Face washes, toners, moisturizers … all these beauty essentials can be quite expensive, and they are often filled with nasty chemicals and preservatives—blech!

Take control of your beauty regimen for megacheap, and enjoy the wholesome benefits of ingredients that you probably already have lying around your kitchen.

This basil toner recipe is perfect for fighting acne and improving skin circulation. Woot!

Amanda Slater / CC by 2.0

Basil Toner
1 cup filtered water
2-3 tsp. crushed basil leaves
Cotton balls

  • Boil 1 cup of water and steep the basil leaves for 15 minutes.
  • Strain and then let cool.
  • Moisten cotton balls with the tonic and apply to your face and neck.

What’s your favorite DIY beauty recipe?