Do you use a facial toner? If not, you should consider adding one to your beauty routine. After years of using skin care systems that required removing make up, cleansing skin, toning, applying serums and moisturizing, I decided to simplify my skincare regimen and eliminated the use of toner. It didn’t take long to realize that using facial toner is important for my skin, and I quickly added it back to the lineup. Now you can, too, with this easy to make DIY facial toner recipe!
Toners are meant to cleanse the skin, shrink the appearance of pores and prepare your skin for proper moisturization. Toner will remove any remaining cleanser, dirt and makeup residue from your face to keep pores clean. While there are many different types of toner on the market today, most are laden with alcohol and other ingredients that zap moisture from your skin, cause breakouts and damage your skin.
It can be hard to find the right toner, so when I came across this DIY facial toner recipe I couldn’t wait to give it a try. I’m so glad I did! After changing the recipe up a bit, it immediately became one of my favorite skin care products. I love this toner, and I’m happy to share it with you today.
I have a simple warning for you. If you’re looking for a complicated recipe for a toner that has to be refrigerated, then you’ve come to the wrong place. I believe your beauty routine should be simple so you stick with it, and this DIY facial toner is definitely simple to make. In fact, it will literally only take a few minutes to make…and that includes gathering your ingredients! This toner is supposed to be similar to Lush’s Tea Tree Toner, but since I haven’t tried their product I can’t support that claim. All I know is that I love it!
Here is all you need for this simple DIY Facial Toner:
- 1/3 Cup Witch Hazel (I like Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel)
- 1/3 Cup Filtered Water
- 15 Drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 10 Drops of Lavender Oil
This toner has essential oils which are very beneficial to your skin. Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, has been known to reduce the appearance of blemishes. Since tea tree oil has a strong scent, the use of lavender oil gives this toner a better fragrance. It has a pleasant, relaxing smell that may reduce stress.
Ready for the instructions? OK, here goes….mix all ingredients together and pour into a bottle of your choice. That’s it! Wasn’t that easy? I love simple, don’t you? I use this toner both morning and night after cleansing and before applying moisturizer. I usually shake it up first to make sure the oils are mixed in, then I use a cotton pad to apply it to my skin. I love the way it makes my skin feel fresh and clean!
I hope you will consider giving this simple DIY facial toner recipe a try. Not only is it healthy for your skin, but it is healthy for your wallet! Why pay $30 for facial toner when you can make a natural toner yourself for a fraction of the cost? Be sure to check out my other easy natural DIY skincare recipes!