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DIY Beauty: Green Tea Facial Mist


Diy green tea facial mist

When I was younger, I used to avoid going outside during the summer. When I did, I slathered on layers of sunscreen, but the powerful summer sun still made me feel like my face was going to melt! However, I hated missing out on fun outdoor adventures with my friends and family.

As a result, I started making my own facial mist. Not only is it super good for your skin, but just one spritz will cool you down right away. It’s also really easy and cheap to make – score!

Read on to learn how you can make your own green tea facial mist:

What you’ll need:

DIY facial mist - what you'll need

  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 mug of just boiled water
  • 1 bottle of vitamin E oil or 1 vitamin E capsule
  • 1 plastic spray bottle (available at most craft stores; I got mine at Hobby Lobby)

How to:

Step One

DIY facial mist step 1

Take the green tea bag and steep it in the mug of water for at least 15-20 minutes.

Step Two

DIY facial mist step 2

Remove the tea bag and let it cool down to room temperature.

Step Three

DIY facial mist step 3

Add 2-3 drops of vitamin E oil or the contents of the vitamin E capsule. You can see in the photo that I put the tea bag back in since the tea wasn’t as strong as I wanted it to be.

Step Four

DIY facial mist finished

Carefully pour the mixture into the spray bottle. Keep it in the fridge until you need to use it. This is completely optional, but I like to add a few ice cubes when I head out so that the mist stays nice and cold throughout the day.

Spritz as often as desired for an immediate cooling sensation!

 What Do You Think?

Do you like this DIY? Are you going to try it out? What are some other ways you keep cool during the summer? Let me know in the comments below; I’d love to hear what you think!

Posted on on August 6, 2013 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , , ,

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25 Responses to “DIY Beauty: Green Tea Facial Mist”

  1. 1
    August 6th, 2013 at 9:34 am

    This is a wonderful idea but how long is the shelf life of this?

  2. 2
    August 6th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I like this idea but I want to know where you got the mug at.

  3. 3
    August 6th, 2013 at 10:21 am

    This is cool and all, but DAT MUG!

  4. 4
    August 6th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I’ve been using this for quite some time; I’ve also added some fresh aloe vera juice to the mixture – does wonders for me!

  5. 5
    August 6th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    This is brilliant! I’m LOVING this post. I can see how it’s super refreshing, especially during the heat. I can’t wait to try this out. Thanks!

  6. 6
    August 6th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Oh my gosh I absolutely love your mug!!

  7. 7
    August 6th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    That mug is the cuuutest thing ever!

  8. 8
    August 6th, 2013 at 1:27 pm


  9. 9
    August 6th, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    While the Green Tea Facial Mist sounds great, I’m more interested in your Kiki’s Delivery Service tea cup. That cup is so cute!

  10. 10
    August 6th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Going to have to try this! That mist bottle with the panda is adorable.

  11. 11
    August 6th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Points for using a Majo no Takkyuubin mug.

  12. 12
    August 6th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Such a cute mug! Love that movie!

  13. 13
    August 6th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    OHMYGOODNESS! I love your Kiki and Jiji mug!!! I’m obsessed with Kiki’s Delivery Service! Also, I will definitely try your facial mist!

  14. 14
    August 7th, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Wow…trying this tomorrow

  15. 15
    August 7th, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Love this idea! But just as a heads up, any recipe for products that use water must have a preservative, or else it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and you definitely don’t want that on your face. :(

  16. 16
    August 7th, 2013 at 1:31 am

    oh my god seriously where is this mug from???

  17. 17
    August 7th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Abigail- I would say about three to four days. Any longer and it’s probably not a good idea to continue using it.

    Mahima- I have some aloe vera gel lying around; I’ll try it out! Thanks for the suggestion!

    Kimberly, Tatiana, and ChicTrends- Let me know how it works out :)

    Daze- Great point! I definitely would not recommend using the same green tea mixture for more than four days.

    Tiff, Taylor, Tyne, Lauren, Katie, Cynthia, Rina, Abby, Melissa, Kelly- Thank you! I love Kiki’s Delivery Service as well; it was my favorite film as a girl and remains my favorite film today! For those of you who are wondering where I bought the cup, I bought mine in Japan.

  18. 18
    August 7th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Love the mug!! Love Kiki and Jiji <3

  19. 19
    August 6th, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Is it really necessary to put green tea on boiling water? Because I remember that putting it in boiling water destroys the cathecins~

  20. 20
    August 6th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Do we have to add Vitamin E oil?

  21. 21
    February 2nd, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Put some most affordable HIGH PROOF vodka as a preservative to extend shelf life. It’s ok for the skin, no bad chemicals.
    Don’t put rubbing alcohol.

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