About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
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Introducing our guide to creating your very own DIY Body Mist with Essential Oil. If you’re looking to infuse your daily routine with a touch of personalized luxury, crafting a signature scent is the perfect way to do it. With just a few simple ingredients and some creative flair, you can concoct a delightful body mist that not only invigorates your senses but also leaves you feeling refreshed and confident throughout the day.
In this step-by-step article, we’ll walk you through the process of making a unique body mist using essential oils, allowing you to express your individuality and embrace the beauty of natural fragrances. Let’s dive in and unleash the art of crafting your very own DIY Body Mist with Essential Oil.
- Medical alcohol 95%
- Distilled water
- Essential oil. Here, I will use rose essential oil.
- Vegetable glycerine
- Polysorbate 80, also known as Tween 80
- Water-soluble color powder
- Small beaker
- Wooden popsicle
- Wooden toothpick
- 100-milliliter spray bottle (3.38 US fl oz)
Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.
Steps: DIY Body Mist with Essential Oil
We will prepare 100 milliliters (3.38 US fl oz) of the body mist.
1- Start by adding 10 grams (0.35 oz) of rose essential oil into a beaker. You can use any essential oil that you like.
2- Add 10 grams (0.35 oz) of polysorbate 80.
3- With a wooden popsicle, mix well for 2 minutes.
4- Add 50 grams (1.76 oz) of medical alcohol 95%.
5- Mix the contents well.
6- Add 30 grams (1.05 0z) of distilled water. Stir as you pour slowly the water. Notice how the contents are now clearer.
7- Mix well.
8- Now, we will add the water-soluble color powder. I used rose essential oil, so I will make the color of the body mist rosy. If you chose another essential oil, use a color that goes with the scent.
With the tip of a toothpick, pick up a little color powder and mix it with the contents. If the color of the body mist is too light, add a bit more. Keep in mind that you don’t want the color of the mist too strong.
9- This color is good for a rose-scented body mist.
10- Add 1 gram (0.035 oz) of vegetable glycerine.
11- Mix thoroughly.
12- Pour the body mist into a spray bottle. If you have used the proper quantities of the ingredients, as indicated above, you will notice how clear the body mist is. It will become even clearer after it is aged, as I explain in the next step.
13- How do we age the body mist: Wrap the spray bottle in a small towel or cloth, and place it in the fridge for 3 days. Then, remove it from the fridge and store it in a cabinet for another 3 days. This is the aging period, and it allows the body mist to stabilize. This also allows the smell of the alcohol to dissipate.
14- Now, you can use your DIY Body Mist with Essential Oil. Enjoy!
How To Use: DIY Body Mist with Essential Oil
Follow these simple steps to make the most of your personalized creation:
- Shake well: Before each use, give your body mist a good shake to ensure that all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Spritz on skin: Hold the bottle about 6 to 8 inches away from your body and spray a fine mist over your skin. Focus on pulse points like the wrists, neck, and behind the ears for a longer-lasting fragrance.
- Avoid face and eyes: While the mist is safe for your skin, avoid spraying it directly on your face and eyes to prevent any irritation.
- After-shower ritual: Incorporate your DIY body mist into your after-shower routine to lock in moisture and leave your skin delicately scented.
- On-the-go refreshment: Carry a travel-sized bottle in your bag for quick and revitalizing touch-ups throughout the day.
- Experiment and enjoy: Don’t be afraid to mix and match essential oils to create new scent combinations that suit your mood and preferences. The possibilities are endless!
Remember, each body mist is unique to you, so embrace the confidence and positivity that come with wearing a scent that you crafted with care. Enjoy!
Benefits: DIY Body Mist with Essential Oil
This delightful and personalized creation offers a range of advantages that go beyond just smelling great. Here are some of the key benefits:
- Natural Fragrance: Unlike commercial body mists that may contain synthetic fragrances, your DIY version utilizes natural essential oils. Experience the pure and authentic scents derived from plants, flowers, and herbs.
- Customizable Scents: Tailor your body mist to reflect your unique personality and preferences. With essential oils, you have the freedom to create a signature scent that resonates with your mood and style.
- Aromatherapy Benefits: Many essential oils have therapeutic properties that can positively impact your mood and emotions. Enjoy the calming, uplifting, or energizing effects of your chosen oils throughout the day.
- Skin Hydration: The addition of vegetable glycerine in your DIY body mist can help lock in moisture, leaving your skin feeling hydrated and refreshed.
- Long-Lasting Fragrance: The combination of essential oils and a suitable carrier like polysorbate 80 ensures that the scent lingers on your skin for an extended period.
- Convenient On-the-Go Refreshment: Carry a travel-sized bottle with you to freshen up and boost your mood throughout the day. Enjoy the uplifting fragrance whenever you need a quick pick-me-up.
- Cost-Effective: Creating your own body mist can be more budget-friendly in the long run, as you can make multiple batches from a few essential oils and other ingredients.
- Personal Expression: Your DIY body mist becomes a form of self-expression, showcasing your creativity and individuality through a scent that is exclusively yours.
- Eco-Friendly: By reducing your reliance on commercial products, you contribute to a more eco-friendly lifestyle, minimizing packaging waste and supporting sustainable practices.
Experience the joy of crafting and wearing a scent that truly aligns with who you are.
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The steps to make the DIY Body Mist with Essential Oil are demonstrated in this video.