6.01.2012

Beauty DIY: Watermelon Toner

I'm back from the beach! If you follow me on Instagram (ElleSees) you saw my 508 (approx.) pictures of the ocean. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I had a great time, minus some jellyfish stings in horrible places! No Instagram pics of that! Anyway, I tried to really unwind, didn't bring my computer, or do anything blog-related. I even put my phone down on occasion. It was an unusual, but nice break. But it was so hot (it's not even summer yet!). I made this watermelon toner to cool off. It worked & was so refreshing. Here's how to make it:

Y O U ' L L  N E E D :

  • 2 tbs watermelon juice (cold!!)
  • 2 tbsp witch hazel
  • 2 tbsp water (optional)
  • Spray bottle (or just about any plastic bottle)
  • Cotton ball/square or cloth
squeeze & squish the watermelon
add witch hazel
pour, spray, use, air or pat dry

T I P S :
  • This mild toner is perfect for refreshing, moisturizing, and very gently cleansing the face.
  • The water isn't really necessary--it helps dilute it and helps if you are over squeezing the watermelon!
  • I've used this before moisturizing and before going to sleep. 
  • I don't rinse it off until the next time I clean my face.
  • There really aren't any specific measurements for this--I found that using around 2 tbsp per ingredient will give enough toner.
  • Use a funnel to make pouring into the bottle easier.
  • Keep it in the fridge to keep it extra cold.
  • This lasts for about a week in the fridge.

Have a great weekend.
Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle


37 comments:

  1. i definitely have to try this! i am in need of a toner and i love watermelon! :)

    <3, Mimi
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  2. definitely something i can try!

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  3. Oh I would get so annoyed squeezing the juice out too! lol Great idea :)

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  4. love it! i'm all about natural now so keep these tips coming. i'm so glad i stumbled upon your blog :)

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  5. I tried this because you said and now my skin is stained RED!!!! The honey bees are following me around too.

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  6. I have never used a toner before, so I am really excited to try this out - especially because I love the scent of watermelon! :)

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  7. This is so cool - how do you discover things like this?

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  8. OMG I am SOOO doing this! WE always use water spritzers on the beach but this sounds way more amazing. Brilliant idea yet again.

    And I loved seeing your pix. Looks like paradise. The color of the water was incredible!

    Have a great weekend, sweetie :) xoxo

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  9. I had no idea this was possible. Why are you so brilliant? I'm just glad that you share your intelligence with others less fortunate -- like me. :)

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  10. Oooh, I should try this - I love the scent of watermelon.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  11. AMAZING POST:) Your blog is so wonderful and Im following..I hope you follow me back:)

    Have an awesome week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  12. Welcome back! I'm glad you had a chance to unplug. It's so important to take a break now and then.

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  13. What an awesome idea! I haven't had watermelon yet this year - this may be the weekend for it! :)

    Thanks for the idea - and so glad you had a wonderful trip (minus the jelly stings!).

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  14. This watermelon toner is such a cool and creative idea! Sorry to hear about the jellyfish, but at least you made it out to the beach.

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  15. Ouch to the jellyfish. Any time I see them I think of the Friends episode. This is such a great idea! Definitely something I should try.

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  16. I wondered what you'd use that watermelon! What a unique way to use it--it sounds so refreshing!

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  17. this sounds like a very refreshing treatment and I bet it smells nice too.

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  18. Will try this! But I love how my hair is after the beach after a hot warm shower :)

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  19. This sounds great!! Hope you had fun at the beach!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  20. I would have never ever ever thought to use watermelon to make a toner!

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  21. Sounds really refreshing. Glad you got away. Welcome back
    XXOO

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  22. Sounds really refreshing. Glad you got away. Welcome back
    XXOO

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  23. This is so up my alley being completely organic and all! I'll have to try it this summer!

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  24. WHATTT? You are so creative haha

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  25. YUMMMY!
    id want to just eat all the watermelon!
    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  26. I have watermelon sitting in my refrigerator. I'll have to try this.

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  27. Your ideas are lovely tasteful and stylish

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  28. i love all of your beauty DIY projects. :) thanks for sharing, elle. btw, love getting glimpses of your life on instagram and glad we reconnected. :) have a great wknd, elle.


    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  29. Looks interesting. My toner only has a few drops left, and I've yet to get a new one. May try this out for a few days first.

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  30. interesting.. isn't it a bit sticky though, from the melon juice?

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  31. Interesting. I've never thought of using watermelon as a toner or to put on my face. Wouldn't it be a bit sticky?

    ♥ laura
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  32. Hmm looks like something I should try! Hope you have a great weekend girl and glad you had fun at the beach!! :)

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  33. Brilliant to make watermelon toner ... witchazel is a godsend! This weekend I took a big step away form social media because of friend's weddings. It felt great and weird at the same time, but will soon be back to normal. -xo

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  34. I'd like to give this a try. I'm on a hunt for witch hazel and watermelon at the store tomorrow.

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