DIY Vanilla Cream Dry Oil Body Spray (Non-Greasy)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

With summer coming to a close you be realizing it is time for some serious moisture repair for your skin.  The problems with most store bought lotions is that they tend to leave your skin feeling like it is sweating (or maybe that's just me ha) and super greasy.  I hate when I go running and then I feel like my lotion is literally sliding off my skin.  Yuck.

I have always loved dry oil sprays but finding one that actually smells good can be challenging.  I recently made my own and not only does it smell amazing but it has been my every day go-to moisturizer for the past couple of weeks and I could not be any happier with the softness and moisture it provides.  If you have never used a dry oil spray before I highly recommend giving this a try!

What you will need:
  • 5 tbs of distilled water (you can find this at any grocery store for super cheap) 
  • 2 tbs of 100% pure vegetable glycerine 
  • 2 tbs of sweet almond oil
  • 1/2 tsp of coconut oil
  • 10-12 drops of vanilla essential oil 
  1. Carefully add all of the ingredients to a small (preferably glass) spray bottle.  Empty bottles like the one used above can be found at most specialty health food stores in the vitamin section or you can find them online here
  2. Once the cap is on, shake up the bottle to combine all of the ingredients. 
  3. Spray onto your skin and rub in just like you would a lotion.  
  4. Keep at room temperature and use within 2-3 weeks. 
  5. Enjoy! 

Your skin will look and feel silky smooth without any greasy residue...and not to mention you will smell like you just walked out of a cupcake bakery.  Who doesn't like that?!  No one that's who.

If you make this please make sure to come back and let me know what you think! 


Amanda B said...

So cool! I love this idea, I struggle with lotion, I hate the feeling of needing to just lay and not move until it is dry, yuck. This is great!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great! I have everything expert the vegetable glycerin which I will pick up today! Thanks for sharing.

Mindy said...

Oooh, I really want to try this. My skin is a nightmare right now and those smells are my favorite!!!

Stevi said...

I made this and LOVE it! So easy to apply and it really not greasy. Thank you!

Stevi said...

Love this! Why is distilled water used and not regular water used?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Stephanie- regular water is not used bc most tap water contains impurities. With distilled water the impurities and additives that are sometimes present in tap water have been removed. Using distilled water will keep the product fresher longer and help prevent bacteria growth since this is all natural and does not contain preservatives.

Anonymous said...

I need to try this soon!! Thanks for posting

TuttleDB said...

Could you use witch hazel instead of distiller water?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

TuttleDB- yes you can :)

Unknown said...

Will the witch hazel make the shelf life of the final product longer than 2-3 weeks?

Unknown said...

This is really wonderful; nice and smooth on skin. It's easily rubbed in and does not leave a greasy feel. Thanks so much for posting this! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Are all glycerin s the same?

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