How to Make a pH Balancer for the Face

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

How to Make a pH Balancer for the Face. Although it's crucial to cleanse the skin daily, cleansing can upset the normal pH balance of your face. Fortunately, pH is easily restored with a pH balancing toner that you can make. Apple cider vinegar is the most effective ingredient to restore balance to your face. Green tea is an antioxidant, and the chamomile and aloe will sooth your skin.

Items you will need

  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  • Small saucepan
  • 2 tsp. dried chamomile blossoms
  • 2 tsp. green tea leaves
  • Strainer
  • Bowl
  • 2 tsp. rose hydrosol
  • 2 tsp. aloe vera gel
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • Decorative plastic bottle
Step 1

Bring 1/2 cup distilled water to a boil in a small saucepan.

Step 2

Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in 2 tsp.of dried chamomile blossoms and 2 tsp. of green tea leaves. Allow the mixture to steep for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 3

Strain the mixture into a bowl and discard the chamomile blossoms and green tea leaves. Strain 2 or 3 times, if necessary.

Step 4

Stir in 2 tsp. of rose hydrysol, 2 tsp. of aloe vera, 2 tsp.of apple cider vinegar and additional herbs. Continue stirring to mix well.

Step 5

Pour the mixture into a decorative plastic bottle and label the bottle.

Step 6

Pat the pH toner gently on your face with a clean cotton ball after each routine facial cleansing and allow it to air dry. Shake the bottle before each use.


  • Add 1 tsp. of lemon juice, 1 tsp. of sage essential oil or 1 tsp. of dried yarrow if you have oily skin. If you have dry, sensitive skin, add 1 tsp. of dried parsley, 1 tsp. of dried marshmallow roots and leaves or 1 tsp. of violet roots and leaves.