While I was browsing through a cosmetics shop, I thought that the face mists they were offering can be quite expensive. So I went back home and started to look for homemade alternatives. And I found this easy DIY recipe for a natural face mist.
Maybe you are wondering what do you need a facial mist for, since you already have a bunch of cosmetics in your bathroom.
Well, whenever you feel the need to refresh your skin during the day, a facial mist could help with that. Whether you feel tired, stressed, fatigued, this easy to make green tea mist can be used whenever you feel like your face needs a boost. It helps your skin to feel refreshed and reinvigorated. And of course because we all love natural cosmetics, especially the ones we can make at home in few easy steps! And I almost forgot that it is also really cheap!
Our skin goes through a lot of pollution day by day and if we look on the ingredients list of the products we use, we will find more elements which are not that healthy. The rule of thumb is that if you can’t pronounce it, it is not a natural ingredient 🙂
If you want to find out more about the benefits of green tea, you can check my post 10 Amazing Green Tea Benefits.
From time to time (or ideally most of the times) it is good to treat our face with all natural products and if we can make them at home, it is even better. No, they don’t have to take a lot of time to make – you will see with this face mist how easy it can be.
You can find below how to make it and what is the best way to preserve this mist.
Green Tea and Roses Face Mist
– Rose buds 2 tsp
– Dried green tea leaves 2 tsp
– Filtered water 100ml
– Essential oils (optional)
For preparing the base of the mist, which is a more concentrated tea, it is better to use plain green tea leaves and not the flavoured ones.
1. Bring the water to boiling temperature. Adjust the amount of water depending on the quantity you want to make.
After the water reached the boiling temperature, let it cool down for 5 minutes. You can also bring the water to a temperature of 75-80 degrees Celsius if you have the possibility. I prefer to fully boil it to make it more sterile.
2. Prepare the mixture of rose buds and green tea and pour the water on them. Let them steep for 5 minutes.
The steeping time is longer than usual, because we want to extract as much as possible from the leaves. It will become a bit bitter but in this case it will not matter because we don’t want to drink it.
3. After the tea is finished steeping, you need to let it cool down.
4. You can now choose which essential oil you want to add to it. You can check the benefits of each type of essential oils and decide which would be better for you.
If you don’t have any essential oils, only using this tea as a face mist would bring an instant splash of refreshment to your day. Although, I would recommend having some essential oils as they are really useful in many situations. You can start with a basic one like lavender or eucalyptus.
In order to keep the mist fresh for longer, it should be stored in the fridge.It will last up to a week.
The shelf life can be prolonged if we add in the beginning some vitamin E oil. Vitamin E is a natural preservative. I prefer to make a fresh batch because it is really easy to make.
You can make this and put it in a small spray bottle and carry it in your purse. During the day, whenever you feel the need to feel the cold splash on your face, you can just reach for it.
I also created a free PDF containing the recipe, cute labels and more ideas which you can get by clicking the picture below!
If you want to read about more beauty benefits of tea you can check my post 6 Great Beauty Benefits of Tea
Let me know if you tried my recipe and which is your favorite recipe. Don’t forget to share it with your friends if you liked it 🙂
Have a great day!