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Beat the Heat: Refreshing Self-Care Practices for Hot Summer Days

As the summer sun blazes high in the sky, many of us find ourselves seeking relief from the sweltering heat. While summer brings with it a sense of adventure and outdoor fun, it also presents unique challenges when it comes to staying cool and comfortable. Let’s take a minute and explore creative ideas for refreshing self-care practices that will help you beat the heat and stay cool during even the hottest summer days. From cooling sprays to indulgent frozen treats, we've got you covered with tips and tricks to keep you feeling refreshed and revitalized all summer long.

Hydration: The Key to Staying Cool

One of the most important aspects of staying cool during hot summer days is staying hydrated. As the temperature rises, our bodies lose more water through sweat, making it essential to replenish fluids regularly. While drinking plain water is always a good choice, why not jazz things up with some infused water recipes? Try adding slices of cucumber, lemon, and mint to your water for a refreshing and hydrating twist. Alternatively, whip up a batch of homemade electrolyte drinks using coconut water, citrus juice, and a pinch of sea salt to keep your electrolyte levels in balance.

Picture of refreshing cucumber water to beat the heat during the summer.

In addition to hydrating from the inside out, don't forget to indulge in hydrating foods like watermelon, cucumber, and strawberries. These juicy fruits not only help keep you cool but also provide essential vitamins and minerals to support overall health.

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Our Virtual Assistants' youngest daughter enjoying her 1st birthday party watermelon (2019)!

Cooling Sprays and Mists

When the heat becomes unbearable, reach for our summer essentials to instantly refresh and rejuvenate your skin. Our Too Much Sun after-sun remedy aloe spray is the perfect choice for soothing sun-kissed skin and providing instant relief from sunburn. Infused with cooling aloe vera and refreshing spearmint and soothing lavender essential oils, this spray will leave your skin feeling hydrated, calm, and revitalized.

Photo of Too Much Sun Spray from Simply Stated Bath and Body.

For an extra burst of coolness, try our Scorchin' Hot cooling peppermint body spray. Made with 100% pure peppermint essential oil, this invigorating spray provides a refreshing blast of coolness whenever you need it most. Simply spritz it onto your skin for an instant burst of refreshment that will leave you feeling cool and revitalized.

Photo of Scorchin Hot Body Spray from Simply Stated Bath and Body.

Frozen Treats: Cool Down from the Inside

Few things are as satisfying on a hot summer day as indulging in a delicious frozen treat. Whether you prefer fruity popsicles, creamy smoothie bowls, or tangy sorbets, there's no shortage of options to choose from. Try making your own frozen treats at home using fresh, seasonal ingredients like berries, mangoes, and citrus fruits. Not only are homemade frozen treats healthier than store-bought options, but they also allow you to customize flavors and ingredients to suit your preferences.

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Photo of refreshing popsicles to beat the heat for the summer.

Stay Cool Outdoors: Tips for Beating the Heat

When spending time outdoors during the summer months, it's essential to take precautions to beat the heat and stay cool. Wear lightweight, breathable clothing made from natural fibers like cotton or linen to help wick away sweat and keep you cool. Don't forget to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays by wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.

If you're planning outdoor activities like picnics, hikes, or beach days, be sure to bring along plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen. Consider packing a portable shade canopy or umbrella to create a shady retreat wherever you go. And don't forget to spritz yourself with our Odor Neutralizing Body Sprays, available in our core line scents and Sun-Kissed Collection, to keep you feeling fresh and cool all day long.

Photo of Farmers Market Collection Body Spray from Simply Stated Bath and Body.

Indoor Cooling: Creating a Refreshing Oasis at Home

When the mercury rises, sometimes the best place to beat the heat is indoors. Create a refreshing oasis at home by closing curtains or blinds to block out the sun's rays and keep indoor spaces cool. Use fans strategically to circulate air and create a cross-ventilation effect, which can help lower indoor temperatures. And if you're feeling really adventurous, why not treat yourself to an at-home spa day? Our Cool Feet pedisoak and Cool Feet pedi foaming polish are made with menthol to provide a refreshing and invigorating experience for tired, overheated feet.

Photo of Cool Feet Scrub from Simply Stated Bath and Body.

With these refreshing self-care practices, you'll be well-equipped to beat the heat and stay cool during even the hottest summer days. Whether you're sipping on infused water, spritzing yourself with cooling mists, or indulging in homemade frozen treats, prioritizing your well-being is essential for staying healthy and happy all summer long. So go ahead, embrace the heat, and make the most of this sun-filled season!

Ready to stay cool and refreshed all summer long? Check out our selection of self-care products, including our Too Much Sun after-sun remedy aloe spray and Scorchin' Hot cooling peppermint body spray, to keep you feeling cool and revitalized wherever you go. Better yet, sign up for our I'm Worth It Box subscription to receive a curated selection of self-care essentials delivered to your door each month. Because you deserve to beat the heat and prioritize your well-being all summer long!

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