DIY Makeup Setting Spray for Oily Skin That You Can Do in 30 Min

Many people with oily skin will tell you that they need to use powder or liquid makeup setting spray in order to keep their face looking fresh, but these products can be expensive. Luckily, there are plenty of ways for you to make your own makeup setting spray! In this article, we are going to go through how to make DIY makeup setting spray for oily skin using ingredients found in your kitchen!

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DIY makeup setting spray for oily skin without glycerin

First, we are going to make some makeup setting spray with natural ingredients that you can buy at the supermarket. These recipes are simple and can be made quickly because the components can usually be found in your pantry.

Aloe vera makeup setting spray for oily skin

Aloe vera is great for the skin in many ways. One of the most important ways is that it has a lot of water in it, which can help re-hydrate your skin. It also has natural anti-inflammatory properties, which are good for calming irritated skin. Besides that, aloe vera can also be used to treat oily skin by dissolving excess oil through its natural astringent properties. Moreover, it even tones and tightens your pores by being a natural astringent (More: Toning and tightening pores by using microcurrent)

This recipe may be the simplest yet effective way to make a setting spray for oily skin.


How to make:

  • First, fill the empty spray bottle halfway with purified water
  • Then, fill the rest of the bottle with aloe vera gel
  • After that, add 5-10 drops of alcohol, this is important for oily skin, because alcohol can help reduce pore-clogging sebum
  • Finally, put the cap back on the bottle. Shake it well

Now you have just made your own setting spray using aloe vera, just don’t forget to shake the bottle well every time you use it. Your skin should feel cool and fresh when using this setting spray.

Aloe vera & lavender makeup setting spray for oily skin

This recipe is an improvement over the previous one since it includes lavender oil, which is one of the most useful oils for greasy faces.

The soothing and calming lavender essential oil can clear your pores to reveal a clean, healthy complexion. It can be considered a powerful cleanser that can clear your pores and reduce acne. It contains antibacterial components, which kill the bacteria responsible for causing breakouts in the first place while also having anti-inflammatory properties that help with redness or inflammation caused by these pesky blemishes!


How to make:

  • Fill the empty spray bottle halfway with aloe vera gel
  • Next, add 3-7 drops of lavender essential oil to the bottle
  • After that, fill the rest of the bottle with purified water (any bottled drinking water is fine)
  • Finally, put the cap back on the bottle. Shake it well

Just remember to share the bottle well before applying this setting spray on your face.

DIY makeup setting spray for oily skin with glycerin

There are several advantages to using glycerin for oily skin. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ingredients for dealing with oily skin.

Glycerin is a skin-friendly ingredient that has several benefits when it comes to skin health. For instance, glycerin is known for its anti-aging properties and can also help combat irritations. It also improves the ability of the skin to absorb other moisturizing ingredients and helps in wound healing. Glycerin can be used as a toner for oily skin and also gives you smoother and more elastic skin.

Glycerin & witch hazel makeup setting spray for oily skin

Witch hazel is an ancient remedy that has been used for centuries, and it’s still popular today. The plants in witch-hazel extract are rich with astringent properties to help dry out your skin cells so you don’t produce as much sebum.


How to make:

  • Add 1 tablespoon of glycerin into an empty spray bottle
  • Next, add 3 tablespoons of purified water
  • Continue adding in 1 tablespoon of witch hazel
  • Finally, put the cap back on the bottle. Shake it well
  • As always, shake the bottle every time you apply this makeup setting spray.

Glycerin, witch hazel, rosewater & essential oil makeup setting spray for oily skin

Rosewater is a natural astringent that tightens and cleans your skin, as well as an anti-bacterial. It can help you to clean up oily or problem areas of the body like acne where bacteria thrives!

This is the upgrade version of the previous recipe. If you can find all of the required ingredients, try this recipe.


How to make:

  • Add 2 tablespoons of glycerin into an empty spray bottle
  • Next, continue adding 8 tablespoons of rose water into the spray bottle
  • After that, add two more tablespoons of witch hazel into the bottle
  • Then, add 4 tablespoons of purified water to the bottle
  • Add 4-7 drops of lavender essential oil or citrus oil to the mixture. Choose whatever you like.
  • Finally, shake the bottle well to make all of the ingredients well-blended.

Final thought

If you’ve been searching for the perfect DIY makeup setting spray, this blog post has got your back! There are so many different recipes that will work with all skin types. You can customize them to suit your needs by adding or removing ingredients like aloe vera, lavender, witch hazel, and essential oils. Don’t forget about our last recipe which is made up of glycerin plus three additional items-witch hazel, rosewater, and one more oil (your choice). The best part? You can make it at home in just a few minutes without spending any money on expensive store-bought sprays. Give these easy formulas a try today!

More: List of Best Face Mists for Oily Skin to Complete Your Makeup

Halle Jackson
Halle Jackson
My name is Halle Jackson and I am a dermatologist, skincare specialist, and makeup artist. I am also a content writer for Through my writing, I aim to educate and inspire readers to take control of their skin health and beauty. I believe that everyone deserves to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin, and I am committed to sharing my knowledge and expertise to help make that a reality.