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.
Witch Hazel and Essential Oil Toner
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 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 Thayer's, 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 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 oil is a good option.
Do I really 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
Lavender Essential Oil Facial Toner Recipe
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.
Essential Oil Tips For Recipe
-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.
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