summer, refreshing body spray, body spray, citrus, essential oils, kids, dogs

1. Collect your supplies.

  • 3-4 oz spray bottle
  • 2 Tbsp alcohol-free witch hazel
  • 2 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops tangerine or sweet orange essential oil
  • filtered water

summer, refreshing body spray, body spray, citrus, essential oils, kids, dogs

2. Mix witch hazel and oils.

Using a small funnel, pour witch hazel into your spray bottle. Add 2 drops each of the essential oils. Swirl around to combine.

summer, refreshing body spray, body spray, citrus, essential oils, kids, dogs

3. Fill with water.

Add filtered water up to the neck of the bottle, and screw on the spray top. Shake to mix. This recipe makes enough for a 3-4 oz bottle, but the recipe can easily be doubled for a larger batch. This refreshing body spray will last several weeks, but you’ll probably use it up before then!

4. Spritz away!

Use liberally on sweaty body parts after spending time in the sun, at the pool, on the trail, or even after the gym. This light, refreshing spray is perfect to help everyone feel a little cleaner when you don’t have time to take a shower. The citrus oils also provide a little uplifting aromatherapy, helping improve your mood (and the attitude of your little ones) after a busy adventure. Don’t forget the family pup, too, since this spray works well to mask that familiar “wet dog” odor.

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