Create your own, organic signature scent! Much like natural flavor in food, the ingredients in fragrance don’t have to be listed on the package due to trade secret labeling laws.
Most mainstream body sprays contain masking agents that are listed on a labels as “parfum” or “fragrance” but can actually contain up to 500 hundred unknown, untested, harmful ingredients. The scary part is that manufacturers aren’t required by law to tell us what those are. One of the biggest concerns among those hidden components are Phthalates – developmental, respiratory + immune system toxicants as well as probable neurotoxins, possible carcinogens + endocrine disruptors. Yuck! Cancer Cocktail anyone? The only way to truly know what’s in your body spray is to find a USDA Certified Organic one, or make one yourself.
What You’ll Need
- BPA-Free Mist Bottle
- Liquid Measuring Cup
- Measuring Spoons
1 tsp. Vegetable Glycerin
8 drops Vitamin E
½ tsp. Essential Oils (of your choice)
2 oz. Hydrosol (of your choice)
- Check out this Essential Oil Directory for help choosing scents. Some fun oils to experiment with: Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Lemon, Lime Peel, Orange, Mandarin, Tangerine, Litsea Cubeba, Geranium, Jasmine, Rose, Lavender, Spearmint, Peppermint, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, etc.
- Always use the highest quality of fresh, organic ingredients when possible.
- Most materials + ingredients can be purchased at Mountain Rose Herbs or on Amazon.
- Combine all ingredients in spray bottle
- Shake well
CrYstalDecember 11, 2013 at 1:12 am
Can I add more than one oil to the perfume?
DanielleDecember 11, 2013 at 2:18 am
Of course! :) Use any combo you like! XO <3
KaitlynMarch 10, 2014 at 10:11 am
What is your favorite combination of essential oils? I love the smell of vanilla; what other oils do you think would complement vanilla? Thanks!
DanielleMarch 10, 2014 at 2:14 pm
I love vanilla too, but I feel like the vanilla essential oils are so weak for some reason, so the scent never lasts. I really love fruity, so my go-to’s are usually sweet orange + lemon. I also want to try lime + pink grapefruit (not together, Lol), but haven’t had a chance to yet!
KaitlynMarch 12, 2014 at 10:00 am
Awesome, thank you so much for the help, Danielle! I can’t wait to try this! I’ve been hunting for a good organic perfume for the longest time, but everything I’ve found is so expensive (not to mention, I’m not sure how organic they truly are!), so I was so happy to come across this article! Thanks again; love your site! :)
DanielleMarch 12, 2014 at 1:18 pm
Check out this post for some healthier, store bought ones!
KaitlynMarch 16, 2014 at 7:53 pm
What a great article!! Just what I’ve been looking for. :) Thanks so much!
JadeJune 23, 2014 at 8:28 pm
Just a genius idea. Thank you for sharing!
AnitaAugust 14, 2014 at 11:21 pm
I made this to try as a DIY spray deodorant, and it totally works! Thanks for the recipe :) Great blog!!