Find relief from the summer heat with these bath recipes.
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IF THE SUN HAS LEFT YOU HOT AND clammy, soaking in a tepid or cool bath is the fastest way to bring down your body temperature, says Laurel Vukovic, an herbalist in Ashland, Ore. That's because you're immersing most of your body's surface in the water. A cool bath will also soothe a sunburn.
Vukovic recommends adding herbs and other ingredients to enhance your bathtime ritual. To soften skin, use yogurt, which contains the alpha-hydroxy acid called lactic acid. To heal sun-damaged skin, add antioxidant-rich green tea and mint-family herbs, which are packed with cooling menthol. Try the recipes on the next two pages: