Slowly replacing and making your own body care products isn’t the easiest task in the world. But if you look at it as more of an adventure, hobby, or something to just play around with, it ends up not being a task at all! Taking it one product at a time, or better yet one adventure at a time, will get you to the end goal; homemade, all natural, nontoxic, and great body care products! We slather our faces with scrubs, moisturizers, cleansers, masks; the whole nine yards, and for what? To prevent us from breaking out? Or having a dry patch here and there? Granted, great skin lends itself to more than just the products you use. A healthy diet, genetics, emotions, hormones, and living conditions, all play important roles in the health and beauty of your skin.
The other day another body care product crossed my mind of interest. I’d never used a facial toner before, and never really knew what it was used for in the first place. Come to find out it has multiple uses, and I’m sure you can agree a multifunctional beauty product proves to be pretty handy in your everyday regiment! Not only does a toner benefit your skin tremendously, its also super simple to make. A facial toner is basically a cleanser, moisturizer, acne solution, and anti-aging solution, ALL IN ONE!
What a Toner can do for You!
- Balances the skins pH.
- Skin with a neutral pH of 7 is less prone to dryness, oiliness, and other skin issues. In turn, skin looks smoother, dewier, and more vibrant.
- Allows pores to shrink and tighten up.
- Not only does this deter dirt, oils, toxins, and other things floating around to get into facial pores, but it also evens out your skin tone; for a vibrant look!
- Detoxifies the skin.
- Reduces if not diminishes acne, breakouts, and blackheads.
- Hydrates the skin.
- Refreshes the skin.
- Nourishes the skin with vitamins and minerals it needs to be healthy.
- Can help with eczema.
DIY Lavender Facial Toner Recipe
- One 4 oz. spray bottle or container of some sort.
- 1/3 of the bottle with Apple Cider Vinegar
- This is probably about 1/4 cup
- I recommend Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar<— The best
- 2/3 of the bottle strong brewed tea, cooled
- This is probably about 1/2 cup
- You can use Chamomile, Green, Hibiscus, White, or any herbal tea. (I personally used Chamomile)
- 5 drops Argan oil
- 10 drops Vitamin E
- 10 drops 100% pure Rosehip seed oil
- 7 drops 100% pure Lavender essential oil
- 5 drops 100% pure Tea Tree essential oil
Method of Prep
- Add all the ingredients to a clean spray bottle or open container with a lid.
- You can play around with the type of tea you use. Depending on your preference or what you have around the house. Virtually any tea besides black tea will work!
- You can also play around with the type of essential oils used. Try Rosemary, Geranium, Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, Frankincense, Patchouli, or Ylang Ylang. Check out this site for a reference of what types of oils are good for specific skin troubles.
How to Use
- Be sure to mix/shake before each use.
- If you are using an open container with a lid, apply toner with a cotton ball!
- If you are using a spray bottle, spray about 5 spritzes on the face and neck.
- Also can be used on other problem areas on the body; pretty much anywhere that’s skin you can use it on! Its great stuff.
- Spray in the morning and night, or anytime skin needs a refresher.
- This toner does naturally moisten the skin so applying moisturizer is not necessarily needed.
- This toner does have a slight vinegar scent when first applied but goes away once it dries!
- Avoid getting in eyes.