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disgtgyal
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:28 pm      Reply with quote
does anyone here have a recipe for making their own salicylic acid toner? What percentage do you suggest and what ratio of salicylic to witch hazel (what i plan to use as a base, but any other rec are welcome)is best. TIA Very Happy
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Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:46 am      Reply with quote
Hi disgtgyal,

Well ... you're going to have a problem straight off ... unless your Witch Hazel is mixed with alcohol.

Salicylic acid is soluble in either oil or alcohol. If your witch hazel is blended with alcohol you won't have a problem [I don't think] but if it's "alcohol free" then the salicylic acid just won't blend.

A work-around would be to dilute the salicylic acid in a small amount of alcohol, and then dilute that mix with your witch hazel.

As to the amount, you would want a 2% solution for a toner I would think. That would be an effective amount without being too strong for daily use.

1 tsp of salicylic acid in 3/4 cup of liquid would give you a 2.5% solution ... I think.

If you want to use only a small amount of alcohol in the actual toner, you could dissolve

1 tsp of SA in 4 tsps of alcohol [giving you a 20% SA solution at that point]

Then add about 6 ounces of witch hazel for about a 2.5% toner solution.

Now, math was never my strong suit ... so I'd check the math carefully.

If you find this too strong, you could dilute it further.

Hope this helps.

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Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:04 am      Reply with quote
omg thank you so much hpjrt thank you for all the thorough information it was just wat i was looking for
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Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:59 am      Reply with quote
WOOHOO! Google does find everything Very Happy.

I finally got my hands on some SA powder and wanted to make my own toner. Since the DIY link didn't provide an immediate solution I did a google search.

Thanks hpjrt for the recipe. Much appreciated. Just wondering if you recipe has improved or vary from the simple one given below.

I am planning to just use distilled water +SA dissolved in rubbing alcohol.
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Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:52 pm      Reply with quote
I tried dissolving SA powder into dickinsons witch hazel but its not dissolving correctly. It has a 14% alcohol content. It looks foamy. I used 8oz of witch hazel to 0.4 oz of SA which turns out to be 5%. Can anyone help? Should I have dissolved it in something else first? Question
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