We often hear some variation of this question when we show people Cool Towels for the first time. They ask, “How do they work?” or “What’s going on here?” or even “This is incredible, is this magic?”
In short, it’s not magic…it’s just a little bit of science!
The essential process that makes Cool Towels so cold is a process called evaporative cooling. Evaporative cooling is the reduction of temperature resulting in the evaporation of a liquid, which removes latent heat from the surface from which the evaporation takes place. In other words, the surface of our towels becomes seriously chilly because the evaporation of our special blend of all-natural ingredients lifts heat from the surface of our towel, resulting in towel temperatures as low as 57° F. Most people are familiar with evaporative cooling because it’s the same chilly feeling that we experience when we get out of the shower or a bath. Quite simply, as the liquid evaporates on our skin, heat is lifted from the surface of our skin and we experience an intense feeling of coldness.
The self-cooling solution contains only purified water and natural ingredients. No harsh chemicals. Naturally refreshing. Even without prior refrigeration, Cool Towels cool you down straight from the package. Cool Towels readily drop to 20˚- 30˚F below your normal body temperature with a simple shake, quickly relieving users from the effects of heat. Use them at work, during sports activities or simply to refresh. Cool Towels can do more than cool you down. They are hygienically sealed and contain antiseptic properties. Resealable packaging allows you to use your Cool Towel again and again!
Cool Towels are 100% cotton towels that are pre-moistened with an all-natural cooling solution. Each towel is hygienically sealed in resealable packaging and designed for repeated use. Cool Towels provide instant cooling to the body, without refrigeration - right out of the package! Handy Size is 12”x12”, Medium Size is 12”x20”, Large Size is 12”x27
- Green - The self-cooling solution contains only purified water & natural ingredients. No harsh chemicals.
- Hygienic - Each towel is hygienically sealed and contains antiseptic properties.
- Rehydrate - As need with water
- Resealable - Resealable packaging allows you to use your Cool Towel multiple times.
- Recyclable - Towels are 100% cotton. Packaging is plastic. Products are 100% recyclable!
- Self-Cooling - Without refrigeration, Cool Towels cool you down straight from the package.
Steam Distilled Water – Steam Distilled Water is produced by a completely natural process, simple heatingand cooling, exactly like the earth's natural rain process, resulting in a product with completely natural qualities.
Menthyl Lactate – While our competitors continue to use synthetic menthol to obtain their cooling effects, we use an innovative and all-natural derivative of menthol called Menthyl Lactate to achieve an enhanced cooling effect. Menthyl Lactate is derived from all natural plant sources and primarily used as a natural cooling agent in our cooling solution. This ingredient provides a pleasant, long-lasting freshness and cooling effect on the skin. Menthyl Lactate produces a cool feeling without any of the negative side effects typically associated with menthol like irritation, burning, and redness of the skin. Ultimately, this effective and innovative all-natural ingredient separates Cool Towel from its competitors.
Natural Plant Ethyl Alcohol – Our natural alcohol is actually made from molasses and is so pure it is considered a food grade material. Due to its evaporative qualities alcohol is used as an additional cooling agent in our cooling solution. Evaporative cooling is an endothermic process, which is initiated the moment our cooling solution hits oxygen and the user’s skin. In addition, alcohol also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice – Aloe Vera is primarily used as a moisturizing and soothing agent in our cooling solution. It is widely accepted that Aloe Vera is the best natural moisturizer for cases of extreme dryness of the skin. Our fresh Caribbean Organic Aloe Vera is harvested and manufactured by hand, never machined. This process ensures that we produce the highest quality products while creating opportunities to help local communities by providing jobs and a better quality of life.
Essential Oil – We use a proprietary blend of natural Essential Oils as the fragrance for our cooling solution.Essential oils are distilled typically by steam or water from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, and other parts of a given plant botanical. For citrus fruits, the essential oil is usually pressed from the peels (rinds) of the fruit. Essential oils contain the true aromatic essence of the plants that they are derived from. Essential oils are highly concentrated and a little goes a long way. Essential oils not only are highly aromatic, but the natural chemical composition of many essential oils offer other therapeutic benefits.
Polysorbate 20 – Polysorbate 20 is derived from coconut oil. It is a non-toxic, nonionic surfactant/emulsifier and a water-soluble yellowish liquid used as a dispersing agent, which allows oil and water to mix. It’s a fragrance solubilizer and stabilizer; it lubricates and has a soothing effect on the skin. This skin- safe ingredient is used extensively in oil-in-water emulsions (lotions, conditioners, cream rinses, shampoos, liquid soaps, body polishes or scrubs, etc.) and also for body mists and linen sprays. Will be found as an ingredient in the majority of body toiletries, cosmetics and wipes now in the market.
Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin – Phenoxyethanol is an organic chemical compound, a glycol ether often used in dermatological products such as skin creams and sunscreen. It is a colorless oily liquid. It is a bactericide and is used in many applications such as cosmetics, vaccines and pharmaceuticals as a preservative. Ethylhexylglycerin serves as a surfactant and preservant enhancer and acts as a safe preservative in minute amounts. It's a proven preservative-enhancer and is often used instead of controversial parabens. Ethylhexylglycerin is a synthetic compound derived from grains and plants and works by reducing interfacial tension on the cellular walls of micro-organisms, promoting their more rapid destruction and a wider spectrum activity.
Q & A
Q: How do they work?
A: Once you remove your towel from the package, simply open it up, shake it out, wipe your face,and place it around your neck for immediate relief.
Q: Do I need to refrigerate to make them feel cold?
A: Never! Our towels are 20-30°F (-7°-1°C) cooler than your body temperature - right out of the package, with a simple shake!
Q: How long do they last?
A: Cool Towels can be used repeatedly when placed back in the resealable packaging. Durations will vary based on specific applications.
Q: Are they safe for my entire family?
A: Absolutely! Our clinically tested solution is comprised of natural ingredients that have been tested and proven to be safe on skin.
Q: What happens when I wash the towel?
A: When the towel is dirty, we recommend that you wash and reuse it as a utility towel. The towel will no longer cool down, but you’ll have a quality towel to use around the home, office, or gym.
Q: What are they made out of ?
A: 100 % Cotton and active ingredients: Steam Distilled Water, Menthyl Lactate, Aloe Barbadensis, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin
*Raw materials may be substituted or sourced from different suppliers.
WARNING This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. (California law requires this warning to be given to customers in the State of California.).
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