“Tea is the ultimate mental and medical remedy and has the ability to make one’s life more full and complete” – The Famous Zen Priest Eisai
I’m a huge fan of Stash Tea (the Superfruits Tea Sampler is an outright addiction – if I run low, I begin to panic and it isn’t pretty). I even subscribe to their wonderful Stash Tea Newsletter. Great stuff!
(Check out my tea reviews on Crazy Tea Chick!)
I received an announcement recently about a Pumpkin Spice Tea. Naturally, I had to launch onto the website to check it out. Then I started browsing around a little bit – reading their articles, etc. I found some tips that I thought were pretty cool, so I thought I’d be the girly girl that I am and share the beauty tips I rounded up.
Thanks Stash for such great information!
Below are some Tea Beauty Remedies, a few I’d heard of before – but most were new to me:
For Puffy & Fatigued Eyes:
Soak cotton pads in the cold tea brew and lay them on your eyes. Keep the pads on your lids for about 10 minutes. You can also refrigerate your used tea bags and lay them on your eyes.
For Tired Feet:
Soak your feet in the cold tea brew for about 15 minutes. This is a great way to treat your feet after a long day of standing, walking, or running. You can also try soaking your feet in a concentrated Peppermint Herbal tea brew for an aromatic soak. (My youngest daughter and I just got back from walking, so my feet think this one sounds like a little bit of Heaven right now.)
Mix one teaspoon of fine cornmeal with cooled chamomile tea to form a gentle scrub. Let dry, then gently rub off. Not for sensitive skin.
Make an exfoliating paste using chamomile tea and powdered milk. Rub on skin, let dry, and then rub off before washing.
In a small saucepan, warm (do not boil) 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 teaspoons fresh ground lavender, and the dry contents of 2 peppermint tea bags. Massage into scalp over damp hair. Cover hair with shower cap to keep heat in. Sit in the sun, if possible, for 20-25 minutes. Shampoo and rinse hair. Repeat this treatment once a month to nourish and strengthen hair.
- Use black tea as a hair rinse to darken hair and add shine.
- Use Chamomile herbal tea to bring out highlights in hair.
- Get a temporary tea tan by soaking in unflavored black tea leaves for about 20 minutes.
- Ease toothaches by applying spent tea leaves on the affected tooth until your dentist visit.
- Use tea as a mouthwash. Stash Wintermint Herbal tea (with parsley seed) is a natural breath freshener.
- Rinse your face with tea. Tea acts as an astringent, so it works well on pimples. Do not wash off.