I've been a fan of face mists for a couple years now. (I've used this one and this one and love them both.) Recently, when I started looking at the ingredients in the mists, I realized this would be super easy to make at home. I customized the formula to my own preferences and it turned out super well. Today I'm here to share an easy recipe for making your own refreshing, hydrating face mist at home.
In a glass spray bottle, combine—2 teaspoons Pure Aloe Vera, 1 teaspoon Pure Vitamin E Oil, 1 teaspoon Pure Argan Oil, 4 drops Geranium Essential Oil, 2 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, 4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil, 6 tablespoons Pure Moroccan Rose Water. Next, fill half the remaining bottle with Unscented Witch Hazel Toner and then top it off with distilled water. Shake and spray.
Other things I used—glass spray bottle (I used this one but on second thought a tinted bottle might be cuter since the oil and water do not mix, which my husband called "gross". Here's another good option.), tiny funnel, distilled water.
If you don't have every single ingredient, it's OK! You can tweak the ingredients list a little. It's really not a big deal. Essential oils are kind of expensive if you only need them once, so I borrowed mine from a friend!
Oh—I also used letter stickers from the art section at the craft store to label my bottles (I made two. I'll share the second one sometime soon!)
This face mist smells SO GOOD. I use mine in the morning (makes me feel more awake) and throughout the day I'll do a little spritz if I want to add a little moisture on top of my makeup.
As an added bonus, I've been using my new aloe and vitamin E oils on their own, just on my skin. So even though you do have to buy a bunch of ingredients to make this mist, it's good to know that it's stuff you can actually use anyway. Also you can use the ingredients to make refills for a long time, or make extras as gifts!
Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions.