The heat is rising to pretty unbearable tempratures down south. Being that I walk all over town (I don't have a car) and prefer to save money rather than give it all away to the electric company, I'm trying to beat the heat with some home-made remedies. I always keep a fan in my purse and tend to carry around a parasol on stifling hot days, but I have found that keeping a little lavender water in my purse is the most refreshing thing on a really hot day.
Make your own! Buy a travel mist bottle at any pharmacy or shop and follow the little recipe below.
1 cup distilled water
2 1/2 tablespoons vodka
10 drops lavender essential oil
Mix all the ingredients. The vodka acts as a preservative for the water. If you use a glass amber spray bottle, this mix can keep for a year. If you use a plastic mist bottle, this mix should keep for 3 months if you keep it in a dark place and refrigerate it when it isn't in your purse.
I'll post some recipes for body powders in a couple of days. Nothing like a nice smelling powder to keep you dry during summer days.