Cyclomethicone NF is a clear, odorless, silicone-based oil that is incredibly useful and versatile in a number of bath & body recipes. It is a synthetic unmodified silicone that stays on the surface of the skin - the molecules are too big to physically enter past the upper living cells. It doesn't really have any healing or moisturizing qualities in and of itself - think of it more as a carrier. Because it evaporates relatively quickly, it is most commonly used to carry fragrance or essential oils in linen sprays, body sprays, and roll-on dry perfumes. It also is used in lotions to impart a slick, silky feel - and is widely used in hair treatments. It mixes with fragrance or essential oils beautifully.
Flash Point: 170 degrees F
Dry Oil Body Spray/Perfume: Mix in fragrance oil or essential oil at any dilution depending on desired strength and recommended usage levels. Common dilution rates are 1 part FO/6 parts cyclomethicone, up to 1 part FO/3 parts cyclomethicone. (Parts being whatever measurement you would like it to be).
After Bath/Shower Body Oil: Mix in concentrations up to 50/50 with your favorite vegetable or botanical oil (soybean oil is a great one to use) and add fragrance oil or essential oil to desired strength. Spray on the skin after you shower and pat dry,while skin is still damp. Gently rub in, like you would lotion. Leaves your skin feeling so silky smooth yet not greasy at all! (This is my new best friend).
Linen/Pillow Spray & Room Spray: Mix the same way you do for a body spray! Shouldn't leave linens wet or stained! (NOTE: Do a test on white linen to make sure the fragrance oil doesnt stain though!)
Hair: Use on hair as a detangler & defrizzing agent (spray on wet hair). Spray on dry hair for a shine! Or add to hair conditioners for detangling properties!
Lotion: Add to lotions, creams, body butters and lotion bars to give a silky feeling (add up to 1% to pre-made lotion base, or 5% or more to lotion made from scratch)
Bath Oils, Salts & Scrubs: Add to bath oils or scrubs for a silky less greasy feel. Use in place of glycerin in bath salts to impart a silky feel and give salts a nice sheen!
Insect Repellent Spray: Just add your favorite blend of bug repellant essential oil such as lemongrass, eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, lavender, etc. You will have a nice smelling insect repellent!