To start, I would need distilled water. Rose water seemed like a no-brainer. You can make your own, but it was just easier for me to buy it. It’s well known for nourishing and supporting the PH of the skin.
Next, I would need an astringent. I have always been a fan of witch hazel. I was using it even before I decided to make my own micellar water. It cleans and tightens without the harshness of alcohol. In keeping with my rose theme, I choose a witch hazel with rose and aloe.
Lastly, I needed the humectant. Vegetable glycerin seemed like a good choice. 100% Pure Vegetable Glycerine has a long shelf life. Pick a natural product derived from Non-GMO plants. This humectant will keep your skin soft and supple.
Directions for a 4oz batch of homemade micellar water:
• 6 tbsp rose water
• 4 tsp (alcohol-free) witch hazel
• 2 tsp vegetable glycerin
• 6 drops almond oil (or other carrier oil)
Add each ingredient to the 4oz dropper bottle.
Shake well before use.
After cleansing the skin, drop some homemade micellar water on a cotton ball and gently wipe it over your face and neck. You won’t need to rinse. Use in the morning and before bed. This doesn’t have any preservatives so make small batches. It lasts a couple of weeks in the fridge.
Your skin will be clean, refreshed, and so soft. This luxurious rose-scented micellar water will give any store bought product a run for its money!
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