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For the past year or so, I finally started to add toner water to my daily skin routine. I have no idea why I waited so long because since I started to use it consistently, I realized how incredibly important such a product is in the overall health of my skin.
Toner by definition is, “a water-based solution with humectants to keep the moisture in the upper layers of the skin to prevent skin dehydration”. A simple toner not only moisturizes but I find that it can also greatly aid troubled skin while providing needed nutrients and hydration.
Overall, toners provide a smooth, tightening feeling that is so refreshing whether you apply it in the morning, after workouts, at night or after sitting out under the sun.
For awhile I was loving LUSH brand toners, which were absolutely fantastic, but after buying them over and over I wondered if I could start making my own and save a little money~ I mean, how hard can it really be?
Turns out, SUPER EASY. Below are 4 simple, fast and natural toner recipes feat. Rose Water, Apple, Lemon, and Aloe Vera for all skin types and issues. Check them out, use them, and tell me what you think!
Note: You don’t need a spray bottle for these recipes, you can just use a cotton ball or something similar for application~ Also note that each of these recipes can be refrigerated for an extra cooling sensation!
1.) ROSE WATER TONER
I’m starting with the most “high- maintenance” toner~ still easy to make though so don’t worry!
Most people gravitate towards the rose water recipe because it smells so heavenly. Rose water is also a natural anti-inflammatory so this particular toner really helps soothing irritated skin.
1 quart Rose petals (organic)
Water (distilled or rainwater)
Pot & heat resistant bowl
1.) Place your heat resistant bowl in the center of the pot and weigh it down with water (only fill until it is 3/4 full)
2.) Place rose petals into the pot outside the glass bowl until the petals lightly reach the top of the bowl. You can also opt to crush the petals, but this step is unnecessary.
3.) Add water to the petals and bring the water to a boil. (Make sure lid is on the pot)
4.) Once at a boiling temperature, bring the water down to a low simmer
5.) Next, take the lid of the pot, flip it upside down, and sit it on the pot itself.
6.) Now for the important step!
Place several dozen ice cubes in the large bowl or upside-down lid. By doing so, the steam will rise and hit the ice cube- chilled lid causing condensation which will drip into the bowl.
7.) Now take that beautiful water and bottle the goods up!
2.) APPLE TONER WATER (with Lavender & Witch Hazel)
This recipe is one of the best in aiding oily skin types as Witch hazel is a gentle astringent, apple cider vinegar will help restore your skin’s natural pH balance, and lavender soothes sensitive skin.
2/3 cup witch hazel
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar (organic of course!)
A few drops of lavender or essential oil of your choice
1.) Mix all the listed ingredients into a bottle and shake it all up!
easy enough eh?
3.) LEMON TONER
Lemons have been known for many years to be a natural healer of acne. It also provides a refreshing ZING! to you pores, so this is a great one to use in the morning to wake you up.
I will say though that if you have very sensitive skin, you may want to opt for another toner as it may cause slight, temporary irritation, but for most people, this earthy recipe should work beautifully.
1/2 cup witch hazel
Juice from 1/2 medium lemon (about 1 TB.), strained
1.) Just like the previous recipe just combine, shake and enjoy!
4.) ALOE VERA TONER WATER
There are so many wonderful benefits to this funky little plant, but for the face, it provides an allover soothing sensation to calm skin.
Aloe Vera gel/ juice (you can buy this at the store)
This recipe is by far the easiest and quickest~ all you do is add equal parts water and gel/juice and shake!
Like I always write, what ever goes on your skin, goes in your skin. So why spray on chemicals when the earth supplies organic ingredients that can moisturize, hydrate and heal your skin?
There are so many more toner recopies out there, I’m going crazy researching them all~ I hope to make as many natural toners as possible! As I said before, let me know if any of you guys get to trying any of these! I’d love to hear how they all worked out.
Write to you soon!,