I have been making my own toners for quite some time now and have tried out many different variations but always seem to drift back to one specific recipe.
If you are not familiar with what exactly a toner is but want to try it out it is probably one of the most user-friendly bits of skin care to make on your own.
A toner is simply an astringent liquid that is applied to the skin to improve complexion and to battle oilyness.
Two astringent liquids that I use for my toners are apple cider vinegar and witch hazel, both being very easily accessible, but today’s recipe only calls for witch hazel.
– 1 cup of Witch Hazel
– 1/2 Tsp. Lavender Buds
– 1 Tsp. Calendula Flowers
– 1 Tsp. Chamomile Flowers
Pour your witch hazel into a sealable container and add in your flowers to begin the infusion process.
You can either put the flowers directly into the container or you can put them into a tea bag or fabric satchel to avoid having to stain the flowers out later.
Let the witch hazel infuse for three to five days, shaking the container occasionally and within a day or two your infusion should be the color of chamomile tea.
Once you are happy with it strain out the flowers or remove the bag they are in and pour into a spray or dropper bottle for easy use.
This toner is my favorite specifically for its simple and easy to find ingredients that are soothing and anti-inflammatory to any skin type.