I can fully attest to the cooling effects of mint sun tea, as I've been imbibing it all afternoon while engaging in a cleaning assault on the house*. A mint foot bath later tonight definitely seems in order, as well.
Stay cool, friends!
*For what it's worth, I thought I'd share my DIY solution for a gentle, eco-friendly, low-cost floor cleaner. I simply fill up my kitchen sink with hot water and, to it, add approximately 1 c. of white vinegar (I never measure it, opting instead of the tried and true "eyeballing" it method) and about 4-6 Tbsp. (again with the eyeballing) of baking soda. Next comes about 3-4 drops of essential oil.
I try to make the scent correspond to the general "mood," if you will, of the season at hand. Accordingly, in the winter, I use juniper or balsam fir needle, in spring lavender, lemongrass (what I used today) or grapefruit in summer, and cinnamon in autumn. Aside from the essential oils (of which so little is used each time that a bottle lasts for quite a while), the other ingredients are super cheap to purchase and imminently easy to come by. There you have it-your own "Handy Household Hints from Ashley."