I always thought it would be cool to make my own scent. When I went to the VIVA conference, I did that but forgot to take a particular ingredient out and it ended up tainting the entire scent making it useless. But when I did make it, it was a delicious spice scent that kind of reminded me of cookies baking while you admire a fresh pot of flowers. (Weird combination I know). So after that epic fail, I decided to try again with simpler ingredients that anyone could find in their kitchen pantry (minus the sweet almond oil base).
Even my brother admitted that he liked the smell of this and he generally ignores my existence. So I think we have a winner!
I plan on gifting this to my sister-in-law as a thank you for everything she's done to help me out these past two years. I also plan on buying more sweet almond oil from Whole Foods so that I can make more of this over the holidays to bring back for friends. Here's how you can make your own.
CAUTION: You just might attract that special someone to meet you under the mistletoe if you wear this!
Vanilla Clove DIY Body Oil Spray
- 1/4 cup almond oil (walnut or jojoba oil would also work)
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. You can also use vanilla essential oil.
- 2-3 drops clove oil or 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
- A small spray bottle
Combine all of the ingredients. I prefer to let the whole cloves sit in the mixture for about 5 minutes, just to infuse the scent. Remove the cloves and pour into a small spray bottle (you should definitely use a funnel for this, I ended up spilling some of mine). If you’re not smelling enough vanilla, go ahead and add a 1/2 teaspoon more.