Make Your Body Smell Fresh with This DIY Deodorizing Spray

The crisp, cozy, and spicy aromas of fall put autumn at the top of my seasonal smells list. While I’m big into the beauty in spring, the holidays in winter, and the activities in summer, nothing can compete with the cuddle-inducing vibes that fall fragrances give off. 

While fall’s seasonal smells are great, fall’s season of life is a little less relaxing. September is generally the start of all things crazy: the school year, sports seasons, club launches, you name it.

When life starts going all over the place, count on essential oils to keep yourself smelling fresh. Certain essential oils have anti-odor properties that’ll power through just about anything. Once you add these oils to your own DIY deodorizing spray using this Smell Fresh Boy Spray recipe, you’ll have a stink-fighting secret weapon for those days that require you to freshen up as you go. 

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Hi! Katie here, certified aromatherapist and creator of our Essential Oil Recipe Box, which includes this recipe this month.

I can take this spray with me anywhere. Whether I am heading somewhere after a quick workout or need a freshening up after traveling, this spray makes me smell fresh and clean. I even like to use it on the blankets that I keep in the basement to freshen them up between washes. 

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Defender Essential Oil Blend

Did I mention that this body spray not only smells great but also fights off germs? The Defender Essential Oil Blend combines cinnamon, rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus, and clove. This immunity-boosting dream team allows your body spray to double as a handy DIY air freshener spray that knocks out germs as it refreshes any smelly room or stinky object.   

Blood Orange Essential Oil

You’re familiar with sugar and spice, but have you ever heard of citrus and spice? The fresh and slightly tangy aroma of Blood Orange Essential Oil gives an uplifting tone to the warm fragrance of the defender blend. This oil also has its own cleansing and disinfectant properties! 

Fractionated Coconut Oil

In order to keep your DIY deodorizing body spray safe, you’ll use fractionated coconut oil to dilute this recipe’s essential oils.  

Distilled Water

Distilled water also helps you safely dilute your recipe’s essential oils.

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Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

The lemon essential oil in the Defender Essential Oil Blend poses a small risk of phototoxicity. 

Some essential oil recipes are not generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.

This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids aged 10+.

For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

Because it contains the Defender Essential Oil Blend, avoid using your Smell Fresh Body Spray if you have epilepsy, have high blood pressure, or use anticoagulant and/or antidepressant medication. This blend may also irritate mucus membranes.

Because of the presence of bergaptene, a naturally occurring organic chemical, in blood orange essential oil, consult a physician prior to using this odor-fighting spray. 

Never ingest any essential oil, even if it’s generally regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post

Please note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Smell Fresh Body Spray


  • ¼ cup distilled water

  • 4 drops Defender Essential Oil Blend

  • 4 drops Blood Orange Essential Oil

  • 1 tbsp fractionated coconut oil

  • Spray bottle


  • Add fractionated coconut oil and essential oil to the spray bottle. Shake to mix.
  • Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water. 
  • To use, shake and spray to deodorize yourself, shoes or a space. 

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I use my Smell Fresh Body Spray to freshen up after a quick workout and get rid of funky odors in my basement. I also like to use a couple sprays near my doorway when expecting visitors so guests are greeted with a warm and refreshing smell. How do you use your natural deodorizing spray? Let us know on social media with @fromsimplyearth and comment below!

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