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Homemade Body Spray

Making a homemade body spray is an easy and fun way to find that ultimate fragrance for yourself.
Parul Solanki
Body sprays are great to fresh start your day as they rejuvenate one's mood with aroma. Since most of the perfumes and body sprays available in the market are expensive, buying that perfect scent makes a real dent in your wallet.
Perfumes do not seem to last that long, with the scent dissipating in some time. Not to mention, what the harsh chemicals in these commercial body sprays end up doing to your skin.
A way to combat these problems make homemade body sprays. Contrary to popular belief, it is very easy to make your own body spray, using everyday ingredients like water, perfumes, colognes and various oils, preparing it is real fun. With this you save your precious resources and also have the choice to alter the ingredients in a fragrance that's simply you.

Methods To Make Your Own Body Spray

The first step in this is to find the essential oils that you would want to use for the spray. There are several choices like lavender and lemongrass also food flavoring extracts like vanilla and citrus.
Not only are they cheap and readily available, but they also smell heavenly. The other ingredients that you need are distilled water, glycerin, rubbing alcohol or vodka and a bottle to house your body spray.
There are various interesting spray bottles available in the market, for you to use. If you are in an extra creative mood, then you can decorate the bottles with special labels for embellishing your homemade creation. Once you have amassed all the ingredients and have even found the storage for it, it is time to create your very own perfumed masterpiece.

Recipe # 1

Just add a few drops of the essential oils to the distilled water and shake well. Now spray a small amount on your wrist to check if you need to add more fragrance. Adding glycerin to the mixture makes it last longer and acts as a great moisturizer for your skin. Store it at room temperature, preferably protecting it from the sunlight.

Recipe # 2

Take the edge off the summer heat with this soothing summer citrus body spray, which freshens you up.

  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 3 tbsp vodka
  • 1 tbsp of each: finely chopped orange and lemon peel
  • 5 drops of lemon fragrance oil
  • 10 drops of orange essential/fragrance oil
Place the fruit peels in a jar filled with vodka for a week. Now strain the liquid and add the essential fragrance oils and water to this strained liquid. Let the mixture stand for two weeks in a cool, dark area.

Recipe # 3

If you prefer using witch hazel then this body spray is ideal for both genders. It keeps you fresh all day long.

  • 1 tbsp witch hazel
  • 10 drops of essential oil: lemon and cucumber
  • 8 oz. of distilled water
Mix all the ingredients in a bottle for an after shower body spray. If there is skin irritation, avoid using lemon oil in the mixture.
You can choose to make your own essential oils for the sprays. Remember to shake the bottles before using it and spray just a light mist. You can also experiment with your own scent combinations when you make your own body spray, till you find a scent ideal for you.
For a soft body spray, use oils of sandalwood or lavender. For a peppy, uplifting aroma use citrus, peppermint or rose oil. These sprays can be awesome gifts to your friends and loved ones. So go ahead and make your own spray today!