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How to Make Scented Body Spray out of Scented Lotion

Updated on March 15, 2013
How to Make Scented Body Spray  out of Scented Body Lotion.
How to Make Scented Body Spray out of Scented Body Lotion. | Source

Body Spray

making a body spray is quick, cheap and a great way of extending your body lotion.
making a body spray is quick, cheap and a great way of extending your body lotion. | Source

Change of Use ~

One of the fascinating discoveries I have made with beauty products is being able to use them in different ways.

The purpose for which they are sold as may be changed, enhanced or simply pale in comparison to their hidden charms.

For example using an eye shadow and making a creme blush is easy. Using powder eye shadow as eyeliner or making a body spray out of a body lotion are more ways of using products differently to the way they are originally sold for.

Being able to have multi-use products are a great cost effective benefit which saves you time, money and extra clutter you don’t need.

There are products or even simple ingredients all around us in the home and garden which have more than one use.

Did you know there are at least eleven cleaning ideas with white vinegar?

Make a Scented Body Spray

body spray is a great way of smelling fragrant without the need for buying perfume.
body spray is a great way of smelling fragrant without the need for buying perfume. | Source

Body Sprays and Lotions ~

A scented body lotion is a product I love, particularly in the warmer summer months and for travelling. For winter I favor the richer, heavier body creams such as homemade cocoa butter and jojoba. Body lotion keeps our skin well nourished, moisturized and soft without being overly oil.

Many lotions will have an SPF for protection against the sun’s harmful rays which is an important ingredient to check for when purchasing, unless you wear a separate sun block.

Body sprays are a lovely light product to use first thing in the morning, after a shower or even at night, it provides us with freshness, a light fragrance and a lovely tingling sensation to the skin. Instead of using a perfume or even a light cologne, why not use a body spray as it provides fragrance but in a more subtle way.

Used more liberally than traditional perfume, overusing is not recommended as it may lead to skin irritations and be overwhelming to others.

Making your own from your favorite scented lotion could not be easier or quicker and is an excellent way of layering your fragrance, just one of the ways to make your fragrance last longer.

DIY Vanilla Body Mist

Scented Body Spray Recipe ~

You will need:

Empty spray bottle (recycle one or buy one)

Scented body lotion

Boiling water

Cold tap water (or bottle water)

Method:

  • Fill your spray bottle with about a 1/3 full of body lotion.
  • Pour to approximately ½ way with boiling water carefully.
  • Fill to the top with cold tap water or bottle water.
  • Apply the nozzle cap and give it a good shake to mix the spray evenly.
  • You now have a body spray matching your body lotion!

Fragrance Layering

layering your skin will prolong your body spray.
layering your skin will prolong your body spray. | Source

Applying Body Spray ~

By making your own matching body spray from your existing body lotion you will extend the fragrance on the skin by applying these tips.

Apply directly after a shower or bath when the skin is warm and the pores are open.

First apply a light layer of body lotion, paying particular attention to the pulse points on the body.

Then at a distance of approximately 12 inches, spray a liberal amount of body spray.

Store your products out of direct sunlight in an upright position, preferably not in the bathroom where it has a moist atmosphere.

Fancy making your own scented body lotion?

No problem, here is a simple recipe that uses a baby lotion and two more ingredients.

Instead of working from scratch as I normally do for the entire recipe, I am showing how you can take a product such as baby lotion, tweak it and recreate it into another. What type of baby lotion is up to you.

Cheap dollar store (to keep costs down) or an organic lavender baby lotion which will be paraben free are two options in the spectrum of products and there are a wide scope of products to choose from.

An unscented organic or natural lotion instead of baby lotion. would work equally well.

Body Lotion Recipe ~

16 oz Baby Lotion

8 oz Vitamin E Cream

8 oz Coconut Oil (solid form)

80 Drops Essential Oil of Choice (optional)

Mixing Bowl

Spatula

Hand Held Electric Mixer

4 x 8 oz Screw Cap Lids and Jars (Mason jars are ideal or recycle jars making sure they are sterilized)

Method:

  • Add the lotion, Vitamin E and coconut oil into the bowl.
  • Beat with an electric mixer until it is the consistency of icing.
  • If adding essential oil, add drops now and mix gently with spatula.
  • Mixture is enough for 4 jars so spoon into jars and screw on lid.
  • If you wish to make into a pump dispenser check out How to make your own Mason jar dispenser.

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Tips and Ideas ~

  • Use organic ingredients if possible. You are using the purest natural form of product free of parabens, chemicals and synthetic fragrance.

With more commercial brands hitting the beauty counters and health food stores which look to Mother Nature and natural organic ingredients, the variety available today is growing. Ingredients are fascinating, be they in foods or skin cream.Just as there are certain “great” ones there are the “nasties” that are downright dangerous. Yes, dangerous so make sure to read ingredients and contents on labels.

  • If you don’t want to have 4 jars, adjusting the quantities is easy.
  • 1 jar = 4 oz baby lotion, 2 oz coconut oil and 2 oz of Vitamin E cream. Add 10-20 drops of essential oil if using it.
  • Make 4 different fragrances. Lavender, Bergamot, Sandalwood and Rose are all favourites!
  • Why not give these as a gift to friends or family?


Now you can use this scented body lotion and make your very own matching body spray, how cool is that?

Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @ Suzie HQ

Credit to homesteadbound ~

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What the heck time is it there? Do you guys ever sleep?

      I shall pass this on to Bev, who will be most grateful. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Yes it is all hours (04.57am) and no I haven't been to bed! Had a doze earlier but wanted to write, not tired so here I am. Thanks for reading my friend as always, you have a great St Patrick's Day, celebrate your Irishness my friend and I'l be thinking of you!!

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      Jayme Kinsey 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      That sounds wonderful. I like something with a light scent. I always spray my cologne into baby lotion and then apply to keep the scent evenly distributed and less cloying.

      It gets very hot here in the summer and a heavy cologne can become obnoxious! I am definitely going to try this tomorrow! Thanks for the idea!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Sharkye,

      Lovely to see you, delighted to hear you will be trying this out, I am sure you will find it great. I love light scents particularly citrus and floral but not too flowery. Also love the heavier musky ones or orientals for night. I am just a diva for fragrance so have had to look at making them to save cash and be more skin friendly. Cheers for popping in!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I have some friends who prefer to make their own body spray and lotion. I'm going to share these tips with my friends on social media.

      Suzie, have a wonderful weekend.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Vinaya,

      Many thanks for your visit and so glad you enjoyed and will pass on! I appreciate it greatly, have a great weekend, St Partick's Day weekend!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Suzie. Another great addition to you DIY series. Will certainly pass this on and may even give it a try. Enjoy St. Paddy's Day, it must be quite the celebration there. Will share this around the social media, vote up, etc...

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      Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      This is so awesome! I am obsessed with bath and body products. I am going to do this. Thanks for the info!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Many thanks for your lovely comments, hope you do give it a try! Yes, all action going on here and all around the country as always! Always great to see the huge American contingent visiting especially for the celebrations. Hopefully they will enjoy the crazy goings on and the Irish craic! have a good one too Bill! Slainte (Cheers, good health)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Jeannie,

      Great to see you, how cool you are a fan of body products! Hope you have fun trying this out and experimenting :-)

      Cheers for the interest!!

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      MissJamieD 4 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      This is awesome I love making things from scratch! And I always carry body spray with me everywhere I go. I also love good, scented lotions so I adore this hub! Thanks so much for sharing! Voted up and awesome

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi MissJamieD,

      Delighted you are a fan of body spray! making a travel size is perfect for your bag! Have fun trying it out and many thanks for your votes and shares, that's so good of you!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      fabulous...Love this. I cannot wait for your next beauty idea....How simple they all are....and your instructions are great. Is there a way to make liquid soup. We made some soup with glycerine and it is neither hard or liquid...thanks as always SuzieHQ..Voting up, sharing, pinning, tweeting and sharing on facebook friends....

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Interesting and useful.

      Eddy.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Very good technique to know! I have several body lotions with lovely scents. Thanks for sharing your expertise!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Carol,

      Many thanks! Yes liquid soap may be made no problem. I will check out a few recipes that may be tweaked with your glycerin bar. Do you think it would pump through a dispenser as it is? If so, try it in an old one or buy an empty one or make your own with the link in this hub at the end. Meanwhile I will check a few thing and come back to you! Appreciate your votes etc . . . your sharing is so apppreciated , have a fun weekend!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Eddy,

      Many thanks for votes and support as always! Have a great weekend!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rececca,

      So simple but so handy and quick! So glad you enjoyed! Ideal for keeping a small travel size in your bag of body spray and you don't use all your lotion either. Good way of using up a lotion you may not use much or is fragrance free. Add some essential oil and your plain lotion is transformed. Appreciate your interest and comments as always :-)

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      What a great technique! I had no idea that this was possible. How wonderful to be able to create your own matching scents. I'll have to give this a try sometime.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      Many thanks delighted you found this interesting and are keen to try it. It is an easy way of changing one product into another.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I didn't know this could be made at home. I love this idea. Excellent hub!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Tammy,

      Happy Patrick's Day my friend! Thanks so much for dropping by, glad this was interesting for you and hope you give this a try sometime! Cheers!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This is so simple, and I will definitely be doing it! I have a body lotion that I really like the scent of, so I will use that.

      Earlier I spent time sending myself (through e-mail) a big list of links that I am interested in, from the list of hubs I have read in the months I have been here. Since you have so many of these pampering spa type homemade items, I didn't bother adding them individually. Instead, when I want to find something out on this subject, I will come straight to your page. I know I won't lose you!

      I also bought a mask brush, and a few containers the other day, as well as ingredients for some of your homemade goodies, so in the next week or two I am trying quite a few of them out. I'm excited about it! And now I have one more thing to make- the body spray! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      Many thanks for stopping by! I have been similar pinning all my fav hubs to revisit and make or take info out of them. My hub Great Spa Treatments is a bit of an index with many of my homemade ones but feel free to pop in whenever takes your fancy for any recipes you would want to try out. Well done in buying a mask brush, containers and ingredients, I look forward to hearing how it goes for you! Many thanks for all your interest here, it is so much appreciated from you! Great to know my work is being of interest to you.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      This is interesting. I would have thought the water would break down the lotion and change the chemistry some how.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi GTF,

      Thanks for dropping in here. The water dilutes the body lotion into more of a mist which I find useful and works even though it is a lighter application. Appreciate your input as always!

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      Samantha Harris 4 years ago from New York

      Wow this is so interesting! I have a few lotions I'd love to try this with.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Sam,

      Appreciate you checking this out! It is a great way of stretching your body lotions and making it into a handy little product ideal for on the move or travelling. Enjoy giving it a go!

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great ideas here Suzie. Thank you for sharing. will definitely try them later as they are so simple and worth having!

      Votes up and sharing!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi livingsta,

      Great to have you stop by! So happy to see you enjoyed this and found it interesting and useful and here's hoping you give this a try! Many thanks for votes and sharing, Happy Easter!

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      How did I miss this? Well, it seems that you write faster than I can read, LOL. This is another awesome DIY, Suzie. I´ll be trying this one, too. Thanks for sharing. Voted up, interesting and pinned. Have a lovely weekend!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Glad you enjoyed this Thelma! I loved this easy transformation idea and really helps save on body lotion. Have fun giving it a go as I KNOW you will. LOL

      Appreciate your votes and pinning greatly my friend. Hope you are keeping well and enjoying settling back into German life after your time "at home". Have a good one this weekend!

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