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  • Writer's pictureDominique

Make a Refreshing Rose Facial Mist

Updated: Jul 7, 2021

You know how a scent can take you back to a moment in time? The smell of roses takes me back to my Yoga Teacher Training days. After a long day of yoga training, my teacher Kathryn would offer us a spritz of rose water. It was so refreshing!

Rose has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years. According to this ancient Indian philosophy, we’re made up of three dosha energies. Each is dosha - pitta, vata and kapha - is based on the elements. When our energies are off balance, and we lean too far into one dosha, we can see the effects in our skin – too dry, too oily or inflamed. Rose water can be used to rebalance our energy (and our skin!)

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The ingredients

Rose hydrosol

The skin benefits of rose petal extract are impressive. It’s a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, especially following UV exposure. This is wonderful because I've been storing this mist in the fridge and using it throughout the day to keep cool during our current heat wave.

Also in this formulation

  • Beetroot powder: Gives the mist a beautiful pink hue

  • Glycerin (plant-based): To add hydration

  • Preservative: I used Geogard Ultra, which is approved for use in certified organic cosmetic products

  • Distilled water

The measurements

For a 2 oz bottle you will need:

  • Rose hydrosol – 30 g

  • Distilled water – 28.1 g

  • Glycerin 1.2 g

  • Beetroot powder 0.1 g

  • Geogard Ultra 0.6 g

The steps

  1. In a glass beaker, add the water and then the beetroot powder and stir until the powder is dissolved. *See update below.

  2. Strain the water and beet mixture into a separate beaker using a coffee filter. This will remove the beetroot particles.

  3. Add the hydrosol to the mixture and stir.

  4. Add the glycerin a little at a time and continue to stir until combined.

  5. Once combined, add the preservative and stir until it is fully dissolved.

  6. Test the pH and adjust if necessary (I didn’t have to). You want it between a 5 and 5.5.

  7. Funnel the product into a fine mist spray bottle. Shake before each use and enjoy!

  8. Don’t forget to do a patch test on your wrist before misting your face to rule out a sensitivity.

*Update: I noticed a colour fade after a few days. For a more stable and longer lasting colour, add the beetroot powder to the glycerin instead and let it infuse over a few days before straining. This step will help the colour hold for longer.

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