Have you ever seen those “cooling cloths” for sale at theme parks or other events where temps get high? Or maybe you’ve seen cooling towels on the deck at a nice hotel. The idea is pretty simple–a wet cloth that you can drape of the back of your neck or wipe your forehead with that feels extra cool on a hot day. The evaporation of the water after use makes you even cooler.
But what I don’t like about them is that they have carcinogens in them.
Good news is you can easily make them yourself and it’s all natural!
- Washcloths or thin hand towels
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Put 2 cups of water in a container. Add about 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.
- Soak a towel in the mixture, then squeeze out the excess liquid.
- Fold the towel in half, then roll it up.
- Repeat this process for each towel and arrange in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
- Freeze until solid (2-3 hours)
When you’re ready to use, just unfold and enjoy. If you’re heading out for the day, you can put them in a large ziplock bag and tuck into your cooler until you’re ready to use.
Once they dry, you can just wash, redip, and have on hand for the next hot day! Just enjoy while stepping out on your own patio and feel like your getting pampered at a fancy hotel 🙂