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DIY Hydrating Face Mist Recipes For That Glow


Face mists are the new buzz hitting beauty stores. Shop bought, face mists can come with a hefty price tag and can contain unwanted ingredients like alcohol and other chemicals that dry out skin.

A DIY face mist at home can not only keep the cost down but allow you to know exactly what you’re putting on your skin. Not to mention it’s very quick to make – these recipes involve as little as 1 or 2 natural ingredients

Essentially, all you need to do is to choose your herbal tea and your essential oil.

Generally speaking, you simply use 2 herbal tea bags of your choice to one cup of boiled mineral water and allow the tea to steep for an hour.

You can stop there with just the tea or you can add 1 or 2 skin-nourishing ingredients. 

The only other step you need to worry about is buying an opaque, glass spritzer bottle to slow down oxidation. You will just need to sterilize the bottles before use. From there, most face mist recipes take just a few minutes to make and an hour to cool.

Sounds easy, right? 

Here are 5 simple DIY face spray recipes to experiment with at home.


5 DIY Face Mist Recipes

A face mist whether homemade or commercially bought can be used in step 4 of your routine. Here’s a full breakdown of what you need for complete DIY natural skincare routine


1. Make a Face Mist With Green Tea, Fresh Mint And Cucumber

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants to aid acne or oily skin. Mint rejuvenates and hydrates your skin, while cucumber contains vitamin C and water to hydrate and nourish your skin.


  • 2 green tea bags
  • 1 cup of boiled mineral water
  • 1-2 cucumbers (washed and grated)
  • Fresh mint leaves


Step 1: Place 2 tea bags in a cup of boiled water and allow to steep for one hour.

Step 2: Fill the sterilized spritzer bottle two thirds full with the tea.

Step 3: Squeeze the juice of the cucumber and pour into the bottle.

Step 4: Add the mint.

Step 5: Refrigerate.


2. Fuel Your DIY Face Mist With Pomegranate Tea and Rosewater

Again, pomegranates are full of antioxidants, which can help prevent the skin from ageing. Rosewater is proven to have multiple benefits; it can reduce skin irritation and redness, can treat infections, relieve headaches and can help heal cuts, scars and burns. Need any more reason to add this magic ingredient to your DIY essence?


  • 2 pomegranate tea bags
  • 1 cup of boiled mineral water
  • 1/2 cup of rosewater     


Step 1: Brew the tea bags in the mineral water for 1 hour.

Step 2: Half-fill a sterilised bottle with pomegranate tea and half-fill with rosewater.

Step 3: Refrigerate.


3. DIY Face Mist With Peppermint Tea and Coconut Oil

Peppermint tea can soothe the skin and the aroma can help you sleep, while coconut oil not only contains vitamin E and can help heal wounds, but is also anti-bacterial and moisturising.

  • 2 peppermint tea bags
  • 1 cup of boiled mineral water
  • A few drops of coconut oil

Step 1: Stew the tea bags in the water for 1 hour.

Step 2: Pour the tea into the spritzer bottle until it is ¾ full and add a few drops of coconut oil.

Step 3: Refrigerate.


4. Make a Homemade Face Mist With Chamomile Tea and Jojoba Oil

Chamomile tea has many benefits including aiding sleep and helping with inflamed skin (like eczema). It’s anti-inflammatory properties can help with redness of skin while its B complex vitamins and vitamin E help repair skin. What’s not to love? 


  • 2 chamomile tea bags
  • 1 cup of boiled mineral water
  • A few drops of jojoba oil


Step 1: Brew the tea bags in the water for one hour.

Step 2: Fill the spritz bottle ¾ full with tea.

Step 3: Add a few drops of jojoba oil.

Step 4: Refrigerate.


5. Face Mist Recipe With Coconut Water, Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel

This one breaks the mould as it does not contain tea or mineral water. It’s easy to see why coconut water has become popular; coconut water can revitalize the skin, reduce wrinkles and moisturize the skin. Aloe vera can help with acne or dermatitis and is also a good source of vitamins and antioxidants.


  • ½  cup of coconut water
  • ½  cup of Aloe vera juice


Step 1: Simply pour equal amounts of coconut water and Aloe vera juice into the sterilised bottle.

Step 2: Refrigerate

Making your own DIY facial mist couldn’t be easier. You can mix and match any of these ingredients or just stop at the tea. Adding the second or third ingredient can give can have extra benefits to your skin, so spend some time experimenting. 

Final Thoughts On Creating A DIY Face Mist

Remember that your DIY hydrating face mists will have a limited shelf life as they do not have the skin-drying chemicals and alcohol of some shop-bought face mists, but that is a small price to pay for all-natural ingredients on your skin. With the winter months a peak time for dry skin, hydrating face mists are a kind and inexpensive way to keep your skin hydrated this season.

We hope you feel fully prepared to take on the coming months! Let’s keep in touch @kiseu

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