So, it’s turned out to be “geranium week” here at Jenni Raincloud! This essential oil is just too beneficial to not really explore a week’s worth of options to improve your skin! 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”!
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.
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
DIY Face Toner w/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!
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.
DIY Face Toner w/Geranium
Mix ingredients together in a glass 2 ounce glass spray bottle. Use morning and night after cleansing and before moisturizing.
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.
Remember, your DIY is only as effective as the quality of the ingredients you use. I prefer to buy all my ingredients at Mountain Rose Herbs. I have used their ingredients from the very beginning of my DIY hobby and have zero complaints. I feel good that I am truly keeping my recipes effective, safe and natural with quality products.