A refreshing, balancing green apple toner spiked with mint and vodka.
There’s something so refreshing about a crisp, tart green apple. Go figure that green apples would make the perfect base for a refreshing facial toner. Apples have high concentrations of pectin, which among many other health benefits, is a antioxidant that helps fight aging (yee-haw!).
The slight hint of mint in this recipe cools and soothes the skin and helps control breakouts. Add in a dash of vodka — a natural preservative (yes, really!) — and finish with a dose of witch hazel — a balancing natural astringent — and you have a lovely facial spritz for post-cleanse balancing and toning. Truly, you can use this any time you need a pick-me-up. Just resist the urge to squirt it in your mouth!
Here’s what you need:
- 1 green apple
- 2 teaspoons filtered or mineral water
- 1 fresh mint sprig (about 4 leaves)
- 3 tablespoons vodka
- 1/4 cup witch hazel
Here’s what you do:
Cut up the unpeeled apple into chunks, removing the seeds. Place the apple, water and mint in a blender or food processor and puree until the mixture is as liquid as you can get it. Drape the cheesecloth over a bowl and pour the puree on top of it. Gather up the sides of the cheesecloth, twist the top and squeeze out as much juice as you can from the puree. Add the vodka and witch hazel to the juice and using a sieve, pour the mixture into a small spray bottle. Store the green apple toner in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Tip: Pop this spritz in your cooler when you’re kicking it poolside or at an outdoor event.
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