Homemade Facial Toner Recipes

Homemade facial toner recipes are found below. These recipes are easy to follow, the products easy to make, and the benefits to your skin will be outstanding.

Strawberry Facial Toner

This is an astringent for oily skin.

  • 1/2 cup mashed strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt

Purée the above ingredients in a blender at low speed until they are well mixed and fluffy. Apply the toner mixture to the face and neck areas. Rinse with tepid water after 30 minutes. If the mask is too runny after blending, refrigerate it for one hour prior to use. Make mask the day you plan to use it.

Chamomile and Mint Astringent

This is a non-alcoholic astringent for oily and/or sensitive skin.

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint (or 2 tbs. dried)
  • 2 tbs. dried chamomile flowers, crushed
  • 4 cups water

Combine the listed ingredients in a small saucepan. Boil for 10 minutes, then remove from heat and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Strain the liquid into a jar, cover and refrigerate. This homemade facial toner will keep for two weeks refrigerated. Apply with cotton balls to the skin.

Citrus Homemade Facial Toner

Below is the easy recipe for a citrus astringent.

  • 3 tsp. lemon extract
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol

Combine the ingredients in a small bowl. Transfer to a jar and shake well. That is all that is required to make this facial toner at home.

Store in the refrigerator and will keep up to six months. This astringent or skin toner tightens pores, refreshes skin, and helps remove excess oils from skin.

Cucumber-Lemon Tonic

This is a soothing astringent or skin toner that is great for oily skin. It tightens pores and can be used to soothe sunburns or even as an all natural deodorant.

  • 1 cup of witch hazel
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp. of coarsely chopped cucumber

Mix the above ingredients in a clean glass bottle and then let them set for two days. After that, remove the cucumber. Keep the lotion in a cool place or the refrigerator to use as a splash.

Lemon Facial Toner

Here is another easy recipe for a homemade facial toner using lemon juice.

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 2/3 cup witch hazel

Combine all the ingredients. Pour them into a clean bottle or decorative cosmetics container. Shake well before using. Apply with a clean cotton ball.

Lemon is a strong astringent, dilute with water before using, being careful to keep away from eyes.

Lemon Astringent for Oily Skin

Another recipe using lemon juice as the astringent.

  • 1/2 cup witch hazel
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Mix the witch hazel and lemon juice together. Apply to the face and neck areas with a clean cotton ball.

Lemony Lavender Toner

Toner for the skin using an essential oil.

  • 3 drops lemon oil
  • 3 drops lavender oil
  • 3 tsp. of distilled water

Use a soft cotton ball to massage mixture into the skin after cleansing. Follow with a moisturizer if desired.

Protein Toner for the Face and Neck

Beat together the following ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 egg

Apply to mixture to the face and neck areas. Leave this homemade facial toner on as long as desired. Rinse off with warm water followed by a splash of cold.


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