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I spray a toner on my face as part of my 5-step beauty routine(ok, 4 step, fine 3-step!).

Toner is essential to having a good skin as it closes the pores making sure that dust and pollution doesn’t get under the skin.  I used to buy the toners from Neals Yard remedies (they do have beautiful skin care products) but since I started making toners at home, I haven’t bought a toner in years!

I mean they are so easy to make and I can make any fragrance I want at a fraction of price, so makes complete sense to make them at home. Moreover, once you make a batch, they last for months.

Normally three toners on the go: rose toner for going out, lavender toner for night time and peppermint toner to give my skin bit of a wake up in the mornings.

I am sharing the recipe for the lavender toner that I make at home so please try it and let me know what you think.

Course Beauty Products, Skin Care
Cuisine European, Indian
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar organic preferably
  • 3/4 cup distilled water use store bought or see steps below to make at home
  • 1/4 cup witch hazel solution
  • 2 tbsp lavender dried or fresh
  • 3-4 drops lavender essential oil


Make Distilled Water (optional)

  • Fill a large pot (with  a fitted lid) with water and place a large bowl inside the water. Make sure to use a bowl which can withstand high temperatures
  • Bowl should have high sides and a large mouth. The sides of the bowl should be high enough so that the boiling water does not enter the bowl.
  • Set the pan with bowl inside on high heat. Cover and bring to boil
  • As the water boils, it will evaporate and steam will stick to the bottom of the cover. As the steam cools, the water droplets will collect inside the bowl
  • Once all the water has evaporated, turn off the heat
  • Once the bowl has cooled down, remove it from the pan. Your distilled water is ready!
  • To make one 3/4 of distilled water, you will need 3-4 cups of water in the pan as some of the water will evaporate

Make Toner

  • Wash the lavender with tap water to completely remove dust and dirt. Wash it again in 1/4 cup distilled water.
  • After washing the lavender, soak the lavender in the remaining  distilled water (1/2 cup) for 30 minutes.
  • Strain the water and throw away the lavender
  • Mix together the witch hazel, lavender water and essential oil
  • Store the toner in glass bottle with a spray nozzle
  • Spray on your face right after washing and drying your face and before applying moisturiser


To hasten the process of making distilled water, you can put ice cubes on top of the cover.  The ice cubes will convert the steam clinging to the bottom of the pan cover into water droplets quickly.
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