Facial mists can be used throughout the day to soothe and hydrate skin. During winter when we move between heated indoor spaces and cold outdoor temperatures, our skin might need a little extra boost and a facial mist can give it just that.
This tea tonic facial mist is made from dried plants that support skin health, nourish and balance. Remember to always apply a little moisturiser after misting to seal in nutrients and lock in moisture so that skin is hydrated rather than dried it out.
Nettle leaves have antioxidant, anti inflammatory and astringent properties that detox, calm and tighten skin and are a common skin care ingredient used to heal and soothe dry, irritated and sensitive skin.
Chamomile flowers have anti fungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties that decongest pores and are used in skin care to brighten skin, soothe discomfort and heal damage.
Hibiscus flowers are rich in alpha hydroxy acids which help to freshen the complexion by breaking down dead skin cells and reducing pore size and are also moisturising and believed to protect skin from environmental damage.
Calendula flowers stimulate collagen production, naturally brighten skin, their vitamin E content reduces premature ageing and their antiseptic properties support and speed healing.
- 1 tsp dried nettle leaves
- 1 tbsp dried chamomile flowers
- 1 tbsp dried hibiscus flowers
- 1½ tbsp dried calendula flowers
- 145 ml water
Boil the water and mix with the other ingredients in a heat proof jar. Once cool, seal with a lid and refrigerate over night.
Strain through a nut milk bag or muslin and transfer to a spray bottle.
Apply when skin feels dry or tight and follow with a little moisturiser.
Make fresh daily.