Thursday, July 19, 2012

Green Tea Face Mist

Ok, ok, we PROMISE we will do the Homemade Sunscreen that we mentioned. But we have been distracted by the heat. Lots of heat. Triple digit heat. Suffocating heat. Did we mention the heat? So when we saw this tempting recipe for a cooling Green Tea Face Mist, we simply couldn't resist.  And it is probably the simplest DIY beauty recipe you will find out there! Win-win!


What You Need:
  • 1-2 green tea bags
  • 1-2 cups cold water
  • ice (optional)
  • spray bottle


Pour your cold water into your spray bottle, add your tea bag, and let it steep for an hour or two. Add ice if you want! Then spray yourself silly!



Not only will you feel cool and refreshed, but the antioxidants in the tea will do your skin a world of good as well!  And don't limit this to your face. We brought ours to the beach and sprayed our arms and legs as well! A perfect and simple new beach essential for us!


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25 comments:

  1. Certainly like your web site but you have to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very troublesome to tell the truth nevertheless I will definitely come back again.
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    1. Your comment is "rife" with run-on sentences, and a serious lack of punctuation. If you’re going to be the Spelling/Grammar Police, then maybe you should go back to the academy…

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    2. Wow, that was a bit harsh. Maybe you should learn to take constructive criticism graciously before you write another blog. As a new member to this, I cannot guarantee that I will be returning due to your rude behavior. Next time, instead of condemning people who are only trying to help you, I suggest that you say "thank you" or nothing at all.

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    3. Hi Maddie, we weren't sure if you were directing your comment at us at Homemade Mamas, or at the readers who left the previous comments. We are always open to helpful comments and suggestions. Thanks

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    4. Haha Maddie, telling people off for no reason

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  2. What a wonderful discovery! How often do you reapply?

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  3. Hello via Pinterest! I absolutely love this. I have used rose water for the last few years but have been looking for a refreshing spray that I can make at home. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. @Deepsharma: Shall we discuss your lack of punctuation?

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    1. Fantastic, I was thinking the same thing! LOL!

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    2. Deepsharma isn't the one writing the blog. And it was just a sugestion to the blogger. You could be a heck of a lot less rude to people trying to help.

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  5. @Reva....Good one! I noticed the same thing!

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  6. I think it's very important to note that when antioxidants are exposed to sunlight they degrade.

    So this spray would be useless at the beach.

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  7. @Alexandra, Keeping it a cooler or cooler bag would be fine.

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  8. Freeze a couple of inches in bottle w/out top on & then add the rest to spray bottle before you leave.
    Everybody should calm down re: spelling & grammar. We all get the jist of what one another is trying to say. Stop being mean girls! ; 0) LIFE IS TOO SHORT! A lot of us are posting from our tiny little touch screens!
    (Some of the cooking blogs are BRUTAL)

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  9. Love this! And seriously, who gives a rats ass if there are errors.. We aren't training for the Olympics here...

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  10. I love this site.I so agree with others about gettimg om them aboit grammer errors come on what are we spelling and grammer Nazi? Chill out people and enjoy.life is to short.

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  11. I was also wondering how long it can can be stored. Do you keep it in the fridge?

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  12. I combine this recipe with rose water and I love it. I keep a bottle in the refrigerator to keep it cool. This stuff is great for keeping rosacea in check. Thanks for the great blog!

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  13. I am a VERY pale person and need to use a ton of sunblock, so would this spray way my sunblock and just help cause more sunburn?

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  14. Oops, that is suppose to say wash my sunblock away

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  15. hey there! I've got two sorta quick questions for ya; first, do you need to keep the bottle cold at all times or is it ok at room temperature? and second, if you make the bottle in advance, will the green tea leave or will it stay in the bottle?

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  16. for my previous comment (the second question) i meant it as in how long can you keep it stored? k thanks in avance!

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