Homemade Facial Toner Recipe

Keep your skin beautiful with a homemade facial toner.

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Healthy, glowing skin is first and foremost in looking beautiful. If your face is dry, oily and dirty, you sure don't look your best. Using facial toner will get rid of the grime from your skin and will tighten your pores to keep the dirt out. But looking good doesn't always come cheap, and buying toner can be budget-busting. So do your skin -- and your wallet -- a favor and make your own toner. Choose any one of these four toner recipes, and you'll look fierce and save some money, too.


Make a fresh, minty facial toner by mixing 1 cup of witch hazel, 1/4 tsp. of mint extract and 1/4 cup of white vinegar into a bottle. Put the lid on and shake the bottle to combine the ingredients. For added mintiness, put a few fresh peppermint leaves into the mixture.


Head to your herb garden and grab some basil. Bring a cup of water to a boil, remove it from the heat and drop in 3 tsp. of dried basil leaves. Let it steep for 20 minutes, allow it to cool, then transfer it to an empty bottle.


Crush up five uncoated aspirin tablets in a bowl using the back of a spoon. In an empty bottle, pour 4 oz. of mineral water and 1/2 oz. of apple cider vinegar. Add the crushed aspirin to the bottle, put the lid on and shake it up well.


Freshen up your skin with a citrus and mint facial. Put one peppermint tea bag into a cup of boiling water. Leave it there to simmer for 10 minutes, then throw out the tea bag. Put 1/4 cup of witch hazel and 1 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice into an empty bottle. Once the tea has cooled down, pour it in the bottle. Put the lid on and shake up the bottle well.

Things You'll Need


1.Witch hazel

3.1/4 cup white vinegar


7.5 uncoated aspirins

9.1/2 oz. apple cider vinegar

11.1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2.1/4 tsp. mint extract

4.Empty bottle with lid

6.3 tsp. dried basil leaves


10.1 peppermint tea bag


Tips & Tricks


Store your homemade toner in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.


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