How to Make Homemade Hydrating Face Mist

by Christopher Godwin

Homemade hydrating face mist is a simple, natural alternative to store-bought creams and mists designed to nourish and hydrate the skin. Homemade face mist uses ingredients that can be purchased at almost any health food store or online through a specialty retailer. Making your skin care products can also save you quite a bit of money over buying expensive commercial products that often contain unnatural and potentially harmful additives and preservatives. Store the hydrating face mist in the refrigerator between uses for maximum shelf-life.

Items you will need

  • ½ cup distilled water
  • 4 tbsp. orange flower water
  • 4 tbsp. rose flower water
  • 4 tbsp. aloe vera gel
Step 1

Combine the distilled water, orange flower water and rose flower water in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat for about 2 to 3 minutes or until warm.

Step 2

Remove the saucepan from heat and add the aloe vera gel. Stir to combine with a wooden spoon or disposable stir stick.

Step 3

Transfer the hydrating face mist to a sterilized glass bottle with spray pump.

Step 4

Store the face mist in the refrigerator for 24 hours before first use. Shake gently before first use and all subsequent uses.

Tips

  • To use, spray over the face and body after bathing. Let the mist dry naturally on the skin without wiping off any excess moisture.

Warnings

  • Avoid using aluminum or copper products to mix or store any type of homemade skin care products, as they may alter the final product negatively.

References (1)

  • The Cosmetics Cookbook; Belkin, Lisa Sharon; 2008

Photo Credits

  • Flavio Mancinelli/Demand Media

About the Author

Christopher Godwin is a freelance writer from Los Angeles. He spent his formative years as a chef and bartender crafting signature dishes and cocktails as the head of an upscale catering firm. He has since ventured into sharing original creations and expertise with the public. Godwin has published poetry, fiction and nonfiction in publications like "Spork Magazine," "Cold Mountain Review" and "From Abalone To Zest."