We’ve DIY’d quite a bit of our personal care products over the last few years, including this easy to make facial toner.
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For SO long, I remember using relatively harsh toners on my skin – from my high school days of Noxzema and Oxy Pads that stung when you wiped them across your face, to more costlier toners that we hoped would help clear up my teenage acne.
As the years have passed, my skin has aged.. and I am understandably more concerned about what I use on my skin each day to help keep it in it’s relatively youthful state (even though I’m pushing 40!)
Most of those commercial toners and facial cleansing wipes on the market today have some questionable ingredients – not to mention fragrance and artificial dye.
Thankfully it’s easier and cheaper to DIY your own using Apple Cider Vinegar. You want to pick up the raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized with the mother (that cloudy substance in the jar).
- The mother is killed when vinegar is processed (heated, filtered, altered)
- The mother is used to make additional vinegar (much like a sourdough starter)
- You can eat and drink the mother – it’s wonderful to add to your water and has a myriad of health benefits
- The mother has natural enzymes and minerals that are beneficial for your skin
Give it a try and you might find that you like this so much more than the varieties in store.
Using Apple Cider Vinegar in your toner can tighten your skin, help even out your tone, balance your pH and even help reduce signs of acne and troubled skin. You can add your choice of Essential Oils to the toner for added skin support:
This facial toner is so much more effective and cheaper in price than any of the commercial toner varieties on the market ~ and Apple Cider Vinegar is a cost effective addition.
Not only does it help with acne and age spots, it can reduce redness and smooth out a dull complexion.
If you are near a Hobby Lobby, they have some pretty inexpensive glass jars with a cork that are perfect for facial toner, not to mention they are frequently on sale for $1.50 or less.
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