For my first toner, I've adapted Susan's recipe for an acne-prone skin toner. I had most but not all of the ingredients on hand, so my recipe is slightly different than Susan's recipe. My first batch is small (50g) so that I won't have wasted any ingredients if my skin breaks out.
HEATED PHASE (heat and hold for 20 minutes at 70°C)
25% lavender hydrosol
2% sodium lactate
2% hydrolized protein
COOL DOWN PHASE (added once heated phased has cooled to 45°C)
0.5% powdered chamomile extract
0.5% powdered aloe vera extract
0.5% Geogard (preservative)
I'll post an update once I've used the toner for a week or so.
UPDATE (May 10, 2014): It's now been one week since I first started using this toner. So far, I'm very pleased with the results. I've noticed an overall improvement in skin tone and clarity. My skin also feels smoother, and I wonder if this is due to the sodium lactate in the toner, which I believe acts as a mild exfoliant. Given the results, I intend to keep using the toner and I will re-evaluate the results in 3 weeks time.