Harvest Skin Toner: Mayan Secret Formula

Rachel C, AZ, asks: Spas tend to use fruits and vegetables to care for the skin. What would you suggest?

Annie says: Here is a wonderful fruit-and-vegetable-based formula for a skin toner, one that was decoded from an old Mayan text of beauty formulas by a Mexican archaeologist. The nourishing and skin softening ingredients in this toner are beyond compare. A good time to make this toner is when the harvest is bountiful. If you donít own a juicer, borrow one and make large batches, freeze the mixture in ice cube trays, and pop out a cube as needed. Cucumber juice could be made in a blender. You can also make just a weekís worth of this toner at a time.

Zazil Toner
1/4 cup cucumber juice (the same pH as the skin)
1/8 cup carrot juice (rich in vitamin A)
1/2 cup spearmint infusion (considered one of the best cosmetic herbs)
1/4 cup chamomile infusion (avoid if you are sensitive to ragweed)
1/2 cup lemon juice (an alpha hydroxy acid)

Make the cucumber juice and carrot juice. Make strong spearmint and chamomile teas, and let cool. Combine all the ingredients in a glass jar and shake to blend. If you freeze the mixture in ice cube trays, just pop out a cube and rub it over your face, then put the cube in the refrigerator and use the toner over the next few days.


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

Great article! Thanks!

Tanya W.
Tanya W4 years ago


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen5 years ago

Thank you :)

wchi wink
.5 years ago

soundsl ike a good recipe!

Melissah Chadwick
Past Member 5 years ago


Sandi C.
Sandi C5 years ago

Thanks for sharing!

annie s.
christine s5 years ago

Great idea ,must try it !!!!!

Marianne B.
Marianne B5 years ago

Interesting...wasn't aware Mayans had cucumbers??

Samantha Shira
Samantha Shira5 years ago

thanks, might have to try it.