Today I want to share with you all a simple, DIY toner recipe. Toner is the often-forgotten step in our skincare routines when we get busy. Hopefully, this simple and quick recipe will allow you to maintain your toning routine no matter what’s going on in your life.
This recipe contains aloe vera which is gentle on all skin types and is soothing to the skin, while providing antioxidants and reduces inflammation. Anyway, on to the recipe!
What you’ll need:
- A small/travel sized, clean spray bottle
- Witch Hazel*
- Aloe Vera Gel
- 5 drops of your favorite skin-friendly essential oil** (optional)
- A small funnel also helps, but is not required if you don’t have one
Notes: *This toner can technically be referred to as an astringent as it contains Witch Hazel. However, it feels very calming to the skin. **Essential oils require a carrier oil, and witch hazel can be used as such. However, it is recommended that you try a test patch of this toner on your hand or wrist before trying it on the face, in case you need to dilute the essential oil with more of the carrier. Use essential oils at your own risk.
Fill your spray bottle about 3/4 of the way with Witch Hazel. Then add a tablespoon or two of the aloe vera gel, and 5 drops of the essential oil (if you’re using it), leaving a small amount of room at the top of your bottle. You don’t want to overfill it. Replace the spray top lid and give it a good shake to mix all ingredients. To apply to skin, close your eyes and spray it directly to your face, holding the bottle about 6 inches away from the face. Be sure to get your entire face, neck and even your collarbone area. That’s it!
Be sure to moisturize after the toner has been absorbed. And don’t forget the SPF!
Warnings: Do not ingest this toner. If it gets in the eyes, flush immediately with water. Use common sense when using any product on yourself or your kids. If your skin becomes irritated, discontinue use. Do not use if you’re allergic to any of it’s ingredients. As this is a DIY recipe, please use your best judgment when choosing which ingredients you want to use on your skin.
There you have it, a simple DIY toner recipe. If you decide to try this toner, let me know how it feels to you. I personally love it in a pinch!
~Sending you all the love!