DIY Natural Body Mist

Bursting with bright notes of citrus and light florals, these uplifting body mists are noteworthy for what they don’t contain. According to the Environmental Working Group, the average store-bought perfume contains 14 fragrance chemicals not listed on the label, including hormone disruptors. Instead, blend your own scents using neroli (orange blossom) floral water and essential oils for two fresh and natural body mists.

Orange Blossom Body Mists

BASE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup neroli floral water (also called neroli hydrosol)

  • 1/4 cup alcohol-free witch hazel

  • 2 tsp vegetable glycerin

FRESH CITRUS

  • 60 drops pink grapefruit essential oil

  • 5 drops vanilla essential oil

BRIGHT FLORAL

  • 45 drops blood orange essential oil

  • 18 drops jasmine essential oil

Using a funnel, add neroli floral water, witch hazel and glycerin to a glass spray bottle.

Choose either the Fresh Cirus or the Bright Floral essential oil blend and add ingredients to bottle. Seal tightly.

Shake before use and spray onto skin. Store in a cool place for up to six months.

I can’t decide which one I prefer, but I’m a sucker for jasmine in the summer months. It reminds me of working in Bangkok and passing night-blooming jasmine on my walk home from the office. A spritz of the Bright Floral blend and I’m right back there! And it’s so nice being able to spritz myself fresh without worrying that there’s hidden ingredients or feeling overwhelmed by how strong most commercial scents are. If you’re like me and prefer your scents natural and subtle, give these a try!

Find step-by-step photos on Clean Eating Magazine.