07 May 2014

DIY Cooling Cucumber Tonic Recipe

I've posted several tonics on my blog, but this one is a little different.  Most tonic recipes use vodka and witch hazel, so you can't use them on sunburned or damaged skin.  This recipe doesn't have any alcohol in it, so it is perfect for damaged skin.

I'm posting this cooling cucumber tonic recipe a little prematurely so you'll have it for this summer.  It doesn't need to steep like most tonics, so you can use it right away.  Try this the next time you get a sunburn or your skin gets wind damaged.  It will give you an immediate cooling relief.

I also like to use this for under eye circles.  You can just use a cucumber, but I make this in the spring when my allergies go nuts and my skin gets itchy.  It's cooling, calming, and easy to make.

DIY Cooling Cucumber Tonic

What You Need

  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon distilled water
  • Blender
  • Strainer
  1. Peel, seed, and cube the cucumber.
  2. Place it in the blender with the water.  
  3. Blend on medium or pulse until you get a thick pulp.
  4. Strain the juice in to a bowl.  Discard pulp.
To use this cooling cucumber tonic recipe, use a cotton pad to apply to your under eyes or anywhere that needs some TLC.  Be careful not to get this in your eyes.

You can store this in the fridge up to three days before discarding.

I think this is about the easiest tonic recipe that I've posted!  I love that it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare, so you can make it when you need it without waiting for it to steep.

If you're looking for a traditional toner recipe, try this spicy toner for men or this parsley and peppermint tonic recipe.  

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