Natural Homemade Skin Toner
Apple Cider Vinegar is beneficial to tone the skin and fight tough acne. It can be diluted with another natural, safe materials to firm the skin's delicate layers, clean up debris, and calm undesirable spots. Recipes for a toner can be inexpensive, last for a long time, and be comprised of materials found in the kitchen.
Since this toner is homemade, both the materials and amounts suggested can be adjusted to fit particular needs. Whether the goal is to fight acne or calm irritated skin, blend selected materials to create a personalized tonic that tackles either goal — or both.
Basic Materials for A Skin Toner
- Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): slightly acidic, maintains an antibacterial barrier.
- Lavender Essential Oil: calms the skin, reduces inflammation and redness.
- Calendula Hydrosol: available in liquid form, a flower extract that calms skin (even burned or processed skin).
- Tea Tree Oil: also known as melaleuca essential oil, tea tree has cleansing and acne-fighting properties.
Apple Cider Vinegar Toner Recipe
Depending on the strength desired, the ACV should be diluted as such:
- Weak: 1 part ACV to 4 parts Hydrosol/additional materials
- Moderate: 1 part ACV to 2 parts Hydrosol/additional materials
- Strong: 1 part ACV to 1 part Hydrosol/additional materials
*Essential oils do not mix with water; oils added to a weak mixture may not blend well with other ingredients. Below is the recommended amount:
- For acne: 1 cup ACV, 1-2 cups calendula hydrosol, 2 drops tea tree oil.
- For calming: 1 cup ACV, 1-2 cups calendula hydrosol, 2 drops lavender.
- For both: 1 cup ACV, 1-2 cups calendula hydrosol, 1 drop lavender, 1 drop tea tree oil.
Mix or shake well, apply the blend to a cotton ball or pad, and gently pat over the skin. Allow drying time before applying a moisturizer.