We are suffering through a heat wave in many parts of the country, including New York State where I live. Figuring we could all use a little cooling relief, I came up with this easy all-natural formula with a fresh, invigorating fragrance and a nice cooling effect.
It turns out that making your own body spray is really easy! Mint is a traditional cooler, and lemon adds some uplifting zing. You can keep it in the fridge for an extra blast of minty refreshment. It makes a great gift, too. Here’s the easy formula:
1 cup vodka
Peel from 1 organic lemon
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, shredded
1. Place all ingredients in a lidded jar and shake well. Allow to macerate for at least 3 days, shaking daily, then strain out solids and discard.
2. Place cologne in a spray bottle and use whenever you need a refreshing spritz.
By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).