I say this is a toner but I find that I can use that alone with my eye gel and only need to moisturise about once a week. What you will need for this recipe:
Essential oils (I used rose, clary sage, lemon, rosemary and orange)
Distilled pure witch hazel
Recycled bottles (I used small juice bottles from work, drank the juice, reused the bottle)
Sterilising medium (I have what I use for wine making but you could use any method you like)
I first sterilised my equipment, rather than put anything to waste I sterilised a batch ready for other projects.
I then juiced the cucumber as I’m lucky enough to have a juicer, you could blend it or grate it, if you do you might have to squeeze out the juice with cheesecloth. I then placed cheesecloth over a jug and secured it with an elastic band letting the cucumber juice drain through to give a clearer liquid without sediment.
I had already boiled and cooled some water (not enough it seems). The cucumber juice amounted to 2.5fl oz. I topped up to 1.5 pints with the cooled boiled water. I added 1 tsp of witch hazel, 1 tsp of orange oil, 2 tsp rose water, 15 drops of rose, 5 drops of clary sage, 3 drops of rosemary and 3 drops of lemon (be careful with lemon in skin preparations it can cause sun sensitivity, hence the low amount), I then filled my bottles.
(You’ll probably notice the condensation on the bottles which shows my water wasn’t completely cool)