7 DIY toners you need in your life
Incorporating a toner into our daily beauty routines isn’t something that many of us tend to think about. Between all of the moisturizers, cleansers, and creams, toners tend to get lost in the fray.
A good toner can drastically improve the condition of your skin, especially if it’s an all natural one! From refreshing rosewater to hardcore witch hazel, these DIY toners have got your back.
Honey Chamomile Toner
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tsp of honey
- 1 bag of chamomile tea or chamomile flowers
- 2-6 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Perfect for just about any skin type, this calming toner helps sooth and moisturize the skin with tons of fresh ingredients.
To complete, combine a cup of boiling water with your chamomile, allow the two to fully combine for about ten minutes. After the chamomile and water have fully steeped, remove your flowers or tea bag and add the rest of the ingredients, stirring well until properly mixed.
Green Tea Pomegranate Toner
- 1/8 cup of filtered water
- 1/4 cup of fully cooled green tea
- 1/8 cup of 100% pure pomegranate juice
Full of powerful antioxidants and equalizers, this all-natural toner succeeds in rejuvenating the skin and helping rejuvenate damaged skin cells.
While the freshly made green tea is cooling (about ten minutes), properly dilute your pomegranate in equal parts with water then promptly combine with green tea. After toner is finished keep refrigerated for up to two weeks.
Tea Tree Oil Toner
- 3 tbsp of filtered water
- 3 tbsp of organic apple cider vinegar
- 6 drops of tea tree oil
While both tea tree essential oil and apple cider vinegar have a tendency to be pretty harsh, when diluted correctly and combined they make an awesome anti-inflammatory toner that perfectly helps restore your skin’s pH balance.
Filling up a 3oz spray bottle half way with apple cider vinegar, fill it up the remainder of the way with filtered water then add your tea tree oil and shake to properly mix.
- 2 tbsp of filtered water
- 1/2 of a cucumber, chopped
- 3 tbsp of witch hazel
The cooling and soothing properties of cucumbers combine with the anti-inflammatory properties of witch hazel to keep skin soft and healthy in this great toner.
Simply combine all ingredients into a blender and mix until completely smooth, then strain to separate the liquid from the solids and bottle the liquid for safekeeping.
- 2 cups of packed rose petals
- 3 cups of filtered water
- ¼ cup of homemade rosewater
- 4 drops of rose essential oil
- ¼ cup of witch hazel
Aside for the beautiful, fresh scent of rosewater, this refreshing toner subtly hydrates and helps calm the skin at the same time, making it ideal for troubled skin.
- To make the homemade rosewater, combine the rose petals and filtered water to a boil, covering with a top to keep the flowers fully submerged. After the water has been brought to a boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer, steeping the petals in the water for about 45 minutes.
- To make the toner, strain rosewater from petals using a fine mesh sieve or a coffee filter then combine ¼ cup of the rosewater with ¼ cup of witch hazel and rose oil into a spray bottle to use.
Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
- Organic Apple cider vinegar
- Essential oil of your choosing
- Filtered or distilled water
Perfect for occasional use when you’re having a particularly bad breakout, or every day as a powerful acne fighter, this apple cider vinegar based toner works as a powerful astringent and cleanser.
Filling your spray bottle with ¾ amount water and ¼ amount apple cider vinegar, simply add about ten or so drops of your essential oil(s) and shake well to mix.
Rosemary Mint Facial Toner
- 1 cup of nearly boiling water
- 2 tbsp of fresh rosemary needles
- 2 tbsp of witch hazel
- ¼ cup of mint leaves
A perfect incorporation into any summer skincare routine, this mint based toner is completely refreshing and greatly helps nourish and improve overall improve the skin.
After the water has almost reached a boiling point, mix with rosemary and mint in a container and let sit for about fifteen minutes, then strain herbs and let the water cool to room temperature. To complete, pour in safe container and add witch hazel and store in the refrigerator for three weeks.