Homemade Herbal Skin Tonics Recipes for Toning

Here are a few Skin tonics recipes which are easy and quick to make. Try them and give your comments.

Rose Water Skin Tonic
It is one of the oldest skin-fresheners discovered by an Arabian dermatologist in the tenth century. Rose water is available at a chemist, but it is very easy to make on your own too. Mix rose essence in water and shake thoroughly. Two tablespoons essence of roses is sufficient for 4 ½ liters purified water.

Gypsy Rose Water Skin Tonic
Take 2 handfuls of dark, scented rose petals and put them into a jar or a wide topped bottle. Now put 1 liter of water and 200 gms. of sugar into the bottle or jar. Keep this mixture for 2 hours, shake again, then strain and store it in a cool place.

Rose Water and Witch-Hazel Tonic
This is the most famous home-made skin tonic of all. To make this lotion simply mix 3/4 cup rosewater and cup witch-hazel. If you have a very greasy skin you can use equal proportions of rose water and witch-haze1.

Flower and Herb Tonic
Mix 2 tablespoons of dried herbs or flowers or 3 handfuls of fresh ones to a pint of water. Pour the boiling water over the herbs and cover the pan to prevent steam from being lost. Let the herbs steep for a couple of hours. Strain and bottle.

Marigold Skin Tonic
Marigolds are known for their healing properties. Use either fresh or dried flowers to make this skin tonic. Mix 2 tablespoons of dried flower or 3 handfuls of fresh ones to a pint of water. Now add 2 tablespoons of witch-hazel. It is good especially for a greasy and spotty skin.

Hollyhock Skin Tonic
Put 3 tablespoons of hollyhock leaves into half a pint of boiling water. Cover and simmer gently for five minutes. Leave to stand for half an hour, then strain and it is ready for use. Many other flowers and leaves such as lilac, gera­nium, honey suckle, lime flowers, lavender anti dandelions can also be used in the same way to freshen and cure sallowness of the skin.

Elder Flower Water
Wash about a handful of elder flowers and mix 6 tablespoons of boiling water into a large jar. Let them steep overnight, and strain it the next day. In case you have dried flowers, use only 2 tablespoons.

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