A lotion is an amalgamation of water in oil or oil in water, both containing an emulsifying agent; and it can be very hard to achieve just the right balance using the raw materials at home. In theory essential oils can be incorporated into any lotion or cream and there are many on the market that are pure and natural and that you could use as a base.

To make body lotions, just add a single oil or blend of essential oils to the lotion or cream and mix as thoroughly as possible. The essential oils will not be as effective as if diluted in a simple vegetable base oil, because they may not be distributed as evenly.

Body Splashes

Body splashes are invigorating sprays or slap-on water-based lotions that have a variety of uses. They can stimulate or tone, uplift or relax- depending on what essential oil you use.

They are fun to make because they are so simple, and they also make good gifts for friends. Have an array of them in your bathroom ready to use whenever the mood takes you. Splashes are favorite with men as they do a great job of making you feel good without leaving an oily residue. They leave the skin feeling soft, and as bactericides and deodorants they are highly effective.

In times past, body splashes were called “les vinaigres de toilette” and we follow the same principle and use, in some cases, the same ingredients. The vinegar to use is white wine or cider, whichever you prefer. If you use vodka, the higher the proof the better. Don’t use these splashes, however, if you have sensitive or dehydrated skin.


  • Vinegar 4 ounces
  • Vodka 2 teaspoons
  • Lavender  5 drops
  • Sage  5 drops
  • Lemon 5 drops
  • Rosemary 5 drops
  • Peppermint  3 drops
  • Grapefruit 3 drops

Add to 2 cups spring water

First blend the essential oils together. Add them to the vodka and shake well for as long as you can. Leave them all to settle, then add the vinegar. Pour the whole mixture into 2 cups of spring water and again, shake well. Finally, pass the liquid through a paper coffee filter. The longer you leave the essential oils in the vodka and vinegar mix before adding to the water, the stronger scent will be.

Follow this same procedure when making all the splashes that follow. Here again are the basic ingredients:


  • High proof vodka 2 teaspoons
  • White wine or cider vinegar 4 ounces
  • Spring water 2 cups


  • Lime 10 drops
  • Lavender 10 drops
  • Peppermint 5 drops
  • Lemon 3 drops


  • Benzoin 10 drops
  • Nutmeg 2 drops
  • Sandalwood 10 drops
  • Geranium 5 drops


  • Orange 10 drops
  • Lemon 5 drops
  • Mandarin 10 drops
  • Grapefruit 5 drops


  • Lemongrass 18 drops
  • Basil 2 drops
  • Black pepper 3 drops
  • Sage 5 drops
  • Patchouli 3 drops

Wish you always healthy and happy in life.

  • This article is for reference only and to share experiences, and is not a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Please see more: Facial Skin Care With Herbal Essential Oils; SKINEROIL – SKIN CARE ESSENTIAL OIL