This is not your typical DIY setting spray recipe.
I’m not going to tell you to mix up some rosewater and glycerin and expect you to believe that it will set your makeup on a hot, humid summer day. It won’t!
Don’t get me wrong — a DIY setting spray made with glycerin has its place. (I wrote a post about one, after all.) I love glycerin for its hydrating, dewy finish, and it works well when the temperature is cold or mild.
The majority of store-bought cleaning sprays contain endocrine disrupting chemicals that can be harmful to your health. As well, the synthetic fragrances used in these products can irritate those who are sensitive to scents. As someone who suffers from chronic migraines, it’s extremely important to avoid these chemical fragrances as they can trigger a severe migraine headache.
Also, for those with little ones at home, avoiding harmful fragrances is equally as important. And while there are definitely a variety of fantastic green cleaning products on the market, we have yet to find a natural cleaning spray that not only works well, but is affordable.
Maybe it was a night of drinking. Maybe it was too much refined sugar, salt, or carbs — only to follow it up with a 2am bedtime.
Cue puffiness, bloat, and angry, inflamed skin the next morning. The kind of irritation that even the best face mist can’t quell. And the kind of carbohydrate-induced water retention that takes a day or two to resolve, sending your cheekbones on an extended vacation.
Store bought room sprays and deodorizers may smell good, but they can be very bad for your upper respiratory system as well as your overall health. Common ingredients in these products include formaldehyde, phthalates, and dangerous aerosol propellants such as butane and propane — not to mention the thousands of other endocrine-disprupting chemicals that are not required to be disclosed on the product’s label. Exposure to these ingredients has been linked to cancer, pulmonary damage, asthma, and skin issues, among other concerns.
While experimenting with my new diffuser, I wondered why the room suddenly smelled like I’d just opened a can of cola.
At first, I thought my nostrils might just be confused from the steady stream of different essential oils they’d been exposed to that day. (I had been really excited about my new diffuser, after all.)
But sure enough, that wasn’t the case.
That was the moment I knew I’d struck essential oil combining gold.
If you’ve spent any length of time browsing Sephora, you’ve likely noticed the collection of products devoted to removing makeup. I don’t know about you, but when faced with hordes of wipes, micellar liquids and bottles of oil, part of me starts to believe I need 11 different steps to wash my face.
Choosing what kind of makeup to put on my skin is already hard enough without worrying about which product (or two, or three) is best at taking it off. For that reason, and to avoid mental exhaustion, I usually stick with good old virgin coconut oil.