Make Your Own Minty Cooling Body Mist

Cooling Body Mist  Cooling Body Mist    Georgia has given us a pretty hot summer so far… also, very humid! I’m naturally drawn to the comfort of air conditioning, but with my little family of four, we’ve been getting out of the house a lot more and enjoying the sunshine. Mostly to help my two year old burn off some of his extra energy! Is there a way to bottle that stuff?? I’m convinced he could power a small village. 😉
I was inspired to create a cooling and soothing body mist that would be the perfect companion for a day outside, at the gym, by the pool, at the beach or on a family adventure. This natural mist is both perfect for cooling off your skin in the heat and soothing your skin if you get a little too much sun. While I have it pictured in a larger bottle here, it would also be super handy to make smaller portions to make it on-the-go friendly. You can just half this recipe if you would rather use a 4oz bottle.
Bonus, this stuff smells amazing and gives you such an energizing feeling! 

Cooling Body Mist
-distilled water
peppermint and lavender essential oil
Fill your glass bottle with 3/4 cup of distilled water. Using a funnel, add 2 tablespoons of aloe oil, 2 teaspoons of witch hazel and 1 teaspoon of fractionated coconut oil. Make sure you are using fractionated coconut oil, since this type of oil stays in its liquid form instead of becoming a solid like other coconut oils. Top off your mist with 25 drops of pure peppermint essential oil and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Voila! 

Cooling Body Mist   Cooling Body Mist
Give your cooling spritz a good shake before spraying on your skin. I find it best to apply to the back of your neck, back, crease of your arms and on the backs of your legs. I recommend NOT spraying it on your face, peppermint near or in your eyes is not comfortable! 
I love that the aloe, witch hazel and lavender are super soothing and calming on the skin, especially great if you have a sunburn. The peppermint will leave your skin feeling nice and cool too. This will be your best friend during the hot months for sure! Put a bottle in your gym bag, pool bag and purse… you won’t be sorry. 😉 Lots of love, Sav.

Credits//Author and Photography: Savannah Wallace. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • Hi beauties! This mist looks wonderful. The thing is that I never find the occasion to use them…

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    Have a wonderful evening! MG <3

  • Oh my word, yes! When I saw this post I first thought, “Yeah, Georgia has been a disaster this year…” and I’m glad someone else thought so, too! Can’t wait to try this spray in Statesboro!
    xoxo, Piper Ellice |

  • would love to try this idea, make your own minty body mist it’s sound very great idea to try, it worthy i bet.

  • The doterra brand essential oils should not be stored in plastic as they can break it down. This would be nice in a diffuser or even stored in a ceramic pot. It’s nice to see such influential bloggers use essential oils, love it!!

  • A little peppermint oil in cool water is my favourite in the summer. Will have to give your variation a try!

  • We’ve been having a hot streak in CT so this sounds very inviting. Love that you threw in essential oils, especially lavender!

  • Unfortunately a reminder needs to be made for some people: do NOT spray this in enclosed areas (locker rooms, public vehicles, office cubicles, etc.) or while in close proximity to others. It’s rude, and could cause allergic/asthmatic reactions. We were at a public event seated on bleachers recently and a woman in the row in front of us repeatedly sprayed herself and her children, bathing not only them but us in whatever was in her spraybottle.
    I love the idea; just don’t forget your manners.

  • In addition, I recommend researching the use of essential oils around pets (which is good practice with any new products). While they can have great affects on pets as well, it takes very little before some can overwhelm and even be toxic. Cats are unable to metabolize many of the oils. These are a handful of ones that are known to be toxic and should be used with caution in a home with cats – malaleuca, citrus, peppermint, and most of the “hot oils”.

  • I can’t wait to try this. My climate in upstate NY is not nearly as hot as Georgia but it’s been a hot summer anyway. Especially since my four year old thinks we need to live outside! It looks so refreshing 🙂