Geranium essential oil is incredibly beneficial when it comes to skin! It is in my top 3 essential oils for anti aging. This recipe is a really easy and fun DIY toner that uses geranium and lavender to boost anti aging action in your skin care routine! I like to think of it as a “cocktail for your skin”!
Not only does this DIY toner help with anti aging, it also soothes the skin as well as relieves sensitivity and hydrates the skin.
Did you know that using a toner can actually help your face oil absorb into your skin faster and deeper? Yes! Water acts as a vehicle transporting oil deeply into the pores! Toners are actually a very beneficial part of your beauty routine.
The base of this DIY face toner is witch hazel. It has so many uses and should be a staple in your natural medicine cabinet. Witch hazel is anti bacterial and antiseptic which means it is a gentler, more natural substitute for alcohol.
It also has powerful anti inflammatory, astringent and healing properties. When used 1-2 times daily, it can help reduce inflammation due to puffy eyes and/or blemishes.
Witch hazel has a tightening quality that helps “tone” the skin. It has been shown to shrink the pores!
Witch hazel also is excellent to help bring the skin back into balance after cleansing.
The Many Uses of Witch Hazel
- Clear acne
- Balance overly oily skin
- Heal cuts/scrapes
- Heal bruises
- Relieve bug bites/stings
- Heal & soothe burns
- Relieve hemorrhoids
- Minimize the appearance of puffy under eye bags
- Reduce itchiness
- Relieve eczema
Geranium Oil Benefits for the Skin
- Tightens and firms skin
- Reduces water retention
- Helps skin renew itself
- Heals and reduces inflammation
- Balances all skin types
- Fades scars
- Antibacterial and antimicrobial
I thought it would be fun to make a DIY face toner that would be refreshing and luxurious as well as deliver anti aging benefits!
More Anti Aging Geranium Recipes:
- coQ10 Sea Buckthorn Face Oil
- Geranium Rosehip Cleansing Balm
- Rejuvenating Face Oil
- Rosehip Cypress Face Cream
- Cellulite Cream
Lavender hydrosol is a luxurious flower water that I love to incorporate in many of my DIY face toners. It smells so good but is much gentler then the essential oil. It has calming and hydrating qualities. Hydrosols are a better choice to use in DIY face toners because the brand that I use contains a preservative which helps prolong the shelf life of your DIY.
If you choose, you can skip the hydrosol and replace it with more witch hazel. I love using THIS lavender witch hazel!
DIY Face Toner w/Geranium
- 2 TBSP lavender hydrosol (find it HERE)
- 2 TBSP witch hazel (find it HERE or HERE)
- 6 drops Geranium Essential Oil (find it HERE or HERE)
Mix ingredients together in a glass 2 ounce glass spray bottle. Use morning and night after cleansing and before moisturizing.
- 2 TBSP lavender hydrosol
- 2 TBSP witch hazel
- 6 drops Geranium Essential Oil
- Mix all ingredients in a 2 ounce glass spray bottle.
It’s that simple! You’ve just made a seriously effective DIY face toner that is not only refreshing but also firming! Your welcome, skin.