Sunday, January 21, 2007

Skin Toner: The Importance

Every now and then we need a nice refreshing toner for our beloved face. This is an all natural toner that can be of help after you washed your face. Provided is a recipe that will suit a variety of skin type.

As I have learnt that plain Rose Distillate Water can be a great toner to the skin, this recipe provides a basic toner for everyone's skin.

Our Apothecarist's Very Own Toner
Elderflower Skin Toner
  • 10 dried Elderflower heads
  • 300ml of bottled spring water boiled in a Pyrex pot or stainless steel ware.
  • 15ml of the following;
    • Normal Skin: Apple Cider Vinegar
    • Oily Skin: Witch Hazel
    • Very Oily Skin: Vodka
  1. Strip the Elderflower from the stem and place in a clean bowl. Pour the boiling water over the flowers and infuse for 20 minutes.
  2. After which, add in the Vinegar, Witch Hazel or Vodka. Cover and leave overnight.
  3. Strain into a sterilized jar and store in the fridge.
However, for really oily skin, I prefer the usage of 25 g of Fresh Mint with 15 g of Marigold Petals substituting the Elderflower heads. Also, double the content of water and use Vodka.

As it will not keep for more than two weeks, remember to date the bottles well.

If you do not have much time for such concoction, perhaps you can consider our very own toner: Mayura Apothecary Hydrosol Toner 150mL.

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