Back when my sister and I ran the herbal gift shop we used to sell many herbal related bath and body products. One company, Thymes®, had a fantastic dry body oil spray that I loved and I still have, though it’s virtually empty.
Instead of buying a new bottle of spray I wondered if this was something I could make. After a little research I found that the main ingredient in many dry oil sprays is cyclomethicone, a silicone found in cosmetics. This ingredient is what gives the spray its silky feel. From what I read, the cyclomethicone does not enter into your pores but stays on top allowing the other oils to penetrate into the skin. The result is a silky, not slick, feeling.
So I bought some cyclomethicone and experimented by adding some of my caledula infused olive oil and some frationated coconut oil. For fragrance I added lavender and rosemary essential oil mainly because I love this combination but you can use any essential oil or fragrance oil.
Here’s the final recipe:
Dry Oil Body Spray
Into a 4 ounce fine mist spray bottle combine:
(4T) Calendula oil
(4T) Fractionated Coconut oil
(60 drops) Essential Oil (I used 35 drops of Rosemary & 25 Lavender)
Variations: Try different carrier oils like sweet almond or jojoba oil. Use different essential oils or fragrance oils.
NOTE: This spray though non-greasy when applied to the skin may make the floor slippery. I usually spray my hands and rub it onto my arms an legs.
Disclaimer/Safety Note: This information is for educational purposes only. Essential oils have a range of safely issues such as warnings about use during pregnancy and keeping out of reach from children. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns or a qualified and expert practitioner. As with anything you put on your skin you should test a small patch first to make sure you don’t have any irritation or reactions. Keep it away from your eyes.