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DIY Summer Solutions

Jun 29, 2016 12:42PM

Keeping the body healthy and comfortable in the heat of summer can be a challenge. One way to stay cool on hot days is to make a cooling mist in a glass bottle. Combine 10 to 20 drops of peppermint oil and/or wintergreen oil with water in a 6-ounce glass spray bottle. Shake it and spray on the back of the neck or other areas in need of cooling. Mint leaves added to drinking water can also help cool the body and freshen the breath.

 

Protecting the skin is another critical component of summer health. Coconut oil serves as a natural sun-protection-factor 4 sunscreen. Spread it over the body to protect the skin. Proper nutrition can also help the body’s ability to handle the sun. Calcium and essential fatty acids play a key role in reducing the risk of sunburn and supplements are recommended during the summer months. In addition, the Environmental Working Group has a free sunscreen guide and rates All Terrain brand as the safest option. These products can be purchased through local co-ops.

 

Proper hydration is important during the summer and high-quality minerals can be added to any drink to provide the necessary electrolytes to keep the body healthy.

 

Source: Thrive! Health & Wellness. For more information, call 856-881-4103 or email [email protected] 

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