I LOVE essential oils. They are all-natural, they have medicinal and therapeutic benefits, there are so many ways to use them, they don’t go rancid, their little bottles are so cute . . .ahem, I digress. Even though they might seem expensive, they are super concentrated and a little goes a very long way.
So today I’m going to show you how to make a super simple body spray with essential oils. You’ll save money by making your own, but that isn’t even the best part. The best part is you will smell good without all the nasty chemicals in commercial body spray. You will know exactly what’s being absorbed into your skin and inhaled into your lungs.
what you need
2 Tbsp vodka or water
3 drops lavender essential oil
8 drops lime essential oil
Add vodka or water to the spray bottle. If you use water, you’ll need to shake really well before each use because essential oils do not dissolve in water. I bought my 2 oz. glass spray bottle at Sprouts, a health food store, for about $3. Add essential oils. I don’t really like the smell of lavender by itself, but when it is mixed with lime it becomes light and fresh and smells oh so good.
Avoid direct use on skin that will be exposed to sunlight within 12 hours. Lime essential oil is photosensitive, meaning when it is left on skin and exposed to sunlight, it can cause the sun’s effect to be greatly magnified. So I only use this body spray on my clothing or on parts of my body that aren’t going to be exposed to the sun.
$0.46 dōTERRA Lime Essential Oil [$17.33/15 ml] $0.28 dōTERRA Lavender Essential Oil [$28/15 ml] $0.36 vodka [$9/750 mL] or $0 for water
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AndreaFebruary 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm
I use the same method to make homemade linen spry. So nw I can use the same bottle for both!
Paula from Just Loving LifeFebruary 17, 2013 at 1:03 am
I have all of the ingredients except the lime oil but I might try a few different combinations with other oils. Time to go look at my essential oil guide.