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More and more, everyone is looking for those perfect DIY makeup setting sprays before they go to work, out on the town or to use for other occasions. Lucky for you we have searched the web here, there and everywhere for the perfect makeup setting spray, DIY style.

​Is Setting Spray Good for the Skin?

DIY makeup setting spray is good for the skin. There are a few reasons for this. The first is because there is a spray for every type out there! These sprays help to enhance the health of the skin. Setting spray is so much more than fancy water you spritz on your face after applying makeup.

Just like there is hair spray and setting lotion for hair, this is what is used on the face. These sprays have all types of oil extracts and vitamins to help your face stay hydrated all day long, as well as balance your PH levels.

Another great thing these sprays do is give you a boost. Spraying this in the morning when you are still sleepy or as a midday pick me up is an excellent way to wake you up and help you feel refreshed. You will want to find the perfect one with the most helpful ingredients for your skin type and ad this to your daily makeup or daily routine.

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Make-up setting spray is said to help with the effects of aging as well as soothe the skin’s pores. Skin goes through all types of seasons. Sometimes it’s inflamed, has an acne outbreak, or is harmed by too much sun. Setting sprays can help the skin smooth and protect it from harmful rays. Be sure to determine which setting spray you choose to purchase based on your skin type.

If you have oily skin, normal skin, dry skin, or sensitive skin, these are all factors to take into consideration. You will have to decide if fragrance or non-fragrance is best for your skin. There are many decisions to make and sprays to try, and it may take some trial and error to find the perfect setting spray for you.

Since all skin is not created the same, and all sprays are not created equal, you can have fun searching for the best natural ingredients to use for your skin!

​How to Make a DIY Setting Spray

A little bit later in this article, we will cover specific ways to make DIY setting sprays. We give you ingredients to use, exact amounts to the mix, and all the details to succeed in this endeavor. In a general sense, there are a few basic ingredients to include in setting sprays. You can get creative, but there are some core components you will always need.

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To begin with, you will need a spray bottle. These can be purchased for cheap at drug stores or even dollar store type shops. It does not need to be expensive, just buy a bottle that spritzes in your favorite color! Our core ingredient is water. We recommend buying distilled/purified water to use in your spray.

A core ingredient that is great to consider using is a toner. You can buy these organic and natural, or you can make them at home. Some natural ingredients to use as a toner are lemon, aloe vera, or rose. All of these work as natural toners that give you a wake-up call and make you feel refreshed. Next up, you may want to add a liquified vitamin in, such as vitamin E. Do your research as to which vitamins work best for your skin type, and then choose your favorite or a few favorites! A big thing is catering DIY setting spray for oily skin.

Thankfully, there are plenty of things that can help control oily skin. Some of these are witch hazel and rosewater. Many people struggle with this skin type and want to find a setting spray that will help. Another useful ingredient to add is a few drops of essential oil. Young Living essential oils work wonders on not only the skin but on your insides as well. At the end of the day, you can really do whatever you want with this spray.

You can steep a green tea bag and use that as your core ingredient. You can mix a few different essential oils if you want. It’s all about finding what works best for your skin as well as the specific scents you enjoy. Next thing you know, you’ll want to be making your own homemade makeup! Remember to have fun as you create!

​What Are the Ingredients for DIY Setting Spray?

As you will see when we dive into DIY setting spray recipes and have seen briefly at the beginning of this article, there are so many ingredients you can use when creating setting sprays.

The world of elements is at your fingers as you create a personalized setting spray! One fantastic component to use is glycerin. This ingredient can be found in most setting spray products at stores. DIY makeup setting spray without glycerin works to seal in your makeup such as primer and eye shadow, as well as hydrate your skin. Another unique element sometimes used is vodka.

The alcohol, along with water and a moisturizer such as aloe vera, will create a film over your face that sets your makeup even in the roughest weather conditions. I.e., summertime! Be sure only to pair alcohol with a natural moisturizing ingredient, always.

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Essential oils are still a good idea for a DIY setting spray. They will leave your face smelling amazing and your body feeling as good as your face. Witch hazel, as we suggest below in a recipe, is an excellent ingredient for a DIY setting spray for dry skin. So is aloe vera, which you can use as an excellent base for your spray.

When making a DIY makeup setting spray for oily skin, green tea leaves may be your best bet. For sensitive skin, make a DIY makeup setting spray with rose water. If you are looking to keep things simple, there are endless options for simple two-ingredient setting sprays.

If you don’t have fancy things like witch hazel or glycerin laying around, you can use something like aloe vera and distilled water as your DIY makeup setting spray. It’s all about finding the best fit for you, regardless of if that means it consists of 5 ingredients or two.

Remember to add all your ingredients together, shake well, and have the time of your life spritzing away with your affordable creation!

​Rose Water

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The Ingredients:

  • ​One tablespoon of glycerin or aloe vera gel
  • ​A half cup of rose water


  • ​Put the ingredients together.
  • ​Put them in a spritzer bottle.
  • ​Apply your makeup, spray towards your face, then air dry.
  • ​Take note that rose water can help rid eczema, dermatitis, and acne, and can soothe your irritated skin.

​Witch Hazel

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The Ingredients:

  • ​One quarter cup witch hazel
  • ​Half a cup water
  • ​You can also use rose water


  • ​Pour 3 tablespoons of water or rose water (rose water if your skin is dry).
  • ​Add a tablespoon of witch hazel.
  • ​Shake your bottle for approximately one minute
  • ​After you are done, put it in your refrigerator

​Using witch hazel in your skin care routine helps to reduce irritation and appearance of acne or other inflammatory skin conditions.

​Aloe Vera

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The Ingredients:

  • ​Three parts of water
  • ​One part of aloe vera


  • ​Pour roughly a quarter of the bottle with aloe vera gel into a into a spray bottle.
  • ​Fill the remainder of your bottle with warm water.
  • ​Shake until mixed.

​Some Tips:

  • ​Adding Vitamin E oil will help extend your setting spray’s shelf life
  • ​Add some argan oil if you think your skin is too dry. This moisture will last you throughout the day.
  • ​For a better smell, add lavender or an essential oil of your choosing

​Using witch hazel in your skin care routine helps to reduce irritation and appearance of acne or other inflammatory skin conditions.

​For more tips on getting the most out of your DIY setting sprays:

​​DIY with Lavender Oil

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This DIY makeup setting spray will take five minutes and will provide you between 10-20 applications.

The Ingredients:

  • ​One tbsp of aloe vera gel
  • ​One tbsp of witch hazel
  • ​Five drops – lavender essential oil
  • ​2½ tbsp of purified water
  • ​Spray bottle
  • ​Funnel
  • ​Preferably small


  • ​Put your aloe vera gel in a small jar or dish
  • ​Add witch hazel and mix.
  • ​Add your lavender.
  • ​Then add your water. Mix thoroughly.
  • ​After you blend it, pour it gingerly into the spray bottle. Use the funnel if necessary.
  • ​Shake the mixture thoroughly.
  • ​Once applying your makeup, spritz your face once or twice holding the bottle a couple of inches away. Let it air dry.


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  • ​Pour both water and glycerin (preferably vegetable glycerin) into a spray bottle
  • ​Make it a four to one ratio
  • ​After the ingredients are in, shake them well for proper blending.
  • ​Spray it on your face for an ideal dewy finish type of look.

​Green Tea

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  • ​Boil some distilled water. Use a pot about medium-sized.
  • ​Put a bag of green tea in the water and let it steep for 15-20 minutes. Then remove the bag.
  • ​Allow it to cool down to room temperature.
  • ​Add 3-4 drops of vitamin E oil.
  • ​You can also get a vitamin E capsule and pour ¼ of it into the mixture.
  • ​Mix well and then transfer it into a spray bottle.
  • ​You can spray this on your face as many times as necessary for ideal results.


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The Ingredients:

  • ​Two ounces of water
  • ​Half tbsp. of vegetable glycerin
  • ​Six drops of the following essential oils:
  • ​Frankincense (regular skin)
  • ​Geranium (oily skin)
  • ​You can opt for Tea Tree or geranium essential oil, with are also good for oily skin
  • ​Myrrh (dry skin)


  • ​Put the ingredients in a small spray bottle
  • ​Shake the bottle thoroughly
  • ​Hold your spray bottle roughly one foot from your face.
  • ​Spritz two or three times.
  • ​Allow to dry.

​Rose Water/Witch Hazel

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The Ingredients:

  • ​Four ounce bottle
  • ​Four tsp. of veggie glycerin
  • ​Two tsp. witch hazel
  • ​Half tsp. of tea tree oil
  • ​This ingredient is optional
  • ​Roughly three oz rose water


  • ​Except for the rose water, use a small funnel to pour the ingredients into the spray bottle
  • ​Stir the ingredients carefully
  • ​Fill the rest of your spray bottle with rose water.
  • ​Make sure there is a little room left at the top of the bottle
  • ​Put the cap back on the bottle and roll it to mix it up more thoroughly
  • ​For use, shake your bottle gently and spray about a foot away from your face.

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​Some Tips:

  • ​Adding a little vitamin E oil to your setting spray has the potential to increase its shelf life.
  • ​It’s possible that your skin will feel dry after application. Add some argan oil to your spray and you’ll be all set.
  • ​For a safe fragrance, put some drops of your choice of essential oil in your spray and you’re good to go.  

​Get to Creating Your Setting Spray at Home

After reading this and some trial and error you should now know how to make your own makeup setting spray!

Now that you know how to make your own setting spray, you can share this with your friends and neighbors. Share your own ideas with us in the comments below!

h/t: The Indian Spot, Dr. Axe, Fashion Lady, Young Living, Nelliebellie