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