Homemade Mint, Neem and Lemon Toner: Do It Yourself

Homemade Mint, Neem and Lemon Toner:  Do It Yourself

We all want beautiful, clean and problem-free skin, don’t we? Cleansing, toning and moisturizing every day is the first step towards getting a flawless skin. There are several readymade options available in the market as per various skin types; however, natural ingredients provide permanent and effective solution for various skin concerns. Today’s post is about one such effective and easy-to-prepare toner for people with combination and oily skin.

Homemade mint toner

Ingredients Needed:

Homemade mint toner

  • Mint leaves.
  • Neem leaves.
  • Lemon.


1. First, take 8-10 stems of mint (pudina) plant.  Wash it properly with tap water and sort out the leaves.  Wash the leaves well and place them in a container.

2. Now, take some 35-40 neem leaves, wash them properly and put them in a separate container. You can also take neem fruit (nimboli) if you like.  I usually use nimboli too while making various face packs using neem leaves.

3. Boil a concoction of mint leaves in a tumbler of water and when this concoction remains about half the original volume of water, switch off the flame and let the liquid cool down to normal room temperature.  The liquid looks yellowish-green in colour and has a herbal aroma.

Homemade mint toner

4.  Repeat the process with neem leaves and nimboli as well.

Homemade mint toner

5. Now, separate the liquid from leaves using a strainer for both mint and neem concoction.

Homemade mint toner

6. Mix both the concoctions together.

7. Now take a lemon, squeeze out the juice into the concoction as per your requirement. I generally add the juice of half a piece of lemon in this toner.

Homemade mint toner

8. Mix the liquid well and transfer it in a bottle for future use.

Homemade mint toner


1.  You can apply this toner all over your face leaving out the under eye area and area around the lips.

2.  Store this toner in the refrigerator and you can use it for a maximum of 5-6 days, you can make a fresh batch afterwards.  If at any point, you notice a weird smell, discard it and make a fresh batch.

3. While you use this toner on a regular basis, don’t forget to apply sunscreen religiously as the lemon present in this toner makes your skin extra sensitive towards the harmful UVA/UVB sun rays.


This toner is my HG toner and I am using it since the last six months. This toner is easy to make and very effective when it comes to toning my oily and acne-prone skin. Now, I am detailing out the benefits of individual ingredients used in this toner:

  • Mint: Mint leaves naturally have a sufficient content of salicylic acid which is well known for treating acne and also clears away dead sin cells.  Mint deeply cleanses pores and also prevents excess sebum secretion.
  • Neem: Neem leaves cure various skin infections including the infections caused by fungus. Neem is renowned for clearing pimples, blackheads and occasional breakouts.
  • Lemon: Lemon is power packed with ascorbic acid which is awonder ingredient and a boon for oily skin. It lightens complexion and also prevents zits and blemishes.

Girls, isn’t this toner easy to make? It’s effective and natural. When we have so many beneficial ingredients around us, then why to opt for harmful chemicals.  Pick some ingredients as per your own skin type and prepare a toner for yourself too, just like I did to prepare this effective toner for myself.

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13 thoughts on “Homemade Mint, Neem and Lemon Toner: Do It Yourself

  1. I love u for sharing this amazing product..I have very oily skin with occasional acne..this is very useful and easy..thank u *puchhi*

  2. It has been such a long tym that i have seen a diy here . . . . Better late than never . . . . . Thankoos shazia for breakng the chain of so many INTEZAARS rofl rofl
    mine green tea wala toner works equaly well

  3. Samreen is right – YAY for more DIYs. (I use the pore tightening one pretty often!)

    I might try this – I am really lazy so I tend not to make the ones that require collecting and then cooking things, but I need a good toner really badly!

    What is the effect on large pores? I have huge big ones. *waaa* A toner which battles acne, oiliness AND large pores would make you my goddess.

    1. *nababana* *nababana* No Rohini..sadly it didnt worked on large pores..me too have orange rind like skin texture *waaa* I too am searching a magical potion for those

  4. Rohini u can go for the green tea one . . . . Bring a cup of filtered water to boil nd insert a green tea bag into it . . . . Keep boilng for 7-8 mins . . . Switch off the flame nd let the liquid cool down . . . . Strain the liquid of any residue nd fil a spray botle or a regular botle . . Use as a toner . . Good to be usd for next 2-3 weeks.u cn evn add ginger pieces for extra benefits . . . Freeze the liquid in an ice cube tray nd use it daily in the morning nd night to tighten nd brighten nd nourishng ua face

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