Wednesday, August 7, 2013

All Natural Homemade Facial Toner Recipes

Facial toner may not be a part of your beauty regimen.  But I have to say, it’s an important part of mine.  I use facial toner at night before bed and after my morning shower.  I use different toner recipes for different skin issues.  For example, my Tea Tree Tingle comes in really handy for those monthly breakouts.  The Witch Hazel with Rose Oil is great for chapped and lightly burned skin, an excellent anti-inflammatory, and also used to reduce the appearance of pores.  The Apple Cinder Vinegar toner is excellent for returning an even pH balance to the skin (also great for breakouts).  The tea-based recipes shared below are great for everyday and all skin types.  I don’t have complicated skinit’s pretty average – if anything it runs slightly dry which is why I include vegetable glycerine in all my facial toners.  It’s such a great moisturizer, and I usually don’t need to apply additional moisturizer after I use toner with the added glycerine (but I do always add moisturizer under and around my eyes).  I’ve been using my latest lotion as facial moisturizer for wrinkle prone areas and it has markedly reduced fine lines on my face.  I’m feeling pretty great about my facial routine these days.  I wanted to share these all-natural recipes that are so easy to make at home!  Remember that healthy living is not only about what you put on the inside, but also what you put on the outside.  Make it a safe, natural choice
All Natural Homemade Facial Toners 

Tea Tree Tingle Facial Toner 
-1/2 cup filtered water
-2 teaspoons vegetable glycerine 
-15 drops pure tea tree oil

Witch Hazel Facial Toner with Rose Oil
-1/4 cup filtered water 
-10 drop pure rose oil

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Toner with Sweet Orange Oil 
-1/3 cup filtered water 
-8 drops orange oil (or oil of choice, the oil is optional and used mostly for scent)

Tea-Based Facial Toner Recipes 
(from The Tasty Alternative) 

Green Tea Facial Toner
-6 ounces fresh brewed room temperature green tea 
(2 T loose green tea leaves + 6 oz water, steep & strain)
-2 teaspoons vegetable glycerine

Chamomile Lemon Facial Toner
-6 ounces fresh brewed room temperature chamomile tea
(2 T loose dried chamomile flowers + 6 oz boiling water, steep & strain) 
-2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice 
-2 teaspoons vegetable glycerine 

Fresh Mint Facial Toner 
-6 ounces fresh brewed room temperature mint tea
(2 T loose dried or fresh mint leaves + 6 oz water, steep & strain)

Notes:
*Always shake toner before using.
*Personally, I would refrigerate the tea-based toners and use within 4 to 5 days.
*The other toners can be left at room temperature for weeks (a bottle lasts me 10 days to 2 weeks).
*If you have very sensitive skin, decrease acid based recipes to 1 tablespoon of lemon and dilute the ACV to a 1:3 ratio. 

Here are my other favorite homemade recipes:

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