DIY Rose + Green Tea Facial Toner
DIY Rose Petal + Green Tea Facial Toner
Here's what you will need:
-A glass bottle with an atomizer top
-Witch Hazel (can be found at most health food stores in the beauty section, or here. Witch hazel is a staple in my cabinet and is an amazing astringent for skin, fighting acne, infection, inflammation & irritation.
-Vitamin E serves as a natural preservative & a moisturizer. It's super anti-oxidant rich! You can also find this at a health food store, or here.
-Organic Green tea, either in bags or in loose leaf. If you don't already know about the amazing benefits of green tea (internally & externally) I would recommend looking that shit up! I'm using Trader Joe's because it was in my cabinet but I recommend this company.
-Loose rose petals. If it's possible to collect these yourself, that's ideal! But I know thats not too easy. I got my rose petals from my friends farm in California! I love getting my herbs from here, a local Portland company. But there's also these, although they are from India (still pretty good quality!
-You will also need a jar with a tight fitting lid to infuse the rose petals in, and 1 week of time to do so :)
Take a fist full of rose petals and add them to a clean jar. Pack them down gently & add the witch hazel on top of them, just barely covering all of the plant material.
Infuse these together for a minimum of 3 days, ideally a week or longer. Swish & shake daily!
After your rose petals are done infusing, strain them out with a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth & compost them. You should be left with the rose infused witch hazel. This can also be kept in your medicine cabinet to be used on a cotton ball & small scratches.
Make a cup of green tea! Boil water, let it sit for about 3 minutes and then pour the hot water over the green tea & steep for 3-4 minutes. Let it cool.
Combine these two liquids in a separate container, in equal parts. You might have more liquid than will fit in your 2oz bottle! Lucky you! Give some to a friend or keep a refill jar in the fridge.
Add 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil to your 2 oz bottle, and top the rest of it off with your green tea + rose witch hazel potion. Shake well!
Add some essential oils if you'd like! Rose, Lavender, or Tea Tree are all great :)
You're all done!
Keep your toner in the fridge for longevity, and enjoy daily!
Here is my toner from a previous summer!
Have your tried this recipe? Let me know how you liked it and send me a picture! Email firstname.lastname@example.org