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Cooling Mint Body Spray Formula

Cooling Mint Body Spray Formula

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. Heres the easy formula:

INGREDIENTS

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.

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By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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2:14PM PST on Mar 8, 2013

So cool.Thanks for sharing

11:29AM PST on Mar 6, 2013

thx:)

6:53AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

I suppose if it gets really hot you could have a swipe too? But really, wouldn't vodka smell like, well, vodka? The,last thing you need is to get stopped for speeding only to have the police mistake your body spray for a party. Bit maybe the smell disapates? Would rubbing alcohol or witch hazel work?

3:02PM PDT on May 22, 2012

Thank you

8:53AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Sounds good.

12:45AM PDT on Mar 25, 2011

Thanks.

5:54AM PDT on Jul 21, 2010

right now i really suffer of heat.. could use one of those. pay per head sportsbook

7:17AM PDT on Jul 8, 2010

Perfect timing- I love to find more uses for mint- it is certainly plentiful enough! And the spray only needs to sit a few days- i am betting it will work as an insect repellent as well! Flies,at least HATE peppermint! Thanks!

1:16AM PDT on Jun 30, 2010

thankyou

5:43AM PDT on May 25, 2010

This sounds so great!

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