Facial Spray…Geranium Essential Oil, The Happy-Healing Oil!

I love geranium essential oil. It smells fabulous! It instantly uplifts me; and I almost can’t help but smile and sigh. It really is that nice. I like to put this oil in my facial oils, perfumes, lotions, and facial mists that I make. Sometimes just a swipe of this scent on my wrist is all I need to keep me going.

Geranium essential oil not only smells good it’s wonderful for the skin; It balances the facial skin at the same time it’s very healing. Geranium EO is great for a myriad of issues such as eczema, bruises, burns, wound healing, repelling insects, and getting rid of ring worm too! (among other things) Geranium also is helpful for PMS, depression, anxiety, stress. So you see why I love this oil. It’s the happy healing oil!

Make sure you trust where you are buying your oils from and they are very good oils and not synthetic. Synthetic oils can be really harmful.

If you are looking to try essential oils, give geranium essential oil a shot. It’s one of my favorite oils.  You can add a few drops to lotions and sprays you are already using.  Make a simple perfume oil and dab on your pulse points for an uplifting feel all day. (I will post a recipe on that later if anyone is interested.)

Here is a facial spray I make. Best to keep refrigerated for longer lasting freshness (also feels intensely refreshing on a warm day or hot flashes anyone?) but you will most likely use it all before it expires. Right now mine is in my apothecary cabinet which is in a dark area of the house.

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You will need:
1 one 3oz bottle (The darker the better; as you can see mine is clear, but that was what I had on hand and as I’ve said, I keep it in a dark place.)

2 tablespoons witch hazel (if you can find rose witch hazel; sub out for the plain.  Smells wonderful. I like Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Rose Petal 12 fl oz)

2 tablespoons distilled water

1/2 teaspoon glycerin

10 drops of almond oil

10 drops of geranium essential oil

5 drops of lavender essential oil

Tip: I use a small funnel and pour everything in the bottle as I go. You can use a glass measuring cup with a pour spout to mix everything together, then pour into your bottle.
Shake before using every time.
Spray liberally. I find myself spritzing my face 2-3 times a day. (Sometimes more! 😉 )
Can use as a body spray too! Nice double duty! Love that!

Green Tea Face Mister…ahhh feels so nice!

Face Mister

I like the cool feeling of misting my face.  Making them is just as easy as spraying.  I’ve made this with several types of teas.  Green tea and chamomile teas are my go to’s but it’s limitless to what kinds of teas you can use as a face mister.  For this recipe I will use green tea.  Green tea is fab for skin; full of antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory, and a free radical fighter as well!  It’s said to have anti aging properties and helps with skin elasticity…all I know is I love it on my face.  I spray it on my body too.

Brew a cup per directions on the box.  I usually brew mine for three minutes.  Let cool completely.
Pour into a clean spray bottle.
Store in the refrigerator.
Spray as often as you’d like. Pour into a travel size bottle and take it with you. Great to up-lift you especially when you are sleepy. I love it right out of the refrigerator. The burst of cool is invigorating. Spray it on before you put on make up for some extra protection. I also mist over my make-up. It doesn’t melt off the make-up. (though 98% of the time I only wear eye shadow and lip stuffs 😀 )

Keeps in the refrigerator for about 5 days.
I wouldn’t use it more than 2 days outside of the refrigerator. What I’ve done; when I make a cup of tea for myself I save back enough to fill a travel size bottle to take with. I usually use it up by that day or I store it in the refrigerator and use it up by the following day.

FYI: Great for the inside, great on the outside. Since it’s a free radical buster, try spraying it on before putting on sun screen. It can help reduce sun damage! See article on “Let’s Make Some Tea” for more fun facts.

This Clipper green tea is so good.  It’s light and delicious.  Not bitter.  If you are lucky and can find this near you, give it a try!  Make time to check out their web site.  So cute!  http://www.clipper-teas.com/

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