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. Here’s 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.

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

17 comments

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ
Sonia M4 years ago

So cool.Thanks for sharing

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Magda V.
Past Member 4 years ago

thx:)

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Dorothy A.
Dorothy A5 years ago

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?

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Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

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Judy A.
Judy A5 years ago

Sounds good.

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Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Thanks.

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Lucasul L.
Lucasul L.6 years ago

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

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Susan Roth
Susan Roth6 years ago

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!

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gail d.
gail dair6 years ago

thankyou

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Sara L.
Sara L7 years ago

This sounds so great!

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