DIY Toning Wipes

I’m loving DIY toning wipes!  It’s a DIY I’ve been thinking about for quite sometime but felt like after a prolonged amount of time, the liquid would degrade the cotton rounds.  However, this was not the case and my skin really seemed to respond to these refreshing wipes!

One function of using a toner is to further cleanse the skin after using a cleanser.  However, I tend to use my toner the lazy way and spritz it over my skin rather then use a cotton round to wipe over the skin.  Without the wiping action, the extra cleansing benefits just aren’t there.  By adding the cotton rounds to the toner, it made this important step of a skin care routine so incredibly easy.  In fact, my whole family got into it and loved using them as well!

I decided to use rose hydrosol along with peppermint essential oil for a beautifying yet cooling sensation.  It was an odd blend of scent that really worked well!  Witch Hazel has skin tightening abilities and is an absolute must in any toner.  I also added aloe vera gel for extra hydration and healing.  I think we could all use a bit of both no matter what season our skin is in.

DIY Toner Wipes

DIY Toning Wipes

1/4 cup witch hazel (find it HERE)

1/4 cup aloe vera gel (find it HERE)

2 TBSP. rose hydrosol (find it HERE)

15 drops peppermint essential oil (find it HERE)

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  1. Using a 4 oz. glass jar like THIS ONE, add cotton pads.  I added enough that when they were dry, they stuck out of the top about an 1.5-2 inches.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and slowly pour over the cotton pads.
  3. Close the lid of your jar and thoroughly mix the liquid with the cotton pads so that all the cotton pads are saturated.
  4. If you don’t have enough liquid to soak each pad, feel free to add more of the wet ingredients over the top.  Extra witch hazel, aloe or rose water will just be extra beneficial!

I found my 4 oz. flip top jar at my local hobby store.  What I have linked is a bit expensive but the same size and shape of mine.  I’m sure there are many jars that will accommodate cotton rounds.

Since my daughters have discovered this DIY and adopted it into their nightly skin care routine, it inspired me to create more kid/tween/teen friendly DIYs that would make skin care super simple yet effective.  My girls are now 6 and 9 and I realized it’s time to shape up their skin care routine and teach them how to care for their own skin rather then just watching me care for mine.

I hope you enjoy this DIY as much as I have.  I’m all out of my toning wipes and it’s time to make more since they were such a hit!!

xx, Jenni


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  1. Katie
    September 9, 2018 / 1:54 pm

    Ooo, I would love more DIYs for tweens! I wish they were around for my oldest (she’s 15 now), but my youngest daughter is 8. She would love doing DIYs for herself. Don’t know how true it is, but many years ago I read that French women start teaching their girls proper skin care at a very young age like 7 or 8.

  2. TK
    September 15, 2018 / 10:12 am

    Was this supposed to have witch hazel in it also?

    • Jenni
      September 17, 2018 / 8:12 am

      TK-It does-it’s listed in the recipe.

  3. September 19, 2018 / 7:25 am

    Oh I love this idea and it’s simple enough that I will try it. No matter how well I clean my skin, some grime still comes off when I use a cotton pad with toner. Sometimes with the sprays I will spray on, then wipe off with a cotton pad, then spray again before I apply serum. But this sounds perfect! Thanks Jenni!

    • Jenni
      September 26, 2018 / 7:47 am

      Hey Elizabeth!! Thanks! It’s one of my most handy DIYs. I love grabbing an already wet wipe! I feel like I haven’t talked to you in a while! I’ve lost you on Instagram-It’s probably that stupid algorithm! I’m going to go like your posts now so maybe I’ll see you more! Hope you are well!

  4. September 24, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    Very cool DIY 🙂 I love anything and everything that helps me save a little time each day. I’m all about making things ahead of time, especially things like this that I’m usually using before work and other times that I’m in a rush.

    • Jenni
      September 26, 2018 / 7:41 am

      Rachel-Me too! Thanks!

  5. Meggie
    September 29, 2018 / 7:40 am

    Question – is this witch hazel or witch hazel extract? the link shows the extract which conatins alcohol is this correct?

    • Jenni
      October 6, 2018 / 4:17 pm

      Maggie-Yes, it’s correct. It’s a high quality witch hazel that is great for the skin. I wish there was no alcohol in it and not exactly sure why it is necessary in the extract. I did find that it is 14% and was told that is very low. I’ll be doing a bit more research though. You’ve raised a good question!

  6. Manpreet Kaur
    November 21, 2018 / 6:59 am

    Hi I love this and I want to make it for gifting so I want to confirm that don’t we need to put preservatives in this for stay long.

    • Jenni
      November 27, 2018 / 9:08 am

      Manpreet-Because I use products that are already preserved, I don’t believe you need a preservative in this DIY. As long as you don’t add water, you should be fine. However, I would encourage to use these within 2 months.

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