Green Tea Face Toner

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Last Christmas my sister gifted me with a bunch of essential oils along with a booklet on their various uses, and while I was highly skeptical of the efficacy of a lot of the recipes, the one describing a green tea and essential oil face toner intrigued me.  I decided to give it a try.  I have a hard time regulating the dryness of my skin during the winter months since the prolonged use of moisturizers usually results in breakouts.  I have, for years, been looking for something to balance out my skin. Ironically, I seem to have found it in this simple homemade face toner.  I have been using it since January, and am currently on my second batch.

Green tea acts as the base for this toner, along with some tea tree oil as a gentle cleanser, and lemongrass oil as a natural astringent.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of strongly brewed Green Tea
  • ~ 20 drops of Tea Tree Oil
  • ~ 15 drops of Lemongrass Oil

Directions:

  1. Combine the essential oils with the green tea.  I do this by funneling the green tea into the bottle I am planning on storing my toner in, carefully dropping in my essential oils, sealing the bottle, and gently shaking the ingredients together.
  2. Test the toner on one of your wrists, before using it on your face, to make sure that your skin doesn’t have a bad reaction to any of the oils.
  3. Use the toner daily by pouring a little of it out onto a cotton ball or pad and running it gently over your face.

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