Toning is the second most important step in your skincare routine and comes after washing your face. It will remove any remaining dirt, oil, and residue left behind after cleansing your face. Toning helps soothe, nourish, and hydrate all while balancing the pH levels of your skin. Here is an awesome D.I.Y. Facial Toner made with Rosewater and essential oils. It will leave your delicate skin feeling fresh and flawless!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
4 TBSP Rosewater - Comes from the water of distilled roses (without the chemicals) and is the by-product of Rose essential oil. Rosewater is hydrating, great for sensitive skin, anti-inflammatory, and balances pH levels of the skin.
2 TBSP Witch Hazel - Has been used for centuries to help soothe the skin. It's a natural astringent which can help fight acne, and its anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce redness while leaving your face refreshed (we prefer the alcohol-free version, as alcohol tends to dry out your skin).
2 TSP Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) - Contains malic acid, which acts as a natural exfoliant that helps remove bacteria and dead skin. ACV also helps balance the pH levels of the skin, and due to its antibacterial properties, it keeps your skin clean and clear.
5-10 drops Rosehip Oil - Full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that help hydrate dry and itchy skin. It has the ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and increases cell turnover, which helps the production of collagen. Rosehip oil contains vitamin A, C, and E which all help fight free radicals.
5-10 drops Copaiba Essential Oil - Copaiba has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which helps heal blemishes, smooth out scars and wrinkles, and leaves your skin feeling super soft. Just like rosehip oil, Copaiba also has the ability to produce collagen in the skin.
5-10 drops Lavender Essential Oil - Lavender is one of the most gentle essential oils on the market, making it great for sensitive skin types. The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties allow it to fight bacteria that leads to acne. Lavender will help tighten, soothe, and promote healthy cell regeneration.
You can find Rosewater, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Rosehip Oil at your local health food store. We got ours from Healthy Planet.
1. Combine all of your ingredients into the 120ml Mister Bottle, and fill the rest up with water. Shake before every use.
2. After washing your face, spritz the toner over your face (with eyes closed) and wipe any excess with a cotton pad.
When you incorporate toning into your skincare routine, you will be amazed at how much dead skin, makeup and bacteria is still lingering even after washing your face! Give this recipe a try, and let us know what you think.
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DISCLAIMER: Make sure you are using the safest essential oils available to you. We use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. All information mentioned in this blog post has not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.