I’ve been on a big roll lately creating new DIYs! Some flop, but some I end up really loving and this DIY toner is one of them that I like! I’ve jumped out of the box and am using different ingredients and this toner is no exception! Not to mention, it’s pink! And that pretty pink hue is from all-natural, skin loving hibiscus! With a mix of blood orange hydrosol and lemon witch hazel, we’ve got ourselves a skin brightening DIY toner your skin will love!
DIY Toner Ingredients
Blood Orange Hydrosol has been dubbed, “Sunshine in a Bottle” due to it’s uplifting, citrus smell. It helps brighten skin by boosting blood flow and calming inflammation. It will help to control blemishes and lock in moisture.
Lemon Witch Hazel tightens pores, refreshes skin and cleanses. Feel free to use other scents of witch hazel. Thayers offers cucumber, rose, lavender etc. I love them all. I typically use THIS witch hazel but I thought I’d branch out to get more brightening ingredients.
Hibiscus is especially helpful to the skin because it contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids which help exfoliate, smooth and brighten skin tone. Hibiscus is also naturally hydrating and anti aging due to it’s high antioxidant content.
In order to get the pink color, hibiscus must be soaked in the witch hazel and hydrosol. An empty tea bag is required because the hibiscus powder will not dissolve completely and leave your toner somewhat grainy. You can actually make your DIY toner bright pink the longer you allow the tea bag to soak! Plus the more hibiscus, the more benefits!
What You’ll Need:
- Empty Tea Bags
- A Shallow Cup
- Hibiscus Powder
- Lemon Witch Hazel
- Blood Orange Hydrsol
- 2 ounce glass spray bottle
- Small Funnel
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Geranium Essential Oil
DIY Toner w/Blood Orange & Hibiscus
- Add the witch hazel, aloe vera and hydrosol to the glass cup.
- Fill the empty tea bag with about 1/2-1 tsp. of hibiscus.
- Staple the top of the tea bag and place 1/2 way into the liquid.
- Allow to sit in the liquid for a minute or until you achieve the pink color you like.
- Transfer liquid into 2 ounce glass spray bottle using the small funnel.
- Add essential oils.
Use this DIY toner morning and night after cleansing and before moisturizing. You can apply by spritzing directly on your face or if you would like more of a cleansing action, you can spray into a cotton round and swipe over your skin.
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