The following is a guest post from Elizabeth who blogs at The Nourished Life. Elizabeth is one of my favorite bloggers so if you have not checked out her blog or Facebook page – go and check them out now! She also has an amazing eBook to help you nourish your metabolism and feel more energetic.
This toner recipe harnesses the cooling effect of peppermint essential oil, which makes it perfect for beating the summertime heat. As an added bonus, natural peppermint aroma has been shown to improve alertness and memory, so it might just give you the mental boost you need to get through the day!
In the morning, you can apply this cooling toner after using a raw honey face mask and then follow up with a homemade moisturizer like this mint chocolate whipped body butter.
Cooling Peppermint Toner
Makes about 1 cup of toner
- 3/4 cup filtered water (where to get a water filter)
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (where to buy)
- 20 – 50 drops peppermint essential oil (where to buy)
Add filtered water and apple cider vinegar to a glass spray bottle (or any small glass bottle).
Add peppermint essential oil. (Tip: start with 20 drops and test your toner out before you add more. The more you add, the stronger the cooling effect!)
Lightly mist your face as needed throughout the day, but especially after cleansing in the morning and evening. You can also use a cotton ball to apply.
Store in the refrigerator.
Elizabeth Walling is a health and wellness blogger at www.livingthenourishedlife.com and author of The Nourished Metabolism. She enjoys thinking outside of the box and challenging common myths about nutrition and metabolism. She embraces an approach to getting healthy that includes listening to your body and throwing dietary dogma out the window where it belongs. You can also find Elizabeth on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/
Further Reading from Around the Web
- Attend one of my Essential Oils 101 classes here!
- Over 25 Uses For Peppermint Essential Oil
- 20 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil
- How To Buy Therapeutic Essential Oils
- 50 Uses For Essential Oils
I wanted to ask you, is there anything that can be substituted for the Apple Cider Vinegar? I don’t like the smell of it. Thanks.