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Why should I use a toner you ask? Well according to the this article on today.com, you should use it for many reasons. One of them being it restores the pH balance of your skin after washing. Throwing off the pH balance in the skin can lead to skin issues such as wrinkles, inflammation, and even acne. I don’t know about you, but those aren’t exactly things I want to deal with if I can help it. Below I show you how to make your own toner to help you clear acne and brighten skin.
Knowing that I should use toner and wanting to be cruelty free, I choose to make my own. I came up with this recipe by using an idea from these two ladies Farah Dhukai and Funkmaster Diaries on YouTube. It combines Green Tea and Apple Cider Vinegar. It’s super easy to make and cost very little money. The great thing about this recipe is that you can totally drink it, so you know it’s perfectly safe to put on your skin.
I’ve found that Apple Cider Vinegar benefits the inside and the outside of my body. I use it to keep my digestive system running smoothly and I use it in my hair as a conditioner. See the recipe here. Using it as a toner for my face has helped keep my oils balanced and helps with my acne. Here’s how I make it.
How to make it:
Apple Cider Vinegar-3 oz. As you can see I use Bragg’s but any raw unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar will do.
Green Tea (Make 3 to 4 bags and allow to cool)-3oz
optional– essential oils (I used tea tree and lavender)- 15 drops each. I’ve made it with and without before.
Plastic container– My bottle is 6oz. and from target in the travel toiletry section. It was $1.00.
1.Pour in your Apple Cider Vinegar.
2. Pour in your cooled Green Tea.
3. Pour in your essential oils if you plan on using them. 10 to 15 drops for each. Remember this part is optional.
4. Shake vigorously and pour a small amount onto a cotton pad. If you used the raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar, it may have some of the mother (cloudy gooey good for you substance) in it. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt you:)
5. Gently apply to your face in a circular swiping motion, allow to dry, and then add your favorite serum then moisturizer.
6. Store in a cool dry place or in the refrigerator.
This 6oz. bottle typically last me about 2-3 weeks. If it begins to smell, it’s time to whip up another batch.
The Green Tea tends to cover up the smell of the Apple Cider Vinegar. Adding the essential oils help with the smell as well. You’ll also notice that I used a 1:1 ratio of Apple Cider Vinegar to water or 1 part ACV to 1 part Green Tea. If you have more sensitive skin or the smell is just too much, drop it down to a 1:4 ratio of ACV to Green Tea or 1 part ACV to 4 Green Tea.
See…easy peasy and fun creating your own product! Affordable, easy to make, great for your skin, natural, and cruelty free!
Let me know down below in the comments how you liked it or if you used another liquid in place of the Green Tea.