When I used to work in the supplement department at my local health food store, I loved perusing the beauty products as I straightened the shelves. One of the products that stood out to me was a simple formula by Nourish Organic called Rosehip and Rosewater Body Mist.
I remember reading the ingredients and exclaiming that they basically combined two of the main things I would recommend to customers looking for clean and simple skin care – rosehip oil and rosewater.
What a fun idea to mix them together and make a 2-in-1 apply and done product!
DIY Rosehip and Rosewater Face Moisturizer for Beautiful Balanced Skin
This simple recipe creates such a light and delicate moisturizer that’s perfect for sensitive, dry, irritated, red, or acne-prone skin.
In case you didn’t already know, rosewater is one of the best things you can use on your skin no matter what skin type you have.
The rosewater’s astringent properties help tighten and tone the skin making pores and fine lines appear less noticeable. I love it for its ability to even skin tone, improve uneven texture, and rebalance the skin’s pH levels.
Rosewater is also anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, and extremely soothing when used on acne blemishes, areas of redness, and dehydrated skin.
It’s one of my ride or die beauty essentials!
Rosehip oil was one of the very first carrier oils I used when I began my natural skincare journey. It’s full of antioxidants and essential fatty acids (like palmitic, oleic, linoleic, and gamma linoleic acid) that help protect and nourish the skin while also supporting cellular regeneration (due to its prostaglandin content), scar reduction, and graceful aging.
Rosehip oil is also rich in vitamin C which is great for promoting collagen production and synthesis, brightening the complexion, and reducing dark spots.
Convinced? Here’s what you will need to make it:
- One 1 oz spray bottle (I used a dropper bottle but a spray bottle works a bit better)
- 1 ½ TB high quality rose hydrosol 9you can also sub with other hydrosols like lavender, chamomile, melissa, or helichrysum.
- 1 tsp rosehip oil
- 4 drops/.15g of liquid germall plus (otherwise your moisturizer will grow little beasties)
Below are a few beneficial essential oils to consider for specific skin needs.
The max dilution I would recommend for use on the face is 1%, so you should not add more than 6 total drops of essential oil.
- 1 drop rose otto absolute in jojoba oil (this is a pre-dilutes essential oil) – anti-aging
- 6 drops tea tree essential oil – great for acne prone skin
- 2 drops lavender essential oil – help calm and soothe irritated or red skin
- 4 drops frankincense essential oil – balancing and anti-aging
- 2 drops geranium essential oil – helps balance oil production
Loving Preparation – Rosehip and Rosewater Facial Moisturizer
- Measure out all of the ingredients into the spray bottle.
- Cap closed and shake well to combine.
Shake well to mix everything together, then either spritz directly onto the face or on your fingertips.
Gently dab it on and massage it into the skin 1-2 times daily after cleansing.
Concerned about the preservative? I get it! If you’re really worried about it simply keep the rosewater and rosehip oil separate and use it as a normal two-step routine. I don’t recommend making this without a preservative unless you are making it fresh before each use.
Don’t want to make your own? You can pick it up online here.
Have you ever made an all-in-one hydrosol and oil mix for the skin? Please share your experience in the comments below!
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