I admit I'm a coffee and tea lover. Organic Teas is one of my self care golden nuggets. From a young girl, I've enjoyed a spiced chai, tisanes and various herbal infusions to enhance my wellness and as a refreshing beverage. While working at a tea care here in Chicago, I learned more about the process of tea making and the value teas and herbs provide in our overall well-being. It was wonderful being able to create unique tea blends that were refreshing and delicious. This led me to finding more ways to incorporate teas in my daily routine. Today, I will share 10 teas to enhance your skin, hair and overall well-being.
TEAS DURING BATH TIME
Herbal baths are a great way to relieve tension as well as soothe aching muscles and joints. When enjoying a warm bath, herbals create ambiance and provides uplifting aromatherapy while promoting a deeper relaxation.
TEAS FOR SKINCARE
The second way to get more benefits from fresh tea and herbs is through your skin care routine. Roobios has helped me through numerous allergic reactions. Drinking it chilled or with topical application, this vitamin rich tea has soothed scalp irritations including relaxer burns, acne, and sun damage. If your're sensitive to rose water, roobios works effectively as a toner.
TEAS FOR WELLNESS
Its of no surprise that teas are beneficial to enhancing your overall self care. My Grandmother used to tell me often that everything I needed for health and my skin was found in God's creations. I must say she was right. There are many indigenous plants that provide nourishment, healing and helps detoxify the the body. You don't have to wait until your sick or participating in a detox program to enjoy the ongoing benefits of tisane blends.
Rose: help to hydrate and tighten the skin; bath, steam, toner
Chamomile: soothes irritated skin and sore muscles; bath, steam
Rooibos: vitamin rich red tea soothes and tones the skin; face mask liquid, toner, steam, bath
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Matcha: Finely ground green tea rich in antioxidants, chlorophyll, amino acids and other vitamins and minerals. Recommended for baths, steam, liquid for facial mask
Hibiscus: rich in omega and alpha hydroxy acids and promotes elasicity in the skin; toner, steam
Dandelion root tea helps the body release excess fluids, relieve sore muscles, bloating and promotes healthy digestive and liver function.
Yerba Mate: rich in vitamins and minerals promotes healthy colon and immune health. Yerba Mate is not recommended for individuals with caffeine sensitivity.
Kombucha mushroom tea. Kombucha contains Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY), which detoxifies your skin, hydrates and improves skin elasticity, and promotes digestive health.
Turmeric: help heal acne, stimulate healthy cell production, reduce the appearance of blemishes and brighten the complexion.
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DIY Sunshine Facial Recipe
2 TSP of ground turmeric
1 TSP of ground cinnamon
1 - 2 TSP of Raw Honey
Mix well. Apply to face (don't forget underneath your chin). Let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse well. Follow with light face cream or oil.
Valerian Root is used for anxiety and sleepness nights
Black teas are rich in caffeine and this caffeine blocks DHT (Dihydrotesterone), the hormone that causes the hair follicle to shrink preventing the strengthening and growth of the hair.
Peppermint tea is a great choice for calming the scalp and reducing dandruff. The essential compounds of peppermint encourages health cell development and slows oil production.
Steps to using tea as a Hair Rinse
DIY Facial Herbal Steam
Using tea instead of plain water adds more antioxidants and provides nice aromatic enjoyment. It doesn't take much, just a few spoons of loose leaf tea or a tea bag, hot water and a few boosters such as essential oil or fresh spices if desired. If you have a facial steamer, just strain the tea and pour the recommended amount into the facial steamer and enjoy. If you're new to facial steaming, start with 5 minutes and work your way to 20.
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