If you’re like me and spend a lot of time outside working in hot weather, this very simple DIY air conditioner in a bottle is for you! It’s a 2 ingredient spray that will actually help cool you down in the sultry summer months!
Peppermint Essential Oil does a number of tasks. Did you know that it can help relieve nausea? It’s also been helpful with acid reflux when you put a drop in your water. It can reduce a fever almost immediately and is so helpful to have on hand if you tend to get fevers that spike to scary heights momentarily. It also has a cooling effect when applied to the skin. It’s fabulous when doing a foot massage! You can even diffuse it to help with concentration!
In the summer months, I like to keep a bottle on hand that I spray on my face, chest, back and even underarms when I’m out working in the yard. You won’t believe how it can offer quite of a bit of temporary relief! I tend to have a lack of circulation in my feet and swell very easily. I spray this DIY on my feet liberally when outside.
DIY Air Conditioner in a Bottle
- Add witch hazel and peppermint into a 2 ounce spray bottle.
- You’ll need to shake the spray each time you use it to disperse the essential oil.
**If adding mental crystals, add those in with the other ingredients. Take caution in spraying your face if crystals are added. They could be too strong for sensitive skin. I find that adding the crystals gives a more intense cooling sensation that lasts longer. It doesn’t burn my skin but I would add 1 shard at a time and evaluate how it feels. They will eventually dissolve into your spray. I added 2 crystals in to mine.
The menthol crystals seem to be more expensive than they were when I purchased them. Other DIYs they can be used in are vapor rub, toothpaste, mouthwash, shaving cream, throat spray (they are edible) and pain relief salves.
This DIY is perfect for spraying in the car as well. I don’t suggest leaving it in your car since it would become hot but it’s handy in your bag. You could also keep this in a gym bag! Peppermint is a refreshing and clean scent so I don’t mind using it when out and about.