How to Make Green Tea Toner At Home – Here is a simple green tea toner recipe that helped my skin in many ways. It helps clear your skin, lighten marks and hydrates the skin at the same time.
There are many ways to incorporate green tea in your skin and hair care routine. I have already shown you a 2 in 1 hydrating leave-in conditioner/Green tea spray and toner recipe.
Today we are going to make a DIY green tea toner with apple cider vinegar.
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/Glycerine – 1 Teaspoon
- Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 Tablespoon
- Essential oil – 10 drops
Adding too much honey will make the toner sticky and heavy. So less is more in this case.
How To Add ACV For Different Skin Type
Oily Skin – Add ACV to green tea in the ratio 1:1 that is, in equal parts. For half cup of green tea, add the exact amount of apple cider.
Normal Skin – For one cup of green tea, add little bit more than 1/2 cup and less than 3/4 cup of ACV.
Sensitive skin – For 4 parts of green tea, add 1 part of ACV following the 4:1 ratio. For 1 cup of green tea, add 1/4 cup of green tea.
Best choices Of Essential oil
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.
Normal to Sensitive Skin
Lavender essential oil, Chamomile essential oil
Oily acne prone skin
Helichrysum, Lemon grass, Peppermint, Tea tree essential oil
Carrot seed essential oil, Rose, Rose hip, Frankincense oil
Sandalwood and lavender essential oil
If you are not sure which essential oil to go for, choose calming oils like chamomile or lavender.
How To Make Homemade Toner?
Leave a bag of green tea in the hot water.
After the green tea cools down completely, Measure one tablespoon of honey or glycerine and add it to the green tea. Mix thoroughly until it is mixed completely.
Skip glycerine if the climate is hot and the air is dry. This is important.
Now add ACV to it.
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 whisk 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, pat dry or let it dry naturally. Follow up with a moisturiser.
Korean 7 Skin Method
The secret to Korean skin care is to moisturise, moisturise, moisturise BUT in different ways and forms.
Spray the toner on to your face.
Pat the toner until it gets absorbed.
Repeat this process 7 times.
This method may not suit everybody so try it for a couple of days.
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.
As i am adding 1/4 cup apple cider, the toner does not smell bad at all but if you are adding in a 1:1 ratio, the smell might be overpowering.