The United States is currently in a heat wave nicknamed 'The Great Heat Wave of 2021'. When I say there is a heat wave in the United States…. I MEAN there is a heat wave! In Seattle it is over 100 degrees instead of its normal 65 degrees and rainy.
These conditions are being caused by a heat dome.The NOAA defines a heat dome as, “when the atmosphere traps hot ocean air like a lid or cap.” When the air starts to fall to Earth it heats up even more making it even hotter. On top of it all, the heat dome blocks out clouds and storms which could provide relief.
Enough about the nitty gritty about heat waves. What can we do to stay cool, calm, and hydrated during this time?
We all know that one of the most important things to do during the summer is to remain hydrated. This is even more important during a heat wave. Here are some suggestions:
One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to take a smoothie and turn it into a popsicle, using a silicone mold or something similar. It's also fun to add a heap of ice to the blender just after blitzing the ingredients, turning it into a super icy frappe.
How about making an icy cold treat? Below are some of our favorites from the blog:
When it is extremely hot, we all know how hard it can be to spend time outside. With Summer Break and the kids at home, things can get a little crazy. Tensions run high and you might need to chill out a little bit.
Areas in the United States unused to these conditions are not prepared for it (who has air conditioning in Alaska???).
Good thing we have the herbs to help us chill out a little and reduce stress!
Keeping yourself cool is important, as is keeping your mushies cool. In this heat, your precious tonics can get clumpy and hard. So, always use a dry spoon, and keep them in the freezer while the mercury is so high. Caring for your herbs properly is really important. We made a blog post about it, check it out here!
What is your plan to stay cool during this heat wave?
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