DIY Beauty: Tea Tree Toner

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Happy Friday Eve!  How are you doing today?  How was your Halloween?  We had a good one over here.  I am glad I was able to write yesterday’s post in advance because it was a whirlwind of activity from the time I got off work until bed.  I picked up the kids and we enjoyed a pizza dinner with my mom before heading out trick or treating (thanks mom for passing out candy to our trick or treaters while we were out).  We just did one street with the babies (that was plenty for them), then brought them home, tucked them in and spent the rest of the night passing out candy.

Wednesday was a pretty normal day, except for the sugar hangover I had from all the Halloween candy, I definitely overindulged a little.

Today I wanted to share something a little different.  As I have gotten older, I have become more and more conscious of what is in the products I use, particularly skin care products.  I have made a few varieties of toners, body scrubs and chapsticks from all natural ingredients, and have really loved the results.  Recently, I have been getting a bit of acne and my skin has been feeling a little dry.  So I whipped up this tea tree toner to spritz or wipe over my face.  It has been so nice and refreshing, and I love that I know exactly what is in it.  It is also super easy to make!

 

Tea Tree Toner

Need:

Fill a spray bottle about 3/4 full of water.  Add vegetable glycerin, tea tree oil and Vitamin E oil (if using).  Shake well before using.  Can be used to lightly mist the face, or spray on a cotton ball and wipe over the face.

Why Tea Tree Oil  (Source: Mayoclinic.org), Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial that can be useful in treating acne.

Why vegetable glycerin (Source: Healthyfocus.org) It helps to moisturize the skin and draw oxygen in, which can contribute to younger looking skin.

Let me know if you give it a try.   Do you make any of your own skin care products?  What are your go-to skincare brands/products?

Hope you have a great day!

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34 thoughts on “DIY Beauty: Tea Tree Toner

  1. Hey Beautiful, I really enjoyed your blog post I was engaged from the beginning to the end really informative …just given your blog a follow looking forward to more …..

  2. This is cool. I should be better about using a spray toner.

    Beautycounter is my go-to and has totally changed my skin! Plus it is safe and doesn’t contain harsh toxic chemicals.

    What candy did you eat the most of? =)

    1. I have not tried Beauty Counter yet, but have heard only amazing things about it!

      I had so many almond joys, we bought some go give out and the kids also seemed to have gotten quite a few of them. What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

  3. Just in time! I was looking for a new, natural toner! Thank you! I already have all the ingredients, except the veggie glycerin. Would you happen to have a substitute, or is there none?

    1. It is not an exact substitution, but you could use a little Apple cider vinegar instead. I don’t usually use acv in facial products because I don’t love the smell, though the smell goes away as it dries and it does have great skincare benefits.

  4. Sounds like a calm Halloween evening! Love the idea of a natural toner. I’ve been using Clinique clarifying lotion #2 since 6th grade and luckily have never experienced acne. It’s pretty pricey though and I only buy it during bonus time at the department stores. It has witch hazel in it, which I’ve seen being sold in drug stores for like $3/bottle. I should probably try something new for price sake, but if it ain’t broke I don’t want to fix it. 🙂 Happy Friday eve!

  5. I’ve never considered making my own beauty products but this seems so easy and simple! I’ve been thinking about adding a toner to my routine since my acne is acting up. Tea tree oil also smells really good in my opinion.

    One of my go to beauty products right now is rosehip seed oil! It’s so moisturizing and sinks into my skin pretty quick.

    1. I like the smell of tea tree oil as well. I will have to look for Rosehip seed oil, where do you buy it? I used to have a lip balm that had rosehip in it and it worked great!

    1. Thanks! Let me know how you like it. I was given a essential oil kit a few years ago for Christmas and it really motivated me to try new things and make some of my own products.

  6. I’ve never thought of making my own products but it would eliminate the worry of allergens being present! Thanks for the idea:)

  7. I LOVE Tea Tree oil! It it so good for so many things. Did you know the smell can also repel insects? This is fantastic as I am allergic to so many insect bites. But yes, I have tried it as a skincare item and it works wonders. Thank you for sharing the info, great post! 😀

  8. Wonderful post. I needed this in my life especially for my winter months when my skin dries out. I also love as you said knowing all of the ingredients that are going onto your skin. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Ohhh I bet this smells amazing! I’m definitely going to try adding some tea tree to my go-to witch hazel toner.

      1. I just use straight up witch hazel as a toner. Try to stick with the non-alcohol kind because my skin is on the dry side to begin with. I’d like to branch out and start mixing in some beneficial essential oils and vitamins to see if it makes a difference.

  10. Yay! Thanks for this! I love doing DIY face products. And I just ran out of my toner so perfect timing! I might add Lavender as well because I know that’s good for clearing skin up as well.

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