DIY: Hydrating Facial Mist

Hot summer days are here, so we've got to make sure our skin is taken care of -- and that means keeping it fresh and hydrated all summer long. Luckily, you don't have to travel to a humid tropical island or head to the spa to attain happy, glowing, thirst-quenched skin.

Instead, you can put Bali into a bottle with a simple DIY hydrating facial mist recipe! It's cheaper than a plane ticket or a facial and is simple, affordable, and fun to make. This soothing facial mist is the perfect companion for when you're traveling on a plane, in dry environments, or when your face just needs a quick refresher.

What you'll need:

  • 8oz of water
  • A pot for boiling the water
  • 1 peppermint tea bag (Peppermint is wonderful for reducing stress, oily skin, and acne.)
  • 1 teaspoon or coconut oil, sweet almond oil, or jojoba oil (We used jojoba oil.)
  • 4 drops of lavender essential oil (Lavender smells great and is very relaxing.)
  • 2 drops of geranium essential oil (Geranium soothes and promotes clear skin.)
  • 1 drop of frankincense essential oil
    (Frankincense smells nice with lavender and has anti-inflammatory properties.)
  • Small spray bottle
    (We used a 2 oz glass spray bottle. You can either reuse an old spray bottle or buy one for around $10 online or at just about any market that sells essential oils.)

To make the mist:

  1. Bring your water to a boil, then steep your tea (as directed on the package).
  2. Pour the tea into the spray bottle until it is almost full (to about “shoulder height” of the bottle).
  3. Add the coconut, sweet almond, or jojoba oil.
  4. Add the essential oils.
  5. Screw the lid in place and wait for the mixture to cool (if it's not cool already).
  6. Shake the bottle to mix all of the ingredients and spritz away! (Make sure to shake the bottle before each application to recombine the ingredients.)

How do you like to keep your skin nice and hydrated? Let us know in the comments below!