Home made skin toner

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Home made skin toner

Post: #124926 mew
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:16 pm

Hi

I want to make my own skin toner since the one I use its ingredients are listed as Water and Lavender Essential Oil.

Not sure what the ratio is. Can anyone help? Dont want to overkill the oil you see.

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Re: Home made skin toner

Post: #124932 Green Aura
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:01 pm

It's unlikely that they only use lavender EO and water - most of the oil won't dissolve and floats.
An excellent skin toner is the water produced from making the EOs - called hydrolats or hydrosols. You can get them from places that sell good quality oils, in all sorts of "flavours" - rose, geranium, lavender, etc. They all have fantastic skincare properties so you just put a bit on coton wool and use neat - you can use them to drink, like an adult version of squash, and cook with them.
I love them, drink them daily and use them in many of my skincare products. Although they're not cheap they're not too expensive either (compared to high st product prices).
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Re: Home made skin toner

Post: #124955 kathleen
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:40 pm

I mix rosewater with a little bit of glycerine in a spray bottle - it's a wonderful toner!

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Re: Home made skin toner

Post: #125023 mew
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:48 pm

thanks ladies x

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Re: Home made skin toner

Post: #125039 ina
Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:47 pm

Best skin toner ever: cold water...
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Re: Home made skin toner

Post: #136716 hippy chick
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:47 pm

I once made skin toner using equal parts alchol and glycerin and then adding a few drops of essential oils... lemon is my favourite to add to toner as it's so fresh!
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Re: Home made skin toner

Post: #136774 farmerdrea
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:25 pm

I collect rainwater and then heat it to steaming, add a big handful of calendula petals to about 1 litre of the rainwater while it's still steaming. Let sit till the water is cool, and strain out the petals. Add to pump spray bottle a few drops each of rose hip oil, lavender oil and tea tree oil and the contents of a capsule of vitamin e oil. I just shake it up each time I use it. I've been using this for about 2 years now and I love the results and the fragrance. The climate is harsh and drying here to close to the ozone hole, it's a real must.

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Re: Home made skin toner

Post: #136777 LBR
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:47 pm

I know someone who just uses green tea.

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Re: Home made skin toner

Post: #138110 theabsinthefairy
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:15 am

I have been making my own skin toner for some years now and find that the best base is tea.

I make chamomile tea, steeped for a full five minutes, then add a couple of drops of tea tree oil for oily skin, then rose hip tea with a couple spoons of glycerine, also lavendar tea makes a fantastic toner. As long as you make the tea boiling hot and then keep in sealed airtight container they will keep for a few weeks, then once you start using them I find they have a shelf life of about 2 to 3 weeks, which is about right for the volume of liquid in a mug!
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Re: Home made skin toner

Post: #143098 TheGoodEarth
Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:37 am

What is skin toner? FYI - I am male. :?

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Re: Home made skin toner

Post: #149356 lazyspice
Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:32 pm

I've been using a 50/50 combo of witch hazel and rosewater for about 20 years - it works out quite cheap, smells lovely and doesn't dry out my skin :thumbright:
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Re: Home made skin toner

Post: #171012 healer
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:00 am

Try eating it instead - a few walnuts, walnut oil on lettuce (very nice) or olive oil. I'm told brazil nuts are good too but expensive. Then its not wasted earth resources!

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Re: Home made skin toner

Post: #171069 Ron and Jean
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:37 pm

You could make your own lavender aromatic water by adding lavender essential oil to water (50 drops per 100ml). Leave it for a week or so in a dark place (in a glass bottle ans essential oils can corrode plastic) and then run it through a paper coffee filter to remove the excess oil. It would be lovely as a mist spray.

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Re: Home made skin toner

Post: #172107 imoet
Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:42 pm

not sure either but cucumber slices are great for puffy or tired eyes &
honey, lime & oat facial scrub is an indian mix I found in a library book .the quakersprobably approve & Hendricks gin with cucumber is great too :mrgreen: [/color]!!

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Re: Home made skin toner

Post: #172174 Broad Bean
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:41 pm

I make my own by steeping dried rose petals in hot water, straining and using. Works a treat and as the petals are dried I can make it all year.


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