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Homemade Toner for Acne & Oily Skin

This toner is simple and economical, with two ingredients that nourish and cleanse acne-prone skin.
Active Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Herbal Remedy
Cuisine: DIY Beauty
Yield: 28 uses
Author: Elizabeth Walling
Cost: $1


  • 8-oz amber or glass bottle


  • 3/4 cup green tea (strongly brewed)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar


  • Simply pour the green tea and apple cider vinegar into a glass jar or a glass spray bottle.
  • Use a cotton ball to apply your homemade toner after cleansing or as often as desired. I recommend using it each morning and night.
  • Apply your moisturizer as usual.
  • Store this toner in the refrigerator, where it will keep for about two weeks.


While these two ingredients alone are enough to make a spectacular homemade toner, you can also experiment with adding 2-3 drops of my favorite essential oils. Try these to enhance the potency of your toner for oily skin:
  • Orange essential oil (cleanses and tightens the skin, balances oil production).
  • Lavender essential oil (incredible at soothing and calming the skin).
  • Lemon essential oil (brightening and toning).