I spray a toner on my face as part of my 5-step beauty routine(ok, 4 step, fine 3-step!).
Toner is essential to having a good skin as it closes the pores making sure that dust and pollution doesn’t get under the skin. I used to buy the toners from Neals Yard remedies (they do have beautiful skin care products) but since I started making toners at home, I haven’t bought a toner in years!
I mean they are so easy to make and I can make any fragrance I want at a fraction of price, so makes complete sense to make them at home. Moreover, once you make a batch, they last for months.
Normally three toners on the go: rose toner for going out, lavender toner for night time and peppermint toner to give my skin bit of a wake up in the mornings.
I am sharing the recipe for the lavender toner that I make at home so please try it and let me know what you think.
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar organic preferably
- 3/4 cup distilled water use store bought or see steps below to make at home
- 1/4 cup witch hazel solution
- 2 tbsp lavender dried or fresh
- 3-4 drops lavender essential oil
Make Distilled Water (optional)
- Fill a large pot (with a fitted lid) with water and place a large bowl inside the water. Make sure to use a bowl which can withstand high temperatures
- Bowl should have high sides and a large mouth. The sides of the bowl should be high enough so that the boiling water does not enter the bowl.
- Set the pan with bowl inside on high heat. Cover and bring to boil
- As the water boils, it will evaporate and steam will stick to the bottom of the cover. As the steam cools, the water droplets will collect inside the bowl
- Once all the water has evaporated, turn off the heat
- Once the bowl has cooled down, remove it from the pan. Your distilled water is ready!
- To make one 3/4 of distilled water, you will need 3-4 cups of water in the pan as some of the water will evaporate
- Wash the lavender with tap water to completely remove dust and dirt. Wash it again in 1/4 cup distilled water.
- After washing the lavender, soak the lavender in the remaining distilled water (1/2 cup) for 30 minutes.
- Strain the water and throw away the lavender
- Mix together the witch hazel, lavender water and essential oil
- Store the toner in glass bottle with a spray nozzle
- Spray on your face right after washing and drying your face and before applying moisturiser