Let's consider the three ingredients: Pine needles are high in vitamin C and helps improve circulation and complexion. Witch hazel is an astringent produced from the leaves and bark of the North American Witch-hazel shrub. It tightens the skin, reduce swelling, helps repair broken skin and also fights bacteria. Water. It's best to use filtered water or distilled water where the impurities have been removed. Combine the three ingredients and you have a wonderful fragrant natural facial toner.
A facial toner is an astringent and used primarily after cleansing your face and helps to shrink pores. This helps to firm your skin and give it a radiant, luminous look! Here's how to make the perfect natural toner:
2 cups green (fresh) pine needles - not brown
1 cup filtered or distilled water
1/2 cup witch hazel
Place pine needles and water in a small saucepan. Bring to boil and then remove from heat. Allow to cool completely.
Strain water and discard pine needles. Stir in the witch hazel and pour into a small capped bottle.
Apply to face with a cotton ball after cleansing and let dry. Store in cool, dry place.
*You can also cut off fresh pine needles from a living tree anytime of the year.
This is a mild fragrant, refreshing homemade astringent toner.
It has a wonderful smell and is so cool to your face!
Take a little time to enjoy