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Hibiscus Tea Toner Mist with Vitamin C

A simple vitamin C toner recipe that's easy to make, inexpensive, and highly effective at strengthening the skin's defenses against aging.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: DIY Beauty
Cuisine: Beauty
Keyword: skincare, tea
Yield: 7 oz
Author: Stephanie Gerber
Cost: $5


  • Tea kettle
  • Heat-proof mug or cup
  • Small spritzer bottle



  • Bring 6 ounces of water to a boil. Place 3 tea bags in a heat-proof glass, and pour the hot water over the tea bags. Steep covered for 20 minutes.
  • Remove teabags and add 1 ounce of alcohol-free witch hazel and 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin C powder. Stir well to dissolve the vitamin C powder.
  • Transfer to a small spray bottle. Keep in a cool, dry spot and use within 2 weeks. Refrigerate for longer shelf life.


A dark colored bottle will slow the breakdown of vitamin C, but I'll admit that I used a clear bottle because I love the bright red color. Either way, it should last 2 weeks when stored in the refrigerator.
Since this recipe makes so much, try freezing your leftover toner in an ice cube tray and thawing cubes one at a time whenever you run out of toner.
To use the first time, apply a bit to the neck and wait an hour or two to make sure you don’t have any sensitivity. Then use morning and night after washing your face.