How to Make Essential Oil Body Spray

Essential oils are aromatic plant distillations that help relax, soothe and sometimes energise the human spirit. Essential oils are commonly used in aromatherapy products such as soaps, bath salts, bubble bath, balms, and body butters. To complement any number of these items, consider making your own body spray from an essential oil. With a simple process and just a few ingredients you can be well on your way to creating your own signature scent.

Cover a flat surface with plastic sheeting. Place the spray bottle on flat surface. Remove the spray mechanism.

Pour the witch hazel into the spray bottle, using the funnel.

Add the lemon and cucumber essential oils into the spray bottle; use the funnel to avoid spilling.

Pour in one cup of distilled water. Cap the spray bottle with the spray apparatus and shake gently to mix together.

Place plastic sheeting on a flat surface. Place spray bottle on flat surface. Remove spray mechanism.

Pour 147ml. of distilled water into a spray bottle using a funnel. Add 1 tsp of olive oil.

Add in six drops of rosemary essential oil and the sprig of rosemary. Put the spray cap back on and shake well to mix.


Fragrance oils may be substituted for the essential oils for a less expensive version of either body spray.


Avoid using lemon essential oil if you have sensitive skin, it can cause irritation.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 tbsp of witch hazel
  • 1 tsp of lemon essential oil
  • 1 tsp of cucumber essential oil
  • 1 cup, plus 147ml. of distilled water
  • Olive oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • Plastic sheet
  • Funnel
  • Spray bottles
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Valery Elias has been writing professionally since 2009. Her work has appeared in the "Savannah Business Journal," and she has experience as an independent secretarial contractor, proofreader and executive sales assistant for Fortune 500 companies. Elias has a Bachelor of Arts in English and American literature from the University of South Florida-Tampa.