COVID-19 & Essential Oils: Face Mask Mist Recipes

We’re living in crazy times. If you’re anything like us at Simply Earth, the mask you wear to work every day is not your favorite accessory. After 8 hours, your ears are starting to get sore, the makeup has been rubbed off your nose and cheeks, and you can still smell the pizza you had for lunch.

Short of taking up a diet of oatmeal and buttered noodles or keeping a toothbrush at work, I created a few recipes that might help with that last part while providing extra benefits to your mood and health!

All of these recipes use 70% alcohol which is what the CDC recommends to to help battle germs and viruses. Remember though, these spray recipes won’t replace the regular washing of your mask.

face mask mist

In these recipes we recommend using a 151+ proof alcohol. That’s because this grade of alcohol will act as a solubilizer. That means the essential oils will spread uniformly throughout the alcohol.

Most of us don’t have that kind of alcohol on hand. So instead, feel free to use 91%+ rubbing alcohol, or 3% hydrogen peroxide. Just be sure to shake the spray well before using.

If you’re using hydrogen peroxide change the recipe to be 1 tbsp hydrogen peroxide and 3 tbsp distilled water.

You’ll notice if you’re using rubbing alcohol when making these sprays they will have a strong alcohol smell. Because of this I don’t recommend spraying your mask with this recipe immediately before using.

Instead, spray your mask then wait 20-30 minutes before putting it on.

face mask mist

Defender smells like Fall, making it a really fun one to add to your face mask this next season. I’ll warn you, though — it may leave you wanting pumpkin pie and hot apple cider!

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp alcohol (for best results use 151 proof (~75% ethanol) alcohol) 
  • 11 Defender Essential Oil Blend
  • 1 tbsp distilled water
  • 2 oz spray bottle (aluminum, glass, or PET grade plastic)

Instructions

Add alcohol and essential oils to the spray bottle. Shake to mix. Fill the rest of the way with distilled water. Spray onto both sides of the mask. 

Note: Some people may find the clove and cinnamon in the Defender essential oil blend irritating to their nose. For this recipe, I’d recommend people to spray their masks at least 30 minutes before using. Check out the Defender Essential Oil Blend product listing for safety information.

face mask mist

With Lavender Essential Oil to calm you and Lemon Essential Oil to you focus, this is one of our favorite at-work recipes. Plus, it smells fantastic.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp alcohol (for best results use 151 proof (~75% ethanol) alcohol) 
  • 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil 
  • 1 tbsp distilled water
  • 2 oz spray bottle (aluminum, glass, or PET grade plastic)

Instructions

Add alcohol and essential oils to the spray bottle. Shake to mix. Fill the rest of the way with distilled water. Spray onto both sides of the mask. 

Note: Check out the Lavender Essential Oil and Lemon Essential Oil product listings for safety information.

Citrus Burst Essential Oil Blend is one of our most popular additions to personal care products like facial cleansers and moisturizers. Great for balancing oil production and a super FRESH way to start your morning, throwing this blend on a face mask seemed like a no-brainer.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp alcohol (for best results use 151 proof (~75% ethanol) alcohol) 
  • 11 drops Citrus Burst Essential Oil Blend
  • 1 tbsp distilled water
  • 2 oz spray bottle (aluminum, glass, or PET grade plastic)

Instructions

Add alcohol and essential oils to the spray bottle. Shake to mix. Fill the rest of the way with distilled water. Spray onto both sides of the mask. 

Note: Check out the Citrus Burst Essential Oil Blend product listing for safety information.

face mask mist

Do not spray this recipe directly onto skin. There is no carrier oil in this recipe so spraying this directly onto your skin could be irritating.

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

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.

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