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Make Your Own Body Spray

| 1/26/2012 2:08:00 PM

A photo of Lori Dunn with pet squirrelsIn today’s world, people are becoming more aware of just how important it is to know where their food supply comes from. From heirloom seeds to organically grown fruits and vegetables that we can grow and preserve ourselves, it is very comforting to know that we can be self sufficient, and safe knowing exactly what we’re eating because we grew it! 

  So then, what about the other products that we use daily? It was a rather natural question for me to ask of myself. If I can grow and preserve my own food, why can’t I make the other products that I use? What about soap, shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, and body spray? After all, our skin is living tissue that absorbs the things it comes in contact with. Reading the ingredients list for these products is quite the task.  I can’t even pronounce half of them, and even then, I don’t know what they are! This put me on a mission to find recipes to make all these products myself! Now, I am happy to report, that I do indeed make all these things myself, and more! 

  I want to share a very simple recipe to make your own body spray or cologne. It only takes 2 simple ingredients! That’s it! So easy to do! 


1/3 cup 100 proof vodka 
Fragrance oil 

You will need a measuring cup for the vodka, an eye dropper for the fragrance oil, and a colored glass container with a lid to put your body spray into. 

Lori Dunn
1/28/2012 12:51:35 PM

Cindy, LOL once again! Those bottles are pretty, and would work nicely! I read a good bit of advice once that recommended labeling everything you make, not just so others would know what it was, but so you, yourself would always know in case you forget, which I "NEVER" do!!!! Yea,...right....! A great piece of I follow it....Nope, not all the time. I do label a few things. I make various tinctures and herbal infused oils, and those usually have to sit for about 6 weeks, so I do label them so I know what is what. Your hubby must have thought the fizz was just a product of his gourmet cooking! My husband, Jim, will eat anything. I'm glad he is that way. I never have to worry about trying out something new on him, and he'll give his honest opinion too!

Lori Dunn
1/28/2012 12:36:49 PM

I was wondering who would be the first to leave this comment! I knew someone would! :)

1/28/2012 1:01:19 AM

Cindy, Ah the cast iron stomach of a man. You just got to love it. I bet your hubby was totally void of intestinal germs. He just might have started a new trend. Life must be very interesting living with you. Have a great adventurous day in the kitchen.

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