Georgia has given us a pretty hot summer so far… also, very humid! I’m naturally drawn to the comfort of air conditioning, but with my little family of four, we’ve been getting out of the house a lot more and enjoying the sunshine. Mostly to help my two year old burn off some of his extra energy! Is there a way to bottle that stuff?? I’m convinced he could power a small village. 😉
I was inspired to create a cooling and soothing body mist that would be the perfect companion for a day outside, at the gym, by the pool, at the beach or on a family adventure. This natural mist is both perfect for cooling off your skin in the heat and soothing your skin if you get a little too much sun. While I have it pictured in a larger bottle here, it would also be super handy to make smaller portions to make it on-the-go friendly. You can just half this recipe if you would rather use a 4oz bottle.
Bonus, this stuff smells amazing and gives you such an energizing feeling!
Fill your glass bottle with 3/4 cup of distilled water. Using a funnel, add 2 tablespoons of aloe oil, 2 teaspoons of witch hazel and 1 teaspoon of fractionated coconut oil. Make sure you are using fractionated coconut oil, since this type of oil stays in its liquid form instead of becoming a solid like other coconut oils. Top off your mist with 25 drops of pure peppermint essential oil and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Voila!
Give your cooling spritz a good shake before spraying on your skin. I find it best to apply to the back of your neck, back, crease of your arms and on the backs of your legs. I recommend NOT spraying it on your face, peppermint near or in your eyes is not comfortable!
I love that the aloe, witch hazel and lavender are super soothing and calming on the skin, especially great if you have a sunburn. The peppermint will leave your skin feeling nice and cool too. This will be your best friend during the hot months for sure! Put a bottle in your gym bag, pool bag and purse… you won’t be sorry. 😉 Lots of love, Sav.
Credits//Author and Photography: Savannah Wallace. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.