I have been using this all natural & very inexpensive facial toner for over a decade. This was the first DIY beauty product I made and I've been hooked ever since. This toner is super simple, inexpensive, and effective!
The Right Kind of Vinegar
It needs be raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with the mother. Find it here. You will see a dark, cloudy substance in your jar. That's the mother. Here's a bit about the mother:
- The mother is the result of natural enzymes and minerals in the vinegar.
- The mother is killed when the vinegar is over processed, over heated, pasteurized, filtered, and altered. That's why I use raw vinegar.
- The mother is used to make more vinegar (hence the name "mother").
- You can eat, drink, & use the mother topically. It's very safe and nutritious.
What is a Facial Toner?
The purpose of a skin toner is to:
- Tighten skin
- Reduce pore size
- Remove excess oil
- Dissolve dead skin cells
- Even out skin tones (including lighten age & sun spots)
- Reduce acne
- Balance skin pH levels
- Works for all skin types
Apple cider vinegar does all of that! Read more about the many health benefits of vinegar here.
What About the Smell??
Don't worry! It goes away very quickly. I don't even notice it. My husband, who hates the smell of vinegar, never notices it either. The smell is gone by the time the vinegar dries (within a few minutes).
How to Use
- To make:
- Mix 1 part vinegar with 2 parts water (you can eyeball it -- fill your bottle 1/3 of the way with vinegar then fill with water)
- Optional: Add about 10 drops of essential oils. My favorites are:
- Store in a squeeze or spray bottle
- To use:
- You can use your toner in the morning and/or night
- Wash & dry your face & neck (I use these moisturizers and cleansers)
- Apply the toner with a cotton rounds (disposable or reusable)
- Avoid your eyes
- Allow to dry for a few minutes
- Apply moisturizer and/or makeup as usual (I use these moisturizers and cleansers)