I like to make this facial mist in the spring and summer months when it is warm outside to help refresh the face and chest. It contains fresh aloe vera, which has very soothing and cooling properties, ideal for warm weather and after sun exposure, and it also contains rose geranium oil, which is believed to help tighten the skin and give it a smoother texture. For the base of this mist, fractionated coconut oil is mixed with distilled water, which both lend cleansing and moisturizing elements to this mist. An optional ingredient that you can incorporate into this recipe is witch hazel extract, which is believed to help remove excess oil from the skin and shrink pores. Also, I like to include rose absolute essential oil in this recipe because it acts as a natural preservative and smells great. Here is the recipe. It’s definitely worth trying, particularly if you are looking for a refreshing mist to spritz on your face and chest throughout the day.
Rose Geranium & Aloe Facial Mist
- Pulp from 4 fresh aloe vera leaves (skin discarded);
- Rose Geranium essential oil OR 15 rose geranium blossoms (fresh or dried) infused in fractionated coconut oil;
- 2 drops rose absolute essential oil (optional);
- 1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil;
- 1/2 cup distilled water;
- 3 drops witch hazel extract (optional)
- Combine each of the ingredients together;
- Once combined, put the mist in a glass spritzer bottle;
- Use mist whenever you feel like a cooling, refreshing pick-me-up;
- Store in the refrigerator after each use for up to one month.