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Showing posts from August, 2016

Cooling Ideas for Hot Days

Try this breathing technique for a feeling of cool. Shape your tongue like a taco and breathe in over it. Let the taco shape go and close your lips and exhale through the nose. Inhale fully as if you were sipping cool water using your tongue as the straw. Take at least 10 breaths like this or continue for 5 minutes.

This video illustrates the practice.

I started making misting spray recently. It's very simple. Use distilled water and a teaspoon of aloe gel for a 2 to 4 oz. spray. If you have any essential oils you can add them. Use cooling scent like orange, tangerine, cypress, lavender, or rose. Citrus and florals lend themselves to summer blends. You can combine them as you like. Mine has a few drops each of jasmine and lavender. Keep your misting bottle in the refrigerator for extra cool.  I save bottles from hair conditioner or face tonic or other things with sprays, and you can also buy small glass bottles with spray tops at places like Whole Foods. They're about $2 and r…