Create The Most Bracingly Cold Shower Experience Ever 

Create The Most Bracingly Cold Shower Experience Ever 

I disliked many things about living in Florida, but my main complaint was that I could never quite cool down. For three-quarters of the year, going outside rendered me absolutely useless (because I’m a pale and pasty nerd), and taking a “cooling” shower didn’t help that much, simply because the water never got cold enough.

Eventually, I figured out a system for bypassing water temperature entirely.

To transform yourself from an overheated, sticky mass of anger into a chilled vision of serenity, you will need two things:

1) An exfoliating glove

2) A bottle of Dr Bronner’s peppermint soap. (Accept no substitutes; you want the soap with the crazy ramblings.)

Once you have these things, hop in a shower with the water turned all the way to cold; douse the scrubby glove in peppermint soap, and scrub yourself vigorously.

Sloughing away dead skin while applying a bracing peppermint product to the fresh, newly revealed skin will absolutely chill you, most likely to the point of sprouting goosebumps.

You will emerge from the shower cool and calm – perhaps even cold, which is always preferable to being hot.


  • Or just start with a warm shower so you aren’t restricting blood flow to the outer layers of your skin. Cold showers feel good temporarily, but don’t let your core temp drop because you’re restricting the expulsion of heat through your skin.

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