Monday, July 21, 2008

The Secret to Keeping Cool During Summer

I've found the secret to keeping cool during this terrible, sweltering heat - peppermint!!! I know it sounds strange, but hear me out. Minty products have long been used to awaken, energize and invigorate - they use some form of mint in many aromatherapy bath products because the "cooling" sensation is said to awaken the senses (think Aveda's Rosemary MINT shampoo...).

Anyway, I've had Bliss's Super Minty Soap N Scrub in my shower for years now. It's funny, I can never use this product during the winter. It leaves me too cold. But this summer has been extremely hot and, once again, I've found refuge in the scrub. Only this time around, the scrubs cooling abilities are my favorite part! I exit the shower feeling energized and... cooled off (dare I say, even cold)! The best part, the scrub is actually good! It exfoliates leaving you super clean, dry skin banished - - and it has a flip-top for convenient shower use! $30.00

Bliss also makes the matching lotion: Minty Moisture Milk. It's very light, milky, fluid, super minty. Again, it cools the body so I like it in the sense that it's great to use when I'm sweating my thighs off in my apartment... but to be honest, the milky aspect is a little too light for my liking. It doesn't moisturize enough for me to DIE over the product. Although, if you prefer less moisture, you'll probably love this - I love butters and balms. But it definitely works to cool down your body temp during the icky hot and humid months of summer! $30.00

Something a tad thicker, just as minty and cooling and ALL organic, is Avalon Organics Hand & Body Lotion in Peppermint. I literally sleep with a bottle next to my bed... and I apply several times throughout the night - hands, feet (tons between the toes - somehow this really does cool me off), arms, legs, stomach, back. I'm not a huge fan of the peppermint smell but I am a huge fan of no sweat in my bed so I deal with the smell to lessen the perspiration. Avalon Organics doesn't use any synthetic fragrances and all of their products are paraben free. At $6.47, you really can't beat the price!

Splurge on the Bliss minty scrub, then act a bit more frugal and purchase the Avalon Organics lotion instead (we like it better, anyway!).

So, that's my tip for staying cool in these record-breaking temperatures.... you have a tip? We'd love to know!


Angel Lust PR said...

this post was absolutely brilliant. By x boyfriend used to sweat in bed like crazy, I wish I'd known about these products and their power months ago!!!

Beauty Banter said...


these really are great, useful tips though.... everyone should own a peppermint lotion and keep it by their bed for hot, humid nights!


Beauty Banter

P.S. Coming to NYC today for a week!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for linking the Avalon Peppermint! I love the smell of peppermint and the feeling of it on my body. It's a very soothing scent for me, so I'm looking forward to trying this lotion!

Beauty Banter said...

Decorative Diva: the avalon lotion is by far better then the bliss and for a fraction of the price... if you love peppermint, you'll LOVE this lotion... let me know what you think!!!


Beauty Banter

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