Antiseptic Toner for Acne

This is an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory recipe.   The use of this toner will help you prevent infections by decreasing bacterial growth.  You can also add antiseptic herbs to your toner such as basil leaves, lavender flowers, lemon balm, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, garden sage, and sweet thyme.  You do not have to use all of them together.  Just use the ones available.


4oz of distilled water or herbal infusion (tea)[1]

1 tbs. Cider vinegar

1tbls. Witch Hazel lotion

1 tsp. Honey

2 drops Tea Tree essential oil

2 drops Bergamot essential oil

2 drops Juniper essential oil

3 drops Vitamin E (to prevent scarring from acne)

In a small spray bottle or glass bottle, add the herbal infusion or distilled water.  Add the vinegar and witch hazel.  Add the essential oils to the honey, in a large spoon or saucer and mix well.  Add the aromatic honey to the water and shake very well to mix completely.  Label.  Mist over the face after cleansing or moisten a cotton pad and smooth over the face to remove oil and dirt during the day.

Have Fun and let me know how it went!
Yamin Chehin L.Ac, Dipl O.M