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What’s In Your Beauty Products?

Did you know the average woman applies over 500 chemicals to her body every single day? Or the fact that the current legislation in the US regulating the cosmetic industry only bans 8 ingredients from use in beauty products when that same number for the EU is more than 1,300? This is is not ok, my friends.

Swapping out your beauty products is an easy and inexpensive way to start ditching the chemicals in your home and loving on your endocrine system. A great way to make the shift toward more natural products is to start finding DIY recipes to replace what you’re already purchasing. You’ll find most products can be made with ingredients you already have lying around in your pantry. 

An Easy Do-It-Yourself Recipe

While I absolutely love the pore-reducing toner by doTERRA, here is a super simple and inexpensive recipe for a DIY version that is totally customizable.  Both witch hazel and apple cider vinegar are soothing to the skin, super inexpensive, and easy to find. Witch hazel has strong antioxidant properties, and can help reduce redness shrink pores.  Apple cider vinegar can support balanced pH levels of the skin, and has antibacterial properties to help keep blemishes at bay. When used together in a daily toner or facial mist, these two simple ingredients can help reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles, and create an overall healthy glow. I add essential oils to mine (of course). You could totally whip this recipe up without using essential oils, but I’m not sure why you’d want to.

DIY Facial Toner Recipe

In a glass container (or upcycled BPA-free plastic bottle):
1/2 c witch hazel
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
5-10 drops essential oils

Apply to clean face and neck twice a day with a cotton round or snag yourself some reusable bamboo cotton pads! Is your container larger or small than the one I used? No stress. Just adjust the ratio as needed. 

You can catch the full how-to video below. In this recipe, I chose to use Geranium, Frankincense, and Sandalwood for their amazing skin and anti-aging benefits (#thisis30). But it’s a total choose-your-own-adventure when it comes to using high-quality essential oils, so you do you! Here are a few other essential oil options I recommend for healthy skin: Lavender, Melaleuca, Neroli, Copaiba, Roman Chamomile.

Click the video below to learn how to make your own, and be sure to tag me in your recipes!