How to Make a Body Spray Using Homemade Scented Lotion
Products Can Be Used in a Variety of Different Ways
One of the most fascinating discoveries I have made with beauty products is how many different ways I can use them. I have found that the purpose of a product may be changed or enhanced. For example, I have turned eyeshadows into cream blushes and have used them as eyeliner.
Using multi-use products is really cost-effective because it saves you time, money, and clutter. If you look around your home and garden, you will find products or even simple ingredients that can be used in many different ways.
Body Sprays and Lotions
Lotion keeps our skin well-nourished, moisturized, and soft without being overly oily. Many lotions also have an SPF factor for protection against the sun’s harmful rays. This is an important feature to look for when purchasing, unless you wear a separate sunblock.
I love using scented body lotions in the warm summer months and for travelling. For summer, body sprays are lovely because they are lightweight. You can use one first thing in the morning after a shower or at night before bed. They provide freshness, a light fragrance, and a lovely tingling sensation. Instead of using a perfume or a light cologne, you can use a body spray as it provides fragrance, but in a more subtle way.
You can make a lotion spray using your favorite scented lotion. It's an excellent way of layering your fragrance, and it makes the scent last longer.
Scented Body Spray Recipe
You Will Need:
- Empty spray bottle (recycle one or buy one)
- Scented body lotion
- Boiling water
- Cold tap water (or bottled water)
- Fill your spray bottle about 1/3 full of body lotion.
- Carefully pour boiling water until the jar is halfway full.
- Fill to the top of the bottle with cold tap water or bottled water.
- Put on the nozzle cap and give it a good shake to mix the spray evenly.
You can use this spray more liberally than traditional perfume, but overusing it is not recommended because the ingredients may lead to skin irritations, and the scent be overwhelming to others.
Applying Body Spray
Apply the spray directly onto your skin after a shower or bath when the skin is warm and the pores are open.
- Apply a light layer of lotion, paying special attention to the pulse points on your body.
- Then, at a distance of approximately 12 inches, spray a liberal amount of the DIY body spray.
Store the spray out of direct sunlight and in an upright position. Do not keep it in the bathroom or in a place with a lot of moisture.
Body Lotion Recipe
You Will Need:
- 16 oz of baby lotion
- 8 oz of vitamin E cream
- 8 oz of coconut oil (solid form)
- 80 drops of an essential oil of your choice (optional)
- Mixing bowl
- Handheld electric mixer
- Four 8oz screw cap lids and jars (Mason jars are ideal. Or recycle jars, but make sure they are sterilized.)
- Add the lotion, vitamin E, and coconut oil into the bowl.
- Beat with an electric mixer until the consistency is like icing.
- Add the drops of essential oil and mix gently with the spatula as you go.
- This mixture is enough for 4 jars.
- If you want to use it in a pump dispenser, check out "How to Make Your Own Mason Jar Dispenser."
Note: 1 jar = 4 oz of baby lotion, 2 oz of coconut oil, and 2 oz of vitamin E cream. Add 10-20 drops of essential oil, if needed.
Tips and Ideas
- Use organic ingredients, if possible. Try to use products that are free of parabens, chemicals, and synthetic fragrances.
- Make sure to read the labels carefully. Some ingredients are dangerous.
- You can split the body lotion recipe into four and give each batch a different fragrance. Lavender, bergamot, sandalwood, and rose are all popular favorites!
- These cute lotion jars make greats gifts for family and friends.
Have you ever made a body spray?
© 2013 Suzanne Ridgeway