Re: a few tips for coping w/ heat from East Texas
I know a gal in New Orleans that does the gardens for many of the places in
the quarter, in addition to raising bunches of ferns. She swears by a
mixture of Dr. Tichenor's Mouthwash and water for rag dipping and face
wiping. http://www.drtichenor.com It also contains a good bit of
The OJ tip is a good one. If folks can't handle that amount of sugar at
once, cutting it 60-40 with water or sparkling water helps hydrate while
still giving a good boost of potassium. That was one of my Dad's standbys on
hot days. Some mineral waters have a good bit of Potassium, too, if you read
It was so hot here yesterday, that despite drinking copious amounts of water
all day, I finished off a whole pint from my bedside bottle of water. If I
hadn't been so tired, I would have gotten up for more.
Ah, summer. Gotta love it!
The well is fixed ! Yippeee! (Going back out to water)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pam Evans" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 10:48 PM
Subject: [CHAT] a few tips for coping w/ heat from East Texas
> In honor of our first 100 degree day of the year, I thought I'd share
> this. Get a rag or small dish towel and wet it, then wring out
> slightly. Get some peppermint oil and drop about 4 drops along the
> length of it. Wet it slightly again and knead for a few moments to
> work the oil throughout the rag. Wear this around your neck while
> working in the yard and you'll feel cooler. Also 5 or 6 drops in your
> bath is most cooling and refreshing. For those of you prone to leg
> & foot cramps, drink a big glass of orange juice before going out in
> the yard, morning and afternoon. 8 to 12 oz. The potassium prevents
> the cramps and all the water you are drinking flushes that out. So it
> needs to be replenished. Or eat a banana if you don't like juice.
> It makes a difference.
> Hope that helps y'all not so accustomed to this type of heat.
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