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3 All-natural homemade facial mists for healthy, glowing skin

Refreshing, hydrating and beautifully scented, you'll want to make them all.

Refreshing, hydrating and beautifully scented, you'll want to make them all.

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Facial mists are a huge beauty trend right now. They're refreshing and hydrating and they smell great — but they can be expensive. Also, many contain synthetic fragrances, alcohol, or other ingredients that can actually cause dryness and irritation. Making your own all-natural mists is the best way to know exactly what you're putting on your skin. That's why natural beauty expert and certified aromatherapist Sandy Gold stopped by The Goods to share her favourite facial mist recipes you can make at home.

Rose water lavender mist

This recipe is one to reach for if your skin is feeling dull or looking tired. The mist is rejuvenating and will give your skin a youthful glow.

What you'll need:

  • One organic rose
  • Tea infuser
  • Boiling water
  • Large mug
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Glass spray bottle

Directions:

1. Place the petals of one organic rose into a loose tea infuser.

2. Place tea infuser into a large mug. Fill with boiling hot water.

3. Let steep for 20-30 minutes. The petals should have lost their colour and the water should be a baby pink tone.

4. Once cool, remove the petals and add 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel and 3 drops of lavender essential oil. Mix well.

5. Pour into a glass spray bottle. Shake well.

6. Store it in the fridge and mist throughout the day. Use within a week.

Rosewater and lavender have so many great benefits, like anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm the skin — great if you have redness or irritation. Rose water can make your skin feel silky smooth, while the lavender is mood-enhancing and calming for a good sleep. The aloe vera helps to retain the moisture in the skin, making for a facial mist that covers many of your skin's needs.

Green tea cucumber mist

This mist is ultra-hydrating which is great as the harsh winter weather approaches. It is so natural you could drink it! 

What you'll need: 

  • 2 organic green tea bags
  • Large mug
  • Boiling water
  • Diced organic cucumbers
  • Glass spray bottle

Directions:

1. Steep the green tea bags in a large mug of boiling hot water.

2. Once cool add 2 tbsp diced organic cucumbers (small cubes so they fit in the spray bottle).

3. Pour into a glass spray bottle. Shake well.

4. Store it in the fridge and mist throughout the day. Use within four days.

Cucumbers are super hydrating, cooling and soothing, helping to reduce redness, irritation and even breakouts. They can even help build collagen levels which can prevent sagging, wrinkles and other signs of aging. And green tea is packed full of antioxidants, which means it helps to protect your skin.

Chamomile coconut almond mist

This one sounds like a skin vacation! It's great for soothing redness after a workout or shave session. 

What you'll need:

  • 2 organic chamomile tea bags
  • Coconut water
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Glass spray bottle

Directions:

1. Steep your tea bags in a large mug of boiling hot water.

2. Once cool, add 2 tbsp coconut water, plus 1 tbsp sweet almond oil.

3. Pour into a glass spray bottle. Shake well.

4. Store it in the fridge and mist throughout the day. Use within a week.

People drink chamomile tea to calm and sooth themselves, and this tea has the same effect on our skin in mist-form. Coconut water is very hydrating and moisturizing, and helps to protect the skin. Sweet almond oil is high in vitamin E, which means lots of antioxidants, and the oil's light texture means that it can penetrate deep into the skin for a clean you can feel. The oil's high vitamin A content can help prevent or reduce acne flare-ups. This mist is very protecting and hydrating, and the smell will take you away.

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