14 September 2016

DIY Dry Oil Perfume Spray Recipe

This dry oil perfume spray moisturizes the skin with dry oils and you can use essential oils for a natural scent.

Since winter is coming, I wanted to make more of my DIY dry oil perfume spray recipe.  This recipe is very similar to another perfume recipe that I posted a while back, but it has one important new ingredient.  Oil.

DIY Dry oil perfume spray recipe

I used an oil to moisturize my skin for the winter.  I switch between recipes in the summer and winter because this recipe is more moisturizing.

I use it as a perfume, but I especially like to use it after shaving.  This also make a great perfume for your hair.  Since it doesn't have alcohol, it won't dry out your hair or skin.

This recipe is part of my friend Danielle of DIY Danielle's Grab & Go Easy Gift Tutorials.  She's doing 30 days of handmade gifts, so go check it out if you need some holiday gift ideas.

This dry oil perfume spray recipe isn't just for winter.  It's excellent for summer to add moisture to your skin.

DIY DRY OIL PERFUME SPRAY RECIPE


If you've never made a DIY bath and beauty recipe, this one is a great one to start with because it's so easy.  I didn't even measure my ingredients!  I just eyeballed them.
You can use the cyclomethicone straight on your skin, so you can be a little off on your ratio.  If you want less oil, feel free to use 1/4 oil instead of 1/2 like I did.  

In the tutorial video below, I talk a little about the carrier oils.  I prefer using a dry oil for this recipe because I want my skin moisturized but not oily.

For a natural DIY perfume recipe, check out my DIY pumpkin spice perfume recipe.

CYCLOMETHICONE


Cyclomethicone isn't a common ingredient in DIY beauty recipes, but it's perfect for perfume and body sprays.  It's alcohol free and clear and odorless, so it's perfectly suited to a spray or even as an additive for lotions.  It leaves the skin feeling moisturized without leaving the skin oily or sticky feeling.


Cyclomethicone spread across the skin without penetrating the skin or clogging pores due to its molecule size.  Because it doesn't enter the skin, it leave a smooth and soft feeling on top of the skin.
Although it's not a carrier oil, it does "carry" the other ingredient on the skin.  Even though clyclomethicone doesn't enter the skin, it doesn't stop other ingredients from entering the skin.

It's safe for the skin and hair.  You'll probably see it used in lotion, conditioner, and in perfumes.

CARRIER OILS


You'll want to use a dry oil in this recipe.  These are oils that have small molecule, so they soak into the skin quickly.  They don't leave you feeling greasy or oily.

Great oils to use are:


If you use a heavier oil like avocado oil, just use your hands to work the spray into your skin and let it dry for a few moment before you get dressed.  


If you want to learn more about carrier oils and their uses, check out my book Carrier Oils available on Amazon.

SCENT


You can use a fragrance oil or essential oil in this recipe.  I used Pear from Crafty Bubbles to make mine.  I also make this with Pink Sugar Type fragrance oil because it's my favorite scent ever.  It's like cotton candy with a hint of musk.

You can also use essential oils because they will mix with the carrier oils and be dispersed throughout this DIY dry oil perfume spray recipe.
You can use a single essential oil or create your own blend.  Here are some great blends to inspire you.

  • Ginger, grapefruit, and vetiver
  • Lime, rose, and vetiver
  • Patchouli and tangerine
  • Jasmine, clove and vanilla
  • Lavender, lemon, and rosemary

INGREDIENTS


DIRECTIONS


DIY DRY OIL PERFUME SPRAY STEP #1


Add the cyclomethicone and carrier oil to a spray bottle.

DIY DRY OIL PERFUME SPRAY STEP #2


Add half the amount of essential oils or fragrance oils recommended.  Shake it well and add more scent a needed.

DIY DRY OIL PERFUME SPRAY STEP #3


To use, spray on the skin and let dry or use your hand to rub it around for full coverage.

Avoid spraying on clothes or furniture.  The carrier oil can cause spotting. 

I made a video to show you just how easy this recipe is and offered a few more tips if you want to make it yourself.  

DIY Dry Oil Perfume Spray


Yield: 4 ounces
Author: Cari Dunn
Estimated cost: $10
prep time: 15 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
This dry oil perfume spray moisturizes the skin with dry oils and you can use essential oils for a natural scent.

materials:

steps:

  1. Add the cyclomethicone and carrier oil to a spray bottle.
  2. Add half the amount of essential oils or fragrance oils recommended. Shake it well and add more scent a needed.

NOTES:

Avoid spraying on fabric or clothing.
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Let me know if you try this DIY dry oil perfume spray recipe!



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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.