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DIY Face Toner

When Life Gives You Apples, Make a Facial Toner

Looking for a natural facial toner, but coming up short? Luckily, whipping up your own version is as easy as slicing up some skin-brightening apples. It also includes witch hazel, which contains a bevy of antiseptic and anti-inflammatory benefits, as well as the ability to nix greasy skin. Follow these easy steps to make your new favorite face toner to firm and even out your skin's texture.

What You Need:

  • One green apple
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • Mesh sieve
  • 1/4 cup witch hazel
  • A small spray bottle


  1. Take the green apple and cut it into small cubes. Leave the peel on but remove the seeds.
  2. Combine the apple and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once it boils, remove from heat and allow it to cool completely.
  3. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a clean bowl. Stir in the witch hazel.
  4. Apply the toner with a clean cotton ball, or pour it into an empty spray bottle and spritz on.

Love to DIY your own toner? Why not try this one from Gwyneth Paltrow's esthetician ?

Source: Flickr users matt, Jennifer Dunne, sskennel
Join The Conversation
RaggedAnne RaggedAnne 10 years
This really works! Thanks for the great idea!
Fancy04 Fancy04 10 years
Neat idea.
Beauty Beauty 10 years
Hey Everyone - So happy to hear that you like it - it's definitely worth a try, especially if you've got an apple lying around that's about to go bad. I'd say that you can keep it in the fridge for about 2 - 3 days max. Think of it like fruit salad - at some point it will just ferment and get all icky. Makes you wonder about all of the preservatives we use daily, huh.
AlliJean AlliJean 10 years
I bet it smells delish! I dig DIY treatments, what a great way to look beautiful and save some cash!
Tech Tech 10 years
Crafty idea. I must try it!
verysoxy verysoxy 10 years
Oh, sounds like fun. Thanks for the idea.
rb24 rb24 10 years
would you keep this in the fridge and how long can you keep it for?
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
I love making my own skin treatments, and this is one I'll definitely try. Besides, green apples are a staple in my fridge! :-)
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