This is a shameless plug, but only because we really use these things and they are fantastic! These Cool Off Towelettes are available in various quantities. If you buy them in bulk the price really goes down.
They are a small towelette in a little foil packet, not unlike the ones the BBQ joint gives you with your rack of ribs, except cooler. They are infused with a combination of witch hazel, aloe vera, alcohol, and numerous other ingredients that cause an immediate cooling effect on your skin when you wipe it on. When you are all hot and sweaty after a few hours on the beach, or just from strolling around or doing whatever on a hot day, tear one of these open and wipe it around the back of your neck, behind the ears, crook of your arm, behind the knees – wherever you like. The sensation is similar to wiping down with a cool towel and stays with you for 10 or 20 minutes. It won’t change the weather but it can really help you transition from the beach to the restaurant, or a hot walk in the sun to a cooler ride home in the car. We don’t travel anywhere in hot weather without a few of these handy.
We were in Cape May last weekend and there seemed to be something of a heat wave going on, with the heat index in the high 90’s. After some strolling around town for a while, we stopped at a favorite watering hole for a cool beverage on the deck. Wiping down with a Cool Off at that point really helped to shake off that heat for a while, sit back and say “ahhh… this is the life.”