DIY Hydrating Rose & Aloe Toner

Rose and Aloe hydrating mist This DIY rose toner is perfect for those of you who are still recovering from a harsh winter, or for those sun worshipers (tsk, tsk) who just can’t stay away from the rays.

And . . . it’s super easy to make.

Just pick up these few ingredients from your favourite health food store and you’ll be good to go:

Glycerine (vegetable) – this clear and odourless liquid is a natural emollient (softens and soothes), and has a cooling affect on the skin
Rosewater – anti-inflammatory, soothes redness, and provides hydration
Aloe Vera Juice – this drinkable liquid, made from the inner fillet of the aloe vera plant, is cooling and soothing for compromised skin, as a well as extremely hydrating and moisturizing
Rose Otto, or Lavender essential oil – anti-inflammatory and healing for the skin

Rose, Aloe, and Glycerine hydrating mist

Aloe Juice, rose water, and vegetable glycerine

Rose and Aloe Hydrating Toner
1/4 cup of rose water
2 Tbs of aloe vera juice (inner fillet) – not aloe gel, which contains other fillers and thickeners
1/4 tsp vegetable glycerine*
2-3 drops of lavender essential oil
*Glycerine can be a bit sticky. If you find that you don’t like the texture this mist leaves, reduce the amount of glycerine, or exclude it all together.

  • Mix all ingredients together and pour into a small glass spray bottle.
  • Store in the fridge for up to one or two months.
  • Spray on the face and body after sun exposure, or as part of regular skincare routine.

Lately, since my skin has been well hydrated due to my diligent use of serum over the winter months, and now that the weather is more humid, I find that at night all I need is this mist + an oil. In the morning I use this mist + a moisturizer.

Questions? Ask Me!


    • says

      I really like Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Acid Serum. I find that it’s widely available, not too pricey, and does a good job at hydrating (smells good too!). If you’re in the Toronto area, I also like Pure + Simple’s Hydration Serum. If you’re looking for a serum that hydrates but also helps with other concerns (like pigmentation), Fitglow has a few really good ones like its Super C Serum.

  1. Aneth says

    My glycerin label says pure glycerin is it the same as vegetable glycerin . if not, can I still use it and will I have the same result?

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