Made of natural moisturizers and packed with antioxidants, this soothing DIY essence for face will keep your face smooth and hydrated. Made of natural moisturizers, this versatile DIY essence for the face promotes bright and glowing skin and can also enhance your hair.
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Many of us can’t wait for hot summer days to spend more time outdoors, have barbecues and fun with friends, and enjoy time on the beach swimming or suntanning. These are all great but not for our face and hair. Hair and skin suffer when exposed a lot to the sun, chlorine. It gets dry and requires us to spend extra time with a beauty routine.
When staying outside, make sure to cover your skin with this natural sunscreen and use this DIY face spray.
Well-balanced DIY essence for the face will remove impurities, and moisturize, protect, refresh and tighten skin. To achieve it, DIY facial essence needs to be packed with natural ingredients that allow the skin to retain moisture, thus increasing hydration, relieving dryness, and refreshing the skin’s surface. This ideal facial essence will protect and moisturize the skin and hair at any time of the year.
Ingredients to make DIY essence for face
Violet infusion and its benefit for the skin
made by the infusing violet leaves in water. Violet infusion contains mucilage that soothes and moisturizes dry skin and hair. Violet infusion possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help heal and soothe wounds, bruises, and rashes and aid with skin issues such as acne or eczema.
Mucilage present in violet infusion soothes and shapes hard to manage hair.
Apple cider vinegar benefits
Made of fermented, crushed apples, Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries in cooking, natural remedies, and skincare.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) contains astringent acetic acids that help to reduce acne-causing bacteria on the skin (1).
It also has astringent tannin that aids in cleansing the skin, removing excess oils, and restoring its pH.
ACV is also very beneficial for hair. Thanks to its acidic nature, ACV can wash out grease and grime that has been clumped up in hair for a long time while keeping the hair intact.
Thanks to its astringent activity, ACV removes dead skin cells and restores the healthy ph balance of the scalp.
Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activity helps your scalp to be bacteria-free
Aloe vera benefits for skin and hair
In this homemade face essence, I was using fresh aloe vera gel directly cut from my aloe vera plant. You can also buy aloe vera gel that already contains preservatives. Aloe’s gel healing properties and antibacterial action are well known and used to treat burns and sunburns, scars or wounds. It is good to know that aloe is successfully used in skincare products that are designed to treat acne thanks to its anti-inflammatory activities (2).
Aloe vera is easy to absorb and make it, therefore, an ideal moisturizer
There is clinical evidence that aloe vera helps with dandruff and an itchy scalp. In this study they successfully used aloe vera to treat scalp inflammation. (3)
Aloe vera can also help with stripping off extra sebum from hair follicles without hurting the hair. (4)
Aloe contains several vitamins (A, C, E, B12 and folic acid) that manage to turn the cell into promoting healthy cell growth and keep the hair from falling out.
Using aloe vera is a great way to get hair that looks healthier, shinier, and softer.
Aloe vera also has cooling properties and it might help repair hair from sun exposure. Its ability to increase blood circulation might promote hair growth
How to make natural hair and face wash
Start with making a violet leaves and flowers infusion.
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over ½ cup of dried violet leaves, cover it and allow the brew to steep at least for 1 hour. Strain the liquid.
Using a sharp knife cut one fresh aloe vera leaf. Remove the spine edges on both sides, remove both the top and bottom layers off and remove the transparent gel. Wash out any yellow liquid as it is latex that is toxic.
Using a blender, blend the gel till homogenous.
Mix liquid aloe vera gel with violet infusion and apple cider vinegar.
Add essential oil of your choice, I used this lavender essential oil
Pour the mixture into a sterilized spray bottle and keep it in a cold and dry place. Use it within 1 month.
How to use this DIY face and hair wash on your skin
This DIY essence for the face moisturizes, protects, and refreshes the skin and can be applied to the skin in different ways:
DIY face wash for acne
Use it as a DIY face wash for acne to cleanse the acne-prone skin. This homemade essence for the face helps unclog pores and remove dead skin cells.
To apply, use cotton or spray directly on your face. Alternatively, apply some gauze that you infuse with DIY facial essence and apply it on the spots or your face for several minutes
face mist diy
This DIY facial essence is versatile and makes a great spray to soothe and hydrate your skin, and make a nice cooling DIY face spray
Aloe vera possesses cooling properties, if you add peppermint essential oil It will cool you down during hot summer days if kept in the fridge
MAKE SOOTHING BATH
Add a few tablespoons of this homemade face essence to your bath to soothe your sunburned skin
Apply this face mist recipe on the skin after shaving to prevent unpleasant razor bumps
TO STRENGTHEN NAILS
Use this DIY essence for face to strengthen your nails by soaking your fingers for a few minutes, pushing the cuticles down, and if you repeat several times it should help your nails grow stronger
FACE MIST DIY FOR HAIR
This face mist recipe coats and protects your hair and scalp well. Use your fingers to distribute this homemade face essence evenly and allow the mixture to sit on your hair for 5 minutes. Rinse your scalp and hair well with this natural shampoo, DIY conditioner and end the procedure with this rosemary hair rinse to achieve glowing healthy hair.
SPF HAIR MIST
With small adjustments create homemade SPF face mist for hair. While we are very conscious and protect our skin against the sun with sunscreen, we very often tend to neglect our hair. Hair can be easily damaged by sun exposure and here is an easy way to fix it. Mix 1 cup of this this face mist recipe with 20 drops of grapeseed oil that has natural SPF apply over your hair
HOW TO PRESERVE NATURAL FACE AND HAIR WASH?
Since ACV acts as a natural preservative no need to add additional preservatives to keep the mixture safe from microbes. Keep it refrigerated and it lasts up to 1 months. If you use store-bought aloe vera gel the mixture can last up to 6 months.
DIY Essence for Face Notes
When you are adding essential oils into the mixture they will not mix with the water. You need to shake it before every use otherwise it can cause redness or irritation if they come in contact with your skin undiluted.