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.

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


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen5 years ago

Thank you :)

Marianne Good
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jennifer M.
Jennifer M6 years ago

I love these recipes-thank you

Pat Vee
Pat Vee6 years ago

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

Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Thanks for this article.

Ana B.
Ana B6 years ago

interesting! thank you!

Lauren Savard
Lauren Savard6 years ago

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! :)

Valerie G.
Valerie G6 years ago

Thank you Annie!

Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Thanks Annie.