconut water if you can. There are other natural spa water recipes that can do wonders for your body temperature and ultimately your skin.

Here’s an easy  Spa Water Recipe

Cantaloupe + Cucumber
Fill pitcher with fresh fruit
Add cold water
Let it chill and infuse for at least two hours in refrigerator

Enjoy ice cold and add some mint leaves for an extra punch.

Eat
One of the best naturally cooling fruits is watermelon.

Not only does watermelon lower inflammation and provide other benefits like it may relieve muscle soreness, may improve heart health but watermelon absolutely hydrates the body.

Watermelon has an extremely high alkaline score. Alkalinity is associated with higher energy, better digestion, increased mental function and a decreased risk of almost every disease.

If you want to get your whole family in on the benefit of watermelons, the easiest ways is to dice up cubes of this alkaline fruit and put them into small containers stored in the refrigerator.

Once it’s easy to grab and ready to eat, they and you will indulge in some much-needed nutritional hydration.

Hydrate Your Skin
When you’ve had a really good facial, it leaves you feeling like your entire body was soaked with coconut water.  Adding rose water spray to your daily self-care routine will hydrate your skin and a spritz or two will become a handy pick-me-up in the heat.

Here’s an easy Rose Water Spray Recipe
Ingredients:
Organic roses (as many as you’d like)
Distilled water (enough to cover rose petals)

Instructions:
Remove petals from stems and run under lukewarm water to remove any residue
Add petals to large pot with just enough water to cover the petals
Bring water to a simmer over medium-low heat
Let it simmer for about 25 mins or until the petals lose their color
Strain the mixture and separate the water from the petals
Place the water in a spray bottle to store (I keep mine in the refrigerator) and discard the petals.

Once you get into the groove of  spritzing rose water on your skin, you will start the enjoy all the benefits.

If you have any amazing tips to share on how you’re staying cool this summer, please share.

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