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DIY Vegetable Oil Sprayer – No Need for Pam

Pam is an easy way to cook without adding a lot of oil to a pan, but it is full of chemicals and the aerosol is not so great for the environment.  The solution is simple – make your own vegetable oil sprayer.

Using an oil sprayer is a great way to save calories on food.  You only need a small amount to do the trick.

It's easy to make your owm olive oil sprayer

Make your own Vegetable Oil Sprayer.

The sprayer is easy to make.  All you need is a spray bottle, olive oil and water. 

Just mix the solution using one part of olive oil to five parts of water.  (any oil will do as well as olive oil.)

Shake well before each use and you have your own vegetable spray with no additives that will save lots of calories when cooking.

A commercial product that does a similar thing is a Misto sprayer. I also have one of these that I got at Amazon.  (affiliate link)

To use the DIY oil sprayer, you just add the olive oil (no water).  It has a pump action which gives it the aerosol effect.

(The DIY model above is a little more drippy but the retail product gives a fine mist.  Both work well though).

misto oil sprayer.

Either way, you lose the chemicals and save money.

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Monday 28th of June 2021

How does oil and water mix? The oil remains on top even after mixing so what comes out of the spray is mainly water because it’s at the bottom

Carol Speake

Tuesday 29th of June 2021

You need to shake it before using. This distributes the oil temporarily.

Autumn Jones

Monday 8th of December 2014

Have you tried this spray with a different oil to water ratio? The consistency seems a little watery to me with a 1:5 ratio. Just curious if you have tried it using less water. Think I might try 1:3 next time! Thanks so much for the "recipe"--I never would have thought of this on my own!


Thursday 5th of September 2019

I bought 2 sprayers and they both constantly clog up.


Monday 8th of December 2014

Hi Autumn. I normally make mine in my Misto sprayer, so the ratio works fine, but I have done it in a normal spray bottle and sometimes use a bit less water when I do it that way. I try to keep the oil as low as I can for health reasons, so it is a matter of trial and error with the sprayer you use. Carol

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