DIY Facial Skin Toner

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Recipe + Directions

  1. In a 4 ounce glass bottle, using a funnel, add 3.5 ounces witch hazel. Alternatively, if using pure witch hazel hydrosol, add 2.5 ounces.
    • If using pure witch hazel hydrosol, also add 1 ounce vodka to the bottle.
  2. Add up to 24 drops of essential oils of choice (see below, and check out blending tips here). If you have sensitive skin, I suggest starting with a quarter to half the amount of allotted drops and see how your skin reacts.
  3. Shake well before each use.

TIP: I like to set the glass bottle + funnel on my kitchen scale, ensuring my scale is zeroed out and reading in ounces, to measure liquids like this.

Optional Essential Oil Add-Ins

  • Tea tree essential oilMelaleuca alternifolia, Middle Note, Warning: those with diabetes should avoid using tea tree topically
    • anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial; well-known ingredient in acne solutions
  • Rosemary essential oil (from the flowering tops), Rosemarinus officinalis var Verbenon, Middle Note, Warning: avoid use during pregnancy, with babies and children
    • this specific rosemary is commonly used in skincare products
    • Stephanie Tourles, a Licensed Holistic Esthetician, says this particular rosemary variety could be used to regenerate ‘wrinkled, aging, burned, scarred, or sun damaged skin’.

What skincare products have you switched to making at home rather than buying?

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