- Bigelow teas (I used Green Tea, Pomegranate Black Tea, and Cozy Chamomile)
- Essential oils + additives (I used Vitamin E liquid, pure aloe vera, lavender essential oil and rosehip oil)
- Spray bottles
- Measuring cup
- Add your tea bag to 1/2 cup of boiling water. Let steep for a good hour or so.
- Pour into bottle. Add about 10-15 drops of essential oil.
- Shake well. Keep refrigerated.
This facial mist is a black tea/lavender/aloe combination to be used if (when) I get sunburned. My skin is so sensitive that if I don't reapply sunscreen every 45 minutes (or about 20 minutes if I'm sweating), I'll burn. Black tea is known to relieve and treat sunburns. The tannins in it accelerate skin regeneration, which also can help reduce wrinkles and prevent pimples. Lavender helps to soothe dry skin, and aloe, well, we all know aloe is magical for helping treat sunburns.
Applying this after a long hike ensures I won't be crippled in pain with my burned skin, and it will heal much faster. As a bonus, this is also perfect to calm skin after shaving!
Chamomile tea is a night-time favorite of mine. A cup of it before bed ensures I'll sleep well. But chamomile also reduces inflammation and accelerates the healing process for minor wounds. Rosehip oil is an awesome source of Vitamin C, and it has anti-bacterial, anti-aging, and anti-viral properties. Chamomile soothes dry skin, and is a skin brightener too! So this chamomile tea and rosehip oil concoction is amazing to spritz with before bed and in the morning. But it's also got a bonus use, too! Use it on bug bites, another unfortunate side effect of hiking.
You can find Bigelow Tea in the tea aisle at your local Walmart, where I picked up mine. I prefer Bigelow over other brands because the foil pouches keep the tea super fresh. The aroma when you open the pouch is my favorite part! Bigelow is also 3-generation family owned company that makes its products here in the USA. There's a ton of varieties, it's inexpensive, and it tastes soooo good!
Right now, Bigelow Tea is having a contest on its Facebook page in which you can win a Bigelow Tea Plantation Mint Tea Gift Set! Yay!
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