Home Hair-Beauty thyme is more effective than prescription creams at treating acne – heres how to make your own thyme toner: 1. add 1 Tbsp dried thyme to a sterilized jar/bottle; 2. pour 3-4 Tbsp witch hazel over the top; 3. shake well; 4. let steep for 20 minutes or more; 5. use your new, more effective toner!