We’ve had quite a few emails lately asking for a face toner recipe. I’ve researched and tried quite a few but always come back to using our Green Goddess Natural Baby Wipe Solution as a toner. It contains Witchhazel which is antiseptic and soothing for inflamed skin and Rosewater which is also antiseptic and anti-bacterial – perfect for cleansing the skin without drying it out.
However, if you or anyone in your family has trouble with acne, you may need to up the ante a bit. Here’s a super soothing toner specifically for acne-prone skin. It’s made from organic green tea, apple cider vinegar, and lavender essential oil.
Green tea is a powerful antioxidant that helps to inhibit the production of sebum. Apple cider is antibiotic, antiseptic and cleans away dead skin cells which clears your pores. Lavender essential oil is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and also has antioxidant properties which help to soothe and nourish the skin.
As a side note .. drinking organic green tea every day will also help fight hormonal acne as it reduces insulin levels responsible for the production of sebum. It also contains antioxidants that are 25 to 100 times more potent than vitamin C which helps to reduce inflammation that’s known to cause acne
Face Toner for Acne Prone Skin
¾ cup strong brewed Organic Green Tea cooled
¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother
8 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Pour the green tea and vinegar into a glass jar or spray bottle and shake to combine, add the essential oils and shake again. Use a reusable make up pad to apply to skin after cleansing.
Store in refrigerator to keep fresh. Will last for two to three weeks.