DIY Makeup Setting Spray For Dry Skin (Recipe Inside)

DIY Makeup Setting Spray For Dry Skin

We all dream of having our make-up stay on all day. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many of us. Sometimes because we keep on making out with our boyfriend, because we simply take off or put on a shirt from time to time, because we sweat, or 100,000 other reasons.

For many women, using a setting spray is an ideal solution. There is a right setting spray for every skin type. This also applies to women with dry skin. For this specific skin type, we are going to make a DIY setting spray today, so if you were looking for: DIY makeup setting spray for dry skin, you’ve found the right article!

Luckily, it’s not that hard to make a setting spray. Only, in this case, it has to be aimed at someone with dry skin. Below you will find instructions on how to make a makeup setting spray for dry skin at home. 

Everything is covered. From the ingredients you need, how to make this setting spray, and how you should use it for dry skin.

Using essential oils for your homemade setting spray for dry skin

For this setting spray (you will find the recipe under the next heading) we are going to use essential oils. There are many essential oils on the market, but not all of them are specifically good for dry skin. Below you will find a list of essential oils that you should use:

Frankincense essential oil

This essential oil is known for its soothing effect and woody aroma. This oil is ideal for soothing irritated and dry skin.

Rose essential oil

I have to admit that this oil smells fantastic. But in addition to its fantastic smell, Rose essential oil has also been shown to inhibit moisture loss from the skin. Ideal for people with dry skin!

Helichrysum essential oil

Every essential oil you see here is good for dry skin, but this one is a real winner. This essential oil is known for its phenomenal work with dry and flaky skin. In addition, Helichrysum essential oil ensures that the skin is hydrated.

Geranium essential oil

Geranium essential oil is fantastic if you both suffer from dry skin, and in the winter the cold wind makes your hold red and inflamed. This essential oil has a soothing effect on skin irritation and also has a moisturizing effect. Fantastic for people with sensitive and dry skin.

Lavender essential oil

As everyone probably knows, lavender has a calming effect. You can use it for everything from calming down to a bug bite. Luckily, you can also use it for this DIY makeup setting spray for dry skin! Lavender is just great for the really dry spots on your skin!

How do you make homemade makeup spray for dry skin?

To make the DIY makeup setting spray for dry skin, we don’t need much. Below is the list of ingredients you need to make this setting spray for dry skin at home.

Ingredients and things you need:

  • A small bowl to mix everything
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Witch Hazel
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel (normally you would use Glycerin, but for dry skin, you can better use Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that are great for your skin when it is a little bit dry.
  • 1 tablespoon of distilled water
  • 5 drops of the essential oil that you want to use (you can best pick one from the list above).
  • 1 oz. spray bottle
  • funnel

What steps are next for the dry skin setting spray?

The beauty and makeup addicts (like me) probably have most ingredients listed above at home. If you don’t have these ingredients at home, buy them first. You can do this online, or of course in your local beauty shop. 

Once you have the ingredients at home, here are the steps to take to make your homemade setting spray for dry skin.

Here are the steps:

Grab the bowl listed earlier and put the Aloe Vera gel, essential oils, and Witch Hazel in the bowl. After that, you can add the distilled water and mix it all together.

When you’ve done that, you simply grab your funnel and pour all the ingredients into the 1 oz. spray bottle. Using a funnel as described earlier will make this step very easy.

When the mixture is in the spray bottle, the only thing left for you to do is to shake and combine the product even more!

How to use:

Apply makeup and powder as usual

Spray 2-3 spritzes to set makeup. Let dry

Replace the water

Sometimes, I like to make this recipe with rose water instead of the distilled water that you can see on the ingredients list. I do this to make the setting spray extra hydrating. It gives your skin a dewy, beachy look. What you need to do is very simple: replace the distilled water with rose water and follow the rest of the steps as described.


As you have seen, making a DIY makeup setting spray for dry skin is not difficult at all and you certainly don’t need a lot of ingredients. The great thing about this recipe is that you can play around with the essential oils and find one that suits you best. It might take some experimenting before you find the one that works perfectly for you, but it’s definitely worth it!

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