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5 Types of Face Mists You Can Make Yourself

Who knew?
Photo: YouTube/StyleHaul

Photo: YouTube/StyleHaul

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than five million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

Face mists, or facial sprays, are beauty products that I find myself purchasing regularly. But after a quick YouTube search online — and a quick trip to buy things like glycerine and essential oils — I discovered that making my own face mist is pretty easy to do. Plus the DIY videos are calming to watch.

Below, you'll find five types of face mists you can make and include in your skincare routine. Before you know it, you'll be inspired to experiment with different natural ingredients, create your own original concoctions and perhaps even sell them on Etsy.


The go-to type for face mists, anti-inflammatory rosewater will hydrate and calm your skin as well as set your makeup in one fell swoop.

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Cucumber + Lime

If you happen to have cucumbers and limes at home already, then this face mist for dry skin is a doozy. Let them sit in hot water overnight, add some Vitamin E and voilà: instant cooling and healing benefits in one spritz.

Aloe Vera

If the chances of self-inflicted, end-of-summer sunburn are likely, at least you'll have this aloe vera face mist at the ready.

Green Tea + Peppermint

Two sprays in one video! Green tea is filled with skin-friendly antioxidants, and this DIY includes healing tea tree oil and nourishing lemon oil for extra benefits. Peppermint oil makes for a refreshing face mist, while almond oil is added for moisture, along with soothing Vitamin E.

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