Friday, March 13, 2015

DIY Room & Body Sprays 101

DIY Room & Body Sprays 101


You will need the following items to make a room/body spray.
- Glass beaker or a pyrex with a pour spout.
- Distilled water
Polysorbate 20
- Fragrance oil or Essential Oil
- Spray bottles (my favorite is the aluminum bottle in the picture)

First, fill your bottle of choice almost all the way full of distilled water, leaving
enough head space for the addition of a few more drops of oil & the polysorbate 20.
Next pour the water from your bottle into your glass beaker. Add 2 - 3 drops of fragrance
or essential oil to your beaker containing the distilled water. Add 2 - 3 drops of polysorbate 20
to your glass beaker & stir. I usually wait for a few minutes to make sure the base
(oil, polysorbate 20 & fragrance or essential oil) has not separated. If separation occurs
add a drop more of the polysorbate 20 & stir again. Wait to make sure that you do not have any
separation. Repeat if necessary. Sometimes certain fragrance oils or essential oils will require
that you use a little more of the polysorbate 20 to keep your base from separating.
When your solution is emulsified & no visible separation has occurred, transfer back into the
bottle & screw your spray top on. It should be ready to use.