DIY Body Mist

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My Favorite DIY Body Mist Recipe:

  • 2 tablespoons of base oil (sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, or apricot kernel oil)
  • 2.5 tablespoons of water (distilled water or rose water)
  • 1 tsp glycerin
  • 1 tsp argan oil (optional… I added it just because I love argan oil. It has a yummy nutty smell, but may mess with the smell you’re going for. However, it’s extremely good for your skin and hair, so I like spraying it on myself).
  • 10 drops of essential oil of your choice (you can mix and match)

I used 3 drops of lavender, 5 drops of lemon, and 2 drops of rosemary essential oils. I really like it! But I want to try some other combinations too… like vanilla. J Yumm.

Store your body mist in a dark glass spray bottle. You can get these at your local organic market. (I got mine at Sundance in Eugene.) They are only about $2.00! And it’s actually pretty important because the dark glass will keep the essential oils smelling good and fresh.

Here are some more body mists and perfume recipes I have found! I haven’t tried them yet, but I can’t wait to test them out.🙂

Fresh and Sweet Perfume Blend –AuraCacia

  • .5 fluid ounces of a light carrier oil (grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, or apricot kernel oil)à you can get any of these at your local organic store
  • 10 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 9 drops lavender essential oil

Mix all the ingredients. Let sit for at least three days, mixing occasionally.

Rich Floral Perfume Blend AuraCacia

  • .5 fluid ounces of light carrier oil (grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, or apricot kernel oil)
  • 2 drops jasmine essential oil
  • 6 drops bergamot (bergaptene-free) essential oil
  • 3 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • 5 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 2 drops rose absolute essential oil

Mix all the ingredients. Let sit for at least three days, mixing occasionally.

This one sounds incredible. However, some of these essential oils are a bit spendy, so either save up or buy them slowly one by one!

Here are some homemade body mists that include alcohol. You can mix and match whatever essential oils you’d like, creating your favorite scents. Here’s a rule of thumb: Hold up the essential oil testers together and smell. Do you like it? You’re nose will tell you YES or NO.

Basic 2 Ounce Body MistKyla Botanica

Add these ingredients to a 2 ounce glass bottle. (Preferably, use a dark glass bottle to keep the essential oils fresh).

  • ½ teaspoon vodka, brandy, or other alcohol
  • ½ teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • ½ teaspoon glycerine
  • ½ teaspoon witch hazel extract

Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water. Shake well.

  • Add 8-20 drops of essential oils of your choice. (You don’t need as many drops for the higher quality essential oils. You can tell if they are higher quality essential oils if they are more expensive).

Shake again. Spray and test the concentration and adjust, if needed.

Another Basic Repice for a 2 oz. bottle of body spray (without alcohol):

Lavender Lime Body Spray:

  • 2 Tbsp vodka or distilled water
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops lime essential oil
  • 1 drop rosemary (optional)

So, with all these homemade recipes, you can kind of get a sense of how homemade body mists are created. You can be really creative and use whatever ingredients you like and whatever scents you like. Let me know if you try them and what your favorite concoctions are!

One thought on “DIY Body Mist

  1. A body mist has become more of a necessity than an accessory. It not only helps you feel better and fresh, but also helps develop a personal fragrance and makes one more approachable. Thanks to your article now I can make my own body sprays the way I want them.

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