Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Refreshing Cool Mint Towels Energize You on a Really Hot Day


Last year the girls used our abundance of mint to make refreshing chilled towels. Here's how they work- wet a dish towel or hand towel and wring out as much excess water as you can. Gently crush mint leaves and sprinkle them on top of the towel. Roll the towel up and stick it in the frig (on really hot days they put theirs in the freezer:0) When you need a break from the heat unroll the towel, brush off the mint leaves, and drape the towel over your neck shoulders or inside your shirt. I figured these towels bought us about an extra hour of gardening/outdoor time when the sun was hot and we all wanted to melt. Ahhhhhhhhhh I can feel the cool.

These towels would also be a blessing for your little ones while running errands on a hot day. You know those days when the car never gets really cool because you're in and out so much. Wouldn't it be nice to have a few chilled towels in a small cooler or freezer bag?

2 comments:

Kathy, Jeff's Wife said...

We're going to have to make some of these up. With my hard working man out in the heat all day it will be a way I can meet his needs, even when I'm not there!

GREAT IDEA!!!

Anna said...

Hello Mrs. Jane!

Momma and I read your blog. I decided to post on your cool mint towels for my mint post. I used your picture and linked it to you.

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