In need of a cooling spray to carry around with you?
This easy DIY recipe is for anytime you need to cool off:
- Keep it in your purse or at your desk for when you break out in a sudden sweat during the day.
- Set it on your nightstand in case you sweat during the night
- Keep one in your gym bag to use after a sweaty workout
- Carry it in your pocket when out doing yardwork
Here’s the cooling spray recipe:
In a 2 oz spray bottle, combine:
2 T witch hazel – a cooling astringent. You can get this at most stores but look for one without alcohol in it.
2 T distilled water
8 drops doTERRA essential oils (ideas below)
That’s it! Easy peasy.
To use: Spray on back of neck, chest, arms, legs, or feet.
Which oils to use in the cooling spray?
Here are several oils that are well known for their cooling and soothing properties.
For a mint version:
3 drops Peppermint* essential oil + 5 drops Lavender essential oil
*Can substitute Spearmint or Eucalyptus
For a floral version:
4 drops Geranium essential oil + 4 drops Lavender essential oil
Depending on your aroma preference, you can substitute with these other cooling flowers – Neroli, Ylang Ylang, or Rose absolute.
A few cautions to note:
- Be careful not to get it in your eyes and nose
- Almost all of the floral essential oils in regular stores are adulterated. Pure rose absolute, for example, is very expensive because of the amount of roses that go into 1 bottle. So if you see a too-good-to-be-true price, don’t use it. It will have synthetic chemicals you do not want to be breathing in with a spray. This is one of the reasons why I only use the doTERRA brand.
- Use within 2 months, or make a fresh batch after 2 months. Water-based products without preservatives can grow bacteria if you leave them sit for too long.
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