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:
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
step 2: add 4 drops each of peppermint and lavender essential oils
step 3: put on the spray top and shake well to combine
Here’s the peppermint cooling spray recipe:
- pour 2 Tbsp. distilled water & 2 Tbsp. witch hazel into a small 2 oz. spray bottle
- add 4 drops each of peppermint and lavender essential oils
- 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.
- 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)
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