Making a natural makeup setting spray is very easy and even cheap. You only need some natural quality ingredients that also have benefits for your skin.
Learn how to make your own natural makeup setting spray
The aloe vera gel has many beneficial uses for your skin health. It soothes the skin, acts as a barrier against moisture, keeps the skin hydrated and velvety, without any oil. It is the perfect ingredient for all skin types. Hamamelis is a natural astringent and is most commonly used to remove oil and cleanse the skin. It also happens to be one of the main ingredients found in most luxury make-up brands. It has a calming effect on the skin and helps protect it from various irritations. Essential oils are an optional ingredient in this recipe and you should always test them to rule out any allergic reactions.
You can try essential oil of Ylang Ylang for fatty skin, dry skin rose oil, and for sensitive and acne prone skin, patchouli and tea tree oils are recommended. Regarding normal skin, lavender or carrot seed oils best fit.
1/4 cup of aloe vera gel
1/4 cup hamamelis
1/4 cup of rose water
15-20 drops of essential oils
1/2 cup of purified or distilled water
Method of preparation
Mix the aloe vera gel with hamamelis in a small saucepan or jar.
It is recommended to avoid metallic vessels. Add rose water and essential oils of your choice. Mix purified and distilled water until you get an aqueous consistency. Use a small funnel to pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Shake well. Keep the container 8-10 inches face and spray over the makeup. Allow to air dry.
Keep the mixture in the refrigerator for those warm summer days when you need extra makeup fixation. You can also use the styling spray under makeup as a protective and soothing barrier to the face.
Just with the simple ingredients above, you can make more natural setting makeup spray bottles that will last for months. You can keep a larger spray bottle at home and a bottle of travel in your bag to refresh your makeup during the day.