My Australia countdown is in full swing (I leave in three weeks!), so even though it’s definitely still winter here I’ve got images of sandy beaches and steamy rainforests dancing around in my head pretty much all the time. Talking with my friends down there has me somewhat concerned I may melt. I love hot weather more than most people (more than most Canadians, at least)—I don’t know many people who are stoked about 35°C, but I am. 45°C, on the other hand… that may be a bit much. We’ll see. In preparation, though, I’ve created this cooling, Australian-inspired body mist.

How to Make Eucalyptus Mint Body Mist

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I figured I’d keep the mist fairly simple, resisting the temptation to add every skin-loving ingredient I own. The majority of the mist is water, with a portion of that being peppermint hydrosol. If you don’t have peppermint hydrosol you can use more water in its place and add 6–10 drops of peppermint essential oil to make up its minty goodness.

How to Make Eucalyptus Mint Body Mist

How to Make Eucalyptus Mint Body Mist

Hydrolyzed silk and panthenol (vitamin B5) help with skin hydration and soothing (brilliant in the event of sunburn). Some water soluble shea butter or Olivem300 bring some skin-softening lipid loveliness to the mix and do double duty as a solubilizer for the Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil. Handy!

How to Make Eucalyptus Mint Body Mist

How to Make Eucalyptus Mint Body Mist

Since everything is liquid we don’t have to melt anything, meaning we can just mix everything together and call it a day. Easy peasy! Mist away, my lovelies.

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Eucalyptus Mint Body Mist

34.75g | 69.50% distilled water
10g | 20% peppermint hydrosol
1g | 2% hydrolyzed silk (wondering about substitutions?)
1g | 2% panthenol
2.5g | 5% water soluble shea butter or Olivem 300 (USA / Canada)
0.5g | 12 drops | 1% eucalyptus radiata essential oil
0.25g | 0.50% liquid germall plus (USA / Canada) (or other broad spectrum preservative of choice at recommended usage rate [why?])

Weigh all of the ingredients into a small heat-resistant glass measuring cup. Stir, whisk, or blend to combine thoroughly. I used the MICROMini™ Mixer from Lotion Crafter, which is quite a lovely gadget. It’s a Badger Air-Brush Co. Paint Mixer, which you can also get on Canadian Amazon. It’s smaller than the Minipro Mixer, and well suited to less viscous projects like this one.

Once everything is all blended up, decant the mist into a 50mL mister bottle (2fl oz will also work). That’s it!

Because this body mist contains water, you must include a broad-spectrum preservative to ward off microbial growth. This is non-optional. Even with a preservative this project is likely to eventually spoil as our kitchens are not sterile laboratories, so in the event you notice any change in colour, scent, or texture, chuck it out and make a fresh batch.

Substitutions

As always, be aware that making substitutions will change the final product. While these swaps won’t break the recipe, you will get a different final product than I did.

  • As I’ve provided this recipe in percentages as well as grams you can easily calculate it to any size using this batch calculator from Making Skincare. As written in grams this recipe will make 50g.
  • If you don’t have peppermint hydrosol, you can use more distilled water and add 6–10 drops of peppermint essential oil along with the eucalyptus essential oil
  • You can use a different hyrdolyzed protein instead of the hydrolyzed silk; try oat or wheat.
  • If you don’t have panthenol you can try vegetable glycerin in its place. This isn’t a brilliant substitution as all it really does is replace the humectant properties of the panthenol, but glycerin is a pretty easy-to-get ingredient.
  • You can use Olivem300 instead of the water soluble shea butter—NOT Olivem1000, that is solid.
  • You can use eucalyptus globulus essential oil instead of radiata. I haven’t tried all the different varieties of eucalyptus; I suspect many of them would work well, but I would avoid the lemon version as it smells strongly of bug spray.

How to Make Eucalyptus Mint Body Mist

How to Make Eucalyptus Mint Body Mist

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