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Make Citrus Mint Toner

Make Citrus Mint Toner

A splash of this easy-to-make formula will perk up a tired or oily complexion and bring some sparkle to your skin. It uses ingredients that are both refreshing and abundant at this time of year; together they make this toner smell mouth-wateringly delicious.

Your skin will thank you for this enlivening toning formula.

1 cup water
1/4 cup lemon peel, finely grated
1/4 cup grapefruit peel, finely grated
1 cup fresh mint leaves

1. Bring water to a rapid boil and add other ingredients. Boil 1 to 2 minutes, until peels are soft and slightly translucent.

2. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then strain and discard solids.

3. Store formula in the refrigerator and use a splash whenever needed to perk up your skin.

Mixture keeps for 2 to 3 weeks.

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Inspired by 365 Simple Pleasures, collected by Susannah Seton (Conari Press, 2001).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:28AM PST on Jan 6, 2013

Thank you :)

11:32AM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

3:03PM PDT on May 22, 2012

Thank you

4:54PM PDT on Sep 11, 2011

I love these recipes-thank you

7:17PM PDT on Aug 9, 2011

I would be tempted to drink it,sounds refreshing ty.

12:38AM PDT on Aug 9, 2011

Thanks for this article.

4:59AM PDT on Aug 6, 2011

interesting! thank you!

8:47PM PDT on Aug 5, 2011

I'm guessing it smells nice, along with it being so refreshing on the skin. I'll have to remember to try it some time; thanks! :)

11:23AM PDT on Jul 25, 2011

Thank you Annie!

12:52PM PDT on Jun 25, 2011

Thanks Annie.

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