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Green Tea Cucumber Face Mist

Phew. My head is swamped right now with all sorts of numbers and formulas and interpretations and diagrams (I think I think in numbers and bits and pieces of formulas now), but all of this cannot drag me down at the moment because finally, finally, a more moderate climate has arrived in central Europe. My balcony flowers are loving it, my mood does, and so I do as well. What a time to be alive! Although I am not really a heat person (yep, that fits perfectly), seeing a blue sky makes everything seem less hard and dull.

You know what I mean, right? So there are just these 4 exams standing between me and my summer, and do you know what keeps my head cool now while studying? This easy peasy recipe:

You need:

  • A piece of fresh cucumber
  • 1 tsp. of green tea (or a tea bag)
  • Tee tree oil
  • Lemon extract
  • Distilled water
  • Spray bottle

mist-1Start by cleaning your old spray bottle (it should be one creating a fine mist), mine was actually one containing some hair product so you have to rinse it with water pretty thoroughly. Remove the label and let it dry. In the meantime, bring some water to boil and prepare a mug of tea with either the tea bag or a tea infuser containing the loose tea. Allow the tea to infuse for 2-3 minutes, then remove the bag/infuser and let the tea cool.

mist-2 Now for the cucumber: Wash the cucumber and grate it. Take a cheesecloth (I don’t have one, a clean dishcloth will work just as well) and put the grated cucumber in the middle. It’s already loosing liquid! Wring out the cucumber with the dishcloth and collect its liquid in a vessel. That’s a nice green colour!

mist-3 Fill up your spray bottle with 4 tbsp. of green tea, then add another 4 tbsp. of the cucumber liquid, 2 drops of tea tree oil and a few drops of the Natural Lemon Extract (or just regular extract).

Fill up the bottle with distilled water.

For the finishing touch: Cut out a small label and design it as you like. Glue it to the spray bottle. Keep the mist refrigerated for instant refreshment!

labelThis is so nice, it smells really fresh although I wasn’t sure whether the tea tree oil was too dominant, but it isn’t. I am already addicted to this stuff, whenever I feel warm one splash will do the trick! And the good part is: Green tea, cucumber and tea tree oil is a killer combination for your skin, keeping it moist enough and clearing it from skin blemishes. Hope you are inspired!

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Rebecca
    12th July 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Love this idea! I’ve been really into face mists lately.

    Rebeccaetc.blogspot.com

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      13th July 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • Reply
    Annie Abbey
    14th July 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Love this! Face mists really help to calm you down, sometimes I spray them on my pillows and my face before bed. It calms my skin and it smells great too!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xx Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/2016/07/14/donovan-designs-phone-case-giveaway/

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      18th July 2016 at 10:17 am

      That’s a good idea, I’ll try that!

  • Reply
    Michelle Lee
    17th July 2016 at 1:15 pm

    looks great! 🙂 I love face mists

    http://www.pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      18th July 2016 at 10:17 am

      Thank you!

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    Kity
    22nd July 2016 at 7:45 am

    I like to try this recipe for my skin, seems perfect for the hot days.
    Kisses from Kity

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      22nd July 2016 at 7:47 am

      Glad you like this! It’s so cool that it’s both refreshing and good for your skin at the same time!

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