An ideal toner will balance the pH of your skin and help remove any residue after cleansing. Oily, acne prone skin can use a more acidic toner, whereas dry skin needs a more moisturizing and alkaline solution. These simple recipes will help you find the perfect formula for your skin.
Toner for Oily Skin:
Combine green tea with the acidic vinegar to help calm redness and balance skin pH.
- ¾ cup green tea (Steep 2 tbsp green tea leaves in 6 oz of water and strain.)
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- After steeping green tea, let it cool and add the apple cider vinegar.
- Pour mixture into a jar and apply with a cotton ball or pad.
Toner for Dry or Aging Skin:
Combine soothing rose water with hydrating glycerin and geranium essential oil for extra moisture.
- Follow instructions above for combination/sensitive skin.
- Once mixture has cooled and been strained, add glycerin and geranium oil, cap and shake well to combine.
- Shake before each use to disperse oil into water.
Toner for Combination or Sensitive Skin:
Roses are known for their gentle, soothing properties. This simple formula will hydrate and balance without adding oil.
- ½ cup rose buds and petals
- 1 cups distilled water
- Bring water to a boil.
- Place rose buds and petals in a jar and pour boiling water over them, adding more water if needed so petals are completely covered. Push petals under water with a wooden spoon.
- Cover jar with a lid and leave jar to steep and cool.
- Once water has cooled (approx. 1 hour), strain rose water into a clean amber bottle using cheesecloth.
Apply all toners with a clean cotton ball or cotton pad. If using new ingredients, always test a small amount on your wrist first to test for sensitivities.
Shelf Life and Storage Information:
The toners should be stored in airtight jars in the fridge. Use daily and make a fresh batch after approx 1 week.