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I hate being hot! If it’s cold, I can put on more clothes, but I can only take off a certain amount of clothes before it becomes illegal. Since the temperature here in East Texas is rising well into the mid 80’s already, it’s time to break out the cooling spray. This particular recipe is my own creation. It smells oh so refreshing and helps me cool down when nothing else will. It leaves me feeling fresh and a little less frazzled in the steamy Texas heat that is surely going to make me loose my cool!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup Green Tea (brewed fresh)
- 3 T Cucumber Witch Hazel
- 10-12 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- *Optional* 5-10 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
Boil water and allow green tea bag to steep for several hours until tea has cooled to room temperature. Add Witch Hazel and peppermint. Peppermint is strong so start with a few drops and add more to your tolerance. You can always go back and add more peppermint even after it’s in the spray bottle. Pour into a glass spray bottle and slap one of these cute, little chalkboard labels on it. Shake well before each use. If you use 2 oz glass sprayer bottle, (These are great to keep in your purse!) store excess in a mason jar in a cool, dark place. This is really COOL (pun intended) when it’s refrigerated before use.
If you’ve never used cooling spray before, test it on your arm or leg first. While peppermint does cool you off, too much creates a burning sensation. Start with a few drops and go from there. I use A LOT of peppermint oil. Like more than I’m willing to tell you…….ahem, lost count at about 30. Then again, I made a double batch. So take it easy with it at first. You can always add more. Enjoy and stay cool!
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