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Are you looking for facial toner recipes? Learn how to make a DIY facial toner suitable for all skin types. I have compiled 3 different toner recipes that are easy for you to make at home.
Toners are thin liquids that you apply to your neck and face. They are meant to remove any leftover cleanser, makeup, and oil residues that may remain on your skin after washing. Some toners are astringent and are meant for oily skin, while others are moisturizing and made for dry skin.
The recipes I am going to share with you are meant for all skin types. They have been adapted from the book: Natural Beauty Alchemy (available on Amazon). <- affiliate link.
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Making Your Own Toners
Making your own toners can be easy and fun. They are simple, water-based formulas, making them perfect for a beginner.
Always prepare them in small quantities so that they remain fresh.
There are a few key ingredients in these toner recipes:
- Hydrosols or flower waters – Rose water is an example of a floral water. It is softening and soothing to the skin.
- Honey – moisturizes the skin and has skin regenerating properties.
- Glycerin – Acts as a skin emollient (moisturizer). Glycerin softens the skin and preserves its moisture. It also draws moisture from the air to the skin. It will give your toner a silky texture.
- Vitamin E – This will act as a natural preservative. This will extend the shelf life of your toner.
Easy Chamomile Toner
This is a soothing toner that can be used as a base for other formulas or used alone. It is super easy to prepare and great for your skin. The honey will help soften the skin and has anti-aging properties.
- 1 cup distilled water
- 2 tablespoons loose chamomile, or 2 chamomile teabags.
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon glycerin
- Boil the distilled water and pour it over the chamomile. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Squeeze and remove the teabags, or strain the loose chamomile. Add honey and glycerin and stir.
- Let the infusion cool.
- Transfer to a clean, sterilized bottle.
- Apply once or twice a day with a cotton ball.
Vitamin And Minerals Toner
This is a nourishing formula that your skin will drink right up. It is perfect for summer. Watermelon is packed with antioxidants and vitamins, Himalayan salt is rich in minerals, and honey will moisturize.
- 2 cups of diced watermelon
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- pinch of Himalayan salt
- Cut up the watermelon, then mash and strain to get the juice. You should get 1 cup of juice.
- Warm the water in a double boiler (you can use a metal bowl over a small pot of water). Add the honey, stirring until it is dissolved. Do not overheat. Add the watermelon juice and the salt. Stir, then set aside to cool.
- Transfer to a clean and sterilized bottle.
- Apply in the evening to your face and neck with a cotton ball. Use throughout the summer to replenish your skin after a day of sweating.
This toner has a lovely scent that will add a touch of joy to your morning routine. This toner cleanses and clarifies the skin. The addition of Vitamin E adds some antioxidant protection for your skin.
- 2 cups chopped rose petals
- 2 tablespoons geranium, lavender, jasmine or chamomile petals (whatever is available).
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon glycerin
- 1 teaspoon baby cologne – this adds some alcohol to the toner to extend its shelf life.
- 20 drops (1 ml) Vitamin E
- In a glass bowl, blend the flower petals. Boil the water and pour it over the flowers. Cover the bowl, wrapping it in a towel to keep the heat in and let it sit.
- Every 30 minutes, give the bowl a little shake and a turn, to stir up the contents and make sure the scent transfers.
- After 3 hours, strain the petals from the liquid. Make sure you squeeze the petals to extract all the liquid. Now add the remaining ingredients.
- Mix and transfer to a clean, sterilized bottle.
- Shake prior to using. Apply with a cotton ball. Use in the morning for smooth and soft skin.
There you have it, 3 toner recipes that are easy to make and will suit any skin type.
Let me know in the comments how these recipes have worked for you, and if you have any questions. Or share your favorite toner recipe 🙂
Yours In Beauty,