DIY: Refreshing face mists

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Face mists are fantastic pick-me-ups year round, but with dry-skin season quickly approaching, a quick spritz becomes even more appreciated. 

Mist your face to re-hydrate and freshen your makeup, or hydrate your hair to soften split ends. These DIY face mists are anti-aging, acne fighting, refreshing and even mood boosting! They’ll make your skin glow! DIY face mists are super easy to make and you can experiment with all the ingredients that you love.

Here are a few DIY hydrating mists that you can make at home to help you stay cool and looking fresh:

Refreshing Lavender Peppermint Mist

  • Peppermint tea has a cooling effect on the skin and lavender has healing properties making this a fantastic summer spritzer.

    Ingredients:
    1 peppermint tea bag
    2 to 3 drops lavender essential oil

    Steep tea bag in boiling water. Let cool completely. Add lavender oil and shake to mix.

Calming Calendula Aloe Mist

Calendula and aloe vera both have incredible hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients:
¼ cup dried calendula flowers
1 tbsp aloe vera juice
1 or 2 drops of essential oil of your choice for scent (optional)

Steep dried calendula flowers in a cup of boiling water for 30 minutes. Strain and cool tea. Add aloe vera juice and a few drops of essential oil, if desired.

Uplifting Vanilla Chamomile Mist

Chamomile is gentle and soothing for the skin and reduces inflammation, and vanilla has an uplifting, de-stressing effect on our senses.

Ingredients:
1 chamomile tea bag
2 to 3 drops vanilla essential oil
2 drops jojoba oil
Distilled water

Add chamomile tea bag to one cup of water. Let steep for an hour. Fill spritz bottle three quarters full with cooled tea, add vanilla essential oil, jojoba oil and top with distilled water. Shake and spritz.

Antioxidant Green Tea Toner

  • Full of antioxidants and great for oily or acne-prone skin, this mist is quick and easy to make.

    Ingredients:
    2 cups boiling water
    2 green tea bags
    2 to 3 drops vitamin E oil (optional)

    Steep tea bags in boiling water for an hour. Let chill. Pour into spritz bottle with vitamin e oil for hydration.

To preserve the freshness of these natural, preservative-free toners, store them in the fridge and use within 10 days.

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