Refresh your skin and give your mood a lift with this DIY Lavender Orange Face Mist. With only five ingredients, this face mist comes together quickly and is perfect for days when you need a moisture boost.
Contrary to popular belief, your face does not always need to be washed! More often than not it’s looking for a bit of hydration. Which is exactly what this homemade face mist does.
This homemade face mist uses a base of aloe vera juice to help refresh your skin and hold in moisture. Aloe juice is a rich source of antioxidants and can help protect your skin.
When & How to Use This Face Mist
This homemade face mist can be used multiple times throughout the day when your skin is feeling a little dry or you need a pick me up.
Because the homemade face mist doesn’t contain anything to dry out your skin (like witch hazel which is better suited as a DIY face toner), you can use it when you need it.
The best way to use the face mist is the gently shake the bottle (in case any of the oils have separated). Hold the bottle a few inches away from your face and mist lightly. Breathe in deeply. Let the mist sit for a few moments and wipe off any excessively wet spots with a tissue. No rubbing, not additional equipment, just the basics.
Essential Oils In The Face Mist
For this face mist recipe, I used both lavender and citrus bliss for the essential oils.
Lavender is known to help calm both inflammation as well as your system. It’s most commonly used to relieve stress (like in these headache-healing bath bombs) and before bed to help you sleep.
On your skin, lavender helps soothe and works great for blemishes and red bumps.
Citrus bliss, on the other hand, isn’t used as much for the skin but it is used to elevate moods. The citrus scent is a great way to boost energy and pick up your spirits.
The combination of the two essential oils both helps your skin as well as your mood.
That said, the essential oils are not set in stone! Feel free to experiment with different blends as to what you find works best. Different moods can require different blends.
Can I Substitute The Almond Oil?
The almond oil is used in this recipe to help bind the essential oils so that you get the maximum benefit of them when you use the mist.
However, you don’t need almond oil specifically. Jojoba or apricot kernel oils will work just the same.
Ingredients In the Face Mist
DIY Lavender Orange Face Mist
- 3 tbs aloe juice
- 3 tbs water
- 1 tsp almond oil
- 10 drops citrus essential oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- In a small glass bottle combine all the ingredients. Place the lid on top and shake gently. Can be stored in the cupboard or the fridge.
- Personally, I store mine the fridge in summer months because the extra coolness from the aloe is extremely refreshing on a hot summers’ day!