Beauty products can be expensive, not to mention laden with all sorts of synthetic chemicals and wrapped in layers of plastic. Even if you buy natural, chemical free, zero waste products, it’s nice to be self sufficient and make your own – plus you can save loads of money.
So today, I am going to share with you one of the products I demonstrate at my ‘Make Your Own Natural Beauty Products’ workshop… a cruelty free tea toner, with a little bit of a twist… I’ll be making my regular green tea toner with amazing Beets of Passion tea from Leaves of the World…
Green tea is packed full of antioxidants and has natural anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it great for skin care. The added beetroot, marigold flowers and orange peel in the Beets of Passion tea add hugely to the powerful skin care properties of this toner… Beetroot and orange peel are both very effective for oily, blemished skin, and help to remove dead skin cells and keep pores clear.
Marigold flowers have been long used for keeping skin fresh, clear and glowing, having a rich range of antiseptic and anti bacterial properties.
Both green tea and marigold are also said to help reduce fine lines and signs of ageing.
And now for the secret power booster to this toner – apple cider vinegar… which contains alpha hydroxy acids to remove dead skin cells, numerous anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and restores the pH of your skin giving you a glowing, fresh complexion. Note, you must buy Apple Cider Vineger with “the mother” to get this benefit.
So, how do you make this wonder toner? Well, it’s really rather simple. You first need the following ingredients..
Empty Glass Bottle
Beets of Passion tea (brewed)
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Organic Lavender Essential Oil
Amounts will vary depending on the size of your bottle, so please use a ratio of one quarter cider vinegar to three quarters brewed tea.
The first step is to make a brew. I made a whole pot and used what was left to put into my bottle. I had a large bottle – so you may need less tea than me..
The longest part is letting your brew cool down to room temperature. DO NOT add to the glass bottle until it is cooled.
Fill one quarter of your bottle with apple cider vinegar…
Then top up with your cooled brewed tea…
And finally, add up to 1% of the total volume of your bottle in drops of organic lavender essential oil (as recommended by Neal’s Yard Organic) for a delicate scent and the added soothing skin benefits. So, if your bottle is 100ml, you should have no more than 1ml essential oils.
As this is made with freshly brewed tea, will last longerkept in the fridge and will last for a few weeks. If you make small amounts each time, you can make sure you don’t have to throw any away.
If you want to buy Beets of Passion visit the Leaves of the World website. You can get 20% off your first order by entering code TEANOMADLYNSEY20 at checkout.
Thanks for reading. Do let me know if you make this toner!
For more information on the medically reviewed uses of apple cider vinegar, you can read this article.
Disclaimer: As with any new product or ingredient, do not use if you have allergies to anything listed here. Pregnant women should also use certain essential oils with caution. You may wish to consult your GP or dermatologist first.