Body Spray/Air Freshener Tutorial
This tutorial is going to show you a simple way you can make your own Body Spray which also doubles as an Air Freshener.
First you will need to gather some supplies.
- Distilled Water
- An empty Spray Bottle
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Fragrance Oil
You can choose to omit the rubbing alcohol but that’s what is going to give your fragrance some staying power if you want it to adhere to you if using it as a Body Spray.
When mixing your ingredients, you don’t have to be exact, you can experiment so you can make it as strong or as lightly scented as you like. Just keep in mind that you want the majority of it to be distilled water, then rubbing alcohol will be the second most used ingredient (if you choose to use it at all) and lastly, your fragrance oil.
First, fill at least half of your spray bottle with distilled water. Next add a bit of rubbing alcohol and then go ahead and add in some fragrance oil. Use the Fragrance oil sparingly at first because you will want to test it to see how strong it is, as is, and then go from there.
BE SURE TO SHAKE BEFORE EACH USE.
The oil will separate, you will be able to see this. It tends to sit on top of the water so you need to shake it well before using it so that you can get it well mixed.
Something to keep in mind:
Depending on the color of the fragrance oil you choose, you will want to be careful about spraying your Body Spray on white clothing as it could possibly stain. Another thing to keep in mind is that some fragrances can be bothersome to the skin so it might be a good idea to do a quick google search on the fragrance you plan on using to see if its known as a potential skin irritant. I have yet to come across this with any I have chosen to use so far but its better to be safe than sorry.
If you plan on making some Body Spray or Air Freshener as a gift you can get all creative with the decorating process of your bottle. The ones I have pictured here I kept simple as they were just for my own personal use. I printed out a label on sticker paper and used edger crafting scissors to give the label a more fun shape. When I have made these for gifts I have used pretty stock paper to wrap around the bottle, made fancier labels, and added embellishments such as flowers, ribbons, etcetera.
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