This homemade apple cider vinegar toner is great for balancing skin tone, reducing dark spots, and helps with oily skin. Make this recipe with just a few natural ingredients and never buy facial toner again!
Face toners are designed to cleanse the skin, reduce the appearance of pores and balance the skin’s ph levels. Skin toner is used after cleansing the skin with a facial cleanser, but before moisturizing. It works great for helping balance skin, whether you have dry skin or oil prone skin.
Rose water, witch hazel, and raw apple cider vinegar are usually the bases for any natural toner you’ll find on the market. I love to use apple cider vinegar because it has anti-inflammatory properties and balances the skin’s natural ph.
How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
For this acv toner recipe you will need organic apple cider vinegar (these are the best brands to buy), distilled water, and essential oils like tea tree oil or lavender oil. You will want to dilute the vinegar with water in a 1:4 ratio or 1 part acv to 3 parts water.
Mix the apple cider vinegar with the water and add a few drops of essential oils. Mix well and pour the toner mixture into a clean glass container (I use a mason jar). Store the toner at room temperature in a dark place for up to 3 months.
To Use: Apple the toner to a cotton ball or cotton pad and apply it all over the face, avoiding the eyes. Apply more as needed. This toner will make your skin feel clean and soft! For best results, allow the skin to dry before applying a serum or moisturizer. This face toner is great for daily use and is particularly helpful for those with acne-prone skin types.
Note: Apple cider vinegar is a natural astringent and may give the skin a light tingling feeling. If you have a burning sensation, immediately wash the toner off your skin and stop using it.
Best Essential Oils To Add
Essential oils add anti-inflammatory properties and also work as a natural preservative. Below are the best oils for specific skin types”
- Normal Skin: Frankincense, Lavender, Neroli, Geranium and Jasmin.
- Dry Skin: Frankincense, Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Neroli, Rose and Ylang Ylang.
- Oily Skin: Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Patchouli, Rosemary, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cypress, Tea Tree, and Copaiba.
- Combination Skin: Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Rosemary, Rose, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, and Copaiba.
More Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes
- Apple cider vinegar drink recipes
- ACV health shots recipe
- ACV smoothie recipe!
- Apple cider vinegar salad dressing
- ACV gummies recipe (or the best ACV gummies to buy)
To apply the toner, cleanse your face thoroughly and pat it dry. Then, soak a cotton pad or a reusable cloth in the toner solution and gently swipe it across your face, avoiding the eye area. Allow the toner to dry naturally before applying any moisturizers or serums.
It is recommended to use the toner 1-2 times per day, preferably in the morning and evening. However, start with a lower frequency (e.g., every other day) to see how your skin reacts. If you experience any irritation or dryness, reduce the frequency or dilute the toner further.
Apple cider vinegar has a distinct smell, but it dissipates quickly once it dries on the skin. If the smell bothers you, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the toner mixture for a more pleasant fragrance.
Since it is a natural product without preservatives, it’s best to make apple cider vinegar toner in small batches to ensure freshness and potency. Stored in a clean, airtight container, it can last for several weeks. If you notice any changes in color, odor, or consistency, it’s time to discard and prepare a fresh batch.
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DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
Make a natural acv toner that restores the skin’s ph balance, removes dead skin cells and excess oil, reduces the appearance of fine lines and give your skin a natural glow. This effective toner is made with apple cider vinegar, water and essential oils!
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
- Category: DIY
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup distilled water
- 3–5 drops of tea tree oil (melaleuca alternifolia)
*Make larger batches by preparing this in ratios. One part apple cider vinegar to three parts water.
- Mix the vinegar and water together and add essential oils if using.
- Pour into a clean container or jar.
To use: Use a cotton ball or pad and dab the toner over the skin. You may see dirt and debris on the cotton pad. Let your face dry and apply a natural moisturizer.