Don’t Have An AC? 6 Cool Products To Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

In these warm months, it’s tempting to find a frigid zone at home and park yourself there. While some of us use ACs, for those of us who don’t have it, there’s a lot you can do.

We’ve found some cool ways to help you beat the Mumbai summer.

Portable Handheld USB Mini Misting Fan

On a hot summer day, a misting fan can be your best friend. The fan blows a mist of water into the air and the mist evaporates, taking heat from the air with it. It’s small so you can carry it around with you at home or even at work.

Price: INR 399

Where To Buy From: Amazon

Khus Curtains

What’s summer without khus to cool you down? You can pick up khus curtains that can help keep your home temperature down and cool, plus smells great. You can also sprinkle water on them to lower the temperature in the room. Brownie points for dust protection too.

Price: INR 50 per square foot.

Where To Buy From: Indiamart

Heat Reflective Roof Coating

This non-toxic solar reflective coating reflects UV and infra-red rays so that your home is cool in the summers. It’s a roof coating that helps reduce the room temperature, so it’s a great investment during this season.

Price: You can calculate the amount of paint required on their website and buy accordingly. Their paint starts from INR 415 for 1 liter.

Where To Buy From: Star Sheild

Chillow: A Cool Pillow

Get yourself a “Chillow” cooling pad this summer. It circulates water to absorb and reduce body heat, perfect for a soothing afternoon nap. Once activated, the temperature of your pillow will be cooler than your body temperature, thus soothing you during a heatwave. This chillow is hypoallergenic and not dependent on batteries or electricity.

These are really versatile and can be used when you have a fever, hot flashes and even when you get muscle aches!

Price: INR 1,600

Where To Buy From: The Dilli Haat

Dehumidifiers

Summers can be exceptionally hot and it becomes impossible to feel comfortable because of the sticky environment. Eliminate that irritable moisture from your surroundings with a dehumidifier. These work marvelously in the summer to generate a drier and more relaxed environment.

Powered with activated carbon and natural ingredients, they can also be doubled up to remove unwanted odour. These ting things can be used for your car, house or place of work to get a soothing effect.

Price: INR 520

Where To Buy From: Seniority Live Evergreen

Organic Buckwheat Pillows

Those unaware, organic buckwheat pillows aka Sobakawa is a traditional Japanese pillow filled with buckwheat hull filling. And they're pretty popular in India as well and commonly called as Kuttu in North India. Unlike traditional cushions, these ones let the air circulate through the pillow, thus preventing the heat to build up and keeping it cool.

They're even offer great health benefits and are ideal for neck, shoulder and back pain. Plus, it helps with insomnia too. 

Price: INR 1,600

Where To Buy From: Seniority

#LBBTip: You can pop these in your refrigerator for a few hours and snuggle with them during the afternoon. They can also be used on a chilly day by heating them in the microwave for extra warmth!

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Summers are hectic for pets too. So, while you chill in the heat with these cool products, make sure you do the same for your furry friends too. Here's how to keep pets calm and de-stressed during summers