On a hot summer’s day, refresh yourself with a homemade spritzer! It’s wonderful for your skin and refreshing. Made at home, you know what’s been in the spritzer, you can change the combination to suit your own olfactory needs! It barely takes a few minutes to make and keeps well refrigerated. You should be able to find all the ingredients at your the local market or pharmacy. will be perfect for finding your supplies.
You will need:
- A small spray bottle.
- Distilled/Bottled water or witch hazel solution.
- A filter (coffee filter works fine) and
- Funnel to pour your homemade facial spritzer into the spray-bottle.NOTE: Always use clean, sterile equipment when preparing homemade cosmetics. Always test on your wrist before spraying the facial spritzer on your face or all over your body. If any reaction occurs, discontinue use immediately.
Rose And Rosemary Water
- 6 tbsp fresh rosemary
- 2 tbsp fresh rose petals
- 4 cups water
- 1 tsp Vitamin E oil
Bring the water JUST to a simmer and turn off heat. Add herbs/flowers. Cover and steep for 20 mins. This process can be repeated using the same water and more herbs/flowers for a stronger scent. Add a vitamin ‘E’ oil while mixture is still warm. Cool to room temperature, then strain out the herbs. Put liquid in a bottle with a lid and leave in fridge. Dab on with cotton or put in spray bottle and spray on your face and body as needed. This rinse is particularly good to remove any traces of soap on your face as well. Refrigerate between uses.
This concoction balances, purifies and tones the skin, giving it a cooling sensation. It helps to maintain moisture balance of facial skin and not to forget it smells heavenly! You can use most any flower or herb of your choice. Try Lavender, Lemon Verbana, Witch Hazel, Marigold for an entirely different experience.
Refreshing Cucumber Spritz
This is a refreshing spritz – ideal for use in a hot climate for all skin types. It quickly rejuvenates the skin and soothes the burning sensation from the sun.
- Small cucumber
- 1 Cup of distilled water
Cut the skin off cucumber and chop roughly. Mix the cucumber with the distilled water and glycerin. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into funnel and pour into your spritzer bottle. Add more water if needed to dilute mixture. Use liberally for a cool, refreshing effect. Store in refrigerator.
Minty Facial Spritzer
This refreshing spritzer is ideally suited to oily or acne prone skin. It is NOT suitable for sensitive skin.
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 25 ml distilled water.
- 1 drop of pure organic peppermint essential oil OR Lipton Peppermint tea.Put 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar into small spray bottle. Add 1 drop of pure organic peppermint essential oil. Top up with distilled water.
Make a cup of Peppermint tea and add to apple cider vinegar and water mixture.
Shake well before each use. Keep refrigerated and use within 3 days.
Caution: Avoid contact with eyes as it contains Peppermint essential oil.
You can use these facial sprays a couple of times during the day when your face needs attention and moisture. You will instantly feel refreshed, energized and cool. The essential oils give a soothing aroma that lingers on for quite some time. The best part is that is very easy to make and store. The ingredients used are readily available and do not harm your skin in any way as they are all natural. A single batch can be used for 15 days and should be stored in a refrigerator for maximum amount of time. When you are on the go, take it out of refrigerator and you are good to go with a spray on which will rejuvenate your skin instantly. You can also use it for spraying on cotton pads and using as eye patches to relax your eyes. This will be good for your dark circles as well. Since it is so easy to make, you can make it once a week and store for the entire week. Trust me, once you spray it on, you will realize how simple ingredients can give your skin that much needed boost of hydration during summers. So, go ahead ladies, spray on and rejuvenate your senses this summer!