How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar Skin Toner
DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Skin Toner
Since I added this apple cider vinegar skin toner to my skin care products, my skin is smoother and more youthful looking… YAH!
My routine is a lot easier too. At night, I clean my face with my Lavender Makeup Remover Pads, and exfoliate with this simple DIY Honey and Sugar Exfoliating Scrub , use this Apple Cider Vinegar Skin Toner and add my 3-Ingredient Facial Oil Moisturizer … that’s it! Talk about simple!
In the morning, I wash my face with plain water, apply my makeup and I’m ready for the day.
Honestly, I wasn’t really sold on natural skincare at first. For years, I had used the same 4-steps, but I was using the big brand name and most expensive products.
I really doubted that using an apple cider vinegar toner couldn’t possibly be as good as my expensive store-bought one.
Then, it hit me…
Why did I think that adding synthetic (and expensive!) chemicals to my skin somehow would be a good thing?
If you’re like me, you’ve seen major improvements in the way you feel when you started eating more whole/organic foods and less processed foods. But have you thought about all the chemical concoctions that you are putting on your face, your skin and your hair?
Here’s why using apple cider vinegar can be great for your skin, and how you can make your own apple cider vinegar skin toner.
For thousands of years, women have been taking care of their skin by using:
- Avocado, palm oil, olive oils, and spices for moisturizing,
- Animal fats and salts for cleansing,
- Botanical waters and natural astringents for “freshening” the skin
I can even remember my Grandmother having a bottle of witch hazel on the window sill above the sink.
Look at the bottle of toner in your makeup drawer… the ingredients are most likely a chemical soup of alcohol, astringents, fragrances, parabens, hydrogenated oils, and other junk.
Here just a partial list of chemicals found in facial toners:
None of the above are even close to being necessary for you to have clear, beautiful skin.
Why should you use an apple cider vinegar skin toner?
Apple Cider Vinegar is the by-product of fermented apples which we know are loaded with potassium, pectin, malic acid and calcium. The fermentation process adds even more beneficial acids and enzymes.
Apple Cider Vinegar is both antiseptic and antibacterial, and works wonders for skin infections and conditions like acne and eczema… making it a great facial toner.
Best of all… it’s inexpensive and contains none of the conventional chemical garbage.
DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Skin Toner
Sensitive skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 4 parts water
Normal/dry skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water
Oily skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 1 part water
Note: One “part” is any measurement you chose to use. So, if you’re using the sensitive skin ratio… the mix would be 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar and 4 tbsp water.
Adding essential oils: Adding 3 drops of the essential oils to 8 oz. of toner, will increase the nourishing properties of your toner depending on which essential oil you use.
Using tea tree oil will add additional anti-inflammatory benefits, while using lavender oil will provide a more aromatic, soothing experience. Again… use 3 drops per 8 oz of toner.
Mix the ingredients together and store in a glass container. This toner doesn’t need to be refrigerated.
To apply: AFTER you clean your face….use a cotton square and lightly rub it on. You can put the toner in a spray bottle and spray a light mist directly on your skin. Don’t rinse it off. You can use this several times a day to keep your skin freshened.
IMPORTANT: Do a patch test on your skin to see how your skin responds. You should start with using the sensitive skin ratio first to see if that’s the best for your skin. If it seems to be weak, slowly increase the ratio of apple cider vinegar to water.
Don’t use more than a 1:1 ratio of apple cider vinegar to water.
Will you give Apple Cider Vinegar Skin Toner a try?
Join the conversation below and let me know how it works for you!