If you like your skin to feel silky smooth year round, applying a body oil spray after bathing locks in moisture into the skin, leaving it soft and supple. Many body oils you find in retail stores can be expensive, so making your own is an easy and economical option for smooth skin. A benefit of making your own oil is that you may create any scent you like and make more as soon as you run out.
Pour 1/4 cup of almond oil and jojoba oil each together into a plastic bowl. You may also use different oils such as grapeseed oil, olive oil or coconut oil if you prefer. Use olive oil, if you have it, for the most economical option.
Add drops of fragrance or essential oil into the bowl. You may use single fragrances depending on your preference. Lavender, sage and sandalwood are all well-known and used scents, though you may combine fragrances for custom scents. Mix together such scents as patchouli and vanilla, lime and sandalwood, lemon and lime, or bergamot and vanilla. Add 10 drops of each scent to create a fragrant oil spray.
Add 1/2 cup of bottled water into the bowl and stir thoroughly. Place a funnel into the spray bottle and pour the contents of the bowl into the bottle. Shake once again to get everything mixed up.
Apply to the body after patting the skin dry once you finish bathing. Keep the spray in a cool area when not in use.
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