diy spray perfume is easy, inexpensive, all natural and completely customizable!

What a time, right?

I think in the beginning of this quarantine there was an element of novelty, so in the spirit of thinking this was going to be a short lived situation we all just sort of scrambled to keep things afloat as best as possible. With a semblance of humor, a bit of adventure and good, positive attitudes.

But now we’re in the second month and it’s been so interesting to me to see how people are responding to the long-term effects of “sheltering in place”.

For me, I realized that I’m someone who needs to fill any new void with something else immediately. So the loss of being out and about in the world has been replaced with doing as many little projects at home as I have free minutes in the day.

So when Annie, Cindy and Mary Ann asked me to participate in this month’s Project Design – all about self-care during this uncertain time – I had a BUNCH of ideas. But this one is my current fave:

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As you may recall from my last self-care post, I have already shared a perfume DIY. I ditched my longtime fragrance a while ago and was thrilled to find an all-natural alternative. But I have to say that I missed my spray. I found the roll-on to be too greasy and wasteful and didn’t enjoy using it.

So I did some research and found an easy spray fragrance! I combined some of my favorite essential oils to make this delicious perfume that I use every single day – even while I’m staying home! Spraying this on in the morning just sets me up for the long day of homeschooling and work work work that I have ahead. Even if I’m living in joggers and leggings.

If you’ve noticed, I’m sharing more DIY posts than ever – from sweet-smelling potpourris to citrus scrubs to the best dry shampoo EVER. And it’s no coincidence. I’m home all the time and want to be surrounded with more indulgences – even if they’re small ones. This has really helped me to feel cared for during this time, and brings little bright spots into my day – all day long.

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I think you are going to LOVE this perfume – but feel free to swap out the oils I used with an equal amount of your favorites! And be sure to scroll down to see what my fellow bloggers are sharing on their blogs today – there are some great ideas that are perfectly timed for right now.

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DIY Spray Perfume

2-ounce glass spray bottle
about 30 drops of essential oil (I used 15 Bergamot, 8 Patchouli, 5 Valor and 5 Cedarwood)
1 1/2 teaspoons witch hazel
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
distilled or filtered water

washi tape to decorate (optional)

Add the oils to your bottle, followed by the witch hazel and glycerine. Fill the rest with water; shake before each use.

(print this recipe)

This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver

Katrina – The Foxy Kat – Katrina is indulging in self-care through maintaining healthy locks. Without access to a salon for regular haircuts she has found a way to keep her hair hydrated to ward off split ends.

Kelly – Bungalow Blue – Kelly is sharing her skin and beauty favorites. Read about her picks for busy moms during quarantine.

Janine – Happy Happy Nester – Over the years Janine has gathered quite a few self-care beauty tips. Today she shares her hair, skin and health regimen that has worked and made a difference.

Stefanie – Beautiful Living with Stefanie Wall – Stefanie is sharing how a daily walk and a piece or two of chocolate are joy boosters.

Mary Ann – Classic Casual Home – Mary Ann is sharing tips on hydrating your over-washed hands.

Cindy – Rough Luxe – Cindy is talking about what to do when you can’t get to your manicurist.

Annie – Most Lovely Things – Annie is trying something new like a simple DIY with art supplies on hand and plant propagation.

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  1. classic casual home on May 7, 2020 at 10:20 am

    This sounds like a fun activity to do with girlfriends when we can again and a great gift for yourself and others! Thanks for participating!
    Mary Ann

    • sherisilver on May 7, 2020 at 11:49 am

      Yes! Love that idea of a girls’ night activity – can’t wait to be able to do that again! Thank you for including me!

  2. Annie Diamond on May 7, 2020 at 10:56 am

    Sheri! I’m going to try this exact recipe. I like more earthy perfume rather than floral and this sounds amazing!

    • sherisilver on May 7, 2020 at 11:50 am

      I believe it’s a men’s fragrance which I know you are partial to as well!

  3. cindy on May 7, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    This sounds amazing. I love the jo alone fragrances. I bet they would be easy to emulate with your essential oils. You ladies are so creative with the oils. I have used essential oils for a long time, but you are constantly giving me new ideas!! Thanks for joining us again. We always enjoy having you!

    • sherisilver on May 7, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      Thank you Cindy! Love joining you and appreciate you thinking of me! xo

  4. Leslie Schulte on May 8, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Great idea for what oils to fill in with in a June order. I imagine I’ve noticed the fragrance on you before Social Distancing? I can’t recall. Maybe you would consider mailing me a piece of scented note paper. Poetry welcome but not necessary. Or maybe just a cotton ball

    • sherisilver on May 8, 2020 at 10:22 am

      How about I toss you that cotton ball on a socially distant walk sometime soon???? xoxoxoxo

  5. Kat Fox on May 12, 2020 at 4:09 am

    I love this idea! I miss using a spray perfume too. I’ve never heard of vegetable glycerin. I’ll have to look into it this week! I don’t have Patchouli, but the other three are actually by top three favorite oils!

    • sherisilver on May 12, 2020 at 9:11 am

      Oy yay! I love this. The glycerin and witch hazel act as emulsifiers, to blend the essential oils in with the water. Would love to know what you make!

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