Given the chaos, health hazards and pollution levels that’re woven into our lives, a simple cup of tea can do wonders.
Forget the din of the world while you drink a cup of tea. The steam filled with the aroma of the tea oozing out of the cup makes you crave for more.
Beauty with tea
Green tea is the magic potion behind great skin. It is devoid of chemicals and is rich in minerals, vitamins and acids.
It works best when mixed with other herbal ingredients. To treat regular skin and hair problems beautician suggests that you boil green tea leaves in pure water to make green tea liquor.
To control oily skin: Green tea has astringent qualities that work wonders in controlling over-active sebaceous glands, especially during hot summers.
Pour green tea liquor into an ice tray and freeze. Rub it over your face and watch it glow. It will hold off sweat and oiliness and allow make-up to stay for hours.
To banish body odour: Take green tea liquor and rose petals in steel bowl and soak overnight. Next day, strain it and mix it with water and take a bath with the concoction.
To cleanse: Take a fistful of chopped cabbage and boil it in a cup of water till the water level reduces to half. Stir in a half a cup of green tea liquor and one teaspoon of vinegar.
Store it in a clean glass jar and refrigerate. Use this as your daily cleanser and you will benefit from the antioxidant properties of tea.
To freshen up: Take a cup of green tea liquor, four teaspoons of juice each from mint leaves and three drops of peppermint oil.
Mix all the ingredients in a jar and freeze. Use it as a face toner to revitalize dull skin.