Ditch the harmful chemicals found in conventional beauty products and set up a fun spa night for your kiddo’s next slumber party or for mom and daughter time. This Green Tea Toner blend is great to use daily for normal and combination skin because the ingredients complement each other so well. Green tea gently reduces oil production and shrinks pores and witch hazel alleviates irritations and inflammations. Aloe vera provides a moisture-retaining protective layer for the skin.
You can find more DIY spa recipes in the 2018 Winter issue of KIWI magazine starting on page 13, available for free online. (Adapted from Girls’ Home Spa Lab© by Maya Pagán, used with permission from Storey Publishing.)
WHAT YOU NEED
2 green tea bags
1/2 cup distilled or purified water
1 Tablespoon aloe vera gel
1 Tablespoon witch hazel
HOW TO MAKE IT
1. Make tea: Place the tea bags in a glass measuring cup with a spout. Heat the water over high heat until it is almost—but not quite—boiling. Pour the hot water over the tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes. Then remove the tea bags and let the tea cool to room temperature.
2. Add the aloe vera gel and witch hazel to the tea and stir until thoroughly combined.
3. Transfer the mixture to a small bottle with a lid for storage.
HOW TO USE IT
1. Cleanse your face. Then apply a small amount of the toner to a cotton ball and wipe gently all over your face.