This page provides all natural facial toner and astringent recipes which you can try. Always test a small area of the skin with the product to ensure that the skin is not sensitive to the ingredients used.
Rosewater Skin Toner
To prepare rosewater, first gather fresh rose blossoms. Do this during the morning, after the dew has evaporated. Place the petals in a glass, stainless steel, or enamel saucepan and cover them with distilled water. Weigh the floating petals down with a heat-resistant glass dish. Place the pan over low heat and allow the pot to release steam for at least an hour. You should begin to see drops of rose oil floating on the surface of the water. Do not allow the water to boil. When the water has taken on a rosy hue, feels thick and soft, and shows evidence of rose oil on its surface, strain the liquid through a tea strainer, using your fingers to press all the liquid from the petals. Store in refrigerator.
Apply to the face with a cotton ball.
NEVER use rose petals that have been sprayed with any kind of pesticide for making rosewater!! Consider using only enough distilled water to cover the rose petals. Otherwise, the solution becomes more dilute. Please remember to use only the petals, not the sepals, stamens, or green foliated bracket holding the petals in their grouping.
Simple Skin Toner
Mix 1 cup witch hazel, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 tsp. mint extract.
Drop in some fresh peppermint leaves (optional).
Dab on your face with a cotton ball to hydrate skin and remove excess dirt from pores.
Clean face thoroughly using any natural cleanser. Apply raw eggwhites to the skin and leave on for at least 15 minutes.
Wash off with tepid water.