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Natural DIY Micellar Water With Witch Hazel

Remove your makeup, cleanse your face, and hydrate your skin in one step with this simple, natural DIY micellar water recipe. Thanks to skin-clarifying witch hazel, this makeup remover doubles as a toner that helps reduce redness and keep acne at bay.
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 bottle
Author: Kyla @ A Life Adjacent




  • As always, clean and fully sterilize your glass bottle and measuring tools with the method of your choice.
  • In your swing top bottle, combine your rose water or distilled water with your propanediol, Poly Suga Mulse D9 and vegetable glycerin. Swirl gently to combine.
  • Add your witch hazel extract and apple cider vinegar, if desired.
  • Add Leucidal Liquid SF or preservative of choice. Swirl gently once more to disperse.


If you'd rather not use propanediol, you can replace it with an extra 1/2 tsp of vegetable glycerin. This should not affect the efficacy of your DIY micellar water, but it may give the formula a stickier feel.
Don’t fret about the alcohol in the witch hazel extract! Rose water and vegetable glycerin hydrate your skin and keep the witch hazel from being too drying. As a result, your skin is left clean without feeling tight or stripped.