essential oils used for a DIY body spray recipe standing on wooden blocks

A great first impression starts with the right fragrance. Be memorable for all the right reasons with a statement scent that matches your mood and the occasion. Whether you’re getting ready for a romantic date or a casual night out on the town, a custom body spray will ensure you stand out.

Making your own body spray from essential oils may seem like a lot of work, but it really isn’t. This easy DIY requires only four ingredients and three minutes of your time. After that, it’s as simple as spray and slay!

Ingredients for DIY body spray:

  • 8-ounce glass spray bottle
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel
  • 6 ounces distilled water
  • 28-35 drops essential oil

How to make DIY body spray with essential oils:

1. Put vegetable glycerin, witch hazel, and water in the spray bottle.

2. Add essential oils.

YL tip: Start with about 30 drops of essential oil. For stronger scents, add more drops.

3. Shake well to mix. The vegetable glycerin is an emulsifier, which helps the essential oils mix with the water.

4. Shake again before using. Spritz a few times onto wrists, chest, neck, or anywhere else you want a light scent.

Essential oil combos we love

Need a little scentspiration to get started? Check out these tried and true blends that will put the finishing touch on your Friday-night look.

Sunset Citrus body spray

One whiff of this scent and you’ll be instantly transported to the Amalfi coast, where glistening sea meets lush lemon groves. The tangy notes of Lemon Myrtle, Lime and Grapefruit are beautifully balanced by the gentle, garden-like fragrance of Peace & Calming® II. If you like scents that are bright, light, and sweet, this one’s for you.

1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin 1 tablespoon witch hazel 6 ounces distilled water 10 drops Lemon Myrtle 7 drops Lime 7 drops Grapefruit 6 drops Peace & Calming II

Bohemian Wildflower body spray

Earthy and exotic, this floral fragrance captivates the senses. Patchouli’s bold, musky scent blends with spicy-sweet Bergamot for an aroma that commands the room without overpowering it. Other notes include Jasmine and Myrrh, which bring everything together to form a soft yet intoxicating scent.

1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin, 1 tablespoon witch hazel, 6 ounces distilled water, 8 drops Patchouli, 8 drops Bergamot, 8 drops Myrrh, 6 drops Jasmine

Bombshell Blossom body spray

Reminiscent of orange blossoms and crisp apples, this delectable body spray is almost good enough to eat. Roman Chamomile and Lemon mingle for a fruity fragrance, while Rose and Neroli add a touch of floral luxury. Imagine an orchard drizzled in honey, and you’ll come close to this exquisite scent.

YL tip: Substitute Geranium, Joy™, Jasmine, or another floral for Rose if you don’t have it on hand.

1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin, 1 tablespoon witch hazel, 6 ounces distilled water, 8 drops Roman Chamomile, 8 drops Lemon, 7 drops Rose, 7 drops Neroli

Vanilla Twilight body spray

Spritz and escape! This fruity, creamy fragrance is your passport to a tropical paradise, The sweet, tart scents of Orange and Melissa blend seamlessly with the woodsy warmth of Stress Away™ and Sacred Sandalwood™ for a finish that’s downright dreamy.

1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin, 1 tablespoon witch hazel, 6 ounces distilled water, 8 drops stress away, 8 drops Orange, 8 drops Melissa, 8 drops Sacred Sandalwood

Caught in the rain body spray

Dew-drenched greenery and damp earth are the inspiration for this blend. Ylang Ylang and Lavender lend a fresh, floral scent, while Blue Cypress gives off a woodsy sweetness, warmed by Cardamom. Comfy, musky, and electrifying- this fragrance smells like lavender in a thunderstorm.

1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin, 1 tablespoon witch hazel, 6 ounces distilled water, 9 drops Ylang Ylang, 9 drops Lavender, 7 drops Blue Cypress, 5 drops Cardamom

Woods and Water body spray

Get lost in the woodsy aromas of Sacred Sandalwood and Idaho Grand Fir. When you’re looking for a scent that’s adventurous but not too strong, this is it. With additional notes of Tangerine and Eucalyptus Radiata, this fragrance is every bit as refreshing as a cool breeze blowing through the trees in the summertime.

1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin, 1 tablespoon witch hazel, 6 ounces distilled water, 7 drops Sacred Sandalwood, 7 drops Tangerine, 8 drops Eucalyptus Radiata, 8 drops Idaho Grand Fir

Midnight Spice body spray

Go big on bold with the spicy scent of Black Pepper and the dark, earthy aroma of Patchouli. These notes are joined by Cedarwood and Vetiver for a scent evocative of fresh-cut grass and newly sawn wood. Magnetic and mesmerizing, this fragrance is impossible to forget.

1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin, 1 tablespoon witch hazel, 6 ounces distilled water, 10 drops cedarwood essential oil, 9 drops vetiver essential oil, 6 drops Patchouli essential oil, 3 drops Black Pepper essential oil

More of a perfume person? Check out this guide for making your own perfume. Or try your hand at DIY cologne!

Which body spray scents are you going to try?

Share your recipes in the comments!

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