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Homemade Fresh Face Spray

Homemade Fresh Face Spray

A misty spritzing of face spray is a terrific way to keep your skin hydrated and to wake up your senses. This formula, adapted from Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple, Eco-Friendly Choices For You and Your Home, by Renee Loux, is just the thing. The author recommends using distilled water or bottled mineral water for optimal shelf life and best results.

Note about essential oils: Follow your sense of appeal when using oils for scent. Start slowly with mixing and matching–some of the best blends are simple, so try just one or two at first. High-quality essential oils cost a pretty penny, but just a wee bit is needed and they have an indefinite shelf life. Happy blending!

INGREDIENTS
1 cup distilled or mineral water
10 drops pure essential oils of lavender, rose, chamomile, and/or sweet orange

Suggestions: 4 drops rose, 3 drops lavender, 2 drops chamomile and 1 drop sweet orange or 5 drops each of lavender and chamomile.

Place all of the ingredients in a glass jar. Cap the bottle tightly and shake well. Pour the mixture into a 1- or 2-ounce spray bottle.

Store the remainder in the fridge and refill the spray bottle as needed; it will keep forever. Lightly spray your face whenever your skin or your outlook needs refreshing.

VARIATIONS
For dry skin, add 1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerine (a humectant that draws water from the air to condition the skin and is available at natural markets) or 1 teaspoon avocado or almond oil.

For sensitive skin, choose the soothing essential oils of rose and chamomile over those of lavender and sweet orange.

For oily skin, add 1 teaspoon of witch hazel and try the essential oils of lavender and grapefruit.

Read more: Beauty, Skin Care

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Jana Ballinger

Jana Ballinger has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and copy editor for daily newspapers. She lives in a vintage house in Northern California with her husband and an orange cat.

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5:16PM PDT on Sep 23, 2008

sounds nice and good and greenliving thank you

1:06PM PDT on Sep 23, 2008

THANKS - I love the variation w/ the witch hazel - that's one of my favorites!

1:13PM PDT on Sep 18, 2008

Thank you Jana! I've been looking for additional natural alternatives to maintaining moisture for my face. I live in a very dry microclimate - a desert belt in southern BC called the Okanagan Valley - and winter gets even drier. So your recipes are wonderful, I have hope!

7:51AM PDT on Sep 17, 2008

anything natural for ur face sounds great!

3:03PM PDT on Sep 14, 2008

Sounds refrehsing for my skin. =)

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