DIY Beautifying Toner
Toners give a helping hand to a brighter and healthier look. Using a toner as part of a daily skincare routine is often neglected, but can greatly improve your skin’s appearance. Toners help shrink pores and tighten the skin, adding protection from environmental impurities. They are victorious in combating environmental toxins such as smog, smoke, and other chemical residues. Toners are known for balancing the skin’s potential hydrogen or PH. A balanced PH of the skin reduces oil buildup and infection, leaving you feeling revitalized and fresh. Make sure to put on your Oxygenating Hydro Matrix after your toner has dried to stay hydrated and renewed.
This Beautifying Toner recipe is packed with skin health nutrients that heal, soothe and protect. Enjoy!
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ cup citrus rose water (recipe below) or store-bought rosewater
- ¼ cup aloe vera juice
- Optional - 5 drops Rose Essential Oil (or scent of your choice)
You can either make your own rosewater or purchase it. If you are making your own, be sure to use organic roses, free from pesticides. Wash them thoroughly before you begin.
Citrus Rose Water Ingredients:
- 1 cup rose petals
- 2 teaspoons lemon rind
- 1 ½ cups distilled water
To make the citrus rose water, steep the rose petals and lemon rinds in distilled water by boiling them in a small pot. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and allow it to steep for 45 minutes. Strain the petals and rinds from the water over a bowl using a sieve or cheesecloth. To keep any extra rosewater you have from spoiling you can keep it in the freezer.
Once your citrus rose water has cooled, combine with the lemon juice, aloe vera juice, and essential oil drops if you choose to do so. The rosewater won’t be very fragrant, so adding your own rose oil or skin loving oil of your choice adds a nice touch!
Using a funnel, pour your new toner into a bottle of your choice.
Applying the toner:
Using a cotton ball, dab the toner lightly onto your skin, or spray using a mister bottle. Allow it to soothe and refresh you until it dries. Then gently apply your Hydro Matrix.
About the Ingredients:
The rose water, lemon juice, and aloe vera juice combine to make a vitamin-packed, super-charged toner that has anti-aging and healing properties!
Rose water has been used since the early days of Egypt when Cleopatra was using it for anti-aging and therapeutic benefits. The antioxidants in rose water strengthen skin cells while the anti-inflammatory properties soothe and cool. Rose water is astringent, cleansing and purifying pores, making it perfect for a toner.
Lemon juice and lemon rinds are full of bioflavonoids and vitamins. The vitamin C helps brighten the skin over time, and the antibacterial properties are great for acne and oil prone skin. The lemon mixed with the rose water helps prevent aging by protecting the collagen.
Aloe Vera is anti-inflammatory, soothing and cooling the skin on contact. It has been used for centuries to treat wounds and sunburns. Ancient Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality”. We at Oxygenetix love it so much, it is the base in all Oxygenetix products. To learn more about this amazing plant read our blog article: Aloe - The Plant of Immortality
Thank you for reading our blog and enjoy your new toner!