Ayurveda & Aromatherapy: Create Your Own Spray Mister

Want to cool down and feel refreshed during the hot summer months? Make a cooling aromatherapy spray and keep it handy! Spray yourself often. Of course, not only will this cool you down, you will smell wonderful too!

The instructions are simple: Choose a cooling essential oil such as lavender, clary sage, geranium, rose geranium, peppermint or ylang ylang (be sure and buy a quality one; cheaper versions are often not pure essential oil). You can also combine 2 to 3 different fragrances to create a pleasing effect that you enjoy. Play with this and have fun!

Purchase a spray bottle, preferably made of glass. Add 10 to 20 drops of essential oil for each 4 ounces of water (distilled water is best). Twirl gently to mix. Label the bottle if you wish. Spray and enjoy!