DIY Orange Body Spray with Vanilla

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Summer is upon us and besides all the fun under the sun, summer also means that there is an extra need for us to feel and smell fresh amid the heat and humidity. Surely, a nice body spray can seem to be the best quick solution. HOWEVER, some of us find colognes, body sprays or perfumes to have scents that seem too strong.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could find one that is mildly scented and does not contain chemicals? So, why not make your own scent?

Do not fret, it is not a difficult thing to do. Today, you will be learning how to make your very own Orange Body Spray with Vanilla.

Why are we choosing orange? Because the citrusy smell of oranges give that delicious fresh feeling. And oranges, YES! REAL ORANGES, as an ingredient in this body spray recipe is not that hard and not expensive to buy.

So let’s get right to it.

You will need these four things:

4 oranges
1 teaspoon of white vinegar
½ cup of distilled water
Vanilla flavor or extract

It is important that the pot, the bottles, or anything that will come in touch with these four ingredients are clean or have been sterilized.

You can go ahead and eat the oranges and set aside the peels. When you are ready, put the peels in a pot and put half a cup of water. Let the water come to a boil and turn off the heat. Cover the pot and let it stand overnight.

When you open that pot the next day, prepare to smell oranges. Then you will notice that the water already has a slight yellow tinge. This means that will not need any artificial coloring. Our focus is to keep it as natural as possible.

Notice, as well, that the water will feel a little oily. That is because you have just extracted the oils from the orange peel and that is good.
Next, pour you the mixture into a container that has an airtight seal, but let the liquid pass through a coffee filter or a clean white cloth, you don’t want to include some of the fibers, rind or whatever that came off the orange peels while they were soaking in the water.

After that, pour in ½ cup of distilled water, again let it pass through coffee filter—just to be sure. You may add more or decrease the water to adjust the strength of the orange scent. Add a few drops of vanilla extract. Then add a teaspoon of vinegar, which will act as a preservative. Don’t worry, the orange and vanilla scent will mask the smell of the vinegar and vinegar is good for the skin. In addition, vinegar repels ants, so you can now imagine what it is for.

Mix all ingredients and put the mixture into a big spray bottle or a smaller spray bottle. You can refrigerate any remaining liquid. As a bonus tip, you can add body glitter. Enjoy your homemade Orange Body Spray with Vanilla

Did you try it? Let me know what you think. 

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