Balance Your Skin’s Oil Production With Our DIY Face Mist

Just like your hair, working with skin that hasn’t been washed in a while can be tricky. Over-washing can leave the skin super dry or lead to excessive oil production. Leaving your skin totally untouched during your morning routine, however, can give your skin a shiny look that, unlike your hair, none of us are looking for. 

If you’re finding your skin stuck in the devastatingly dry or overly oily categories, this Citrus Face Mist recipe is the just-right solution. Using the natural properties of essential oils to regulate your skin’s oils and uplift your mood, this natural face mist contains the goodness your skin needs to keep itself balanced throughout the day. It’s the secret to a long-lasting healthy complexion that’s too good not to share! 

Citrus Face Mist, DIY face mist

For those with oily skin, there seems to be a time of day when your face just feels gross. My skin tends to be dry now, but in high school, I dreaded how my skin would feel after eating lunch. This recipe is the perfect refresher to lift your mood and your skin. I wish I had this recipe to keep in my locker to help manage my oily skin. 

Distilled Water

In order to make the lemon, citrus, and juniper essential oils safe for your face’s delicate skin, this recipe teaches you how to make your own hydrosol. You’ll use distilled water to make a super mild, diluted mixture of your oils. Pretty cool, right? If you’re curious, this What Are Hydrosols article talks all about the benefits and uses of hydrosols. 

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit Essential Oil allows you to create a perfect DIY face mist for oily skin. On top of its famous uplifting scent, this oil serves three wonderful purposes: cleansing the surface of your skin, rejuvenating your skin, and balancing your skin’s natural oils. Oh, and don’t let me forget to mention that, because of its rejuvenating properties, Grapefruit Essential Oil also lets this recipe serve as a helpful DIY face mist for acne scars. 

Citrus Burst Essential Oil Blend

I can sound like a broken record when talking about the lovely aroma of Citrus Burst Essential Oil Blend. While smelling like summer and sunshine packed in a bottle and regulating your skin’s oil production, this blend will give you the energy you need to tackle the day. 

Juniper Berry Essential Oil

Juniper Berry Essential Oil comes from the small little fruits of juniper trees, which gives it a slightly sweet, woodsy aroma. As if you were actually standing in a forest, this oil uplifts your spirits and supports your energy levels. Combined with the refreshing and energizing smells of this recipe’s Grapefruit and Citrus Burst Blend Essential Oils, this oil will turn you into a positively perky force to be reckoned with. 

Avoid using this face mist recipe if you have sensitive skin. 

Your essential oil face mist is safe to use while pregnant.

Your natural face mist is safe to use around kids over the age of 10. 

Because the oils in the Citrus Burst Blend can irritate them, avoid using your homemade face mist in closed spaces around cats. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.

This recipe is safe to use around dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

This face mist may be phototoxic; avoid using this face mist before spending time in direct sunlight. 

Never ingest any essential oil, even if it’s generally regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post

Please note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Citrus Face Mist

Time: 25 minutes
Shelf Life: 6 weeks


  • ¼ cup hot distilled water

  • 2 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil

  • 2 drops Citrus Burst Essential Oil Blend

  • 1 drop Juniper Berry Essential Oil

  • 1 coffee filter*

  • 2 oz spray bottle


  • Add essential oils to hot water. Cover. Let sit for 20 minutes or until water has cooled to room temperature. 
  • Pour water mixture through a coffee filter to remove oil drops. 
  • Pour mixture into a spray bottle.
  • To use, spray face throughout the day to refresh, set makeup, and balance your skin’s oil production. 

If you’re passionate about natural personal care, we’d love to hear about it! Tell us why you love this DIY face mist on social media with @fromsimplyearth or comment below. 

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