With all the hustle and bustle during this time of the year, it’s easy to feel stressed out, overwhelmed and anxious about the holidays looming ahead. It’s necessary to remember to take deep breaths, relax, and take some time to pamper yourself. You deserve it. Here are a few remedies infused with the perfect touch of tea blends by Art of Tea.
*Green Tea Face Mask
To replenish and repair damaged or dry skin, use this mask nightly. This also helps remove redness on your face.
You Will Need:
- ½ of a Ripe Avocado
- 2 Tbsp of Powdered Green Tea such as Art of Tea’s Matcha- Grade A
- 1 Tsp of Green Tea such as: Art of Tea’s Sencha, Uji Gyokuro, or Moroccan Mint,
Lightly Steeped (about 20-30 seconds)
- Mixing Bowl
- Mask Applicator (Optional)
First, ball the avocado into your mixing bowl. Use the fork to mash into a clumpy consistency. Add in your powdered green tea and lightly-steeped green tea leaves. Mix well. Carefully use an applicator or your hands to apply an even, thin layer of the mixture on your face, avoiding your eyes. After 10 minutes, rinse off with warm water. You can store the leftovers in a container in the refrigerator. Apply to a cleansed face and use nightly as needed. Enjoy your new youthful and silky-smooth skin!
*Tea Bag Eye Relaxer
Save your cucumbers for eating, and recycle your used tea bags! Reuse your tea bags to remove puffiness and under eye circles. Use daily or as needed for best results.
You Will Need:
- 2 Tea Bags like Art of Tea’s Eco-Pyramid Tea Bags. I recommend
using: Egyptian Chamomile, French Lemon Ginger, or Mint Green
- Relaxing Music (Optional)
- Scented Candles (Optional)
To ensure optimal relaxation, it helps to set the tone. Turn on some relaxing music. Light scented candles. Make sure the room temperature compliments your mood. Take a load off, and plant yourself in a comfortable position where you can spread out your limbs and rest your head. Gently place a tea bag over each eye, and lay still. For better results, heat the tea bags in the microwave for 5 seconds. Indulge in a slumber if you wish!
*Hand and Foot Wash
Whether you’re on your feet all day long or use your hands tirelessly typing away, this calming remedy is a treat to reducing redness or inflammation on your hands and feet.
You will need:
- ½ Cup of Art of Tea’s Welcome
- ½ Cup of Sage, Finely Chopped
- 2 Cups of Water
- 4 Drops of Lavender Oil (Optional)
- Pot or Saucepan
- Large Basin
- Small Bowl to dip your hands in
First, combine the Welcome blend, sage and water in a pot or saucepan. Bring to a boil. Let it simmer for 10 minutes. Strain, so you are left with only the liquid. Add the drops of lavender oil for a more relaxing experience that will appeal to your senses. Allow the fragrant liquid to cool for 7 to 10 minutes. The liquid should be warm to your liking. Carefully distribute the liquid into the large basin and into the small bowl. Soak your feet in the large basin, and use the small bowl for your hands. Remove your hands and feet when you’re ready, and dry with a clean towel. This is the perfect precursor for a home style manicure and pedicure!