I’ve been inspired to create a DIY Beauty series for a while but I honestly didn’t know where I wanted to start. I’m not new to this kind of thing I’ve posted some individual posts before on creating your own sugar scrubs, etc. For a while, I’ve been inspired to go more natural with my skincare which is why I purchase from brands like Essano Beauty and Sukin Organics because they use mostly natural ingredients in their products.
While I could totally go out and buy a toner from these brands which I have done previously I was inspired to create my own toner. Pinterest is a great resource for looking up recipes for your own DIY Beauty products, I found mine via manouvellemode.com and while its a gave me a great base for putting together a toner I found I had to make a few adjustments. Her recipe has small measurements and I just found this made very little when I put it together so I had to triple the amount of each ingredient.
What you will need –
Rosewater – Acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps add antioxidants back into your skin.
Witch Hazel – Helps tighten skin, reduce any swelling, repair broken or damaged skin and fights bacteria.
Aloe Vera Gel – Helps moisturize skin, fight ageing and treats acne.
Vegetable Glycerin – Helps fight ageing and moisturize skin as well as retaining moister.
Rose Hip Oil – is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are great for helping correct dark spots and hydrate dry. It also helps reduce scars and fine lines.
Vitamin E – Great at prolonging your toner (optional)
You can buy most of these ingredients from your local supermarket or chemist or online.
You’ll want to have larger amounts of your Rose Water and Witch Hazel, I started off with spooning it but then just eyeballed it. I probably used ruffly 30 ml of Rosewater, and about the same of Witch Hazel. I used 3-5 teaspoons of Vegetable Glycerin and 1 1/2-2 teaspoons of Aleo Vera Gel. I then Added a few drops of Rose Hip Oil.
I’m by no means an expert I’ve just found this works for me, If you have any issues with Alchohol in products, Witch Hazel may be an alternative, you could vary the number of ingredients to what suits you. Also adding Vitamin E to your toner will help prolong its life, I have found that mine has lasted quite a while with outgoing off so it’s up to you and your circumstances.
I mix all the ingredients in a bottle with either a sprayer or a lid that make it easy to get a small amount out and then shake it up until the ingredients are mixed, then you are ready to start using your new toner. I like reusing packaging from previously purchased products so my Essano Beauty travel size micellar water bottle or mist toner bottle are perfect for this purpose.
What other DIY Beauty posts would you like to see? I’m thinking of doing a coffee scrub and also how to repress your makeup. Let me know what you would like to see in the comments.
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