How to Make Body Spray with Essential Oils for Men and Women Last Longer
Here’s how to make body spray with essential oils, including recipes for body spray for men and women. And don’t miss these tips on how to make body spray last longer!
When I was a teenager, I would cover myself from head to toe in trending fragrances. Many weekends of my teen years were spent with friends taking a trip to the mall to buy more from Victoria’s Secret or Bath and Body Works. I bet you could smell us coming from a mile away! Little did I know at the time what I was putting on my body was incredibly unhealthy.
While there are many reasons to learn how to make body spray with essential oils, I think the most important is knowing exactly what you’re spraying on yourself.
Happily, essential oils provide us with a great alternative to toxic body sprays! We get to skip artificial fragrances, dyes, and alcohol when we make our own DIY body spray with essential oils. And we can control the ingredients and strength of the scents making an ideal body spray just for us.
It’s time to toss body sprays with ingredients you can’t pronounce and make your own with essential oils you love and trust! You’ll discover homemade body sprays are super easy to make and inexpensive compared to store-bought sprays.
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How do you make fragrant body spray?
Making your own fragrant body spray with essential oils might sound involved, but it truly isn’t. Our body spray recipe requires just four ingredients and takes mere minutes of your time to make.
Can you mix essential oils with water for a spray? Mixing essential oils with water will not create a spray that has a strong scent, nor will it last long. But, the good news is adding just two more ingredients will make a big difference in creating a stronger scent that lasts longer.
And when you choose from the best essentials for perfume crafted with top, middle, and base perfume notes, you’ll create a sophisticated scent that is not only more appealing but also lasts longer.
Take a look at this detailed list of essential oils in each aroma category to create smooth, complimentary essential oil blends. Then print out this essential oil perfume notes chart and a blending wheel from Oily Chic Library or pin for later use as a quick reference for what pairs well together.
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How do I make my body spray last longer?
The first step for how to make a body spray last longer is to add alcohol-free witch hazel and vegetable glycerin. These body spray ingredients give the essential oils something to bind to and emulsify, which significantly helps retain a longer scent.
Secondly, you should pay attention to where you spray your body spray. Many of us just spray it into the air and then walk into or spray it on our clothes. While you can spray this DIY body spray on your clothes and hair, for that matter, it will last longer when applied directly to the skin.
Another trick for a longer-lasting scent is to apply a body spray to your pulse points. These are the points on our body where our main blood flow is very close to the skin’s surface. Sometimes, these points can be seen by blue or purple veins. Each area is naturally warmer than the rest of our skin and can give our perfume or body spray a little boost of strength. Using pulse points is also a great way to smell good all over without over-applying body spray.
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How do you make body spray with essential oils?
Follow these quick steps to make an essential oil body spray base. Then choose from the essential oil blend body spray recipes for men and women below to add the perfect amount of fragrance.
Body Spray Ingredients:
1 glass 4-ounce spray bottle
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
20 – 30 drops of essential oil
1 ½ teaspoons witch hazel
3 ounces distilled water
How to Make Body Spray with Essential Oils:
- Remove the spray nozzle from a glass 4-ounce spray bottle. Then using a small funnel pour 1 ½ teaspoons of vegetable glycerin and 1 ½ teaspoons of witch hazel into the bottle.
- Next, remove the funnel and twenty to thirty drops of essential oil (see our essential oil blend recipes for body spray below).
- Place the spray nozzle on the bottle to secure and shake well.
- Remove the spray nozzle once more and using a funnel pour three ounces of distilled water into the bottle.
- Place the nozzle once more and shake for one minute to emulsify the essential oils in the body spray.
Note: Shake well before each use and apply to pulse points on your wrist and neck.
Body Spray Essential Oil Blends for Men and Women
One of the best parts about making your body spray with essential oils is choosing your favorite scents and combination of scents without a doubt. But did you know you can also enjoy some of their aromatherapy benefits? You can choose essential oils that are calming or invigorating, for example.
Body Spray For Men:
Into The Woods
10 drops Balsam Fir
10 drops Cypress
10 drops Cedarwood
15 drops Bergamot
10 drops Cardamom
5 drops Cedarwood
10 drops Valor
8 drops Orange
8 drops Juniper
Body Spray For Women:
8 drops Chamomile
8 drops Lemon
10 drops Neroli
She’s a Hurricane
10 drops Lime
10 drops Vanilla
5 drops Cardamom
10 drops Valor
10 drops Lemon
10 drops Ylang Ylang
Print out this list of essential oil blends for body spray from the Oily Chic Library or pin for later use as a quick reference to make body spray.
What’s not to love about a homemade body spray made with essential oils? They make you smell great, and you can benefit from their aromatherapy. And DIY body sprays also make fun personalized gifts!
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P.S. Don’t forget the free printable charts above! Tag #oilychic on Instagram to share your essential oil DIYs with us.