Make your own natural rose face toner


Images: Copyright © Julianna Blizzard // @juliannablizzard

Words: Jana Blankenship// @captainblankenship

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Whether you’re on the plane, in the heat, or have had a bit too much fun at friday night drinks, there’s nothing quite like a spritz of face mist to have you feeling fresh again. But actually, a rose facial mist has benefits other than just smelling nice – it helps to hydrate and clarify the skin so that your other products (serums, oils, moisturisers) penerate better too. And, since we’re on the subject of good beauty news, you don’t have to spend a bomb to get one either. In fact, you can make a DIY, natural face mist and toner yourself, using this recipe from clean beauty entrepreneur, Jana Blankenship (of Captain Blankenship fame). She says, “it’s perfect to put on skin to prime it for face oil. It is best kept in the fridge for freshness and is best enjoyed cold. It is also a great hair perfume and mist. Nothing is more invigorating than a spritz of cool rosy mist on your face, body, and hair on a hot summer day!”


Smell the Roses Face Toner and Body Mist

MAKES: 8 Ounces (approximately 237 mL)


3⁄4 cup witch hazel

1⁄4 cup rose hydrosol

2 tablespoons aloe vera gel or juice

Optional: 8 to 10 drops rose essential oil*



8-ounce glass bottle, or two 4-ounce glass bottles, with fine-mist sprayer(s)


* Add rose essential oil for an even rosier scent if you are a rose fanatic like me.



Combine all ingredients in large spouted measuring cup and stir well with spoon. Pour into bottle and attach sprayer.

Use morning and night on skin before moisturizer or during the day for a refreshing pick-me-up. Will keep at room temperature for up to 3 months, store in fridge for up to a year.




For more natural, DIY beauty products, check out Jana’s book, Wild Beauty

Reprinted with permission from Wild Beauty, by Jana Blankenship, copyright © 2019. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC