Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Men's products: Scented body sprays
If you're looking for an anhydrous product that will also moisturize your skin, I'd suggest starting with this body oil with esters recipe. I love this recipe - it feels really silky and sinks in very well. It's suitable for all parts of your body, including your face as the ingredients are all non-comedogenic. And if you include the C12-15 alkyl benzoate, you'll have a fragrance fixative as well, so the fragrance will remain all day long (and into the morning, because I can smell it on my pillow in the morning when I use my hand lotion!)
BODY OIL SPRAY WITH ESTERS
30% cetearyl ethylhexanoate
23% C12-15 alkyl benzoate
45% capric/caprylic triglycerides
1% to 2% fragrance oil (I used white tea & ginger!)
Get a spray bottle. Add all the ingredients. Use. Rejoice.
If you don't have all these fancy esters, then consider making an oil based body spray (click the link for ideas on modifying this product).
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!
If you're looking for a water based fragrance spray, this one is a good place to start and it's super easy!
BASIC WATER BASED BODY SPRAY
1% fragrance oil
1% polysorbate 20
0.5% to 1% preservative
Note: Because you're using polysorbate 20, paraben based preservatives are not appropriate in this mixture as non-ionic ingredients can de-activate them.
Mix the fragrance oil and polysorbate 20 together. Pour into a bottle. Add the water and preservative and rejoice!
If you want to make the fragrance stick around longer, consider adding some dipropylene glycol at up to 2%! It'll act as a humectant and a fragrance fixative!
Join me tomorrow for fun making body washes!