How to Make a Scented Mist
Body mists are a great way to freshen up your skin. They can also be used as an aromatherapy spray to help you relax and de-stress. They are a great alternative to commercially made body sprays and colognes that can contain synthetic chemicals, known allergens, hormone disruptors and other harmful ingredients.
How to make a scented mist
Making your own scented mist is a very simple process, and it’s a great way to experiment with different fragrances and blends. You can use a variety of oils to create custom aromas, and you’ll save money by not buying expensive perfumes and colognes that are full of harsh, synthetic ingredients.
The first step to making your own scented mist is to create the base for your product. The base will act as the glue to hold your essential oils together, and it’s also where you’ll place any color additives that you want to add to your final product.
Start by combining the alcohol and essential oil of your choice into a small, clean container. Then, stir the two together to mix them thoroughly. This will give you a smooth and well-blended mist that smells amazing!
When you’re done, pour your mixture into a clean, empty spray bottle. You can either use an old plastic bottle or a new one, just be sure to sterilize it first so that you have a fresh and clean vessel for your blend.
Next, you’ll need to add a little glycerin to your mix. This will help the essential oils stick to your skin, allowing them to last longer and giving you a more intense scent. You can choose to omit this step, but the results will be more subtle and less fragrant.
The glycerin is a humectant, meaning it keeps the moisture in your body and makes the fragrance last much longer on your skin. It’s also an antimicrobial, so it helps keep your fragrance from spreading.
You can use a variety of essential oils to make your own scented mist, but be sure to choose ones that have medicinal properties. For example, roman chamomile is an excellent oil to use because it can aid in promoting sleep and easing pain. You could also try lavender, neroli, or rose geranium to create your own blend.
Once you’ve mixed all the ingredients together, store your scented mist in a dark, cool spot for at least 2 weeks to allow the ingredients to blend and develop their scent. You can also shake the mist a few times per day to encourage it to blend and become a smoother, more natural-smelling mist!
You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to create your own scented mist at home, and you’ll love the variety of unique fragrances that you can create. Then, you can use your homemade mist as a personal perfume, a room spritz, or an aromatherapy spray to enjoy the benefits of these healthy and natural ingredients!