My love for experimenting with homemade skin care started at a young age. I would tear out DIY face mask recipes from magazines, save them in a binder (old school Pinterest!), and test them out through the summer. My face was usually dripping with banana and oatmeal concoctions that left my skin less than radiant, but it was my first taste of making my own beauty products and I fell in love.
Since then, I’ve move on from riffling through my mother’s pantry cupboards and have tested out recipes that have become staples in my skin care routine such as this rosewater witch hazel toner. As DIYs go, this one is as easy as they come. After a bit of steeping and mixing, you are ready to spritz your face with the toner and start reaping the many benefits of rosewater and witch hazel. This toner will help tighten pores, fade blemishes, and balance out your skins oil production.
DIY Rosewater Witch Hazel Toner
- Rose petals (from three rose stems)
- 2 C. distilled water
- 1/2 C. witch hazel
- Place the rose petals in a small pan and cover with water
- Bring the mixture to a simmer on medium heat and cover for 15-20 minutes
- Once the rose petals have lost their color and appear light pink, remove the pan from heat and let it cool to room temperature
- Strain the mixture and toss out the rose petals
- Mix 1/2 C of the rose water with 1/2 C. of witch hazel and store in a glass container