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DIY Body Spray with Essential Oils

Time to toss out your toxin-filled body sprays and perfume. This DIY body spray with essential oils is all you need to smell amazing. And the best part is, it’s super easy to make and 100% natural!

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!

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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.

Pyridine, benzophenone, methyl eugenol, 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. 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.

Related: The Best Essential Oils For Beginners

Step by step directions are below.

  1. Add 20-30 drops of essential oil or oils of your choosing to bottle (recipes below)
  2. Add 1/2 tbsp of witch hazel
  3. Add 1/2 tbsp of vegetable glycerin (optional)
  4. Fill bottle the rest of the way with distilled water
  5. Shake well
DIY Body Sprays

DIY Body Spray with Essential Oils

Yield: 2 oz
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This diy body spray is super easy to make and 100% toxin free. And my favorite part is, the scent is customizable!



  1. Use the oil dropper to add 20-30 drops of your favorite essential oils to spray bottle
  2. Use funnel to add ½ tbsp of witch hazel to spray bottle
  3. Use funnel to add ½ tbsp of vegetable glycerin to spray bottle (optional)
  4. Use funnel to fill spray bottle the rest of the way with distilled or filtered water
  5. Attach nozzle
  6. Shake well

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I’ve included a few of my favorite essential oil combinations below.

Floral | 10 drops Bergamot, 10 drops Geranium, 5 drops Ylang Ylang

Earthy | 10 drops Patchouli, 5 drops Frankincense, 5 drops Cedarwood

Citrus | 10 drops Tangerine, 10 drops Lemon, 10 drops Grapefruit

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.

Need 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.

Related: The Best Essential Oils For Sleep

I was pleasantly surprised to discover several brands that sell amazing, high-quality essential oils at very affordable prices.

I love Florihana essential oils and I use them quite often. If you’re not familiar with Florihana essential oils you can check out my full Florihana essential oils review.

I also regularly use Eden’s Garden, Plant Therapy and Simply Earth essential oils.

If you decide to buy from Simply Earth you can use the code HAPPYHEARTFREE to receive a $40 Simply Earth gift card with the purchase of your first recipe box.

If you are not familiar with Simply Earth or their recipe box you can check out last month’s box here.

If you order now with the code above you will receive the recipe box, the big bonus box plus a $40 Simply Earth gift card, all for $39.99!

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!

DIY Body Spray with Essential Oils

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  1. FYI, you can also use lemongrass and peppermint oil diluted in a little bit of lotion on your dog to keep ticks and fleas away. Works great! I’ve been using it for years on my Boston Terrier

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