With all the pollution and harsh products filled with toxins that our skin is exposed to, sometimes we need a little something extra to balance it all out. This clarifying toner neutralizes skin’s pH, reduces pore size, and helps support healthy inflammation and irritation in skin that can occur from the toxins we are exposed to in everyday life. Reset your skin with this clarifying facial toner.

Clean Clarifying Facial Toner


  • 1/3 c. distilled water 
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme  
  • 1 drop lemon essential oil 
  • 2 drops tea tree essential oil 
  • ½ TBSP raw apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 TBSP + 1 tsp witch hazel  


  1. In a small pot, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in dried thyme. Allow it to steep and cool for about 20 mins. Strain thyme from water and discard. Set water aside.  
  1. In a medium sized glass bowl, combine lemon and essential oils with vinegar. Add in witch hazel. While stirring, slowly add in the thyme-infused water.  
  1. Once completely cooled, add mixture to a glass bottle or container for storage in the refrigerator. 
  1. Shake before using; pour the toner onto a cotton round and gently wipe your clean face, concentrating on the T-zone. Allow it to dry, then apply your AnnieMak Clean Skincare products. 

Note: Storing toner in the refrigerator keeps it fresh for up to 4 days while also providing a cooling effect that seals pores. 


If you loved this Clean Clarifying Facial Toner recipe, here’s another clean skincare recipe you can try: Rose Face Oil Inflammation Support  


Check out the ingredient benefits for your skin!  

  • Distilled Water – offers multiple benefits for your skin. It enhances the effectiveness and absorption of active ingredients. Distilled water can also minimize the risk of allergic reactions and skin irritations. It also provides a refreshing and hydrating effect, leaving the skin feeling supple and soft. 
  • Thyme – known to stimulate the skin, which is beneficial for circulation and increasing blood flow to the skin. This wakes up fatigued skin and boosts overall skin health. Thyme can increase circulation and can make it possible for scar tissue from acne or other skin injuries to slowly start to fade. 
  • Lemon Essential Oil – can completely transform your skincare game by lightening dark spots, treating acne and providing ,plumper, tighter skin. Lemons are high in Vitamin C, which is an antioxidant and a brightening agent. Using a face mask with a few drops of lemon juice will remove excess oil from your skin and reduce acne. 
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil – the anti-inflammatory effect of tea tree oil helps to relieve and soothe irritated and painful skin. Tea tree essential oil can aid in treating acne because of its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Tea tree essential oil can also calm swelling, redness, and inflammation. It may help to prevent and reduce acne scars, giving you smooth, clear skin. 
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – With powerful antimicrobial properties known to help ease skin infections and soothe irritation, apple cider vinegar can help keep irritants out. It works to restore the natural pH balance of your skin and lock moisture in. Apple cider vinegar also acts as a toner to firm and tighten your skin. 
  • Witch Hazel – has many benefits for skin, including tightening pores, relieving inflammation, and helping with razor burns and bumps, especially when paired with moisturizing and healing skincare ingredients. It helps reduce acne, due to cleansing your skin of excess oil. Those with extremely dry or sensitive skin should use caution when applying witch hazel as it may further irritate the skin. 
  • AnnieMak Clean Skincare Restore Vitamin C Serum – With the highest concentration of vitamin C in the industry (26%), vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and organic aloe vera, Restore Vitamin C Serum is designed to speed up your skin cell regeneration rate while flooding the layers of your skin with nourishing natural, pure, and organic ingredients that promote luminous, smooth, and even-looking skin. 
  • AnnieMak Clean Skincare Reverse Anti-Aging Serum – was scientifically formulated to flood the layers of your skin with natural, clean, and pure ingredients that support cellular structure and promote a luminous, smooth, and even-looking complexion. This anti-wrinkle serum is built on the perfect two-nutrient combination of organic tremella mushroom and argan plant stem cells, combined with patented anti-aging ingredients and nourishing skin oils rich in healing antioxidants. Reverse penetrates beyond the skin’s surface and works at a cellular level to keep skin hydrated and radiant while minimizing wrinkle depth and appearance. 
  • AnnieMak Clean Skincare’s Renew Eye Cream – The skin around your eyes is more fragile, more prone to dryness, and quicker to show age and fatigue than the rest of your face. That’s why you need an eye-cream-specific moisturizer if you’re going to get the best results. Renew Eye Cream is scientifically formulated to hydrate, smooth, brighten, and strengthen the skin around the eye. It contains only the very best clean and pure ingredients such as organic jojoba oil, organic witch hazel, manuka honey, and a highly advanced peptide technology that reduces eye puffiness, redness, dryness, and dark circles. The result is eyes that look younger and more vibrant than ever. It’s great for moisturizing lips and reducing the wrinkles around your mouth as well!