DIY LUSH Tea Tree Water Toner

In my winter beauty faves vlog, I mentioned that I had gotten a sample of the LUSH Tea Tree Water Toner. I loved this toner, but even in my vlog I realized that this was something that I could probably make at home. So instead of spending $22.95 on this natural toner I decided to give making a DIY version of the LUSH Tea Tree Water a try. Spoiler alert: it was a success!


  • Bottle (I used an old NYX Matte Setting Spray bottle but these are some good options: 1,2,3)
  • Filtered Water
  • Tea Tree Oil


FYI – LUSH’s official list of ingredients for the Tea Tree Water Toner are: Tea Tree Water, Grapefruit Water, Juniperberry Water, Limonene, Perfume, and Methylparaben.

DIY LUSH Tea Tree Water Toner

DIY LUSH Tea Tree Toner Water - The Palmetto Peaches -


1. Fill your bottle with water. (For my little bottle I used ~1/3 cups of water.)
2. For every 25ml add 10 drops of tea tree oil and 5 drops of the essential oil. (So that was 20 drops of tea tree oil and 10 drops of lavender oil for me.)
3. Shake the toner well before each and every use.

DIY LUSH Tea Tree Toner Water - The Palmetto Peaches

Yesss that’s it. Super easy right? If you really want to get an even closer dupe you can order just order the other essential oils that are in LUSH’s Tea Tree Water Toner –  grapefruit and juniper berry.

Toner 101

Toners shrink pores, gives your skin pH balance, moisturizes, refreshes your skin and will remove any makeup (or sunscreen) residue left on your skin after cleansing. Tea tree oil toners are great for treating spots and even acne as it has antibacterial, antiseptic, and antimicrobal properties. I choose to add lavender as my essential oil because 1) I had some on-hand  2) I needed something to balance out the very strong scent of the tear tree oil 3) it smells amazing 4) it helps you relax and your body adapt to stress  and 5)helps regenerate skin cells.

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If you give this beauty DIY a try, please let me know.

Donni Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

22 Replies to “DIY LUSH Tea Tree Water Toner”

  1. Such a great post. Seems simple and easy. Thanks for sharing.

    Fatima |

    1. The Palmetto Peaches says:

      It was so easy. It definitely made me want to look into other DIY beauty products. Thanks for stopping by!


  2. I LOVE this!! I have so much tea tree oil because I love it so I will totally be doing this. Probably with Lavender too because I love lavender.

    1. Yay! I love to keep essential oils around. Who knew I could make my own LUSH product with so easily. Let me know how your toner works out 🙂


  3. I think I will totally try this! I’ll most likely add lavender too 🙂

    1. Let me know how you like it. The lavender is divine!! Thanks for stopping by!


  4. I bet this makes your face feel amazing! I wish I could use things like this but I can’t even use foundation. My face breaks out and it’s so super sensitive, it aggravates me so bad.
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    1. My face feels so refreshed after using this. Hmm, tea tree isn’t great for sensitive skin, but the following oils maybe some you could look into:

      chamomile – helps reduce redness and irritation
      lavender – cooling and calming, helps reduce itchiness
      neroli – often recommended to reduce redness and irritation and to help with broken capillaries
      rose – great to soften dry and sensitive skin. May reduce redness and irritation


    2. I have extremely sensitive overly reactive skin…im talking bout bumps popping up on my face for no reason type skin…ive been using tea tree oil for months now as a spot treatment its great at removing dark spots on my skin that are left from pimples ive been looking for a way to use it all over my face to reap the benefits & Im thinking of tryin this altho oils dont dissolve in water Im guessing shaking it up before use will help reap the benefits

      1. Where do you buy tea tree oil?

        1. Many local health food stores carry tea tree oil. I’ve also seen it in Walmart. Amazon is also a good place:

  5. I’m a big fan of everything tea tree as I have a really bad skin. Tea tree products are the only thing that help to keep my skin under control. Have to try out thus toner water.
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    1. Yes, I’ve seen so much progress with my skin after I started using tea tree products. I really love The Body Shop’s tea tree line, if you haven’t checked those out before they might be worth looking into. 🙂


  6. I wonder what grapefruit water does?? I love Lush but haven’t bought anything in years. I do love giving their soaps as gifts.
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    1. Grapefruit can get rid of excessive oiliness, dryness, and blemishes. It also has anti-aging properties. I just started getting into LUSH products. I never quite understood the hype. Now I love just about everything I try, including their soaps.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I have never used essential oils but this sounds interesting! I’ll have to give it a try

    1. They have so many great uses. I use them to make my own natural cleaners, diffusers, and they have health benefits as well. 🙂


  8. This is amazing, I use this stuff! Thank you!

    1. I can’t believe I was going to buy a $23 bottle when I could make it myself 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Misty!


  9. How awesome! Definitely want to give this DIY a try asap.

    1. It is so simple and your face feels amazing afterwards!! Thanks for stopping by.

  10. I need this girls. Tea tree toner for sensitive skin.

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