I would like to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! Gongxi fa cai! This year is the beginning of the year of the snake (new years started a few days ago on the 10th and we observe it anywhere for a couple weeks to a month). Much health, wealth, and happiness to all! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Valentine’s Day too!
To help celebrate the New Year I decided to share two of my green and white tea skin and hair care recipes in my newest Eco Living article at anb (all natural beauty) mall. The first recipe is how to make a basic green/white tea infusion, which can be used in many different recipes. You can also use the basic instructions to make an infusion, using other herbs for skin care, hair care, or to drink as a super strong, ‘medicinal’ tea (like lavender, chamomile, peppermint, etc).
The second is a lovely mask made with green or white tea. I love sharing simple recipes to show that good skin care doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective, and doesn’t have to be expensive—many ingredients can be found in your cupboards or in local stores or at awesome vendors like Earth Alkemie 🙂 (When I reopen I will be carrying even more DIY and raw ingredients, before I only carried a few items).
Green and white tea are well known ingredients for skin care. Herbalists have been using tea infusions and other kinds of tea extracts for centuries. Green and white tea was traditionally used for skin care in some Asian cultures, including China.
I love all kinds of green & white tea products in skin care. One of my favorite carrier oils, camellia, is from the green tea plant; it is pressed from the seeds (there are a few kinds of camellia oil, from different species of green tea. I use two of them in Earth Alkemie products, such as Eden Luna Elixir). Camellia oil really makes the skin glow!
I remember a few years ago I tried green tea absolute (99% of green tea fragrances on the market are synthetic but this rare and expensive absolute is a green, sweet, herbaceous, subtle scent). I think I need to get my hands on more soon!
Here is the link to my eco blog on the green and white tea article and more about tea 🙂