If you are looking for the perfect face toner – look no further! My Cannabis Rose Face Toner recipe is awesome for all types of skin and like all of my other cannabis recipes, it is free of preservatives and major allergens. It’s great for removing makeup and dirt just like the stuff you can buy off of the shelf. So let’s get started!
One of the interesting devices that this recipe employs is the use of a still. But if this is too much of a hassle for you, you can make a boiled tea instead. Both methods work just fine for making this lovely face toner. Making a still in your kitchen is a lot easier than it sounds, and you can distill all kinds of herbs and flowers like this.
We start with freshly harvested roses. These are from the Apothecary Rose that grows on my patio and I love this rose the most for all of its healing qualities and deep rose fragrance.
You will need the following ingredients:
A large bowl of fresh roses (about a quart or so)
5 soapberries and the peels from one orange
2 tbsp or 30 ml grain alcohol or vodka
1 small fresh aloe vera leaf
1 gram of sunflower lecithin
1/4 gram of Rick Simpson oil or hashish
Water to boil or distill the roses (This will vary, as I will explain in a moment)
Start by soaking the soapberries and orange peels in 1/2 cup or 120 ml of boiling water. Allow this to sit and soak while you prepare the rest of the recipe.
If you choose to make a still and distill your fresh roses you can follow these steps which will produce anywhere from 1/2 cup to 1 cup of distilled rose water.
In a large pan place some smaller stainless steel bowls or pans upside down at the bottom of the large pan as a platform for the glass dish you will place on top of them. Arrange your roses around the small bowls and fill with water to submerge the roses about half way. Don’t cover the roses completely with water.
Place a glass lid on the pan, upside down. Turn on the heat and allow this to start boiling. Place a big scoop of ice on the top of the lid. This allows the evaporation (the distilled water) to drop into the bowl during the boiling process.
After about 20 minutes, your bowl will have filled with freshly distilled rose water! Be careful and allow the heat to dissipate before opening the lid and removing the bowl – the first time I made a still like this, I did not follow these instructions and ended up with a 3rd degree burn on my hand! The distillation process is enormously satisfying but can also be a little dangerous.
Alternatively, you can create a fresh rose tea to use with this recipe. In a covered pan, boil your roses for 10 – 15 minutes in 1 cup or 240 ml of water and strain the tea when it is finished.
In both cases, you’ll have about a cup of distilled water or tea to use in this recipe.
In the blender add the following:
The liquid from the soaking soapberries and orange peels (1/4 cup or 60 ml of this liquid, use the rest to clean yourself or your counter tops after making this recipe!)
The liquid from the distilled roses or tea (This will be anywhere from 1/2 to 1 cup (120 – 240 ml))
The gel that has been scraped from the fresh aloe vera
Blend all of this until thoroughly liquid with no aloe vera chunks remaining. Set it aside.
In a pan on the stove do the following:
Melt the 1 gram of sunflower lecithin and add the RSO or hashish to the melting lecithin. This will all melt together rather quickly. In the same pan, add your warm liquids from the blender and whisk everything together until fully emulsified. Now add 2 tbsp or 30 ml of grain alcohol or vodka and remove from the stove. This process usually takes about 5 minutes.
Pour this liquid into a glass bottle or jar. I’m really fond of ball jars, so I use those. You’ll want to shake this vigorously once it is in the jar and then put it in your refrigerator after it has cooled to a warm temp. Shake it again before refrigerating.
And that’s it! Use it just like you would any other toner with a cotton ball or pad to sweep over your face for a quick pick-me-up or cleanse. I like this toner right before bed and it makes my skin extra soft while eliminating little bumps and rashes I tend to get from allergies. This is a super-gentle toner with great cleansing properties.