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Stay Cool, Naturally

Georgia definitely brings the heat during the summer months. The vast majority of us struggle with this, and do everything we can to stay cool. Luckily, we’ve figured out a few tricks to help with that mission.

Bedding

Choose cotton for your bedding. A light color is helpful as well. Cotton is more breathable than most fabric out there. Due to this fact, you maintain better ventilation. We’re also lucky enough to be living in a day and age where there are inventions for everything. There are bed fans that are placed at the end of your bed, just beneath your covers. If you get hot when you sleep, you may want to look into purchasing one of these fans.

Showers

While it may sound uncomfortable, take a cold shower. This will help to decrease your core temperature. It won’t keep you cool forever but it will certainly help for a quick temperature drop.

cooling towel

If you’re hanging out inside and you feel a little warmer than you’d like, dampen a wash cloth with cold water, wring it out and wrap it around your neck. There are also towels designed specifically for this. I utilize one while I’m outdoors during the summer. All it takes it some water to activate the cooling effect. Check it out.

In cases when your extra hot and need to cool down immediately, dip your feet in ice cold water. Your feet and head have a lot to do with your entire body temperature. The cooler your feet are, the colder your entire body will be.

If you’re into essential oils, use your peppermint oil to your advantage. It leaves a cool sensation on the skin. Rub a drop or two on your neck. This is a completely natural technique that works well.

Last but not least, the most unknown tip. Toss out your down pillows and invest in buckwheat pillows. They don’t retain heat like regular pillows, which make for a much cooler sleeping experience.

Stay cool this summer! If you have any other great tips you’d like to share, feel free to let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you.

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