Total Time
15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a far less expensive alternative to high-priced 'natural' skin tonics. It is easy to make, too, and is a nice treat for yourself.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle witch hazel
  • 4 ml clary sage essential oil
  • 4 ml rosemary essential oil
  • 4 ml geranium essential oil
  • 8 ounces orange flower water (orange flower water is cheaper through ethnic food dealers or spice dealers than through aromatherap)

Directions

  1. Add oils to bottle of witch hazel and shake well.
  2. Fill a small pump-spray bottle (about 2 oz.) half-full of the witch hazel/oil mixture and fill up with orange flower water.
  3. Shake well and keep in refrigerator.
  4. This is a very refreshing facial spray on those hot days!
Most Helpful

This is one of the "most refreshing scents" I've ever used. For the little that it costed me, this is VERY GOOD! I used orange essential oil and lemon essential oil as substitutes for clary sage and germanium essential oils since I did not have those on hand. Also, I did not have witch hazel, so I used Surgical Spirit as a substitute and it worked well. I have used it as a substitute for other similar recipes also and it works well. Orange essential oil goes very well with orange flower water which is what I observed. The scents blend very well and with lemon and rosemary it becomes very refreshing. What I enjoyed watching was this: When I added the orange flower water to the essnential oil and Surgical Spirit mixture, it turned a cloudy white and transported me back to the good old days when I enjoyed carrying out experiments in my Chemistry lab. I made a batch as a gift for my friends' to give away for the festival of Navratri which is from today for the next 9 days. I'm so glad I found this recipe at the right time(this is the gift giving season). Using this right out of the refrigerator is wonderful in the summer months(why didn't I see such a good recipe in these summers! I'm happy in that in the coming summers I'll be able to add this to my gift-giving bag). I also used this on my pulse points right after making it and I feel and smell like I just got out of the shower!;-)

Charishma_Ramchandani September 25, 2003