Why Use An Essential Oil Toner Instead Of A Store Purchased Toner?

Why use an essential oil toner instead of a store purchased toner? This is a very good question. You may or may not be the DIY type person or you may be lacking time to create your own essential oil beauty products but I assure you the investment in time to create your own essential oil toner will save you money and be better for your overall health compared to picking up some brand name toner from the beauty department at the mall.


You can create your own essential oil toner with as little as 3 ingredients. The best part about this is you know what you are putting in your toner, you know what you are applying to your skin. Your skin is your largest organ and what you apply to the surface of your skin, whether it be a toner, body wash or sunscreen is absorbed by your skin, into your bloodstream and circulated throughout your body. Knowing the number of harmful chemicals and toxins that are in beauty product we purchase from malls, pharmacies or other direct sales companies may over time affect your health.

Learning more about that is in the products we are purchasing and replacing them with a more natural approach has been a passion of mine for several years now. I count on essential oils, something that has been around for centuries in many of my homemade cleaning products, beauty products. I also use essential oils every day for my emotional health. Very very rarely will you ever see me reach for an Advil when I have a headache, I rely on a more natural approach each time like peppermint essential oil. I truly believe the effort I put in today will help me pressure my health long into the future.

Why you need an essential oil toner

I really didn’t get too serious about skincare until my mid thirties. Being fair skinned I always seem to burn in the sun and then the skin peels away. When I was a kid, I thought this was really cool, how big could I peel the skin off from a sunburn. Here in Ontario, summer doesn’t seem to last as long as we would like, but my face and body that is exposed to the skin , into a giant freckles come the summer time. I”m really very low maintenance person. I’m a busy mum of two tweens and I run a home daycare. Majority of the time I have a ponytail in my hair and no makeup, because 4 year olds don’t care if you have your makeup on. LOL. A very bad habit I got into was because I didn’t wear make up I didn’t make it a priority to wash my face every night. As I entered my 30’s and started to deal with a bit of adult acne and some combination skin problem areas I knew it was time to start paying more attention to my skin health.

Using this essential oil toner on your face after you have washed your face, will help you to remove any build up on your skin as well as balance the PH level of your skin to fight acne and blemishes. Also beneficial in removing dead skin cellsitsleaving your skin with a youthful glow.

How to make your own personal essential oil toner with 3 ingredients

Let’s keep this facial toner simple, with only 3 ingredients it won’t take you more than a few minutes to make this up in a glass jar and should last you several weeks.

Witch Hazel - Witch Hazel is used in this essential oil toner as a natural astringent, Witch Hazel will clean the dirt from your face and skin, reduce the size and appearance of your pores. Witch Hazel is a natural product made from the leaves and bark of a tree.

Vitamin E oil - Vitamin e oil is a fat soluble oil that is able to fight free radicals with the antioxidant benefits it offers. This helps to reduce wrinkles, aging lines and dark spots in the skin.

Essential oils - There are a number of essential oils that are fabulous for the skin. Choosing 1 in this essential oil toner is very simple. Or if you feel called to add more to your toner to make it a bit more complex and address personal skin concerns that is totally ok too, that's why this essential oil toner recipe is customizable for you.

  • Frankincense Essential oil - Can protect skin cells from the aging process, reducing the size of pores, preventing wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth and eyes as well as tightening the skin appearance.
  • Lavender Essential oil - A soothing and healing essential oil. Perfect for redness, inflammation or puffiness in the skin.

Rosemary Essential oil - Rosemary has several vitamins in it that are good for the skin such as iron & calcium as an antioxidant essential oil Rosemary can assist your skin with circulation of the skin and puffiness. Also leaves a lasting glow and youthfulness to the face and skin.

How to make your own Essential Oil Toner

Gather the supplies you will need

Follow these steps:

Add in 1 oz of your Witch hazel to your glass dropper bottle

Add in 1 oz of your Vitamin E oil to your glass dropper bottle

Add in 10 Drops of essential oils in TOTAL ( if you are only using 1 essential oil it would be 10 drops of that oil, if you are using 2 essential oils it would be 5 drops each)

Shake well before each use and add a label.

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How to use your essential oil toner in your skin care routine.

You're going to follow this skin care routine each morning while you are getting ready for your day as well as each evening before you go to bed. Within only a few weeks, this will seem like second nature and you’ll start to notice wonderful results in your skin's appearance and how it feels.

Wash your face with a cleanser- I really like and use this purifying cleanser

Using a cotton cosmetic swab apply your essential oil toner to your face, neck, and chest

Finish off by moisturizing your face with a natural customizable face serum ( recipe found here) 

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