Here is a tutorial for a neck cooler than you can make and then wear when you need to be outdoors on hot summer days. If you are going out to work in the garden or going hiking or just spending days wandering around flea markets or any other outdoor activities.
This is an easy sewing project and you can make one for each family member. They are reusable and keep you cooler through the process of evaporation. The coolers contain water absorbing crystals and as you wear it the water slowly releases and then evaporates which helps to cool you off.
Little Birdies Secrets shares the tutorial and says ” When you’re done with it for a while, hang it somewhere to dry out. It could take a week or two! If you need to wash it, never put it in the washing machine. You can lather up a little dish washing soap in the sink and rinse it out.
Store your cooler uncovered in the fridge to keep it ready for your next hike, trip to the beach, or around the house if you don’t have AC (like me!). Nice thing to have for folks that need to be out gardening or that don’t have air conditioning. Make up a few and as one stops working put it in the fridge to get cold again and grab a cold one to use.