Make A Really Lovely Witch Hazel and Lavender Skin Freshener
A skin freshener is an essential part of our skin cleansing routine. Cleanse, tone and moisturise your way to better skin care. Skin fresheners, often known as toners, may have fallen out of trend. But they are still valuable and a fun easy make, with a few options here.
Most natural skin toners are made up with simply water with herbal extracts or floral waters. Hydrolats or floral waters are part of another factory process. They are the byproducts from the distillation of plant matter, when essential oils are made.
Because there are so many essential oils being made, we can therefore readily get a vast selection of flower waters byproducts. These can actually simply be used as skin fresheners by themselves. Or mixed with other water-soluble ingredients. However, the only consideration is that these flower waters can go off quite quickly and should be used up within 6 months really.
The distilled bark from the Witch Hazel tree can be used to make a variety of things. Not an essential oil but simply a distilled product, this is great for oily skin. It also make a great eye soother for those who suffer from hay fever.
This is another simple project for the beginner. No complex equipment or processes needed. Once you slowly start building your collection of oils and ingredients, this is a nice project to quick complete.
Be careful of witch hazel if you are using it around the eyes. Witch hazel can be quite strong, so if you want to use it on your eyes, just simply water it down with some spring water. Use 10ml witch hazel to 90ml water.
Lavender Skin Freshener Ingredients
- 2 teaspoons (10ml) witch hazel
- 85ml lavender water
- 2.5ml yarrow tincture
- 2.5ml vegetable glycerin
- 100ml spray bottle