Facial toners are not used by women with beautiful skin in Hawaii, so why in the west do we use them? Most are filled with chemicals and alcohol. If you stick to natural skincare, the skin’s PH should not go out of whack. anyway. Natural beauty expert Adina Grigore has lovely skin: she eats well, and does little else to her skin other than wash with water and occasionally use a toner or skin cream.
Avoid aromatherapy essential oils for pregnancy/nursing (and medical conditions like epilepsy and asthma. Avoid rosemary & citrus oils for high blood pressure.
If you use a toner, use with reusable make-up rounds. Witch hazel (from a native American herb) is too harsh used alone with most skin, and won’t help acne (you can’t ‘dry up your skin’ for a condition caused by excess sebum from hormones or diet. See how to help acne, naturally.
Organic Bulgarian Rose Water is made with organically-grown Damask roses, handpicked early morning in Bulgaria’s Rose Valley, by pickers who wear vibrant traditional dress and sing songs, while plucking the rose heads. Bursting with floral aroma, this is soothing and cooling, ideal for sensitive skin.
Soothing Lavender Water is made with steam-distilled flowering tops, ideal for skin that has seen too much sun. You can also use it as a cleanser, a body tonic or hair rinse.
Haoma Organic Purify and Rejuvenate Toner is a deeply nourishing blend of witch hazel and hemp oil, with essential oils of geranium, frankincense, cypress and clary sage. It can also be used to remove make-up.
Make Your Own Skin Toner
Hello Glow has good simple recipes. You can make a toner for oily skin using green tea and apple cider vinegar, one for sensitive skin using rose buds and hot water, and one for dry skin using rosewater and geranium essential oil. Learn more about homemade skin toners (avoid hibiscus for pregnancy).