DIY Facial Toner with Refreshing Rosewater

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.

DIY Facial Toner with Refreshing Rosewater | The Witch of Lupine Hollow

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?

4 thoughts on “DIY Facial Toner with Refreshing Rosewater

  1. I just made this! I heard rosewater only lasts like 2 weeks before it goes bad. Do you know if that’s true? I love making my foaming soaps but I am working on perfecting a deoderant recipe and a lotion one too.


    1. Sorry for the delay in responding – I never received a notification unfortunately! That is probably true of homemade rosewater – I mostly buy mine at the supermarket because it’s easier and lasts a long time in the refrigerator. This is usually over in the cocktail section as its an ingredient in many recipes. If you make it from scratch though, it’s not going to have any preservatives which is great but means it won’t last long.


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