DIY Thursday: Rosewater & Aloe Facial Mist

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Beginning with today's DIY Thursday, I will be posting some of my recipes from my facial care line.


Today, we'll start with a staple, the Rosewater & Aloe Vera Facial Mist.









Here is what you need:


*Rose Hydrosol (I like it from The Herbarie)


*Aloe Vera Juice (Online, I like Organic Creations; otherwise, try NOW brands at the health foods store)


*Vegetable Glycerin (mine is coconut-derived; most are derived from palm, so check if that is of concern)



*Witch Hazel Hydrosol (AKA Distillate; this is alcohol-free. I like mine from Organic Creations.)


About:


We're going to make a 4 ounce bottle today. I keep mine in a misting bottle. Why? I often keep mine in the fridge and use them chilled. Nothing feels better on the skin than spritzing it with a chilled holistic treatment to soothe and soften the skin! I spritz it on before my Goat's Milk Facial Cream and also use it to set my makeup (currently using Everyday Minerals Intensive in Golden Fair with my loose setting powder (recipe coming soon!). 


I also recommend this for those who travel. Keep a small bottle (compliant with TSA guidelines) in your carry-on bag to hydrate your skin while flying.


Let's see what the ingredients do:



Aloe Vera Juice-- Aloe Vera Juice naturally contains vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, niacinamide, choline and 18 amino acids. It can be used to brighten, calm, provide antioxidant benefits, and calm the skin.




Rosewater Hydrosol-- Great to use on irritated, sensitive, inflamed or burned skin. This is completely alcohol-free and is non-drying.

This is alcohol-free and skin softening, and also mildly antibacterial. Vegetable Glycerin--a humectant and skin softening agent.


Witch Hazel Hydrosol--non-drying and suitable for every skin, even acne-prone. If you have congested pores, this is naturally beneficial

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Let's make the mist:


For a 4 ounce bottle, use 1.5 fluid ounces of aloe juice, 1.5 fluid ounces of rosewater hydrosol, 0.75 fluid ounces of witch hazel hydrosol, and 0.25 fl. ounces of glycerin. At home, you don't need to preserve it is used regularly. Gently combine and put into a bottle. Voila! You're done!


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