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3-ingredient homemade peppermint cooling spray {made with essential oils}.- simple, natural spray keeps you cool and refreshed even in the heat and humidity of summer

Homemade Peppermint Cooling Spray

There are so many things to love about summer swimming: flip flops, friends, family, watermelon, vacation, lightning bugs, and ice cream, just to name a few.  But one of the things I do not like about summer is the excessive summer heat and humidity that seems to come to Kansas City every July and August.  Rather than hide out inside next to the air conditioning for those two months, I whip up a quick batch of this 3-ingredient DIY peppermint cooling spray and off we go!  This simple, natural spray keeps me cool and refreshed, helping me to face the heat and humidity of a Midwestern summer.

 

I think you’re really going to like this homemade peppermint cooling spray.  Here are a few other favorite essential oil recipes for summer that I think you might also like:

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What’s in this cooling spray?

witch hazel – astringent that is cooling and great for skin

distilled water – dilutes the witch hazel, so don’t have to use as much (saves money)

peppermint essential oil – contains menthol which has powerful natural cooling properties

lavender essential oil – soothing & calming for skin, plus smells great

 

How to make this homemade peppermint cooling spray (a.k.a. air conditioning in a bottle)?

step 1:  pour 2 tablespoons distilled water & 2 tablespoons witch hazel into a small 2 oz spray bottle

3-ingredient homemade peppermint cooling spray {made with essential oils}.- simple, natural spray keeps you cool and refreshed even in the heat and humidity of summer

 

step 2:  add 4 drops each of peppermint and lavender essential oils

3-ingredient homemade peppermint cooling spray {made with essential oils}.- simple, natural spray keeps you cool and refreshed even in the heat and humidity of summer

 

step 3:  put on the spray top and shake well to combine

3-ingredient homemade peppermint cooling spray {made with essential oils}.- simple, natural spray keeps you cool and refreshed even in the heat and humidity of summer

 

Here’s the peppermint cooling spray recipe:

  1. pour 2 Tbsp. distilled water & 2 Tbsp. witch hazel into a small 2 oz. spray bottle
  2. add 4 drops each of peppermint and lavender essential oils
  3. put on the spray top and shake well to combine

 

How to use cooling spray:

  • spray on tired, achy feet to revive and refresh them
  • spray on the back of neck and chest to cool down
  • spray on this minty freshness whenever you need it
  • while you can store this at room temperature, when you’re at home, I recommend keeping spray in the refrigerator for extra cooling power – it feels even better going on when you get the double hit of the cold spray plus the cooling powers of the witch hazel and peppermint.

 

Use Caution:

  • Do not spray on face or anywhere near eyes.  If any of the cooling spray does get into eyes, dilute the area immediately with a carrier oil (like olive oil or coconut oil).  Do this by placing the vegetable oil on a Kleenex and gently wiping the eye area. Repeat as necessary.
  • Do not use too much peppermint essential oil.  Peppermint is a strong essential oil and it only takes a few drops to get the cooling effect.  If you use too much, you may experience a burning sensation.  If this happens, rub a natural carrier oil (like olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil) over the skin that is effected.  The carrier oil will dilute the essential oil and soothe the skin.
  • Because this spray uses peppermint essential oil, it’s best to not use it on or around young children.

 

Where to get supplies?

witch hazel (buy here)

distilled water – you can buy in the water aisle of the grocery store, or you can instead use boiled and cooled filtered water

2 oz. PET bottle that safe for essential oils  (buy here)

 

If you liked this post, here are a few other essential oil posts that I think you’ll like:

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  1. Christina May 3, 2017 at 12:53 am - Reply

    This is awesome, looking forward to trying it out! Perfect for the heat wave we’ve been getting out here. I find mys of running the a/c a lot. Just a note to consider, Please include a warning about not using essential oils if spending time in the sun afterwards. Some people don’t know this and have gotten bad burns not knowing where they came from. Thanks for the recipe! 😉

    • Sarah Lewis May 9, 2017 at 9:35 am - Reply

      Hi Christina,
      You’re right, people need to be very careful using certain essential oils in the summer (or any time skin might be exposed to the sun or other UV light like in tanning beds). Bergamot, grapefruit, cold-pressed lime, and cold-pressed lemon are a few of the most commonly used essential oils that can cause phototoxicity. here’s a great article from another blogger about safely using essential oils in the sun: http://www.usingeossafely.com/phototoxic-essential-oils-which-ones-to-avoid-when-out-in-the-sun/ And EO safety expert, Robert Tisserand’s book has a lot more great information on this as well. For example, he talks about how you can use these photosensitive EOs in things that will be washed off (like soap and shampoo). He also gives some helpful info on the maximum dilution amounts of each essential oil that can be used in the sun. Here’s a link to his book: http://amzn.to/2qVFDWI
      Sarah

  2. Ben May 18, 2017 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    This is air conditioning spray is a gold mine. Thanks for sharing them.

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