Cooling flower mists for a 90 degree day

Boiling flower petals and herbs down and adding them to water in a spray bottle can create a cooling mist for hot summer days and a refreshing boost for skin. Herbs that are readily available in the summer are flowers like geranium and rose as well as lavender and eucalyptus. Herbs from the garden like basil can add a spicy kick and may be a little more heating but in the mist form still make for a treat for the skin. If you have essential oils like citronella or neem, though not as pretty of a scent, these added to the mist will deter bugs. Some of Ayurveda’s favorite cooling essential oils are peppermint,  jasmine, lavender, rose, and orange blossom. Happy spritzing!

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