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 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)
- 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.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl and slowly pour over the cotton pads.
- Close the lid of your jar and thoroughly mix the liquid with the cotton pads so that all the cotton pads are saturated.
- 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!!
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.
Was this supposed to have witch hazel in it also?
TK-It does-it’s listed in the recipe.
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!
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!
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.
Rachel-Me too! Thanks!
Question – is this witch hazel or witch hazel extract? the link shows the extract which conatins alcohol is this correct?
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!
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.
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.
A wonderful recipe for women, but personally I’m horrified by the thought of introducing a 6-year-old girl to a skin-care regime. Too young to be even thinking about beauty routines and products, let alone being encouraged to use them. Girls have a lifetime ahead of them of pressure from the beauty industry – starting as young as 6 concerns me. I don’t mean to judge, just my opinion.
Hannah-Thank you for leaving your opinion. Having 2 daughters myself, I personally think teaching them how to take care of their skin is a good idea. I certainly do not enforce this into their daily regime though. When they think of it, they like to use the wipes and understand taking care of their skin is important just as making healthy decisions with their food choices is important. I was hoping other moms might enjoy this DIY for themselves and their kids of any age. I really do appreciate your view and you definitely bring up a valid point.
what is neo defend
Dolores-It’s a natural preservative.
Do you have recommendations for the ingredients to use to make these? Having trouble finding a good witch hazel product with all natural. Any recs appreciated.
Martha-Hi! I link all the ingredients in the recipe. Mountain Rose Herb’s witch hazel is great and natural!
Hi there Jenni. I love love this diy!!! I want to make my daughter a facial toner & she is turning 7 this year. Want essential oils would you use for a 7 year old daughter’s skin to add to the toner??? Thank you Jenni. I enjoy all your diy skincare recipes!!! Keep up the great work!
Carla-Thank you so much! I would add only 7-8 drops for this recipe rather than 15 drops.