The best part about making homemade beauty products- they are completely personalized.
Which flavour would you choose?
Top left- hibiscus & rose. A true beauty toner with astringent flower essences.
Top right- Oat groats, hops, fennel, and some herbal anti-inflammatory leaves. Calming and healing.
Bottom- green tea and lemongrass. Energizing and revitalizing.
Depending on your aromatic preference and what skin type you have, choose plants to suit your needs.
Our skin is our biggest organ, so best believe the nutrients in these plants will enter your blood stream!
Google the plants you are interested in to learn about their energetic properties, and from there you can develop a personalized blend.
I make my toners in 500mL mason jars, filling 3/4 of the jar. I cover the bottom with dried plant matter, as if to make a strong tea.
Brew your plant matter with boiled water. Caution to not burn the delicate constituents of your plants! Make sure to let the water settle a bit first after it is boiled.
Let the decoction steep and then come to room temperature.
Add a pH adjuster and pore tightener, such as a concentrated saline solution, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar and/or witch hazel to help preserve and prevent the mixture from fermenting.
Add essential oils or delicate oils if you like.
Stir or shake the solution and transfer into a spray bottle. You can also apply the toner with a cotton pad / ball.
Store in a cool dark place.