If you’ve got an apple tree in your yard, you should try this recipe from Janice Cox for an astringent made from apple juice. Apples contain pectin, which is soothing to skin. Here is the recipe:
¼ cup pure apple juice
4 tablespoons witch hazel
Mix all of the ingredients together. Bottle in an airtight container.
To make my own apple juice, I took three small apples and cut them into pieces. Then I pureed them with a stick blender. I scooped the puree into a coffee filter and gently squeezed it into a cup until I got ¼ of a cup of juice.
This toner is light, refreshing and smells great. So if you’re tired of making apple sauce with all your home-grown apples, switch things up with this toner recipe.