Beauty Tuesday – DIY Facial Toner

It’s the first Tuesday of the month. That means: Beauty Tuesday!
Today I’m sharing a recipe for a fantastic facial toner. I use this toner not only on my face, but also as an antiseptic wash for small scrapes and cuts*.
The main ingredient in the toner that I use is witch hazel. Witch hazel is excellent for fighting blemishes, reducing puffiness on the face and under the eyes, soothing razor burn, healing bruises faster, locking in moisture, relieving eczema and psoriasis, and soothing sunburn.

The remaining ingredients are essential oils. The combination used depends on your personal needs. I use lavender, melaluca, and frankincense. Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the right oil or oil blend for your own needs:

 

For Dry Skin

Cedarwood

Clary Sage

Geranium

Jasmine

Lavender

Lemon

Myrrh

Patchouli

Roman Chamomile

Sandalwood

Ylang Ylang

 

For Sensitive Skin

Geranium

Jasmine

Lavender

 

For Oily Skin

Bergamot

Clary Sage

Cypress

Frankincense

Geranium

Helichrysum

Lavender

Lemon

Lemongrass

Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

Orange

Patchouli

Peppermint

Roman Chamomile

Rosemary

Sandalwood

Ylang Ylang

 

For Wrinkles

Clary Sage

Cypress

Frankincense

Geranium

Helichrysum

Lavender

Lemon

Myrrh

Orange

Patchouli

Rosemary

Sandalwood

Ylang Ylang

 

For Acne

Cedarwood

Geranium

Lavender

Lemon

Lemongrass

Melaleuca

Orange

Patchouli

Roman Chamomile

Rosemary

 

(Note that not all oils work for all people. Experimentation may be necessary to find what works best for you. I recommend no more than 4 oils be used at a time, but that is just my personal preference.)
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DIY FACIAL TONER

Ingredients:

1 16oz dark glass bottle (to preserve the integrity of the oils)

16 oz Dickinson’s Witch Hazel

40-50 Drops Essential Oil/Blend

 

Directions:

Pour witch hazel into glass bottle. Add essential oil(s) to witch hazel. (I use 15 drops each of Lavender, Melaleuca, and Frankincense.) Shake well. Apply a small amount using a cotton swab to skin, making sure to avoid contact with eyes and mouth. Shake well prior to each use due to separation of oils and witch hazel.

 

I hope you enjoy this refreshing toner as much as I do.

If you try this and like it, please leave a comment below and let me know!

 

*See Disclaimers Page

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