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DIY Facial Toner with Essential Oils

diy facial toner

This diy facial toner recipe will leave your skin feeling fresh, clean and balanced without drying it out. It’s really easy to make. You don’t need a lot of ingredients and you probably already have most if them in your home. It’s also customizable and not filled with unknown toxins. That’s one of the main reasons why I love making my own products.

I’m a super simple lady so I need a very simple routine, especially if i’m to be consistent and do it regularly. I actually don’t wear makeup anymore so I basically just wash and rinse my face with water and a cotton face towel. After I pat dry, I’ll spritz on a few pumps of the diy facial toner and apply my diy facial serum. In the winter months, if I’m really dry, I’ll also use moisturizer on top of the serum.

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The benefits of using a facial toner:

Toners help balance your skin after cleansing, hydrates and refreshes your skin. It can also minimizes pores and helps soothe and calm any inflammation. It sort of acts as a primer for serums and moisturizers. You can also add essential oils for added benefits.

Natural toners

Witch hazel – an astringent that helps calm the skin.

Rose water – is gentle and hydrating. naturally balance your skin’s pH.

Apple cider vinegar – naturally exfoliates your skin so it’s brighter and more even.

Why add essential oils?

In natural skin care, essential oils aren’t added just for their wonderful scent but for their therapeutic benefits. They’re potent plant extracts that should be used carefully and minimally.

Great oils to add in toners

Geranium – Great for conditioning, balancing, soothing and reduces the signs of aging. Can be used on cuts and wounds to help fight infection.

Frankincense – improves skin tone, elasticity and fights against blemishes. Also a skin brightener.

Copaiba – Helps clear skin of blemishes, reduce inflammation and is calming. Known for enhancing the effects of other oils.

Lavender – Reduce redness, soothe and calm the skin and rapidly heal minor cuts, scrapes and rashes.

Tea Tree – Soothes dry and itchy skin. Used for healing acne and combating oily skin.

Rose – Excellent source of various vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, making it fantastic for tackling dry skin, acne, inflammation, redness and helps balance the skin’s pH.

Myrrh – Great for anti-aging, skin rejuvenation, stretch marks and eczema.

Lemon – Use to speed healing. Helps with brightening your skin, excellent for clearing acne and helps reduce signs of aging.

Adding essential oils can be very beneficial for the skin but remember a little goes a long way. Essential oils are very potent and should be diluted properly. You can use any combination of oils you’d like, that’s the main reason why I love making my own products. Beware of citrus oils, some people may be sensitive because they’re photosensitive and shouldn’t be worn if you’re going to be in direct sunlight. I’m actually sensitive so I avoid using citrus oils on my skin if I know I’ll be outside.

My DIY Facial Toner Recipe

Ingredients and tools I used:
Geranium essential oil
Frankincense essential oil
Copaiba essential oil
Witch Hazel
4oz glass spray bottle

how to make it:
in a 4oz glass spray bottle add
5 drops Geranium
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Copaiba
top off with Witch Hazel

how to use it:
After you wash your face, spritz on a few pumps of the diy facial toner all over your face and pat dry. Then apply a facial serum or moisturizer of your choice.

I hope you try this! I’ll be back with a DIY Face Serum.

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Hi I’m Jenn. I’m starting this blog because I know how overwhelming social media can be with all the little snippets of info so I want to slow it down and have this space to share more in depth on the things I’ve learned, am still exploring and some handmade things.

we’re always in the kitchen
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Here are some things about me and what you can expect in this space:

  • I’m a stay at home wife and mama.
  • we’ve been semi low tox and eco conscious for years.
  • I became a first time mom at 40.
  • my passion grew on holistic living and conscious parenting.
  • we lived in a one bedroom apartment in New York City three blocks north of Central Park, so that was like our back yard.
  • we transitioned from city life to country living in December 2020.
  • we live simply in Pennsylvania on 4 acres in a 1900’s Colonial Cottage surrounded by beautiful mountains and lakes.
  • our home definitely needs a lot of fixing up but we’re taking it slow. Living in it as it is so we can figure out the best solutions.
  • with our move, my baby becoming a toddler and a loss in the family I was dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety which I didn’t know I had.
  • I started using essential oils for home cleaning, emotional and wellness support while discovering what a huge issue greenwashing was.
  • I run a bag making business and am a brand partner of young living part time and of course caring for our home and land and will soon be homeschooling our little boy.
  • we are learning how to tend our land and grow vegetables while slowly fixing up our home.
our home the first day we moved in
our barn

I’m truly so glad you’re here!

We have a lot to figure out with this old house, transitioning to this semi country living, raising our little boy and still trying to be creative. I hope you come back and join us on our adventure. I’ll share things on holistic living, conscious parenting, making things by hand and possible running my small business.

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