Saturday, November 7, 2015

DIY: Body Oil Spray - 2 Ingredients, 4 Easy Steps to Save Money & Go Green

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DIY:  Body Oil Spray
Its that time again! The harsh winter months are breathing down our necks and the dry heat from our Central heating units are stealing all the moisture from our tanned skin. Now, more than ever, its important to moisturize. However, its the one step that seems to get pushed aside in our daily routine when we're rushing to take care of the family, job, and home.
I love products that help speed up any aspect of my routine effectively. I guess that's why I love this product. If you're like me, you have fallen in love with the convenience of the body oil sprays - Jump out of the shower, spray down, rub down and we're done. The downside of this convenience is the extra expense.
Anywhere from $7.00 to $27.00+ a bottle, this healthy habit can really add up over a year. What if I told you that you can still have that convenience without breaking the bank? And Its simple, easy, and inexpensive.  In fact, I like my way much better because I get to choose the exact scent that I'll be using and I'm combining steps of my daily routine; spraying with body spray and spraying with body oil.
I bet, if you try my way, you will not go back to buying these off the shelf, ever, again.

Step One:

Purchase an Oil Mister.
You will want one like those made by the company Misto. Their misters work by pumping, building up pressure, and then, releasing the pressure by spraying a fine mist. These can be purchased in kitchen sections of Amazon, Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond, JCPenney; etc. If you don't have one of these misters for your kitchen, you may want to invest in a double pack. I love to keep olive oil in one and use it instead of purchasing non-stick spray.

Step Two:

Purchase your favorite Body Spray.
I use Bath and Body Works Body Spray. Do Not use perfume or cologne but body splash, mist or spray.

Step Three:

Purchase Baby Oil or Mineral Oil.
Now, the correct Mister and putting the right amount of liquid in it, are the keys. The mister that I suggest, works under pressure by pumping, therefore, the more of an area to force air into - the better spray you will get. The manufacturer says to fill the mister half way, then pump 10 times. I say, fill it a quarter to 1/3 of the way up, then pump 10 times. Too much liquid in the mister and you can't get enough pressure to get a fine mist spray and that's what you're looking for. 

Step Four:

I use a measuring cup and a lidded mason jar for the mixing and storing.
You will want to use a 1 to 1 measuring ratio;
1/2 cup of baby oil to a 1/2 cup of body spray.
Pour both into a mason jar; apply the lid and shake. Immediately, pour part of the mixture into the mister (about a quarter or a 1/3 of the way up). Apply the lid to the mason jar and store it to refill the mister, later. Place rubber ring on rim of mister bottle. Insert the sprayer tube into the bottle. Screw holed ring onto the bottle. Apply lid and pump 10 times with the bottle sitting on a flat surface. You're ready to spray down.
A few questions you may have:
Why not use straight baby oil?
You can; but the liquid will be thicker and will cause the mister to have to be primed or pumped several times just to spray your body once. Adding body spray to the baby oil dilutes the oil and gives it a fragrance.
Aren't those misters expensive?
I bought a double package of the misters for under $20.00. Shop around for the best deals.
Is this really cheaper than buying individual spray bottles of body spray?
Mister $10.00
Body Spray $14.00
Baby Oil $3.00
$27.00 for a year + supply.
The next year, will only cost $17.00 because you have the mister. Plus - you are helping the environment by producing less waste.
If you bought the $7.00 bottle every month for 12 months, you spend $84.00 a year on body oil.
The fine print: 
We do Not have any affiliation with any of the companies named above, nor make any claim for them. Those names are used as references, only. Please contact stores directly for availability. Read all product labels for warnings, warranties, or instructions.

DIY Body Oil Spray