Homemade Body Oil, Body Mist and Toner

How to make your own beauty treatments.

This is the second installment of ‘Habitat at Home’ homemade beauty treatments.  I am having such a wonderful time making these!  These are all-natural products, made easily at home, with wonderful results! Today, I have made a ‘Sweet Orange Trio’.

‘The Sweet Orange Trio’

1. Lavender and Sweet Orange Body Oil.

2. Bergamot and Sweet Orange Body Mist.

3. Tea Tree and Sweet Orange Toner.

Sweet Orange Oil is the constant

This is the essential oil I have used to tie these three skin treatments together.  It is known to be uplifting, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.

1. Lavender & Sweet Orange Body Oil

(Paired with Lavender, to add a calming element).

Ingredients

1/2 cup Sunflower Oil

15 shakes of Sweet Orange essential oil

15 shakes of Lavender essential oil

Sunflower Oil is used because of it’s lack of aroma and benefits to the skin (it is particularly high in vitamin E). You can also use Olive Oil, Almond Oil or Grapeseed Oil.

Pour the Sunflower Oil into a small bowl.  Shake in the 2 essential oils and stir.

Dispense it into a small spray bottle.  (These can be found in the beauty and spa sections of supermarkets and pharmacies).

That’s it!

It smells great and is enriching to the skin.

A wonderful after-bath remedy

2. Bergamot & Sweet Orange Body Mist

(Paired with Bergamot for it’s cooling and refreshing nature).

Ingredients

1/2 cup filtered water

15 shakes of Sweet Orange essential oil

15 shakes of Bergamot essential oil

1 tsp rubbing alcohol

(The alcohol carries and disperses the essential oil molecules).

Pour the water and alcohol into a small bowl.

Shake in the two essential oils and stir.

Dispense it into a small spray bottle.  (These can be found in the beauty and spa sections of supermarkets and pharmacies).

2. Tea Tree & Sweet Orange Toner

(Paired with Tea Tree for its cleansing properties).

Ingredients

1/2 cup water

5 shakes of Sweet Orange essential oil

15 shakes of Tea Tree essential oil

The juice of 1 whole lemon

Why Lemon Juice?

Here, lemon juice is preferable to alcohol.  Toner is splashed directly onto the face, so it is of more consequence that it not be too harsh.

I was initially concerned that the lemon juice would leave a sticky residue on my face, but I can assure you it did not! I was surprised by that, in fact. It also gave that little bit of tension to the skin, that one would see in other toners, so I knew it was still doing it’s job in cleansing the dirt and oils from the skin.

Lemon juice has the added benefit of lightening the skin and reducing dark spots. Because it is a food product, I recommend keeping this Toner refrigerated.

Pour the water into a small bowl.

Squeeze one whole lemon through a sieve, into the water.

Shake in the two essential oils and stir.

Dispense it into a small pump bottle.  (These can be found in the travel, beauty or spa sections of supermarkets and pharmacies).

You’re ready to go!

I have been using all three of these treatments after the shower, and have been so happy with them! They are light and fresh.  It smells like orange blossoms in the spring, wafting in the air.  Ahhhh… bliss.

The Labels

There are many ways to create a label.  In my ‘homemade beauty treatments’ posts here, I am using a variety of techniques to illustrate the differences.  This time, I printed the labels onto 2″ x 2″ Avery Square Labels.  In my previous post, I used freehand and water color.

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