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Best Homemade Face Toner For Naturally Flawless Skin

Updated: November 23, 2019

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Best Homemade Face Toner For Naturally Flawless Skin

Every woman likes to have smooth, soft skin which radiates amongst others and sets them apart from the crowd. The basic skin care routines like cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing play the important role to make skin radiant and glowing. Cleansing is the most important part of skin care but there is a way we can naturally cleanse and tone our skin simultaneously. Toning is the most vital step to get rid of many skin flaws like excess oil production, blackheads, acne and clogged pores. There are many benefits of homemade face toner for toning skin like

  • It helps to maintain skin’s pH balance.
  • It shrinks skin pores.
  • It prevents acne and blackheads.
  • It unclogs skin pores.
  • It removes dirt and helps in controlling excess sebum production.
  • It does not contain harsh chemicals.
  • It is cheaper.

Why is this Homemade Face Toner best?

The homemade face toner becomes more effective when it is made with powerful ingredients like green tea, apple cider vinegar, and essentials oils. Let’s take a look at what are the benefits of homemade face toner made with these ingredients.

Green Tea

When it comes to skin health, drinking and applying it on skin has been found to delay aging, protect the skin from UV rays, improve skin tone, and reduce acne. It is loaded with antioxidants which can fight inflammation and bacteria. Antioxidants present in green tea help prevent free radical damage and encourage healing of cells, which fight signs of premature aging like age spots, wrinkles, and sun damage. Green tea acts as an astringent which shrink pores and helps to reduce the production of sebum. It’s antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and astringent properties help to fight both acne and blackheads when applied topically and also help shrink blood vessels around the delicate eye area, alleviating swelling and puffiness.

Homemade face toner

Apple Cider Vinegar

It is a natural astringent. It naturally tightens the skin, shrink large pores and reduce inflammation due to acne. Potassium in apple cider vinegar helps skin to be hydrated and clear from zits. It unclogs skin pores and exfoliates the dead skin cells and helps to remove dark spots and scars. It has the ability to balance skin pH and also helps in controlling overproduction of sebum.

Tea Tree Oil

Its antibacterial and antiviral properties kill bacteria and virus causing acne, blackheads, and whiteheads. Anti-microbial and antiseptic properties of tea tree oil kill harmful microbes and protect wounds from getting infected. It has unique disinfecting and soothing properties and, unlike other acne treatments, tea tree oil will not strip your skin of its natural oils and cause further damage.

Homemade face toner

Procedure for Best Homemade Face Toner

Best Homemade Face Toner For Naturally Flawless Skin
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Provide nutrients to your skin with this homemade face toner which helps to remove acne, blackheads, wrinkles, dark spots and minimizes large pores.
Recipe type: Face Toner
Cuisine: DIY, Beauty
  • ¾ cup brewed green tea
  • ¼ cup raw apple cider vinegar (Buy From Here)
  • 5 drops of tea tree essential oil (or your favorite essential oil) (Buy From Here)
How to make
  1. Boil ¾ cup of water and drop in the 2-3 green tea bag and let it sit until cool.
  2. Remove tea bag and squeeze out excess water from the tea bag.
  3. Now mix ¼ cup of raw apple cider vinegar to brewed ¾ cup of green tea.
  4. Pour the mixture into a bottle and add 5 drops of tea tree essential oil into it.
  5. Mix well.
  6. You can use it immediately or use it for a week after storing it in a refrigerator.
How to use
  1. Apply the toner to your freshly cleansed skin using a cotton ball or pad, avoiding the eye area.
  2. Apply usual, daily oil-free moisturizer after the toner has dried.
  3. You can also keep it overnight and then rinse it in the morning.
  4. Always shake the bottle before applying toner on face. Repeat daily.
1. Apple cider vinegar does not smell great. Once the toner dries on your face, the smell almost completely dissipates, in my opinion. If the smell does bother you too much, let the toner dry on your face and then rinse if from your face quick with a splash or two of water, before applying your moisturizer.

2. This may sting on sensitive skin, any wound, and scratched pimples but if it stings more than 1-2 minutes, immediately remove the mask from the face and clean it with water and apply aloe vera or witch hazel.
Always do a patch test before applying it.

Best Homemade face toner

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  • Reply
    March 20, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Do I only use the toner after refrigerating for a week or can I use immediately ?

    • Reply
      March 23, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Hi Maxine,
      You can use the toner immediately. If you keep the toner in the refrigerator you can use it for a week.

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    July 24, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Hi Manta can I use the solution to remove eye makeup

    • Reply
      July 30, 2018 at 5:44 am

      Hi patricia, I would not recommend you to use it around the eye area because it contains apple cider vinegar and its not good for the eyes.

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    July 30, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    I make my own toner using rose water, witch hazel and white vinegar. Then i use teatree, grapefruit, juniper and sandalwood essential oils with a squirt of vitamin E oil, My skin is very dry

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      August 22, 2018 at 7:46 am

      Hi Doreen, I think vinegar is making your skin dry. I would suggest you apply the toner using rose water and witch hazel only. And also, there is no carrier oil in your face serum. Adding carrier oil like argan, olive, rosehip, hemp seed and almond oil with essential oils like tea tree, grapefruit, juniper will help your skin moisturized and hydrated. Choose any oils to add in your face serum.

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    August 28, 2018 at 2:23 am

    I have acne prone/combination-oily skin type. I cleanse my skin with 100 % raw-unrefined coconut oil and tone with this exact toner you provided except I added lavender oil as well. Is this okay? Also what would you recommend for a moisturizer for my skin type bc currently I don’t have one.

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      September 3, 2018 at 6:34 am

      Hi Cassandra, I would suggest you replace the coconut oil with other oils like castor, olive, evening primrose or almond. Coconut oil can clog the skin pores and has the higher comedogenic rating. But, if it suits you then you can continue the application. Also, I have made a skin moisturizer for oily and combination skin. Here is the link –

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    April 19, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    I prepared a facial toner for my friend, with acv, green tea,basil leaf and some essential oils, but she has been complaining of the toner cause more pimples on her face, what do you think went wrong? Because am confused myself

    • Reply
      May 23, 2019 at 8:00 am

      A few might get pimples after the usage of the ACV toner. If this persists for more than 2 weeks then you should stop using it. ACV works by removing the dirt from pores which sometimes comes in the form of pimples which goes off within 2 weeks.

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