Easy DIY Face Toner Recipe

Today I am sharing a recipe for an easy toner, it smells so good and it’s fully natural.

What do Facial Toners Do?

Honestly, I have probably never used a toner or really understood what it was for until I started researching how to make my own. Turns out they are so easy and satisfying to make, you can use all natural ingredients, and are really pleasant to use!

You can use toners to remove any further dirt that might still be there after your regular skin cleansing routine. If you include astringent ingredients using a toner can help you reduce the size of pores.


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Easy DIY Facial Toner 

I really enjoy spraying this toner on my skin with a spray bottle or tap it onto the skin with a reusable cotton roundel, which you can also use to remove any excess off at the end.

The aloe vera makes it super refreshing and the witch hazel gives it amazing anti-inflammatory and anti-irritation properties. Here is the recipe:


  • 56% Distilled water: 16.8 g/0/59 oz
  • 20% Aloe vera juice: 6 g/0.21 oz
  • 10% Neroli hydrosol: 3 g/0.10 oz
  • 10% Witch hazel (alcohol free): 3 g/0.10 oz
  • 3% Glycerin: 0.9 g/0.03 oz
  • 1% Preservative of your choice: 0.3 g/0.01 oz

**Recipe ideal for combination skin (makes 30 g/)**


  • Add all the ingredients to a jug and mix well. 
  • Pour the liquid in a spray bottle and shake it.   

You can swap the aloe vera juice and hydrosol with any other flower water. You can also remove the witch hazel if your skin is really dry, or increase the amount if your skin is quite oily. I use the max recommended preservative amount because botanical waters are much more prone to grow bacteria and need better preservation.

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