Mix a Summertime Spritz with Revera's Violet Brand (VIDEO)

Mix a Summertime Spritz with Revera's Violet Brand (VIDEO)
Evelyn Ngugi

See also: Revera: A Beauty and Aromatherapy Shop Coming Soon to Roosevelt Row

Don't be ashamed -- we know you sweat bullets just walking to your car at the end of the day. If you're off to happy hour and don't have time to shower at home, we have a classier alternative to the dreaded (and so 7th grade boys' gym class) option of reapplying deodorant on a dirty body.

Violet Brand of Revera Beauty on 610 E. Roosevelt Rd. showed us how to make a refreshingly fragrant spray using essential oils.

Violet's freestyle summer spritz (modify to your liking)

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You could select scents that appeal to you, but keep in mind that certain fragrances evoke certain feelings. Brand suggests certain aromas for their soothing yet uplifting qualities.

Supplies: 100 ml dark glass bottle (amber or blue) purified water your selected essential oils (which Brand says you can find at Whole Foods and on Amazon)

Ingredients: 90-95 ml purified water 3 drops basil essential oil 4 drops cypress 5 drops chamomile 5 drops juniper 7 drops peppermint 7 drops lemon 12 drops grapefruit

Directions: 1. Add purified water to dark glass bottle. Essential oils are concentrated, so a 9:1 ratio of water to oil is a good starting point. 2. Add drops of essential oils to the water. 3. Close bottle, shake, and spray!

But as the old saying goes, "those who can't (or won't) do, buy."

Visit Brand at the store, set up a personal blending appointment, and leave smelling like roses...or chamomile...or whatever oils you choose.

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