If you follow The Magical Buffet on Instagram (You do follow The Magical Buffet on Instagram, right?) you know that along with lots of photos of books, tarot cards, and booze, I really enjoy cosmetics and skincare. I have many strong feelings about the political and cultural issues that these items are mixed up in, but I won’t bore you with all of that today. For the moment, just know that mostly the onus is on us, the consumer, to try and buy effective AND safe products. That’s where this do it yourself facial mist comes in.

Just like with the food, the only way to be 100% certain what’s in something is to make it yourself. I can’t take credit for this idea. All credit goes to Renee and her YouTube channel Gothamista. If you have 5 minutes you should really watch her video about this mist.

At its core, this is super simple. It must be if I do it! Using Aloe Vera juice as a base you pour it into a little spray bottle and then add a blend of oils. Close the bottle, shake, and mist on your face, or body, or hair.

My personal blend is mixed to help with acne and signs of aging. Generally I mist it on after I wash my face. I let it soak in and then do the rest of my skincare. My DIY facial mist has the Aloe Vera juice base. I pour it so it mostly fills the spray bottle. Then I add a couple of droppers full of Tea Tree oil, Jojoba oil, Rosehip oil, and sometimes a dash of Argan oil. It has definitely helped tame my acne.

If you’re interested in what kind of oils would be good for you, you should take 12 minutes to watch yet another video from Renee outlining facial oils.

And if you’re interested in skincare you should just subscribe to her channel.






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