Tired of smelling your own breath? Try these easy Face Mask Sprays. This mask spray is not intended to prevent illness or clean your mask (see disclaimers at end of post), but it may help your mask smell a little fresher! Scroll down for more!
Face Mask Spray – Keep Your Mask Clean and Fresh!
Face masks are being worn all over the world at this point of the pandemic. No matter how you feel about wearing them, I’m sure we can all agree our goal is to keep ourselves safe.
Wearing reusable fabric masks presents a few issues that some of us –not in the medical field– might not have really thought about before.
One is mask hygiene! It’s important to treat your mask just like anything else that touches your face. Keep it off dirty or dusty surfaces is a big one. I’ve seen lots of creative ways of hanging up masks in the house and in the car.
Another thing is to wash them often. Don’t skip this step- if you have a limited number of masks and can’t wash them before you need them again, there are many places you can find them cheap or free.
Note- I am not a mask or health expert nor claim to be. Personally, I wash ours often!
Aside from carefully washing our masks, I noticed another thing. Sometimes the fabric can be less than fresh after it’s been worn for a bit! I decided to go ahead and make some refreshing sprays of my own with Essential Oils.
Why Use Fabric Mask Sprays?
These sprays are not to kill germs, and the spray is not meant to increase the effectiveness of the mask or prevent us getting sick (scroll down for FDA disclaimer regarding essential oils).
But just the refreshing scent of peppermint or lime is wonderful when I am out of the house for a while wearing my mask.
Masks obviously aren’t the most comfortable thing to wear. These essential oils are a great pick me up, and of course as a side note they can prevent me from having to smell my own breath. Not a substitute for skipping your morning mouthwash of course, LOL. But a great thing to keep you feeling refreshed!
Face Mask Spray Instructions
For my basic “recipe” I like to add a pinch of salt in with my favorite essential oils. I love Peppermint.
All you need for this one is a small spray bottle, and Lavender and Stress Away Essential Oils. Mix them up with your witch hazel prior to adding to your mask.
I give the bottle a gentle shake and spray 1-2 times on the outside of my mask. I allow to dry fully before putting it on, since moisture isn’t a good thing to have close to my face!
Lime and Peppermint Face Mask Spray
This Lime and Peppermint mix is a great refreshing scent boost to your mask!
My mother in law is very sensitive to smells and usually doesn’t use essential oils but on our recent trip with them she tried the Peppermint and Lime combo and she loves it so much that she asked me to make her a bottle.
Fall Harvest Face Mask Spray
This one is great if you love those spicy scents in the fall. Like when Bath and Body Works sets out their fall collection of candles– you make a special trip over to grab one of the new ones! That’s Me!!
I love fall — it’s my favorite season of the year. So even in August I love to start getting those fall scents out. When we have those first cool, crisp mornings I love to have fall scents in the air at home.
You can use Young Living Orange and Thieves sprays to make a Fall Harvest Mask Spray. The orange reminds me of a lot of those fall scents since it has the citrus in it. Thieves is naturally one of the “spice” scents so it adds well to this mix.
As always, you can choose to add as little or as much as you prefer. Start with just 1-2 drops each of these if you’re making it for the first time or are sensitive to Essential Oils. If you use them often, you might want more like 4 drops total in this sized spray bottle.
Print Your DIY Face Mask Spray Instructions Here!
- Favorite Essential Oils
- 1 Tsp of witch hazel or Vodka
- Distilled Water
- 2 oz Spray Bottle
- Fill 2oz size bottle with witch hazel and your favorite essential oils. (depending on the combination you use, to how many drops you use)
- For anyone more sensitive, I would use 1-2 drops per bottle.
- Fill the rest of the way with distilled water
Spray 1 time on the outside of your mask and allow to dry. Never go out with a wet mask, let mask completely dry.
- Your favorite essential oils
- 99% or higher rubbing alcohol
- 1/2 tsp of vegetable glycerine
- 2 oz Spray Bottle
- Fill your 2 oz bottle with vegetable glycerine and essential oil
- Fill the rest of the way with your alcohol.
- Lightly shake to mix ingredients before spraying
- To use, spray 1-2 times on the outside of your mask. Allow to dry fully before wearing mask.
Never go out with a wet mask, always make sure your mask is completely dry.
- 2oz Spray Bottle
- Favorite essential oils (Lime and Peppermint work well together)
- Distilled water
- Fill spray bottle with distilled water almost all the way full.
- Add 1-4 drops of your favorite essential oil combo. Gently shake to mix.
- For two oils, try 2 drops of each.
- Spray outside of the mask (the side not touching your face), 1-2 times to scent.
For anyone more sensitive to Essential Oils or who does not use them regularly, start with just 1-2 drops of Essential Oil.
For those less sensitive, you can always add more to your personal preference. I use oils often, and use 4 drops.
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FDA Disclosure and Disclaimers:
Disclosure: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Disclaimer: I am not a health care professional, I am in no way trying to represent myself as a health care professional. I am only sharing my personal experiences. Always check with your doctor before trying anything new! This post in no way is meant to be a statement or advice on healthcare, preventing illness, or effectiveness of masks. Please refer any questions to your doctor or health care provider.