Mists are all rage these days. Umpteen types of mists, with varied formulations are available in the market these days.

This article throws light on how you can make your own DIY fairness mist at home in just 10 minutes without having to shell out loads of money.

Read on to know how.


For this, we would need lemon peel of one fresh lemon. (Just use the lemon peel that you might have discarded after squeezing out juice from lemon)

You may use chopped lemon with the pulp also if you desire a strong lemon mist.

Put the peels or chopped lemon in a boiling pan and add 2 cups of water to it. Make sure the water is filtered.

Simmer it till the quantity of water is reduced to that of 1 cup.

Now turn off the stove and let the water cool.

Strain this mixture to remove lemon peels and other residue that might be present.

Transfer this water into a spray bottle.

Add 2 drops of glycerin to the spray bottle.

Close the lid and shake vigorously.

Bingo! Our DIY lemon mist is ready.

How to use?

Each time you want to use it, just spray it all over your face and let it air dry. Shake well before use.

This DIY lemon mist is suitable for people of all skin type; including people with dry skin as glycerin will prevent lemon from dehydrating your skin.

In case you have extremely dry skin and feel this DIY lemon mist is drying out your skin, increase the amount of glycerin that goes into the formulation. In case of extremely oily skin, reduce the amount of glycerin in the formulation or just skip it altogether.

Uses Of DIY Lemon Mist

Fairness Mist: Lemon contains citric acid and vitamin C which are excellent bleaching agents. So, if you want to lighten your complexion but are too lazy to use creams and face packs, this DIY lemon mist is a Holy Grail product for you! All you need to do is to spray it all over your face and you’re sorted!

Mood Enhancer: If you’re tired after a long day at work and need something to rejuvenate your senses, then this DIY lemon mist could be your savior! Lemon scent is known to have a soothing and calming effect in humans. Plus, it also increases concentration. So, just sprits it all over your body for a relaxing effect.

Freshener: You may use this mist as a room freshener or perfume also owing to its scent. It will make the ambience fresh with its citric smell.

Toner: This DIY lemon mist can be used as a toner also. All you have to do is spray 1 or 2 pumps on your face and let it dry. This will help minimize open pores and will tighten your skin.

Make-Up Setting Spray: This DIY lemon mist can also double up as a make-up setting spray owing to the presence of glycerin and water which form the core ingredients in make-up setting sprays.

So, this DIY lemon mist is a multipurpose product that serves a horde of other uses as well.

Do give this mist a try!