I’m a mister. Wait, that sounds like I’m saying I’m a dude. What I actually mean is I am a new convert to face misting spray and one of my new favourite projects is DIY face spray.
Not only is it easy as helllll but it helps to tone your skin, can help ward off excess oil, can lock in your moisturizer, and helps to set your makeup so you don’t get that ugly caked on makeup-y look.
On top of all that it’s damn cheap to make and there are many different variations you can create that will tailor to your skin type. I have discovered three DIY face spray recipes that I’m currently in lurrrve with and use for different reasons. So peep this.
DIY Face Spray And How To Make It
A Mist Made With Oil To Combat Oil
To combat this, I’ve started using a toning face mist to help calm down the oiliness and keep my skin looking top-notch…or at least as top-notch as possible. Start by grabbing yourself a small, clean, spray bottle and fill it with these ingredients:
- 4 drops of organic Calendula oil – I have this one
- 4 drops Argan oil
- 6 drops of Rose Hip oil, organic if you can find it
- Orange blossom water, enough to fill your spray bottle to the 3/4 mark
Make sure to give your mixture a good shake each time before you use it to ensure your ingredients are properly mixed.
The benefits of this spray is really in the ingredients.
The Calendula oil is great for sensitive or inflamed skin, making it a good choice during breakouts.
Following that, Argan oil comes from the nut of the argan tree and is an excellent moisturizing agent that helps to heal dry, cracked skin, and similar to almond oil, can be used to cleanse away excess oil that may get caught in your pores, ultimately leading to breakouts.
Rose Hip oil is also a useful ingredient as it helps to heal any scarring that can find its way onto your skin thanks to annoying acne breakouts.
And finally, the orange blossom water acts as a great toner, helps to combat oil levels, and mostly just smells amazing.
To get maximum benefits out of this spray I use it multiple times throughout the day, once before applying my makeup, once throughout the day over my makeup, and once after I’ve washed my face at night. I find that not only does my skin clear up but it feels fresh and clean as I go about my day.
A Mist To Wake Up My Skin
You know that feeling you get when your skin just feels blah? It’s dull, it’s dry, and it needs a little somethin’ somethin’. Whenever my skin is feeling this way I make this handy little DIY face spray. Again, using a small, clean spray bottle I mix in:
- 6-8 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 4 drops of Calendula oil
- fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water
I make sure to shake this well before using it and then spritz it as much as I damn well please.
Thanks to lavender’s antibacterial and anti-fungal properties I use it if I want a quick cleanse, but not only that, it also has sedative and anti-depressive properties, as well as a slight ability to relax our otherwise tense facial muscles, making it one badass skincare superhero.
A Citrus Mist You Don’t Wanna Miss
Normally I’m not really a big ol’ fan of grapefruit…unless I’m dumping heaps of sugar onto it.
However, my opinion on grapefruit got a whole lot sweeter when I discovered this refreshing citrus mist…especially because it costs, oh, about $2 per batch! Say it with me now: TWO DOLLA MAKE YOU HOLLA!! *waving her hands in the air like she just don’t care*
And not only is this DIY face spray cheap as hellllll but it’s also foolproof. All you have to do is in a big pot, boil:
- 2 cups of distilled water
- 1 grapefruit, cut into chunks with the skin still on
- 2 tablespoons of rosemary, fresh or dry
Once your mixture comes to a boil, turn the heat down to medium and let it simmer for around 10 minutes. When your time is up, remove the mixture from the heat and let it steep for another few minutes.
Then simply strain it to remove the grapefruit and rosemary, let it cool down, pour it into your spray bottle, and refrigerate until you want to use it.
Not only does it smell amaaaaazing, but the grapefruit makes for a wonderful cleanser, helps to battle acne, and acts as an antioxidant while at the same time refreshing your face and giving you a nice little pick-me-up.
But it’s not just the grapefruit that makes this spray so damn awesome, the rosemary also helps to fade acne scars and blemishes! I mean, can a sistah get an amen for these badass face misters?!
Now enough from me, I wanna hear from you. Specifically, tell me what your favourite recipe out of the 3 I’ve listed is and if you are going to give it a go. Or if you have a DIY face spray recipe of your own, well then share that sh*t! You know I love to get my DIY on, so please don’t be shy!