Today we should make a DIY toner! Toner’s are super easy to make and can really give your skin a boost! A toner is a very important part of your skin care regimen. Toners help your skin retain moisture. They maintain and/or restore pH balance. They can remove any dirt left behind after cleansing and toners can also tighten pores!
Benefits of a DIY Toner
- Restore pH balance after cleansing
- Further cleanse the skin
- Deliver hydration
- Set foundation if used after applying makeup
- Refresh the skin
- Tighten pores
This DIY toner recipe is for all skin types but is especially helpful for oily/acneic skin types. For dry/mature skin, a more appropriate toner try out my geranium spritzer recipe or my blood orange hibiscus face mist.
DIY Toner Ingredients
Apple Cider Vinegar is amazing for the skin. It can help reduce the appearance of capillaries, sun spots and veins. ACV reduces inflammation, and can prevent blemishes. It also balances the skin’s pH.
Rosemary Essential Oil helps stimulate cell renewal and improves capillaries, spider veins and blemishes.
Peppermint Essential Oil helps brighten dull skin. It reduces irritations and itchiness and controls excess oil. It can help to lessen red, blotchy skin and increases blood flow.
Peppermint Hydrosol adds to the brightening effect as well as the increased blood flow that peppermint essential oil provides. You could choose any hydrosol to use or even use distilled water.
How to Use
This is a power packed toner that can be used daily, day and night. Be careful of the ACV though, it will leave the skin feeling very cooled but too much could feel irritating. If it is too much, simply add more hydrosol.
Be sure to shake your apple cider vinegar before combining-you want “the mother” in your toner! Combine all ingredients and shake. It’s that easy!
Just a word of warning-Apple Cider Vinegar can be drying, if you find that it is you can reduce the ACV down to 1/2 TBSP.
Apple cider vinegar can be used for a number of reasons and many benefits can be reaped by incorporation this versatile liquid. One big reason to grab a bottle of ACV is for your hair! ACV can give your hair loads of shine and smoothness when making a shiny hair spray!
Also, apple cider vinegar can improve your health greatly when ingested. Drinking ACV daily is easy with my recipe for a mood & energy boosting (and surprisingly yummy) ACV drink!
The shelf life of this DIY Toner is about 2 mos. on this toner. ACV is very acidic and therefor is not a favorable environment for bacteria to grow. The hydrosol has it’s own preservative. The essential oils are antibacterial so my 2 mos. estimate is a guess but as you can see, you’re pretty safe. However, I like to make small batches of all my DIYs because fresh is best!
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