Benefits of DYI Facial Mists,  January 27, 2020

Benefits of DYI Facial Mists, January 27, 2020

Benefits of Facial Mists and DYI Recipes

Facial mists are liquids you spray onto your skin using a spray bottle or atomizer. It’s a simple and effective way to add moisture to your face. They are non-greasy, don’t affect makeup, are easy to make and can be customized for your skin type.


Why use a Facial Mist?

You moisturize your face after washing, so why would you need to use a hydrating facial mist? If you’re like me, winter is hard on your skin. The heat comes on, the air is dry and my skin begins to dehydrate. I like using a hydrating facial mist to add moisture during the day.

A facial mist can refresh and instantly add and seal in moisture. It can soothe sensitive skin. It can even help absorb excess oil when silk powder is added.

Use facial mists as a little pick-me-up any time of the day. They’re great when formulated with aroma-therapeutic scents. Refrigerating your facial mist will not only preserve it, but will help you feel refreshed and invigorated!

A hydrating facial mist is a great way to set your makeup and ensure it will stay put before heading out the door. Simply spritz and let it air-dry, or work it into your skin with a sponge. Spritzing after applying mineral makeup will prevent a dry, overly matte look.

Throughout the day, prevent your makeup from settling into fine lines and wrinkles by spraying a bit directly onto your face and pat with a tissue or sponge. 


What Goes into a Facial Mist?

A facial mist always starts with water. For best results, use distilled or filtered water. You can also use reverse osmosis or rain water. Be sure to choose a water that is free of contaminants.  

Include herbs! Botanicals and herbs are a great way to add nutrients to your skin. Try green tea for its antioxidant properties – it’s great for oily or acne prone skin. Use chamomile to soothe and reduce inflammation. Try lavender and mint for a refreshing pick up. Rose petals can help soften skin and aid in elasticity (be sure to use organic rose petals). Calendula and aloe vera will hydrate while reducing inflammation.  Rosehips and hibiscus flowers are loaded with Vitamin C. Experiment with a combination of herbs – mix a couple to get a unique formula.

Customize your facial mist with your favourite essential oils! Try lavender for soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, or frankincense is an astringent, antiseptic, and disinfectant agent that has antimicrobial effects and helps diminish the signs of aging. Pine and fir are antibacterial and contain Vitamin C, which is thought to aid in cell function.

The options are endless. Be sure to select a good quality essential oil that works for your skin type.  Avoid using citrus based essential oils during the day as these can cause photosensitivity.




Make Your Own Facial Mist

You will need:

· A 6 or 8-ounce spray bottle with a fine mist sprayer

· Funnel

· Distilled or filtered water

· Herbs, botanicals or essential oils

· Aloe vera juice – optional

· Vitamin E liquid – optional

· Carrier oils (jojoba, macadamia, etc) – optional

If using herbs or botanicals, start by making a strong tea. Boil the water and add 2 tablespoons of herbs. Steep for 10 minutes, strain and cool completely.  Pour into spray bottle using funnel. Unless you are adding a preservative, you’ll need to refrigerate your facial mist. Use within 1 to 2 weeks.

For facial mists with essential oils, start by filling your spray bottle with distilled or filtered water. Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil. A safe ratio is one drop to 1 ounce of water. Shake before using. As above, refrigerate your facial mist if you are not adding a preservative. Use within 1 to 2 weeks.




Find A Recipe That Works For You!

1. Hydrating Calendula and Green Tea Mist

Calendula and aloe vera both have incredible hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties, while green tea is loaded with antioxidants which protects the skin from free radical damage. Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable

2 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons organic loose leaf tea (or tea bags)

2 tablespoons dried calendula
2 to 3 drops vitamin E oil (optional)

1 tablespoon aloe vera juice 

1 tablespoon jojoba oil

Steep tea in boiling water for an hour. Let cool completely. Pour vitamin E oil and jojoba oils into spray bottle (for hydration) and add cooled tea. Refrigerate and use within 1 to 2 weeks.





2. Hydrating Coconut and Aloe Mist

Coconut water is a tropical hydrator that contains cytokinins, a cell regenerator and anti-aging ingredient.  Aloe vera is super soothing and great for all skin types.

Coconut water
Aloe vera juice
1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
1 teaspoon macadamia oil

Mix equal parts coconut water and aloe vera juice. Add sweet almond oil and macadamia oil. Refrigerate and use within 1 to 2 weeks.


3. Rose Moisturizing Mist

This rose water DIY face mist is perfect for moisturizing and calming your skin. Also, feel free to spray this one on your hair and all over your body as well!


1/2 cup rose water

2 tablespoons oil of jojoba oil

1 tablespoon of glycerin

Add rose water to spray bottle, followed by the jojoba oil and glycerin. Shake well before using. Refrigerate and use within 1 to 2 weeks.



4. Uplifting Vanilla Chamomile Mist

Chamomile is gentle and soothing for the skin and reduces inflammation, and vanilla has an uplifting, de-stressing effect on our senses.

2 tablespoons loose leaf chamomile (or 2 tea bags)
2 to 3 drops vanilla essential oil
2 drops jojoba oil
Distilled water

Add chamomile to one cup of distilled or filtered water. Let steep for an hour. Fill spritz bottle three quarters full with cooled tea, add vanilla essential oil, jojoba oil and top with distilled water.  Shake well and spritz. Refrigerate and use within 1 to 2 weeks.


5.  Antioxidant Green Tea Mist

Full of antioxidants and great for oily or acne prone skin, this mist is quick and easy to make.

2 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons organic loose leaf tea (tea bags can be used)
2 to 3 drops vitamin E oil (optional)

Steep tea in boiling water for an hour. Let cool completely. Pour into spray bottle with vitamin E oil for hydration. Refrigerate and use within 1 to 2 weeks.


6. Refreshing Lavender Peppermint Mist

Peppermint has a cooling effect on the skin and lavender has healing properties making this a fantastic summer spritzer.

1 tablespoon organic loose leaf peppermint (or 1 tea bag)
2 to 3 drops lavender essential oil

1 cup boiling water

Steep tea bag in boiling water. Let cool completely. Add lavender oil and shake to mix. Refrigerate and use within 1 to 2 weeks.


7. Calming Calendula Aloe Mist

Calendula and aloe vera both have incredible hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties.

¼ cup dried calendula flowers
1 tablespoon aloe vera juice
1 or 2 drops of essential oil of your choice for scent (optional)

2 cups boiling water

Steep dried calendula flowers in a cup of boiling water for 30 minutes. Strain and cool tea. Add aloe vera juice and a few drops of essential oil, if desired. Refrigerate and use within 1 to 2 weeks.




Other Additions to Facial Mists

Here are some other things that can support healthy skin. Keep in mind that these will require the mist to be refrigerated.

· Cucumber juice is cooling and soothing.

· Oat milk can be very soothing. To make it, just soak oats in distilled or filtered water for about 30 minutes and strain. Use this mixed 50/50 with water.

· Witch hazel can help tighten pores and minimize their appearance.

· Himalayan salt adds minerals to skin. Use a very small amount, about ⅛ teaspoon, dissolved in distilled or filtered water. If you find it irritating, reduce the amount of salt.

· Coconut milk contains many nutrients that are good for skin. Use a few tablespoons mixed in the water.

· Honey can be antibacterial. Warm a teaspoon of honey and mix into the facial mist well. Honey is also a humectant.


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