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How-Tuesday: How to Stay Cool

Jul 10, 2012

by etachoir

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Editor’s note: The continental US just broke the record for the hottest first six months in a calendar year, so it seemed like the perfect occasion to republish this piece, which originally aired on the blog in August, 2011.

Heat Wave? Heat Dome? Global Warming? Hell on Earth? Whatever you want to call it, one thing we can say for sure is that this summer has been hot. Blasting the air conditioner at maximum power may make it more tolerable, but it certainly doesn’t help your electric bill (or the environment, for that matter). What else can be done?

This week, we’ve put together some easy and interesting ways to help you stay cool in the summer heat.

Part One: The Cool Diet

Spicy food can actually help cool you down! It causes you to perspire without raising your body temperature. As that perspiration evaporates, it cools your body temperature. Looking for a good spicy solution? Check out our recipe for making your own hot sauce.

On the other end of the spectrum, cool treats are always a great idea. (Just be careful to avoid the often-inevitable brain freeze!) We have a recipe to help you here as well: Make Your Own Horchata Pops.

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152 comments

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Haha, so perfect! ..it is soooo hot right now!

  • thecoralboutique

    thecoralboutique said 5 years ago

    haha, I love this! Here in Virginia, were blazzzzzing away!!!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 5 years ago

    i saw the recipe for the horchata pops last week. i am definitely going to make those!

  • shelece

    shelece said 5 years ago

    I actually felt cooler just reading this. Thanks!

  • RedMarionette

    RedMarionette said 5 years ago

    Thank you, Thank you! I will be trying a couple of these! Kansas has had three weeks of 100 degree temps! Whew!

  • MossFrogDesigns

    MossFrogDesigns said 5 years ago

    I keep reminding myself that in Feburary I was begging for summer. Granted, it was also 40 some odd degrees inside because our power had gone out, and I was tembling in my coat, hat and mittens. Ah. If only.

  • greenscribble

    greenscribble said 5 years ago

    I'll always take the hot weather over the cold. When else do you have a legitimate reason to eat ice cream?

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry said 5 years ago

    Wonderful ideas! Thanks! (I must admit... right now I am wearing a sweater! ya, from Washington!) But will keep those in mind. Fun picts! ~KK~

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 5 years ago

    Lovely and funny video. :D

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage said 5 years ago

    This is why I drink Corona and Dixie beer! The cool liquid diet.

  • Iknitoo

    Iknitoo said 5 years ago

    Well...how about staying cool with that cute guy in the video! Nice job etsy...

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 5 years ago

    Super hiper duper :)) Paris is sunny hot sometimes rainy !

  • PamelasDesertRocks

    PamelasDesertRocks said 5 years ago

    I had no idea that spicy food helps - and I love anything with jalapeno or green chiles - perfect!! Thanks - we definitely need all the help we can get here in the desert!

  • TheBlackOnion

    TheBlackOnion said 5 years ago

    Very timely! It's scorching here in the south!

  • aoisart

    aoisart said 5 years ago

    Good to know! Thank you!

  • noraalice

    noraalice said 5 years ago

    One of the top 5 hottest summers in recorded history here in Minnesota!

  • zenceramics

    zenceramics said 5 years ago

    Great story! Thank you for the wondeful post! We are lucky in CA , the summer has been wonderful here!

  • Earleyimages

    Earleyimages said 5 years ago

    Great story....

  • myAvonlea

    myAvonlea said 5 years ago

    Thanks I need to beat the Texas heat.

  • vintageagogirl

    vintageagogirl said 5 years ago

    Thanks for this great video!!! So hot here, it is Siesta time.zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • lisammay

    lisammay said 5 years ago

    Wonderful ideas! I just wish summer would get started here in the great Pac Northwest. Although I am counting my blessings as it could be much worse. :)

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 5 years ago

    Ahhhh - Chicago in the summer. Where the heat is only surpassed by the humidity. Lollapalooza anyone?

  • rebourne

    rebourne said 5 years ago

    my kids came running to see what i was giggling about! funny video, and some good ideas. i need a bpa free and safe popsicle mold, stat!

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 5 years ago

    Yes, Parachute425, Chicago today is a steamer! Love the hot sauce recipe ~ sweat, sweat, sweat.

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 5 years ago

    Great tips. Thanks for sharing.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Great tips! I like the nap part !

  • fantasygarden

    fantasygarden said 5 years ago

    chili and ice I think that's the best ......

  • BonnieCastle

    BonnieCastle said 5 years ago

    Awesome tips! I have actually already made the Horchata pops and they are amazing!

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection said 5 years ago

    Great ideas - we sure could use them down here! I'm so ready for the Fall! Monica TheIDConnection

  • linneaheide

    linneaheide said 5 years ago

    Great tips! Its been awfully hot.

  • pillowfactory

    pillowfactory said 5 years ago

    The video is hilarious!

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 5 years ago

    Very important article for all, especially since the Eastern side of North America has been so hot! Thanks for sharing!

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 5 years ago

    I've done the cool cloth around the neck thing for years now. A cool damp paper towel between the girls helps to ladies! ;)

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 5 years ago

    A most excellent video!

  • GiftsWithCharm

    GiftsWithCharm said 5 years ago

    advice I can take all year long down in sunny south Florida! Thanks!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 5 years ago

    Was just in BC house boating and it was gorgeous weather, +25 Celsius. Got lots of sun, but yes stayed in the shade to stay cool at times, or just jump into the lake!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 5 years ago

    It's 108 today in my part of Texas - thanks for the advice. The air has been running nonstop.

  • garavan

    garavan said 5 years ago

    very funny. i am in the deep deep south. heat advisory today. i am staying indoors and working. will mow lawn after 6pm!

  • DreamCake

    DreamCake said 5 years ago

    Very useful, I'm going to try some of these! Thanks for the post.

  • thevelvetheart

    thevelvetheart said 5 years ago

    Awesome, lol! Good tips!

  • prettyfickle

    prettyfickle said 5 years ago

    Dude ~ you're hot! ;-D

  • AMWestchester

    AMWestchester said 5 years ago

    Thanks!

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 5 years ago

    Great ideas! Ready for fall.... : )

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    That's so funny! My husband always drinks coffee when its like 100 degrees outside. He once told me that it helps make him cooler. I don't know how anyone can drink hot beverages when its that hot out but now I guess I'll have to believe him.. :)

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 5 years ago

    Technology has made a world to work faster, longer, harder. We have air conditioners to "help" with this fast pace. I think it is fantastic that we are rethinking what we do....but...maybe generations past didn't have it so wrong.

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 5 years ago

    Feet in some cold water really does do the trick. I just run tub tap water and it helps immensely. Cold washcloth on back of the neck is an old time trick that works wonders, too. Siesta during the hot hours? Wishful thinking for lots of us. Fall's just around the corner,,,,,,

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 5 years ago

    Looks so refreshing - really like the make your own popsicle idea! Going to have to try that soon :)

  • justthegoods

    justthegoods said 5 years ago

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Feeling more chilled out already ;-) looking forward to an ice water foot bath tonight! ...to be followed by my peppermint ginger footbutter, of course ;-)

  • winkink

    winkink said 5 years ago

    As a lifeguard from Texas who works during midday (this week is all 103+, with heat indexes of 106+), I can assure y'all that getting your whole body wet works even better than just selective soaking. During adult swim at my pool, I always have to jump in--no swimming, just jump in, submerge, jump out--and I feel a thousand times better! Just don't forget to reapply sunscreen; your skin will thank you as you age. c:

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    lol great tips! I wish I could get away with having a siesta in the middle of the day... Haha :)

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice said 5 years ago

    I had a revelation that I can use my bathtub as a personal pool...

  • juliesadorabowls

    juliesadorabowls said 5 years ago

    I could use a popsicle right now! Great tips!

  • marsia

    marsia said 5 years ago

    We've had temperatures in the triple digits here in Austin since the end of May. (( sigh. )) Another suggestion: keep a spray bottle filled with water laced with a little bit of rubbing alcohol, and spritz your feet & legs while watching TV on the sofa or reading in bed. It really helps, especially if you have an electric fan going. Courage, Camille!

  • beaglegirl100

    beaglegirl100 said 5 years ago

    i live in Texas. i forgot what it's like to have cool weather. hopefully this will help me survive!(:

  • looking4lilly

    looking4lilly said 5 years ago

    Cool video. I like that guy.

  • sewlola

    sewlola said 5 years ago

    Love the energy conservation tip by taking a siesta!!!

  • therealkittymao

    therealkittymao said 5 years ago

    Another good tip is Witch Hazel. My grandma used to soak a handkerchief in it and then tie it around her neck. And then she would say with her New Yawk accent "It's very cooling."

  • laurenparadise

    laurenparadise said 5 years ago

    All great Ideas thank you its a steamy night here.

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 5 years ago

    Oh yeah, ice cream. The cure for everything.

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 5 years ago

    Great tips! Thanks

  • HappyFaceArt

    HappyFaceArt said 5 years ago

    Thanks, I needed that :)

  • PierogiPicnic

    PierogiPicnic said 5 years ago

    Hilarious! Good to know I'm not the only one suffering!!!!

  • floodplainstudio

    floodplainstudio said 5 years ago

    I'm from the desert and this is good advice! Work in the early morning, take a siesta in the afternoon. Also, a mister from the hardware store on your porch or balcony costs under $10. Cheers!

  • katschic

    katschic said 5 years ago

    Love it! :D

  • knitknacknstuff

    knitknacknstuff said 5 years ago

    FAB! I also heard that putting a bowl of ice cubes in front of a blowing fan helps...haven't tried that yet :-)

  • andwhatelseisthere

    andwhatelseisthere said 5 years ago

    the guy is ridiculous, but cute.

  • mooshoopork

    mooshoopork said 5 years ago

    ive always found that singing winter & christmas songs.. works for keeping you cool on hot days :)

  • livingferal

    livingferal said 5 years ago

    great video :)

  • raineforest

    raineforest said 5 years ago

    Good Ol'Texas suppose to be 104 all week, but feel like 105, really?? I'm in San Antonio, Dallas is 107 feels like 101, suppose to be 110 this weekend. Nights here it gets down to the 80's. Brain is fried so thinking cool is out of the question. Sleeping most of the time with fans blowing on me a must!

  • LANCERIKA

    LANCERIKA said 5 years ago

    Hot in the Smokies, but it cools down late at night...(bliss)... soon.....oh soon......

  • chickfamilyink

    chickfamilyink said 5 years ago

    entertaining video but is it worthy of Etsy? I would rather see artist profiles or actual how tos. I know it is hot and you are stuck in New York so I am giving you the benefit of the doubt but I really look forward to Tuesday and the video it brings. Try again Etsy.

  • AliceCloset

    AliceCloset said 5 years ago

    Ahahha,absolutely love this article! :D Thanks!

  • beadinbythesea

    beadinbythesea said 5 years ago

    Great video! Just think "NW Washington state" we've barely been getting in the 70's this summer! Come on over ya'll!

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 5 years ago

    Great tips!

  • Marumadrid

    Marumadrid said 5 years ago

    Being cool helps too, don't forget that! XD

  • WereRabbit2006

    WereRabbit2006 said 5 years ago

    What a fun way to cool down :D

  • GrandOldTimes

    GrandOldTimes said 5 years ago

    hmmm... I think I just might try those Horchata pops, they do sound yummy and cooling too.

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 5 years ago

    Lucky I live in Hawaii...but when it does get hot, one of those smaller blue ice packs wrapped in a scarf around your neck...ahhhhh! Or, of course a dip at Kailua Beach...yes!

  • JenYadi

    JenYadi said 5 years ago

    Love this! Thanks for the tips! Even though it gets very humid in my room; I HATE TURNING ON THE FAN. I have an industrial/home one and I just hate to turn it on and waste electricity. These tips are fantastic! Best regards!

  • whatahussy

    whatahussy said 5 years ago

    Love it... it's going to be 107 in the ATX today!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 5 years ago

    funny. love this. linen and lawn cotton work wonders.

  • greeneyezdesignz

    greeneyezdesignz said 5 years ago

    Reminds me of when we were kids and would fill ice trays with kool aid to make our own popsicles! Just pop out those frozen treats, and hold with a face cloth! Don't forget about the animals! Plenty of food and water for the feathered friends. I keep my dachshunds inside as much as possible. They get to drink water with ice cubes floating around. Now, if I could just get them to stop running around the house with an ice cube in their mouth! Drip drip.....

  • KellismCo

    KellismCo said 5 years ago

    Hahahah this is so silly.

  • rosenu2

    rosenu2 said 5 years ago

    Cooling thoughts ... love it and the article ...Thanks

  • hildes

    hildes said 5 years ago

    Great ideas :-) Thanks!

  • piecesofelises

    piecesofelises said 5 years ago

    I would like to try the horchata pops :D sounds delicious!

  • vinskord

    vinskord said 5 years ago

    Great story! Thanks for the tips!

  • TownandCountryVntage

    TownandCountryVntage said 5 years ago

    Lol! What a cutie-patootie. That video is great. And it is hot as balls here in MD! Great tips.:)

  • rejive

    rejive said 5 years ago

    Interesting about spicy food! Good thing, because I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing:)

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth said 5 years ago

    The other thing you can do is move to Washington State where there is no summer ;)

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 5 years ago

    I feel really cool right now.

  • TreasuryShop

    TreasuryShop said 5 years ago

    Great cooling down ideas! Love the spicy food advice.

  • artworksbycarol

    artworksbycarol said 5 years ago

    You really don't know HEAT until you've done yard work in Southern Mississippi. Now, the hat I wear while doing yard work, that's cool.

  • Alaroycreature

    Alaroycreature said 5 years ago

    BLAHAHAHAHAHA

  • pixelandpost

    pixelandpost said 5 years ago

    I think you might want to add one more solution - Come visit Seattle. We've had two days above 80 all summer long. Today is a balmy 64 and cloudy.

  • Olele

    Olele said 5 years ago

    I love Horchata, so I'll definitely try those Pops out!! :D

  • mosaichick

    mosaichick said 5 years ago

    Go for the "Sodden Aunt Jemima" look that my dad swears by - wear a cold wet doo-rag on your noggin. It works people!!!

  • CreationsdeFlorence

    CreationsdeFlorence said 5 years ago

    A cool shower is a sure way to cool down! Especially on your head. I also like to remember how much snow we had this summer. I do that when I'm sitting at my patio table that had over 2 feet of snow on it.

  • mossnk

    mossnk said 5 years ago

    Thanks cool thoughts.Is hot,dress cool,drink alot of fluids.

  • EcoFoto

    EcoFoto said 5 years ago

    Good ideas, I better go out and buy some tabasco sauce ASAP! :)

  • PetiteRobeNoire

    PetiteRobeNoire said 5 years ago

    Jacob is adorable!

  • feliceshappydesigns

    feliceshappydesigns said 5 years ago

    Gotta love Portland, it is partly cloudy and quite comfortable right now. NOTE; I am wearing a sweatshirt. but I still love a good popsicle!!

  • silverbranchhome

    Shannon O'Shaughnessy from silverbranchhome said 4 years ago

    Great article! Hot wings and a nap, sounds great!!

  • AlisaDesign

    Alisa from AlisaDesign said 4 years ago

    Cool!!!

  • studiorandom

    Dana Seilhan from studiorandom said 4 years ago

    I don't just use A/C for cooling. I use it to remove humidity. We have a house full of books, paper, yarn and other supplies that would rot if they caught a mildew infection, not to mention I don't want mildew in the bathroom either. I note most of the criticism of air conditioning comes from areas of the country which do not typically suffer from an excess of humidity during the summer. How about you control your own climate, and we'll handle ours. Sorry for the snark, but this really is getting old--part of being eco-friendly is adjusting to the place where YOU live. Most of us are not living in California.

  • PinwheelStudio

    Whitney from PinwheelStudio said 4 years ago

    Thanks for the fun ideas! This summer is a hot one for sure!

  • EmiliaFaith

    Edie Ann from OhHoneyHush said 4 years ago

    100 degrees right now where I am. I need a cold popsicle!

  • Ridgevales

    Lindsay from SweetThreesBoutique said 4 years ago

    Boston is so humid right now too!! Could use that cold popsicle as well! :)

  • BlackStar

    Katie McClanahan from WearYourWild said 4 years ago

    We finally broke the triple digits today! And there's rain in the area. Now if it will only rain here! I'm adding that popsicle recipe to my Popsicle Parade board on Pinterest.

  • PariDesign

    Iveta from PariDesign said 4 years ago

    This is so fun! I needed this over here! Thanks : ) ... still laughing :D

  • whatnomints

    Sasha from whatnomints said 4 years ago

    To all of you who live in temperate climates ... I don't want to hear it - Here in south Florida we have to deal with oppressive heat and humidity nearly year-round :/

  • CafePrimrose

    Amanda Gynther from CafePrimrose said 4 years ago

    Such great ideas! Thanx!

  • atreasure

    Haylee from aTreasure said 4 years ago

    Here in NC, it's so hot that sometimes you step outside and you don't hear or see a soul in sight. The humidity is unbearable! I walk outside and I can feel my skin sizzling. Thanks for the tips!

  • goatandkettle

    Justin and Lauren Marsh from GoatandKettle said 4 years ago

    We were at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, CA this weekend and had to keep moving our umbrella to keep our hand-forged steel rings (made from antique keys) out of the sun! Hot in the sun, beautiful in the shade in Cali!

  • loopyboopy

    loopy from loopyboopy said 4 years ago

    This is really sweet...but obviously you don't live in the deep south. No amount of feet soaking or popsicles are gonna cool ya off, trust me. My solution...hibernate.

  • SCAVENGENIUS

    Anathalia from SCAVENGENIUS said 4 years ago

    What a fun post! Glad it was republished! :)

  • GoldenSpiralDesigns

    Lola Ocian from GoldenSpiralDesigns said 4 years ago

    Great tips! I've been eating so much spicy food lately. It's counter-intuitive, but it really does feel better in the heat. Cheers!

  • FireIslandSoap

    Billy Bubbles from FireIslandSoap said 4 years ago

    love the tips! thanks dude!

  • CopperheadCreations

    Sarah from CopperheadCreations said 4 years ago

    These are great tips! I love the foot soak, and the ice pops! :) It's oppressively hot here in NYC right now. Blech. We keep a spray bottle of chilled water mixed with a few drops of lavender oil by the bed for really hot nights, so we can mist ourselves and lay in front of the fan. Haha. Good times. It's kind of in line with the "mind of matter" thing, since it doesn't make a dramatic difference, but I'll tell ya - if you're feeling pretty awful some night, give it a shot: it can feel amazing.

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 4 years ago

    Great tips, but AC still works the best for me!

  • TwoTickets

    amanda schwartz from TwoTickets said 4 years ago

    hahah! funny!

  • KMalinka

    Natalia from KMalinkaVintage said 4 years ago

    Super!

  • gildedingypsy

    gilded in gypsy from gildedingypsy said 4 years ago

    Hahaha, did you see how red Jacob's face got after he ate that spicy food!? I think I'll stick to the AC, or a nice dip in the pool.

  • sarahknightdesign

    Sarah Knight from CuteLittleNursery said 4 years ago

    Haha! Soo great & cute! Love it. In a couple months we will be posting how to stay cozy & warm in the chilly fall & winter...;)

  • mooshoopork

    mooshoo from mooshoopork said 4 years ago

    i remember when i was little someone taught me that singing christmas songs in the hot hot weather would always help trick your mind into thinking its cooler. haha and ive taught my natives the same thing.. sometimes it does help! and for the times it doesnt.. cold showers! :) stay cool everyone

  • WhimsicalRoad

    WhimsicalRoad from WhimsicalRoad said 4 years ago

    Fun article! I love the retro fan.

  • elizasteindesigns

    Eliza Stein from elizasteindesigns said 4 years ago

    Spicy food never cooled me down in hot weather. Salty/sweet is what does it for me. It probably has to do with losing lots of salt from sweating. My favorite way to enjoy this flavor combo is chilled watermelon sprinkled with salt, and of course margaritas!

  • iammieCLAYshop

    iammieCLAYshop from iammieCLAYshop said 4 years ago

    Cool! I should try it in Summer in Thailand. It's getting hotter and hotter. No less than 40 degree celcius every year!

  • heatherlong347

    Heather Long from millielovescrafts said 4 years ago

    Come over to the UK for a while! Its cool and wet, omg what i'd do for a little sunshine! Joking aside though, I don't envy the excessive heat you have at the moment. Try drinking hot drinks like tea, they cool your body down faster than cold drinks for some reason.

  • 1FattyBoomba

    Kasia from 1FattyBoomba said 4 years ago

    Great tips! Wish I could put them into good use now...brrr! So cold here in Melbourne! So we're in middle of the winter now !!!

  • suzanneartist

    Suzanne Urban from SmirkingGoddess said 4 years ago

    We're finally getting a reprieve from Mother Nature-but your popsicle rescipes do look good. . .

  • BCbuzz

    BCbuzz from BCbuzz said 4 years ago

    great tips! dipping your toes in a bucket of cold water on a hot hot day refreshes the body and the mind

  • truthbeautyandlove27

    Colleen O'Neal from truthbeautyandlove27 said 4 years ago

    I love the siesta idea!

  • ikabags

    IKA PARIS from ikabags said 4 years ago

    again :))

  • willikers Admin

    Elizabeth said 4 years ago

    This is one of my favorite videos we've ever done. So glad it's back!

  • AlpineGypsy

    Heidi from AlpineGypsy said 4 years ago

    I love a little water mister, with a few drops of peppermint in it - mist away those heat waves! Add a few drops of tea tree or citronella if you wish to keep the bugs away as well. Non-toxic, and smells divine ~ great article! Heidi

  • windycitynovelties

    Windy City Novelties said 4 years ago

    Great ideas, thank you for sharing them!

  • ljersey

    Lisa Jersey from JerseyGirlTrinkets said 4 years ago

    Like this, thanks for sharing!

  • YellowMelle

    Melissa from YellowmelleArts said 4 years ago

    we have this thing going where we stick wet cloths in the freezer, and when they're frozen stiff, we wear them as a scarf or a hat lol

  • SoweluStudio

    Monique Insalaco from SoweluStudio said 4 years ago

    I've turned my hot tub temperature down to a pleasant 85 degrees. Makes for a nice dip at the end of the day! Stay cool! Monique www.sowelustudio.wordpress.com

  • Ash03

    Ash03 from TheCypressCone said 4 years ago

    http://blog.encyclopediavirginia.org/files/2012/07/batman-538x530.jpeg As Batman would say...

  • Olele

    Karmele Luqui from Olele said 4 years ago

    This is why I make hand fans ;P A cool orange juice and a long siesta, that's all you can do in summer...

  • ViixC

    Vic Coolidge from SepiaTree said 4 years ago

    I'm going to go do my part and practive some responsible energy consevation =)

  • ViixC

    Vic Coolidge from SepiaTree said 4 years ago

    "practice some responsible energy conservation" ok I admit it I already started lol

  • roseslacks

    Colleen from EeEeandFriends said 4 years ago

    I appreciate these tips. I endured the hottest summer in my life after moving to Australia by freezing wet tea towels. I folded them lengthwise before freezing and draped them around my neck when they were icy enough. Cucumber juice really helps too.

  • jenstilley

    Jen Stilley from ArtfullyYoursByJen said 4 years ago

    It got up to 105 last week in my neck of the woods. My cat really felt the heat ... An ice cube in her water really did the trick.

  • 16emmi

    emmy williams from EMMYSGREENTHINGS said 4 years ago

    ARKANSAS IS GETTING A LITTLE RELIEF FROMTHE HEAT! I GOT A HEAT RASH NO FUN FOR ME! SO MANY COOL IDEAS ON HOW TO KEEP COOL. THANK S SHARING! GREENGOSSIPGRL*TWITTER

  • styleforlife

    Emily from styleforlife said 4 years ago

    LOL!!! Hilarious......love. Thanks for doing it MAN! :-) ITS HOT in LA LA LAND.....xxxx EL Vintage

  • vegasblingrocks

    Judy Murphy from vegasblingrocks said 4 years ago

    Perfect timing for this very COOL article. Thx from blistering HOT HOT HOT Vegas!!

  • Alterity

    Lisa Sittniewski from AntiqueButtonJewelry said 4 years ago

    Love the heat, hate the horrible, suffocating Western New York humidity near the Great Lakes! Love the summer in the south, hate the summer here at home!!! PS...is this a recycled blog post? The comments go from 342 days ago to 6 days ago :)

  • Alterity

    Lisa Sittniewski from AntiqueButtonJewelry said 4 years ago

    Drrr...that's what I get for not reading the editors note!!!

  • retiredsoldiers

    Mark Lam from Markfabric said 4 years ago

    Seems great but have no time to try because we are too busy!

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