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Recipe for a Moisturizing Face Mist

by Kimberly Johnson, studioD

Face mist has come a long way from just being water in a spray bottle. This old approach to misting actually dried your skin out because the water lacked ingredients that contain hydrating effects. Today’s time-starved women need more than just a splash in the face. That’s why some facial sprays now do double-duty as a moisturizer. While a trip down the cosmetics aisle gives you a vast array of spray options, making one at home is just as good.

Open an aluminum spray bottle, then insert a small funnel into the top of it. Use only an aluminum spray bottle, as it filters out light that can degrade the effectiveness of the oils over time.

Add 1/2 cup of orange blossom water or any other scented water that you prefer. For an unscented version of facial spray, use mineral water instead.

Add 10 drops of argon oil to the spray bottle using a medicine dropper. Rinse the medicine dropper well with water afterward to remove the oil residue.

Add 10 drops of rosehip oil to the spray bottle using the clean medicine dropper.

Screw the top back onto the spray bottle tightly, then shake it vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.

Hold the spray bottle at least 5 to 6 inches away from your face. Close your eyes and spray your face lightly with no more than three sprays. Alternatively, spray the mist into the air at face level, then walk through it.

Wait 60 seconds, and then gently blot your face using a tissue to remove excess moisture.

Items you will need
  •  Aluminum spray bottle
  •  Funnel
  •  Orange blossom water
  •  Mineral water (optional)
  •  Argan oil
  •  Medicine dropper
  •  Rosehip oil
  •  Tissue
  •  Boiling water (optional)
  •  White tea bags (optional)


  • Argon and rosehip oils are available at aromatherapy stores or some health food stores.
  • You can apply facial mist under or over makeup.
  • To make a refreshing summer mist, store the spray bottle in the refrigerator.
  • Instead of orange water, try using white tea by filling a bowl with boiling water and seeping four white tea bags in it. Wait until the water cools, then pour it into the spray bottle.

About the Author

Kimberly Johnson is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in various online publications including eHow, Suite101 and Examiner. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and began writing professionally in 2001.

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