DIY: Lavender Makeup Setting Spray


I recently had a request from a lovely friend and viewer to create and document a DIY makeup setting spray and I thought it would make a great DIY for The Ivory Fawn. With our busy lifestyles, it's hard to find the time for constant touch ups - plus, who wants to worry about that all day long anyway? And while there are plenty of setting sprays out there available to buy, it's hard to say which ones do and don't contain  hidden harsh chemicals and preservatives. This DIY setting spray is great because while all of the ingredients are completely safe to put on our skin, it's also hydrating and nourishing for the skin. Don't wear makeup? You can still use this spray as a refreshing tonic or midday refresher.

What you need:
1 tbsp. Aloe Vera
1 tbsp. Witch Hazel
5 drops lavender essential oil
2 1/2 tbsp. purified water
Spray bottle

Start off by placing the Aloe Vera gel into a small dish or jar. Next, add the Witch Hazel and blend. Add the lavender essential oil and water and mix everything all together. Lastly, pour solution into your spray bottle (a small funnel may come in handy), and shake well. Your makeup setting spray is complete! When you go to use it once you've applied your makeup for the day, hold the bottle a few inches away from your face, mist with one or two pumps, and allow to air dry.

As I mentioned above, the ingredients in the spray completely safe and natural to use. Aloe Vera is well known for many skin remedies such as fight acne, reducing inflammations, and relieving sunburns. Witch Hazel is great as it's a natural astringent, removing toxins and ultimately killing bacteria that may be hiding within the skin. It's also been thought to help prevent skin cancer and provide anti-aging benefits. If you've been following me for awhile now, you'll know how much I rave about lavender essential oil. Commonly known for reducing stress and anxiety, maximizing relaxation and a sense of peace, it also aids in restoring complexion and preventing acne. As far as the purified water goes, it's better to use that over tap because tap water can contain bacteria buildup and other chemicals. Please let me know if you try this DIY and how well you like it! 

4 comments

  1. I love DIY beauty products. I actually have some lavender oil so may have to make this. I hope you do lots more DIY eco products!

    Helen
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  2. Love this, would be great for the skin too with the aloe and the witch hazel thanks for sharing :)

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  3. This looks fantastic! I'll have to try it sometime!! xo

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  4. This Lavender spray must make you feel relaxed all day.

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