Tuesday, August 4, 2015

DIY Soothing Facial Toner

I love beauty do-it-yourself projects. I feel that beauty tonics and potions that you make yourself work a little better than products you purchase. Ever since I have been on the hunt for better, safer, all-natural beauty products, I have been falling back on making my own beauty products. The simple ways of DIY is what I am looking for in beauty products, because I control what I put in those bottles, and I can make it according to my own standards. Lately, I have been using witch hazel and a drop of tea tree oil on a cotton ball for toning my face, and I thought to just make my own toner with everything that I need mixed together. Using a drop of tea tree oil everyday for toning my face seems a little wasteful with these oils, so instead, I mixed up a batch of lavender and tea tree facial toner so I can use a little bit of everything that nourishes my skin at once. Here is how to make your own...

This very simple, beautifying facial toner is soothing, and healing. I used it the minute I made it, and I love how it makes my skin clean, and my skin is happy when it is clean. To be honest, I have been having the worst skin issues lately, and I am constantly trying keep myself calm in order to fix it. It is completely internal, and I feel like I will drive myself even more crazy trying to fix this problem. So I make my own beauty products to use on the outside to make myself feel well on the inside. Nourishing your skin on the outside is never, never wrong. It is highly encouraged, and using this all-natural toner is the perfect way to nourish, clean, and take care of your skin from the outside. 
Here is what you need: 
-6 oz. witch hazel
-10 drops of lavender essential oil
-10 drops of tea tree essential oil
-5 drops of frankincense essential oil
-30 drops of pure, liquid aloe vera
-spray bottle, preferrably glass

In the spray bottle, mix together the ingredients, and gentle tilt the bottle forward and backward to mix the oils, aloe vera, and witch hazel together. Spray directly onto skin, or apply by using a cotton a ball. 
Tea tree essential oils has cleansing properties  that help fight against blemishes, and other skin issues, while lavender essential oil helps soothe irritated skin, and frankincense helps prevent against again, blemishes, and helps heal. Witch hazel is awesome at cleansing, and soothing. It doesn't just have to be used on the face, it can be used on cuts, scrapes, sun burns, or irritated skin. Basically anytime the skin is disturbed, you can use this toner on the areas affected. This toner will soothe and clean those unfortunate mishaps. The aloe vera in this toner aids in hydration, healing, lightens up dark spots, and brightens up dull skin. 
The issue I am dealing with is bigger than a few blemishes on my skin, it is the fact that I have no idea how to relax, and how to release stress and worry. I don't even know what I stress about, my body just doesn't shut off from worrying and stressing, and I need to correct that. This week, I finding ways to keep me smiling, to keep the stress away, and to focus on lighter subjects. This Lavender and Tea Tree Soothing Facial Toner is fantastic, and it helps cleanse your skin on the outside, which is much needed after a long day. I love sharing these essential oil, beauty, do-it-yourself projects. I am so passionate about these oils, and I love sharing the many ways that they can help improve your wellness and bettering. 

If you have any questions about essential oils, or how to get started with essential oils, please feel free to leave a comment below. I love talking about these amazing oils! 

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