You’ve heard the hype— rose water face mist is the bees knees. I bought in to the rose water craze on a whim, not really knowing what to expect or how to use it. And, well, I’m here to tell you that everything you’ve heard is true. It’s gold.
I literally use rose water spray for everything. I use it in the morning when I wake up to hydrate my face. I use it as a toner and primer before I put on my CC cream. I use it to wet my beauty blender. I use it to set my makeup after it’s done. I use it throughout the day, to freshen up. I use it to soothe my sun-kissed skin. You get the point, rose water is my best friend.
Like any beauty trend, many brands have hopped on the bandwagon. You can buy rose water spray ranging in prices anywhere from $8 to $180 depending on the brand and quality. I started out with Mario Badescu’s spray, which is $12 and worth every penny, but have been eyeing the Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Spray for a while now. The thing is, Herbivore Botanicals goes for $32, and at the rate I use it, it would last me all of seven days. I just can’t justify it.
So, instead, I’m making my own all-natural, Herbivore Botanicals inspired rose water spray. It’s super affordable, chemical-free and easy peasy.
Here’s what you’ll need
A spray bottle— I used a glass one, but you can reuse any old, small spray bottle you have lying around
A handful of fresh roses
A large pot
Vitamin E oil
Peppermint essential oil
Geranium essential oil
An aloe vera leaf— I used one from my backyard
Coconut water— I cracked open a real coconut
To start, rinse your roses in cold water and beginning plucking the petals from the flower. Fill your pot with the rose petals, and add just enough of the distilled water to cover the petals. Cover the pot and let simmer until the roses begin to lose their color. When all of the petals have lost their color, drain the water in to a mason jar and set it aside to cool— this is your rose water.
Now, grab your spray bottle and add in 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin E oil, 2 drops of the peppermint essential oil and 2 drops of geranium essential oil. Squeeze the aloe vera from one whole leaf in to the spray bottle and shake it up a bit so all of the oils mix together. Top the mixture off with your pure rose water and 3 tablespoons of natural coconut water. Store it in a cool place, shake well before spraying and voila!
Pat yourself on the back, you have a fresh batch of homemade, all-natural rose water face mist. It’s that easy.