7. All-Natural Body Mist

All-Natural Body Mist

Body mists are a great alternative to perfume, especially on sticky days where you don’t want to wear a heavy perfume but still want to smell nice. This summer DIY recipe will show you how to make an all-natural body mist that smells great minus all the chemicals and preservatives! Stick this in the refrigerator for a little while to really cool you off on a hot day!


Distilled or spring water, I used the distilled bottle water.

Essential oils of your choice, in my case rose, lavender and lemon


Clean spray bottle for storing the mist.

Tooth pick and a bowl for making oil mix.


I was making 200 ml of body mist in which 80% of the part is water only, So next 10% has to be the mix of essential oils. For my floral citrusy mist I used 40 drops of rose oil + 25 drops of lemon oil + 20 drops of lavender oil. Mix the oils together using the tooth pick. You may think that it will be great to put the oil directly in spray bottle but doing that will not let you know how your final mix of oil smells like.

Put a tiny part of oil mix on your skin and take a sniff to check if you are getting your desired fragrance. You can alter the scent by increasing your favorite oil ratio. Now fill your spray bottle with distilled water. Do not fill the bottle completely. Fill just 75-80%. Now pour the essential oil mix in it and then add equal amount of glycerin in the mix.

Close the cap and shake everything together. The mix will look cloudy initially but after 5- 10 minutes everything will settle down and the content will look perfect. To beautify the bottle you can make a fancy sticker and paste it on the bottle. That’s all your personalized all natural body mist is ready to use.

As this mist has no alcohol in it will take time to dry on skin. Alcohol helps perfume/mist evaporate on skin faster, leaving only the fragrant oil behind. If you are fine with using alcohol you can add any color less and odder less alcohol likes vodka in equal proportion of water. However I wanted my mist to be alcohol free so I skipped this part.

Essential oils are good for skin and most of them have antibacterial and antifungal properties too. So this mist will not only make you smell good but will keep your skin healthy too. I spray it lavishly on myself after bath and the smell last on me for about 4 hours. I feel that stronger smelling oils like jasmine or sandalwood will last even longer.

Source: makeupandbeauty.com

These summer DIY projects will be helpful in getting through the rest of the summer and just about any time of the year! There are so many genius DIY projects out there that I can’t wait to try! I think making my own beauty or household products is just as fun as using them! What’s your favorite DIY product?

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