Weekend Projects

This Weekend: Simple Ways To Soothe Yourself To Sleep This Summer

updated Apr 30, 2019
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Long summer days spent out in the sun really do a number on you — leaving your body drained, dehydrated, maybe a little sunburnt, and dare I say cranky? Stay irritated too long and you’ll wind up tossing and turning, instead of sleeping soundly, at night. Here’s how to revive yourself and reclaim your rest.

This Weekend’s Assignment: Find ways to feel cooler, soothe yourself, protect your skin, and sleep better this summer.

Soothe Your Skin: This season is hard on the skin. If you’re feeling the burn, whip up some DIY lip balms, and lotions. They are easy to make, and all-natural ways to feel cooler and do your body good.

→ 5 Healthy DIY Balms & Salves

→ How To Make Homemade 3-Ingredient Lip Balm

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Make Your Burn Feel A Little Bit Better: Hopefully you are able to prevent sunburn but, if not, here are a couple of recipes for relief. Your sheets won’t feel as abrasive on your skin, and you’ll be cooler too.

Stay Cool At Night: Set yourself up for a restful evening by keeping things cool…

Remember, as with all of our Weekend Projects, just do what you have the time and energy to do. And hey, if you don’t feel like moving a heavy piano, choose one of our other weekend projects to get done.

SHOW US YOUR WEEKEND WORK! Share your tips and photos of your Weekend Project work on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ATweekendproject.

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Check out the entire 2016 Plan for a Healthy & Happy Home to access all the Weekend Project ideas and download our July Home Checklist while you’re there. It’s a great, low-pressure way to keep your life running smoothly and maintain a happy & healthy home!