I’ve never really been big into all of the hype of beauty products in general. I see people using 10+ different creams, toners, soaps, moisturizers, etc. on their face 2x a day, and I’m not quite sure I understand. Is this necessary? For me I’m just a water kind of girl, like seriously, I pretty much only put water on my face. My skin is so super sensitive to chemicals that it’s just not in the cards for me.
However, since I have been using essential oils, I have discovered some really great things about them. For example, lemon and frankincense can lighten your skin and even out your skin tone, rosemary can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and more! While I have a great complexion, I have very uneven skin tone due to melasma from pregnancy. But I have found a way to aid in this by using essential oils! I am so excited about this because my skin is not sensitive to them at all, they are vegan, made 100% from plants, pure therapeutic grade oils, and I only need a few drops!
I have been doing two things to help my face in the past few weeks. I created a skin lightening/evening cream made with coconut oil, melaleuca, lemon, lavender, and frankincense essential oils. I have also created this AMAZING skin toner!
Skin toners are so great, and have wonderful benefits! But don’t forget, they are not all alike. Common skin toners often include sodium laurel sulfates, petroleum, synthetic fragrance, acetone, lanolin, phthalates, and more! This is not good, and I do not want that on my skin! Did you know your skin is the largest organ in your body, and whatever you put on it can enter your bloodstream within 4 minutes. Now just take a moment to think of all the things you put on your skin…
So I have come up with a super simple, all natural, zero waste, homemade DIY toner that will not only improve you skin, but it can also:
- Reduce the size of your pores. (All)
- Even your skin tone. (Frankincense)
- Balances the pH of your skin. (Apple Cider Vinegar)
- Prevent ingrown hairs. (Apple Cider Vinegar, Melaleuca)
- Gently cleans. (All)
- Adds a thin layer of protection. (Frankincense)
- Reduces the chance of breakouts. (Melaleuca, Rosemary)
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles. (Rosemary)
- Brighten your skin. (Frankincense.
- And more…
So here it is
All Natural, Chemical Free, Zero Waste, Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Toner
1 cup (8 oz.) water
2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar (Make it yourself! Find the recipe here.)
5 drops dōTERRA Melaleuca Essential Oil
2 drops dōTERRA Frankincense Essential Oil
1 drop dōTERRA Rosemary Essential Oil
Mix together in a small spray bottle or jar. Apply to a cotton facial round (preferably reusable) and evenly apply to your face.
Watch the magic happen!
Now, I know essential oils can seem very expensive, but if you purchase a pure therapeutic grade oil, each drop is only a few cents, and usually you only need a few drops. This toner only cost me $1.02 at my wholesale cost! (25% off)
Total – $1.02
Now that’s an all natural, chemical free bargain – wouldn’t you say?
If you want to get the same discount I do on essential oils, click here and sign up for your own wholesale account! I’d love to be your oily mentor and share all my tips and tricks with you too!