DIY Facial Toner

Step away from harmful chemicals and reduce the look of pores without stripping skin of moisture with this nourishing, tea-infused toner.

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Green Tea & Rose Water Toner

Freshen your face naturally with this invigorating green tea toner that features a few of my favorite skin-care superstars. Organic green tea is a rich source of antioxidants and helps to reduce redness and inflammation; rose water soothes and hydrates, leaving skin soft and silky; witch hazel is an astringent that helps to minimize pores and reduce puffiness; and glycerin seals in moisture and forms a protective barrier on the skin.


  • 1/2 tsp organic green tea (TIP: Opt for loose-leaf tea or cut open a tea bag.)
  • 1/4 cup witch hazel
  • 1/2 cup rose water (TIP: Purchase rose water, aka rose hydrosol, at a health food store or herbal dispensary.)
  • 1/2 tsp organic vegetable glycerin

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1. Infuse

To a small jar, add green tea and witch hazel and seal tightly. Allow to infuse for 2 weeks, shaking daily.

2. Strain

Arrange a funnel over a glass bottle or spritz bottle. Using a small strainer, strain witch hazel into funnel; discard tea leaves.

3. Add the Rose Color

To bottle, add rose water and glycerin.

4. Shake it up

Seal and shake to combine. The toner can be stored for up to 1 month in your bathroom cabinet or in the fridge for up to 6 weeks.

TIP: Apply toner using a cotton pad or reusable cloth, or spritz onto face. Use after washing your face and before applying moisturizer.

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