Monday, 11 June 2012


Hi everyone!
Today i am going to share with you a do it yourself tea tree oil toner for acne prone skin. Summers make my skin sweat which leads to clogging of pores and eventually results in a bunch of acne. So i was on the look out for a home made and 100% natural toner for my face using tea tree essential oil. While searching the internet for this DIY i stumbled upon this procedure given here, which was pretty simple and i had all the ingredients mentioned with me at that moment. So i went ahead and tried it.

Here is my version of DIY tea tree toner:


1. An empty bottle - preferably a 50 ml one.
Since i did not have any small bottles, i used my cetaphil bottle 125 ml.

2. Glycerin - 2 ml
I used half a teaspoon glycerin ( 1 teaspoon = 5 ml, so 1/2 teaspoon = 2.5 ml )

Glycerin is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs water from the air. It fills in microscopic voids and cracks in the surface of dry skin. It makes your face appear smoother and healthier. It has healing properties and does not irritate the skin.

3. Water
I have used 50 ml of drinking water.

4. Tea tree essential oil - 7 drops.

Tea tree oil has anti fungal, anti bacterial  properties and hence destroys the bacteria causing acne on skin. So it is excellent for preventing acne and to treat existing breakouts without any side effects.

5. Lavender essential oil - 3 drops

Lavender oil is good for getting rid of acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammations. It heals wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns rapidly as it aids in the formation of scar tissues.

6. Vitamin-e capsule - 1

Vitamin-e oil is an excellent moisturizer and helps in reducing wrinkles, scars, brown spots and improves the skin complexion. It also helps to keep the toner fresh for longer period, something like a natural preservative.


1. Pour the 50 ml water in the empty bottle.
2. Add glycerin, tea tree oil, lavender oil and vitamin-e oil into the bottle.
3. Now shake the bottle well till the oils get mixed (could you see the froth?).

And that is it! Your done! Simple na?
I have been using this toner along with tea tree oil spot treatment on my acne and its all gone in just 3 days! Am so happy and satisfied with this toner that am never gonna get a drugstore toner for a while and continue using this :)


  1. liked it very much.... :) do visit my blog

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  2. Nice idea :)

    Thank you for such a lovely comment on my previous post :)

    Maybe you have time to read my New Post- Similar Difference


  3. I think this looks like the best tea tree toner recipe I've seen so far and how exciting that you've seen such amazing results so soon. I will be trying it but i'm curious to know if the oils separate from the water at all?


  4. No Hannah. That's why the glycerin is there.