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Organic Rosewater Toner for Acne Prone Skin | Kimberly Elise Natural Living

This Do-It-Yourself organic red rosewater toner helps to prevent and heal acne-prone skin, and it’s very easy to make.

You can use fresh roses; however, I found it easiest to use organic roses from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Rosewater helps to reduce inflammation and has mild astringent qualities; therefore, it calms and soothes the skin.

Witch hazel removes excess makeup, oil, and bacteria. Witch hazel can be too strong for sensitive skin types, but I use only a small portion in my recipe. Be sure to use witch-hazel that is alcohol-free so you do not dry out your skin.

Tea tree oil helps to kill bacteria and is effective against fighting acne. Tea tree oil is very strong, and must never be used alone.

Aloe Vera Gel nourishes dry skin, helps wounds heal, and soothes the skin. I love aloe vera gel that is derived fresh from the aloe vera plant.

Rosewater Toner

Rosewater Toner - (You Will Need)



Rosewater Toner (Directions)



  1. Combine 1 part witch hazel extract with 2 parts pure, filtered water. (If your skin is particularly oily and not sensative, use 2 parts witch hazel.)
  2. Rinse rose petals to remove bugs and bacteria. Place rose petals in a steel line filter.
  3. Dip rose petals in witch hazel / water mix for 3 to 7 minutes. Remove once you’ve reached desired color (I like a deep pink, just before the water turns brown).
  4. Stir in 1/2 part aloe vera gel.
  5. If you’d like, add 3 or 4 drops of tea tree oil.

I love to put my D-I-Y recipes into elegant, original bottles, so I poured this rosewater toner into a recycled, disinfected Trader Joe’s wine bottle. As a reminder, I made a label and tied it around the handle with string.




For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

This toner is not for internal use; do not drink. Keep away from children.

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  • Reply
    October 23, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Can I add aloe vera gel that is found in pharmacies(99% aloe vera gel)?

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    Nicole Mitchell
    June 6, 2015 at 4:39 am

    My skin is oily and acne prone it has good days and bad days:0) Can’t wait to try this!

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    Cynthia Davis
    April 8, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    What is the shelf life for this? do i need to use a preservative?

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    March 14, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I’m definitely going to try this!

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    Antoinette Dickerson
    December 6, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    My skin is not to bad like it used to be but I would still love to try this. Where can I find the ingredients

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    Shauna Worrell-Waldron
    November 24, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Thank you Kimberly Elise for this recipe. I’m looking forward to trying it out!!

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    Rasheedah wilkerson
    November 24, 2014 at 1:02 am

    I will love to try and make this kim” i will keep you updated.
    also do you have a product for natural hair growth?

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    Charlene Makarits
    November 21, 2014 at 3:11 am

    Would love to try this

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    November 20, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I’ll try that because my skin is very oily and I have acne-prone skin thanks.

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      Kimberly Elise
      November 22, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      The rosewater may help with the inflammation you may be experiencing.

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