If you live in a part of the world where winters are very dry, I totally feel you. Dry air has a tendency of sucking the moisture out of everything it comes in contact with — including our skin and hair.
That’s okay, though! We have way too much knowledge to let ourselves fall victim to this. We can just make our own mist to lock that moisture in wherever we go! The other thing that’s excellent about this creation is that it smells wonderful. It’s like perfume heaven for your skin and hair — and you can customize the scent to be whatever your little desires.
Rose water, diluted halfway with water (learn to make your own here!)
Vegetable glycerin (can be found at most health food stores — you can sub in jojoba oil if necessary)
Essential oil (make your own mixture — I used jasmine and lavender)
To make, fill a 5-ounce atomizer bottle about 3/4 of the way with your diluted rosewater. Add 1/2 tablespoon of glycerin (or jojoba oil), and about 10 drops of essential oil. Screw the top on and shake! If there’s extra space, you can add some more rosewater. Make sure to shake before each use, as the ingredients can settle with time!
This is a great little spray to carry around in your purse for whenever your hair or skin is feeling dry — or if you just need a little pick-me-up. It’s especially great for travel, and if you use a small enough bottle, you can take it right with you on a plane. :) Use citrus-y scents like lemon or grapefruit to give a boost of energy (but add more glycerin — these can be drying), or calming scents like lavender or sandalwood to ease your mind.
I used a little thread to tie a piece of a stick and a tiny feather to my bottle. I have many bottles at home that look the same since I love making my own beauty products, so this is an adorable way to know which is which.
More homemade beauty products from the BLDG 25 blog.
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