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Cooling Down in the Summer

By plantladylin
July 28, 2013

In the heat of summer, If you get overheated easily, as I do, soak a thin kitchen towel in cold water, wring well, and place around your neck. Re-wet on occasion to keep cool.

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Name: Jeri Nicholson
City of Central, La.
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jeri11
Jul 27, 2013 8:07 PM CST
Really cool idea!!! Have you seen the cloths at Home Depot that you wet and then shake and then put on your neck. The shaking makes it extra cool.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 27, 2013 8:31 PM CST
Hi Jeri, I bought an Enduracool towel at Lowes a few weeks ago and I LOVE it! I don't know who invented those things but it's the best $15 I ever spent. It stays cool for a long time and I don't get overheated as quickly as usual. They apparently make scarves/headwear too. And, it's machine washable! I've never put it in the dryer cause I don't know if that would make it ineffective with whatever the cooling technology is so I just take it out of the washer and hang it to dry, it dries very quickly. I highly recommend them!

Edited to add: When I was in Lowes a few days ago someone was looking for them and I heard the clerk tell him that they were sold out but hoped to get more back in stock in soon. She said they have been extremely popular with athletes, construction workers and landscaper's.
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Name: Jeri Nicholson
City of Central, La.
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Bromeliad Hummingbirder
Hostas Echinacea Dog Lover Amaryllis Tropicals Plumerias
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jeri11
Jul 28, 2013 6:57 AM CST
Lin they are $9.99 here at Lowe's. Even greater deal. Let me know if you need more and I'll be glad to get you some.
"Faith is not about everything turning out OK;
Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2013 7:49 AM CST
Jeri: Gee, Lowes sells them for five bucks more here at $14.98 each. I know they have bandanas too but I'm not sure what they cost. Thanks for your offer of getting more for me but my husband just placed an on-line order at Amazon.com for a few things he needed and he ordered another for me so I will have a spare!

~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Jeri Nicholson
City of Central, La.
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Bromeliad Hummingbirder
Hostas Echinacea Dog Lover Amaryllis Tropicals Plumerias
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jeri11
Jul 29, 2013 7:16 AM CST
I'll have to go back and look. Now that you mention it mine may be a bandana. I didn't know there was different kinds, I just asked the clerk for the cool cloth and he went and got it for me.
"Faith is not about everything turning out OK;
Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."

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