DIY Lavender & Lemon Astringent uses the power of Witch Hazel and other natural ingredients to help cleanse, balance, and refresh the skin. No more harsh chemicals for your lovely face!
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DIY Lavender & Lemon Astringent
I hate washing my face. Like, HATE IT. I love putting on make up and I like the way I look when I wear it. However, I will avoid taking it off as long as possible.
This means that for the most part, I put on make up, wear it all day, sleep in it and then touch it up in the morning. Yup. I know it’s gross but that’s just how I roll.
Since I don’t want to break out constantly, seeing that I always have something on my face, I like using astringent between washings. It helps get the powder and dirt off my face.
Years ago I got into making as many beauty products for myself as possible and started researching astringent. There are several essential oils that are good for skin. I decided which ones I liked best and made up my own mixture. I love the way this Lavender and lemon astringent turned out and I think you will too!
Natural Ingredients for Astringent
There are tons of natural ingredients that you can use on your face. The ingredients in this astringent are ones that I find work well together and leave skin nice and clean.
The word lavender is derived from the Latin word Lavare which means to wash. This oil is a powerful antibacterial. Because of this, it is considered effective in treating various skin conditions like acne and psoriasis. Lavender inhibits the bacteria that causes skin infections. It also can help ease itchy and irritated skin.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is antibacterial and antimicrobial to fight against the bacteria that causes acne. It also is antiseptic and helps heal wounds. It is so effective that it has been known to kill MRSA, treat staph wounds, fight athletes foot, and effectively clear up acne, eczema and warts.
Helps boost your mood, balance PH levels and detox the skin. Lemon essential oil does contain furanocoumarins which causes photosensitivity. Make sure to use sunblock if you use the astringent in the morning. (But, really, use sunblock anyway!)
Witch hazel is a natural, anti-irritant astringent that has the ability to remove access oil from the skin. It gets deep into pores to remove dirt and opens the pores to lessen swelling which will reduce your chances of acne.
Essential Oil Brands
Before I go into the recipe, I just want to say that I am not a HUGE fan of essential oil brands. You will not hear from me how amazing I think Doterra is or how Young Living oils are the best and most natural on the planet. I just won’t.
Want to know why? I can’t afford 100 dollars for a bottle of frankincense. I just can’t. And I don’t want to annoy people by trying to sell it to them either. I ain’t got time for that and I am not naggy enough to do it.
Lucky for me, you can get essential oils that work fine and aren’t going to break the bank. Here in Texas, I can get the NOW brand at our grocery store at a reasonable price. Works for me!!
How to Make Lavender and Lemon Astringent
This is such an easy astringent recipe. This won’t make a huge batch because I like to make sure the astringent is fresh since it’s going on my face.
- Plastic or glass 2 oz bottle
- Witch Hazel (it’s cheaper to buy in stores so don’t use our affiliate link unless you’re really lazy :))
- Lavender oil
- Tea Tree oil
- Lemon juice (or lemon oil) Lemon juice will have a slightly shorter shelve life but since we’re making a small batch you shouldn’t have to worry about it.
- First, take a plastic (or glass) bottle and fill it 3/4 of the way with witch hazel. Again, it is up to you which brand and how much you spend.
- Then, I like to add 5 to 8 drops of lavender essential oil, 5 to 8 drops of Tea Tree oil, and then I squeeze some lemon juice in to fill it the rest of the way.
I have never had it go bad on me before I used all of it and this does not need to be refrigerated. Instead of lemon juice, you could always do lemon essential oils as well. Shake well before use.
Homemade Astringent Recipe
Stop buying store bought astringent or toner and make your own using natural ingredients. I promise you’ll love the feeling of this DIY Lavender and Lemon Astringent. Your face will be clean and happy!