Friday, January 14, 2011


Greetings, beautiful naturals...I can't express how important it is to incorporate a toner into your facial cleansing regimen. Let's face it, we all want clear, smooth, blemish free skin...and it is absolutely attainable. Before we get into different ways to mix up your toner, let's take a look at the importance and benefits of using a natural toner.

Benefits of Natural Toners:
  • Making your own toner allows you the pleasure of controlling what goes onto your beautiful skin.
  • Toners give the skin a FINAL CLEANSING, TIGHTENS PORES AND PROTECTS the skin from environmental pollutants.
  • Natural toners infuse the skin with nutrients in addition to restoring the skin's natural PH levels.
  • Natural toners keep the skin tissue hydrated while stimulating the skin cells to promote cell regeneration.
  • Help remove impurities on your skin and help keep infections at bay.
  • By closing the pores, natural toners give the skin a smooth look and feel.

Now that we've covered the wonderful benefits of using a natural toner, let's talk about the different ways to create your own O'Natural toner.


Green Tea/Apple Cider this is the mixture that I use and I can't rave enough about it.
  • 2oz Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 oz distilled water (this you will boil and add 3 green tea bags to and steep for 20 minutes, then let cool.)
  • 10 drops of Jojoba Oil
  • 5 drops of Tea Tree Oil
  • 5 drops of Lemon Grass Oil (this is optional. I add it to dilute the smell of the vinegar and it has wonderful antibacterial properties)
  • Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle. Be sure to shake well before each use, as natural elements tend to seperate.
Tea Tree Toner:
  • 2oz of Witch Hazel
  • 5 drops of Tea Tree Oil
  • 10 drops of Jojoba Oil
Aloe Vera/Green Tea Toner: (excellent for dry skin)
  • 2 oz Aloe Vera juice/gel
  • 2 oz distilled water (boil, add 3 green tea bags, steep for 20 min. allow to cool)
  • 5 drops of Sweet Orange Oil
  • 5 drops of Vegetable Glycerin
  • 5 drops of Lavender Oil
Rosewater Toner:
  • 1 -1/4 cups of Rose water (now you can buy rose water already prepared, just be sure that it is pure rose water and distilled water ONLY. Or you can follow the method below on how to prepare your own rose water)
  • 6-8 drops of Glycerin (Use less glycerin if your skin is oily. More if your skin is dry)
  • 3/4 cups of Witch Hazel
  • This combination makes 2 cups. Combine and transfer into a spray bottle for ease of use.
Directions on How To Make Rose Water:
  • 2 cups of firmly packed fresh rose petals.
  • 2 -1/4 of water, distilled preferably.
  • Place the rose petals in a sauce pan and cover with water. Simmer over low heat until water is reduced by half. Let cool and strain out the petals. Store in a sterile jar or bottle.
Note: Add a Vitamin E capsule or 2-3 drops of Rosemary Oil as a preservative to any natural toner.

where to buy: any local health food store: Whole Foods, Green Life, Vitamin Shoppe, Earthfare


  1. Will this expire? How long is it good for?


  2. Greetings, Anon..I always store my mixture in the fridge for a little longer preservation. I always discard after 3 weeks..hope this helps

  3. Greetings, In making the ACV/Green Tea Toner can I substitute the tea tree oil for something else?

  4. Greetings, do you know an effective product in reducing brown spots on the face?


  5. Greetings, do you use your Braggs ACV or just regular ACV?