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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
the labels.

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" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
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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