Prep your skincare for summer with a cooling DIY facial mist! Facial sprays are the perfect spritz-me-up for hot weather, dehydrated skin, or afternoon slumps.
Cooling facial sprays made with organic essential oils not only help regulate your body temperature and provide a refreshing, energizing effect, but they can also help soothe, nourish, and brighten your skin.
You don’t need to reach for expensive store-bought facial sprays when you can easily make your own!
When to Use Facial Sprays
- To combat humid or hot weather
- After exercising or playing sports
- While gardening, at the beach, or spending time outdoors
- At work when you need a mental refresh
- When your skin is suffering the drying effects of indoor heating
- During menopause and hormonal changes
- In between makeup layers for smoother application
- When skin is dull, dehydrated, itchy, or irritated
- As a toner during your skincare routine
- To cool off or to combat dry air on an airplane while traveling
- Right before bed for a quick hydration
- Whenever you need a mood boost
Recipe for a Cooling Facial Spray
Add 1 cup distilled or mineral water and 5-10 drops of organic essential oil to a small, opaque spray bottle. Shake and spritz! Keeps for about 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator and 24 hours outside the fridge.
- For an extra nourishing facial spray, use skin-boosting teas. Replace the water with tea that has steeped for one hour using 1 cup of water and 1 tea bag. Make sure to cool the tea completely. Chamomile tea is extra soothing and green tea contains skin healthy antioxidants.
- If you have oily or acne-prone skin, add some witch hazel to your facial spray. Fill your bottle about ¾ of the way with water and top with witch hazel.
Which Essential Oils to Use in Your DIY Facial Mist?
You can personalize your facial mist with the essential oils you love best, but here are some of our recommendations to get you started!
- Frankincense – if you’re experiencing skin blemishes or irritation, add a few drops of frankincense to your facial spray. Frankincense is an astringent, antiseptic, and disinfectant agent with antimicrobial effects.
- Rosemary – is antibacterial which makes it great if you want a facial spray as part of your skincare routine. Rosemary also aids with focus, making your facial spray relieving for the mind and body!
- Lavender – is calming and soothing, and may even speed up healing for skin blemishes
- Peppermint – cooling, energizing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and refreshing. What’s not to love?
- Lemon – if you’re experiencing dull skin, lemon essential oil can help with brightening and complexion!
With this all-natural DIY facial mist you can look good and feel good...all while doing good! Savhera essential oils support the planet’s wellbeing while also giving dignified employment to human trafficking survivors. Spritz, spritz, hooray!