D.I.Y. Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar TonerFor the past year, I’ve seen radical improvement in my skin ever since I started using a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water as an all natural toner. I apply the toner every single night and on some mornings to my face and neck after cleansing. In the past I honestly did not see the purpose of using a toner, and I just thought it was another way for companies to get us to buy more of something that really wasn’t necessary. I TAKE THAT BACK!

DIY APPLE CIDER VINEGAR TONERAn apple cider vinegar toner does so freaking much. It’s anti-bacterial and an antiseptic, which is an added bonus when dealing with skin infections and conditions like acne and eczema (which btw I have struggled with both in the past). It can help improve your overall complexion by balancing and restoring your skin’s natural pH. It tightens pores, it clears away excess oils and makeup, it helps to lighten sun and age spots, it helps clear up acne and it fights future breakouts…See I told you…it does so freaking much. & best of all? It’s so freaking affordable and contains none of those mumbo-jumbo chemicals like many other toners on the market. That my dear friends is what I call the ultimate SCORE!!! I have yet to find a toner out there that can duplicate its properties.



Preparation Time: Under 3 minutes

Preparation Method: In your empty container mix apple cider vinegar with water. Usually, the suggested the ratio is 1:1 (so one part ACV & one part water), however, it really depends on how your skin reacts to the vinegar. I suggest to do a patch test on your skin to see how it reacts with ACV and use the sensitive ratio first before increasing the amount of AVC you use. If you think your little concoction is too weak, then slowly increase the ratio of AVC to water.
For sensitive skin- dry skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 4 parts water

For normal skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water

For combination-oily skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 1 part water

Application Method: Wipe your face with a cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar toner. The smell may take some getting use to, but take my word it disappears after a while. You can also add organic tea (green tea is my personal fave) and use it in place of distilled water (store in refrigerator if you go with this option). You can also add 2-3 drops of tea tree essential oil for anti-inflammatory benefits or lavender essential oil for a more soothing experience (this may also help with the smell). Right now I’m using a 1:1 ACV to Water ratio, and I add 3 drops of tea tree oil to the mix.


Have you ever used apple cider vinegar as a toner? If not, will you be giving this toner a try? As always leave your responses below and if you create your own mixture be sure to tell me how it worked for you after using it for about a month. Nuff Love, Natasha ♥


DIY Apple Cider Vinegar (IG-natashaleeds)Love You Loads! Hope you love this toner as much as I do! ♥


  1. Camille
    April 21, 2015 / 3:54 pm

    you know what I have been thinking about trying this method because I always end up buying toner and never using them (wasting money). I already use ACV with Aztec clay to do a mask once a week and it is the best (no more black heads). I will let you know if it works for me. Thanks for the tip

    • April 22, 2015 / 9:46 pm

      No prob, please do tell me if you like it as a toner. I actually plan on trying the Aztec clay mask in my hair (heard its amazing)

  2. Candy
    April 22, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    Is it also stored in the refrigerator?????

    • April 22, 2015 / 9:43 pm

      hey love, no I don’t store it in the refrigerator if it’s just ACV and water. But in the event that you want to substitute the water for green tea then I’d recommend to store it in the fridge.

  3. @anchoredsoul79
    April 22, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    Been using this for a year..along with water and organic sea salt.
    This BRAGG apple cider is also useful to clean cuts and earring backs and more importantly keeps a bathtub clean.ty for sharing Natasha

    • April 22, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      Oh yes Nicole, ACV is amazing, I also use it when cleaning around the home (and also occasionally to cleanse my hair). It’s one of those miracle products that people don’t talk about as much. & thank you for coming by.

  4. April 26, 2015 / 7:23 am

    Hey Natasha I know you live in Jamaica, I do too. I would like to know where I can get this specific brand of ACV out here. Thank you for sharing

    • May 2, 2015 / 12:33 am

      Hey Love, Sorry for taking so long to get back to you but I’m in Mobay so I can only tell you where I buy it on this side. “Adwa” carries this brand of ACV, a new pharmacy opened up in the Fairview also carries, I think the name of the pharmacy is “Proactive” which is where I purchased my most recent bottle, OH!!! and I also spotted it in Progressive supermarket and Fontana before.

    • Rachel
      November 11, 2015 / 10:47 am

      Hi! I just wanted to add that I have also seen Megamart selling the BRAGG organic apple cider. Bought a bottle from the mobay branch last month!
      Hope this helps!

      • November 13, 2015 / 11:39 pm

        thanks for the update

  5. Jahnavi
    September 30, 2015 / 3:46 pm

    Tried it but added two drops of peppermint essential oil to my mixture. Smells great and leaves my skin feeling minty fresh and cool. Thanks for the tip. ?

    • October 2, 2015 / 5:07 pm

      OooOooohhhh PEPPERMINT! Good stuff, sounds cooling. Maybe I’ll give that a try next time. and thank you for sharing.

  6. Amoy
    September 30, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    How long should I leave it on my face and how often should I use it

    • October 2, 2015 / 5:07 pm

      Hey hun, I don’t wash it off my face. After cleansing I apply this as a facial toner and once dried I apply my moisturiser or anything else I use on my face at nights. I use a toner every single day.

  7. March 31, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    Oh my goodness, your skin is beautiful! I’m Jamaican but living in Canada and I found you on IG and decided to check out your blog. Loving it! I need to try this! Thanks for sharing Hun!


    • April 5, 2016 / 11:00 am

      Awweeee shucks! Thank you so much hun. Let me know after a few weeks of use if things worked out for you!

  8. Peta-gaye
    May 14, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    I’ve started to use this toner after reading your blog, I use it on my face and chest (the gap between my breasts aways breaks out) not sure why.
    but this toner, has started to clear this area up , so thank u very must.

    • May 14, 2016 / 10:24 pm

      Thats awesome Peta-gaye. Absolutely amazing hun. So happy your breakouts have been clearing up. YAY!

  9. Shannelle Cole
    May 17, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Awesome stuff, Natasha! I use it both morning and evening and I have seen improvement in evening my skin tone, tighter pores and even getting rid of spots. All natural stuff and the best part is it’s pretty cost-effective too!

    • May 18, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Hey Shan. Thanks for stopping by and yes I totally agree it is pretty cost effective. It really is an amazing all-natural toner. I recently went out and purchased a toner from Sephora and I absolutely love it. But as soon as its done I’m going straight back to the ACV toner.

  10. Shakera
    June 28, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Hey love! Thank you for this post. You’ve helped me a lot. However, I’ve been suffering from acne for years and I have serious self esteem issues. Any suggestions on how I can get rid of acne?

    • June 28, 2016 / 5:40 pm

      Thank you Shakera, so happy I could help. Have you tried changing your diet? Eating clean plays a huge part with having clearer skin. I don’t know much about your lifestyle or past skin history but you could also talk to your dermatologist about using Retin-A for your skin.

      • Shakera
        June 28, 2016 / 6:09 pm

        Thank you so much!