I love making my own toiletries! It’s wonderful knowing your products are fresh and chemical-free. One of my most recent projects was making my own toner. I used to buy this pretty expensive handmade toner that had calendula petals in it; it smelled great and worked even better but I was looking for a more affordable option that I could customize.
There are a few classic ingredients in homemade toner including witch hazel, aloe, rosewater, apple cider vinegar and more. I took a few of my favorites and combined them into a light and refreshing toner which I spritz on after the shower each morning.
Homemade Facial Toner
- 1/2 cup alcohol-free witch hazel
- 1/4 cup rosewater
- 5-10 drops frankincense essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a glass bottle with a spray top. Shake before each use and spritz on after washing your face.
Make sure you use alcohol-free witch hazel as formulas with added alcohol can cause redness and irritation.
Another great thing about this recipe, of course, is that it’s pretty powerful magick. Witch hazel is traditionally used for protection, rose is associated with love and beauty and frankincense has long been considered to aid spiritual growth. What better combination to spritz on your skin before heading out to face the world?!
What are your favorite toiletries to make from scratch?