I love mists this time of year, whether it’s for the face or for the body. It’s refreshing when the weather is warm, not to mention hydrating to skin and smells delicious.
But now that we’ve been in lockdown for weeks, and redundancies are at an all-time high, shelling out for luxuries such as mists may not be prudent but that doesn’t mean you have to go without.
The good news is; you can make your own face mist at home. It’s even better if you have a garden filled with beautiful blooms.
Here’s a simple and easy to make rose face mist that takes less than 10mins to make, especially if you have roses in your garden. If not, you can simply buy some at your local supermarket.
- 7 roses
- 1.5 litres of distilled water
- Gently pull the petals from the roses and place them into a colander, under a tap running lukewarm water to remove any dirt.
- When the petals appear to be clean, pop then in a pan of the distilled water. If 1.5 litres is not enough then add more to cover the petals.
- Over a low to medium heat, bring the petals to a simmer for about 25 minutes until they have lost their colour and are now very pale pink.
- Strain the mixture and separate the petals from the water. Don’t throw the petals away- they can be enjoyed in a bath that evening.
- Pour your now rose water into a dark bottle and enjoy!
So, there you have it, your own natural and clean beauty face mist you can spritz to refresh your skin when you’re feeling hot and bothered in the sun.
And don’t forget, you get more than just skin hydration from this DIY face mist – roses have many skincare benefits. For starters, roses have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the redness of irritated skin, they can help get rid of acne, dermatitis, and eczema. And they also make a great cleanser and aids in removing oil and dirt from clogged pores.
Depending on your choice of spritz bottle, you can keep your DIY Rose Face Mist in your handbag and use it while on the go.
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