When I was little I used to love making my own potions. I’d sneak into the bathroom and mix baby powder, shampoo, mouthwash… whatever I could get my hands on! With Halloween on its way – and our Dark Side of the Moon trend going full force, I can’t help but feel the need to get in touch with my inner witch. Today I have an almost-too-easy recipe for homemade body spray and a really fun idea for little decorative bottles to keep it in. Get ready to get your witch on.
Homemade body spray (I mean, Love Potion)
What you do
Mix all ingredients together in your jar, cover with lid, and shake until it’s mixed through. When you’re finished, your mixture should look slightly cloudy. The glycerin and oil will separate from the water with time, so make sure to shake thoroughly before each use.
As I mentioned above, you can really use any type of essential oil – or even combination of oils – for this. I used patchouli because it has a really earthy, mysterious scent. It seemed to be very fitting for the spellbinding mood I’m feeling.
Decorative potion bottles
What you do
Heat up your glue gun and get to work! I decorated my bottles using several layers of hot glue, with each one looking something like this:
You really can’t go wrong with your design! I had fun creating little drips, making it appear as though a candle melted all over the glass. If you find that the glue isn’t sticking, you can prepare your glass by first sanding it down with coarse sandpaper or switch to a low temperature glue gun with low temperature glue.
The best part about hot glue is that it literally dries in an instant. There’s no waiting time on this love potion! Once your bottles are decorated, fill them up with your body spray – you may have to use a small funnel for this.
I’m so pleased with how my little love potion bottles turned out. They’re so fun to make and I could imagine them being a really cool, unexpected party favor if you’re hosting a Halloween party this year!
*Side note: I think this love potion really works. After I finished making it, I had about fifteen people come up to me and ask what the glorious scent was that was swirling through the building and leading them to my desk…
Photos by Brigette.
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