Homemade Facial Toner
Natural skin care recipes

A homemade facial toner should be in anyone's skin care regimen, at least if you're anywhere near serious about your natural quest

You don't want unnatural chemicals, vague sounding or even harmful ingredients in your daily skin care routine…at least we don't

The ingredients used in these homemade facial toner recipes are truly natural; they are taken from fresh products which have specific toning qualities, they use only the REAL thing

And everyone, and that includes you, can enjoy a satisfying natural spa experience right there in your own home with these homemade skin toner recipes. It's all made clear; these facial toner recipes are as simple as ABC, affordable or downright cheap and you probably have the ingredients already somewhere in your kitchen cabinets

We have the recipe you bring the energy

…and the ingredients and some kitchen utensils please

Why a homemade facial toner
what's in it for me...or my skin?

Natural skin toning is essential for both men and women because it protects the skin after you thoroughly cleansed, healed, peeled or exfoliated it. It helps to keep your pores clean and breathing and thus more susceptible for moisturizing and nourishing

But in the end it shrinks your pores and makes your skin feel tight and helps blood circulation in the skin; so especially people with aging skin can gain from using a homemade skin toner

And most important…you're in control of production

Natural skin care recipes
Homemade Facial Toner ingredients

There are a few ingredients you can use when making a homemade facial toner To make the most effective toners it is important that you use natural, fresh and ripe ingredients

Also make sure to choose the kind of toner that fits your skin type Witch hazel, chamomile, cucumber and rose oil or water are suitable for dry skin while lemon grass or juniper essential oil are better for oily skin

Besides the recipes below, you can carefully experiment with these specific ingredients and design your own signature homemade skin toner

Which kitchen cabinet ingredients are useful as a natural homemade facial skin toner?

  • Alum
  • Apple cider vinegar
    (always diluted)
  • Apple juice
  • Balsamico vinegar
    (always diluted)
  • Blackberries
  • Boric acid
  • Egg white
  • Camphor
  • Cucumber juice
  • Geranium
  • Glycerine
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Honey
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Juniper oil
  • Lemon
  • Lemon balm
  • Lemon grass
  • Lime
  • Menthol
  • Mint, mint juice
  • Nettle
  • Orange
  • Peppermint oil
  • Pine
  • Potato
  • Rose water
  • Rose oil
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Strawberries
  • Tomato juice
  • White wine vinegar
    (always diluted)
  • Witch hazel

As you can see, some or most of these you will probably already have in your kitchen cabinets or fridge. No need to buy expensive facial toners with designer labels to tone your facial skin; it is possible to do-it-yourself

It's that easy! You can apply one alone like tomato or cucumber juice, orwitch hazel. Sometimes you should dilute them (like all the vinegars) or mix two or a few of these ingredients. After that you can also add whatever ingredient you think will satisfy your needs; just do some delicate experimenting, but always keep your skin type in mind

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But don't forget to read on and find more natural facial toner possibilities and ideas

Natural skin care recipes
Homemade Facial Toner recipes

We gathered some very intense facial toner recipes here for you. These should keep you occupied and toned for a while ;-)

Before apply a toner clean your face and neck with fresh water and a facial cleanser and pat your skin with a clean towel

Even better is to take a hot shower or a steam bath to clean and open up your pores. Take a look at some of our useful steam bath tips

Enjoy making and applying these natural skin care recipes all by yourself or with friends

It's now official home spa pampering time! Gather the ingredients, invite some friends over, turn off your phone, turn on your favorite music, pour that drink you love, shift your mind to the good things in life, put on a smile and most importantly:

Think positive, happy thoughts and relax...

this is actually half the secret of these recipes!

Enjoy and have FUN!

Natural skin care recipes

Egg white, Honey & Lemon juice homemade facial toner

The classic egg white, honey, Lemon juice toner; a very basic homemade facial toner that has been in use for thousands of years…guess it must be working then

What do you need:

  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dark organic Honey

How to do it:

Whisk one egg white until it starts to thicken, then whisk in the honey and lemon juice

When you apply it avoid the delicate eye and lip areas. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash it off with warm water and end with a splash of cold

Tip: Want to try skin tightening masks? Check our egg white masks

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Tomato juice & Honey homemade facial toner

Another basic homemade skin toner, easy and effective

What do you need:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh Tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon dark organic Honey

How to do it:

Mix the ingredients until you have a thick and sticky substance

Gently apply it to your clean face and neck with your fingetips; avoid eye and upper lip are

Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it off with Luke warm water and end with a splash of cold

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Cucumber & Honey homemade facial toner

What do you need:

  • 1 medium peeled Cucumber
  • 2 teaspoons dark organic Honey

How to do it:

Cut the peeled cucumber in pieces and put it in a food processor. Whizz it until it becomes totally liquid. Strain it through a cheesecloth into a bowl or glass

Add the honey to the cucumber juice and mix well

Apply it with cotton pads and let it dry for 4-5 minutes You can keep this in the fridge for a few days

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Carrot, Cucumber, Mint & Lemon juice  homemade facial toner

What do you need:

  • 4 tablespoons Cucumber juice
  • 2 tablespoons Carrot juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
  • 1 fresh Lemon (juice)

How to do it:

Pour some boiling water on the mint leaves to make a strong cup of tea. Leave it to steep for a few minutes. Then strain it and let it cool down

Then mix it together with the rest of the ingredients and blend well

You can apply it like this but you can also make it into ice cubes, and every time you need some you take out 1 ice cube and apply it to your skin

Tip: The ultimate freshness you'll find in our mint facial masks

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Papaya & Apple cider vinegar homemade facial toner

A re-balancing homemade skin toner. Vinegar gently cleanses and closes pores, and in the meantime restores your skin's natural pH balance

The papaya helps fighting blemishes and gently exfoliates it will also lighten age spots and freckles

What do you need:

  • 1 fresh ripe Papaya
  • 4 tablespoons Apple cider Vinegar

How to do it:

Peel the papaya, take out the seeds and cut it in pieces. Put these in afood processor and whizz it until it is totally liquefied. Than add the vinegar and blend it well

You can keep this in a sealed container in the fridge for a few days

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White wine, Rosemary, Thyme & Mint homemade facial toner

The rosemary in this homemade skin toner is a natural astringent and stimulates cell renewal and battles blemishes and acne outbreaks

Alpha-hydroxy in wine also encourage cell renewal and growth

What do you need:

  • 1 teaspoon dried Rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh Mint leaves
  • 1 cup White wine

How to do it:

Put all ingredients in a pan and let it gently simmer for 10 minutes. Leave it to steep and cool down for at least one hour. Strain it and throw away the herbs

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Alum, Rose water & Glycerin homemade facial toner

A homemade skin toner for dry to normal skin

What do you need:

  • 4 tablespoons Rose water
  • 1/2 tablespoon Alum
  • 3.5 oz. (100 gm) Glycerine

How to do it:

Mix all ingredients together

You can keep this in the fridge for a few days

Tip: Try some of our fragrant rose face masks for toning

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Aloe vera & Lime juice homemade facial toner

Aloe vera has healing properties and hydrates the skin while the lime gently cleanses and exfoliates

What do you need:

  • 2 tablespoons Aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon Lime juice

How to do it:

Mix the ingredients well until you have a smooth substance

Tip: Healing damaged skin is easier with our aloe vera face masks

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Yogurt & Cucumber homemade facial toner

A very refreshing facial toner for normal skin

What do you need:

  • 1 small peeled Cucumber
  • 1/2 cup Plain unflavored Yogurt, with active cultures

How to do it:

Put the peeled cucumber in a food processor and whizz it until it is totally liquefied. Add the yogurt and mix it well

Gently apply it to your face and neck, leave it for 5-10 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water and end with a splash of cold

You can keep this in the fridge for a few days

Tip: For more skin toning masks, try our Cucumber mask recipes

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Brandy, White wine & Rosemary homemade facial toner

Save some of the brandy or the wine for a relaxing drink while waiting for the powers of this homemade toner

What do you need:

  • 1.5 tablespoon Rosemary leaves
  • 1.5 cup Mineral Water
  • 1 tablespoon Brandy
  • 1 tablespoon White wine

How to do it:

Put all ingredients in a pan and let them gently simmer for 20 minutes. Let it cool down and strain it

Spread it on your face with cotton wool pads.

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Lavender, Lemon balm & Milk homemade facial toner

A homemade skin toner specifically useful for dry, sensitive, sunburned or chapped skin

What do you need:

  • 1 tablespoon dried Lavender
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon balm
  • 2/3 cup Milk

How to do it:

Boil the milk, take it from the heat source and add the herbs. Cover it and let it cool down, then strain it through cheesecloth You can keep this in the fridge for a few days

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Witch Hazel, White wine vinegar & Mint homemade facial toner

A thoroughly refreshing homemade skin toner

What do you need:

  • 1 cup Witch hazel
  • 1/4 cup White wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mint extract
  • 5-6 fresh Mint leaves

How to do it:

Mix all the ingredients well and apply with cotton pads

Tip: For some powerful freshness try some of our mint face packs

Words of caution about ingredients

Some words of Caution

A lot of fruits contain citric acid. Lemon, lime and orange (juice) in specific. When you use them in a skin treatment always be careful with how much you use. Too much can cause acid burns. Also if you have sensitive skin be extra aware with these ingredients

Same goes for all essential oils, this is really powerful stuff; be very careful what and how much you use

Because you can never be too careful when it comes to your skin, always do a patch test on a small piece of skin (e.g. behind the ear) to see how your skin reacts to separate ingredients

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