Tea was Char’s secret to looking her very best, and now Kat has learned how to use it to feel radiant inside and out. I know my cup always glows a little bit more after our daily tea sessions. Here are few simple ways to create your own tea-soaked beauty products to give your saucers a little extra shine.
Matcha + Coconut Oil Face Mask
Matcha is popular among Kat and her friends. You can create a refreshing and moisturizing face mask with simple ingredients! Start with 1 teaspoon of matcha and add ½ tablespoon of water to create a paste. You can always add more matcha if you’d like. Then add ½ teaspoon of coconut oil. The mixture should be just thick enough to spread on your face. You can always dilute it with a little bit more water if you need to. You can even add a few drops of essential oil (Kat likes peppermint) for added relaxation. If you don’t care to use coconut oil, try honey instead. Let the mask sit for 10-20 minutes while you sip some of that extra matcha. Wash off, and bask in your tea-fueled glow!
Teabags to de-puff the delicate eye area
Don’t throw away those used teabags! Keep them in the refrigerator for any time you need a little help with puffy eyes. You can use green or black tea, and Kat prefers chamomile after she’s had a good cry. Use them like cucumber slices- just rest them on your eyes for about 15 minutes and you’ll be feeling awake and refreshed in no time.
Tea + Sugar Body Scrub
Kat prefers to use matcha here as well, but you can also use your tea of choice. Mix about ¼ cup of coconut oil and a tablespoon of tea, and add about ¾ cup of sugar. Mix together and give it a whirl! Your skin will feel as soft as a baby tea leaf.
Green Tea Bath Soak
This is one of my favorites- who doesn’t love a good soak? The warm water and tea essence will soothe your body and calm your mind. Add green tea leaves to a muslin bag or large tea sachet. You can also add aromatic herbs. Chamomile, or lavender would be lovely. Or add a few rose petals for gentle relaxation. Float the sachet in your bath water and enjoy! It wouldn’t hurt to sip a cuppa while you’re in there. Sometimes Kat will soak for so long that the water gets cold!
With just a few items you can create a tea spa experience. So grab a cuppa and head to your pantry! Kat, just please don’t get so relaxed that you forget me on the counter again, dearie!