DIY Natural Beauty Recipe – Cucumber Honey Toner

Fresh is the theme of the week!  January plods on and in London we have entered a distinct cold snap.  In order to keep vitamin levels (and spirits) up and to avoid simply going into hibernation at this time of year – it’s time to inject as much zing and zest into life as possible, and the beauty regime is no exception.

In The Digital Panacea’s quest to find the best free resources on the web and construct a free searchable recipe book bursting with natural beauty concoctions for you to make with the ingredients you find in your fridge, we have uncovered this gem from

Janice Cox, author of the enticing-sounding ‘Natural Beauty At Home’ presents 12 classic recipes designed to help those keen to save money, have fun and shine their way to natural beauty by creating treatments at home.  All 12 recipes look fabulous, however our favourite is the Cucumber Honey Toner.

Best for: dry skin types
Benefits: cleanses and moisturizes

30ml (1 fl. oz.) aloe vera gel
50ml (1/5 cup) olive oil
30ml (1 fl. oz.) rosewater
4 drops rose essential oil
2 drops grapefruit seed extract

Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor and decant into a small bottle. Ideally, keep in the fridge. Shake before use, as the ingredients may separate. Massage into your face and remove with either a muslin cloth or water.


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