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Rose and Cucumber Wake-Up-Well Toning Mist

 

The benefits of using natural essential oils and herbal remedies in skincare is that they not only calm and support the skin in many ways, but also have the power to stimulate or settle the mind through inhalation. Facial mists are a refreshing way to prepare the skin for other products. Living in polluted cities and toxic environments means that excess oil and dirt build up on the skin’s surface. Rose water helps to cleanse this off, whilst also reducing redness and inflammation and soothing many other irritations. Aromatically, rose water is known to reduce anxiety and enhance positivity, whilst cucumber water is an incredibly refreshing and hydrating ingredient that, used in the morning, ensures your skin is clean and fueled with vital vitamins and minerals. 

Makes about 20ml 
Equipment: 50ml bottle with a spray lid (plastic or glass)

Ingredients:

 

  • 40ml natural cucumber water
  • 1 1/2 tsp rose water (or orange blossom water)
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond or macadamia oil
  • Elevate it: 4-6 small charged crystals

Directions:

  1. Put all the ingredients into a bottle, either using a funnel or a clean jug.
  2. Seal with a lid. Store at room temperature (or in the fridge for a more cooling spritz) for up to 2 months.

To use, shake vigorously before applying. Spray onto your face, after cleansing. Pat into the skin with clean, dry hands to encourage the mist to settle. Wait until fully absorbed before applying moisturiser or make-up. Alternatively, spray onto a muslin cloth and wipe your face with the cloth. Wait until fully absorbed before applying moisturiser or make-up. Use a muslin cloth or a flannel to remove residual dead skin.

Also from Well Being:

There is no set formula to wellbeing. Our individual minds, moods, environments and circumstances all contribute to how we feel. In order to live well, we must take a holistic approach by exploring the connection between the body, mind and soul. When Danielle was struggling with low energy and stress, she began to search for ways in which food, movement and rituals could contribute to her physical and mental health. Well Being is divided into time-specific sections to take you through the day from morning to evening, with each section outlining suggested practices, rituals and recipes for specific feelings, moods and situations. With tips on food and mindful living, Danielle guides you through simple practices, such as breath regulation and yoga flow routines, and offers delicious recipes including Date, Orange, Almond & Honey Bircher; Sweet Potato Gratin and Chocolate Cookie Crunch Bars. There are even recipes for your home, from Palo Santo Atmosphere Spray to natural beauty products like Rose & Cucumber Wake Up Well Toning Mist and Mocha, Almond & Macadamia Body Scrub. This is a comprehensive handbook to guide you through everyday life with a little more serenity.

Reprinted with permission from Well Being: Recipes and Rituals to Realign the Body and Mind by Danielle Copperman and published by Kyle Books, 2018.

Published on Sep 17, 2019

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