DIY Makeup Setting Spray

58 September 19, 2016 - At Home, DIY, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Personal Care, Videos, Young Living Lifestyle, Young Living Personal Care

Get a smooth, dewy, long-lasting makeup look with this essential oil-infused DIY Makeup Setting Spray. With just three ingredients—all of them naturally derived—it can be made at a fraction of the cost of retail brands. This homemade Makeup Setting Spray can also be easily customized to your skin’s needs: add Frankincense essential oil for normal skin, Geranium essential oil or Tea Tree essential oil for oily skin, and Myrrh essential oil for dry skin.



  1. Add to a small spray bottle and shake well.
  2. Hold spray bottle about 12 inches from face and lightly spritz skin 2–3 times.
  3. Let dry.
  4. Love your fresh-all-day look!


What are your favorite ways to use essential oils in your beauty routine? Share your ideas in the comments below!



  • Jessica April 20, 2017 - 10:37 am Reply

    I use patchouli, rosehip seed, chamomile, evening primrose oil, and witch hazel. Not everyone enjoys the smell of patchouli. I like the mist with or without makeup. It’s great if you are having a dry, blotchy, big pore day.
    I like green tea, rosehip seed, lavender, with evening primrose oil any other day. Green tea can be replaced with witch hazel if you notice issues with it soaking in, (it does, I just tend to over mist)
    Aloe vera gel or liquid gel is amazing with any mist as well. Most liquid gels contain a large amount of water, so check your product

  • Julie April 1, 2017 - 9:59 am Reply

    Hi! Can the spray bottle be plastic? I was told never to mix essential oils in plastic water bottles because the oils draw out the toxins from the plastic, that’s why I’m asking…

    • Young Living April 3, 2017 - 2:08 pm Reply

      Hi Julie, Thanks for stopping by. We do not recommend storing undiluted essential oils in plastic containers. Using essential oils and essential oil products safely in conjunction with plastic containers depends highly on the type of plastic, the concentration of essential oils, and the amount of time the oils are stored in the container or the amount of time the essential oils encounter the plastic parts. We hope this helps clarify your concerns!

  • orange gearle March 25, 2017 - 6:15 pm Reply

    Is 100% Glycerin and Vegetable Glycerin the same thing?

    • Young Living March 27, 2017 - 1:56 pm Reply

      Hi Orange Gearle, Vegetable Glycerin simply specifies that the glycerin is sourced from vegetables. We hope this information is helpful!

  • Sarah March 25, 2017 - 4:21 am Reply

    So, silly question, do you spray over the make-up or on the skin before you apply the make-up

    • Young Living March 27, 2017 - 12:13 pm Reply

      Hey Sarah! Not a silly question at all! 🙂 You put the spray on your skin after you put your makeup on. It will help your makeup stay on and make your skin smell nice as a bonus. Hope that helps!

  • Barbara Faber October 11, 2016 - 12:18 pm Reply

    Where do you find the blog getting to know your carrier oils?

  • Joan Kiddie September 30, 2016 - 9:43 am Reply

    Hi there. I’m assuming it’s okay to use a combination of the three oils, correct?

    • Young Living October 10, 2016 - 10:42 am Reply

      Hey Joan,

      Many of the oils are interchangeable. We encourage you experiment and find out what works best for you! When you find that perfect combination, let us know! Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Yareline September 28, 2016 - 4:00 am Reply

    Is there an alternative for frankincense and myrrh?

    • Young Living October 10, 2016 - 8:30 am Reply

      Hi Yareline, We have not tested the Makeup Setting Spray with alternative essential oils. However, you are free to try out your own customized spray! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Andrea September 27, 2016 - 6:51 pm Reply

    I have very sensitive skin, and have found that I am allergic to Castille soap, and anything with glycerin in the ingredients. However, I am able to use YL bodywash, on my body, just none of the ‘glycerin’ containing products on my face. Yes, it is frustrating. I am desperately seeking an alternative for my ‘picky’ skin.
    Does anyone know of any alternatives to use to make my own face wash?
    Thanks in advance!

  • Rue Taylor September 26, 2016 - 12:26 pm Reply

    Can you use olive oil instead of glycerin for the setting spray?

    • Young Living September 27, 2016 - 2:52 pm Reply

      Hi Rue, This recipe has not been tested using olive oil instead of glycerin. Olive oil has a thicker consistency and can leave an oily feel on the skin. For other carrier oil options, we recommend viewing our blog post Getting to Know Your Carrier Oils to determine which may be right for you! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Tera September 22, 2016 - 2:48 am Reply

    I use neroli and patchouli essential oils with hazelnut and borage seed oil under my eyes for puffiness. Does anyone else have a formula for puffy eyes?

    • Sheri Maki September 24, 2016 - 12:12 pm Reply

      Does your formula reduce puffiness? I’m desperate to find a puffiness remedy!!!

  • Yareline September 21, 2016 - 8:33 pm Reply

    Is there an alternative for frankincense and myrr??

    • Young Living September 27, 2016 - 3:20 pm Reply

      Hi Yareline, We have not tested the Makeup Setting Spray with other essential oils. However, you are free to try out other essential oils of your preference! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Delite Fontenot September 21, 2016 - 8:29 pm Reply

    I mix Lavender, Frankincense, glycerin, plain Aloe Vera gel & distilled water in small spray bottle, shake well & spritz my face 4-6 times a day!! Cool & refreshing & my face feels so soft!!!

  • Anne Sweitzer September 20, 2016 - 6:21 pm Reply

    This sounds fabulous💥
    Can’t wait to try it💥👒💥

    • Barbara March 27, 2017 - 6:20 am Reply

      I use Aloe Very juice instead of gel. Love it!!

    • Sandra April 8, 2017 - 3:18 am Reply

      Hi Delite Fontenot,
      This seemed to be refreshing. Would you please share recipe? love to try .

  • Marla Stephenson September 20, 2016 - 9:50 am Reply

    I use coconut oil, Frankinscense, Lavender and Lemon in my eye cream for dark circles.

    • LaVonne Walter September 21, 2016 - 10:12 pm Reply

      Do you find the coconut oil clogs your pores? I was using it, getting under the skin white head, and then read that on a scale of 0 – 5 coconut oil was a 3 with 5 being highly comedogenic. I am wondering if the essential oils prevent this from happening?

  • Julie VanderKuur September 20, 2016 - 8:08 am Reply

    Can’t wait to try this!!

  • Donna Michaels September 19, 2016 - 11:43 pm Reply

    I love this! Will definitely be in touch when we get home!

  • Leah O'Connell September 19, 2016 - 7:16 pm Reply

    Wow!!! Love it!!

  • Courtney Cogswell September 19, 2016 - 6:21 pm Reply

    I use a homemade foaming face wash with castile soap, vitamin E, frankincense, lavender and water. I also use a toner with apple cider vinegar, frankincense and lavender. Love essential oils in my beauty routine!!!

    • Young Living September 20, 2016 - 2:43 pm Reply

      Hi Courtney,

      These are awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing them with us!

      • Rita September 24, 2016 - 4:54 pm Reply

        What are your ingredient measurements on your face wash and toner?

      • Jeri September 25, 2016 - 8:35 am Reply

        That sound amazing. How do you do that?

      • Gisela March 27, 2017 - 10:53 am Reply

        Courtney, would you share your recipes please.

    • Mary Polese September 24, 2016 - 11:07 am Reply

      What are your recipes for your routine?

    • Jennifer M September 24, 2016 - 6:26 pm Reply

      Would love the recipes for these!

    • Cheryl Vavak September 28, 2016 - 9:32 am Reply

      Hi Courtney
      Would you share the recipe for your foaming face wash please?
      Sounds like something I would like to try.

    • Jean September 29, 2016 - 7:18 pm Reply

      Courtney, I would love to see your recipes for both of these beauty routine items!

    • Rita October 1, 2016 - 4:43 pm Reply

      What are the ingredient measurements of your face wash and toner?

  • Nicole September 19, 2016 - 8:12 am Reply

    Love love love this!! Can’t wait to try it! I already enjoy using Frank on my face after I wash it with the mint face scrub. So refreshing at the end of the day.

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