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A MUST try aloe vera citrus face toner

A MUST try aloe vera citrus face toner

 

Aside from writing about my struggles with anxiety, I also enjoy trying out novel ways to stay away from using too many chemicals on my skin; so I started leaning towards making a few body beauty products of my own. This past week, I learned how to make my own aloe vera citrus toner. I was inspired by my best friend who made her own aloe vera face moisturizer. To learn how to make this aloe vera moisturizer in the comfort of your own home click here

Making this toner was super easy and less time consuming than any DIY I have ever tried. The toner consists of fresh aloe vera juice, fresh lemon juice, lemongrass essential oil and fresh mint. Interesting, right? But I promise it smells great, and you will love the citrus fragrance and freshness you will feel on your skin after you try it out.

How to apply

As much as I think this is a great face toner for most skin types, I first recommend applying a sample somewhere other than your face, just in case you have any reaction to it. Apply face toner with a cotton pad and let it sit overnight. No need to rinse off. Below are the benefits of each ingredient that I used to make the toner

Benefits of Aloe Vera on the skin

Aloe Vera is a cactus plant that belongs to the lilaceous lineage. Several studies have found Aloe Vera to be very beneficial to the skin. It can be used to treat dry skin, sunburn, it can act as a moisturizer, an anti-aging agent, it can help fight acne, it helps in digestion, and it can serve as an excellent hair conditioner for hair growth.

Benefits of Lemon juice on the skin

Lemon juice is very beneficial for skin care and overall health and wellness. Lemon juice can help remove acne scars, brighten teeth, get rid of oily skin, heal chapped lips, removes dark spots and blemishes, and can be used to cleanse the face and body by itself.

Benefits of lemongrass oil on skin

The primary benefit of lemongrass oil is its ability to heal the skin. It is also known to be an effective skin cleanser; its antiseptic and astringent properties make lemongrass oil one of the best for achieving an even and glowing skin. It is also known to fight bacteria and can be used to fight acne.

Benefits of fresh mint on skin

Mint is a very popular herb and easy to grow inside the house or outside in the garden. The juice obtained from mint serves as an excellent skin cleanser. It also has antiseptic and antipruritic properties that can help reduce pimples. Fresh mint can also help cure skin infections and itchiness.

How to make it

First, you have to ensure that the container you will be using is very clean. Rewash it if you have to. Remember this mixture is for your face so try to avoid any dirt particles.

1 cup of fresh aloe vera gel

1 table spoon lemon juice

5 drops of lemongrass oil. The first time I made it, I used 10 drops but I think it was too strong. You can try using 10 drops and let me know how it feels. You can also use lavender oil if you prefer that.

3 fresh mint leaves chopped.

Puree aloe vera gel and lemon juice with a blender, then add lemongrass oil and mix thoroughly. Add mint and let sit overnight. You also have the option to blend everything together like the picture on left.

And that’s it! You are done.

Below is what it looks like after the fresh mint is removed and when mint is blended in together. I know its not the best picture but it will give your skin just what it needs..

Now that I have lectured you on the benefits of each ingredient in my DIY aloe vera citrus face toner, I hope you try it out and leave a comment with your thoughts. I highly recommend you give it a try. It is simply amazing…….

 

         “Invest in your skin. It is going to represent you for a very long time” – Linden Tyler.

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