Today I thought I would show you just how easy it is to make your own natural toner/facial spritz.
A toner is so easy to make and can be ‘whipped up’ really quickly using only a few ingredients!
There are many benefits to using a toner as part of your daily skincare regime. Applied after cleansing, they remove any remaining impurities and help balance or restore your skin’s pH levels. They tone and tighten the skin, shrinking pore size, giving a more youthful, fresher and smoother complexion.
Toners can also be used during the day as a cooling and refreshing facial spritz to renew skin hydration.
For this formulation I have used Rose hydrosol, Aloe vera and glycerine.
Rose hydrosol (INCI: Rosa Damascena) smells divine! Its good for all skin types, including dry and oily skin as it offers anti-bacterial properties and helps to control and balance sebum production.
Aloe Vera (INCI: Aloe Barbadensis) is one of my favorite ingredients – I love it! It’s soothing, anti-itching, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and contains allantoin so has exceptional wound and burn healing qualities. It’s also hydrating, emollient, and its anti-oxidant qualities help to combat premature signs of aging and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Glycerine (INCI: Glycerol) is an important component of our skins natural moisturizing factor. Being naturally hygroscopic it attracts moisture and binds it to the skin producing a deep conditioning effect. It hydrates and softens the skin helping to smooth fine lines and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
If you want to get creative and add additional ingredients to your toner, try some extracts like Chamomile and Cucumber.
Chamomile extract (INCI: Matricaria Recutita Flower Extract) is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-allergenic. It’s very calming, a great wound healer and soothes sensitive, inflamed and irritated skin. It can also help reduce trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL).
Cucumber extract (INCI: Cucumis sativus) is considered emollient, soothing and cooling and a natural astringent, good for tightening and toning skin. Fantastic for sensitive skin and can help reduce dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.
I would add these in at 2% each and subtract this from the hydrosol.
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Weigh out all of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Pour into a dark glass bottle,
and pop on a mist spray.
Voila, you’ve made a toner! How awesome is that?
- 40.25g Rose hydrosol
- 8g Aloe vera liquid
- 1.5g Glycerine
- 0.50g Geogard Ultra
- Weigh out all of the ingredients.
- Mix thoroughly and pour into a dark glass bottle with mist spray.
- Label and enjoy!
- Spray onto your face after cleansing as a gently toner.
- Can also be used to remove the last traces of make-up or as a refreshing spritz during the day.