DIY Face Mist

Face mists are surprisingly easy to make and are very cost efficient. Are you changing your skincare routine throughout the seasons, looking to incorporate natural indigents to promote skin wellness, or looking for ways to revive your skin? You should try creating a facial spray.

Creating a facial spritz gives you control of the ingredients you use. You decide what makes it into the mixture, and what does not. A face mist is typically distilled water combined with essential oils.

Before you begin making the face sprays, make sure you have something that can be used to store your mixture. Empty spritz bottles are ideal to use. They are available at your local store. 

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Green Tea Spray

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Ingredients

- 2 Green Tea Bags

- 1 Mug of Boiled Water

- 1 Teaspoon of Your Favorite Hydrating Oil (Recommendations: Peppermint Oil, Almond Oil or Vitamin E Oil)

 
  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Remove the water from the stove and steep the green tea for three minutes.
  3. Mix your favorite hydrating oil with the green tea.
  4. Let the mixture cool, place in spray bottle. 

Green tea has tons of great antioxidants that can fight inflammation and bacteria. Green tea is rich in tannins and acts as a natural astringent that shrinks pores and reduces the production of sebum.

 

Rose Hibiscus Spray

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Ingredients

- 1/2 Cup of Hibiscus Tea (3 Tea Bags)

- 1/2 Cup of Rose Water

- 1 Teaspoon Jojoba Oil

 
  1. Steep three bags of hibiscus tea for five minutes, then chill. 
  2. When the tea is completely cool, combine with rosewater and jojoba oil.
  3. Let the mixture cool, place in spray bottle. 

Hibiscus is hydrating and very helpful for your skin because it contains special acids that help exfoliate, smooth, and brighten the skin tone. Adding jojoba oil makes the spray non-comedogenic, so it doesn’t clog pores. The oil stuns the harmful bacteria growth that leads to breakouts as well as soothes fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Aloe and Chamomile Spray

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Ingredients 

- 1/2 Cup of Chamomile Tea (3 Tea Bags)

- 1/2 Cup of Aloe Vera

- 3 to 4 Drops Lavender Oil

 
  1. Steep the chamomile tea for five minutes, then chill.
  2. When the tea cools, mix in the other ingredients.
  3. Place in spray bottle.

The use of aloe vera gel can effectively heal chronic skin issues like psoriasis, acne, and eczema. Chamomile can be used to calm the skin. It soothes redness and irritation in a matter of seconds.  Lavender oil works wonderfully penetrating the pores to kill bacteria.

 

Coconut Setting Mist

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Ingredients 

- 1/4 Coconut Water (no pulp)

- 1/4 Witch Hazel

- 1/4 DistilledWater

- 1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil

- 1/2 Teaspoon of Safflower Oil

 

Mix all ingredients together and place in an empty spray bottle.

Coconut has hydrating properties that leave the skin with a healthy radiance. It enhances the skin's elasticity and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles for a youthful glow. Safflower oil helps the skin retain water, keeping the skin moisturized. Coconut oil is a solid oil, so be sure it is in its liquid state when combining it with the safflower oil and add it to the mixture last. This face mist can be used as a setting spray for your daily makeup routine. 

 

Mint Rosemary Mist

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Ingredients

- 1 Mug of Water

- 10-15 Mint Leaves

- 5 Drops of Rosemary Oil

 
  1. Combine the mug of water and mint leaves in a pot to a boil.
  2. Reduce the amount of water based on how minty you would like the water to be.
  3. Once the mixture is room temperature add the rosemary oil.
  4. Place in an empty spray bottle.

Mint is a known anti-inflammatory and does well fighting against acne. The rosemary works great with the mint because it is a skin protector, meaning it has antiseptic and disinfectant properties for our skin. 

 

Whichever DIY face mist you decide to make remember there are no preservatives in these sprays, so it is best to keep them refrigerated after each use.