Apple Cider Vinegar and Green Tea Toner

It looks a little like cloudy lemonade.

Back in April I added this homemade toner to my skincare routine.  Despite my fears that apple cider vinegar and aspirin might be too harsh for daily use on my face, I’ve been consistently pleased with their effects on my skin.  Over the summer, however, I read something in this Beauty 101 post on praising the benefits of green tea when used on the face.  So I decided to modify my toner recipe a little bit, and I’m very glad that I did. The benefits of green tea far exceed the marginal amount of extra work required to add it to this toner recipe.

To make this toner, you’ll need:

  • 12 oz or 1 1/2 C water
  • one bag of plain green tea
  • 4 T apple cider vinegar (I used organic, unfiltered Braggs)
  • 20 aspirin

Heat the water until boiling and then steep the green tea, covered, for 5-10 minutes.  Discard the tea bag.  In the meantime, crush the aspirin with a mortar and pestle (or a heavy spoon in a bowl, if you don’t have one) and funnel it into the bottle.  Then pour in the ACV and green tea, screw the top on, and shake until the contents dissolve.  That’s it!

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