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Homemade Refreshing Cucumber Aloe Mist for Face and Body

The word “refresh” has such a good sound to it. It makes me think of leaping into a cool pool on the hottest of summer days. This face & body mist brings about that same feeling – and it has major benefits for your skin. The rosewater helps reduce any redness and swelling of the skin, while also acting as an astringent. The cucumber soothes and softens your skin, and also provides a cooling effect. The lemon acts as a natural exfoliator, leaving your skin smooth and soft. The aloe soothes your skin, promotes blood circulation, and improves your skin’s elasticity. Here’s how to make this refreshing cucumber aloe mist.

What you need:
1 cucumber
1 squeeze of lemon
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon rosewater (you can buy at a health food store or learn how to make rosewater!)

Cucumber aloe face mist ingredients

You’ll also need a blender, a cheese cloth, a small bowl, and a spray bottle to store your mixture.

What you do:
Peel your cucumber and cut it up into little pieces. Place the pieces in a blender and blend on high for about 1 minute.

Cucumber in blender

Cover a small bowl with a cheese cloth and strain the juice into the bowl. I didn’t have a cheese cloth, so I used a napkin and squeezed the juice through using a tight grip.

Cucumber beauty prodcuts

Cucumber juice

Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and mix. I actually put everything back in the blender just to make sure the aloe was thoroughly mixed. Transfer your mixture into a spray bottle and mist away! You can add some distilled water if you want to dilute the mixture a bit. Store this in your fridge so that it doesn’t spoil. It should last about a week.

Cucumber aloe face mist

I was blown away by how refreshing this mist truly is. Even the skeptics around the office were made into believers! This recipe will also work great on sunburns, due to the cooling, soothing effects.

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jenny -April 22, 2013, 10:25AM

i can not wait to try this during the hot summer days!

Meg -April 22, 2013, 11:17AM

This sounds so refreshing. Love a little home spa treatment.
This would make a great gift!

DIYEARTE - DIY -April 22, 2013, 12:19PM

Great idea!!
I can’t wait to try :D


Chloe -April 26, 2013, 4:55PM

This sounds so lovely! But would it be okay without the aloe vera, or is there something I can substitute for it? My mum is extremely allergic to it.

Leanne -April 28, 2013, 7:38AM

Now that summer days are fast approaching, this recipe will really help to cool us. This will be really great specially during outdoor activities. I might try this at home and also share to my friends. Cheers!

Abbey -April 28, 2013, 8:10PM

Chloe, You could sub in hyaluronic acid :)

Can’t wait to try this!

Dorothy -April 29, 2013, 5:35PM

oooh, i’ve been spritzing my face with rose water to wake up in the morning (i’m an early bird), will definitely make this for hot summer days! thanks!

Sundal -May 14, 2013, 5:45PM

Wow, this looks great! Will have to try this one, as I have a huge aloe plant on my dressing table which I could use! Does it keep for a week if you use fresh aloe?

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clarins coupon -May 15, 2013, 11:46PM

Wow! A simple, easy, inexpensive and natural way to refresh our skin. I must try this! Thanks :)

Shreya -May 21, 2013, 9:04AM

I can’t express how i would thanks to you.Awesome tips with normal ingredients which i can prepare at home easily and consume my time.Keep Posting..

Whitney -May 27, 2013, 3:06PM

Made this today and even my father was into it; he used it on his sunburn he got from cutting grass! I have a feeling I will be making many more batches. Was also able to use the roses my grandmother got for mother’s day to make the rosewater, to boot!

Christine -May 30, 2013, 6:32PM

Hey :) I really love how this sounds, but lemon doesn’t leave marks in your skin when you are exposed to the sun ? :s Just to be sure.

Bellashoot Bellas -July 1, 2013, 11:48PM

Fantastic DIY recipe, I can’t wait to try it out! We’d love for you to share your awesome beauty tips on – Our users would love learning from you :) xx

Kristy -August 8, 2013, 4:34PM

How long does this mixture last in the fridge? On the shelf?

Moisturizing Mist -September 16, 2013, 2:28AM

Excellent results, perfectly working….

anonymos -October 24, 2013, 2:39AM

can i make a batch but with 50% rose water and 50% cucumber juice?

Aish -March 26, 2014, 3:51AM

I’ve got eczema on my face, is this still safe to use?

domain -October 22, 2014, 7:27PM

Great web site. Lots of useful info here. I’m sending it to several friends ans
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