Face mists are a great way to hydrate your skin all year but are especially refreshing during dry weather season. Not only do they soothe and calm irritated skin, but with their pleasant scents, they’re also a great mood and spirit booster. I love the way mists relieve my dry skin and make me feel refreshed. After inadvertently spending $17 on a face mist for oily skin, I decided to start making my own mists. I’m so glad I did – they’re more cost effective and I can tailor them to my own skin and the scents I love.
Try one of these 3 Simple Vitamin E Face Mists for a quick pick-me-up:
- 4 oz. Amber Glass Spray Bottles
- Vitamin E Oil
- Coconut water
- Green Tea
- Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Rosemary Essential Oil
- Small funnel
** The amber glass provides UV protection for the bottle’s contents. It basically helps keep the composition of the essential oils intact, effective and fresh for as long as possible. Storing essential oils in glass bottles (versus plastic) is always best for the same reasons. If, however, the oils are diluted into other liquids, plastic bottles will be fine.
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Rosewater and Vitamin E Face Mist
½ C (4 oz.) Rosewater
4 Drops Vitamin E oil
2 – 3 Drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and then pour into spray bottle. Shake well.
Both Rosewater and Ylang Ylang have a mild floral scent that is fragrant, tranquil, comforting. This face mist soothes both my skin and my mood!
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Coconut Water and Vitamin E Face Mist
½ C (4 oz.) Coconut Water
4 Drops Vitamin E oil
2-3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and then pour into spray bottle. Shake well. Store in refrigerator. Use within 1 – 2 weeks.
Coconut Water is not only hydrating and detoxifying, it’s also full of vitamins and minerals. Both coconut water and lavender have antifungal and antiviral properties and promote healing. Lavender is known for its calm and pleasant scent.
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Green Tea and Vitamin E Face Mist
½ C (4 oz.) Green Tea
4 Drops Vitamin E oil
2-3 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Brew green tea at 1 bag per 1 cup of water. Let steep approximately 30 minutes. Cool. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and then pour into spray bottle. Shake well.
Green tea and rosemary have refreshing and uplifting scents. As well as has antioxidant properties but it also reduces inflammation and redness. Green tea mists are hydrating but act as a toner so they’re good for oily and/or combination skin.
Vitamin E oil can be substituted with other moisturizing oils such as almond oil, jojoba oil, or avocado oil. You can also increase the amount of oil in your face mist if your skin is extra dry. It’s easy to experiment with these 3 Simple Vitamin E Face Mists and create your own favorite DIY mist.
Before applying 2-3 spritzes, be sure to shake the bottle. USe these anytime – 1st thing in the morning, after applying makeup, and anytime throughout the day or evening.
**Remember it’s always a good idea to do a patch test on a small area of your skin to make sure none of the ingredients of a new product cause you any irritation.
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Do you use face mists? Which ones are your favorite?
Lisa is a mother of three lovely young women and is a new grandmother to a baby boy! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years. Lisa is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Running a small business for over 25 years and raising a family has made for a busy, busy life with many ups and downs; it’s definitely been an adventure.
Lisa’s always involved in one project or another whether it’s work related or serving her community. She also recently went back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in American Studies. Lisa tries to make every day a good day—that means learning something new, practicing kindness, and enjoying the present moment.
To be honest, I’ve never heard of face mists before reading this post. I’ll definitely have to look into them. I love how you make your own now. I think that’s better, because not only is it cost-effective, but you’re also in control of what exactly goes in the bottle!
Dee Jackson says
I really needed to see this post today. Thanks for all the great recipes.
Ashley S says
When it comes to face mists, I never really knew what they were. I never took the time to research the benefits of face mists, but appreciate you sharing a bit of it in this post! I also LOVE that you made your own, I’m a sucker for DIY! I could probably benefit most from the Green Tea mist, because I have oily skin.
I absolutely love face mists. Will definitely be trying these out.
Oh I’m totally pinning this because I just ran out of my face mist that my older sister made me and I feel bad asking her for another because she’s pregnant and planning a wedding haha. Hopefully I can do this without messing it up too badly.
where can i find all natural coconut water and what’s the best brand!?