DIY Body Spray with Essential Oils
I used to be a perfume junkie. I loved to smell good and I didn’t care whether the scent was synthetic or natural. That was before I knew how toxic synthetic fragrances are. Now I’m all about making my own DIY body spray with essential oils.
And I don’t miss my old perfumes and fragrance products one bit!
Dangers of synthetic Fragrances
Most perfumes on the market today deliver numerous petroleum-based synthetic toxins into our bodies. Although, many fragrances have a floral or fruity scent you might be surprised to know many perfumes contain little to no natural products. Many of the scents are created in a lab.
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Pyridine, benzophenone, methyleugenol and styrene are just a few of the toxic chemicals that are in most perfumes and synthetic fragrances. These chemicals are known to disrupt hormones, cause reproductive and fertility problems, cause neurological degeneration and so much more!
And that is just the chemicals we know about! Perfume ingredients do not need to be disclosed because they are protected under the U.S. Fair Packaging and Label Act because they are considered trade secrets…..smh. Read this post for more info!
Benefits of DIY Body Spray with Essential Oils
Not only are homemade body sprays better for your health they are also better for the environment. They are 100% chemical free and are filled with essential oils which are actually good for your health. They’re also super simple and cheap to make!
how to make your own body spray at home
All you’ll need to make your own DIY body spray with essential oils is glass spray bottles (I use these ones), witch hazel, vegetable glycerin (optional but will help the scent last longer), your favorite essential oils and water. Step by step directions are below.
- Add 20-30 drops of essential oil or oils of your choosing to bottle (recipes below)
- Add 1/2 tbsp of witch hazel
- Add 1/2 tbsp of vegetable glycerin (optional)
- Fill bottle the rest of the way with distilled water
- Shake well
And that’s it! I’ve included a few of my favorite body spray recipes below.
Tips for using DIY Body Spray with Essential Oils
Body spray made with essential oils usually has a very light scent. It’s not like your typical, overpowering perfume or cologne. To increase the strength of the scent just add more drops of essential oil.
Once applied to your body the scent should last a few hours. Just make sure the spray makes contact with your skin, hair or clothes. You can reapply the spray as often as needed. Just remember to shake well before each use.
Use Pure Essential Oils
There are many essential oil companies that sell high quality essential oils. I used to use Young Living oils exclusively but I just couldn’t afford to use them anymore. I was pleasantly surprised to discover several brands that sell amazing, high quality essential oils at very affordable prices.
A few of my favorites are Eden’s Garden, Plant Therapy and Florihana. Plant Therapy and Eden’s Garden have amazing blends that can be easily purchased from Amazon. And Florihana is my go to for single oils.
If you’re unsure whether your oils are pure or not read this post to discover 5 ways to discover fake essential oils.
Conclusion about DIY Body Spray with Essential Oils
Hopefully the body spray recipes above will help you end the toxic relationship with your perfume. Please share your favorite body spray recipes in the comments below!