How To Make DIY organic makeup setting spray (Recipe Inside)

The great thing about DIY organic makeup setting sprays is the fact that you can benefit from all those essential oils, witch hazel, and rose water. They are very therapeutic for your skin (as you’ll learn below) and these oils will make your skin feel amazing!

Not only that, but when you make an organic setting spray with these essential oils, it will leave your skin feeling fresh, dewy, and above all, you’ll look amazing!

Now for the people who don’t know what organic means in the organic setting spray sense… It means the following: Organic refers to ingredients that grow without pesticides, chemicals, and/or artificial fertilizers. For organic products, there’s a rule that it has to be made with between 95-100% chemical-free ingredients. So, this made-at-home organic makeup setting spray is great for people who want to live an organic lifestyle!

A friend of mine wanted to try the organic lifestyle and asked me to make a recipe for it for her different kinds of beauty products. We started with the organic setting spray and below you’ll find some more information about which ingredients (like which essential oils) you can use and step-by-step instructions about what you need to do to make the organic setting spray.

Why you should Witch Hazel for your organic setting spray

For this particular recipe, I wanted to use witch hazel and rose water. Not only because they are great products but also because these products are great for your skin and are known for keeping your makeup in place.

There’s also the fact that witch hazel is a great natural toner for your skin and it is known to ease inflammation. So, a great product to use! But, those are not the only reasons to use witch hazel. There’s more!

Witch hazel is also rich in tannins. Tannin is a kind of antioxidant. These tannins are a natural plant compound that helps protect your skin against all kinds of damage.

Besides this all, it is great for helping to shrink pores, it helps fight bacteria, you can use it on bug bites, acne, buts, burns and you can use it in all other kinds of treatment.

Did I tell you already that I’m a big fan of witch hazel? After reading the above section you might’ve just expected it ;).

Which essentials oils can you use for the DIY organic setting spray?

Now, for me here’s lies the true fun in experimenting with making your own organic makeup setting spray. There are so many essential oils that you can experiment with that it’s just nuts! I think you can experiment for days and still not have used all the essential oils you can use.

Below you find a list of which essential oils you can use best based on your skin type. Now, you can also use essential oil that’s not on the list, but this should at least give you some guidance in what kinds of essential oils to look for.

Best essential oils for normal skin

Here you find a list of all kinds of essential oils which you can use for your organic setting spray when you have normal skin. Simply click on the link to learn more about the particular oil.

  • Lavender
  • Cedarwood
  • Patchouli
  • Roman Chamomile
  • German Chamomile
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Bergamot

Essential oils when you have aged and/or mature skin

Each skin type is different and therefore each skin type has different needs. That’s not to say that you can’t use the essential oils I listed above, but the ones below will typically work better for your aging and maturing skin. Here’s the list of essential oils that you can use best:

  • Frankincense
  • Neroli
  • Myrrh
  • Patchouli
  • Palmarosa
  • Copaiba
  • Sandalwood
  • Rose
  • Joy Essential Oil Blend (contains Rose)
  • Release Essential Oil Blend

Essential oils for when you have an oily skin

Oily skin is often something that people struggle with. Not all products will work for this skin type and with a setting, spray can mean that your makeup will smudge and won’t last as long as you want to.

Using the below oils for your setting spray will at least help you in using the best ingredients for your skin and gives you the best chance of making an organic setting spray that sits well on your face. Here’s the list:

  • Cedarwood
  • German Chamomile
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon (high in Vitamin C)
  • Tea Tree
  • Geranium
  • Helichrysum
  • Grapefruit

How To Make DIY organic makeup setting spray

Now after you’ve chosen the right essential oil for you, the rest is fairly easy. The only thing that is left for you to do is to actually make the organic makeup setting spray yourself.

Here’s a list of the ingredients that you’ll need:

  •  A spray bottle
  • essential oil of your choice (you only need 5 to 10 drops of this essential oil).
  • 1 oz. of rosewater
  • 1 oz. of Witch Hazel

When you have the ingredients ready, mix everything in a bowl. Make sure to mix it well. After that, you can put the mixture in the 2 oz. spray bottle and shake it a little to gently combine all the ingredients.

Then, you’re done! Apply your makeup and test this setting spray for yourself!


You might’ve thought that making a DIY organic makeup setting spray was hard. I hope by now that you have found that this isn’t the case! When you’re a beauty enthusiast like me, these ingredients are probably lying around your house. If not, it is not hard to find them. Just mix everything together, put it on a spray bottle and you have made your own organic setting spray!

Have you found other recipes that work for you? Please let me know! I’m more than happy to try them out myself and share them here so everyone can benefit from your knowledge and experimentation :)!

Further reading

I hope that you liked reading this article. If you read this far, I assume you do! Do you want to read more articles like this and want to know more about setting spray? Then you’re in luck because below you’ll find related articles that I’ve picked out for you. Simply click the link and start reading. Thanks for reading!

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Hi, my name is Joy-Lee and I'm the owner of As you might've noticed, I'm a true beauty lover, and made it my passion, my work and my hobby. I love sharing my thoughts and feelings on a variety of beauty aspects and want to thank you for reading!