DIY Beauty: Claire’s Rose-Aloe Lifesaving Mist (for Hair and Everywhere!)
We think Claire might be a genius. Aloe, rosewater and argan oil? Yes please. Between the calming effects of rose and the hydrating power of aloe and argan, I’m feeling sold on this recipe. Have any of you made a DIY mist before? Who’s gonna now?
Current hometown: Cambridge, MA
Product name that I made up: Rose-Aloe Lifesaving Mist
Ingredients list: Pure Aloe Vera, Rosewater (& Glycerin –this time), Argan Oil, Rosewater concentrate
How I made It: about 2/3 aloe, 1/3 rosewater; a couple drops of rosewater concentrate and several of argan oil — in a 2 oz spray bottle (shake well before using)
How it smelled, felt, worked…
I started making variations on this concoction about a year ago when I realized that aloe was the solution to my “plane hair” issues — I travel a lot and air travel dries my hair out in a wierd way that can make it kooky and unmanagable for several days. The rosewater dilutes the aloe vera gel enough to spray easily (and smells nice) and the argan oil adds a little bit of extra moisture and weightiness. Once I started carrying it with me, I realized that it’s also a wonderful refreshing face mist during the journey itself. On my most recent research trip to South Africa, it also came in handy as a full body spray — particularly soothing on days when I was sticky and had been out in the sun a lot.
Why I will or won’t do this again…
As I said above, this mixture is great for my hair, and generally a nice all-around spray, so it’s a definite keeper. I’ll probably keep playing with the exact combinations (sometimes I add some tea tree oil, or different amounts of argan oil, and would like to play with some new essential oils), but now I can’t imagine going without it — particularly when I travel!
*From our archives. First posted in June 2012.