To make this you will need:
- 1 cup water
- 2 chamomile tea bags or 2 teaspoons dried chamomile flowers
- 1/2 cup witch hazel (see note below)
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice (optional)
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 5 drops rosemary essential oil
Infuse the tea bags or chamomile flowers in just boiled water for 5-7 minutes. Strain as required and allow to cool.
Combine the cooled tea with lemon juice (if using) and witch hazel and stir well. Add the essential oils and stir again.
To use: apply to clean, dry skin with a cotton pad. Do not rinse. Follow with you usual moisturiser.
Soothing Chamomile Toner will keep for one month stored in the fridge.
Notes on witch hazel: Witch hazel in its liquid form is a blend of an alcohol-based witch hazel extract and water. It acts as a very gentle astringent and can help to soothe irritation, but is not suitable for very dry, sensitive or sunburnt skin.
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