We are thrilled to be welcoming Kendra as our new Natural & Homemade Contributor here at New Nostalgia. Kendra will be here one Saturday a month sharing her knowledge of all things natural.
Kendra blogs at Our Homemade Happiness and writes about all things homemade, especially cleaners, skincare & healthy eating.
Natural & Homemade Contributor
Kendra started her blog after her husband suffered from mono symptoms for over two years and his blood results showed some liver disease. Since the liver is responsible for filtering out chemicals and toxins from the bloodstream, she started to realize how many chemicals are in everything we buy, from processed food to household cleaners, lotion, and even air freshener. She has become inspired to rid her home of as many chemicals as she can, one product at a time, and write about it along the way.
You will love Kendra & all the great things she has to share!
I LOVE essential oils. They are all-natural, they have medicinal and therapeutic benefits, there are so many ways to use them, they don’t go rancid, their little bottles are so cute . . .ahem, I digress. Even though they might seem expensive, they are super concentrated and a little goes a very long way.
So today I’m going to show you how to make a super simple body spray with essential oils. You’ll save money by making your own, but that isn’t even the best part. The best part is you will smell good without all the nasty chemicals in commercial body spray. You will know exactly what’s being absorbed into your skin and inhaled into your lungs.
what you need spray bottle 2 Tbsp vodka or water 3 drops lavender essential oil 8 drops lime essential oil
directions Add vodka or water to the spray bottle. If you use water, you’ll need to shake really well before each use because essential oils do not dissolve in water. I bought my 2 oz. glass spray bottle at Sprouts, a health food store, for about $3. Add essential oils. I don’t really like the smell of lavender by itself, but when it is mixed with lime it becomes light and fresh and smells oh so good. Avoid direct use on skin that will be exposed to sunlight within 12 hours. Lime essential oil is photosensitive, meaning when it is left on skin and exposed to sunlight, it can cause the sun’s effect to be greatly magnified. So I only use this body spray on my clothing or on parts of my body that aren’t going to be exposed to the sun.
$2.00/oz Bath & Body Works Fragrance Mist [$6/3 oz]