I live in a climate referred to as “high desert”. While I don’t mind it, my skin does…a lot! It’s hopelessly sensitive, so I have to be careful with what I put on it. ‘Less is more’ has become my skin-care mantra.
That being said, this toner recipe was formulated with inflammatory and acne-prone skin in mind. If you’ve ever wanted to try making your own skin care products, this is an easy place to start! (I promise–no lab coat or safety goggles required.)
What’s in it:
Thyme: an herb that has been shown to have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
Lemon essential oil: has anti-inflammatory benefits and provides a clean, fresh scent (naturally).
Aloe Vera: tightens and calms the skin and provides antioxidants.
Witch Hazel: a natural astringent that is also anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.
This DIY lemon + thyme toner has a scent like that of freshly grated lemon peel, thanks to the essential oil! It truly smells good enough to sip.