DIY: refreshing rose facial spray

There are so many beautiful and extremely different personalities in our work locker room. We have the dancers, the spinners, the hardcore ass-kickers (that’s their official title), the yogis and more. Some flow from one type to the next–like the same airy fairy yoga instructor can kill you in bootcamp class. It’s amazing. I learn so much from my colleagues, not only about health and fitness, but fun, random tips and tricks for life.

Like this rose facial spray:

Refreshing Rose Facial Spray

One of the girls at work made it for me after asking me if I’d like a “spritz” and I fell in love with the lushly-scented elixir. It energized me, brightened and tightened my skin (which was looking pretty sad and sallow after a rough teething night up with Liv) and made me feel like I just had a spa treatment. Since then, I’ve been using the spray constantly, to the point where it was pretty much gone.

Time to make my own and a bottle for the friend who gave some to me 🙂

Rose spray 1 of 1

Homemade Rose Facial Spray

As we all know, I’m not very DIY handy. I’m trying to get better by doing little things, especially when I can salvage something instead of replacing it. But pour ingredients into a bottle? No prob with that.

Here’s the life-changing combo of ingredients:

Rose water (benefits are here)

Glycerin (check out the benefits here)

Sweet almond oil


Fill your bottle 3/4 bottle with rose water. Fill the remaining 1/4 of the bottle with an equal mix of the glycerin and sweet almond oil.

The almond oil provides scent and moisturizing properties, but you can also use lavender oil. Remember, that a little goes a long way!

[a little disclaimer: this is just something that my friend made for me that I wanted to share. Be smart about using new ingredients on your skin, and if you’re ever doubtful, check with a doc.]

If possible, save your beauty spray bottles so that you can reuse — you can also pick up spray bottles at Target or beauty supply stores.

Homemade rose facial spray

Do you have any favorite homemade beauty products? I love using coconut oil for a mix of beauty treatments, but am planning to experiment with another DIY in the next couple of weeks. I really love this scrub that Meg makes, too.

Happy spritzing! Let me know if you try it.



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  1. Jo @ LivingMintGreen on April 16, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I LOVE that almond oil – I use it to make the most amazing body scrub: 1 cup dry, ground coffee + 1 cup sugar + 1/4 cup almond oil. IT IS LIFE CHANGING!!!

    I’m going to be on the lookout for that rosewater – I want to spray my sheets with it! 🙂

  2. Erin L on April 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Sounds refreshing. Where did you buy the rosewater?

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      amazon 🙂

  3. Bonnie on April 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Where did you get all your ingredients? Can’t wait to try!

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      amazon for everything

  4. Erica { } on April 16, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I have everything on hand to make this – I’ve been looking for a natural quick refresher for post-workout!

  5. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on April 16, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Sounds amazing!

  6. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health on April 16, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    This is a great idea! I bought a handmade lavender body spray from a lavender farm outside of Austin that was made with similar ingredients. It smelled so good! I bet this is very soothing and refreshing for the skin.

  7. Jackie on April 16, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I could def use something like this because sometimes I feel like I need a refreshing, especially after the gym. My face usually looks like it too haha

  8. Alicia on April 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I make a rosewater toner with all these ingredients and witch hazel. So soothing and fragrant.
    You can find rosewater for MUCH cheaper at Middle Eastern or Indian grocery stores!

  9. Emily h. on April 16, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Your Rosewater is from heritage store- (in the edgar cayce headquarters) right down the street from me, allll the way on the east coast! Crazy! Small world!

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      that’s awesome!!

  10. Daisy Anne on April 17, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Thanks for the awesome recipe. I am a working mom with heaps and lots on my plate, so obviously no time to take care of myself. My skin isn’t in a good shape at all. Looks like the heavens inspired you to post the rose facial spray for 😉 Thanks so much again!

  11. Courtney @ Star Systemz on April 17, 2013 at 2:33 am

    I try and make most of my beauty products because its nice to know exactly whats inside of everything I put on my skin. This spray sounds magnificent and I will defiantly be giving it a try. I also am a huge coconut oil fan and love how you can just use that and not have to add anything and get a body lotion and hair treatment and face cream…obsessed! Hope you have a great week. love + shine Courtstar

  12. Cassie Vaughn on April 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Love your beauty tips!

  13. Elizabeth M. on April 17, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Love love love!! I changed my skincare routine to simple, homemade or all natural products and its amazing!! I have a honey scrub and face wash that I use, I use jojoba oil and coconut oil for moisturizers, I can’t wait to add this to the list! Sounds like it will be lovely during the summer too 🙂

  14. Sarah @ Yogi in Action on April 17, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I definitely want to try this- and keep it at my desk while working for a little “pick me up” rather than having coffee!

    Thanks to you, and your friend, for such a simple suggestion 🙂

  15. Heidi on April 17, 2013 at 9:31 am

    This looks lovely! Like a spa at home 🙂 You should sell them!

  16. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! on April 17, 2013 at 9:39 am

    This looks delicious! It would be perfect to spray on inbetween classes to freshen up. I usually look particularly haggard after a spin class. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  17. Brittany @ kitchen::candid on April 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I love DIY beauty products and have been wanting to make a rosewater spray! I’m so tired of spending tons of money on skincare sprays from Whole Foods and Sephora! I knew I wanted to have vegetable glycerin in it but I never thought about adding an oil….which is so obvious I’m embarrassed that it never occurred to me! Can’t wait to make this!

    ***For those of you looking for spray bottles, Whole Foods carries assorted bottles, usually in their beauty/skincare section. They have all different sizes and both glass and plastic varieties!***

  18. Hui on April 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Amazing idea! I love to DIY stuff so I’ll put this on my list!

  19. Danielle on April 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I made some of this tonight! So much more refreshing (and affordable) than the Mario Badescu facial spray I buy.

  20. Tas Ferreira on April 18, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Hi girls
    I just bought this rose oil, it’s amazing. My skin is phenomenal. It’s the purest form of roses.
    I’ll send you the website. Even the lavender oil is amazing. Check it out.

  21. Bek @ Crave on April 19, 2013 at 2:48 am

    Ohhh how cool! I love the idea of a spray spritzer- I’d like one for in between sweaty group fitness classes!

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