Summer Heat - Discover 7 Cooling Tips For Horses With Peppermint Essential Oil

Feeling Hot? When the thermometer temperatures are on the rise, let Peppermint Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil cool you and your horse down.

Tip #1) Sponge Baths: I love to put just a drop or two of Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils into a bucket of cool water and then give the horses a sponge bath in the mornings. Peppermint and Lavender are my favorite oils to use. The horses stay cool, calm and relatively bug free all day, even in roasting weather!

2) Drinking Water: Add a few drops to the horses water trough. Start with a single drop so they get used to the taste for a few days. Most horses LOVE the taste of Peppermint! Work your way up to a few drops in the water trough. This adds a refreshing, cooling effect that lasts longer than plain water.

3) Shampoo Baths: Need A Cool, Clean Horse? Add 1-2 drops of Peppermint to Animal Scents Shampoo for a cooling, soothing, chemical free bath.

4) Misting: Spritz the stall, Horse Trailer, YOU! Add 1-10 drops of Peppermint to a 4 ounce glass Spritzer bottle mixed with Distilled water, Aloe Vera Juice or Witch Hazel for a hydrating, refreshing lift.

5) Cool Ice: Freeze a container of water with a few drops of Peppermint to make a big Peppermint Ice Cube. Use this in the water trough, water bucket or feed dish. For variation, add in some horse treats, carrots, apples, etc to encourage your horse to go for the cube!

6) Cool Feet: Dab a few drops of Peppermint around the coronet band.

7) Cool Feed: Use a few drops right in your horses feed, mix with a bit of water. Start with just a drop so they get used to the taste. Increase the amount over several feedings as they adjust to the taste.


Lacoste Trainers: Handsome Treat for Cool Feet!

The Lacoste brand is known worldwide today for its quality products. Initially it was famous as an apparel giant, but today it has ventured into a host of other products. Lacoste trainers are one such reputed product from this famous brand. It is well-designed with perfect finish, and is really a visual treat for people who favour quality.

Lacoste trainers come in a variety of designs. Lacoste Protect SPM, Marcel canvas, Observe 2DNMT, Protect LM SPM leather, Protect SPM, Protect VT, Ortai 5 SRM leather, Albany TN SPM canvas, Huntingdon SPM, Broadwick PS SPM..........phew!

There are so many! And all of them are the very best selected from the latest collection of Lacoste this season. The Lacoste Arona SRM suede trainers are something you are sure to drool over! The styling is minimal, crafted with care and worth every penny you spend on it. Available in light brown and slate blue, they are really amazing creations.

Cerberus steps SRM comes in orange and black, and is a good investment too. With their comfortable fitting and neat finish, they catch one's attention immediately. They are great options when you feel like indulging in some sports like billiards, snooker and bowling. In fact they are so comfy and light, don't be amazed if you find your game improves when you have these on!

Lacoste Design L 27 SPM high top trainer has white toe cover with laced up brown or black leather till the ankle. It comes with white rubber soles. This looks good matched with a Lacoste Fetish black jacket.

Lacoste Protect pass SPM trainers are available in brown leather. It comes with Velcro single fastener. The finish is classy, and definitely worth the money!

The Europa SBCN SPM trainer model of Lacoste is popular with men. The Protect MIC SPM model, has a good lining and finish. It is a good bargain, and a must-have for all men.
Another value for money buy is Nistos strap IT SPM trainers. Built sturdily, it looks princely! Well done inner soles give a comfy feel to the feet and the Velcro strappy fasteners make it convenient. They come in  white and black.

Traveling in Mexico: How to Keep Your Feet Cool at the Beach in Cancun

So, We're off to the Beach in Cancun, jewel of the Yucatan in Mexico ...

You simply can't go to one of the world's premiere beach resorts and NOT go to the beach - it's just downright illegal. From the main bus terminal take any bus headed Southeast (to the right) along the Avenida Tulum that's marked "Playas" or "Zona Hotelera". When you get to the luxury-hotel-lined peninsula you can get off anywhere and cross the street to access the beaches. They're along the left side as you head away from town. Several are specifically set aside for the general public, but you should know that ALL of Cancun's (and Mexico's) beaches are public property. You can walk along and swim at ANY beach no matter how much the hotel costs that fronts it.

To access many beach areas, however, you'll either have to be able to fly or walk through hotel property. Most hotels don't mind you walking through their premises if you're unobtrusive and discreet. Local maps, especially of the tourist area, are easy to pick up. There's a tourism information counter right in the main bus terminal that has them and other useful information at no cost. A map will help you to more readily identify the specific beach areas. A few of the more notable ones are: Playa Las Perlas, Playa Tortugas, Playa Chac-Mool, Playa Ballenas, Playa Linda and Playa Caracol, to name only a sampling.


No matter how hot the weather gets or how intense the sun is, the sand of the beaches in Cancun won't burn your feet because the sand isn't composed of silica, but is instead, the skeletal fossils of billions of microscopic plankton. Not only is the sand always cool, but it's lightweight as well. Get some hot honey or hunk to bury you up to the neck in it at high noon and you'll see. (Not that it'll matter at that point!)

Prof. Larry M. Lynch is an English language teaching and learning expert author and university professor in Cali, Colombia. Now YOU too can live your dreams in paradise, find romance, high adventure and get paid while travelling for free.