lotion bar. As they are oil based, we won't use a preservative or other water based ingredients in our mix.
This recipe is rated E for everyone, and is fantastic for beginners, those who don't wish to use preservatives, or those who are seeking an all natural product. The shelf life of this product is dependent upon the shelf life of your oils.
If you're planning to get dressed after using this oil spray, you'll want to choose oils that are non-staining to clothes and other fabrics, so your choices are pretty much sesame oil or fractionated coconut oil.
Using all sesame oil will result in a medium weight body oil that feels a little greasy (in a good way). Using all fractionated coconut oil will result in a very light weight body oil that sinks in quickly but will be less moisturizing. Feel free to combine the two in whatever ratio you want. You could combine oils - sunflower, sesame, fractionated coconut oil, and shea oil would be great - with your Vitamin E and fragrance or essential oils to create a wonderful, customized oil blend that your skin loves!
BASIC APRES BATH OIL MISTER
98.5% light to medium oil
1% fragrance oil
0.5% Vitamin E
Get a spray bottle. Weigh the ingredients into the bottle. Label, use. Rejoice!
You could add a few things to this recipe - 10% IPM will help the oils sink in quicker and feel less greasy as will adding 10% cyclomethicone. 10% dimethicone will help create an occlusive barrier that will help trap in moisture further. You could try shea oil or rice bran oil (these are NOT non-staining) if you want something a little heavier on your skin.
If you wanted to create a drier feeling oil based body spray, then IPM is your friend. It is a light feeling ester that will help decrease the feeling of greasiness in any product while offering some emolliency. After some tinkering, I came up with this recipe that feels very moisturizing but far less greasy than the basic body oil spray recipe.
APRES BATH OIL MISTER WITH IPM
66% sesame or fractionated coconut oil - I used 33% of each
1% fragrance or essential oil
Pour all the ingredients into a spray bottle. Shake well. You're done.
This is a perfect opportunity to play with some exotic oils, so join me tomorrow for more fun with oil based body sprays!