Make Your Own Deodorizing Spray
DIY Body Spray for women or men is an all-natural product that reduces exposure to toxins and saves money! Choose the essential oils you like best or ones that fit your mood.
Manufacturers of perfumes and body sprays don’t have to tell you what is in their products. Some of the chemicals used may cause reactions or have been implicated in serious illness.
There are no artificial dyes, preservatives, or scents in this DIY body spray. So if you have sensitivities to certain chemicals you can avoid them with this recipe.
If you would like to create your own body spray with just a few natural ingredients, this article will show you how. It’s easy, quick, and uses only naturally derived ingredients! All you need is a clean spray bottle, witch hazel, and the essential oils of your choice.
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Make Your Own Custom Blend DIY Body Spray
Since you are creating your body spray from basic ingredients, you can choose exactly what you like! Use essential oils that have a floral, herbal, or citrus scent. This is a purely personal preference. If you already have a variety of essential oils, you may create several different blends to fit your needs.
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Floral essential oils may be overpowering in perfumes and artificial concoctions. However, when creating your own body spray you control the intensity of floral notes. Try the following essential oils for a more feminine scent:
- Clary sage
Essential oils with a strong herbal note may be blended with floral and citrus scents according to your preference. For a more masculine body spray, consider a blend of these herbal scents. Try the following essential oils for an herbal body spray:
- Black pepper
- Balsam fir
Citrus essential oils blend well with either the floral or herbal scents. For an invigorating spray with a clean, fresh aroma, try the following essential oils:
- Sweet Orange
- Lemon balm
Scents to Use Sparingly:
Mint essential oils work well with most other scents, but be careful about spraying on sensitive skin. Many of the essential oils derived from spice can be overwhelming and should be used a bit more sparingly. Patchouli is another scent that can be overpowering. Use these essential oils in smaller amounts until you are familiar with how well you like them.
- Clove Bud
How to Make Your Own Body Spray
To create your custom refreshing spray, you’ll need the essential oils of your choice, witch hazel, and a spray bottle for applying. Here is the simple recipe to create your own all-natural body spray…
- 1/4 cup witch hazel
- 20 – 30 drops essential oil
- 10 drops vegetable glycerin (optional) increases the longevity of the scent
- Pour witch hazel into a spray bottle and add 20 to 30 drops of essential oil to the bottle. Add 10 drops of vegetable glycerin, if desired. Shake before using it.
Choosing a Spray Bottle
Use a clean spray bottle that delivers a fine mist for best results when using your DIY body spray. The bottle shown above is made with metal that doesn’t react to the ingredients. If possible, use metal, glass, or BPA free plastic bottles that may be recycled. If you are re-purposing another bottle, be sure to clean it thoroughly before filling it.
Custom Essential Oil Blends for Your DIY Body Spray
Try your own blends for relaxation, meditation, or lifting your mood. There are many other ideas available online for essential oil combinations. You can purchase ready-made blends or mix to your specifications. Here are some suggestions:
- Relaxation – Lavender, Chamomile, Bergamont, Sweet Orange, and Sandalwood
- Meditation – Cedarwood, Myrtle, Sandalwood, and Patchouli
- Mood-Lifting – Lemon, Bergamot, Peppermint, Sweet Orange, and Grapefruit
Customize Your Body Spray and Reduce Toxic Chemical Exposure
You may find that this all-natural spray is strong enough to use in place of deodorant. However, even if it isn’t strong enough for that, it makes a wonderful spray for freshening up and applying a bit of natural scent. It isn’t overwhelming like many perfumes and shouldn’t trigger sensitivities in those around you.
Many of the bath and body products we use are laden with chemicals. Don’t expose your skin and lungs to toxic chemicals. Instead, try making your own custom bath and body products with all-natural ingredients!
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