Go for a SwimSwimming is a classic summertime activity. Living in Charleston, we are lucky to have access to beautiful beaches that are perfect for swimming. If you live in Charleston, or plan on visiting, we recommend you go for a dip at the following beaches...
- Folly Beach
- Isle of Palms
- Sullivan's Island
Create a Cool Body MistRegardless of how hot it is outside, chores like mowing the lawn, gardening, and walking the dog still have to get done. If you’re about to head outdoors for a few hours in the heat, we recommend bringing a cooling body mist spray with you. The following recipe is safe and chemical-free, and will help keep your body temperature cool.
Peppermint Body Mist SprayIngredients:
- 2 cups water
- 2 peppermint tea bags
Go to a MovieMovie theaters are notorious for cranking up the AC. That makes them the perfect place to cool down and get out of the hot sun. Get your friends or family together, and make time to finally go to that movie you’ve been dying to see. Treat your family to popcorn for dinner. (It’s ok to have some fun and have a treat for dinner every one in a while!) Not only will the kids love it, but you’ll be able to avoid turning your oven on to cook dinner when you get home so you can keep your house cool.
Set Up a SprinklerCall us old-fashioned, but there’s nothing better than running through a sprinkler on a hot summer day. And yes, adults, this activity is for you too! If you don’t have a sprinkler, take a trip to your local garden center or home store. You can pick up a decent sprinkler for under $20 that can be used all summer long. When you get home, simply change into a swimsuit, attach a garden hose to the sprinkler, and enjoy!
Indulge in an Icy TreatLast, but certainly not least, is our very favorite way to stay cool—indulging in a tasty, ice-cold, refreshing treat. If you’re an ice cream lover, head down to your local ice cream parlor. Love slushies? Take a trip to your nearest gas station. Or if you’re more of a smoothie connoisseur, grab your favorite fruits, juices, and yogurt, and whip up a refreshing smoothie. Delish!
What’s your favorite way to cool down in the summer? Let us know in the comments below!