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Apple Cider Vinegar Toner Recipe

Most people think of apple cider vinegar as something that helps with acne, but it also can keep skin looking youthful by supporting an "invisible veil" that protects skin integrity. Here's how to use it as a skin toner.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Author Heather Dessinger



To Make Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

  • Using the ratio that is best for your skin type (see notes sections for details), combine the apple cider vinegar and distilled water (or hydrosol) together.
  • If adding witch hazel, add 1-2 teaspoons per 1/4 cup.
  • Pour in a clean, airtight jar.

To Use Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

  • Apply to clean skin using a cotton ball or clean cloth. Some people prefer to pour it into a small spray bottle and spritz it on - that works too!
  • Allow the apple cider vinegar toner to dry, then follow with a moisturizer like this face serum recipe.


Choosing The Right Concentration For Your Skin: 

Because your skin is unique, the ratio of apple cider vinegar to water (or hydrosol) that works best for you may be different than what works best for someone else. I recommend starting with concentration that best matches your skin type, then increasing or decreasing the amount of apple cider vinegar if needed.
This recipe is listed in "parts" instead of exact amounts so that you can make the batch size you prefer. So, for example, if it calls for 1 part apple cider vinegar to 4 parts distilled water or hydrosol, that can mean 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 4 tablespoons water/hydrosol, or 1 ounce vinegar to 4 ounces water/hydrosol.
1:4 Ratio - Recommended for dry skin/ sensitive skin: 1 part apple cider vinegar to 4 parts distilled water or hydrosol. 
1:2 Ratio - Recommended for normal skin: 1 part apple cider vinegar to 2 parts distilled water or hydrosol.
1:1 Ratio - Recommended for oily skin: 1 part apple cider vinegar to 1 part distilled water or hydrosol.