Refreshing DIY Castor Oil Toners to Beat the Heat in Summer

10 Skin Refreshing DIY Toners to Beat the Summer Heat

What are DIY Toners?

DIY toners are homemade skin care products that balance your skin's pH, remove excess oil, dirt, and makeup residues, and provide hydration. Usually, they are made from natural ingredients such as cucumber, castor oil, apple cider vinegar, green tea, rose water, or aloe vera.

These toners have become extremely popular among people who prefer natural skincare options or want to save money by making their products at home. DIY toners can be customized for different types of skin and issues like oiliness, dryness, sensitivity, or acne-prone conditions.

 

Now, let us discuss DIY Toners for each skin type:

"Quench your skin's thirst with these DIY toners – the perfect summer solution for a refreshing skincare routine."

For Dry Skin People:

  1. Oatmeal and Yogurt Toner with Castor Oil:

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of plain yogurt

1 tablespoon of finely ground oatmeal

1 tablespoon of castor oil

1 tablespoon of rose water (optional for added fragrance and hydration)

 

Instructions:

In a small bowl, mix the plain yogurt and finely ground oatmeal until well combined.

Add the castor oil and rose water (if using) to the yogurt mixture and stir until thoroughly incorporated.

Transfer the mixture to a clean bottle with a tight-fitting lid.

Shake well before each use.

Apply the toner to your face using a cotton pad or by gently massaging it onto your skin.

Leave it on for a few minutes to allow the ingredients to work their magic, then rinse off with lukewarm water.

Follow up with your favorite moisturizer.

 

Benefits:

Oatmeal helps to soothe and moisturize dry skin, while yogurt contains lactic acid which gently exfoliates and brightens the skin.

 

  1. Green Tea and Honey Toner with Castor Oil:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of brewed green tea, cooled

1 tablespoon of raw honey

1 tablespoon of castor oil

1-2 drops of tea tree essential oil (optional for its antibacterial properties)

 

Instructions:

In a bowl, mix the cooled green tea and raw honey until the honey is fully dissolved.

Add the castor oil and tea tree essential oil (if using), and stir well to combine.

Transfer the mixture to a clean bottle with a secure lid.

Shake well before each use.

Apply the toner to your face using a cotton pad or by spritzing it directly onto your skin.

Allow it to air dry before applying moisturizer.

 

Benefits:

Green tea is rich in antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental damage, while honey provides hydration and soothing properties.

 

For Sensitive Skin People:

3. Cucumber and Aloe Vera Toner:

Ingredients:

1 cucumber

2 tablespoons pure organic aloe vera gel

1 tablespoon optional rose water

 

Instructions:

 

Peel and cut the cucumber into small pieces.

Blend the cucumber until it becomes a smooth paste.

Use fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to strain out the juice from the cucumber paste.

In a clean container mix the cucumber juice with the aloe vera gel and rose water (if using any).

After cleansing your face either transfer it into a spray bottle or apply it with cotton pad. For cooling effect store in refrigerator.

Benefits:

Cucumber has soothing properties that can calm irritated skin, while aloe vera gel provides hydration and helps to reduce inflammation. Rose water adds a refreshing fragrance and additional soothing benefits.

4. Cucumber and Mint Toner:

Ingredients:

1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped

Handful of fresh mint leaves

1 cup of distilled water

 

Instructions:

Blend the cucumber and fresh mint leaves with distilled water until smooth.

Strain the mixture to remove any pulp or solids.

Transfer the liquid into a clean container.

Apply the toner with a cotton pad after cleansing your face. Store it in the refrigerator for a cooling effect.

 

Benefits:

Cucumber provides hydration and soothes sensitive skin, while mint offers a refreshing and cooling sensation, perfect for hot summer days.

 

For Oily Skin People:

Note: In DIY toners for oily skin, it is important to use castor oil in moderation and balance it with other ingredients that have astringent and clarifying properties, such as witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, or tea tree oil. These ingredients can help control oil production, tighten pores, and reduce the risk of breakouts.

 4. Lemon and Tea Tree Oil Toner:

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of witch hazel

1/4 cup of water

2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice

5-7 drops of tea tree essential oil

 

Instructions:

Mix witch hazel and water in a clean container.

Add freshly squeezed lemon juice to the mixture and stir well.

Add tea tree essential oil and stir again to ensure thorough mixing.

Transfer the toner to a clean spray bottle or container with a tight-fitting lid.

Shake well before each use.

Apply the toner to clean skin using a cotton pad or by spritzing it directly onto your face.

Allow it to air dry before applying moisturizer or sunscreen.

 

Benefits:

Lemon juice helps to control excess oil production and brighten the skin, while tea tree oil has antibacterial properties that can help reduce acne and breakouts.

 5. Apple Cider Vinegar and Cucumber Toner:

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup of cucumber juice (blend cucumber and strain to extract the juice)

1/4 cup of water

1 tablespoon of witch hazel (optional)

1-2 drops of lavender or rosemary essential oil (optional for fragrance)

Instructions:

In a clean container, mix apple cider vinegar, cucumber juice, and water.

If desired, add witch hazel for additional astringent properties.

Add lavender or rosemary essential oil for fragrance (optional).

Stir well to combine all the ingredients thoroughly.

Transfer the toner to a clean bottle with a secure lid.

Shake well before each use.

Apply the toner to your face using a cotton pad or by spritzing it directly onto your skin.

Allow it to air dry before applying moisturizer.

 

Benefits:

Apple cider vinegar helps to balance the skin's pH levels and control oil production, while cucumber juice soothes and hydrates the skin, making this toner ideal for oily skin types.

 

For Acne Prone Skin:

6. Lemon and Rose Water Toner with Castor Oil:

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of rose water

Juice of half a lemon

1 tablespoon of castor oil

2-3 drops of tea tree essential oil (optional)

 

Instructions:

Mix rose water and lemon juice in a clean container.

Add castor oil and tea tree essential oil (if using) to the mixture and stir well.

Transfer the toner to a clean bottle with a tight-fitting lid.

Shake well before each use.

Apply the toner to your cleansed face using a cotton pad.

Let it air dry before applying moisturizer or other skincare products.

 

Benefits:

Lemon juice contains citric acid, which can help exfoliate the skin and reduce acne breakouts. Rose water has soothing properties and can help balance the skin's pH level. Tea tree oil adds antibacterial benefits, helping to fight acne-causing bacteria.

 7. Turmeric and Yogurt Toner with Castor Oil:

Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

2 tablespoons of plain yogurt

1 tablespoon of castor oil

1 tablespoon of lemon juice (optional for additional brightening properties)

 

Instructions:

In a clean bowl, mix the turmeric powder and plain yogurt until well combined.

Add castor oil and lemon juice (if using) to the mixture and stir thoroughly.

Transfer the toner to a clean bottle with a tight-fitting lid.

Shake well before each use.

Apply the toner to your cleansed face using a cotton pad.

Let it air dry before applying moisturizer or other skincare products.

 

Benefits:

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which can help reduce acne inflammation and prevent breakouts. Yogurt contains lactic acid, which gently exfoliates the skin and promotes cell turnover. Castor oil provides hydration without clogging pores, and lemon juice adds brightening effects.

 

For Combination Skin:

8. Green Tea and Aloe Vera Toner with Castor Oil:

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of brewed green tea, cooled

2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel

1 tablespoon of castor oil

1 teaspoon of glycerin (optional for additional hydration)

 

Instructions:

Brew a cup of green tea and let it cool to room temperature.

In a clean bowl, mix the cooled green tea and aloe vera gel until well combined.

Add castor oil and glycerin (if using) to the mixture and stir thoroughly.

Transfer the toner to a clean bottle with a tight-fitting lid.

Shake well before each use.

Apply the toner to your cleansed face using a cotton pad.

Let it air dry before applying moisturizer or other skincare products.

 

Benefits:

Green tea has antioxidant properties that help protect the skin from damage and soothe inflammation. Aloe vera gel provides hydration and soothes sensitive or dry areas, while castor oil helps balance oil production. Glycerin adds additional moisture to dry areas without making oily areas feel greasy.

 9. Honey and Tea Tree Toner:

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of raw honey

1/4 cup of brewed green tea, cooled

3-5 drops of tea tree essential oil

1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (optional for additional exfoliation)

 

Instructions:

In a clean bowl, mix the raw honey and cooled green tea until well combined.

Add tea tree essential oil and apple cider vinegar (if using) to the mixture and stir thoroughly.

Transfer the toner to a clean bottle with a tight-fitting lid.

Shake well before each use.

Apply the toner to your cleansed face using a cotton pad.

Let it air dry before applying moisturizer or other skincare products.

Benefits:

Raw honey has antibacterial properties that can help prevent acne and soothe the skin. Green tea provides antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits, while tea tree essential oil offers additional antibacterial properties. Apple cider vinegar helps exfoliate the skin and balance its pH level.

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