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Homemade Pine Needle Facial Toner

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Before you throw that real pine Christmas tree out or dismantle those lovely natural pine wreaths and garlands you put together for the holidays, gather some pine needles* (or you can cut off fresh pine needles from a living tree anytime of the year) and make a homemade batch of facial toner using just three ingredients. Pine needles, witch hazel and water.
Difficulty: Easy
Let's consider the three ingredients: Pine needles are high in vitamin C and helps improve circulation and complexion. Witch Hazel is an astringent produced from the leaves and bark of the North American Witch-hazel shrub. It tightens the skin, reduce swelling, helps repair broken skin and also fights bacteria. Water - It's best to use filtered water or distilled water where the impurities have been removed.
Combine the three ingredients and you have a wonderful fragrant natural facial toner.
Here's how to make the perfect natural toner:

Place 2 cups of green (fresh) pine needles and 1 cup of filtered or distilled water in a small saucepan.
Bring to boil and then remove from heat. Allow to cool completely.
Strain water and discard pine needles. Stir in 1/2 cup of witch hazel and pour into a small capped bottle.
Apply to face with a cotton ball after cleansing and let dry.
Store in cool, dry place.
This is a mild fragrant, refreshing homemade astringent toner that's cool to your face, helps to shrink pores and firm your skin, giving it a radiant, luminous look that you can make anytime of the year.

To see more: http://plumperfectandme.blogspot.com/2014/12/homemade-pine-needle-facial-toner.html

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  • Cathy W
    Cathy W Portland, OR
    on Dec 29, 2014

    A new "flavor" to add to my collection of toners! Thanks!

  • Dolores
    Dolores South Africa
    on Dec 30, 2014

    most definitely going to make this

  • Sherrie
    Sherrie Provo, UT
    on Dec 31, 2014

    I will have to try this out.

  • Barbara
    Barbara New Castle, PA
    on Dec 31, 2014

    Will gather fresh pine needles and concoct this astringent hoping it will tighten my aged skin. You young ladies are wonderful!

  • Kyn
    Kyn Manchester Township, NJ
    on Dec 31, 2014

    Definitely going to try. Thank you.

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