Oh hey there!
After a month of ghosting my blog, I thought it was high time to get back into the swing of things. Summer is just one of those seasons – leading up to it, you have big plans that involve relaxing, beach time, being productive. In my mind, I am going to float through summer with beach waves in my hair, an effortless tan, sipping a poolside cocktail and being cool as a cucumber!
Ha! Instead, summer has a way of going a bit different here in the Carolinas. For one it is hot as heck and I end up scrambling through the hottest months of the year with sweat on my upper lip and frazzled at all the directions I am getting pulled in!
My one saving grace…
This sweet little DIY has been it! With the help of this babe, I have managed to keep my skin on point and a spritz of this throughout the day freshens up my makeup and keeps me cool! So today I am sharing all the details on how you can make your own DIY Rosewater Facial spray.
Hello clean beauty!
Clean beauty products are having a real moment right now and I am LOVING it. Six years ago I discovered BeautyCounter and I was hooked. My hippy-dippy self was digging the all natural products …I knew exactly what was in each of them and what I was putting on my body. While I still use several of their products to this day, one thing that was not so cool to me was the mega big bucks I was having to drop on some of the products.
So I started digging into what was in some of the different products and understanding what I could make myself. Not only did this give me the control of knowing what was exactly what was in my products, but I could make some of these for a fraction of the cost. And even better, I got to research and understand what different products and combinations can do for your skin!
Insert a happy DIY’er here!
Skin care + DIY’s = yeah this was pretty exciting to me! Over the next several months I am going to introduce you some of my favorite self care DIY’s so get excited for that!
For today we are whipping up a super simple beauty DIY that will help keep you cool through August and your skin looking amazing! You only need 4 ingredients for this project so let’s get started!
- Rose Water
- Witch Hazel
- 100% Rose Essential Oil
- Distilled Water
Other Items Needed:
- Small Spray Bottle
- 3 Large Roses (I like to use roses from my garden because I know that they are free from chemicals. If you can try and find organic roses that won’t carry as many chemicals on them)
- Access to a stove & saucepan
Make Your Distilled Rosewater or Rose Hydrosol. You can buy this on Amazon but I prefer to make my own because I am a DIYer at heart. Plus this is a great way to save some dough! Rose water online can run $15 – $20 a bottle but this version costs under $5 with the roses.
Grab a sauce pan and fill with distilled water. Rinse off 3 of your roses and after picking the petals off, place them in the water. Cover and bring to a slow boil. Once boiling turn the heat down to medium and keep over heat for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove the roses from your water. You will notice that they are blanched – meaning the color has been removed. This is because all the natural goodness of the roses have now been transferred into your water!
Rose Hydrosol, or distilled rose water, has been used for decades as a powerful astringent…it is known to help tighten your pores and reduce redness and inflammation in your skin!
Now that your Distilled Rosewater is ready, it’s time to start mixing everything together. Grab your Witch Hazel and your small glass spray bottle. Using your funnel fill your bottle ½ full of witch hazel. Witch Hazel is a staple in my makeup routine! Check out this article on the amazing benefits that it has on your skin. Plus chances are you have products that have witch hazel in them sitting on your bathroom sink!
Take your rose essential oil and with the dropper, drop 4-5 drops into your bottle. Not only does rose essential oil smell delicious but it is like the powerhouse of essential oils. Bye bye redness, inflammation, hello tighter calm skin!
PS. My go to essential oils are tea tree & rose! Check out all the amazing things it does here!
Top off your spray bottle with your Distilled Rosewater. And that’s it!
Now you can Spray Spray Spray Spray!
When to use:
I use this ALL the time. First of all, I keep a bottle of this on my nightstand because I use this first thing in the morning to help wake me up from my deep deep sleep. It instantly calms my pillow smushed face and the smell puts me in a good mood! I also use this at night right before I go to bed, after I have washed my face and put on my nighttime moisturizer. It gives me an extra spritz of moisture before I lay down. Jason has gotten into a habit of letting me spray his face too!! It’s cute.
I also use this right after I put on my makeup as a makeup setting spray day to day. It helps set my powder and then I also use this throughout the hot days to refresh! Needless to say, I love this stuff!
Note: because we are not using preservatives, it is important to note that the shelf life isn’t as long as the products we buy in the store. Because of this, I make small batches and if I left over Distilled rosewater, I pop it in the fridge and it keeps for 2 weeks.
So tell me! How will you use your DIY Face setting spray?!
Want to see it in action? Check out my segment on WCNC where I walk through all the steps!