Here is a simple green tea toner recipe that helped my skin in many ways. If you do not have essential oil with you, just skip it. Green tea by itself has tons of benefits as i have mentioned below. You do not have to spend much to get healthy skin. Make this DIY green tea toner at home now.
Benefits Of Green Tea For Skin
- Prevents against skin cancer
- Protects skin from UV rays and environmental pollution
- Anti inflammatory
- Antioxidant rich
- Delays signs of ageing
- Helps reduce redness and irritation
- Soothes the skin
- Kills bacteria
- Unclogs pores
- Treats and prevents acne
- Reduces puffy eyes
DIY Green Tea Toner Recipe:
- Green Tea – 1 cup
- Honey – 1 Teaspoon
- Lemon juice – Juice of one lemon
- Essential oil – 10 drops
I used carrot seed essential oil for this recipe. I chose this essential as it has anti ageing benefits as well as an spf of 35-40. You may add tea tree essential oil or even lavender which ever suits your skin type.
Adding too much honey will make the toner sticky and heavy. So less is more in this case.
Helichrysum, Lemon grass, Tea tree essential oil for oily and acne prone skin
Carrot seed essential oil, Rose, Rose hip, frankincense oil for dry, mature skin (These oils have the best anti ageing benefits)
Lavender for sensitive skin as it helps soothe and calm irritated skin
Sandalwood and lavender essential oil for dry skin.
How To Make Homemade Toner?
Bring water to near boil and pour it into a cup. Leave a bag of green tea in the water for about 20 minutes. Measure one tablespoon of honey and add it to the green tea. Mix thoroughly until the honey is diluted completely.
Now add lemon juice to it. As i have sensitive skin, i reduced the amount to 5-10 drops but if you have oily skin, you may certainly go ahead and add lemon juice squeezed from a whole lemon. Add lemon juice according to your skin tolerance.
To complete this diy green tea toner, add 10 drops of your favourite essential oil. Most people go for tea tree oil as it is especially good for oily and acne prone skin.
Here i have used 10 drops of carrot seed essential oil. Just whist everything together and transfer it to a spray bottle.
How To Use
Cleanse your skin before using any toner. It is the most basic thing in skin care, Always follow CTM (Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise) routine twice a day for healthy clear skin.
Shake the bottle well before each use. Spritz the toner and let it dry naturally. Follow up with a moisturiser.
How Long Does This Green Tea Toner Last?
The green tea toner last up to two weeks when refrigerated. Else it will last only up to a week.
Worried about wastage? Half the recipe and now you can make small batches that would be sufficient for a week.
Honey acts as an emollient which helps seal moisture to the skin. As it is also known to be rich in antioxidants, it certainly helps prevents premature ageing and delays the appearance of fine lines. Honey has anti bacterial properties and hence works to treat and prevent acne. It also reduces inflammation and is extremely soothing on the skin.
Carrot seed essential oil is full of antioxidants which help neutralise free radicals and prevent cellular damage. This action protects the skin against sun damage and environmental pollution. Carrot seed essential oil also has spf of 35-40 which is great. 🙂
As it is antiseptic in nature, it prevents and treats infections. All of this makes carrot seed oil a perfect ingredient in an anti ageing skin care routine.
Carrot seed oil has a spicy and rich earthy fragrance. It is orange or yellowish orange in colour.
Lemon juice helps lighten your sun tan and brightens the skin. It also promotes collagen production and therefore prevents the formation of fine lines to an extent. lemon juice does neutralise free radicals and protect the skin. It definitely works on dark spots and helps reduce mild acne scarring.
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I felt that this homemade toner does not pull out all impurities when compared to the store bought toner. However, it is hydrating and nourishing. So i use it with double cleansing method to thoroughly clean my skin.