DIY Essential Oil Toner + Organic Makeup Giveaway

A few weeks ago, Amanda from Beauty Green Cosmetics contacted me. She has just launched her own store of hand made organic makeup, and reached out to tell me that she was originally inspired by some of my recipes.

Not only was a flattered, but I was touched by Amanda’s desire to create these beauty products so that people going through Chemo Therapy would be able to use them without spending an arm and a leg. I didn’t realize there was such a need, and I am impressed that she’s decided to fill it.

Amanda offered to share her recipe for Toner here, and to sponsor a giveaway of several of her new products!! Don’t forget to sign up for the giveaway at the bottom of the post!



DIY Toner with Essential oils on


  • Apple Cider Vinegar (I have not found a difference in the effectiveness  between the organic vinegar and witch hazel versus the non-organic versions. If you can’t find the organic products, don’t sweat it. Your toner will still work well, but our goal here is to live toxin free. )
  • Witch Hazel
  • Essential Oils (Optional)

How To Make It:

  • When first beginning this product, start off with:
  • 2 parts witch hazel (video example: half cup)
  • 1 part apple cider vinegar (video example: quarter cup)
  • 15-20 drops of skin- relevant essential oils (Oily/acne prone skin? Use Tea Tree and Lavender.)

If you find this combination stings your skin too much, try adding more witch hazel. If you feel little or no tingling at all, add more apple cider vinegar.

Video Tutorial:

The science behind it:

(*Cheesy song plays* She blinded me… with SCIENCE!)
Witch hazel is a natural anti bacterial and can help to reduce pore size while  tightening and firming the skin.

Apple Cider Vinegar will balance the pH levels in your skin that can be thrown off balance by your soap, the air, the impurities in your environment, the food you eat, etc.

The essential oils can help to soothe and treat any skin issues you have. (Tea tree, for example, is great for treating acne and Lavender is very soothing on irritated skin.) Be cautious when using citric EO’s. They’re GREAT for treating skin issues but they can leave your delicate canvas more susceptible to the sun.

You’ll notice results with this product within a few days or less!

Be happy, and naturally beautiful!



Now for the giveaway! Amanda is giving away one complete gift basket of several of her products.

The winner will receive their choice of foundation color, their choice of blush color, small blue pod of (2oz) Dreamy Creamy moisturizer, the brand spanking new bronzer and the Minx Mascara.

All of these items are customizable for skin type.
Check out the Beauty Green Website for even more products!!

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Kayla Domeyer

My name is Kayla and I am a Graphic Designer. That means that I love pretty things, and also that I like to make free printables! I'm so happy that you've stopped by to visit my blog, and I hope you will follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest or Instagram!! (Yeah, and I'm totally addicted to the internet).

26 thoughts on “DIY Essential Oil Toner + Organic Makeup Giveaway

    1. Hey Kandy!

      The only thing I would check on is the essential oils. Some are pretty powerful and might not be recommended. That said, you could make this recipe without the essential oils, or try my Anti-Acne Thyme Toner. Witch hazel and the vinegar should pose no problem for pregnancy.

  1. Looking forward to trying your products. I’ve been under the weather and not been wearing make up. Time for that to change!

  2. I’ve been using beauty green since it was released. I can honestly say I don’t feel guilty using a product. It is good for your skin and very affordable. Unlike many organic cosmetics this is a win! Also try the cheeky marina a bronzer made to highlight the very best in your beautiful already gorgeous self! :=)

  3. I have very sensitive skin, and break out into a rash with some of the simplest commercial products. I wonder how your makeup and deodorant work with my skin type.

    1. Amanda’s products are specifically formulated for each skin type. Be sure to check with her about her products and your sensitive skin!

    2. Michelle, we have had SO many success stories with ultra sensitive skin. Check the ingredients list on each of the products to make sure you don’t have related allergies before you purchase.
      And remember, true beauty doesn’t come from makeup. You’re already teeming with it! 😉

  4. I have really been trying to use more organic products, not just from the grocery store but also including my makeup. This cosmetic line sounds fantastic!

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