When it comes to making home-made toner, I keep it very simple. Just a few ingredients is all you need for a really good toner. I don’t usually like alcohol in my toners because it dries out my skin too much, but when I do use alcohol, I use a grain alcohol like vodka or sake. Summer time is a great time to use a bit of alcohol in toners because skin tends to be more oily during the warmer summer months.
However, for every day toning, I like to use green tea. Green tea is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. These keep our skin looking young and blemish free. Adding a little bit of fresh lemon juice will also help get rid of blemishes, as lemon juice is a natural antiseptic. Lemons also contain vitamins C and B. Using it in your toners will give your skin a healthy glow.
Try this simple toner:1 organic green tea packet 1 cup hot water Juice of half a lemon Essential oil of choice
Steep the tea bag in boiling hot water. Add the lemon juice. Wait until the mixture is completely cooled and pour the mixture in a spray bottle. Add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to add fragrance. I used lavender. To use, after cleansing, saturate a cotton ball with the toner and swipe it all over your face.
Let me know what you think. Enjoy!