DIY Dry Oil Body Spray

Back when my sister and I ran the herbal gift shop we used to sell many herbal related bath and body products. One company, Thymes®, had a fantastic dry body oil spray that I loved and I still have, though it’s virtually empty.

Dry Oil Body Spray

Instead of buying a new bottle of spray I wondered if this was something I could make. After a little research I found that the main ingredient in many dry oil sprays is cyclomethicone, a silicone found in cosmetics. This ingredient is what gives the spray its silky feel. From what I read, the cyclomethicone does not enter into your pores but stays on top allowing the other oils to penetrate into the skin. The result is a silky, not slick, feeling.

So I bought some cyclomethicone and experimented by adding some of my caledula infused olive oil and some frationated coconut oil. For fragrance I added lavender and rosemary essential oil mainly because I love this combination but you can use any essential oil or fragrance oil.

Dry Oil Body Spray ~

Here’s the final recipe:

Dry Oil Body Spray

Into a 4 ounce fine mist spray bottle combine:

(4T) Cyclomethicone
(4T) Calendula oil
(4T) Fractionated Coconut oil
(60 drops) Essential Oil (I used 35 drops of Rosemary & 25 Lavender)

Variations: Try different carrier oils like sweet almond or jojoba oil. Use different essential oils or fragrance oils.

NOTEThis spray though non-greasy when applied to the skin may make the floor slippery. I usually spray my hands and rub it onto my arms an legs.

Disclaimer/Safety Note:  This information is for educational purposes only. Essential oils have a range of safely issues such as warnings about use during pregnancy and keeping out of reach from children. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns or a qualified and expert practitioner. As with anything you put on your skin you should test a small patch first to make sure you don’t have any irritation or reactions. Keep it away from your eyes. 




Dry Oil Body Spray

Learn how easy it is to make your own Dry Oil Body Spray with a few simple ingredients. Use it in the winter for dry skin and in the summer after tanning.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. I can’t wait to try this! I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time!

  2. I would like to to try this however, does the T mean teaspoon or tablespoon?

  3. If I’m allergic to silicones (e.g. Cyclomethicone), can you recommend a good alternative? Thank you!

    • Kim,
      I’m sorry, I really don’t know of any alternatives. Of course you can make it without but then it will be more greasy and less “dry.”

  4. Can you tell me where you bought the cute clear spray bottles?

  5. Do you have to use the calendula oil or can you sub something else in? I have every ingredient but that


    • Hi Debbie,

      No you definitely do not need to use calendula oil. Any carrier oil works. Some have a longer shelf life than others and some have a little scent but usually the essential oils cover the scent. Carrier oils are almond, safflower, apricot, jojoba, even olive oil.
      Hope that helps,

  6. Very helpful and article. If I wanted to make my spray using only cyclomethicone and essential oil, what would be the correct ratio?

  7. I love finding out you can make your own stuff instead of buying it!

  8. Sounds like a great body spray and would make a fun gift for a friend. Thanks for sharing on Funtastic Friday!

  9. I LOVE this! I used to buy Nuxe gold dry oil but it is kind of expensive. I want to try making this and adding a little micro-glitter to see if I can get the same effect!

    • Hi Missy,

      Micro glitter sounds like a great addition. I’ve never tried it but would love to know if it works. Let me know how you like it.
      Thanks for stopping by,

  10. I can’t wait to try this. I’ve done something similar in the past but never added calendula. I’ve recently started an herbalist training program….I think I will be back to visit you a lot!

  11. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & Shared.

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