5 easy facial mists for glowing skin

From dry skin to wrinkles to breakouts, we’ve got you covered. These five DIY facial mists will leave your skin feeling refreshed and radiant. Pick one or try them all!

5 DIY facial mists for glowing skin surrounded by flower petals and roses.

Self-care is a huge trend right now, and I’m all for it. Before we can take care of anyone else, we need need to make sure we are feeling our best. This is true for everyone, but especially for busy moms (and dads) who are constantly giving their attention to others. Self-care can be anything from meditating for 5 minutes before everyone wakes up, going to the spa with a girlfriend or getting a Microdermabrasion about which you can read here. These easy facial mists are the perfect project to pamper your mom (or yourself) with this Mother’s Day!

These mists are great for all types of skin conditions from dry skin to wrinkles to breakouts. Plus, they are perfect during the summer months to rehydrate or freshen your makeup. You will reap all the benefits while giving your face a dewy glow at the same time!

If you’re anything like me you’ve probably gotten sucked into buying expensive skin care products based on great branding or the promise to end all skin care nightmares, etc. Once I started to research some DIY options, I felt very silly for spending $15 on a bottle of 99% water and a couple other ingredients I have in my cabinet.

Plus, making your own gives you complete control over what you put on your skin. Sometimes facial mists have synthetic fragrances and other ingredients that can cause inflammation and dryness. All the ingredients in these mists are natural and organic. They have anti-aging, acne fighting, and calming properties that will leave your skin soft and radiant.

I tried to choose ingredients that people commonly have at home—green tea, lemon, cucumber—but there are some things you’ll probably need to purchase. I get a lot of my wellness items from Whole Foods, but Amazon is my go-to whenever I can’t find something. Just make sure you look for pure organic ingredients whenever possible.

I had no idea it was so easy to make rose and lavender water btw. I thought it was going to be some crazy process, but it could not be more simple. And it smells amazing! The aroma of both rose and lavender water can calm nerves and feelings of anxiety, so make some extra and keep a bottle on hand for an instant mood boost when you’re feeling stressed.

Each mist below explains all ingredients you’ll need and step-by-step instructions on how to make them. Plus, I included the benefits you’ll get from each one!


5 DIY facial mists for glowing skin surrounded by flower petals and roses.

Before you get started: You will need five 4 oz glass spray bottles—I got mine on Amazon. It will also be helpful to have a mesh strainer, a small funnel, and a couple pint size mason jars with lids (or any other heat resistant dish with a lid).

MAKEUP SETTING rose water mist

Benefits: Rose water is a great way to set your makeup for the day. Simply spritz over makeup to help keep it in place. Carry some in your purse to re-freshen throughout the day. The scent of roses can also be used as a powerful mood enhancer. Spritz and breathe in deeply when you’re feeling anxious or stressed.

You’ll need: 

  • 3 roses
  • distilled water
  • 4 oz glass spray bottle

Instructions: Take petals off each rose by holding the base of the flower and carefully pulling off the stem—the petals should separate easily. Put petals in a pot and add enough water to just cover them. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes until petals have fully lost their color. Strain petals with a mesh strainer and cover rose water until cooled. Fill spray bottle 3/4 of the way with rose water and top with distilled water. Shake it up and smell the roses!

HYDRATING cucumber aloe mist

Benefits: Both cucumber and aloe have hydrating properties to moisten your skin and give it a dewy glow while lemon has natural exfoliating properties to make skin feel softer.

You’ll need:

  • 1 small cucumber, chopped
  • peels from one lemon
  • 2 tbsp organic aloe vera
  • 1/2 cup boiling distilled water
  • mason jar and lid
  • 4 oz glass spray bottle

Instructions: Roughly chop cucumber and peel lemons with a peeler. Put them in a mason jar and cover with water. Once cooled, cover with lid and place in fridge overnight to infuse. Strain water through a mesh strainer to remove cucumber and lemon remains and pour into a spray bottle with the aloe. Shake it up—hydrate!

CALMING lavender mist

Benefits: Lavender has anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe red, irritated skin caused by acne or other skin conditions. It also contains powerful antioxidants the fight against harmful effects caused by pollutants.

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers
  • 1 tbsp organic aloe vera
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • mason jar and lid
  • 4 oz glass spray bottle

Instructions: Put lavender flowers in a mason jar and cover with boiled water. Stir it up to saturate all the flowers. Let cool, then cover with lid and store in fridge overnight. Strain flowers with a mesh strainer and pour into spray bottle with aloe. Shake it up—relax.

ANTI-AGING geranium mist

Benefits: Geranium helps to improve skin elasticity by tightening loose or sagging skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, while rosemary contains antioxidants that slow down the effect of aging on skin.

You’ll need:

  • 15 drops geranium essential oil
  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera
  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  • 4 oz glass spray bottle

Instructions: Add aloe to spray bottle and fill with water. Add essential oils and shake well.

ACNE FIGHTING green tea mist

Benefits: Green tea is great for fighting acne and blackheads because of its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and astringent properties. Tea tree oil is also packed with antioxidants, which can significantly reduce the appearance of blemishes and scars.

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup steeped (and cooled) green tea
  • 4 drops tea tree oil
  • 4 oz glass spray bottle

Instructions: Steep green tea bag in boiled water for five minutes. Let tea cool completely, then pour in spray bottle. Add tea tree oil and shake up.

5 DIY facial mists for glowing skin lying on a bed of flower petals.

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  1. I previously shared this comment and it’s worth repeating. It was a “beautiful” surprise to read your new recipe for skin! I agree, I always thought making homemade facial products would be complicated. And, I agree I think the cost of commercial products are ridiculous – even if I am worth it! So thank you for doing the experimenting for me.
    I also want to add how much I love your webpage presentation, photography and especially the interesting dishes you have detailed with your own personality and creativity!

    1. Happy to help—that’s why I’m here. And thank you so much! I love what I do and have so much fun doing it—I’m glad it brings you joy as well. 🙂

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