If you don’t know already, Sencha consists of the top buds and leaves of the Camillia Sinesis (AKA: The tea plant). My Green Tea’s Sencha teas pack a considerable amount of vitamin C, A, and E, as well as those cancer fighting ninjas known as antioxidants.
I always have a 2gm Sencha handy in my purse for emergency “liquid-Zen needing experiences.” ^_^ Though My Green Tea’s 2gm teas are awesome on the go, I usually feel a little guilty because much of the packaging goes to waste. Literally each 2gm Sencha tea bag is individually packaged and meant for single time use.
To feel like I’ve used each 2gm Sencha tea bag to the fullest I realized that if I simply just rebrew the same bag twice there would surely be enough vitamin C, E, A, and antioxidants still left over. So why not make myself a little DIY green tea toner? Now my little emergency “liquid-Zen” can also serve as my emergency toner. 😉 If you didn’t already know, green tea helps reduce inflammation, increases the skin’s elasticity, and provides a measure of sun protection. Green tea toner can cleanse and reduce the appearance of pores to help give your skin a youthful glow. Making green tea toner at home is a super inexpensive way to enhance your skin care routine.
After much experimenting, I found a perfectly simple DIY green tea toner recipe that works perfectly well with My Green Tea’s Sencha 2gm teabags. All you need is 3 ingredients that include:
- One Sencha 2gm teabag (could be an already steeped bag* note that it should not have been brewed more than once)
- 1/4 cup of distilled water
- 1 tablespoon of organic witch hazel.
(1) Bing your distilled water to 175 degrees F (or boil your water and let it sit for roughly 3-5 minutes).
(2) Steep your tea as if you would normally drink it, for roughly 1-2 minutes.
(3) Remove the tea bag and let it cool down till its at room temperature.
(4) Once its at room temperature add your 1 tablespoon of organic which hazel and Vuala! You have your own little Sencha green tea toner! You may put it in a spray bottle or airtight container and apply with cotton balls.
As for applying onto the skin, I just use my hands, but feel free to use cotton swabs to gently dab your face. It should give you a very refreshed and clean sensation. ^__^
For sensitive skin and/or to experience optimal results, we advise always using a fresh bag of My Green Tea’s Sencha 2gm.
Please note that green tea, like any other food item, is a perishable food product. We recommend using this DIY green tea toner for no more then 5 days and to store it in a cool dry area.
Hope if you choose to DIY this toner you use a tea that is of high quality to ensure the best results ^.< This recipe is super simple, so we encourage you to play around with the ratios to concoct a toner that is perfect for your skin!
Don’t have 2 gram My Green Tea teabag😐? That’s okay👍, email 💌 me (*firstname.lastname@example.org*) your name and address and I’ll personally send you a complimentary Sencha 2 gm for your drinking/beauty pleasure. #naturalskincare #Sencha #poweroftea #MyGreenTea