Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe

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Don’t let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin’s unpredictability with this homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe! This homemade facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin’s PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil! Don't let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin's unpredictability with this homemade facial toner recipe! This homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin's PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner

Skin care can be complicated especially when you have no idea what your skin is doing. Combination skin, especially, can be confusing. And, as you age, maturing skin does all kinds of craziness too.

Because I have maturing, combination skin prone to hormonal breakouts, I needed a good toner that would tackle dryness, balance my oily t-zone and help prevent acne. All without drying out my skin in the process. So I came up with this homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe to do just that!

My homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe contains several key ingredients to get the job done and get it done right! It’s made with rooibos tea, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, calendula hydrosol, jojoba oil, a blend of natural essential oils and witch hazel extract. (I specifically used the witch hazel extract from Mountain Rose Herbs as it’s double distilled and only contains 14% alcohol for a more soothing product without the sting of store bought witch hazel.)

Why Rooibos Tea?

It’s been shown in studies that rooibos tea is able to sooth and help diminish a variety of skin conditions including eczema and acne when applied topically. In addition, as it is rich in superoxide dismutase – an enzyme necessary for the production of healthy skin cells – rooibos tea has also been found effective in fighting the appearance of aging.

Rooibos tea is also hypoallergenic, meaning it won’t irritate sensitive skin. And because it has natural antibacterial properties, applying rooibos tea to skin can both help to fight acne as well as aid in alleviating bacterial skin infections.

Ready to try this amazing homemade moisturizing facial toner? You can find my natural manuka & rooibos tea facial toner recipe below!

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil! Don't let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin's unpredictability with this homemade facial toner recipe! This homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin's PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe

(with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil)

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

2 oz. brewed rooibos tea
1 oz. witch hazel extract
1 oz. Bragg’s unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1 oz. calendula hydrosol
12 mL polysorbate 80
2 mL jojoba oil
1 mL manuka essential oil
1 mL lavender essential oil
1 mL lemongrass essential oil
8 drops tea tree essential oil

Instructions:

You’ll begin by brewing the rooibos tea for this recipe. To do so, place one teaspoon of rooibos tea into a disposable tea filter then pour 4 oz. of boiling filtered (or distilled) water over the tea bag. Allow to steep for five minutes, remove the tea bag, then cool the tea to room temperature.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil! Don't let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin's unpredictability with this homemade facial toner recipe! This homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin's PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Once the rooibos tea has cooled, measure out the rooibos tea, witch hazel extract, apple cider vinegar and calendula hydrosol and pour into a medium glass bowl.

Then, using a fresh graduated transfer pipette for each remaining ingredient, measure out and add the jojoba oil, polysorbate 80, and the essential oils. The polysorbate will cause a gel like mass in the bowl.

Simply mix well with a whisk to dissolve the gel. Keep whisking until your homemade moisturizing facial toner is once again liquid.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil! Don't let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin's unpredictability with this homemade facial toner recipe! This homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin's PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Now divide your homemade moisturizing facial toner between two 2 oz. amber PET Boston round bottles with a smooth black fine mist sprayer. Then label as desired for personal use. (You can find the same bottles with sprayers that I used at SKS Bottle & Packaging.)

If desired or for long term storage, I recommend also adding a preservative such as Phenoxyethanol to your homemade moisturizing facial toner once you’ve mixed all of the ingredients together and prior to pouring into your containers.

To use, spritz onto face after cleansing and gently massage into skin. Follow with a facial serum or your favorite moisturizer or day cream. (You can learn how to make your own hyaluronic acid serum here. Or you may also be interested in my anti-wrinkle green tea eye cream recipe, my coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe and my anti-aging night cream recipe.)

This foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

If you like my manuka & rooibos tea homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe, then you may also like my foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe. My foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties. You can find the recipe here.

Oat Body Scrub Recipe! This foaming oat body scrub recipe is handmade with skin soothing oat butter, tamanu oil and frankincense essential oil. Both frankincense and tamanu oil are purported to have anti-aging skin care properties and are therefore used in a variety of products that help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Alternately, you may also like my foaming oat body scrub recipe. My foaming oat body scrub recipe is suitable for all skin types, including normal and oily skin. It’s homemade with skin soothing oat butter, tamanu oil and frankincense essential oil and makes a great substitute for your body wash. You can find that recipe here.

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Rosacea Relief Serum and Toner Recipes

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If you suffer from rosacea my simple rosacea relief serum and toner recipes might be your answer to calmer skin with significantly reduced symptoms. Plus, this rosacea treatment is typically cheaper than most commercial products and without the chemicals.

If you suffer from rosacea my simple recipes for a rosacea relief serum and toner may be the answer to calmer skin with significantly reduced symptoms.

My grandmother suffers from rosacea and in my late thirties I began experiencing mild rosacea as well. Since turning forty last year, it’s gotten significantly more troublesome. As a result I’ve been trying a LOT of different products to reduce and manage the symptoms. In the end, neem oil seemed to be key to quietening symptoms almost completely when used on a daily basis. (And of course working to avoid other triggers known to worsen symptoms.)

In the end I found that an apple cider vinegar toner combined with colloidal silver and then followed with neem oil worked absolute wonders for my skin. However, the scent of neem oil can be very challenging to tackle. Therefore I created a simple rosacea relief serum recipe that not only conquers the unpleasant smell of neem oil, but also helps to keep skin  moisturized. Not only does it work for me – and I really hope you find it helps your skin as well – but I found that my rosacea treatment routine is typically cheaper than most commercial products that treat rosacea. And there aren’t any added chemicals or questionable ingredients.

Following are my recipes for making my Apple Cider Vinegar & Colloidal Silver Toner and Rosacea Relief Serum.

If you suffer from rosacea my simple rosacea relief serum and toner recipes might be your answer to calmer skin with significantly reduced symptoms.

Apple Cider Vinegar & Colloidal Silver Toner Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 parts apple cider vinegar
1 part colloidal silver

Instructions:

This rosacea toner recipe is pretty straight forward and you can easily customize the amount based on your container size. I used a mini 4mL glass vial with sprayer (from SKS Bottle & Packaging) for the toner pictured here. I think this size works great as a travel size toner! However, for everyday use you may want to go with a 2 – 4 oz. glass jar with a sprayer. Alternately you can also use a bottle with a traditional lid and apply the toner with a cotton ball.

Simply combine two parts apple cider vinegar with one part colloidal silver and shake to mix.

Spritz this toner evenly on your face after cleansing – you may want to consider my Argan Oil & Rosemary Facial Cleansing Oil Recipe – then immediately follow with my Rosacea Relief Serum.

If you suffer from rosacea my simple rosacea relief serum and toner recipes might be your answer to calmer skin with significantly reduced symptoms.

Rosacea Relief Serum Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.75 oz. Avocado Anti-Aging & Ultra-Moisturizing Olive & Green Tea Bath, Body & Massage Oil (or similar) or rosehip seed oil (or a carrier oil that works best for your skin type)
.15 oz. 100% neem oil
.05 oz. fractionated coconut oil
6 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops tea tree oil

Instructions:

If your neem oil has solidified – it does solidify at cooler temperatures like coconut oil does – place the container of neem oil in a pan of hot water until it melts.

Now use a digital scale to weigh out the oils and combine in a glass container. (Alternately you can omit the other oils and simply use .95 oz. of neem oil and the essential oils.)

Using plastic transfer pipettes or a dropper, measure out (in drops) each of the essential oils and stir into the oils.

Finally, use a small funnel or your transfer pipettes to fill a 1 oz. glass bottle. I specifically used a really cool frosted 1 oz. round glass bottle with a pump that I got from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.

Use clean hands or a cotton ball to apply one to two pumps of your rosacea relief serum evenly to your face immediately after applying toner. Follow with your regular skin care products or makeup.

Love neem oil’s healing properties as much as I do? You can find more of my natural skin care recipes that contain neem oil here. (Or learn more about neem oil here.)

Discover three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

If you liked my skin care recipes for making your own rosacea relief serum and apple cider vinegar toner, you may also enjoy my simple homemade skin care recipes for making your own natural salve, homemade body butter and exfoliating sugar scrub. Each of these simple homemade skin care recipes can be made with just two ingredients each and all three recipes share one of those two ingredients in common.

For even more of my homemade skin care recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.

Homemade Rosewater Toner Recipe

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Natural Beauty DIY - Homemade Rosewater Toner Recipe

Keep your skin balanced and beautiful with this easy natural homemade rosewater toner recipe.

Natural Homemade Rosewater Toner Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. rosewater/rose hydrosol (or make it!)
.5 oz. witch hazel
6 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops tea tree oil
6 drops chamomile essential oil
6 drops geranium essential oil

Instructions:

Measure out the rosewater and witch hazel and combine in a 2 oz. glass bottle with a fingertip mister. Using a glass dropper add the essential oils. Cap and shake well before each use. To use, simply mist onto your face after cleansing and follow with your favorite moisturizer.

If you like this natural beauty DIY then you may also like some of my other natural skin care recipes including my handmilled rosehip facial soap recipe, natural calendula healing balm recipe, and my natural activated charcoal 2-in-1 facial scrub and cleanser recipe. For more beauty and homemade soap recipes visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. Or follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest!

DIY Homemade Scalp Tonic Recipe

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Natural Homemade Scalp Tonic Recipe - Balances and Restores Your Scalp From the Effects of Cream Shampoos and Styling Products - A Toner for Your Scalp!I’ve always kind of jumped around from product to product when it came to shampoo and conditioners. Some worked great for a while and then they stopped or I need more love in the winter than the summer. So I have tried a lot of different hair care products, but never found that one that was simply perfect.

Since joining Birchbox last year, however, I’ve had the opportunity to discover a lot of great new beauty and hair care products that I had never even heard of prior. One of those products happened to be Uniq One All in One Shampoo & Balm – a low foaming, cream based sulfate free shampoo. I use it regularly now in conjunction with the All in One Hair Treatment to fight frizz and am completely in love. I have long, fine, straight hair that has gotten a lot coarser and drier as I’ve gotten older and these two products really seem to do the trick consistently. After two weeks I also lost significantly less hair would I would brush it. The only drawback, and I imagine this would also happen with other cream based shampoos like Wen, is that if your scalp tends to get oily it can become bothersome. Since there are no harsh cleansers washing away the oils on your scalp, I found that eventually my scalp got itchy and annoying. I tried to fix it by going back to regular shampoo occasionally but then it would strip my hair and reverse what I’d gained by using a cream shampoo.

So rather than repeating the pattern of switching out with new products over and over, I thought I’d try a toner – for my scalp! Within two days my scalp felt balanced again and no longer itched. I simply applied it to my scalp and massaged it in after shampooing, rinsed, then applied styling products as usual. Not only does it work, but it’s simple to make. And because of the natural properties of the essential oils, you’ll also find this one helpful at keeping dandruff away as well.

Natural DIY Scalp Tonic Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 fluid ounces witch hazel
12 drops rosemary essential oil
12 drops peppermint essential oil
12 drops lavender essential oil
12 drops tea tree oil

Instructions:

In a 2 oz. or larger container – I used a spray bottle for ease of application – combine the witch hazel and essential oils. Shake well to mix. Apply and massage into scalp as needed up to once a day after shampooing, let sit for a  minute or two, then rinse. Apply conditioner if desired.

In addition to keeping your scalp squeaky clean and balanced, you’ll find you can also use this toner on your face when you are experiencing acne breakouts or to help balance oily skin. It’s also great for guys who are prone to back acne. And if you prepare this in a spray bottle – or a glass bottle with a fingertip mister – it makes it super simple to apply wherever you need it.