Awhile ago I mentioned rose water spray in my post about Jojoba and Rose Water Facial Cleanser.
Well, today I am going to show you how to make the rose water spray yourself.
Rose water sprays are used for skin hydration on either your face or your whole body. You can use them anytime for a refreshing, skin nourishing spray, or you can use them as I do in my evening facial care routine.
Some of them can be quite expensive, especially when you are looking at organic sprays. I have seen an organic version for as much as $35 for 4 fluid ounces. Now that will break your family’s budget very quickly.
Truth be told, I once bought that expensive version out of desperation to rid myself of rosacea that was making me embarrassed to go out in public. That spray, together with a simple skin cleansing routine, eliminated most of my skin issues, but I then had to find a less expensive way to keep my skin healthy.
Now you can benefit from this cost saving method too:
Homemade Rose Water Spray
1/2 cup filtered water (I recommend reverse osmosis)
6 drops Rose Essential Oil (I recommend organic Rose Otto, but the less expensive rose oils will work as well.)
1. Add water to your misting container.
2. Add essential oil to Spray Bottle.
3. Shake well before using (I have not found this to be necessary).
A few points to remember:
- Mister spray should not be in a metal bottle, as metals can alter the essential oil’s property. If you are going to use plastic, use a high quality plastic so the oils don’t absorb some of the plastic into what you are putting onto your body.
- Use pure essential oils only. Many essential oils on the market are diluted with jojoba or other oils. See my post on Which Essential Oils Are Best to find out where to get high essential oils that you can trust.
You may also use other essential oils depending upon your preference, but rose is especially soothing to the skin.
So now, in case you need further convincing, is my financial justification behind spending the time to make your own spray. Believe it or not, I actually did some research to find out the average number of drops in a bottle of pure essential oils (Can you believe that figuring this kind of stuff out is actually fun for me?!)
I found out that there are approximately 56 drops of oil in one 1/8 ounce bottle.
So that means that (here comes the real-life application of math….) if you use organic rose oil that costs approximately $80/bottle, your 4 ounces of rose water spray will cost you only $8.53. And if you use conventional rose oil (approx. $43.50), your cost will be only $4.66. And one bottle will last a really long time. What a savings!
Have you made anything with essential oils that you particularly like?