3 ways to make a body spray

3 ways to make a body spray
3 ways to make a body spray
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Want a body spray? Can't find any with a scent that suits you or are these products too expensive for you? Making your own body spray is very easy. This will also allow you to control what you put inside. You can personalize the product according to your wishes and create a very unique fragrance. With powder eye shadows, you can even add glitter!

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Make a simple body spray

Make Body Spray Step 1

Step 1. Get a spray bottle

Preferably choose a vaporizer with a glass bottle rather than plastic: over time, essential oils degrade the plastic. Also prefer a blue or brown glass bottle, to protect the oils from the sun.

Step 2. Fill the bottle almost completely with water

Remember to leave a little space to be able to add the essential oils. If you don't have distilled water, you can use filtered water. Do not use tap water.

If your hands are shaking, use a funnel to help fill the bottle with water

Step 3. Add essential oils

Start by adding 40 to 45 drops per 60 ml of water. You can use a single oil or combine several. For example, lavender and grapefruit will give you a refreshing and pleasant scent.

Step 4. Close the bottle and shake it

Your spray is now ready to be used. Keep in mind that the oils and water will separate naturally over time, so you will need to shake the bottle each time you use it.

Method 2 of 3: Prepare a basic body spray

Make Body Spray Step 5

Step 1. Obtain a 60 to 90 ml spray bottle

Prefer a glass spray bottle, as essential oils tend to damage plastic bottles over time. If you can't find a glass vaporizer, use a high quality plastic vaporizer.

Step 2. Place a funnel in the neck of the vial

This will make it much easier for you to pour the ingredients into the container.

Step 3. Pour 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of distilled water into the vial

If you can't find distilled water, use filtered water. However, do not use tap water, which contains too many minerals. These minerals will affect your body spray.

You can also use 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of rose hydrosol instead of water. Your body spray will thus be scented with rose. This substance is lighter and softer than essential oil and it also has toning properties

Step 4. Add 15 ml of vodka or witch hazel water

This substance will act as a preservative and help your body spray to last longer. It will also act as a binder and prevent the separation of essential oils and water.

Step 5. Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin, if you like

This substance will act as a thickener and a binder. It will also make the scent last longer. Glycerin also has toning and moisturizing properties.

Step 6. Add 15 to 20 drops of essential oil

You can use a single oil or mix several, such as grapefruit, lime and lemon.

If you have used a rose hydrosol instead of water, it will not be necessary to add essential oil

Step 7. Close the bottle and shake it

Your body spray is now ready for use. Keep in mind that the ingredients may still separate. If this happens, simply shake the body spray before using it.

Method 3 of 3: Prepare a shimmering body spray

Make Body Spray Step 12

Step 1. Obtain a 150 to 180 ml spray bottle

It will be better to use a glass vial, which will not degrade over time. If you can't find one, a high-quality plastic vaporizer will do.

Step 2. Place a funnel in the neck of the bottle

This will make it much easier for you to pour in the ingredients, without getting them all over the place.

Step 3. Pour 3 teaspoons of argan oil into the bottle

If you can't find argan oil or if it's too expensive, try jojoba oil. You can also replace it with vegetable glycerin.

Step 4. Add 2 teaspoons of eye shadow

Otherwise, you can use powdered cosmetic pigments. The powder will likely get stuck in the funnel. Don't panic, the next step will solve this problem.

  • White and bronze are the most commonly used colors, but you can use any shade you want.
  • Avoid using glitter, even the finest glitter will clog your vaporizer.

Step 5. Pour 60 ml of distilled water into the funnel

This will help loosen any pigments or eye shadows caught in the neck of the funnel. Be sure to use distilled water and not tap water. If you can't find one, use filtered water.

Tap water contains too many minerals, which will affect your spray and shorten its shelf life

Step 6. Scent the spray (optional)

If there is space in the bottle, you can flavor the solution by adding a few drops of essential oil. Essential oils are very powerful and you will only need 20-25 drops.

Step 7. Close the bottle and shake

Your shimmering body spray is ready to use. The ingredients will settle to the bottom over time, so you will need to shake the bottle before each use.

Advice

  • Try different scents.
  • If the scent in your spray is too strong, partially empty it and add more distilled and filtered water.
  • If your body spray is not sufficiently scented, add a few more drops of essential oil. However, don't be too heavy a hand. If they are too concentrated, essential oils can irritate the skin.
  • If possible, use distilled water. If you can't find one, use filtered water instead. Do not use tap water. This contains minerals that will affect the solution.
  • You can buy essential oils on the Internet or in health food stores. Do not use scented oils intended for soap or candle making. It's not the same thing.
  • Store your body spray in a glass bottle. If you can't find one, a high-quality plastic bottle will do. Choose a container that says HDPE, # 1, or # 2 below. Avoid inexpensive thin plastic bottles. Essential oils will damage them.
  • If you have sensitive skin, test the product. Mix 3 drops of the chosen essential oil with ½ teaspoon of olive oil (or other oil safe for the skin). Apply the mixture to the inside of your elbow. Cover the area with a bandage and wait 48 hours. If you don't notice any irritation, it is safe to use the essential oil.

Warnings

  • If you experience a burn, you may be allergic to essential oils. Rinse off the spray immediately.
  • Do not use these sprays on your face, as the ingredients may irritate your eyes.
  • Avoid using a citrus-based spray if you are going out. Citrus fruits (including citrus essential oils) can sensitize the skin to the sun, which will lead to severe sunburn.

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