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Who says chemistry can’t be fun? Let’s ditch the chemical-laden toners and embark on a toner-rific adventure of Natural homemade face toners that will not only leave your skin glowing but your spirits soaring also! I’m Priyanka Khurana Goyal, here to show you how to create natural toners, while using the best ingredients for healthy, radiant skin. Get ready for some DIY magic as we explore the benefits, recipes, and of course, answer your burning questions about homemade face toners.

DIY Recipes For Natural Homemade Face Toners

Here are some recipes depending on various skin concerns and skin types. Do try them out in order to see how magical they turn out. 

1. Homemade Toner for Dry Skin:


  • 1/4 cup of rose water
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
  • 2 drops of lavender essential oil


  1. In a clean container, mix 1/4 cup of rose water and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.
  2. Add 2 drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture.
  3. Stir well to ensure that all the ingredients are combined.
  4. Transfer the toner to a spray bottle or airtight container for storage.
  5. To use, spray the toner directly onto your face or apply it with a cotton pad after cleansing.


  • Rose Water: Hydrates and soothes the skin, reduces redness, and provides a refreshing aroma.
  • Aloe Vera Gel: Moisturizes, calms inflammation, and promotes skin healing.
  • Lavender Essential Oil: Soothes dryness, balances skin tone, and adds a relaxing scent.

2. Homemade Toner for Oily Skin: 


  • 1/4 cup of witch hazel
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 3 drops of tea tree essential oil


  1. In a clean container, combine 1/4 cup of witch hazel and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
  2. Add 3 drops of tea tree essential oil to the mixture.
  3. Mix well to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Transfer the toner to a glass bottle or container with a tight lid.
  5. Apply the toner to your cleansed face using a cotton pad or by gently patting it onto your skin.


  • Witch Hazel: Tightens pores, controls excess oil, and reduces inflammation.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Balances pH levels, fights acne-causing bacteria, and exfoliates the skin.
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil: Clears blemishes, regulates oil production, and has antimicrobial properties.

3. Homemade Toner for Sensitive Skin: 


  • 1/2 cup of chamomile tea (cooled)
  • 1 tablespoon of witch hazel
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin


  1. Brew a cup of chamomile tea and allow it to cool completely.
  2. In a sterilised bottle, combine 1/2 cup of the cooled chamomile tea, 1 tablespoon of witch hazel, and 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin.
  3. Close the bottle and shake well to ensure all the ingredients are mixed.
  4. Apply the toner to your cleansed face using a gentle patting motion or a cotton pad.


  • Chamomile Tea: Calms irritation, reduces redness, hence provides anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Witch Hazel: Soothes sensitive skin, reduces redness, and minimize pore appearance.
  • Vegetable Glycerin: Moisturizes, improves skin elasticity, and indeed acts as a humectant.

4. Natural Toner for Glowing Skin: 


  • 1/4 cup of green tea (cooled)
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey


  1. Prepare a cup of green tea and let it cool down.
  2. In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup of the cooled green tea, 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of raw honey.
  3. Stir the ingredients together until well combined.
  4. Pour the toner into a sterilised bottle or container for storage.
  5. Apply the toner to your face using a cotton pad or by gently patting it onto your skin.


  • Green Tea: Rich in antioxidants, tightens pores, and rejuvenates the skin.
  • Lemon Juice: Brightens complexion, evens out skin tone, and acts as a natural astringent.
  • Raw Honey: Provides hydration, softens the skin, and has antibacterial properties.

5. Homemade Facial Toner with Witch Hazel: 


  • ½ cup of witch hazel
  • ½ cup of distilled water
  • Your choice of essential oil (optional)


  1. In a clean bottle, combine equal parts witch hazel and distilled water. For example, you can mix 1/2 cup of witch hazel with 1/2 cup of distilled water.
  2. If desired, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil for added fragrance and benefits.
  3. Secure the bottle with a tight lid and shake well to mix the ingredients.
  4. Store the toner in a cool, dark place.
  5. Apply the toner to your cleansed face using a cotton pad or by spritzing it directly onto your skin.


  • Witch Hazel: Balances oil production, tones the skin, and minimises the appearance of pores.
  • Distilled Water: Provides hydration and also serves as a neutral base for the toner.
  • Essential Oil (optional): Can add a pleasant fragrance and offer additional skin benefits based on the chosen oil.

Precautions for Using Homemade Face Toners:

  • Perform a patch test before using a homemade face toner to check for any allergic reactions or skin sensitivities.
  • Avoid applying toners near the eyes or mucous membranes in order to prevent irritation.
  • If you experience any discomfort, redness, or irritation after using a toner, discontinue use and consult a dermatologist.
  • Use essential oils in homemade toners in moderation and consider their potential effects on your skin, as some oils may cause sensitivities or reactions.
  • Avoid using ingredients that may be harsh or irritating to your skin, such as alcohol, fragrances, artificial colours, or citrus juices.
  • Store homemade toners in a cool, dark place to maintain their freshness and effectiveness.
  • Discard toners if they change in colour, texture, or develop an unpleasant odour, as this may indicate spoilage or bacterial growth.

Benefits of Natural Homemade Face Toners:

When it comes to skincare, going all natural is the way to go. Just like Homemade face washes and homemade moisturisers, homemade facial toners offer numerous benefits for different skin types. Take a look at why they should be a staple in your beauty routine:

  • Personalized Solutions: Homemade natural toners allow you to tailor the ingredients to your specific skin needs, whether you have dry, oily, or sensitive skin.
  • Chemical-Free: Say goodbye to harsh chemicals found in commercial toners. Homemade versions are indeed free from synthetic ingredients, reducing the risk of irritation and adverse reactions.
  • Nourishing and Hydrating: Natural toners often contain ingredients like aloe vera, rose water, and chamomile tea, which further provide hydration and nourishment to the skin.
  • Balancing Properties: Homemade toners help balance the skin’s pH level, while promoting a healthier complexion and reducing excess oil production.
  • Tightens Pores: Witch hazel, a common ingredient in natural toners, acts as a natural astringent, which also helps in tightening pores and giving the skin a smoother appearance.
  • Soothes and Calms: Essential oils like lavender and chamomile have soothing properties, helping to calm irritated skin and also reduce redness.
  • Affordable and Sustainable: Making your own toners is cost-effective and environmentally friendly, as you can reuse containers therefore avoid single-use packaging.



Congratulations! You’re now equipped with the knowledge and DIY recipes to create natural homemade face toners tailored especially for your skin’s needs. Say goodbye to chemical-laden products while embracing the power of nature for healthy, radiant skin. Remember, skincare can be both effective and entertaining when we take a fun and earth-friendly approach. So, grab your mixing bowls, get creative, and let your skin reveal the benefits of these homemade toners.

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