It's freaking hot out there, folks! It's a nice change from the usual, but we want you all to stay safe, hydrated and refreshed in these toasty times. Here are a few of our favorite recipes to help you keep your cool:
Cool Your Condition Spray
1oz Witch Hazel
3oz of Aloe Vera (if using Aloe Juice increase Witch Hazel for preservation)
5 drops of Peppermint essential oil
(Optional: 5 drops of Lavender essential oil)
4 oz spray bottle
*Blend all ingredients together in bottle. Use topically to cool the body down or on bug bites to sooth itchiness.
There are tons of delicious mint iced tea combinations you can make to keep yourself chill from the inside out. Here are just a couple to try. Share below if you have a favorite recipe!
Cucumber Mint Cooler
8 cups nicely brewed Sencha green tea or (Rooibos/Green Rooibos if you prefer non-caffeinated)
1/2 cup peeled, seeded, pureed Cucumber
1/4 cup muddled, finely chopped fresh mint (Peppermint Or Spearmint) leaves
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (or lemon juice)
*Blend all ingredients and chill until cold. Serve on ice with fresh mint leaves for extra cooling power!
Moroccan Mint with a Matcha Twist
This is our fun take on the classic Moroccan Mint tea!
1 tablespoon Matcha Green Tea powder
1 large handful fresh Spearmint leaves, washed
1/2 liter (about 2 cups) boiling water
3 to 4 tablespoons sugar
1 cup of ice
*Bring a liter or more of water to a full boil.
Add Matcha to the to heat safe container, then pour a few tablespoons of boiling water over the powder and whisk or stir.
Add the mint leaves and the sugar, and fill the pot with 1/2 liter (about 2 cups) boiling water. Leave the tea to steep for five minutes or longer. Strain out mint leaves if desired and add mixture and ice to blender. Blend on low until completely blended and frothy.
Pour into a chilled glass and serve.
Pampered Peppermint Foot Lotion
My feet get SO tired and hot during this season, not matter how much I exfoliate and hydrate. This lotion really allows the cooling effect of the peppermint to refresh and nourish your feeties!
1/4 cup Shea Butter
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons Jojoba Oil (or your favorite oil!)
10-20 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
-In a double boiler set up, melt shea butter and coconut oil over gentle heat.
-Add oil of your choice and let cool to lukewarm.
-Stir in the peppermint essential oil before mixture hardens.
-Beat until light colored and creamy using rotary beaters, a stand mixer, or an immersion blender. This should take less than five minutes.