Ever since my friend Kelly posted a link to this homemade lavender toner, I knew I had to give it a try. I began using witch hazel as a natural toner to clear my pores and help reduce redness after I realized that my nose is perpetually pink. I like how it makes my skin feel, but I don't like how it smells. It has a smoky scent...somewhat reminiscent of tequila and dog treats. Luckily the scent doesn't linger, but I'd still love for it to smell better. Which is why I was so excited about this!
The tutorial is really simple and only requires a few ingredients.
- witch hazel - from Walgreens (about $5 for a 16oz bottle)
- dried lavender buds - from a local health food store (in the bulk bins, super cheap)
- lavender essential oil - from the grocery store in the organic beauty supply section ($10, so a bit pricey, but everything I found online charged for shipping)
- dark glass bottle - from a local health food store ($2)
I think the hardest part was waiting the 2 weeks for it to steep! It smells so good, and it hasn't bothered my skin at all. This will definitely be my go-to toner.
- I just finished a couple of really good books. Like couldn't-put-it-down, read-for-hours-straight-to-finish-it good. Which got (continue reading)»
- After several weeks of bath-taking due to my broken wrist, I noticed a lovely little ring forming around our tub. I decided to (continue reading)»
- How was your Mother's Day? Mine was pretty perfect - with beautiful weather, great company, and delicious food. After a bit of (continue reading)»
- Ever since my friend Kelly posted a link to this homemade lavender toner, I knew I had to give it a try. I began using witch (continue reading)»
- As the date of the Lincoln Marathon got closer and closer, I got more and more sad that I wouldn't be running in it. But just (continue reading)»