Our Lavender & Mint Body Spray is a modest superhero. It is a must have for summer as you can use it as a cooling mist, a bug bite soother, an after-sun spray, for hot flashes, hand cleanser and as a foot/shoe deodorizer! And although I recommend our Facial Toner & Cleanser, you can use it as a face toner in a pinch. My customers and I have found other ways to use it too. Just yesterday I was stung by a bee and one spray helped the inflammation and eased the pain. Thank you lavender!
I never intended for this to be an all-purpose type of spray – it was complete serendipity! I had been researching what ingredients to use for a bug bite soother, an after-sun spray, and a facial toner. And wouldn’t you know it, they had many ingredients in common.
I’ll review the ingredients so you can see why they are beneficial for so many reasons.
Witch hazel is the main ingredient, and it tones skin, removes excess dirt and oil, and tightens pores. It’s non-irritating and gentle enough for problem skin and is an antioxidant. It soothes cracked or blistered skin, insect bites, poison ivy, minor burns, wounds and minor pain and itching. And it is cooling.
Aside from these, witch hazel has other uses which include healing/soothing bruises, sores, psoriasis, eczema, ingrown nails, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, dermatitis, inflammation, arthritis, heavy menstrual flow, and cellulite. It stabilizes collagen and elastin, produces histamines to prevent allergic reactions, provides some UV protection and improves circulation.
Water is another main ingredient that is used as a carrier and to dilute the witch hazel, which helps to keep the cost down.
Aloe is soothing, cooling, softening and moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-itch, antiseptic, and antibacterial. I know, it’s a lot of antis! It’s good for all skin types, for burns, and repairs damaged skin and wounds.
Aloe is also beneficial for psoriasis, pigmentation, frostbite, osteoarthritis and cold sores, UV protecting, as a skin lightener, anti-allergen, and for stretchmarks.
Peppermint essential oil is astringent, anti-inflammatory, cooling, analgesic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antiseptic, it soothes broken capillaries, acne, and rosacea, reduces redness, sunburn, and itching, and helps congested skin, hot flashes, insect bites, and tired aching feet.
This essential oil has many other benefits, including but certainly not limited to, relieving gastrointestinal issues, travel sickness, and food poisoning. It improves gum health, psoriasis, sense of taste, memory health, allergies, hay fever, asthma, sinus infections, bronchitis, respiratory infections, herpes, cold sores, colds and flu, sore throat, hives, boils, fever, sore muscles, PMS cramps, arthritis, athlete’s foot, bruises, circulation, dizziness, headaches, migraines, sciatica, strains, sprains, and weight loss.
Lavender essential oil is deodorizing, hydrating, reduces broken capillaries and redness and scars, helps acne, wrinkles, dry cracked skin, burns, itching, oily and dry skin and rosacea. It’s an antioxidant, is calming to the skin, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, soothes insect bites and stings and balances hormones.
Additionally, some other benefits of lavender oil are that it is a sedative, antihistamine, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral. It helps repel bugs, high cortisol, dermatitis, psoriasis, varicose veins, warts, cellulite, nervous tension, mental exhaustion, depression, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, hysteria, burnout, cognitive performance, jetlag, phobias, vertigo, sundowning, headache, migraine, insomnia, arthritis, rheumatism, muscle aches and pains, lumbago, sprains, lower blood pressure, bronchitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, throat infections, whooping cough, allergies, asthma, hay fever, hives, circulation, gastrointestinal disorders, nausea, colds, flu, painful menstruation, fibroids, PMS, labour, stress, abscesses, boils, shingles, athlete’s foot, stretch marks, wounds, and bruises.
We use a solubilizer that is naturally derived from coconut oil to emulsify a small amount of oil in larger amount of water so that it doesn’t separate. It is also gentle, soothing, and non-irritating.
Our natural preservative is antimicrobial and protects the product from contamination, extending its shelf life.
Vitamin E. is a powerful antioxidant, soothes burns, reduces pigmentation, is anti-inflammatory, repairs damaged skin, deeply cleanses pores and balances oil production, smooths skin and increases hydration.
It also boosts circulation, soothes arthritis, and repairs wounds.
Our Lavender & Mint Body Spray comes in two sizes, a small that easily fits in a purse, backpack or gym bag and a medium for having around the house or for family use.
Here’s what a couple of our customers have to say about our spray:
"I live in Ontario ...having just moved from Fort Saskatchewan, AB. I have been buying your spray for a long time to help with hot flashes. You should know it saved my life and I now have friends wanting some. We can’t find anything like it here." Cherie B
"The best thing ever! My son and I are both feasts for mosquitoes and this takes away the itch instantly. Because it isn't itchy our mosquito bites heal much quicker. Leading to much quicker relief! Thank you so much for developing this product!" Nedine T
Tell us, what else do you use it for?