Skin Tonic

A skin tonic is an excellent way to balance, refresh and invigorate. To make 100ml start with a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar which helps to restore the skin’s acid mantle, a fine, acidic layer on the surface of the skin which acts as a barrier and protects us from bacteria and viruses. When it is disrupted it can cause dryness and irritation.Then add a few drops of a gentle essential oil (between 3 – 6 drops) such as Chamomile or Lavender, and top up with either distilled water or floral water such as Rose or Neroli (Orange Blossom). Allow to infuse for 24 hours, shake well and apply after washing or shaving. Store in a brown glass bottle in a cool dry place. For acne or oily skin you could replace some of the water with Witch-hazel to make it more astringent. If the idea of shaking your tonic before every use you can filter it through coffee filter paper and funnel it back into the bottle.