An Introduction to Natural Skin Toners

Learn Why and How to Make and Purchase Organic Toners

Facial toners may seem like mysterious products, but it is important for healthy skincare. It helps to remove any last bits of cleanser as well as dead skin and works to close your pores and balance pH. This article highlights the key chemicals you should avoid in face toners and how you can make your own or purchase natural facial toners. 


Common chemicals in non-organic toners

Sandwiched between your cleanser and your moisturizer, natural toners is that balancing liquid that helps to firm up your skin and provide a perfectly cleansed canvass. If you’re looking for an organic facial toner, you’ll want to stay away from these chemicals:

  • 1,4-dioxane
  • Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)
  • Salicylic acid
  • Sorbitol


How to make homemade skin toner 

If you’re feeling moved to whip up your own homemade facial toner, or work with the following natural toner ingredients to come up with your own brew:

  • Apple cider toner has powerful antibacterial qualities and works well for tightening pores.
  • Baking soda helps to remove dead skin and soften your complexion.
  • Cucumber is a natural astringent.
  • Egg whites are natural cleansers.
  • Flower-based toners include things like violet, witch hazel, orange flower water, rosewater, elderflowers, and lavender.
  • Lemon is a strong astringent that works well for very oily skin.
  • Strawberries work well for cleansing and toning.


Purchasing natural face toners

And if making your own skincare products is not an option, then try out these options:

As always, when looking for any personal care products and ingredients to make your own, be sure to keep the health of animals in mind by purchasing products made without animal products, byproducts, and free of animal testing. Spy the Leaping Bunny Logo or the Certified Vegan Logo to be sure that you’ve got a cruelty-free product.


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