Do you use a face toner in your skincare regimen? Facial toners help cleanse, restore balance, and refresh the skin. Toners can clarify skin and shrink pores, which can improve skin impurities.
Add this all natural DIY face toner recipe with essential oil to your skincare routine. It is simple to make and is very refreshing to the skin.
Homemade facial toner is best used after cleansing face to gently soothe skin and remove any additional dirt and oil left behind.
What can you use as a toner for your face?
I like to make my homemade facial toner with witch hazel and essential oils. Some people use apple cider vinegar but I personally find it too strong for delicate facial tissue and the smell is overpowering too.
Witch Hazel and Essential Oil Toner
Witch hazel is a powerful astringent with many benefits. Be sure to get an alcohol free version, alcohol is very drying to skin. My favorite brand is Spark Naturals, you can use unscented or scented. I prefer unscented so I can use essential oils for scenting my toner.
Lavender essential oil is calming and healing to the skin, perfect for an essential oil face toner recipe. Lavender oil is a natural antiseptic and antioxidant, so it helps keep your pores clear and protects your skin from free radicals.
- Lavender oil is great for all skin types so it is a popular choice for DIY toner.
- For acne prone skin you may want to pick tea tree oil.
- For oily skin, lemon essential oil is a good option.
Do I need a toner for my face?
Facial toners have strong astringent properties, they are effective as natural cleansers. Application of toners reduces excessive oil buildup and bacteria growth on the skin. Heals infections, reduces redness and inflammation, and halts the development of blackheads and whiteheads. Facial cleansers may strip skin of its natural oils and dry out skin, toning bring the skin back to its best pH level (5.5pH).
Best Essential Oils for Facial Toner
Here are some are good alternatives for the face.
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Geranium Essential Oil
- Patchouli Essential Oil
- Frankincense Essential Oil
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Cypress Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Rose Essential Oil
DIY Lavender Face Toner Recipe
Would you like to make your own face toner at home? It's easy, and this lavender recipe is especially refreshing and beneficial for your skin. Plus, the scent of lavender is soothing and relaxing, making this a perfect toner to use before bed.
This DIY facial toner spray only has three ingredients and is simple to make. Keep in mind that essential oils will not mix with witch hazel so you will need to shake well before each use.
1. Add all ingredients into the glass spray bottle.
2. Shake well to mix. Label bottle with contents.
3. To use, shake well and lightly spritz onto your face while eyes are closed. Allow it to air dry. Use in the morning and evening after cleansing face. Can also be used during the day as a skin refresher.
Lavender Essential Oil Face Toner Recipe Tips
-When using essential oils on the skin, be sure to use only high quality essential oils that are safe to use topically.
-Lavender essential oil is an excellent choice for this recipe but you can try different essential oils. Geranium, patchouli, frankincense, and tea tree oil are good alternatives for the face.
-If you have sensitive skin, test the DIY facial toner on a small area to ensure that skin irritation doesn't occur.
-When buying witch hazel make sure it is alcohol-free. Alcohol is very drying so you do not want to be spraying alcohol on your face.
Can I use tea tree oil as a toner?
Tea tree oil is a fabulous skin clarifying and healing remedy for acne prone skin but it should not be used directly on the skin as a toner. Essential oils are highly concentrated and too strong to put on skin without diluting first. Usually a carrier oil is used for diluting.
For a tea tree oil toner, just use tea tree in place of the lavender in the DIY natural facial toner above. Tea tree oil is a potent antimicrobial agent that can help to fight off fungal infections.
Additional Tea Tree Oil Uses
Tea tree oil is a natural remedy for many common ailments, including fungal infections. This Tea Tree Foot Bath Recipe is a simple and effective way to aid feet infections. Simply soak your feet for 20 minutes, then dry them thoroughly. In addition, Epsom salt helps to soothe and exfoliate the skin, making it an ideal compound for treating foot fungus.
More Lavender Essential Oil Recipes
Lavender Oil Pillow Mist Recipe
Are you struggling to get a good night's sleep? Using essential oils for sleep can be a great way to get a good night's rest. We share a recipe for an essential oil pillow mist that will help you fall asleep fast and wake up feeling refreshed. Plus, this recipe is quick and easy to make! So if you're looking for a way to improve your sleep habits, give this essential oil pillow mist recipe a try.
Lavender Essential Oil Blends
Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile oils available. Its sweet, floral fragrance is perfect for creating relaxing and uplifting diffuser blends.
- For a relaxing blend, mix together Lavender, Bergamot, and Patchouli essential oils. This mixture will help to ease stress and tension, and promote a sense of calmness and well-being.
- For an uplifting blend, mix together Lavender, Peppermint, and Grapefruit essential oils. This combination will refresh and energize the mind and body, helping to boost your mood and concentration levels.
- For a sleep-promoting blend, mix together Lavender, Vetiver, and Chamomile essential oils. This soothing blend will help to quiet the mind and encourage a deep, restful sleep.
Lavender oil can also be used to soothe occasional skin irritations and to promote a restful night's sleep. View our lavender diffuser blends to get more combinations for your diffuser.