A makeup setting spray that you’ve made on your own, not only keeps the makeup look vibrant and smooth all day, but it also benefits the skin in various ways and isn’t expensive at all. The DIY makeup setting spray we chose is made from essential oil from your choosing, rose water, witch hazel, and vegetable glycerin. The best thing about it is that it is suitable for all skin types and particularly beneficial for those who have oily skin.
While sprays for making – up setting have been on the beauty market for years, people remain confused about how and when to use them. And others are simply not bothering to use them at all! We’re here to
a) help you and
b) change your life – your makeup will look a lot better. Trust.
Thing you’ll need:
- Witch hazel, optional – 1 tablespoon
- Vegetable glycerin – 1 tablespoon
- Essential oil of your choice – 8/10 drops
- Rose water or distilled water – ½ cup
Preparation and Use:
Pour the distilled or rose water into a glass and add 1 tablespoon of with hazel (optional) and 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin. Then, add 8-10 drops of essential oil of your choosing:
Lavender is recommended for mature skin.
Frankincense essential oil is excellent for normal skin.
Myrrh essential oil is good for dry skin.
Jasmine essential oil rejuvenates the skin.
Tea tree oil is a great choice for acne-prone skin.
Finally mix the ingredients well and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Store it for 3-4 months and make sure you shake the bottle before you use it.
A light spray is enough and it’s best to spray from about 18-24 inches away from the face. The spray will dry naturally- don’t pat it dry.
Adding with hazel to the recipe is optional, but it is recommended for people with oily skin.
If you don’t want to use rose water, opt for distilled water. However, never use normal water in the recipe – it can grow bacteria.
Natural care for the skin
Before you use makeup, what you do with your skin is just as important as the makeup you use and there are some great natural skin care options. I love the oil cleansing method that leaves the skin soft and smooth with natural oils to balance the skin. I typically hold the oil cleansing method at night and wash my face with raw honey if needed in the morning. A natural sugar scrub (equal parts of sugar and natural oil) or natural microdermabrasion (baking soda) can also be used to make skin look younger.
Skin care supplements
I firmly believe that what you put in your body is just as important, if not more important, than what you put on it when it comes to the health of your skin. I used to have terrible acne and since my diet (removing dairy) and supplements changed, I didn’t break out at all and my previous scars healed.
The supplements that seemed to produce the greatest difference for me in skin health are:
Fermented Cod LiverOil–Vitamins A, D, and K, Omega-3s, and Antioxidants, all great for the skin. Gelatin–a collagen precursor that has made my hair, skin and nails significantly stronger and smoother (also great for cellulite).
Magnesium–An anti-inflammatory and inadequate diet for many people. Magnesium Oil appears to be the most effective for the health of the skin .
Homemade option: I don’t wear mascara for most days, but it’s an easy one to make when I want a natural option. I mix a few drops of Aloe Vera Gel from Mountain Rose Herbs in a small bowl, a few drops of vitamin E oil, and a pinch of activated charcoal (not very accurate … I know).I mix it up as I use it, but you can also make it and store it in an old mascara container or in a small jar and just clean the mascara wall between uses. I brush it with a clean brush of mascara.
Bronzer / Blush Natural
Simplest Homemade Option: Similar to above, it is easy to make natural bronzer and blush with an arrowroot base and add more cocoa powder and cinnamon to give a darker shade. I also tried to powder dried beet root (in the dehydrator) or dried hibiscus flowers to add a pink tone that works as long as you can powder them very thinly. Store in an old compact or shaker make – up container. Use zinc oxide powder (non nano and uncoated) as a base for a slightly more customizable and longer lasting home – made option and add cocoa powder and red or pink hued mica powder to get the desired color.