Make Your Own Rose Water Face Mist

Make your own hydrating face mist! All natural ingredients- super easy DIYI’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.

Make your own hydrating face mist! All natural ingredients- super easy DIY In a glass spray bottle, combine:

-2 teaspoons Pure Aloe Vera
-1 teaspoon Pure Argan Oil
-1 teaspoon Pure Vitamin E Oil
-4 drops Rose 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 option.
-tiny funnel
-distilled water

If you don’t have every single ingredient, it’s OK! You can tweak the ingredients list a little.

Make your own hydrating face mist! All natural ingredients- super easy DIY Make your own hydrating face mist! All natural ingredients- super easy DIY Since this mist contains both oil and water, just shake it a little before you spritz!

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.

Make your own hydrating face mist! All natural ingredients- super easy DIY 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!

xoxo- Elsie

P.S. If you love beauty DIYs, check out Our Best Clean Beauty DIYs (and Tips!)

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions

  • It is very helpful and informative article. Thanks for sharing your experience with us! I am using facial mist spray products, because it really helps to moisturize my skin.

  • I’m trying to see if the bottle size is listed here but don’t see it. Plse advise thansk

  • Thanks for sharing. But I’ll replace argan oil with rosehip oil cause I don’t have it.

  • Thanks for these tips.
    Being in the weddings trade I always look for fresh ideas to share with the brides that are our clientele.

  • Hi Mimi! for super dry skin I would suggest using an oil such as jojoba or sweet almond (or even organic coconut oil!). I tend to stay away from facial mists unless I am doing a full face spa – like exfoliate, then tone (via face mist), then hydrate with oil or cream. I use these oils and they are face-friendly, so my face doesn’t break out or flake 🙂

    jojoba and sweet almond are nice because they are non-greasy, absorb quickly and they mimic the natural oils/sebum that our skin and hair produce. you can get them at most health food stores like Whole Foods/ PCC etc or you can order them online at mountain rose herbs, which is the best company !

  • I love this idea! It would make such a great gift! Thanks for the tutorial!


  • This sounds lovely and there are so many uses for so many of the products!

  • Hi Hannah, I have super dry skin. What would you suggest to replace the witch hazel in this recipe? Or do you know if another recipe that would be better for me?
    Thanks, Mimi

  • I used to use rose water face mist everyday! But it was wayy to expensive, I definitely will be giving this one a go 🙂 x

  • I wonder if you couldn’t use a different oil for scent, because I also hate the smell of rose (and ylang ylang) but love this idea.

  • I love doing home made things… definitely going to try this out:)


  • This sounds really refreshing. I used to make all my own soap with essential oils, so, I love the smell of some essential oils.. a lot. Ylang ylang is quite potent, but, if used sparingly or mixed with other eo’s can be very nice. I miss making my soap and I miss the wonderful smells throughout my house, but, doing something like this that isn’t as time consuming would be nice. I’ll have to try this… my daughter would love it as I would!

  • Oh goodness, this wold be the best favor for a sleepover party! It could even be a fun activity for a home spa day and pamper sesh. Now I have to find those materials. I hope they’re available from where I am. 🙂

  • This is fabulous – and could you guys get any cuter with your custom spritz bottle as well? 🙂

  • Seriously, I was just about to go buy face mist when I read this! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • I’ve heard so many good things about using rose water on your face! I’m going to have to try this!


  • I love this tutorial! I really like using face mists but hate how pricey they can be sometimes. I’d much rather make my own at home. Thanks for sharing!


  • Thanks for the info Molly!
    (my witch hazel is alcohol free, so I guess that’s a good thing!)
    🙂 Elsie

  • I’m not a fan of rose water but in the past I have mixed water and lavender oil (essential oil), next time I’ll add the vitamin E oil and aloe vera. Is simpler better for bacteria growth?

  • I would choose to eliminate the Vitamin E as it makes my skin break out. I guess I would add more argan oil?

  • What a wonderful idea — I can’t wait to try it! 🙂

    Jessica //

  • I love this idea. I’ve recently started making my own beauty products, DIY beauty, and it’s a lot of fun. I cannot wait to make this as I have been on the hunt for a nice facial mist.

    Diary of Elegance

  • I love face mists! This sounds like a nice recipe, but unless the witch hazel has alcohol in it you run a serious risk of this going bad 🙁 Mold or bacteria will grow. May I suggest a drop of a preservative like Liquid Germall Plus? You can use it at .1% and it protects your product and therefore your face! The fridge might slow this growing something in it, but as you know things still go rotten in the fridge. (Ps. I buy my Liquid Germall Plus from Lotioncrafter, super fast shipping!)

  • I need a face mist so bad! Think this could be used to set makeup too! / creative lifestyle blog.

  • Love a good facial mist, vitmain E is so great for skin! The witch hazel will help to keep it good for a while, but just be carful with no preservative it can grow some bacteria as there is water in there. If you want the water and oils to mix, just add a bit of something called tween20 or 80 (polysorbate) its a sugar, and it makes oil and water mix, also attracts water to skin to help moisturise it – taadaa!

  • I love a good face mist and this one sounds lovely! I’ve never thought to make one, will have to try this out 🙂 x
    Charlotte’s Road

  • Very nice Elsie! I just wanted to say that if you have dry skin you will want to avoid rose and witch hazel as they are very very astringent and will dry out your face even more.
    You can also opt to use a natural emulsifier to help keep the oil and water blended. just make sure to blend the emulsifier with the essential oils first before combining with water!

  • I LOVE THIS! I work with essential oils to make soaps, lotions & scrubs… not sure how face mists never crossed my mind! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Great post!
    Stay gold,


  • Great post!
    Stay gold,


  • I use rose water mist every day. I’ve never made my own, but now I will. Ylang ylang and rose are the two loveliest floral scents on earth.

  • Personally, im not a big fan of the smell of rose water but this is a great idea for a gift!! 🙂

    Xoxo Jessy

  • Love this & I will definitely have to make for the fall & winter season. I use the Doterra oils every day & am very pleased with the product. What a great gift this would make.

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