Introduction: Store Your Custom Facial Toner in a Vintage Jar With Reusable Cotton Pads

This is a really fast little project which can brighten up your boudoir, save you some money, be green, and give you the freedom to mix your own beauty toner from a custom recipe (not included in this instructable).

Compare to a store-bought product like the First-Aid Beauty (FAB) Facial Radiance Pads, or to be a little more pedestrian, Stridex.

Step 1: Find a Funky Vintage Jar

Be sure that the lid seals airtight!

This is an old Avon cold cream jar I found on eBay.

Step 2: Select Some Pretty Cotton Fabric

I'm using a few pieces from a jelly roll (strips of fabric 2.5 inches wide, sold for quilting) of Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms.

Step 3: Cut Out Circles

I'm tracing around the lid of a smaller jar with an HB (semi-soft) pencil and cutting out the circles with pinking shears.

Step 4: Formulate Your Toner

Pour in your favorite brand bottled toner or make you own from witch hazel, salicylic acid, etc.

Step 5: Save the Dirty Pads in a Basket to Wash

Save the dirty pads in a place where they can air dry.  (This is an origami box I made out of an old Kliban Cats calendar.)  Later on, machine wash and dry them in a lingerie bag, and place them back in the jar with more toner.

As the pads get laundered, I expect them to soften and hold a little more toner.  Until then, I can use two at a time to get a little more padding if I need it.

This is a really efficient way to store and use your expensive toner!  No waste.

Please leave a comment!  Unless to say it's lame!  I know it's pretty simple, but maybe somebody out there will like it.