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All-Natural Toner


Making All-Natural Skin Toner is so easy that there was no point in doing a full blown tutorial for it.  This is great if you are prone to break-outs, and isn't drying to your skin like many toners.  Most toners list alcohol as a major ingredient.  Alcohol sucks the moisture right out of your skin.  I'm in my forties.  I need that moisture, thank you.

Here is what you need:
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar (make sure you get one that isn't just white vinegar with apple cider flavoring.  If the ingredient list says "white vinegar", keep looking.  That's the fake stuff.)
1/2 cup Witch Hazel
1 cup Filtered Water
20 drops Tea Tree Oil

That's it.  Mix in all in a jar (preferably a dark colored one).  Apply to skin with a cotton ball after cleansing.  Follow it with All-Natural Skin Salve.  I use herb-infused Apple Cider Vinegar for this, which I show you how to make here.

Here are some of the benefits of the ingredients in this toner:

Apple Cider Vinegar -- contains malic and lactic acids which help soften and exfoliate the skin, reduce red marks and treat acne.  It also tones your skin to its proper pH.

Witch Hazel -- is used to treat wounds, acne, itchy skin and dry skin.  It contains tannins which are astringent and is particularly useful for oily and combination skin.

Tea Tree Oil -- is anti-viral and anti-fungal.  Some studies have shown Tea Tree Oil to be as effective as benzoyl peroxide in treating acne, but without side effects like peeling and redness.  It encourages healing and prevents infections.  It is often added to first aid kits for wound treatment.

There you have it.  Easy Peasy and cheap, too.

Until next time,



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