Every morning, you apply your makeup thinking that at night, when you’re ready to go to bed, you will be washing off all the makeup that you applied in the morning. Yet, every evening when you wash your face, much of the makeup is no longer there. If you live in a humid or hot climate, this is especially true. Wouldn’t it be great if you could apply morning makeup and be assured that, all day long, it would stay exactly where it’s meant to be? We can be of assistance there.

Below, you will find an explanation of how to tap into your inner artiste by creating your very own makeup setting spray with essential oils.

What Climate Do You Live In?

In many of the southern states, it gets so hot that it feels like your makeup begins to melt the second you apply it. Before you know it, it seems like it slid right off your face. Something as quick and mindless as a brief walk to the car can undo all of your morning preparations. Sure, there are setting powders, foundations, and the rest. But to stand up to some of the excruciatingly humid and hot conditions in many parts of the world, you need a combination that works – really works. You can achieve a long-lasting, matte finish with the makeup setting spray made with essential oils found below.

Essential Oils – Makeup Setting Spray

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need:

  • a funnel
  • 1 ounce spray bottle
  • 5 drops Manaka essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon distilled water
  • half tablespoon vegetable glycerin
  • half tablespoon witch hazel


  • Combine the following: Witch hazel, essential oils, vegetable glycerin.
  • Stir in your distilled water.
  • Into the 1 ounce spray bottle, pour the combined ingredients (use the funnel).
  • Combine further by shaking

How to Use Your Setting Spray

In your normal makeup application routine, apply your makeup and powder. When you’re done, to set your makeup, spray 2 to 3 spritzes and allow it to dry. It’s that easy!

Substituting Certain Ingredients

Depending on your skin type, you may want to substitute various essential oils. Skin types and oil substitutions are as follows:

  • Aging skin – Ylang Ylang
  • Skin imperfections – Frankincense
  • Combination skin – Elemi
  • Irritated, dry skin – Lavender
  • Oily skin – Palmarosa
  • All skin types – Geranium

As a further substitution, you can use aloe vera gel, if your skin is on the dry side. This can be used in place of vegetable glycerin. Your dry skin craves minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. These cravings are satisfied by aloe vera.

For an added burst of hydration, consider using rosewater in the recipe. Rather than distilled water, rosewater is used to give your skin a beachy, dewy finish.

Plant Guru carries the essential oils that you will need for your setting spray recipe – including substitutions. Our products are 100% organic, high-quality, and yet affordable. Our online shopping offers the convenience so necessary in this crazy, hustle and bustle world. Grab a cup of herbal tea, sit back with your laptop, and peruse the impressive selection available at Plant Guru today. Find out why healthier living through essential oils is gaining popularity each and every minute.