Green Tea – More Than Just A Healthy Drink!

Give your health and beauty a boost, by getting your Green Tea on!

Green Tea is a popular drink with many health benefits as it is packed with powerful anti-oxidents and anti-inflamatory properites. Drinking green tea everyday can help with weight loss, blood sugar stability, relaxation, liver function and more.

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Green Tea can also be a valuable tool in the beauty department. The following treatments are easy to make, are incredibly cost effective and powerfully effective.

AFTER SUN TREATMENT –  Green Tea is very helpful in taking the sting out of sunburnt skin. Place two green tea bags in a large bowl and add about 1 litre of boiling water. Allow to steep for 15 minutes. Place a handtowel into the bowl and all it too soak up the water. Gently wring out the excess and apply to the sunburnt area for 10 minutes.

SMELLY FEET – Green Tea is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, so a strong brew of green tea in a bucket makes an excellent treat for smelly feet. Two bags steeped in a bucket for 10 minutes, and then a 10 minute soak will leave feet odour free.

OILY/ACNE SKIN TONER – This toner is one of the best problem skin treatments I have ever made! In a small glass jar (I use a recycled jam jar) add 1 green tea bag and 3/4 fill the jar with boiling water. Allow to steep until cool. Remove the teabag and add 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar, 5 drops of Lavender pure essential oil and then fill to the top with filtered water. Put the lid on and shake gently. You can transfer this mix to a spray bottle if you have one for quick application to the skin. Use this toner twice a day after cleansing. Make a fresh batch every 7 days.

BRIGHT EYES – Used green tea bags applied to the eyes for 15 minutes is great for reducing puffiness and dark circles.

Next time you are at the supermarket, add some Green Tea bags in to the trolley, great for your health and beauty.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ai Sakura
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 09:00:35

    I love drinking greentea and eating greentea flavored food but never really used it for beauty treatments. Thanks for these recommendations!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  2. Trish
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 09:13:35

    Great tips and now I know how to get more out of my used tea bags.

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  3. Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 14:29:58

    You’re preaching to the choir here sister! I am the biggest green tea fan in the world. Write about it often. Great stuff.
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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  4. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 14:48:22

    I love drinking green tea, and have also used it to reduce puffy eyes. That’s interesting that it’s used for smelly feet, great stuff isn’t it? 🙂

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  5. Jodie@FreshHomeCook
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 15:49:16

    Hello Nikki! Great to find you via FYBF! I do love green tea – I wasn’t aware of the smelly feet aid – I might just employ that remedy for my partner! Hehe! 🙂 I have liked your FB page & look forward to keeping up with your posts!

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  6. Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 16:28:05

    I didn’t realize that Green Tea had that many health benefits. Thank you for sharing. I am not a fan of green tea myself but I know that it is good for speeding up your metabolism.

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