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. Hereís 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).


Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

So cool.Thanks for sharing

Magda V.
Past Member 4 years ago


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?

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Judy A.
Judy A5 years ago

Sounds good.

Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago


Lucasul L.
Lucasul L.7 years ago

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

Susan Roth
Susan Roth7 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!

gail d.
gail dair7 years ago


Sara L.
Sara L7 years ago

This sounds so great!