For those of you who know me, you’ll know that I go bananas over face mists! They are something I have always had on hand for a quick spritz to keep me feeling fresh throughout the day. Not only do I use them throughout the day but they are also great to have on hand for travel, post-workout, or right before going to sleep. Face mists are life. In my world. LOL!!
Normally when I’m doing some online shopping I find myself stumbling across face mists and they somehow always end up in my shopping cart (strange how that happens!! LOL!) … a few of the culprits are below … LOL …
However, lately I’ve been on the DIY train and the girls and I are always brainstorming ways to replicate the things I love at a lower cost, like my Everyday Invigorating Body Scrub, for example. Welp, while I was away, Mackenzie (knowing my love for rose water face mists), whipped up a DIY Refreshing Rosewater Face Mist and it was waiting for me upon my arrival back home from Mexico (along with some frickin UNREAL vegan cookies … this recipe coming soon!!) … I tested it out … and fell in LOVE with it and I knew we HAD to share it with you!!
Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the redness of irritated skin, help to get rid of acne, dermatitis, and eczema. It helps maintain the skin’s pH balance, and also controls excess oil. It hydrates and moisturizes giving your skin a refreshed look (there are seriously SO many benefits) … and not only is rosewater so luxurious … while buying face mists is convenient … making it at home is surprisingly easy and a fraction of the cost! Plus, they make the CUTEST little gifts for the holidays! I don’t think you need any more convincing, do you?? LOL … let’s get to the deets!
DIY Refreshing Rosewater Face Mist
This recipe makes enough for about 8 small bottles of face mist!
- 7 Roses
- Filtered Water
- 6-8 Small Spray Bottles (this recipe makes almost 1L of rose water!)
- Essential Oil of your choice (optional – we used lavender!)
- Ribbon and Tags (if you plan on gifting!)
- Start by taking the petals off each rose. An easy way to do this is to hold the base of the petals and carefully tear the stem off. The petals should separate easily.
- Place petals in a large pot and cover with filtered water. Only add enough water to cover the roses. Press gently on the rose petals to submerge them.
- Turn stove to medium heat and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and let simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the petals have fully lost their colour.
- Place the strainer over a large bowl and pour rose water into the strainer. Cover rose water and let cool.
- To assemble face mists, add 1 oz rose water for every 3 oz water to spray bottle. Add 2-3 drops of your favourite essential oil and screw on lid. Shake to distribute to the oil and mix the rose water.
- Add hand-written tag or ribbon if gifting.
A few tips:
- Make sure you use FRESH roses. The first two trials I did I used roses that had a few petals that were starting to die, and when I made the rose water the water turned yellow and smelled awful. Be sure to use the roses the day you buy them and ensure they are in good condition when purchasing.
- You can use red, white or pink roses. I preferred the red roses as they created the most beautiful coloured water.
- Ensure you only use enough water to cover the roses. Any more and you’ll dilute the rose water and compromise it! Some florists sell bags of rose petals!
What do you think?? Will you give this a try?? Let us know in the comments section below!