It’s stinking hot here right now. I’m not overly enjoying it, though I can imagine that the tall hormonal kid’s 6th grade teacher is enjoying it even less right about now. Imagine a classroom that you can taste.
Anyway, for anybody who might be a little heat intolerant like me, or experiencing hot flashes, here’s something I made that cools and smells nice.
Lavender Cooling Spray
- 1/4 cup rose water
- 8 drops lavender essential oil
- small spray bottle
Add rose water to the spray bottle. Add lavender essential oil. Shake the mixture vigorously prior to use. Spritz liberally to cool off.
* You can make it with peppermint essential oil too, but this smells more like summer to me.
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it is much too hot here too – thanks for the spray suggestion –
youngest child is a cutie patootie (sp?)
Looks can be deceiving. She’s pure evil in disguise. Must be a second child thing. I like her anyway.
I’ve now found a use for the rosewater that I need to use up – thanks!
Don’t use a rosewater/glyerin mix though – it’ll be sticky (I tried that first and learned from the mistake).
Thanks for the tip!
Perfect timing! It’s stinking hot here too, and I sweat (um perspire) too easy.
This will help, along with a gin and tonic and some shade.
I LIKE you!
A sixth grade classroom you can taste…. Shudder! You need to send that teacher a couple of gallons of this stuff! I think I have some rose water I picked up a long time ago and never used. Time to search the cupboards…
Or a gift certificate to the liquor store – it might be appreciated more. 🙂
sounds lovely, it’s really hot here too! I like the heat normally, but this is getting to be too much.
I hope it cools down soon, I’m not a fan of the heat at all.
Lovely idea! I’m a sweaty betty in the summer, so smelling like lavender is definitely a great alternative. 🙂
Love that expression! 🙂
ROFL—well ya know, I gotta tell the truth, he he.
You’re right, it is stinking hot here – I know you are somewhere close by …
I’m just far enough away from the Big Smoke that the air is clear.. Though even here today it’s hazy.
Hmmm, the Big Smoke? This could become a quest.
You posted about TO not too long ago. We call it the big smoke here.
OK, TO but I’m thinking you are closer to me here in the Eastern Counties.
Halfway between TO and the capital.
Ahh, OK, I’m southeast of you then, closer to the PQ border.
Ohhh, how I love lavender. I do this also w/ peppermint EO. MUST watch the face though, usually a few quick spritzes on the back of the neck & legs cools off quick.
I’ll check it out!
I make a headache treatment with lavender, peppermint and frankincense. I used some of the treatment during Ragnar and noticed how cool my head felt during my run afterwards. I thought it was the peppermint, but it’s good to know the lavender will do the trick as well. I’m gonna make a little spray bottle!
And now I want to try yours, too. It can be made with peppermint too, you just don’t want to go over 8 drops, or it can have the opposite effect – it can heat up.
Aha, good to know.
For the headache treatment, I put equal amounts of the above oils in a little oil jar. You apply the blend across the forehead, on the temples, behind the ears and at the base of the neck. Instant relief: Lavender is good for healing, peppermint is a distraction and the frankincense is an anti-inflammatory. If the headache isn’t completely gone within 10 minutes, you can keep applying the oils every ten minutes until it disappears. The most treatments I have ever had to do is 3. Plus it works much more quickly than any pain medication can, but without any harmful side effects 😉
WWhere do you buy the ingredients at?
Can you post recipe for headache?
Essential oils are great for lots of things, never used lavender for cooling though. Will be trying that out soon. Thanks!
I can imagine that would be very refreshing with a beautiful fragrance. I do envy your heat though. We had no summer to speak of and now we’re in the depths of winter. Would love to feel the warm sunshine on my skin.
Don’t worry, I promise we’ll give it back when we are done with it. We only take it away from you for a couple of months, usually.
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This sounds so refreshing! And it’s certainly warm enough here — plus!– to give it a good test! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy. Hope to see you again soon!
I read this a while back and copied it into my notebook… then this week I made it – for a totally different reason! I wiped my benches with a sponge, and then everything smelt manky… So then I mixed this up (by eye rather than measurement) and then sprayed the bench and wiped it again. Happy days – smell gone, and everything smells ‘happy’ again! Thanks
Good to know there re multiple uses!
How long is the shelf life? Sounds facetastic! Thanks for sharing.
It should be shelf stable for a long time – it’s made with just the two shelf stable ingredients.
This sounds wonderful but where do I find rose water? Thanks.
I found mine at the pharmacy. You might also try a health food store.
Its scorching hot here but the next min its humid with low dark clouds, I definitely need this to cool myself! Pinning it and sharing it in my fb page~
Where can we find rosé water? This sounds like the perfect combination!!
You can get rose water at a pharmacy or a health food store, usually.
I’ve done this often, only without the rose water. Just water and lavender essential oils in a spay bottle. My kids love it, too, and it’s especially great if you happen to get a sunburn!
This sounds great! I will try it when I get some rose water. I also make a spray similar to Amy’s, with the addition of a little rubbing alcohol. I spray it on liberally to deter insects, cool myself, and also just for an all over relaxed, good feeling. I adore Lavender, and rub just a tiny amount of the essential oil into my temples to calm a headache. I will definitely use Somer’s mix too…the combination sounds lovely.
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If u dont have rose water can u use grinning water and rose oil?
I’m not sure what grinning water is – so I can’t answer your question, but I’m a fan of experimenting, so you can always try it and see how it works.
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I’m having a hard time finding the rose water and all ingredients can you suggest where I can purchase everything.?
I found rosewater in the pharmacy, but if that fails, you should be able to find it on-line somewhere.