At night, toner is great for removing the final traces of makeup. In the morning, it cleans the skin of all oils and impurities that have built up overnight, without drying out the skin, and gently reviving it. As well as being astringent, it prepares the skin for the products you apply next. Used during the day, it can simply refresh the skin. In short, an amazing and multi-functional product! Here is how to make your own.
What you need:
- 30 g white clay (which is gentler than green clay)
- 240 mls of spring water
- 3 drops of lavender essential oil (for skin conditions)
- 3 drops of grapefruit essential oils (to firm the skin)
- 3 drops of rosemary cineole essential oil (a stimulant)
- 6 drops of peppermint essential oil (refreshing, antibacterial, anti-fatigue, fights infections, etc.)
- An empty glass bottle, clean and sterilised
- Optional: 2 to 3 drops of cosgard (a preservative that will allow you to keep the product at room temperature, as well as being antibacterial and antifungal)
1) Pour the clay into a container and add the water.
2) Next add the essential oils as well as the cosgard (this final ingredient is not necessary if you keep the toner in the fridge).
3) Pour it all into the glass bottle, and be sure to shake well before each use.
4) In order to use the toner, soak some cotton wool in the solution and apply it to your face in circular movements going from the middle of your face outwards. Avoid the eye area.
5) Leave it to dry. If you notice white traces, dab with water.