Pore Shrinking Basil Toner Recipe

Pore Shrinking Basil Toner Recipe

The recipe for this pore shrinking basil toner is from a previous review of Sunny Subramanian’s recently published book, The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty: 125 Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free Makeup, Skin and Hair Care Products. 

As I promised in that post, in order to give a thorough review, I would be taking the time to make the recipes. The first one I have for you is the Pore Shrinking Basil Toner, which I would rate as very easy to make. In fact, the only things that I personally had to purchase were lemons, and a glass spray bottle. I already had fresh basil growing in my garden, a mortar and pestle, a fine-mesh sieve, and boiling water. Yes, that’s it!

First, why would you want to make this recipe. Sunny makes that perfectly clear in the introduction. I wasn’t aware of the fact that basil shrinks the appearance of pores. Then, as in all of the recipes, there is a note as to whom the product is best for, and tips and possible cautions (in case you may be allergic to an ingredient, etc.).

So, here I am with the first step, washing off the freshly picked basil.

Pore Shrinking Basil Toner

Here you can see that I have Sunny’s book open to the Pore Shrinking Basil Toner recipe. Notice the easy-to-follow recipe and the beautiful photographs of the steps. You’ll want to buy the book, so I’m not writing out the exact directions.

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Following the easy directions:

 Pore Shrinking Basil Toner

I have a two piece lemon juicer. Sorry, I washed and dried the top part (the juicer/strainer)—so you see it after the fact on top of my book. The bottom half has a lot more lemon juice than you actually need for the toner. I thought it might look like a silly photo with a just a few squeezes of the lemon that is required.

Sunny writes about the superstar ingredient in the toner, the basil, and how it helps your skin with redness, acne breakouts, and helping to fight wrinkles.

Pore Shrinking Basil Toner

And this, my friends, is how it looks in Sunny’s book! A beautiful presentation that I am not going to try to compete with!

 Pore Shrinking Basil Toner

Pore Shrinking Basil Toner Recipe

The directions are clear, and the Pore Shrinking Basil Toner Recipe is very easy to make. The toner should be stored in your refrigerator and will be fresh up to two weeks.

I highly recommend the The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty: 125 Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free Makeup, Skin and Hair Care Products. I think the recipe is great! It’s available in bookstores and online at Amazon.com.

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  1. Never knew that about basil. I’ll have to try that one!

  2. Bought the book after reading your review. I also have made this but my basil didn’t look as pretty as yours from your garden!! xo

  3. This seems like a great recipe. I’ll try this one. I think I need to just buy the book!! LOL!! xo

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