Recently I made my mother a gift of a complexion mist using rose water and essential oils. It’s very easy and fun to make your own toners and mists and way cheaper. (For example, one of my favorites at Whole Foods is by John Masters Organics and it is basically the same as this one, using Geranium Rose, but it is around $23!) Yesterday, per her request, I made 15 more bottles of this lovely mist! I thought I would share with you how to make them yourself today!
Over the past year I’ve completed cleaned and “greened” all my personal care products and cosmetics. I try to keep it all very simple now, using pure ingredients like lemon juice, green clay, baking soda, coconut oil, and essential oils. The products I do buy, are ones that I pick very consciously, checking all the ingredients carefully to avoid using toxic chemicals, parabens, fragrances or animal by-products. This is a great website to check up on the safety of your products!
This rose complexion mist you will learn how to make is a lovely toning and balancing mist that will help improve your complexion, soften wrinkles and lines and be a mood-lifter! The Geranium, Rose oil also has hormonal-balancing properties as well.
Geranium, Rose Essential Oil
Towel (in case you spill, like I always do!)
Fill the bottle near to the top with rose water
Add 10 drops or so of Argan Oil
Followed by 3-5 drops of Geranium, Rose EO
Top it off with a bit more rose water
Shake and spray!
*This mist will last awhile with no need to refrigerate, but it can be nice to keep it in the fridge so you can give yourself a cooling mist on a hot summer day!
A little bit more on the ingredients:
Rose Water has long been used as beauty product. It is the by-product of the steam distillation of rose petals when made into an attar (or essential oil). It has a lovely light scent and is used to add flavor to many different traditional sweets in India and the Middle East. In India it is commonly used cosmetically to splash on the face for fragrance but also to soften and moisturize the skin. I buy my rose water at an international market in my town. It is directly imported from Lebanon, it is pure, only $4 a bottle and the packaging is beautiful! You can also make your own rose water! To learn how – click HERE!
Argan Oil is produced from the kernels of the argan tree, grown in Morocco. Moroccan women have used it on their faces, hair and bodies for generations as their secret to glowing, soft, beautiful and healthy skin. It softens lines and scars. It balances the natural oils of the skin and can actually be beneficial for clearing acne. It has a nice subtle scent and it soaks into the skin easily. All the argan oil produced today is sold through a women’s cooperative that shares the profits with women of the Berber tribe. It is harvested in traditional sustainable ways without the use of chemicals. So you can be sure that all the argan oil you buy is not only organic but it is also fair-trade!
Geranium, Rose Essential Oil is a lovely, floral oil blend of geranium and rose (sometimes listed as Rose-scented Geranium). I buy all my EOs from Floracopeia. It’s a great company and all of their products are sustainably harvested, wildcrafted and consciously created. This particular oil is both uplifting and calming for the nervous system depending on the needs of the individual. The use of it helps relieve anxiety, depression and mood swings. It balances the emotions, regulate hormonal balance, relieves PMS and helps regulate menstrual cycles and ease menopausal symptoms. As you can see, it’s a perfect oil for women of all ages! When applied topically on the skin, as in this mist, it is very cleansing, rejuvenating and excellent for balancing oil secretions in both overly dry or oil skin. It is antiseptic and anti-fungal, immune boosting and pain relieving! Essential oils are AMAZING! Give them a try!
Natural is beautiful! Enjoy!