Vanilla Clove DIY Body Oil Spray {aka Man Magnet Spray}

Vanilla Clove DIY Body Oil | Ladies, this one is perfect for Valentine’s Day! It’s hard to feel romantic when it’s freezing outside – I can’t even think about a sexy red dress when all I want to do is layer on clothes and huddle by a cozy fire. But what I can do is take care of my skin and smell great at the same time.

Winter is so hard on your skin and an oil based lotion helps beat the dry heat. I’ve been slathering myself in coconut oil but this body oil spray recipe I found in Redbook smells so amazing I’m calling it a man magnet spray! :)

Vanilla Clove DIY Body Oil Spray

Vanilla Clove DIY Body Oil | What is it about this body oil that makes it a man magnet? Well, the only dude in my life likes it. Oh, and the real experts say vanilla stirs up feelings of intimacy. And the oil makes your skin feel so smooth and silky.

Ready to make your own Man Magnet Spray? You will need:

Vanilla Clove DIY Body Oil | Combine all of the ingredients – minus the cloves – and pour into a small spray bottle. If you’re not smelling enough vanilla, go ahead and add a 1/2 teaspoon more.

The smell of cloves can easily over power everything else so I recommend adding it last – one drop at a time. Shake together and you’re done.

Vanilla Clove DIY Body Oil | Spray the body oil onto your skin and rub it in. You can use it all over – legs, arms, whatever. It makes a great perfume so, again, be careful not to overdo it with the cloves. Go get ’em ladies!


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  1. Jon says

    Ran across this while trying to figure out some scent combinations for a homemade beard oil. I have some scent aversions so most of what is on the market gives me headaches. Vanilla and clove and a few others are some scents that I can handle. So I guess I wanted to know if this could be a “Manly” scent or just a scent that men like?

  2. Stephanie says

    I just made this after saving it months ago. I added a bunch of vanilla, but really can’t smell it. I was wondering if I can add vanilla essential oil to ramp up the vanilla scent? I love the clove scent!

  3. Rebecca says

    (One year later) I was wondering if you could do this with any fragrance, not just vanilla? Haha, sorry for bringing you back to this post you probably haven’t looked at lately, but I would love to know!

  4. alix says

    You mix it with Vanilla extract, stupid question but we cook with that so did you mean vanilla fragrance or essential OR did you mean the vanilla you can flavour icing and cakes with? I so am going to make this please let me know about the extract please asap
    Many thanks

    • gerbermom says

      Yes, I used the same stuff you cook with! I’m sure you could use essential oil if you have it but I just used what I had on hand. Good luck! :)

  5. Deborah Jenings says

    I love this. I may have to make some, but leave out the cloves. Just make a Vanilla. I love it. Maybe put a bit of Lavender in it. My favorite scent is cucumber-Melon. I make soap with this scent, and my Son-in-law and husband both love it.

    • gerbermom says

      Lavender would be great! How do scent the soap with cucumber/melon? Do you just use the veggie/fruit or some kind of extract? Would love to know b/c that sounds amazing!

      • Deborah Jennings says

        I use the Cucumber-Melon FO and scent the soap with it. You can “juice” a cucumber and put that in there, but I use the FO. We all love the smell.

  6. Donna Bennett says

    Also makes a great massage oil I buy almond oil by the quart and add extracts and oils. SO good for the skin! I feel so silky and indulged after!

  7. Sherry says

    I made this and had it on when I went to the grocery store, as we were leaving man came over to me and asked if he could take my cart and keep my quarter! Does that count?
    Anyway, it smells wonderful. Thanks!

  8. Reba says

    I love your DIY projects. I’ve made your lip balm and those awesome earrings you just posted! My friends and I have at least one craft day a month while the kiddos are at school and your projects are perfect for the few short hours we have. Can’t wait to try this spray!

    • gerbermom says

      That is so great to hear Reba! And what a fun tradition you have with your friends. I love a good crafternoon with the girls :)

  9. Susanna says

    How versatile you are Steph, now expanding your skin care product line! :) love it, sounds like it would smell lovely!

  10. Joen says

    Thanks for sharing this, I’m going to give this a try. The cold weather has finally hit NJ and really drying me out! I bet it’s great right out of the shower.

  11. says

    Ohhh, I bet that smells amazing! I love making my own oils … So nice on your skin and also nice to know exactly what goes into them. I’ve not tried using almond oil as a base though, but it sounds great.

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